Davood Mehrabani

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One hundred and five stray male and female dogs in different age groups were autopsied and their small intestines examined for Echinococcus granulosus. Thirty eight dogs (36.19%) harbored two-to-several thousand E. granulosus in their intestinal content. The prevalence rate was higher in males (44.83%) than in females (25.53%). Livers and lungs of 3245(More)
While there has been much research regarding risk factors and prognostic factors for breast cancer in general, research specific to Iran is sparse. Further, the association between breast cancer survival and socio-demographic and pathologic factors has been widely studied but the majority of these studies are from developed countries. Southern Iran has a(More)
Linguatula serrata is one of the parasitic zoonoses causing visceral and nasopharyngeal linguatulosis in human beings. Recently, L. serrata found a more public health importance, and new cases of human infection is reported from different parts of Iran including the Fars Province. Infected vegetables, fruits, and water resources with eggs of the mature(More)
BACKGROUND The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are common in the general population. The aim of this population-based study was to determine the prevalence of IBS and describe the associated factors including demographic, life style and health-seeking behaviors in Shiraz city, southern Iran. METHODS From April to September 2004, 1978 subjects(More)
Background: Cancer is a significant health problem in the developing countries, and one that is likely to increase in future. Due to unavailability of data concerning cancer during the last 15 years in our area and young age structure of our country, this active hospital-based study was undertaken to determine the occurrence of cancer in Fars Province,(More)
BACKGROUND Acne vulgaris is one of the most common skin disorders in youth especially during the puberty. OBJECTIVE This in vitro study was performed to determine the antibiotic resistance and sensitivity in acne vulgaris. MATERIALS AND METHODS Samples were collected from normal skin and nodulocystic and pustular skin lesions of one hundred youngsters(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important cause of nosocomial infection and may lead to septicemia and death. We evaluated the immunogenicity of semi-purified exotoxin A from the bacterium in a mouse burn model. The toxoid was prepared from exotoxin A taken from toxigenic strains of P. aeruginosa (PA 103). 50 mice were immunized with the toxoid, burned with(More)
In recent years, rural cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) has become one of the most challenging public-health problems in several countries. Rodents play an important role as the ‘reservoir’ hosts of the parasite (Leishmania major) that causes the vast majority of the CL found in rural Iran. The present study deals with the role of rodents in the epidemiology of(More)
Zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis is an important health problem in Iran and a great economic burden on the health resources. In southern Iran (Fars Province), Meriones libycus was reported as the main reservoir of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in Arsanjan and Marvdasht cities, and Tatera indica and Gerbillus spp. were the reservoirs reported in Larestan(More)
To evaluate the protoscolicidal effects of various concentrations of hypertonic glucose, live protoscolices of sheep were exposed to 10%, 15%, 25% and 50% glucose solutions. Cetrimide (0.5%), silver nitrate (0.5%) and hypertonic saline (20%) were used as positive controls, while physiological saline was used as a negative control. After 1, 2 and 5 min, the(More)