Shadi Baniasadi

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Despite decades of study, the exact mechanism of action of lead, a potent neurotoxic agent, have not been fully elucidated. One of the suggested mechanism of lead neurotoxicity is apoptotic cell death. The present study sought to examine the effect of acute lead poisoning on apoptosis in rat hippocampus. Two to four and 12-14 week old rats were treated for(More)
Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are a frequent cause for hospitalization and occur often in hospitalized patients. The objective of this study was to establish an ADR reporting and monitoring system at a teaching hospital. The pharmacovigilance unit of Masih Daneshvari hospital was established by a clinical pharmacist and a clinical pharmacologist. Healthcare(More)
Medication errors are among the most common medical errors in the hospitals. Transcription error is a specific type of medication errors and is due to data entry error that is commonly made by the human operators. This study was designed to detect transcription errors in a teaching hospital in Tehran. Direct observational method was used in this study.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most common Intensive Care Unit (ICU)-acquired infection. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical outcome of continuous and intermittent administration of piperacillin-tazobactam by serial measurements of the Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score (CPIS). SUBJECTS AND METHODS(More)
Ginger, the rhizome of Zingiber officinalis, has long been used as herbal medicine for its antiemetic effect. For evaluating the effect of zingiber officinalis on nausea and vomiting (N and V) in patients receiving cisplatin based regimens, a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled cross-over clinical trial was carried out in patients receiving cisplatin(More)
INTRODUCTION Isoniazid, rifampicin, and pyrazinamide, the first-line antituberculosis (anti-TB) drugs, are associated with hepatotoxicity. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To study the hepatoprotective effect of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) on liver injury induced by anti-TB drugs. METHODS A randomized clinical trial was conducted on 60 new TB patients who were aged 60(More)
BACKGROUND Serum concentrations of isoniazid (INH) were evaluated in Iranian patients admitted to the Tuberculosis Ward of Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Tehran, Iran. Factors correlated to plasma INH levels were determined. METHODS Blood samples were obtained 2 h after ingestion of 5 mg/kg INH in 82 patients (1 sample/patient) on days 3-15 of treatment. The(More)
Detection of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in hospitals provides an important measure of the burden of drug related morbidity on the healthcare system. Spontaneous reporting of ADRs is scare and several obstacles to such reporting have been identified formerly. This study aimed to determine the role of clinical pharmacy residents in ADR reporting within a(More)
Inhibition of LAT1 (L-type amino acid transporter 1) activity in tumor cells could be effective in the inhibition of tumor cell growth by depriving tumor cells of essential amino acids. Because of the high level of expression of LAT1 in tumor cells, LAT1 inhibitors would be useful for anticancer therapy in suppressing tumor growth without affecting normal(More)