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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)
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 This experimental study was performed to determine the impact of opium use on serum lipid profile and glucose metabolism in rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes. MATERIAL AND METHODS To determine the effect of opium, 20 male rats were divided into control (n = 10) and opium-treated (n = 10) groups. After diabetes induction, the animals(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)
Estrogen is established to influence lipoprotein metabolism and inflammatory markers. Alternations in estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) expression and function may affect the role of estrogen in this regard. The aim of this study was to determine whether ESR1 PvuII and XbaI gene polymorphisms have effects on lipoprotein (a) as well as inflammatory variables in(More)
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)
BACKGROUND Sternal wound infection (SWI) is an uncommon but potentially life-threatening complication of cardiac surgery. Predisposing factors for SWI are multiple with varied frequencies in different studies. The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence, risk factors, and mortality of SWI after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) at Tehran(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)
BACKGROUND The increased incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with conventional cardiovascular risk factors cannot be fully explained by the known risk factors. The aim of the study was to test whether there is an association between the levels of serum total PSA with the presence of CAD and its severity. METHODS The study population(More)
The main objective of this study was to formulate an effective controlled-release liposomal drug delivery system for sirolimus (SIR), a potent antiproliferative and anti-inflammatory drug, to be used for the treatment of restenosis following local vascular delivery. Liposomes were prepared using remote film loading method and characterized with regard to(More)