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)
Anti-biofilm Activity of a Lytic Phage Against Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis

Forough Goodarzi; Masoumeh Hallajzadeh; Mohammad Sholeh; Malihe Talebi; Vahid Pirhajati Mahabadi; Nour Amirmozafari

Volume 17, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 285-294


  Background & Objective: This study aims to isolate a lytic bacteriophage against planktonic Enterococcus faecalis V583 culture and evaluate its ability to disrupt and inhibit biofilm.Methods: An anti-E. faecalis phage was isolated from sewage and visualized by electron microscopy, the vB_EfsS_V583 ...  Read More

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 , April 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

A Comparative Evaluation of ELISA, PCR, and Serum Agglutination Tests For Diagnosis of Brucella Using Human Serum

Khashayar Mohseni; Reza Mirnejad; Vahab Piranfar; Shiva Mirkalantari

Volume 12, Issue 4 , December 2017, , Pages 371-376


  Background & Objective: Since the symptoms of Brucellosis are often atypical and nonspecific, using clinical signs alone to diagnose brucellosis is not advised; therefore, the diagnosis relies predominantly on laboratory testing. Currently, molecular, serological, and microbiological methods are ...  Read More

Comparing Rapid and Specific Detection of Brucella in Clinical Samples by PCR-ELISA and Multiplex-PCR Method

Sharareh Mohammad Hasani; Reza Mirnejad; Vahhab Piranfar; Jafar Amani; Mohamad javad Vafadar

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2016, , Pages 144-150

  Background: Rapid diagnosis and differentiation of Brucella is of high importance due to the side effects of antibiotics for the treatment of brucellosis. This study aimed to identify and compare PCR-ELISA as a more accurate diagnositc test with other common molecular and serological tests. Methods: ...  Read More

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 , October 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

Comparison of Polymerase Chain Reaction, Ziehl-Neelsen Staining and Histopathologic Findings in Formalin-fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Tissue Specimens for Diagnosis of Tuberculosis

Sedigheh Khazaei; Babak Izadi; Zhaleh Zandieh; Azadeh Alvandimanesh; Siavash Vaziri

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2014, , Pages 206-212

  Background and Objective: Tuberculosis is still a major health problem, involving about 1/3 of the world´s population. Diagnosis is difficult when we only use Ziehl-Neelson staining. Many cases may be missed. A more rapid and sensitive diagnostic method is necessary. PCR may be helpful. The aim ...  Read More

The Frequency of HPV 16 and 18 in Cervical Discharge by PCR in Women with Abnormal Pap Smear or Biopsy

Majid Sharbatdaran; Sepideh Siadati; Mahtab Zeinalzadeh; Shahriar Shafaei; Zahra Basirat; Amir Esmi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2013, , Pages 17-20

    Background: Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in the world among women and human papilloma virus (HPV) plays a major role in its development. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of HPV type 16 and 18 in cervical discharge by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method ...  Read More

Development of 16S rRNA targeted PCR methods for the detection of Escherichia coli in Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Fatemeh Fattahi; Alireza Mirvaghefi; Hamid Farahmand; Gholamreza Rafiee; Alireza Abdollahi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2013, , Pages 36-44

    Objectives: The presence of E.coli in fish intended for human consumption may constitute a potential danger, not only in causing disease, but also because of the possible transfer of antibiotic resistance from aquatic bacteria to those infecting humans. The objective of this study was to develop ...  Read More

Searching the Human Herpes 6, 7 (PCR) In CSF of Children Admitted In Pediatric Ward of Rasoul Hospital, Tehran, Iran

Farideh Ebrahimi Taj; Samileh Noorbakhsh; Hamid Reza Monavari; Azardokht Tabatabaei; Masomeh Bakhshyeh

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2012, , Pages 107-111

  Background and Objectives: Meningoencephalitis in Iranian children is frequent, but encephalitis is rare .The frequency of HHV-6 and HHV-7 in central nervous system diseases of our children is unclear. The aim of this study was searching the DNA-s of HHV-6 & HHV-7 in CSF samples of children with ...  Read More

Detection Of Methicillin Resistance In Staphylococcus Aureus By Disk Diffusion And PCR Methods

Horieh Saderi; Mehri Habibi; Parviz Owlia; Mohammadreza Asadi Karam

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2008, , Pages 11-14

    Background and Objective: Methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus is an increasingly important clinical problem. A chromosomal gene, mecA, mediates resistance to penicillinase-resistant penicillins such as methicillin and oxacillin in Staphylococcus aureus. We evaluated the validity of ...  Read More

Detection of Disseminated Mycobactrial Infection Due to BCG Vaccination (BCGosis) in 4 Suspected Infant Autopsies by PCR Method

Farzaneh Jadali; Abdollah Karimi; Shahnaz Armin; Atoussa Gharib; Fatemeh Fallah; Mohammad Sharifian; Elham Mazaheri-tehrani

Volume 2, Issue 3 , June 2007, , Pages 89-93

  Background and Objective: BCG vaccination is used in many countries with a high prevalence of TB to prevent childhood tuberculosis meningitis and miliary disease. Local and systemic sideeffects are associated with BCG vaccine. The most critical reaction is disseminated BCG infection which occurs in mostly ...  Read More

Molecular-Friendly Histopathology

Mehdi Nassiri; Mehrdad Nadji

Volume 1, Issue 1 , January 2006, , Pages 1-6

  The rapidly expanding fields of pharmacogenomics and pharmacodiagnostics have presented the pathology laboratories with many challenges and opportunities. As custodians of patient tissues, these laboratories are in the logical position to perform biomolecular testing for proper management of patients. ...  Read More

Investigation of Helicobacter Pylori in the mucosa of sinuses of patients with chronic sinusitis

Mohammad Ebrahim Yarmohammadi; Horieh Saderi; S.Hadi Saghelaini; Jamshid Narenjkar J

Volume 1, Issue 1 , January 2006, , Pages 31-34

  Objective: To investigate the presence of Helicobacter pylori in sinonasal mucosa of patients with chronic sinusitis Design: A prospective case-control study Materials and methods: Mucosal specimens were collected from the mid-third middle meatus and lateral side of mid-cornea. H. pylori has been investigated ...  Read More