Reza Imani

Reza Imani
medical university of shahrekord -iran · infectiouse and tropical diseases

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January 2000 - present
Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (33)
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Background: Recently, the epidemiology of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection has been changing sue to lifestyle-related variations. To our knowledge, there are no published data about the seroepidemiology of this infection in Shahrekord, central Iran, by which decisions on the commissioning of a vaccination program could be made. Objectives: This st...
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Hepatitis B (HB) disease occurs with high risk behaviors in the different communities. Aim of this study was to find out some of local customs in lifestyle that might be risk factors for transmitting this disease in order to design the educational programs and control it periodically in Chaharmahal VA Bakhtiari, Iran. This was a case-control study,...
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Background and purpose: Surveillance is a system of continuing health checks, is considered as a critical part of public health practice for planning and implantation of effective prevention and control interventions for communicable diseases in the region. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of an active method of data collection on...
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Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) causes acute and chronic liver disease worldwide. HBV has eight genotypes (A to H) which is the reflection of its genome with their characteristic geographical distribution. Each genotype could have different pathogenic and therapeutic characteristics. There have been few records on HBV genotyping in general population from...
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Heptavalent pneumococcal vaccine which included pneumococcal serotypes 4, 6B, 9V,14, 18C, 19F and 23F has been regularly used and is effective on preventing invasive pneumococcal infection. This study aimed to determine vaccine-related serotype distribution in nasopharyngeal carrier and healthy children under five years old. In this cross-sectional...
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Background: Hepatitis B virus is one of the important viral causes of liver inflammation with high worldwide prevalence and important hepatic and extra hepatic complications. Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of hepatitis B in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province, Iran. Patients and methods: For...
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To prevent post cholecystectomy infection, the most common microorganisms causing it and their antibacterial susceptibility pattern should be determined. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to determine the exact incidence and nature of the microbial flora in the bile of the patients with cholelithiasis and chronic cholecystitis as well as...
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Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education: Determine the exact incidence and nature of the microbial flora in bile of the patients with cholelithiasis and chronic cholecystitis as well as their antibiotic sensitivity pattern.
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Background: Although the number of infectious diseases has sharply decreased in last few decades, parasitic diseases persist in developing countries. On the other hand, chronic psychiatric patients tend to have low self-control, poor personal hygiene, long term institutionalization and extremely low self-care should be monitored for parasitic disea...
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Achillea millefolium L. is cultivated in Iran and widely used in traditional medicine for gastrointestinal disorders. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of hydroalcoholic extract of A. millefolium on the contraction and relaxation of isolated ileum in rat. In this experimental study, aerial parts of A. millefolium were extracted by m...
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Background and Objectives: An increasing number of tularemia was reported in all over the world. This infection is characterized by different clinical syndromes that can be considered in differential diagnosis of infectious disease. Despite effective antibiotics against Francisella tularensis, this infection is still as one of the agent of mortalit...
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Introduction Hajj pilgrimage is one of the most blessed rituals in Islamic culture which brings over two million pilgrims, every year, from all over the world to Mecca. This huge population congregation inevitably endangers pilgrims to develop several types of infections due to microbial transmission which is facilitated in this condition [1]. Resp...
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Background and Objective: In Iran, prenatal Chlamydia and gonorrhea screening of pregnant women and neonatal eye prophylaxis are not routine practice. The present research aimed to identify bacterial agents of neonatal conjunctivitis. Materials & Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted on all babies born over a period from April 2007 to Apri...
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Background: Chronic hepatitis C is a major health concern around the world. Although transmission of hepatitisC virus (HCV) infection through parenteral exposure is well documented, sexual transmission of HCV is stilldebated. Therefore, we evaluated the prevalence of HCV infection within the families of the patients infected withHCV in a central ci...
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Background: Although stimulants are highly effective in controlling the symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), some children will not respond to, or are intolerant of stimulants. Thus, the desire for safe and effective nonstimulant medications has risen during the past several years. Ginkgo biloba has been suggested in the tr...
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There are several lines of evidence to indicate that the immune system plays an important role in the pathophysiology of autism. The objective of this study was to access the effects of pentoxifylline plus risperidone in the treatment of autistic disorder. Forty children between the ages 4 and 12 years with a DSM IV-TR clinical diagnosis of autism...
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ABSTRACT Background and Objective: According to the fact that neonatal infection is a challenging diagnosis field, several studies have tried to test sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic tests. This study was conducted to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of procalcitonin (PCT) as a single early marker of neonatal sepsis. Materials and...
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Objective: To report on the adverse events following the administration of Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccine during an immunization campaign in Shaharekord, Iran. Design: Prospective study conducted between December 2003 and January 2004. Setting: Nurseries, primary schools, high schools and universities in Shahrekord, Southwest of Iran, Subjects an...
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This study was conducted in 2004 to evaluate the prevalence of hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HBC) and human immunodeficiency (HIV) virus infection in 133 injecting drug users (IDUs) attending a voluntary rehabilitation centre in Shahr-e-Kord, and to identify risk factors for these infections in this group. Serum samples were screened for HBV, HCV...
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Background: Bacterial infection is one of the several important causes of exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Antibiotic resistance has increased in all the major pathogens. The objective of this study was investigate frequency of drug resistance of species from LRTs. Methods: This cross sectional study was performed in H...
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Objective: To report on the adverse events following the administration of Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccine during an immunization campaign in Shaharekord, Iran. Design: Prospective study conducted between December 2003 and January 2004. Setting: Nurseries, primary schools, high schools and universities in Shahrekord, Southwest of Iran, Subjects an...
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Background: Drug injection is one of the most significant risk factors for viral hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The present study was performed to evaluate the frequency of hepatitis B(HBV) and HIV infection in IDUs and to identify the risk factors of these infections in this group in a central city of Iran, Shahre-Kord...
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Eumycotic mycetoma is a chronic infection of the cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues which also invades the nearby surrounding tissues. Over 70 percent of lesions involve the feet. Herein, we present a male farmer with a chronic eumycetoma of the buttock, which was unnoticed and untreated for about ten years and ultimately become malignant. Keywords...
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Introduction. Regarding the fact that hepatitis B and its complications is a serious problem routine vaccination against it is recommended at birth. Fortunately, since 1991 all infants in our country are vaccinated against the disease. This study was designed to evaluate hepatitis B vaccine induced immunity 5-6 years after vaccination. If antibody...

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