Seyed Mohammad Ghodsi

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BACKGROUND There is no clear evidence that early decompression following spinal cord injury (SCI) improves neurologic outcome. Such information must be obtained from randomized controlled trials (RCTs). To date no large scale RCT has been performed evaluating the timing of surgical decompression in the setting of thoracolumbar spinal cord injury. A concern(More)
OBJECT The aim of this study was to develop a decision rule for physicians in developing countries to identify patients with minor head injury who will benefit from emergency brain CT scanning. METHODS Three hundred eighteen patients with a history of blunt head trauma and a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score >or= 13 who had presented within 12 hours of(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal cord-injured (SCI) patients experience poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and they usually report lower HRQOL than the general population or population subgroups in Iran and elsewhere. The aim of this study was to compare HRQOL between veterans and non-veterans with SCI in Iran. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study. HRQOL(More)
The human neurotropic JC virus (JCV) is of significant interest due to its experimental neuro- oncogenic potential. In clinical samples from human central nervous system (CNS) tumors, detection of JCV sequences suggests a possible association with CNS neoplasms, but the results are discrepant worldwide. To assess the prevalence of JCV sequences in Iranian(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Bacillus subtilis HBsu is a 10 kD heat-stable protein shown to be involved in binding to DNA and is encoded by the hbs gene. Large-scale production for biochemical analysis is achieved through cloning and expression of the recombinant protein. MATERIALS AND METHODS This gene was amplified from B. subtilis ATCC 6633 using PCR and(More)
BACKGROUND Health-related quality-of-life (HR-QOL) may be affected by various factors including injury-related characteristics among individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). However, the impact of the influence of these variables has not yet been fully described in Iranian population. Here, we assessed the relationships between injury-related(More)
BACKGROUND This is an analysis of papers published by Iranian neurosurgeons while working in Iran until the year 2010. METHODS We collected bibliometric data and assigned a level of evidence (LOE) for each paper and compared neurosurgical research productivity across three time periods (before 1990, between 1991 and 2000, and after 2000). For further(More)
CONTEXT The National institute for health and care excellence (NICE) and scottish intercollegiate guidelines network (SIGN) are two well-known sources of clinical guideline development. In the past years, they have developed clinical guidelines for the management of head injury. In this report, we will highlight our modifications to these guidelines(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have demonstrated the effect of different dietary fats on blood pressure (BP) in general population. However, these associations have not yet been described in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS Referred patients to Brain and SCI Research Center between 2011 and 2014 have been invited to participate. Only paraplegic(More)
Olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) of human olfactory mucosa are a type of glial-like cells that possess good migratory and tropism properties. We believe that neuronal-derived vehicle may have better capability to receive to the site of injury. In addition to, obtaining of such vehicle from the patient reduces risk of unwanted complications. So, in this(More)