Shirin Farivar

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The use of low level laser to reduce pain, inflammation and edema, to promote wound, deeper tissues and nerves healing, and to prevent tissue damage has been known for almost forty years since the invention of lasers. This review will cover some of the proposed cellular mechanisms responsible for the effect of visible light on mammalian cells, including(More)
In this study we aimed to examine the effects of genetic variants of GSTM1 and GSTP1 (Ile105Val and Ala114Val) on GST activity, seminal oxidative stress and sperm chromatin status in infertile men with oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (OAT). The study population (n=121) consisted of 95 infertile men with OAT and 26 controls with normozoospermia. Multiplex(More)
Objectives. The B-cell-specific moloney leukemia virus insertion site 1 (the Bmi-1) gene is an important member in the family of polycomb group (PcG) genes that plays an oncogenic role in several types of cancer, but it's expression as a prognostic marker in pediatric brain tumors has not been indicated. Materials and Methods. The Bmi-1 gene expression,(More)
OBJECTIVE There are several problems associated to the management of patients with phenylketonuria (PKU). Social status could be one of the affecting factors on dietary adherence in these patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate family social status and dietary adherence of PKU patients in Iranian population. METHODS In a cross-sectional study, we(More)
We present the first reported case of juvenile Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with Klinefelter's syndrome in a 14-year-old Iranian boy who had leg ulcers and arthritis. He had low level of testosterone accompanied with hypergonadotropic hypogonadism. This case emphasizes the importance of two X chromosomes as a risk factor for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS This study was comprised of Iranian children with oligoarthritis and rheumatoid factor negative (RF) polyarthritis subtypes of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) to determine the association of HLA-DRB1 alleles in Iran. METHODS HLA-DRB1 alleles were investigated in 33 Iranian children with oligoarthritis and RF negative polyarthritis(More)
OBJECTIVE Wharton's jelly (WJ) is the gelatinous connective tissue from the umbilical cord. It is composed of mesenchymal stem cells, collagen fibers, and proteoglycans. The stem cells in WJ have properties that are interesting for research. For example, they are simple to harvest by noninvasive methods, provide large numbers of cells without risk to the(More)
Introduction Systemic lupus erythromatosus (SLE) is a complex and systemic autoimmune disease. It is characterized by diverse clinical symptoms, revealing widespread immunemediated damage. The common clinical features diagnosed in patients with SLE comprise of skin and joint diseases, hematological abnormalities, renal disease and neuropsychiatric(More)
Nitrogen-containing plasma polymerization is of considerable interest for tissue engineering due to their properties on cell adhesion and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) response. In this study, low-pressure RF plasma of acetylene and nitrogen was used to deposit nitrogen-containing plasma polymerized coatings on several substrates. Deposition kinetics and(More)
Introduction Atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) is defined by the presence of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, acute renal failure, and thrombocytopenia without a diarrheal prodrome. It is responsible for only ten percent of cases in children. The role of genetic deficiencies of complement regulation, Von Willebrand factor cleaving protease (ADAMTS(More)