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INTRODUCTION Poor weight gain is one of the most important mortality hazards in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The mechanisms that may hinder body weight regulation are not completely understood. Leptin and its role in fat mass could be related to control of weight gain in CF patients. As the previous data are conflicting, we aimed to investigate serum(More)
Nephrotoxicity is one of the most important complications of cisplatin, a potent chemotherapeutic agent used in the treatment of various malignancies. 5-HT3 antagonists are widely used to counteract chemotherapy-induced emesis and new studies reveal that they poses notable anti-inflammatory properties. In current study, we investigated the effects of 5-HT3(More)
BACKGROUND Recent results have indicated that high prerenal and postrenal transplant soluble CD30 levels may be associated with an increased acute rejection and graft loss. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using serum sCD30 as a marker for predicting acute graft rejection. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective study,we analyzed(More)
Vincristine (VCR) peripheral neuropathy is a dose-limiting side effect. Several studies have shown that tropisetron, a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist, exerts anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties. Current study was designed to investigate a suppressive effect of tropisetron on VCR-induced neuropathy and whether this effect exerts through the 5-HT3(More)
  • Shayandokht Taleb, Peiman Moghaddas, +5 authors Ahmad Reza Dehpour
  • The Journal of surgical research
  • 2014
BACKGROUND Metformin has shown cardioprotective effects in experimental models of ischemia reperfusion, which is partially mediated through nitric oxide (NO) synthesis. We investigated the effects of metformin pretreatment in a rat model of random-pattern skin flap, and the probable role of NO system. MATERIALS AND METHODS In the first experiment, the(More)
Cardiotoxicity is a life-threatening side effect of doxorubicin (DOX). Although the responsible mechanisms are largely unknown, it is demonstrated that DOX induces an elevation in the level of creatine kinase isoenzyme, lactic dehydrogenase, creatine phosphokinase, and troponin T in serum and reduces body/heart weight. In addition, cardiotoxicity is further(More)
Smooth muscle tumors rather benign or malignant can arise wherever the muscular tissue presents but cutaneous leiomyoma is one of the rare benign tumors of the which even the diagnostic criteria from the malignant type of the tumor is still in doubt. This study was aimed to compare the subtypes of cutaneous leiomyoma from different histologic aspects in(More)
PURPOSE Although obesity has been associated with improved survival on dialysis, its effects on renal transplantation outcomes remain unclear. Herein we aimed to evaluate the effect of obesity on posttransplantation complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of consecutive renal transplant recpients from un related living donors was(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disease and associated with other diseases such as cardiovascular, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus. AIM Our aim was to explore the prevalence of diabetes mellitus and hypertension in psoriatic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between April 2008 and May 2010, a total of 304 psoriatic and 300 nonpsoriatic(More)
Synovial sarcoma is a type of malignancy which usually occurs near the joints of the arm, neck, or leg. It is a sarcoma of soft tissue and accounts for 5-10% of all adult soft tissue sarcomas in the world. We present a case with primary superficial cutaneous synovial sarcoma without involvement of the underlying knee joint. It is a very rare condition, and(More)