Saeid Karamouzian

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BACKGROUND In recent years, some studies were conducted to evaluate the effects of stem cells from different sources on patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). This study was carried out to evaluate the feasibility and therapeutic potential of autologous bone marrow cell (BMC) transplantation in 11 complete spinal cord injured patients at thoracic level. (More)
Car accidents and gun-shot injuries are the most common causes of spinal cord injury. Five percent of those patients who have a complete spinal cord injury will experience improvement, to some extent. The lack of specific data in the literature regarding the outcome of earthquake related spinal cord injury justified us to design this study where we(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. PURPOSE We compared the effects of two methods of epidural steroid injection in patients with recurrent disc herniation. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE To our knowledge, there is no previous report of such a comparison in these patients. METHODS The study was performed with 30 patients with relapsed lumbar disc herniation whose(More)
STUDY DESIGN This study measured the frequency of lumbar intervertebral disc nucleus pulposus microscopic calcification and angiogenesis in adult patients undergoing discectomy compared to normal cadavers. OBJECTIVE The results were compared to determine the relationship between disc microscopic calcification with disc degeneration type, histopathological(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study. PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of delayed hypothermia on spinal cord injuries in rats. In addition, the effect of methylprednisolone on therapeutic window of hypothermia was evaluated. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE Several studies have demonstrated that early hypothermia is the most effective(More)
STUDY DESIGN An experimental study to measure the depth of penetration of new vessels in degenerated intervertebral disc in rat. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of atorvastatin on angiogenesis in experimental disc degeneration in rat. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Back pain is strongly associated with degenerated intervertebral disc and management of(More)
BACKGROUND Improvement of neurologic outcome in progesterone-administered patients with diffuse axonal injury (DAI) has been found in a recent study. Also, there has been interest in the importance of serum parameters as predictors of outcome in traumatic brain injury. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to examine the effect of progesterone(More)
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