Rostam Ghorbani

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Azadeh Montaserti, M.Sc., Maryam Pourheydar, M.Sc., Mozafar Khazaei, Ph.D., Rostam Ghorbani, Ph.D. Reproduction Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran Received: 19 June 2006; accepted: 22 September 2006 Abstract Background: Physalis alkekengi (P. alkekengi)has been used as an abortive plant in Iranian traditional(More)
BACKGROUND Sildenafil is a selective inhibitor of cyclic-guanosine monphosphat-specific phosphodiesterase type 5. It increases intracellular nitric oxide (NO) production in some cells. There are reports on its positive effect on uterine circulation, endometrial thickness, and infertility improvement. Endometrial epithelial cells (EEC) play an important role(More)
Background: Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease which affects the brain as well as other organs. Connection of mesencephalic raphe nuclei to striatum is important, and reduction of these projections can play a negative role in regulatory connection between them. Objectives: The main objective of this study was to determine the effects of diabetes on(More)
BACKGROUND The task force on plants for fertility regulation in men continued with its program to identify novel prototypes in plants alleged to have fertility regulating properties. Nigella Sativa seeds are frequently used in folk medicine in the Middle East and some Asian countries for the promotion of good health and treatment of many ailments. (More)
Total body weight of newborns, the volume of spleen, and the number of megakaryocytes decreased following the exposure to ELF-MF (6 x 10(-3) T and 50 Hz) at 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, and 16-20 days of pregnancy of mice. The complete period of gestation was sensitive to ELF-MF exposure; the initial days were more prone to exposure. The results suggest that the use(More)
BACKGROUND growth is a remarkable index of health and can be influenced by genetic and environment conditions. The pattern of growth is unique for every nation and worldwide studies have demonstrated separate national standards. In the case of Iran, there is not enough information in this field. METHODS This study was undertaken on 7-12 years old children(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal cord injury (SCI) causes infertility in male patients through erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory dysfunction, semen and hormone abnormalities. Oxidative stress (OS) is involved in poor semen quality and subsequent infertility in males with SCI. The aim of this study is to examine the effects of SCI on the level of testosterone hormone. (More)
Oocyte incubation time before freezing is one of the factors affecting oocyte vitrification. In the assisted reproductive technology (ART) clinics, it is sometimes decided to perform oocyte vitrification after a long period of incubation time due to various conditions, such as inability to collect semen samples, unsuccessful urological interventions (PESA,(More)
BACKGROUND Tissue transplantation plays a pivotal role in the treatment of diseases. Pancreatic beta cell transplantation is the best way to obtain normal blood glucose in patients with diabetes type 1. However, it is not clear how long endocrine pancreas cells can be used for transplantation after the donor's death. The present study was conducted to(More)
EDITORIAL BOARD (A – Z) Azita Kouchmeshky, Waterloo, Canada Cyrus Motamed, Villejuif, France Egbert Flory, Langen, Germany Fariba Karamloo, Langen, Germany Gholamreza Hassanzadeh, Tehran, IR Iran Gita Motamed, Paris, France Hamid Reza Baradaran, Tehran, IR Iran Hans Dieter Ochs, Seattle, USA Issa Nourmohammadi, Oklahoma, USA John Hamilton, Newcastle,(More)