Zahra Jahedmotlagh

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BACKGROUND Cortisol level in hair is increasingly being used as a biomarker of chronic stress. Members of First Nation communities in Canada are experiencing stress related to a higher incidence of chronic diseases, socioeconomic factors, the state of their environment, and cultural oppression. This study aimed to investigate hair cortisol as a biomarker of(More)
PURPOSE Ultrasound elastography is a new imaging technique that can be used to assess tissue stiffness. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of ultrasound elastography for monitoring treatment response of locally advanced breast cancer patients undergoing neoadjuvant therapy. METHODS Fifteen women receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy had(More)
Previous studies using high-frequency ultrasound have suggested that radiofrequency (RF) spectral analysis can be used to quantify changes in cell morphology to detect cell death response to therapy non-invasively. The study here investigated this at conventional-frequencies, frequently used in clinical settings. Spectral analysis was performed using(More)
Background: Drug hypersensitivity syndrome (DHS) is a rare but potentially fatal adverse drug reaction that develops in susceptible patients following exposure to certain drugs. Because of the variable clinical picture of DHS and its resemblance to other diseases, the diagnosis of DHS is challenging. The lymphocyte toxicity assay (LTA) is an in vitro test(More)
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