Farhad Jalali

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BACKGROUND Vitamin D is hypothesized to have some roles in innate and adaptive immunity, inflammation reduction, and remodeling; therefore, it is supposed to affect the asthma phenotype, severity, and response to inhaled corticosteroid (ICS). OBJECTIVE To explore the synergistic effects of vitamin D supplementation in addition to asthma controllers (ICS(More)
BACKGROUND This study was performed to investigate the serum level of interleukin (IL)-13, IL-4, and interferon (IFN)-γ in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and subsequent inflammation pattern and comorbidities including asthma and aspirin intolerance. METHODS A case-control study was conducted on 60 adult patients with CRSwNP with mean(More)
INTRODUCTION To evaluate the role of allergic-type and infectious-type cytokines in children with chronic otitis media with effusion (OME). MATERIALS AND METHODS We investigated serum levels of interleukins (IL)-4, IL-5, and IL-13, along with interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in(More)
OBJECTIVE(S) According to the occupationally risk of infection in staff workers who have direct contact with mycobacterium species, we investigated their immunological parameters and compared with healthy purified protein derivative (PPD) negative volunteers. Materials and Methods : We investigated 20 PPD positive volunteers working at Tuberculin Unit of(More)
BACKGROUND Common variable immune deficiency (CVID) is a heterogeneous syndrome with a wide variety of signs and symptoms. This study describes the phenotyping and survival of the CVID patients in the allergy and clinical immunology department of Rasol-E-Akram Hospital of Iran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran. METHOD We retrospectively reviewed(More)
BACKGROUND CD4+ CD25+ T-regulatory (Treg) cells play critical roles in maintaining peripheral tolerance and preventing autoimmunity. As characteristics of Treg cells have not been precisely investigated in chronic urticaria (CU) yet, this study was performed. OBJECTIVE To determine the frequencies of circulating CD4+ CD25+ FOXP3+ T cells and serum levels(More)
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