Farshad Safdari

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BACKGROUND Erythropoietin (EPO), in addition to its function as an erythropoiesis regulator has a regenerative activity on some nonhematopoietic tissues. Animal studies have suggested a role for erythropoietin in bone healing. OBJECTIVES The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of local EPO injection in healing of tibiofibular fractures. (More)
BACKGROUND Acute rejection remains a major problem in renal transplantation and represents one of the most important causes of chronic allograft dysfunction and late graft loss. Daclizumab is a genetically engineered human IgG1 monoclonal antibody that binds specifically to the α chain of the interleukin-2 receptor, and may thus reduce the risk of rejection(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal technique for operative fixation of humeral shaft fractures remains controversial and warrants research. OBJECTIVES The purpose of the current study was to compare the functional and clinical outcomes of conventional open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) with minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) in patients with(More)
Background: Femoral neck fractures (FNF) are a challenging orthopedic problem, and their appropriate treatment remains controversial. Nowadays , bipolar hemiarthroplasty (BHA) is increasingly used to treat FNF. Objectives: In the current retrospective study, we investigated the outcomes of treating FNF with BHA. Methods: There were 55 patients with FNF(More)
BACKGROUND Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) may lead to physical and mental problems. It also can adversely affect patient satisfaction and the quality of life. In this study, we assessed the outcomes and satisfaction rate after surgical treatment of AIS using scoliosis research society-30 questionnaire (SRS-30). METHODS We enrolled 135 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Appropriate treatment of osteonecrosis of femoral head (ONFH) remains challenging. OBJECTIVES Here, we report the results of treating these patients with auto-corticocancellous bone graft from iliac crest to overcome the need for early total hip arthroplasty (THA). PATIENTS AND METHODS There were 132 hips (96 patients) with ONFH. Association(More)
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