Mohammad Kafi

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Saline soils are the major problem of cultivated lands of Iran. Suaeda aegyptiaca is a salt-tolerant plant (halophytes) that grow naturally in salt-affected areas of Iran. We have employed proteomics to identify the mechanisms of salt responsiveness in leaves of S. aegyptiaca grown under different salt concentrations. Ten-day-old plants were treated with 0,(More)
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is commonly encountered. Because the therapy of choice for prevention of CIN is controversial, in this study we compared the preventive efficacy of bicarbonate (Bi) infusion in dextrose water versus normal saline (NLS) infusion alone or in combination with oral acetazolamide (AZ). In a double-blind and randomized clinical(More)
Clinical and molecular characterization of the Brugada syndrome has progressed rapidly since its initial description. The role of hormonal changes during pregnancy and postpartum period on the pathogenesis of Brugada syndrome has not been studied. Herein, we describe a case of revelation of Brugada syndrome during pregnancy in a young woman who presented(More)
BACKGROUND Thromboembolic complications resulting from radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) have an overall incidence of 0.6%. Multiple intracardiac catheters are often necessary for electrophysiological study and RFCA therapy. Therefore, the placement of multiple venous sheaths in one femoral vein is always required for multiple intracardiac catheter(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the contribution of right ventricular (RV) pacing sites to the cardiac function, this study compares plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels during RV septal and apical pacing in patients implanted with a pacemaker. MATERIALS AND METHODS AND RESULTS Seventy-four consecutive patients with indication for permanent pacing(More)
Lentil is one of the main pulse crops of south west Asia including Iran that may experience some degree of salinity in many areas of production. Many studies denote the ameliorative effects of elevated Ca and K concentrations in the growth medium of salinized plants. The interactive effects of salinity, calcium and potassium on physiomorphological traits of(More)
In order to assess the effects of salinity on yield, physiological parameters and nitrogen use efficiency of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) an experiment was conducted with two cultivars (Bam and Toos) and three salinity levels, viz., 1.3, 5 and 10 dS m−1 in 2008 and 2009, using a randomized factorial design with 3 replications. Results showed that the(More)
Aims In previous retrospective studies, it was shown that the presence of residual single atrioventricular node (AVN) echoes with an echo zone longer than 30 ms may increase the rate of recurrence after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of slow pathway in patients with AVN reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT). Based on that, some centres perform additional RFA in(More)
We report an example of the negative current of injury (COI) during permanent pacemaker implantation. Cardiac perforation was our first priority. However, patient had stable hemodynamics, and the fluoroscopic location of the atrial lead was acceptable. Therefore, the connections were checked revealing the cause of the negative COI; the red (+) clips was(More)
Salinity is an important constraining factor in the way of crop production around the world. Plant nutrition management could alleviate the harmful effects of salinity. In order to evaluate the interaction effects of Zinc availability and different levels of salinity, an experiment was conducted using four levels of zinc(0, 10, 20 and 40 mg/kg) and three(More)