Alireza Lotfi

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AIMS Mutations in the GJB2 gene-encoding connexin 26 protein are the main cause for autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing loss worldwide. In this study, we assessed the contributions made by GJB2 and del(GJB6-D13S1830) mutations to the autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness genetic load in Iranian Azeri Turkish patients. RESULTS Probands from 209(More)
BACKGROUND Laryngeal cancer is an important malignancy in head and neck area and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common type accounting for 95% of cases. Increase in matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in different tumors and their correlation with tumor invasiveness has been documented. However, most studies have evaluated MMP-2 and MMP-9 expression(More)
INTRODUCTION Orofacial clefts are among the most common congenital anomalies. Patients presenting with orofacial clefts often require surgery or other complex procedures. A cleft lip or palate can be a single anomaly or a part of multiple congenital anomalies. The reported prevalence of cleft disease and associated anomalies varies widely across the(More)
INTRODUCTION Blind nasotracheal intubation is an intubation method without observation of glottis that is used when the orotracheal intubation is difficult or impossible. One of the methods to minimize trauma to the nasal cavity is to soften the endotracheal tube through warming. Our aim in this study was to evaluate endotracheal intubation using(More)
BACKGROUND Adenotonsillar hypertrophy is the most common etiologic agent for the obstruction of the upper airways in children, which might be associated with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), one of the most common psychiatric disorders of childhood. Despite the concurrence of these two conditions, i.e., obstruction of the airways and ADHD,(More)
BACKGROUND Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common cancer in the oral area. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and especially MMP-2 and MMP-9 are increased in malignancy and lymph node involvement in oral SCCs. We aimed to evaluate the serum levels of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in patients with oral SCC compared to normal subjects and their relation with(More)
OBJECTIVES Adenotonsillar hypertrophy (ATH) contributes to upper airway obstruction and recurrent tonsillitis in children. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of adenotonsillectomy on serum IGF-1 and ghrelin levels in children with ATH failure to thrive. METHODS Forty pre-pubertal children with more than 5 years of age (6.57 ± 1.284 years)(More)
The effects of exposure to a 900 MHz electromagnetic field (EMF) on the serum cortisol and triiodothyronine–thyroxin (T3–T4) levels in adult male Syrian hamsters were evaluated. Seventy two hamsters were used in three independent groups: 24 served as controls (without exposure to stress and EMF), 24 were exposed to a 900 MHz EMF for 10 d, and 24 were(More)
  • Alireza Lotfi, Mansour YUSEFKHANI, +4 authors Kistik Ekinokozisin Yayılışı
  • 2010
* Young Researchers Club, Islamic Azad University, Shabestar branch, 53815-159 Shabestar IRAN ** Department of Veterinary Medicine, Semnan University, 35131-19111 Semnan IRAN *** Department of Veterinary Medicine, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Branch, 51575-5194 Tabriz IRAN **** Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Yüzüncü Yil University,(More)
INTRODUCTION Tonsillectomy is among commonest otorhinolaryngologic surgeries. Many methods have been used to control post surgical pain, but despite it, pain is still one of the problems related to this operation. Recently, due to the non invasiveness of low level lasers, this modality has attracted attention. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the(More)