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)
BACKGROUND We report experimental myocardial infarction by occluding coronary arteries in ovine models. METHODS Twelve ewes were included in the study. After the chest was opened by left lateral thoracotomy incision, the second diagonal branch of the left anterior descending coronary artery was ligated at a point approximately 40% distant from its base.(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)
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)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to evaluate the prevalence and determinants of increased high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) as a marker of cardiac injury in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). METHODS A total of 98 consecutive patients with HCM (71.4% males; mean age 51.18 ± 15.47 years) between 2012 and 2013 were evaluated by(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)
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)