Mohammad Amin Afrasiabi

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Total serum and urinary thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), and thyroxine-binding globulin (TBG) as well as serum free T4, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), and T3 resin uptake (T3RU) were measured in seven patients with the nephrotic syndrome. The nephrotic syndrome was defined by proteinuria exceeding 3 g/24 h. All patients were clinically euthyroid.(More)
To determine whether viral infections are related to renal cell carcinoma (RCC), we studied 49 patients with RCC (29 patients were males with age ranging from 30 to 81 years and a mean of 57.5 years; 20 patients were females with age ranging from 36 to 70 years with a mean of 58.4 years) and 16 non-neoplastic kidney patients as controls. Tissues specimens(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of ultrasound-guided percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Between August 2003 and December 2007, 47 patients were treated, 29 men and 18 women, with a mean age of 33.4 years (range 21-67 yrs) and a mean stone size of 31.5 mm (range 24-46 mm). All stones were located in the renal pelvis with(More)
PURPOSE Previous renal surgery is a relative contraindication to laparoscopic nephrectomy because adhesion formation makes surgical dissection difficult. We determined whether previous surgery at the same anatomical site would affected the surgical outcome in patients who underwent transperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS During the(More)
BACKGROUND To clarify the role of reimaging computer tomography (CT) scan in the management of patients with grades III and IV renal trauma under conservative treatment. METHODS In a cross-sectional study, 94 patients with grades III and IV renal trauma from 405 patients with renal injury were selected for nonoperative management. On arrival according to(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether catheter traction during suprapubic prostatectomy can be beneficial in reducing intraoperative and postoperative bleeding. METHODS A total of 156 patients with lower urinary tract symptoms who had indications for open prostatectomy were enrolled in the study from September 2004 to January 2006. Of the patients, 78 underwent(More)
BACKGROUND It is relevant to highlight that there is not a precise and perfect report on either 95 percentile value (upper limit of normal range) or on appropriate reference intervals for serum PSA in Iranian population. OBJECTIVE To determine age-specific reference ranges for serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) concentration and PSA density (PSAD) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of desmopressin (DDAVP), tramadol and indomethacin on pain intensity of patients with acute renal colic caused by urolithiasis. METHODS This prospective, randomized clinical trial was conducted between July 2005 and July 2006 including 120 patients (70 men and 50 women, mean age 38.2±5.8 years) referring to emergency room(More)