Pirooz Salehian

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Peganum harmala L. is a plant, which grows in semi-arid rangeland. The plant is used traditionally as an emmenagogue and an abortifacient agent in the Middle East and North Africa. All parts of plant are thought to be toxic and sever intoxication occurs in domestic animals. Digestive and nervous syndromes have been observed in animals that consume(More)
The advised treatment for severe adenomyosis is hysterectomy, but for patients wishing to preserve their uterus, novel conservative surgery, adenomyomectomy, can be performed. The technique needs to be developed to reduce spontaneous uterine rupture, adhesion and recurrence rates. This study aimed to investigate the safety and therapeutic outcomes of(More)
BACKGROUND The lungs are affected in 70 - 90% of cases diagnosed with systemic sclerosis. Pulmonary involvement is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-five cases of systemic sclerosis underwent plethysmography, diffusion lung capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) measurement, high resolution computed tomography(More)
PURPOSE In this research ACE activity (as a marker of epithelial injury) was studied in rats with gentamicin induced renal toxicity. METHODS Male Sprague-Dawley rats were sacrificed 1, 3, 5, and 7 days after gentamicin injection, 100 mg/kg/day for 1, 3, 5, and 7 consecutive days. ACE activity was measured in serum, kidney and lung. These data were(More)
Background: Despite the current clinical guideline recommendation, the optimal dosing regimen of intravenous vancomycin remains controversial. Achievement of therapeutic trough early in the course of illness may be beneficial. Objective: Our objective was to assess and validate the effectiveness of first dose adjustment in achieving target recommended goal(More)
OBJECTIVE New cochlear implant (CI) designs and developments in implantation techniques have revolutionized the management of hearing loss. However, cochlear implantation still has some disadvantages, such as its potential to initiate an inflammatory response that may lead to further hair cell damage. Recent topics of investigation have been the effect of(More)
Blood cell segmentation is a crucial part of many medical and laboratory procedures such as cell counting and blood cell disorder diagnosis. Among different types of blood cells, white blood cells are the most important clinically, as they suffer greatest from blood disorders. In this paper we propose a method for automatic segmentation of white blood cells(More)
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) generates angiotensin II and degrades bradykinin. This ectopeptidase acts as a marker in pathologic conditions, showing tissue and vascular damage. In order to evaluate serum and tissue ACE activity in bleomycin-associated lung damage, the authors studied morphological and enzymatic alterations as well as blood pressure(More)
Recently flavonoids have attracted the attention of researchers in the fight against cancer. Calycopterin and xanthomicrol, are two polymethoxylated flavonoids found in the aerial parts of Dracocephalum kotschyi Bioss.. We have recently shown that these compounds possess antiangiogenic activity and may be of value as potential anticancer agents. In order to(More)
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