Ashraf Karbasi

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AIM Human papillomaviruses (HPV) have frequently been detected in colorectal cancer tumor samples, and may play a role in the pathogenesis of colorectal cancer. This study was designed to investigate the presence of DNA and RNA for the high-risk HPV genotypes 16 and 18 in samples of colorectal cancer tumors and adjacent normal tissues. We also investigated(More)
| August 2013 | 732 surveyed symptoms of the patients one by one based on self-rated scales; however, in most previous studies, patients were evaluated by quality of life questionnaires, which are nor specific to IBS, and does not show the distinct impact of Aloe vera on patients complaints. To our knowledge, it is the first study using self‐rated(More)
INTRODUCTION Several factors have been suggested to account for differences in the virulence of Helicobacter pylori infections in various populations. Evidence suggests the existence of different strains of H. pylori with different degrees of virulence. The present study aimed to investigate the gastric histopathology in Iranian patients infected with H.(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection varies in different societies and geographical locations. This is attributed to socioeconomic status, life style, family density and other factors. There is also a possibility of an association between eating habits and the prevalence of H. pylori infection. AIM In this study, we examine the(More)
Using lengthening over an intramedullary nail as a technique for cosmetic purposes improves the individuals’ quality of life and provides more satisfactory results due to less external fixator period. This study reports a case series of 143 individuals who underwent bilateral tibial lengthening over an intramedullary nail for cosmetic purposes together with(More)
Helicobacter pylori (HP) is a common infection worldwide and has been associated with severe morbidity. The level of vitamin B 12 in HP-infected chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients is reported to be lower than in the general population. The present study has been designed to evaluate the vitamin B 12 level in HP-infected CKD patients. We assessed the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a multifactorial disease associated with dysregulated immunity. Recently, cytotoxic T lymphocyte associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) gene polymorphisms have been reported in association with several autoimmune diseases in several populations. In the present study, the possible implication of the CTLA-4 gene as a risk(More)
BACKGROUND The association of Helicobacterpylori with peptic ulcer disease, atrophic gastritis, gastric adenocarcinoma, MALT (mucosa associated lymphoid tissue) lymphoma is well recognized. AIM This study was conducted to see whether there was any relation between H. pylori eradication and reflux esophagitis in Iran. METHODS Eligible dyspeptic patients(More)