Mehdi Farshchian

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The incidence of keratinocyte-derived nonmelanoma skin cancers is increasing worldwide because of cumulative recreational exposure to sunlight. At present, no specific molecular markers are available for assessing the progression of premalignant actinic keratoses to invasive cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). We examined the role of the Serpin family(More)
The incidence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is rising worldwide. We have examined the role of complement components in the progression of cSCC. Analysis of cSCC cell lines (n=8) and normal human epidermal keratinocytes (n=11) with whole transcriptome profiling (SOLiD), quantitative real-time reverse transcriptase-PCR, and western blotting(More)
Keratinocyte-derived skin cancer, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), is the most common metastatic skin cancer. We have examined the role of Eph/ephrin signaling in the progression of cSCC. Analysis of the expression of EPH and EFN families in cSCC cells and normal epidermal keratinocytes revealed overexpression of EPHB2 mRNA in cSCC cells and cSCC(More)
BACKGROUND 5-Fluorouracil is an antimetabolite that has been known to be effective for the treatment of common warts. OBJECTIVE The objective was to evaluate the efficacy of a combination of 5-fluorouracil, lidocaine, and epinephrine (5-FU+LE) for the treatment of common warts. MATERIALS AND METHODS Of the 40 patients initially enrolled, 34 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Acne is a common inflammatory skin disorder. Oral antibiotics play a significant clinical role in treating acne. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of doxycycline at antimicrobial and subantimicrobial doses for the treatment of acne. METHODS A prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled trial was performed.(More)
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common disorder with a broad spectrum of cutaneous manifestations. Our purpose was to evaluate the prevalence and main clinical presentation of skin disorders in patients with DM. For a period of 6 months, all of the patients with DM attending the outpatient dermatology and diabetes clinics of the Hamedan University of Medical(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease are relatively common, although they vary widely. AIMS The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of cutaneous manifestations in inflammatory bowel disease according to their location, age, gender, activity, and type of underlying disease in an Iranian population during a 10-year(More)
Epidermal keratinocyte-derived cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is the most common metastatic skin cancer, and its incidence is increasing worldwide. Solar UV radiation is an important risk factor for cSCC and leads to genetic and epigenetic changes both in epidermal keratinocytes and dermal cells. Tumor cells in cutaneous cSCCs typically harbor(More)
BACKGROUND Immunosuppressive therapy is believed to be one of the most important risk factors in the development of skin cancer in renal transplant recipients. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine the types of neoplastic skin lesions encountered in Iranian renal transplant recipients and their associations with immunosuppressive regimens. METHODS The(More)