Hassan Argani

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Patients on maintenance hemodialysis (HD) face an increased risk of atherosclerosis, a crucial problem and the leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of zinc supplementation on paraoxonase (PON) enzyme activity in patients on HD. METHODS This double-blind randomized(More)
OBJECTIVE Soluble receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappa B ligand (sRANKL) to osteoprotegerin ratio is designated as a bone metabolism equation in many rheumatologic disorders and would be modified with fish oil (FO) supplementation. DESIGN AND METHODS Eighty-three females with rheumatoid arthritis were divided randomly to 40 and 43 patients treated(More)
OBJECTIVES Alloreactive T cells recognize antigens via direct and indirect pathways. The competency of costimulatory molecules on antigen-presenting cells (APC) is important. An active form of vitamin D (1,25(OH)(2)D(3), calcitriol) inhibits APC cell maturation and expression of costimulatory molecules. Herein we studied the immunosuppressive effects of(More)
Abstract Hyperlipidemia and increased degree of oxidative stress are among the important risk factors for Atherosclerosis in renal transplant recipients (RTR). The Medical treatment of hyperlipidemia in RTR because of drugs side effects has been problematic, therefore alternative methods such as using of Garlic as an effective material in cholesterol(More)
AIMS We aimed to assess humoral immune response to the influenza vaccine in adult kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) subjected to two immunosuppressive regimens containing either mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) or azathioprine (Aza). METHODS 40 eligible KTRs (24 treated with Aza [KTRs-Aza] and 16 treated with MMF [KTRs-MMF]) and 40 matched healthy controls(More)
OBJECTIVES Vascular complications are common after renal transplantation. In this study we correlated Doppler sonographic indices and transplant kidney function. METHODS We reviewed data on 244 renal transplant patients. Doppler ultrasonographic evaluation was performed during the first 2 weeks after renal transplantation. We determined resistive index(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate of Fetuin-A and Pentraxin3 (PTX3) as the main factors for vascular calcification and inflammation in hemodialysis (HD) and renal transplant (RT) patients. METHOD Serum was obtained from 45 stable chronic HD patients and 44 stable RT recipients. Biochemical factors, intact Parathormone, high-sensitive(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of onion juice on sodium-selenite induced cataract formation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-two 10-day-old Wistar-albino rat pups were divided into four equal groups. Group 1 received only subcutaneous saline injection. In Group 2, sodium-selenite (30 nmol / g body weight) was injected subcutaneously. In Group 3,(More)
Hyperlipidemia can lead to atherosclerosis by lipoprotein deposition inside the vessel wall and oxidative stress induction that leads to the formation of atherosclerotic plaque. Oxidized low-density lipoprotein particles (Ox-LDL) have a key role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The lipid-lowering properties and antioxidants of the grape seed can be(More)
OBJECTIVES In this study, the effect of enalapril (E) and/or losartan (L) on lipid peroxidation (LPO) is studied in renal transplant recipients (RTRs) with regard to polymorphisms of renin-angiotensin system (RAS). DESIGN AND METHODS After determination of genotypes of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE I/D), angiotensinogen (AGT M235T) and(More)