Mohamad Hosein Somi

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Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive autoinflammatory disorder with more than 60 disease-associated mutations in the responsible gene, MEFV. In the present study, we determined 15 MEFV mutations in Iranian Azeri Turkish FMF patients. Five hundred and twenty-four unrelated patients were tested for 15 known mutations in the MEFV gene(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury leads to free radical generation and acute inflammatory responses that cause liver damage, an important problem for liver transplantation. Pioglitazone is known to protect I/R injury in various tissues; however, the mechanism of cytoprotection is not well understood. This study investigated the effects(More)
Ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is commonly seen in the field of intestine surgical interventions, shock, trauma, and many other clinical conditions. Simvastatin is known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This study investigated the effect of simvastatin administration in a warm intestinal I/R model on TNF-alpha, antioxidant enzymes(More)
OBJECTIVE Liver failure following ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is a major concern in liver surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate combination pretreatment with melatonin (MEL) and dexamethasone (DEX) on liver I/R model. Male Wistar rats (n = 60) were assigned to 5 groups of 12 animals each: (1) Sham: laparotomy without I/R; (2) I/R: hepatic(More)
INTRODUCTION Cholestatic liver diseases are characterized by impaired hepatocellular secretion of bile, resulting in intracellular accumulation of bile acids which result in a shift in the oxidant/prooxidant balance in favor of increased free radical activity and injury of different tissues including liver and intestine. The aim of this research was to(More)
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) consists of a range of complication. The disease describes clinical , para clinical and pathological conditions from simple steatosis in non-alcoholic steato hepatitis (NASH) to fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepato cellular carcinoma. Therefore, it is of interest to evaluate the grade of fatty liver and Liver Function(More)
BACKGROUND Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the esophagus is one of the most common malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract and carries poor prognosis. The role of mast cell density (MCD) in the prognosis of most human tumors is partly known, and there is a growing body of studies addressing it. However, the prognostic value of MCD has not been(More)
BACKGROUND Occult hepatitis B is defined as presence of HBV DNA in tissue or serum without hepatitis B surface antigen. The aim of this study is to determine frequency of occult hepatitis B among hepatitis C patients in Tehran and compare the route of transmission and liver enzymes between positive and negative HBV DNA patients. METHODS In a cross(More)
Upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding remains a significant cause of mortality and morbidity among renal transplant recipients. We retrospectively analyzed the records of patients who received renal transplantations between January 2001 and July 2007 using mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in their immunosuppressive regimens. The following data were recorded for(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Iranian chronic HBV carrier's population has shown a unique pattern of genotype D distribution all around the country. The aim of this study was to explore more details of evolutionary history of carriers based on structural surface proteins from different provinces. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sera obtained from 360 isolates from 12(More)
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