Ramin Baghaei

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BACKGROUND Recent years have witnessed the emergence of obesity as a major public health concern. The drastic rise in obesity and its concomitant co-morbidities is a reflection of the recent changes in dietary habits in Iran and many other developing countries. A recent large population study in Tehran reported that 58% and 75% of middle-aged Iranian men(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital lesions of the mitral valve are relatively rare and are associated with a wide spectrum of cardiac malformations. The surgical management of congenital mitral valve malformations has been a great challenge. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the early and intermediate-term outcome of congenital mitral valve (MV) surgery(More)
BACKGROUND Warfarin is an anticoagulant and is widely used for the prevention of thromboembolic events. Genetic variants of the enzymes that metabolize warfarin, i.e. cytochrome P450 2C9 (CYP2C9) and vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKORC1), contribute to differences in patients' responses to various warfarin doses. There is, however, a dearth of data on the(More)
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer (CRC) (adenomatous, adenocarcinoma) is one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity in human societies. Considering the importance of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in the incidence of CRC, in this study, the rate of COX-2 gene expression on polyps and CRCs were addressed. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a(More)
Complexity of some congenital heart diseases sometimes necessitates a combination of interventional procedures and surgery, amongst which intraoperative stent implantation is one of the most common. We herein report a successful hybrid procedure in a cyanotic adult patient who had undergone no procedure in childhood. The patient was a 24-year-old cyanotic(More)
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