Masoud Ahmadzad-Asl

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BACKGROUND Upper gastrointestinal (UGI) symptoms are common in uremic patients, and higher serum levels of urea have been suggested to be related to Helicobacter pylori (HP) colonization and UGI mucosal inflammation. AIM The aim of this study was to compare HP infection and UGI endoscopic findings between uremic patients, renal transplant (RT) recipients,(More)
Hemodialysis (HD) patients are recognized as one of the high-risk groups for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The prevalence of HCV infection varies widely between 5.5% and 24% among different Iranian populations. Preventive programs for reducing HCV infection prevalence in these patients require accurate information. In the present study, we estimated(More)
INTRODUCTION Hyperlipidemia is a multifactorial event that frequently develops following renal transplantation and may worsen the patient's prognosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and concomitant factors for hyperlipidemia. METHODS We studied 687 renal transplant recipients from 1988 to 2004 using a cross-sectional design to(More)
BACKGROUND Considering the organ shortage crisis for renal transplantation worldwide, assessing the risk factors to establish better allocation strategies to improve graft survival seems to be crucial. OBJECTIVES We aimed to evaluate the risk factors influencing graft and patient survival after renal transplantation to construct a model of prognostic(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite the benefits of immunosuppressive medications to improve graft function, they have several adverse effects, such as development of neoplasms in renal transplant recipients. Posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLDs) are not uncommon complications, so we conducted a study to evaluate the characteristics of affected(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study aimed to review the relapse rate in patients with schizophrenia treated with orally taken atypical agents (serotonin dopamine antagonists, SDAs) and depot preparation of conventional (typical) antipsychotics. METHODS In this historical cohort study, mean relapse per month (MRM) index, duration between initiation of(More)
The present article describes the process of developing a national suicide registry in Iran and evaluates the obstacles in this respect. We established a systematic and uniform portal data collection system in the country and evaluated it from March 2009 for a year. The quality of database and data registration challenges were assessed from different(More)
Bipolar I disorder (BID) and its treatments have shown to be associated with deep impacts on patients' subjective feelings and quality of life (QOL). There are also some comments about impact of these feelings on course and outcome of patients with BID. This study was aimed to evaluate quality of life in patients with BID and to assess its relationship with(More)
BACKGROUND Patients' characteristics influence the disorders outcome, so it is valuable to compare mood disorders and inpatients' attributes in different large samples. OBJECTIVES This study was designed to assess demographic and diagnostic characteristics of 3000 Iranian inpatient with bipolar disorders. PATIENTS AND METHODS We collected the(More)