Hossein Ayatollahi

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This study was conducted to assess the effect of oral calcitriol on glucose metabolism in patients on hemodialysis (HD). A total of 27 patients on HD at the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran, none of whom had received calcitriol or had history of diabetes, were selected. The patients were randomly divided into two groups; Group I: patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Sulfur mustard (SM) is a chemical warfare agent that can cause serious pulmonary complications. This study was designed to determine serum highly sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and evaluate its correlation with lung function parameters in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) due to SM poisoning. METHODS Fifty(More)
BACKGROUND Identification of blood group antigen frequencies in a population has various benefits in transfusion medicine. Most data in the literature include frequencies of these antigens in European and American countries. In this study for the first time we have reported frequencies of these antigens in the northeast of Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
Background and Objectives: Primary amenorrhea is not a disease but a symptom that may result from several quite different causes. Common hormonal cause of primary amenorrhea includes constitutional delay, hypothalamic –pituitary dysfunction, chronic systemic disease and absent ovarian function. The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence of the(More)
OBJECTIVE The exact nature of the "dural tail sign" (thickening of the dura adjacent to the tumour in contrast enhanced T1-MRI imaging) is still not clearly established. In this study we tried to verify the histological appearance of the "dural tail sign" and probable correlation between different MRI findings and dural tail histology. MATERIAL AND(More)
Background: Preeclampsia is a disorder unique to pregnancy and has long been recognized as an important contributor of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. It is suggested that cytokines such as Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF-α) have an important role in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia and may cause generalized endothelial dysfunction. Objective:(More)
Histopathological evaluation and grading of meningioma give important prognostic information. We evaluated retrospectively monotonous sheeting, necrosis, hypercellularity, nuclear pleomorphism, small cell changes, brain invasion, mitosis, mast cells, psammoma bodies, MIB-1 labeling index (MIB-1 LI) and histological grade of 230 primary meningioma tumors(More)
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is defined as leukemic blast reproduction in bone marrow. Chromosomal abnormalities form different subgroups with joint clinical specifications and results. t(8;21)(q22;q22) and inv(16)(p13;q22) form core binding factor-AML (CBF-AML). c-kit mutation activation occurs in 12.8-46.1% of adults with CBF(More)
We evaluated the concordance rate and diagnostic accuracy of digital cytology slides reviewed by experienced pathologists at the University of Miami and the Ohio State University in comparison with review of conventional glass slides by the pathologist at the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. In addition, we evaluated interobserver reproducibility in(More)