Farideh Siavoshi

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H. pylori infection of the stomach is widespread among human populations including Iranians and is considered to play a major role in the pathogenesis of gastric diseases such as peptic ulcer, adenocarcinoma, and MALT lymphoma. The association between H. pylorivirulence markers and disease has been studied in other populations around the world. The aim of(More)
BACKGROUND Antimicrobials have been useful in the treatment of H. pylori-related dyspeptic diseases. However, emergence of resistant strains often decreases the eradication rates of H. pylori infections. Large-scale use of antimicrobials will lead to the diminishment of susceptible strains while allowing resistant survivors to outgrow and spread resistance(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) persists as a public health problem in Iran. Characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates circulating in this area will contribute to understand and control the spread of the strains. The aims of this study were to understand the genetic diversity and drug susceptibility of M. tuberculosis isolates circulating in Iran and to(More)
The frequency of Helicobacter pylori vacA alleles, cagA, and jhp0947 and their association with types and advanced forms of gastritis in 143 first-degree relatives of gastric cancer (GC) patients was assessed. The subjects included 64/143 with antral-predominant gastritis, 68/143 with pangastritis, and 11/143 with corpus-predominant gastritis, with or(More)
BACKGROUND Alkyl hydroperoxide reductase (AhpC) of Helicobacter pylori is considered as a diagnostic antigen. Therefore, this antigen can be used to detect H. pylori infection by stool immunoassays such as ELISA. The aim of this study was to simplify the AhpC protein purification procedures. METHODS For whole cell protein extraction, the bacterial cells(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori vacA genotypes play an important role in the pathogenesis of severe gastrointestinal disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS We identified a novel polymorphic site in the 3'-end region of H. pylori vacA gene, denoted by c1/-c2 (c1: with deletion of 15 bp), and examined associations of this and the previous four sites as well as cagA(More)
BACKGROUND Oral cavity has been proposed as an important reservoir of H.pylori, being implicated in bacterial transmission through oral-oral route. However, some investigators believe that the newborn acquires H.pylori from mother through vaginal delivery. In this study, oral and vaginal yeasts were examined for the intracellular occurrence of H.pylori and(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori isolates from 84 adults and 51 children were assessed during the period of 2001 through 2004 to find out whether their susceptibilities to metronidazole, clarithromycin, amoxicillin, tetracycline, and furazolidone differ between the two groups or have changed compared with the results from our previous study done between 1997(More)
BACKGROUND Management of Helicobacter pylori, a causative agent of gastrointestinal diseases is an important health problem in most countries. The main reasons include poorly defined epidemiological status and unrecognized mode of bacterial transmission. Our objective was to investigate the prevalence of H. pylori infection in a representative population of(More)
BACKGROUND Non-antifungal drugs appear promising in treatment of opportunistic infections of Candida spp. that are often resistant to current antifungals. METHODS The broth macrodilution method (NCCLS M27-P document) was used to compare the antifungal activity of trifluoperazine, propranolol, and lansoprazole with that of ketoconazole and amphotericin B,(More)