Alireza Mehdizadeh

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PURPOSE This article reports a prospective, randomized comparison of transperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy (TLA) versus retroperitoneal laparoscopic adrenalectomy (RLA) for adrenal lesions with medium-term follow-up. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Between September 2008 and November 2011, 24 patients with surgical adrenal diseases were prospectively randomized(More)
Avicenna (Ibn-e-Sı̄nā), a Persian physician, was arguably one of the most outstanding medical scientists and practitioners ever, and had a deep influence on medical science in the golden ages of Islamic medicine (9–12th century AD) and in Europe as well. He contributed to various aspects of medicine including neurology, a discipline that was very well known(More)
BACKGROUND Two-dimensional projection radiographs have been traditionally considered the modality of choice for cephalometric analysis. To overcome the shortcomings of two-dimensional images, three-dimensional computed tomography (CT) has been used to evaluate craniofacial structures. However, manual landmark detection depends on medical expertise, and the(More)
Am J Psychiatry 169 :3 , M arch 2012 ajp.psychiatryonline.o rg 2 5 5 divided into three groups: surgeons (kareto baešaza in the Avestan language), physicians who worked with herbal medicines (urvaro baešaza), and physicians who treated with holy words (mansrspand baešaza), which were preferred to other treatments. These physicians, such as the one shown(More)
Early detection of microaneurysms (MAs), the first sign of Diabetic Retinopathy (DR), is an essential first step in automated detection of DR to prevent vision loss and blindness. This study presents a novel and different algorithm for automatic detection of MAs in fluorescein angiography (FA) fundus images, based on Radon transform (RT) and(More)
Abubakr Muhammad ibn Zakariyya al-Razi (865–925) is known to the western world as Rhazes. He is surely one of the most prominent medical scientists of the Islamic golden age [1]. He was born in Ray, a city south of Tehran [9]. Music and art were reportedly his earliest interests; he wrote an encyclopedia of music before the age of 30 [4]. Later, he was(More)
Mucormycosis is a rare opportunistic devastating fungal infection, which usually occurs in immunocompromised patients. Mucormycosis has multiple presentations that the predilection for one of these presentations varies with the either underlying or predisposing condition. We present a case of pulmonary and rhinocerberal mucormycosis in 56-year-old man with(More)
A common cause of blindness worldwide is glaucoma. It is characterized by visual field loss which is caused by optic nerve damage leading to glaucomatous optic neuropathy (GON). Modelling of GON development may be helpful for designing strategies to decelerate the rate of GON progression and prevent GON development at early stages. Attempts to complete the(More)
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. It has many risk factors such as age, race, sex, intraocular pressure, optic nerve changes, corneal thickness, refractive error, systemic diseases, family history and trauma. Central corneal thickness plays an important role in risk stratification among patients in whom glaucoma was of concern.(More)
Tremor has been described in traditional systems of medicine throughout history. Persian medicine was one of those systems in medieval times and in it neurology and neurosurgery were also widely practiced and accepted. Based on the main Persian medical manuscripts, the current study focuses on the medieval concept of tremor as an important neurological(More)