Hasan Ahmadnia

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INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate the process of spermatogenesis in rats exposed to the cigarette smoke. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty adult male rats were divided into 2 groups of cases and controls. An apparatus made especially for this study was used to produce smoke from a commonly used cigarette and expose the rats to the smoke. The(More)
PURPOSE The present study reviews ureteroscopy intervention for the treatment of ureteral stones in pediatric patients in the last 6 years at three institutions in Iran. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-six ureteroscopies were performed in 66 prepubertal patients (mean age 9 years; range 2-15 years) with a male/female ratio of 31/35. Ultrasonography, plain(More)
INTRODUCTION To evaluate the intracutaneous injection of sterile water in the treatment of renal colic. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred patients with renal colic were randomly divided into two groups of 50 patients and underwent the treatment. In the first (study) group 0.5 ml of sterile water and in the control group, 0.5 ml of normal saline was(More)
A 28-year male, married patient was referred to this center with irritative urinary symptoms (frequency, nocturia, and dysuria) initiated a week before. In his history, he mentioned the existence of an ampule in his body and masturbation for seven years. Psychological disorder or drug abuse was not reported. Physical examination was normal except for a mild(More)
Chronic infection known to be a predisposing factor for the development of atherosclerosis. Several studies have found a possible role of Helicobacter pylori in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of H. pylori in atherosclerotic plaques in iliac arteries in 25 end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients(More)
BACKGROUND Increased rates of addiction and its broad societal complications are well known. One of the most important systems that may malfunction in drug abusers is the reproductive system, and evaluating patients for this potential risk may lead to increased awareness. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty 60-day-old male rats were divided into control and(More)
PURPOSE To report the first experience in laparoscopic adrenalectomy and to study its efficacy and safety in the treatment of different adrenal diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS From March 1997 to July 2001, 11 patients underwent laparoscopic adrenalectomy through transperitoneal approach, five of whom were males and 6 were females. Their mean age was 35.5(More)
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