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Calcitriol Started in the Donor, Expands the Population of CD4+CD25+ T Cells in Renal Transplant Recipients
Objectives: Alloreactive T cells recognize antigens via direct and indirect pathways. The competency of costimulatory molecules on antigen-presenting cells (APC) is important. An active form of vitamin D (1,25(OH)2D3, ...
The most common anatomical sites of arterial injury in the extremities: A review of 75 angiographically-proven cases
The incidence of vascular injury has increased worldwide. In an attempt to quantitate the specific arteries most commonly involved in the extremities, we reviewed 75 patients with extremity trauma who were evaluated with ...
Massive diminution of the cervical spine: One case report
The authors report a 13-year-old female with shunted hydrocephalus who when evaluated for neck pain, was found to have not only fusion of cervical vertebrae but significant diminution of the cervical spine. Following our ...
The role of endothelial nitric oxide synthase -786 T/C polymorphism in cardiac instability following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac abnormalities are observed frequently after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). A subset of aSAH patients develops neurogenic cardiomyopathy, likely induced by catecholamine excess. Genetic ...
The Iranian female high school students' attitude towards people with HIV/AIDS: A cross-sectional study
Background: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has become an important public health hazard in Iran. It is believed that AIDS-related knowledge does not necessarily translate into behavior modification. Hence, it ...
Concomitant pulmonary tuberculosis and tuberculous appendicitis in a recipient of a renal transplant: A case report
Introduction. Tuberculosis is still a serious infection among recipients of renal transplants. Although the ileocecal region is the most affected part in intestinal tuberculosis, acute tuberculous appendicitis is quite a ...
End-tidal CO2 levels lower in subclinical and overt hypothyroidism than healthy controls; no relationship to thyroid function tests
Background: Hypoventilation is a frequently suspected complication of hypothyroidism. Objective: In this study we examined the hypothesis that changes in alveolar ventilation, as measured by end-tidal carbon dioxide (Et-CO2), ...
Crimean - Congo haemorrhagic fever presenting as thrombotic microangiopathy and acute renal failure
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External landmarks for identifying the drainage site of the vein of Labbé : Application to neurosurgical procedures
Introduction. The vein of Labbé is an important structure of the lateral cortical surface. However, to date, studies aimed at providing external landmarks for aiding in its identification have been scant. Therefore, the ...
False positive seroreactivity to brucellosis in tuberculosis patients: A prevalence study
Background: The rising worldwide incidence of tuberculosis (TB) increases the demand for knowledge about its potential seroreactivity with other microbial agents. A few reports and the authors' experiences indicate that ...