Mohammad Ali Boroumand

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AIMS To determine the association between glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and angiographically proven coronary artery disease (CAD) and its severity in nondiabetic individuals. METHODS We enrolled 299 consecutive individuals undergoing coronary angiography for suspected ischemia. Patients were included if they had no history of prior revascularization or(More)
In recent decades the incidence of Candida endocarditis has increased dramatically. Despite the application of surgery and antifungal therapy, Candida endocarditis remains a life-threatening infection with significant morbidity and mortality. We report a 37-year-old male drug abuser presenting with high fever, chest pain, loss of appetite and cardiac(More)
Cardiac inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is a rare lesion consisting of inflammatory cells and myofibroblastic spindle cells. We describe a case of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor that involved the right ventricle, thereby causing tricuspid valve regurgitation in an 18-year-old man who presented with a fever of unknown origin and of 1 month's duration.(More)
Applying different institutional addresses in the scientific production of a same university has underestimated the scientific production of Iranian universities and consequently lowered their position in the international academic rankings for a long time. The present study evaluated the scientific production of Iranian medical universities according to(More)
BACKGROUND The risk of developing infection in diabetic patients is higher and urinary tract is the most common site for infection. Serious complications of urinary infection occur more commonly in diabetic patients. To study the prevalence and associates of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in women with type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Iranian population,(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of stroke is 2.1-5.2% in bypass surgery patients with a mortality of 0-38%. This study was designed to evaluate the incidence of significant carotid artery stenosis and its related risk factors in candidates for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. METHODS One thousand forty five consecutive candidates for CABG underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative arrhythmias are among the most common complications of cardiac surgery. Total serum magnesium concentration will change after coronary bypass surgery but compensatory prophylactic administration of magnesium has remained a controversial issue. We studied whether prophylactic administration of magnesium could prevent post-coronary(More)
AIMS Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major problem in some patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). CAD has been suggested to be the main result of reduced efficacy of DNA repair systems. Analysis of the DNA repair system in patients with diabetes can potentially uncover the molecular basis of their susceptibility to the CAD. The aim of the present(More)
BACKGROUND Specific infectious agents have been found to be related to the pathogenesis of coronary atherosclerosis. AIMS We assessed the possible association between angiographically proven coronary artery disease (CAD) and hepatitis B surface antibody (HBS Ab) seropositivity in a population with relatively high prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV)(More)
Low plasma level of vitamin D is linked to the increased risk of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and peripheral vascular diseases. Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide problem that involves Iranian population. To the best of our knowledge, this was the first investigation on venous thromboembolism (VTE) subjects that(More)