Safoora Gharibzadeh

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Thyroid dysfunction is linked with mortality and particular diseases. Intra-individual variability of measured thyroid function parameters may bias its association with outcomes, the so called "regression dilution" bias. Single measurements of thyroid function parameters result in underestimation of real associations between outcome rates with the "usual(More)
We intended to evaluate the carotid intima-media thickness (CA-IMT) as a surrogate factor for atherogenesis in epileptic patients on enzyme inducer (EI) antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) or valproate (VA). The study included 71 patients with epilepsy (37 females) aged 27.7 ± 8.1 and 71 age- and sex-matched non-epileptic subjects. Patients with history of at least(More)
AIM The association between insulin resistance and thyroid function in euthyroid subjects has not yet been clarified. This study aimed to investigate the association between thyroid function within the normal reference range and insulin resistance in participants of the Tehran Thyroid Study (TTS). METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted within(More)
OBJECTIVE Using structural equation modeling, this study is one of the first efforts aimed at assessing influential factors causing gender differences in the association between health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and metabolic syndrome. METHODS A sample of 950 adults, from Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study were recruited for this cross sectional study in(More)
The scavenger receptor type B class I (SCARBI) is known to be involved in the entry of hepatitis C virus (HCV) into the host, while interleukin-15 (IL15) is an important cytokine in both the innate and acquired immune responses against HCV infection. We investigated the association of IL15 rs10833 or SCARB1 rs10846744 polymorphisms with treatment responses(More)
OBJECTIVE Thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb), the most common antibody frequently measured in population surveys is a protein expressed in the thyroid gland. We conducted the present study to analyze the prevalence and incidence of thyroid auto immunity and natural course of TPOAb in a population based study. MATERIAL AND METHODS This prospective study(More)
BACKGROUND Subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS) is the most common disorder of the shoulder. The evidence for the effectiveness of treatment options is inconclusive and limited. Therefore, there is a need for more evidence in this regard, particularly for long-term outcomes. HYPOTHESIS Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) would be an effective method in treating(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroid hormones play an important role in lipid metabolism. Overt hypothyroidism is known to be associated with increased lipid profiles, but the effect of subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) on lipid profile remains controversial. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the association between thyroid disorders and serum lipid levels. (More)
Interferon lambda 3 (IFNL3) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may play a key role in the spontaneous clearance of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and treatment responses. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of IFNL3 SNPs and EGFR rs11506105 on treatment outcomes in patients with chronic HCV (CHC). IFNL3(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the frequency of resistance to first- and second-line drugs using phenotypic and genotypic methods and its correlation with resistance-linked mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb) isolated in Iran. Three different methods, including the indirect proportion method(PM), direct and indirect nitrate reductase assay(NRA),(More)