Mojdeh Ghabaee

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Spreading depression (SD) is an intrinsic bioelectrical property of the human central nervous system, which plays a key role in neurological disorders. In the present study, we investigated whether experimentally induced repetitive SD caused neuronal death in cortical and subcortical regions of the juvenile rat brain. The animals were anesthetized and the(More)
The underlying structure of National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) as the most widely used scale in clinical trials has been the focus of little attention. The aim of the current study was to elucidate the clustering pattern of NIHSS items in ischemic stroke patients. A series of 152 consecutive patients with first-ever ischemic strokes admitted(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is prototype of inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system .The etiology of MS remains unclear, but according to current data the disease develops in genetically susceptible individuals and may require additional environmental triggers. The human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II alleles (DRB1*1501, DQA1*0102,(More)
As multiple sclerosis (MS) has long been known to be associated with Leber, hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), a disease caused by mitochondrial (mtDNA) mutations, in this study we assessed possible involvement of mtDNA point mutation in MS patients. Fifty-two MS patients whose disease was confirmed with revised McDonald criteria and referred to Iranian(More)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a multifocal demyelinating central nervous system disorder in which interplay between genes and the environment are supposed to be involved. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has the only non-coding regions at the displacement loop (D-loop) region that contains two hypervariable segments (HVS-I and HVS-II) with high polymorphism. mtDNA(More)
Oxidative stress through the changes in the levels of reactive oxygen species and antioxidative parameters can cause various neurological disorders. The aim of the present study was to show antioxidant activity (AOA) and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels in affected people with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) and multiple sclerosis (MS). A total of 15 GBS(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the current study was to design a new simpler form of National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) for use in emergency settings, and compare its predictive ability with original NIHSS score for mortality. METHODS A total of 152 consecutive patients with first ever ischemic stroke admitted to a university affiliated hospital(More)
There are evidences that confirm the effect of magnetic fields (MFs) on brain signals and some psychological disorders such as headache, migraine and depression. The aim of the present study was to investigate changes in EEG power spectrum due to localized exposure in different parts of the brain by extremely low-frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MFs) to(More)
We aimed to compare the association of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP) and National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score with mortality risk and to determine the optimal threshold of CRP for prediction of mortality in ischemic-stroke patients. A series of 162 patients with first-ever ischemic-stroke admitted within 24 h after onset of(More)
In this case-control study, ELISA and Western blot with whole bacterial protein lysate were performed on serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 15 controls and 15 patients. According to Griffin subtypes, 10 of our patients were in acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP) group, 3 in acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN) group, and 2 in(More)