Mohammad-Taghi Haghi-Ashtiani

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OBJECTIVE Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) is a pathogenic E. coli that may cause hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) after diarrheal disease through Shiga toxins. Management of the patients with STEC infection is different from that of other diarrheal diseases due to increase in frequency of HUS after antibiotic administration. Few studies were conducted(More)
Results: Positive serum ADA was found in 38 patients with JIA (38.9%), 9 patients (52.9%) with SLE and 6 patients (20%) with HSP. During the disease activity (before treatment), the mean serum ADA in patients with JRA was 15.1±10.9 IU/l, vs. 12.6±4.5 IU/l in patients with HSP and 18.8±11.95 IU/l in patients with SLE (P=0.097). There was no significant(More)
OBJECTIVE Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is one of the major factors of predisposing children to develop several hazardous health problems. We decided to investigate the association between nicotinine, one of the nicotine metabolites and esophagitis in children with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). METHODS In a case control study 46(More)
BACKGROUND Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is one of the most common chronic rheumatic diseases inchildren with unknown etiology and pathogenesis. It also has no diagnostic test and its clinical diagnosis ismade through ruling out other types of arthritis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the level of ADA (AdenosineDeaminase) in the serum of JIA(More)
OBJECTIVE Sweat chloride measurement is considered a standard diagnostic tool for cystic fibrosis (CF). This study was performed to compare sweat chloride values obtained by quantitative pilocarpine iontophoresis (classic test) with sweat crystallization detected by direct observation of a drop of perspiration under light microscopy in patients with and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Chronic diarrhea is defined as a decrease in fecal consistency lasting for four or more weeks. Prevalence of this complication in the general population is 5%. Mast cells that play an important role in the regulation of gastrointestinal visceral sensitivity and vascular permeability may be involved in functional chronic diarrhea. In this(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity seems to be a critical issue nowadays because of its high prevalence and its adverse effects on health. There is some evidence indicating the relationship between obesity and lower serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentration. The aim of the present study was to examine serum 25(OH)D status of obese and non-obese Iranian children and(More)
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