Niloofar Deravi

Niloofar Deravi
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

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The emerging COVID-19 pandemic led to a dramatic increase in global mortality and morbidity rates. As in most infections, fatal complications of coronavirus affliction are triggered by an untrammeled host inflammatory response. Cytokine storms created by high levels of interleukin and other cytokines elucidate the pathology of severe COVID-19. In t...
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Aging is described as an advanced time-related collection of changes that may negatively affect with the risk of several diseases or death. Aging is a main factor of several age-related neurological disorders, including neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia), stroke, neuroinflammation, neurotoxicity, bra...
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Global and regional trends of population aging spotlight major public health concerns. As one of the most common adverse prognostic factors, advanced age is associated with a remarkable incidence risk of many non-communicable diseases, affecting major organ systems of the human body. Age-dependent factors and molecular processes can change the nerv...
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Although severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection has caused many complications, the invention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines has also brought about several adverse events, from common side effects to unexpected and rare ones. Common vaccine-related adverse reactions manifest locally or systematically...
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Background We investigated the impact of weight change on mortality in a population-based cohort setting. Methods We conducted two weight measurements for 5436 participants aged ≥ 30 years with an approximate 3-year interval. Based on their weight change, we categorized participants to: > 5% weight loss, 3–5% weight loss, stable weight (± < 3%), 3...
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Migraine headaches are highly prevalent, affecting 15% of the population. However, despite many studies to determine this disease's mechanism and efficient management, its pathophysiology has not been fully elucidated. There are suggested hypotheses about the possible mediating role of mast cells, immunoglobulin E, histamine, and cytokines in this...
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In specific populations, soy products have been a part of their diet for many centuries. Soybeans are known to be beneficial mostly because of being rich sources of isoflavones. Various studies showed that Soy isoflavones such as daidzein and genistein have positive effects on gastrointestinal health, cancer prevention, and health promotion in post...
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Purpose: With the widespread application of ionizing radiation in medical practice, concerns have been increased regarding the hazardous effects of radiation. Studies have demonstrated that some variables such as body dimensions affect the absorbed radiation dose. In this study, the association between Body Mass Index (BMI) and absorbed dose in Com...
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Background and aims Cancer is the cause of many deaths and is the second most prevalent cause of death worldwide. Besides its high mortality, cancer can cause emotional and economic burdens on patients and society. Hypericum is known as herbal medicine that has many species. Its anticancer effects have been proven in various articles. It has many a...
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Objective To quantify the association between ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) metrics and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) including different subtypes [coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, and sudden death], and all-cause mortality in an Iranian population. Methods The study population included 6,388 participants (2,726 men) aged 48.0 ± 1...
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Diabetes mellitus is one of the most prevalent metabolic disorders that affect people of all genders, ages, and races. Medicinal herbs have gained attention from researchers and have been widely investigated for their antidiabetic potential. Saffron ( Crocus sativus L.) and its main constituents, that is, crocin and crocetin, are natural carotenoid...
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Endothelial cells (ECs) play a critical role in health and disease due to their widespread distribution and unique location. Although ECs are not regarded as classical immune cells, they actively participate in innate immune and inflammatory responses. EC function is affected by exogenous activators (i.e., infectious agents) and endogenous triggers...
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Nowadays, electrocardiogram (ECG) changes are one of the valuable diagnostic clues for recognizing abnormalities. Potassium is one of the essential electrolytes in cardiac cells, and its variations affect ECG. Potassium disorders, including hyperkalemia and hypokalemia in authoritarian states, may lead to heart dysfunctions and could be life-threat...
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Hundreds of millions of people around the world suffer from neurological disorders or have experienced them intermittently, which has significantly reduced their quality of life. The common treatments for neurological disorders are relatively expensive and may lead to a wide variety of side effects including sleep attacks, gastrointestinal side eff...
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Background Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP), including chronic hypertension, preeclampsia and gestational hypertension, is the cause of about 50,000 deaths out of 400,000 perinatal deaths. HDP is an effective risk factor in stroke, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases like ischemic heart disease. There is a significant relation bet...
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Background: Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is a type of blood cancer that is more prevalent in children. Several treatment methods are available for ALL, including chemotherapy, upfront treatment regimens, and pediatric-inspired regimens for adults. Monoclonal antibodies (Mabs) are the novel Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved remedies f...
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Background Use of natural products has been proposed as an efficient method in modulation of immune system and treatment of cancers. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of cryptotanshinone (CPT), naringenin, and their combination in modulating the immune response towards Th1 cells and the involvement of JAK2/STAT3 signaling pathw...
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Patients suffering from iron overload can experience serious complications. In such patients, various organs, such as endocrine glands and liver, can be damaged. Although iron is a crucial element for life, iron overload can be potentially toxic for human cells due to its role in generating free radicals. In the past few decades, there has been a m...
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has led to huge concern worldwide. Some SARS-CoV-2 infected patients may experience post–COVID-19 complications such as multisystem inflammatory syndrome, defined by symptoms including fever and elevated inflammatory markers (such as elevati...
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An increasing amount of evidence suggests that cinnamon, due to its rich source of polyphenol content, may exert antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, hence could be used in the treatment of variety of diseases. in this regard, many studies explored the effects of cinnamon and its bioactive components (coumarin, cinnamic acid, cinnamaldehyd...
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Although severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection has caused many complications, the invention of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines has also brought about several adverse events, from common side effects to unexpected and rare ones. Common vaccine-related adverse reactions manifest locally or systematically...
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Cancer is responsible for the death of millions of people all around the world. among the large group of cancers, the prevalence of breast cancer is highest in women. therapeutic interventions, including removal surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy which is largely used, may cause adverse effects on the quality of patients'...
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Cancer is among the most life-threatening diseases worldwide. Along with conventional therapies like chemotherapy, surgery, and radiotherapy, alternative treatment approaches such as traditional Chinese medicine have attracted considerable public and scientific interest that could be beneficial for patients diagnosed with cancer. Salvia miltiorrhiz...
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Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is characterized by cognitive impairments that hinder daily activities and lead to personal and behavioral problems. Plasma hyperphosphorylated tau protein at threonine 181 (p-tau181) has recently emerged as a new sensitive tool for the diagnosis of AD patients. We herein investigated the association of plasma P-tau181 and...
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Soybean isoflavones including genistein, daidzein and glycitein have excellent therapeutic and health properties. In this article, we reviewed soy isoflavones with a specific focus on the role they play in dentistry. In the present article, we reviewed English published articles up to December 2020 and summarized their effectiveness in inflammation...
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Diabetes is a widely known disease, which afflicts millions of people annually and is considered one of the leading culprits of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Researchers are making an enormous effort to propose more efficient remedies for the better amelioration of the disease. On the other hand, the public interest in the consumption of herba...
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Sclareol is a labdane-type phytochemical compound that, due to its pharmacological attributes and historical use in herbal medicine, has attracted noteworthy attention. Numbers of research, mainly through testing on human and animal models, have demonstrated a wide range of effects, by which using sclareol may be considered as an important method i...
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For the last three decades, the world population has experienced new epidemics of coronaviruses. The world is currently witnessing the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic, which is a disease that comes from a novel coronavirus called Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The available genetic and clinical proofs su...
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The complement system, as a vital part of innate immunity, has an important role in the clearance of pathogens; however, unregulated activation of this system probably has a key role in the pathogenesis of acute lung injury, which is induced by highly pathogenic viruses (i.e. influenza A viruses and severe acute respiratory syndrome [SARS] coronavi...
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Diabetes mellitus and Alzheimer’s disease are considered the most prevalent diseases in older ages worldwide. The main pathology of Alzheimer’s disease is highly related with accumulation of misfolded proteins that lead to neuronal dysfunction in the brain. On the other hand, diabetes mellitus is associated with alteration of insulin signaling, whi...
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Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In this study, we aimed to assess the association between visit-to-visit variability of fasting blood sugar (FBS), HbA1c, blood sugar 2 h post-prandial (BS2hpp), lipid indices, creatinine, systolic and diastolic blood pressu...
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Cytokines produced by T helper cells (Th cells) have essential roles in the body's defense against viruses. Type 1 T helper (Th1) cells are essential for the host defense toward intracellular pathogens while T helper type 2 (Th2) cells are considered to be critical for the helminthic parasites' elimination swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus, a d...
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Background: Anthropometric measures [i.e., body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR)] have been used as prediction factors for incident hypertension. However, whether any of these measures is superior to another in the matter of accuracy in predicting hypertension in diabetic patients has been controversial....
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Age-related neurological disorders [ANDs] involve neurodegenerative diseases [NDDs] such as Alzheimer's disease [AD], the most frequent kind of dementia in elderly people, and Parkinson's disease [PD], and also other disorders like epilepsy and migraine. Although ANDs are multifactorial, Aging is a principal risk factor for them. The common and mos...
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Background and aims Antibody-based therapeutics have been evidenced promising for the treatment of colorectal cancer patients. However, the size and long circulating half-lives of antibodies can limit their reproducible manufacture in clinical studies. Consequently, in novel therapeutic approaches conventional antibodies are minimized and engineere...
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Background To examine the impact of weight change on incident cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease (CVD/CHD) among an Iranian population with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Methods The study population included 763 participants with T2DM aged ≥ 30 years without a history of CVD and cancer at baseline. Two weight measurements done at...
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In a perspective entitled 'From plant survival under severe stress to anti-viral human defense' we raised and justified the hypothesis that transcript level profiles of justified target genes established from in vitro somatic embryogenesis (SE) induction in plants as a reference compared to virus-induced profiles can identify differential virus sig...
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In this era, the novel Coronavirus, referred to as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a life-threatening virus with a high mortality rate (4.2%) and with no absolute treatment as of yet, may ultimately result in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). ARDS is one of the fatal complications, highlighted by pulmonary in...
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Background: Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is the most frequent fungal disorder in healthy and normal women. Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro antifungal susceptibility of clinical isolates Candida albicans and Candida glabrata, the two most common candida species in Iranian patients with VVC. Methods: One hundred and e...
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Background It is known that Vitamin D can increase the body’s immunity against some viral infections. Many people around the world have vitamin D deficiency and, therefore, this has become a public concern whether vitamin D is an important factor protecting against COVID-19 infection. In this paper, the data about the roles of vitamin D on immunity...
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Candida glabrata is the second frequent etiologic agent of mucosal and invasive candidiasis. Based on the recent developments in molecular methods, C. glabrata has been introduced as a complex composed of C. glabrata, Candida nivariensis, and Candida bracarensis. The four main classes of antifungal drugs effective against C. glabrata are pyrimidine...
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Background. Prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has been reported to be higher in the institutionalized mentally disabled patients than that of the general population previously reported in Iran. This study aims to investigate HBV infection among nurses and families of the hospitalized mentally disabled patients. Material and methods. T...
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The novel coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV or severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has caused an epidemic with high mortality and morbidity since December 2019, in Wuhan, China. The infection has now been transmitted to more than 210 countries worldwide and caused more than 200,000 deaths. Similar to other coronaviruses such...
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The global widespread mortality after the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in China, has become a critical concern all around the world. Convalescent plasma (CP) therapy is one of the methods elevating the survival rate for COVID-19 infection cases. This technique, as a practicable therapy, was used in previous viral outbreaks including influenza,...
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Leishmaniasis are neglected diseases and a public health problem; they are caused by protozoan species belonging to the genus Leishmania and mostly influences the poor populations in many developing countries. The lack of effective medications, and an approved vaccine, high toxicity and life-threatening side effects and many cases of drug resistanc...
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Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is characterized by cognitive impairments and memory difficulties, which hinder daily activities and lead to personal and behavioral problems. In recent years, blood-based biomarkers like plasma phosphorylated tau protein at threonine 181 (p tau 181) emerged as new tools and showed sufficient power in detecting AD patients...
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Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is characterized by cognitive impairments and memory difficulties, which cause daily activities, personal and behavioural problems. In recent years blood-based biomarkers like plasma phosphorylated tau protein at threonine 181 (p tau 181) emerged as new tools and showed a sufficient power in detecting AD patients from healt...
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Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is characterized by cognitive impairments and memory difficulties that hinder daily activities and lead to personal and behavioral problems. Plasma hyperphosphorylated tau protein at threonine 181 (p-tau181), a blood-based biomarker, has recently emerged as a new tool with sufficient sensitivity for distinguishing AD patien...
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Background Trichophyton benhamiae is a zoophilic dermatophyte, known as one of the causative agents of dermatophytosis. Objectives The purpose of this study was to explore the genotypes of T. benhamiae strains isolated from geographically different areas of Iran and also to evaluate in vitro antifungal susceptibility profile of these strains again...
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Around the end of December 2019, a new beta-coronavirus from Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China began to spread rapidly. The new virus, called SARS-CoV-2, which could be transmitted through respiratory droplets, had a range of mild to severe symptoms, from simple cold in some cases to death in others. The disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 was named COVID...
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Naringenin is a natural compound with potential anti-cancer effects against several cancer types. Also, its precise molecular mechanisms regarding tumor growth suppression has not been completely elucidated. In the current study the apoptosis-inducing and anti-proliferative effects of Naringenin together with cyclophosphamide were studied in breast...
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Introduction: Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), global health problem and it is a threat to health and the development of countries. Currently, the number of people with COVID-19 as well as the resulting death toll is rising sharply worldwide. People with underlying diseases may be at greater risk. Aim: The purpose of the present study w...
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After the emergence of the novel 2019 coronavirus disease in P. R. China, this highly contagious disease has been currently spread out to almost all countries, worldwide. Novel 2019 coronavirus disease, Middle East respiratory syndrome, and severe acute respiratory syndrome are reported to cause a higher risk for severe infections in patients with...
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Background: To date, anthropometric measures (i.e. body mass index (BMI), waist to hip ratio (WHR) and waist to height ratio (WHtR) have shown to be associated with prediction of incident hypertension. However, the difference in accuracy of these measures has been of controversy. We aimed to determine whether WHtR is a more accurate tool for HTN th...
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Background: To explores the prevalence of autoantibodies (zinc transporter 8 autoantibodies (ZnT8A), antibodies to insulin (IAAs), glutamic acid decarboxylase autoantibody (GAD65)), the relation of the type of positive autoantibody and the number of positive autoantibodies with the glycemic and lipid profile of the patients with LADA (Latent Autoim...
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: Since the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), in Wuhan, China, there were more than 1,773,000 confirmed infected cases. This infection has spread to almost all countries around the world with reported high mortality and morbidity. Infections in children and infants have been reported as well. The condition of the infected children wa...
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Recurrent implantation failure (RIF) is a term for description of conditions in which women have experienced three failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles in spite of the presence of good quality embryos. Several uterine, male, or embryo factors, or parameters related with IVF protocol are associated with the occurrence of RIF. However, a number...
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Objective We assessed the therapeutic effects of photobiomodulation (PBM) and adipose-derived stem cell (ADS) treatments individually and together on the maturation step of repairing of a delayed healing wound model in rats with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1). Research design and methods We randomly assigned 24 rats with DM1 to four groups (n=6 pe...
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Objectives: Our aim in this study was to assess the relationship between serum lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] and apolipoproteins and the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy (DR). Methods: One thousand fifty-seven patients with type 2 diabetes were divided into 2 main groups and followed for 5 years: 637 patients without DR and 420 patients with DR....
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Combination therapy of PBM+ADS is more effective that either PBM or ADS in stimulating skin injury repair, and modulating inflammatory response in an MRSA-infected wound model of rats with DM1.

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