Volume 15 (2020)
Volume 14 (2019)
Volume 13 (2018)
Volume 12 (2017)
Volume 11 (2016)
Volume 10 (2015)
Volume 9 (2014)
Volume 8 (2013)
Volume 7 (2012)
Volume 6 (2011)
Volume 5 (2010)
Volume 4 (2009)
Volume 3 (2008)
Volume 2 (2007)
Volume 1 (2006)
1. Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Antibodies and DNA in Iranian HIV Patients

Anahita Bavand; Arezoo Aghakhani; Minoo Mohraz; Mohammad Banifazl; Afsaneh Karami; Majid Golkar; Jalal Babaie; Parviz Saleh; Setareh Mamishi; Amitis Ramezani

Volume 14, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 68-75


  Background & Objective: Toxoplasma gondii infection has public health importance and can lead to serious diseases in immunosuppressed patients, such as HIV cases. Appropriate control of T. gondii infection in HIV patients requires information about the prevalence of T. gondii antibodies and DNA in ...  Read More

2. Investigation of the rpoB Mutations Causing Rifampin Resistance by Rapid Screening in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in North-East of Iran

Amir Tajbakhsh; Faezeh Ghasemi; Seyedeh Zohre Mirbagheri; Mastoureh Momen Heravi; Mehdi Rezaee; Zahra Meshkat

Volume 13, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 429-437

  Background and Objectives: The incidence of rifampin-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis has attracted more attention than the tuberculosis infection due to laborious treatment and control. Recognizing the Mycobacterium tuberculosis genotypes involving in drug resistance via multiplex PCR, ...  Read More

3. Colonization of Pneumocystis jirovecii in Patients who Received and not Received Corticosteroids Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit: Airborne Transmission Approach

Behnam Mohammadi-Ghalehbin; Shahram Habibzadeh; Mohsen Arzanlou; Roghayeh Teimourpour; Saeideh Amani Ghayum

Volume 13, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 136-143


  Background & objective: Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is responsible for pulmonary infection in immunocompromised patients. This study aimed to investigating the frequency of Pneumocystis colonization in patients hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU) and evaluating the relationship between ...  Read More

4. Prevalence of Clinically Isolated Metallo-beta-lactamase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Coding Genes, and Possible Risk Factors in Iran

Abdolmajid Ghasemian; Kobra Salimian Rizi; Hassan Rajabi Vardanjani; Farshad Nojoomi

Volume 13, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 1-9


  Background & Objective: The spread of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a global concern. Metallo-beta-lactamase (MBL) enzymes cause extensive drug resistance among Gram-negative bacteria. The current study aimed at determining the prevalence of MBL-producing P. aeruginosa in Iran. Methods: ...  Read More

5. Dose-Dependent Effects of Common Antibiotics Used to Treat Staphylococcus aureus on Biofilm Formation

Ali Majidpour; Sara Fathi Zadeh; Mastaneh Afshar; Mohammad Rahbar; Mina Boustanshenas; Marjan Heidarzadeh; Leila Arbabi; Somayeh Soleymanzadeh Moghadam

Volume 12, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 362-370


  Background & Objective: Staphylococcus aureus, especially methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), represent serious nosocomial and community infections. Biofilm formation as an important virulence factor may be affected by sub-inhibitory levels of antibiotics. Few studies examined the effects of ...  Read More

6. Platelet Septic Transfusion Reactions in Patients With Hemato-Oncological Diseases

Farhad Razjou; Abolfazl Dabir Moghaddam; Gharib Karimi; Maryam Zadsar

Volume 12, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 112-118


  Background & Objective: Bacterial, contamination of blood components are a significant risk for transfusion reactions. Inherently, platelet concentrates (PCs) are vulnerable to bacterial contamination, due to the storage condition of processed PCs at room temperature, which provide very suitable ...  Read More

7. Sero-prevalence of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Neyshabur, Iran, During 2010-2015

Mohammad Salehi; Abdolmajid Ghasemian; Seyyed Khalil Shokouhi Mostafavi; Somayyeh Najafi; Hassan Rajabi Vardanjani

Volume 12, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 183-188


  Backgrounds & Objective: The Helicobacter pylori prevalence has continuously decreased during recent years in Iran. The current study aimed at determining H. pylori prevalence in Neyshabur city, Northeast Iran, during 2010-2015. Methods: The current epidemiologic survey was conducted in Neyshabur ...  Read More

8. Intra-familial Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Arak, Central Iran

Masoomeh Sofian; Mohammad Banifazl; Masoomeh Ziai; Arezoo Aghakhani; Ali-Asghar Farazi; Amitis Ramezani

Volume 11, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 328-333

  Background: The household transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a major health problem. High incidence of HBV infection is observed within the household contacts of HBV carriers. We aimed to evaluate serological markers of hepatitis B infection among family members of HBV carriers in Arak, central ...  Read More

9. BK Viremia among Iranian Renal Transplant Candidates

Manizheh Jozpanahi; Amitis Ramezani; Shahrzad Ossareh; Mohammad Banifazl; Anahita Bavand; Setareh Mamishi; Arezoo Aghakhani

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, , Pages 210-215

  Background: Primary infection with BK virus (BKV) is occurred during childhood and usually asymptomatic, but after initial infection, BKV may persist lifelong in the kidney and genitourinary tract. Reactivation may occur in individuals with compromised immunity such as renal transplant recipients. Due ...  Read More

10. Bilateral Cervical Lymphadenopathy- Need to Think Beyond Tuberculosis

Rupali Malik; Nisha Rana

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, , Pages 298-300

  Any patient with bilateral lymphadenopathy especially in Indian subcontinent is regarded as suffering from tuberculosis unless proved otherwise. This sometimes leads to unwarranted delay in correct diagnosis and management if there is ignorance regarding other rarer etiologies. Rosai-Dorfman Disease ...  Read More

11. Immunogenicity of Four Doses of Double-Strength Intramuscular Hepatitis B

Seyed Ali Asghar Fakhrmousavi; Azar Hadadi; Seyed Hamed Hosseini; Maryam Rahbar; Reza Hamidian; Amitis Ramezani; Gholamreza Pourmand; Effat Razeghi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 127-132

  Background: Hepatitis B virus potentially accelerates graft rejection and mortality in renal transplantation population. Vaccination of graft candidates without prior immunization against HBV seems essential before transplantation but some candidates of transplantation have not received HBV vaccine at ...  Read More

Biology & Genetic
12. The Diagnosis of HIV Infection in Infants and Children

Alireza Abdollahi; Hana Saffar

Volume 11, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 89-96

  It is estimated that the number of HIV infected children globally has increased from 1.6 million in 2001 to 3.3 million in 2012. The number of children below 15 years of age living with HIV has increased worldwide. Published data from recent studies confirmed dramatic survival benefit for infants started ...  Read More

13. Ebola Infection and Diabetes Mellitus

Sora Yasri; Viroj Wiwanitkit

Volume 11, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 191-193

  Diabetes mellitus is the common endocrine problem that affects millions of world population. The disease can be seen in every country around the world. It is recorded as one of the most common noninfectious disease at present. In the era of the new emerging diseases, the concern on the effect of new ...  Read More

14. Localized Leishmania Lymphadenitis Etiologic Agent Identified as Leishmania tropica Using Gene Sequencing

Moeinadin Safavi; Shahriar Dabiri

Volume 11, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 186-188

  Leishmaniasis include several clinical manifestations, mostly cutaneous, visceral and mucosal (1, 2). Various species can lead to diverse clinical presentations. Thus species identification contribute to proper management (3). Localized Leishmania Lymphadenitis (LLL) is a distinct entity in clinicopathologic ...  Read More

15. Enzymatic Digestion Pattern of Varicella Zoster Virus ORF38 and ORF54 in Chickenpox Patients Using RFLP Technique

Hossein Keyvani; Fahimeh Safarnezhad Tameshkel; Mohammad Hadi Karbalaie Niya

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, , Pages 35-40

  Background: Varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes chickenpox in children and zoster (zona) in the elderly. Using RFLP-PCR method for detection of VZV specific SNPs ORF38, 54 and 62 could  distinguish the profile of VZV isolates. The aim of this study was to investigate enzymatic digestion pattern ...  Read More

16. A Five Years Study of Tuberculous Meningitis in Iran

Massoud Hajia; Ali Akbar Amirzargar; Mina Nazari; Neda Razavi Davodi; Morteza Karami Zarandi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2015, , Pages 290-294


  Background: Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is a severe form of extra pulmonary tuberculosis with high mortality and morbidity rate in all age group patients specific in adults and children. The incidence and prevalence are not exactly known in Iran. In this study, we tried to evaluate the role of rapid ...  Read More