Bita Geramizadeh

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Primary renal carcinoid is a rare tumor, until now less than 50 cases of this tumor has been reported, so very little is known about its presentation clinicopathologic patterns and prognosis. We report a patient with primary carcinoid tumor of kidney in a middle-aged woman treated by nephrectomy and review the literature concerning this kind of neoplasm.
AIM To evaluate different methods in differentiating idiopathic neonatal hepatitis from biliary atresia. METHODS Sixty-five infants with cholestatic jaundice and final diagnosis of idiopathic neonatal hepatitis and biliary atresia were studied prospectively from September 2003 to March 2006. A thorough history and physical examination were undertaken and(More)
AIM To improve the isolation and expansion of human marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) based on rat samples. METHODS Based on the fact that rat MSCs are relatively easy to obtain from a small aspirate, bone marrow-derived MSCs from rat were cultured and characterized to set up the different protocols used in this study. Then, accordingly, almost(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatic granuloma is reported in 2 - 15% of liver biopsy specimens. It is relatively easy for the pathologist to diagnose, but sometimes arriving at a specific etiology is quite difficult. Until now, there are few published studies about the etiology of hepatic granuloma in Iran. In this study, we attempt to determine the causes of hepatic(More)
OBJECTIVES Graft-versus-host disease is the main complication after hematopoietic stem cell transplant, occurring even after donor and recipient human leukocyte antigen matching, apparently because of donor/recipient minor histocompatibility antigen mismatches and cytokine polymorphisms. Interleukin-10 suppresses several activities of the immune response by(More)
OBJECTIVES Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a common premalignant lesion for which surveillance is recommended. This strategy is limited by considerable variations in clinical practice. We conducted an international, multidisciplinary, systematic search and evidence-based review of BE and provided consensus recommendations for clinical use in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Finding more efficient agents with fewer side effects for treatment of burns has always been a concern for researchers. Silver sulfadiazine (SSD), apparently due to its antimicrobial effect, is still one of the most common prescribed agents. Previous studies suggested that Arnebia euchroma (AE) has shown antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory(More)
Polyoma virus nephropathy occurs in 3% to 4% of renal transplant recipients, causing graft loss in 50% of cases. In this study we sought to identify the incidence of polyoma virus infection among our transplanted patients on the basis of age, sex, creatinine level, and postoperative period. During this study the 1086 urine samples collected from 362(More)
Reduction mammoplasty is a frequently performed procedure for the treatment of macromastia and for the achievement of symmetry in breast cancer patients following lumpectomy. Slides from 516 consecutive bilateral reduction mammoplasties performed for macromastia over 15 years were reviewed. Among these, 92 (18%) low-risk ductal intraepithelial(More)
BACKGROUND Population based studies on prevalence and risk factors of NAFLD in Iranian population are few. The prevalence of NAFLD and non alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in Iranians varies from 2.9% to 7.1% in general population and 55.8% in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence and determinants of non alcoholic(More)