Masoud Amini

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OBJECTIVE Zinc, an essential trace element and a component of many enzymes, is involved in the synthesis, storage and release of insulin. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of zinc supplementation on insulin resistance and components of the metabolic syndrome in prepubertal obese children. DESIGN This triple-masked, randomized,(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal was to estimate the prevalence of overweight, obesity, underweight, and abdominal obesity among the adult population of Iran. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES A nationwide cross-sectional survey was conducted from December 2004 to February 2005. The selection was conducted by stratified probability cluster sampling through household(More)
INTRODUCTION Vitamin D is essential for the maintenance of good health, and vitamin D deficiency has been reported from many countries, including those with a lot of sunshine. This study was conducted to evaluate the vitamin D status in healthy 6- to 7-year-old children in Isfahan, Iran. MATERIAL AND METHODS Five hundred and thirteen healthy children were(More)
BACKGROUND To estimate the prevalence and risk factors of peripheral neuropathy (PN) in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS A total of 810 patients with type 2 diabetes (289 men and 521 women) from Isfahan Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Centre outpatient clinics, Iran, were examined. Part of examination included an assessment of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Vitamin D deficiency is one of the major health problems and unexpectedly has a high prevalence in sunny countries (e.g. Middle East). In this study we determined the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women and their newborns in Isfahan, a sunny city in Iran. METHODS In a cross-sectional study, 88 newborns born in Beheshty(More)
INTRODUCTION At present, little data exists about the incidence of, and the risk factors associated with, metabolic syndrome (MetS) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The aims of this present study were to assess the incidence and risk factors of MetS in people with T2DM using routinely collected data from a clinical information system at(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important cause of nosocomial infection and may lead to septicemia and death. We evaluated the immunogenicity of semi-purified exotoxin A from the bacterium in a mouse burn model. The toxoid was prepared from exotoxin A taken from toxigenic strains of P. aeruginosa (PA 103). 50 mice were immunized with the toxoid, burned with(More)
a Department of Biostatistics, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran. b Gastroenterohepatology Research Center, Department of Pathology, Namazee Hospital, Shiraz, Iran. c Department of Surgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. d Office of Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences,(More)
Most laboratories use EDTA for anticoagulation of whole blood prior to automated cell counting but due to platelet swelling, mean platelet volume (MPV) values may increase with its use. MPV changes may be less with acid citrate based anticoagulation. As MPV is a marker of platelet function and its precise measurement is important in a number of clinical(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite long standing iodine supplementation in Iran the prevalence of goiter remains high in some areas. This may suggest that causes other than iodine deficiency, such as autoimmune thyroid diseases, should also be considered. We therefore assessed the prevalence of anti-thyroid antibodies in children living in an inland area in Iran and(More)