Vahid Hosseini

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AIM To evaluate the contribution of the G-197A polymorphism in the interleukin-17 (IL-17) promoter region to gastric cancer risk in an Iranian population. METHODS We performed a case control study using samples from 161 individuals with gastric cancer and 171 healthy controls. For each individual, the G-197A genotype was determined by restriction fragment(More)
BACKGROUND The eradication of Helicobacter pylori has been always a concern. In the present study, we aimed to compare two novel treatments in Iran. METHOD Four hundred and twenty patients with peptic ulcer and naïve H. pylori infection were randomized in the study. Two hundred and ten patients received hybrid therapy: pantoprazole 40 mg/b.i.d. and(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication has always been a concern. In our previous study, 14-day hybrid regimen showed ideal results. Based on these findings, we decided to compare the efficacy of 10- and 14-day hybrid regimens for H. pylori eradication. METHODS Two hundred and seventy patients with peptic ulcer disease and H. pylori(More)
AIM To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of serum Immunoglobulin A (IgA) for differentiating early stage nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) from nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). METHODS All cases had fatty liver change confirmed by ultrasound and aminotransferases of at least twice the normal level. Clinical and biochemical data, including serum(More)
BACKGROUND Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease worldwide with no specific treatment. Weight loss is the most effective therapeutic strategy in its management; however, there is no consensus on its specifics. Thus, this study was conducted to evaluate the effects of weight loss on liver enzymes, markers of inflammation,(More)
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic, idiopathic, inflammatory large bowel disease with recurrent variable periods of exacerbation. The aim of the current study is to evaluate the correlation of UCEIS with fecal calprotectin (FC) level to assess disease activity in UC patients in order to determine whether FC can prognosticate clinical outcome and disease(More)
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major liver disease worldwide and its clinical manifestations are linked to immune response. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between selenium, copper, and zinc in comparison with transaminase level in chronic HBV patients. Serum samples of the HBV infected patients were obtained from(More)
BACKGROUND Sequential regimens have been recently reported to be superior to the standard triple therapies in Helicobacter pylori eradication, but most of these studies were performed in Europe and data from developing countries are lacking. So we designed a study to compare a sequential regimen with a bismuth-based quadruple therapy that contains a short(More)
BACKGROUND Furazolidone has been used as an alternative for clarithromycin or metronidazole in Helicobacterpylori (H.pylori) eradication regimens. In Iran, 14-day Furazolidone-containing quadruple regimens have shown promising eradication rates, but short-course, low dose therapies are always attractive. Therefore, we designed a study to compare the(More)
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of classic standard triple therapy regimen of helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication has decreased to unacceptably low levels, largely related to development of resistance to metronidazole and clarithromycin. Thus successful eradication of H. pylori infections remains challenging. Therefore alternative treatments with(More)