Masoud Shamaei

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Patterns of drug resistance in recurrent cases of tuberculosis may be different than in those without a history of treatment. In this retrospective study, the drug resistance pattern and outcome of treatment with DOTS category I (CAT I) regimen was compared in 63 recurrent cases and 872 new cases of pulmonary tuberculosis from April 2003 to January 2008 at(More)
Non-tuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM), as certain species of mycobacteria, can affect human in several ways. In the preceding years, the rate of NTM detection has risen in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. On the other hand, several reports have debated the possibility of co-infection of both Mycobcateriu tuberculosis (MTB) and NTM in(More)
Chemokines are biologically active peptides involved in the pathogenesis of various pathologies including brain malignancies. They are amongst primitive regulators of the development of immune responses against malignant glial tumors. The present study aimed to examine the expression of CC chemokines in anaplastic astrocytoma and glioblastoma multiform(More)
Nocardiosis has been reported increasingly in recent two decades, probably due to improvement in isolation of the organism and increased burden of immune compromised patients. Nocardia occasionally has been reported in healthy people. A case series of definitive Nocardiosis (2002 to 2010), clinical characteristics, underlying diseases, immune status and(More)
Purpose. The histological diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) remains a diagnostic challenge despite different methods. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) not only could confirm granulomatous tissue involvement but also can demonstrate MTB antigen immunolocalization. This study tries to clarify the details of immunohistochemical staining for MTB with(More)
BACKGROUND Serological assays for diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) are very attractive because they are inexpensive, non invasive and simple. Present study was conducted to evaluate the tuberculosis rapid test device in Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS The tuberculosis rapid test device based on detection of IgM, IgA and IgG antibodies against 6, 16 and 38-kDa(More)
INTRODUCTION The purity of genomic DNA (gDNA) extracted from different clinical specimens optimizes sensitivity of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays. This study attempted to compare two different DNA extraction techniques namely salting-out and classic phenol-chloroform. MATERIALS AND METHODS Qualification of two different DNA extraction techniques(More)
BACKGROUND Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory disease of unknown origin with characterization of small granulomas. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) is a pathophysiologic marker of sarcoidosis. We present the ACE insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism in correlation with serum ACE level in Iranian patients with sarcoidosis. METHODS From Jan 2014(More)
BACKGROUND Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay has widely used for the detection of tuberculosis (TB). This study tried to compare in-house PCR with some well-known commercial PCR kits for detection of TB agent. METHODS Clinical samples obtained from 620 TB suspected patients were analyzed for the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) by(More)
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