Atefeh Abedini

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INTRODUCTION Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by airflow limitation that is not completely reversible by administration of inhaled bronchodilators. Many studies propose that telomere length shortening might have occurred in COPD patients. We aimed to determine the telomere length in COPD patients and compare the results of(More)
Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease of unknown etiology characterized histologically by the observation of non-caseating granulomas and several immunological abnormalities. Sarcoidosis is a multi-organ disorder which involves formation of granulomas in many tissues including the lungs (pulmonary) and others such as skin, bone, heart (extra pulmonary).(More)
Yellow nail syndrome (YNS) is an uncommon condition characterized by a triad of yellow nail coloration, lymphedema and respiratory tract involvement. This syndrome typically affects middle-aged persons. Although several etiologies have been described, to date; the exact etiology remains unclear. Different treatment plans have been suggested, but all data(More)
BACKGROUND Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs. Before widespread use of computed tomography (CT), the severity of sarcoidosis was assessed based on chest X-ray abnormalities. HRCT can distinguish between active inflammatory changes and irreversible fibrosis. In this study, we analyzed different ACE levels in 148 patients(More)
Echinococcosis or hydatid disease is a helminthic infection caused by larvae of tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. While the cysts can involve all organs, liver is the most common site of infection and the lungs are the second most commonly involved organ in young adults. In addition to endemic areas its incidence is growing all around the world due to the(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and characterization of Listeria species and Listeria monocytogenes isolated from raw fish and open-air fish market environments. Eight hundred and sixty two samples including raw fish and fish market environments (samples from workers’ hands, workers’ knives, containers and work surface) were(More)
The WNT family has been implicated in follicular development in rodents, however, the role of WNTs in the follicle of monovulatory species is poorly understood. The objective of this study was to determine the potential roles of WNTs in bovine granulosa cell function. Cells cultured in serum-free medium expressed mRNA encoding WNT2B, WNT5B and WNT5A. Levels(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. Tuberculosis, MTB) and despite ongoing global efforts for its eradication there were still an estimated 8.7 million new cases and 1.4 million deaths worldwide in 2011 (1). Co-infection with HIV caused 13% new actively infected people resulting in a high mortality rate (48.6 %)(More)
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