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Clinical and laboratory findings from patients with COVID-19 pneumonia in Babol North of Iran: a retrospective cohort study.

Mostafa Javanian, Masomeh Bayani, Mehran Shokri, Mahmoud Sadeghi-Haddad-Zavareh, Arefeh Babazadeh, Babak Yeganeh, Sima Mohseni, Raheleh Mehraein, Mahdi Sepidarkish, Ali Bijani, Ali Rostami, Mehdi Shahbazi, Afrooz Monadi Tabari, Asieh Shabani, Jila Masrour-Roudsari, Amir Hossein Hasanpour, Hossein Emam Gholinejad, Hossein Ghorbani, Soheil Ebrahimpour,

BACKGROUND:In December, 2019, China, has experienced an outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Coronavirus has now spread to all of the continents. We aimed to consider clinical characteristics, laboratory data of COVID-19 that provided more information for the research of this novel virus. METHODS:We performed a retrospective cohort study ... Read more >>

Rom J Intern Med (Romanian journal of internal medicine = Revue roumaine de medecine interne)
[2020, :]

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Global and regional seroprevalence estimates for human toxocariasis: A call for action.

Guangxu Ma, Ali Rostami, Tao Wang, Andreas Hofmann, Peter J Hotez, Robin B Gasser,

Human toxocariasis is a parasitic disease transmitted usually from dogs and/or cats that are infected with Toxocara species, and can be associated with a range of allergic, neurological and/or visual disorders. Recent epidemiological research has estimated that ~1.4 billion people worldwide, particularly in subtropical and tropical regions, are infected with, ... Read more >>

Adv. Parasitol. (Advances in parasitology)
[2020, 109:275-290]

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Global prevalence of Toxocara infection in cats.

Ali Rostami, Mahdi Sepidarkish, Guangxu Ma, Tao Wang, Maryam Ebrahimi, Yadolah Fakhri, Hamed Mirjalali, Andreas Hofmann, Calum N L Macpherson, Peter J Hotez, Robin B Gasser,

Zoonotic parasites, including Toxocara species, of pet and stray cats are of public health importance. Justification for, and the design and implementation of prevention and control of human toxocariasis may benefit from an understanding of the zoonotic potential and prevalence of parasites in this definitive host species. This is the ... Read more >>

Adv. Parasitol. (Advances in parasitology)
[2020, 109:615-639]

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Recent advances on innate immune pathways related to host-parasite cross-talk in cystic and alveolar echinococcosis.

Nayer Mehdizad Bakhtiar, Adel Spotin, Mahmoud Mahami-Oskouei, Ehsan Ahmadpour, Ali Rostami,

Cystic echinococcosis (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE) are life-threatening parasitic infections worldwide caused by Echinococcus granulosus (sensu lato) and E. multilocularis, respectively. Very little is known about the factors affecting innate susceptibility and resistance to infection with Echinococcus spp. Although benzimidazolic drugs against CE and AE have definitively improved the ... Read more >>

Parasit Vectors (Parasites & vectors)
[2020, 13(1):232]

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Mapping local patterns of childhood overweight and wasting in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017.

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A double burden of malnutrition occurs when individuals, household members or communities experience both undernutrition and overweight. Here, we show geospatial estimates of overweight and wasting prevalence among children under 5 years of age in 105 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) from 2000 to 2017 and aggregate these to policy-relevant ... Read more >>

Nat. Med. (Nature medicine)
[2020, 26(5):750-759]

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Switchable Multi-Color Solution-Processed QD-laser.

Samiye Matloub, Pegah Amini, Ali Rostami,

In this paper, for the first time, the switchable two-color quantum dot laser has been realized considering solution process technology, which has both simultaneous and lonely lasing capability exploiting selective energy contacts. Furthermore, both channels can be modulated independently, which is a significant feature in high-speed data transmission. To this ... Read more >>

Sci Rep (Scientific reports)
[2020, 10(1):5273]

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Global assessment of genetic paradigms of Pvmdr1 mutations in chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium vivax isolates.

Adel Spotin, Mahmoud Mahami-Oskouei, Ehsan Ahmadpour, Mahdi Parsaei, Ali Rostami, Shima Emami, Saba Gholipour, Mostafa Farmani,

BACKGROUND:Chloroquine (CQ) is generally prescribed as the front-line antimalarial drug of choice to treat Plasmodium vivax infections; however, some clinical CQ-resistant P. vivax isolates have been indigenously reported around the world during the last decade. METHODS:In this study, P. vivax isolates (n=52) were obtained from autochthonous samples in southeast Iran ... Read more >>

Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. (Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene)
[2020, 114(5):339-345]

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Is Ascaris lumbricoides a risk factor for development of asthma? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Ali Taghipour, Ali Rostami, Mahdi Sepidarkish, Fatemeh Ghaffarifar,

There are numerous epidemiological and experimental evidences to suggest that Ascaris lumbricoides infection is a neglected risk factor for development of asthma. For this purpose, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis for better understanding of this relationship. Systematic searching (PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar) was done, ... Read more >>

Microb. Pathog. (Microbial pathogenesis)
[2020, 142:104099]

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Global prevalence of Toxocara infection in dogs.

Ali Rostami, Seyed Mohammad Riahi, Andreas Hofmann, Guangxu Ma, Tao Wang, Hamed Behniafar, Ali Taghipour, Yadolah Fakhri, Adel Spotin, Bill C H Chang, Calum N L Macpherson, Peter J Hotez, Robin B Gasser,

Dogs serve as the most important definitive hosts for Toxocara canis-a causative agent of human toxocariasis and one of the most widespread zoonotic helminth worldwide. The present study was undertaken to assess the global prevalence of T. canis infection in dogs. PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, EMBASE and SciELO were ... Read more >>

Adv. Parasitol. (Advances in parasitology)
[2020, 109:561-583]

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The First Report and Molecular Analysis of Enterocytozoon bieneusi from Raccoon (Procyon lotor) in North of Iran.

Ehsan Javanmard, Sara Nemati, Meysam Sharifdini, Ali Rostami, Hamed Mirjalali, Mohammad Reza Zali,

Microsporidia are known opportunistic microorganisms and usually transmitted via the fecal-oral route. However, there is no information about human-infecting microsporidia in wildlife in Iran. This study aimed to investigate and analyze human-infecting microsporidia isolated from raccoons in north of Iran. Totally, 30 fecal samples were collected; then, DNA extraction was ... Read more >>

J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. (The Journal of eukaryotic microbiology)
[2020, 67(3):359-368]

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Mapping child growth failure across low- and middle-income countries.

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Childhood malnutrition is associated with high morbidity and mortality globally1. Undernourished children are more likely to experience cognitive, physical, and metabolic developmental impairments that can lead to later cardiovascular disease, reduced intellectual ability and school attainment, and reduced economic productivity in adulthood2. Child growth failure (CGF), expressed as stunting, wasting, ... Read more >>

Nature (Nature)
[2020, 577(7789):231-234]

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Neonatal sepsis in Iran: A systematic review and meta-analysis on national prevalence and causative pathogens.

Zahra Akbarian-Rad, Seyed Mohammad Riahi, Ali Abdollahi, Parisa Sabbagh, Soheil Ebrahimpour, Mostafa Javanian, VeneelaKrishnaRekha Vasigala, Ali Rostami,

BACKGROUND:Neonatal sepsis is accounted for 30-50% of annual neonatal deaths in developing countries. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis study to evaluate the national prevalence and identification of the etiological pathogens of neonatal sepsis in Iran. METHODS:A comprehensive literature search was done on the national and international databases for ... Read more >>

PLoS ONE (PloS one)
[2020, 15(1):e0227570]

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Profiling of novel circulating microRNAs as a non-invasive biomarker in diagnosis and follow-up of high and low-grade gliomas.

Alireza Tabibkhooei, Maryam Izadpanahi, Abolfazl Arab, Ali Zare-Mirzaei, Sara Minaeian, Ali Rostami, Alireza Mohsenian,

OBJECTIVE:Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common primary malignant neoplasm of the central nervous system (CNS). Despite the progress in therapeutic strategies such as surgical techniques, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy, prognosis and therapeutically convenient monitoring tools in patients with GBM has not improved significantly up to now.Therefore, exosomal miRNAs as ... Read more >>

Clin Neurol Neurosurg (Clinical neurology and neurosurgery)
[2020, 190:105652]

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Seroprevalence estimates for toxocariasis in people worldwide: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Ali Rostami, Seyed Mohammad Riahi, Celia V Holland, Ali Taghipour, Mohsen Khalili-Fomeshi, Yadolah Fakhri, Vahid Fallah Omrani, Peter J Hotez, Robin B Gasser,

BACKGROUND:Human toxocariasis is an important neglected disease. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis study to estimate the global and regional prevalence of anti-Toxocara serum antibodies (referred to as 'T-seroprevalence') in human populations around the world. METHODS:We searched five international databases (PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, SciELO and Scopus) for ... Read more >>

PLoS Negl Trop Dis (PLoS neglected tropical diseases)
[2019, 13(12):e0007809]

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Intestinal parasites in hemodialysis patients from developing countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Ali Taghipour, Meysam Olfatifar, Ali Rostami, Masoud Foroutan, VeneelaKrishnaRekha Vasigala, Mojtaba Norouzi,

Intestinal parasitic infection (IPI) is the main cause of gastrointestinal complications in hemodialysis patients due to their impaired immune systems. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the prevalence and odds ratio (OR) of IPIs in this population. Relevant eligible studies were identified by searching the PubMed, Science ... Read more >>

Hemodial Int (Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis)
[2020, 24(1):12-21]

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A Large Solitary Hemangioblastoma of the Lateral Ventricles: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Alireza Tabibkhooei, Arash Fattahi, Ali Rostami,

Hemangioblastoma (HB) in the supratentorial region of the brain is rare and only a few cases are reported on intraventricular HB. HB of the lateral ventricles is even rarer. We present a case of a 30-year-old man with generalized tonic clonic seizures. The brain computed tomography showed a 5.5 cm ... Read more >>

Iran J Med Sci (Iranian journal of medical sciences)
[2020, 45(1):67-72]

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Mapping disparities in education across low- and middle-income countries.

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Educational attainment is an important social determinant of maternal, newborn, and child health1-3. As a tool for promoting gender equity, it has gained increasing traction in popular media, international aid strategies, and global agenda-setting4-6. The global health agenda is increasingly focused on evidence of precision public health, which illustrates the ... Read more >>

Nature (Nature)
[2020, 577(7789):235-238]

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Evaluation of geostatistical techniques and their hybrid in modelling of groundwater quality index in the Marand Plain in Iran.

Ali Asghar Rostami, Mohammad Isazadeh, Mahmoud Shahabi, Hamed Nozari,

In many parts of the world, groundwater is considered as one of the main sources of urban and rural drinking water. Over the past three decades, the qualitative and quantitative characteristics of aquifers have been negatively affected by different factors such as excessive use of chemical fertilizers in agriculture, indiscreet, ... Read more >>

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int (Environmental science and pollution research international)
[2019, 26(34):34993-35009]

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Acute Toxoplasma infection in pregnant women worldwide: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Ali Rostami, Seyed Mohammad Riahi, Despina G Contopoulos-Ioannidis, H Ray Gamble, Yadolah Fakhri, Malihe Nourollahpour Shiadeh, Masoud Foroutan, Hamed Behniafar, Ali Taghipour, Yvonne A Maldonado, Ali H Mokdad, Robin B Gasser,

BACKGROUND:Acute Toxoplasma infection (ATI) during pregnancy, if left untreated, can cause severe adverse outcomes for the fetus and newborn. Here, we undertook a meta-analysis to estimate the worldwide prevalence of ATI in pregnant women. METHODS:We searched international databases for studies published between January 1988 and November 2018. We included population-based ... Read more >>

PLoS Negl Trop Dis (PLoS neglected tropical diseases)
[2019, 13(10):e0007807]

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Diagnosis of Candida albicans: conventional diagnostic methods compared to the loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay.

Shirzad Fallahi, Milad Babaei, Ali Rostami, Hadi Mirahmadi, Zahra Arab-Mazar, Asghar Sepahvand,

Candida species cause a wide range of opportunistic infections in humans and animals. The detection of Candida species by conventional diagnosis methods is costly and time consuming. This study was conducted for the first time to evaluate and compare a relatively new molecular assay and the loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) ... Read more >>

Arch. Microbiol. (Archives of microbiology)
[2020, 202(2):275-282]

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Efficient Optical and UV-Vis Chemosensor Based on Chromo Probes-Polymeric Nanocomposite Hybrid for Selective Recognition of Fluoride Ions.

Roya Sedghi, Hamed Javadi, Bahareh Heidari, Ali Rostami, Rajender S Varma,

A novel colorimetric sensor based on the TiO2/poly(acrylamide-co-methylene bis acrylamide-co-2-(3-(4-nitro-phenyl)thioureido)ethyl methacrylate) nanocomposite was synthesized via a surface modification strategy; methacryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane was used to provide reactive vinyl groups on the surface of TiO2 nanoparticles for the successful surface polymerization of Am (acrylamide), MBA (methylenbisacrylamide), and NPhM (2-(3-(4-nitrophenyl)thioureido)ethyl methacrylate) components. The successful ... Read more >>

ACS Omega (ACS omega)
[2019, 4(14):16001-16008]

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Highlights of human ectopic fascioliasis: a systematic review.

Ali Taghipour, Leila Zaki, Ali Rostami, Masoud Foroutan, Fatemeh Ghaffarifar, Atefeh Fathi, Amir Abdoli,

Fascioliasis is a tropical zoonotic disease caused by the Fasciola parasite. The adult parasite usually resides in the liver and biliary ducts; however, several cases of ectopic fascioliasis (EF) have been reported. This study is a highlight on EF according to the confirmed case reports. In a setting of systematic ... Read more >>

Infect Dis (Lond) (Infectious diseases (London, England))
[2019, 51(11-12):785-792]

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Therapeutic efficacy of nanocompounds in the treatment of cystic and alveolar echinococcoses: challenges and future prospects.

Nayer Mehdizad Bakhtiar, Abolfazl Akbarzadeh, Adriano Casulli, Mahmoud Mahami-Oskouei, Ehsan Ahmadpour, Sanam Nami, Ali Rostami, Adel Spotin,

Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato and E. multilocularis are the causative agents of life-threatening cystic and alveolar echinococcoses (CE and AE), respectively, which lead to serious public health concerns across the globe. Benzimidazoles (BMZs) are the drugs of choice for the treatment of human CE and AE. Presently, the chemotherapeutic failures ... Read more >>

Parasitol. Res. (Parasitology research)
[2019, 118(9):2455-2466]

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Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and mortality of HIV, 1980-2017, and forecasts to 2030, for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2017.

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BACKGROUND:Understanding the patterns of HIV/AIDS epidemics is crucial to tracking and monitoring the progress of prevention and control efforts in countries. We provide a comprehensive assessment of the levels and trends of HIV/AIDS incidence, prevalence, mortality, and coverage of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for 1980-2017 and forecast these estimates to 2030 ... Read more >>

Lancet HIV (The lancet. HIV)
[2019, 6(12):e831-e859]

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Urinary tract infection in children with nephrotic syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Hadi Sorkhi, Seyed Mohammad Riahi, Soheil Ebrahimpour, Nader Shaikh, Ali Rostami,

OBJECTIVE:Urinary tract infection (UTI) is among the most common infection diseases in children with nephrotic syndrome (NS), resulting in treatment failure and relapse. No systematic reviews have estimated the prevalence of UTI in children with NS on a global scale, therefore, did the first systematic review and meta-analysis study to ... Read more >>

Microb. Pathog. (Microbial pathogenesis)
[2019, 137:103718]

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