Volume 19 (2024)
Volume 18 (2023)
Volume 17 (2022)
Volume 16 (2021)
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)
Lack of Association between Interleukin-10 Gene Promoter Polymorphisms with HIV Susceptibility and Progression to AIDS

Amitis Ramezani; Ebrahim Kalantar; Arezoo Aghakhani; Mohammad Banifazl; Maryam Foroughi; Soudabeh Hosseini; Ali Eslamifar; Ali Esmaeilzadeh; Porisa Sadrpoor; Minoo Mohraz

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2015, , Pages 141-148


  Background & Objective: Interleukin (IL)-10 is an important anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory cytokine. Some authors believe that single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in the promoter region of the IL-10 gene have been associated with susceptibility to HIV infection and progression to AIDS, ...  Read More

Assessment of the Association between Human Papillomavirus Infection and Breast Carcinoma

Ali Eslamifar; Amitis Ramezani; Kayhan Azadmanesh; Farahnaz Bidari-Zerehpoosh; Mohammad Banifazl; Arezoo Aghakhani

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 41-46


  Background and Objectives: Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women throughout the world. There are controversial reports on the role of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in breast carcinogenesis. The aim of this study was to assess the presence of HPV-DNA in invasive breast carcinoma ...  Read More

Hematological Reference Values for Healthy Males in the Central Part of Iran

Amitis Ramezani; Mandana Shams; Nader Zarinfar; Mohammad Banifazl; Arezoo Aghakhani; Ali Eslamifar; Fatemeh- Alsadat Mahdaviani; Ghorban Deiri; Masoomeh Sofian

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2014, , Pages 50-55

    Background and Objectives: Laboratory reference values are an important tool for clinical management of patients. Reference values being used in most laboratories in Iran have been provided from the established reference values from developed countries. However, several variables can affect on ...  Read More

Seroprevalence of IgG Antibodies against Bordetella pertussis in Different Age Groups in Tehran, Iran

Ali Eslamifar; Amitis Ramezani; Mohammad Banifazl; Akbar Khadem-Sadegh; Arezoo Aghakhani

Volume 7, Issue 3 , July 2012, , Pages 171-176

  Background and Aims: Pertussis is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable disease. Determination of the seroepidemiology of pertussis makes possible the evaluation of pertussis immunity in a population. In this study, we determined the seroprevalence of Bordetella pertussis IgG antibodies in different ...  Read More

No Evidence of the Th1 to Th2 Cytokine Shift during the Course of HIV Infection

Safyeh Soufian; Arezoo Aghakhani; Minoo Mohraz; Mohammad Banifazl; Ali Eslamifar; Zahra Boland-Ghamat; Akbar Khadem-Sadegh; Amitis Ramezani

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2012, , Pages 80-85

  Background and Objectives: Infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) results in dysregulation of the cytokine profile. A switch from a T helper 1 (Th1) to a Th2 cytokine has been proposed as an important factor in progression of HIV infection to AIDS. The aim of the present study was to assess ...  Read More

Frequency of Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV) Type 1 and 2 Infection in HIV Infected Patients

Amitis Ramezani; Arezoo Aghakhani; Mohammad Banifazl; Zahra Boland-Ghamat; Maryam Foroughi; Latif Gachkar; Akbar hadem-Sadegh; Minoo Mohraz

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2012, , Pages 9-13

  Background and Objectives: Human T-cell lymphotropic viruses (HTLV) type 1 and 2 are retroviruses that share the same routes of transmission as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). As a consequence of epidemiologic similarities, HIV and HTLV-1/2 co-infection is frequent. Due to the limited data, this ...  Read More

Tetanus and Diphtheria Seroprevalence in Patients Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Ali Eslamifar; Amitis Ramezani; Mohammad Banifazl; Arezoo Aghakhani

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2012, , Pages 27-31

  Background and Objectives: HIV infected patients are at risk for vaccine-preventable infections such as tetanus and diphtheria (Td). In these patients, these antibodies tend to decline faster. Due to the limited data, this study assessed the seroprevalence of tetanus and diphtheria antibodies in HIV ...  Read More

Association between Human Papillomavirus Infection and Risk of Prostate Cancer

Mohammad Banifazl; Amitis Ramezani; Ali Eslamifar; Arezoo Aghakhani

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2011, , Pages 3-7

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common causes of sexually transmitted diseases worldwide and is the etiological agent of cervical and other anogenital malignancies. Since HPVs have been shown to possess oncogenic potential, an association between HPV infection and prostatic cancer ...  Read More

Association between Hepatitis B Virus Infection Outcome and HLA-A and DRB1 Genotyping in North Part of Iran

Amitis Ramezani; Ali Eslamifar; Arezoo Aghakhani; Ebrahim Kalantar; Mohammad Banifazl; Akbar Velayati

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2009, , Pages 71-74

    Background and Objective: The outcome of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection may be influenced by host factors like Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA). We have investigated HLA-A and DRB1 alleles in patients with persistent hepatitis B infection compared to subjects who had spontaneously recovered from ...  Read More

Significance of Hepatitis B Core Antibody as the Only Marker of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in High Risk Patients

Arezoo Aghakhani; Amitis Ramezani; Minoo Mohraz; Mohammad Banifazl; Ali Eslamifar

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2009, , Pages 80-84

    Background and Objective: Presence of hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc) in the absence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) is defined, as isolated anti-HBc. little is known about the clinical significance of the isolated anti-HBc in hepatitis ...  Read More

High Blood Mercury Levels in Iranian Infants: A Cause For Concern

Amitis Ramezani; Ali Eslamifar; Latif Gachkar; Zahra Pournasiri; Mohammad Banifazl; Arezoo Aghakhani; Mohammad Rabbani; Mohammad Amin Faghih; Ali Akbar Velayati

Volume 3, Issue 4 , September 2008, , Pages 186-190

    ABSTRACT Background and Objective: There have been concerns over possible association between mercury and neurodevelopmental outcomes in infants. In this study we aimed to determine whether blood levels of mercury are above safe values in Iranian infants or not. Materials and Methods:  A ...  Read More

Anemia Prevalence And Related Factors In HIV-Infected Patients: A Cohort Study

Amitis Ramezani; Arezoo Aghakhani; Mohammad Reza Sharif; Mohammad Banifazl; Ali Eslamifar; Ali Akbar Velayati

Volume 3, Issue 3 , June 2008, , Pages 125-128

    Background and Objective: Anemia is a common manifestation of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, occurring in approximately 30% of patients with asymptomatic infection and in as many as 75% to 80% of those with AIDS. Anemia has been associated with decreased quality of life and decreased ...  Read More

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of Clinical Isolates of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa in a Pediatric Hospital

Sara Jam; Duman Sabzevari; Arezoo Aghakhani; Ali Eslamifar; Mohammad Banifazl; Amitis Ramezani

Volume 2, Issue 4 , September 2007, , Pages 144-148

  Background and Objective: Pseudomonas aeruginosa has become a frequent cause of nosocomial infections, particularly in intensive care units (ICUs). Many reports have documented high rates of resistance in this species to commonly-used broad-spectrum antibiotics. The aim of this study was to assess the ...  Read More

Metabolic Abnormalities in HIV-Positive Patients Receiving Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

Amitis Ramezani; Minoo Mohraz; Mohammad Banifazl; Latif Gachkar; Sara Jam; Ali Eslamifar; Farhad Yaghmaie; Kambiz Nemati; Arezoo Aghakhani

Volume 2, Issue 4 , September 2007, , Pages 154-158

  Background and Objective: Dyslipidemia has become a common problem in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease, especially in patients on combination antiretroviral therapy. In this study we aimed to determine the prevalence of dyslipidemia and metabolic abnormalities in 2 groups of HIV infected patients ...  Read More