Maral Mokhtari

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FH is a genetic disorder characterized by an increase in serum LDL and total cholesterol values. The afflicted patients are at increased risk of premature atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction. Different treatment modalities are present, including pharmacological agents and surgical procedures. The most effective method of therapy in refractive cases is(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the frequency of gluten sensitivity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and healthy controls. PATIENTS AND METHODS The patients were 161 clinically definite MS patients who referred to neurology outpatient clinic of Nemazee Hospital, Shiraz, south of Iran from March 2004 to October 2005. IgG and IgA antigliadin antibodies were(More)
BACKGROUND Pediatric patients with neutropenia are vulnerable to invasive Candida infections. Candida is the primary cause of fungal infections, particularly in immunosuppressed patients. Candida albicans has been the most common etiologic agent of these infections, affecting 48% of patients. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to identify Candida spp.(More)
BACKGROUND Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) of the elderly is an entity introduced in the latest WHO classification of lymphoid tumors and defined in patients older than 50 years without prior lymphoma or immunodeficiency. However, recently it has also been seen in patients under 50. There is thus debate as to whether(More)
Bladder cancer is a molecular disease driven by the accumulation of genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors. The aim of this study was to detect the deletions/duplication mutations in TP53 gene exons using multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) method in the patients with transitional cell carcinoma (TCC). The achieved formalin-fixed(More)
Angiosarcomas are endothelial cell neoplasms in the lining of the blood vessel wall and account for about 0.04% of all breast malignancies with a high rate of error in primary diagnosis. The breast angiosarcoma is a rare and uncommon pathology and has been described mostly as case reports. Indeed, only a limited number of cases have been published.(More)
Background. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy has been widely used to treat renal stones. The procedure is relatively safe with minor complications. Case. The patient is a 32-year-old man who presented with left sided pleural effusion after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Results. The pleural effusion study revealed an exudative fluid rich in(More)
INTRODUCTION The occurrence of colorectal cancer during pregnancy is rare and is associated with diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Herein, we report such a case of rectal cancer in pregnancy and review the literature. CASE REPORT A 31-year-old multiparous, pregnant woman, in the 20th week of gestation, presented with rectal bleeding progressing to(More)
One of the major concerns in rectal cancer surgery and complicated anastomosis is anastomosis breakdown and leakage. For decades, radiation (as neoadjuvant or adjuv ant therapy) was known as a risk factor for anastomosis leakage. Diverting loop ileostomy has been usually employed to divert the fecal flow and protect complicated anastomosis. However, there(More)