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Two Molecular Markers of Early Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Based on Gene Expression in Peripheral Blood  [PDF]
Naghmeh Bahrami, Hamidreza Jamaati, Jalal Heshmat Nia, Payam Tabarsi, Atefeh Fakharian, Habib Emami, Somayeh Sharifynia, Masoum Abniki, Abdolreza Mohamadnia
Open Journal of Clinical Diagnostics (OJCD) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ojcd.2017.73010

Background: Lung cancer is among the most common cancers. Search is ongoing to find biomarkers to improve the diagnosis lung cancer techniques in early stages. In this study we evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of the MUC1 and CEA gene expressions in the peripheral blood of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Material and Methods: This study was done in Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Tehran, Iran and was case/control study that conducted on 30 NSCLC patients and 30 healthy controls. Peripheral blood was collected and total RNA was extracted then cDNA was synthesized. Sample was separately assessed by real time PCR. Results: The expression of CEA gen was positive in 24 patients indicating 80% sensitivity for this marker. The expression of CEA gen was positive in 9 controls out of 30 each. A statistically significant difference was detected between patients and healthy controls with regard to CEA mRNA expression (P < 0.001). The MUC1 gen expressed in 20 out of 30 patients, while it expressed in 3 controls. The difference in MUC1 mRNA expression was statistically significant between NSCLC patients and healthy controls (P < 0.001). Conclusion: MUC1 and CEA are molecular biomarkers with relatively favorable sensitivity for primary diagnosis of NSCLC.

Imaging Findings in Patients With H1N1 Influenza A Infection
Mehrdad Bakhshayeshkaram,Bahareh Saidi,Payam Tabarsi,Soheila Zahirifard
Iranian Journal of Radiology , 2011,
Abstract: Background: Swine influenza (H1N1) is a very contagious respiratory infection and World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the alert level to phase 6 (pandemic). The study of clinical and laboratory manifestations as well as radiologic imaging findings helps in its early diagnosis.Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the imaging findings of patients with documented H1N1 infection referred to our center.Patients and Methods: Thirty-one patients (16 men) with documented H1N1 infection were included in our study. The initial radiography obtained from the patients was reviewed regarding pattern (consolidation, ground glass, nodules and reticulation), distribution (focal, multifocal, and diffuse) and the lung zones involved. Computed tomography (CT) scans were also reviewed for the same abnormalities. The patient files were studied for their possible underlying diseases.Results: The mean age was 37.97 ± 13.9 years. Seventeen (54.8%) patients had co-existing condition (eight respiratory, five cardiovascular, two immunodeficiency, two cancer, four others). Twelve (38.7%) patients required intensive care unit (ICU) admission. Five (16.1%) patients died. (25.8%) had normal initial radiographs. The most common abnormality was consolidation (12/31; 38.7%) in the peripheral region (11/31; 35.5%) followed by peribronchovascular areas (10/31; 32.3%) which was most commonly observed in the lower zone. The patients admitted to the ICU were more likely to have two or more lung zones involved (P = 0.005).Conclusions: In patients with the novel swine flu infection, the most common radiographic abnormality observed was consolidation in the lower lung zones. Patients admitted to ICU were more likely to have two or more lung zones involved.
Effect of Antituberculosis Regimen Containing Ethambutol on Serum magnesium Level in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients
Mohammad Abbasi Nazari,Farzad Kobarfard,Payam Tabarsi,Maryam Azimi
Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research , 2009,
Abstract: Magnesium is an essential metal that has important roles in physiological function of the body organs. Ethambutol is an oral antitubercular agent with chelating effects owing to its chemical structure. The aim of present study is to determine whether ethambutol usage can alter serum magnesium concentration in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. Sixty patients with diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis were enrolled in the study. Blood samples were obtained before treatment from patients. Ten days after starting anti tuberculosis therapy, second blood samples were obtained. The amounts of serum magnesium were determined in all samples by spectrophotometric method. Statistical analysis showed that serum magnesium concentrations at baseline (0.61±0.08 mmol/l) and at day 10 (0.62±0.11 mmol/l) were not different. It is possible that ethambotol does not affect magnesium concentration in tuberculosis patients, however further studies about the other cationic trace elements are recommended.
Computed Tomography Findings in New Swine Flu Influenza A (H1N1) Infection
Mehrdad Bakhshayeshkaram,Bahare Saidi,Payam Tabarsi,Soheyla Zahirifard
Iranian Journal of Radiology , 2011,
Abstract: Background/Objective: The aim of this study was to"nevaluate the computed tomography scan of patients"nwith documented influenza A (H1N1)."nPatients and Methods: Thirteen patients (six men,"nseven women), with documented H1N1 infection"nconfirmed by RT-PCR from November 2009 to January"n2010 were included in this study. The computed"ntomography scans of the patients were reviewed"nregarding pattern (consolidation, ground glass, nodules"nand reticulation), distribution (focal, multifocal and"ndiffuse) and the lung zones involved. The patients'"nfiles were studied for their possible underlying disease."nLDH and CPK level was available for nine and ten"npatients, respectively."nResults: The mean age was 35.54 years. Eight patients"nhad a co-existing condition (two respiratory, two"ncardiovascular, one immunodeficiency, one cancer"nand three others). Six (46.2%) patients required ICU"nadmission. Three (23.1%) patients died. The most"ncommon radiographic abnormality was ground glass"nopacities (10/13; 76.9%) followed by consolidation"n(6/13; 46.2%) in the peribronchovascular region (8/13;"n61.5%) which was most commonly observed in the"nupper zones (left 76.9%; right 76.9%). Six (46.2%)"npatients had more than three lung zones involved."nSeven (53.8%) patients had pleural thickening or"neffusion. Two (15.4%) patients had hilar or mediastinal"nadenopathy. CPK was high in 3/10 and LDH in 9/10."nConclusion: In patients with the novel swine flu"ninfection the most common computed tomography"nmanifestation in our center was ground glass opacities"nin the upper lung zones.
Value of third sputum smear for detection of pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV infected patients
Majid Marjani,Payam Tabarsi,Parvaneh Baghaei,Davoud Mansouri
Infectious Disease Reports , 2012, DOI: 10.4081/idr.2012.e35
Abstract: We evaluated diagnostic yield of third sputum smear in patients co infected with HIV for detection of pulmonary tuberculosis. Among 139 pulmonary tuberculosis cases confirmed with positive sputum culture, diagnostic yield of first smear of sputum with acid fast staining was 83.5%. Incremental yield of 2nd and 3rd samples was 11.2% and 5.2% respectively. So two sputum smears may be enough for primary evaluation of HIV infected patients suspected to TB.
Performance of QuantiFERON-TB Gold test compared to tuberculin skin test in detecting latent tuberculosis infection in HIV- positive individuals in Iran
Mardani Masoud,Tabarsi Payam,Mohammadtaheri Zohre,Chitsaz Ehsan
Annals of Thoracic Medicine , 2010,
Abstract: Background: There is limited data about the performance of QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT-G) test in detecting latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in our region. We intended to determine the performance of QFT-G compared to conventional tuberculin skin test (TST) in detecting LTBI in HIV-positive individuals in Iran. Methods: This study was conducted in a HIV clinic in Tehran, Iran in April 2007. A total of 50 consecutive HIV-positive patients, not currently affected with active tuberculosis (TB), were recruited; 43 (86%) were male. The mean age was 38 ± 7.2 years (21-53). All had history of Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG) vaccination. A TST with purified protein derivative (PPD) and whole-blood interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) in reaction to ESAT-6 and CFP-10 antigens was performed and measured by enzyme-linked immuno-sorbent assay (ELISA). The agreement between TST and QFT-G results were analyzed using Kappa test. Results: A total of 36 (72%) patients had negative and 14 (28%) revealed positive TST. For QFT-G, 20 (40%) tested positive, 19 (38%) tested negative, and the results in 11 cases (22%) were indeterminate. A total of 14 (28%) patients had a CD4 count of < 200. Of the 14, TST + group, 12 had QFT-G +, only one case TST+/QFT-G-, and QFT-G was indeterminate in one TST positive case. Of the 36 patients with negative TST tests, 8 (22%) had positive GFT-G and 10 (28%) yielded indeterminate results. There was no association between a positive TST and receiving highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) or absolute CD4 counts. Similarly, the association between QFT-G results and receiving HAART or CD4 counts was not significant (P = 0.06). Although TST results were not significantly different in patients with CD4 < 200 vs. CD4> 200 (P = 0.295), association between QFT-G results and CD4 cutoff of 200 reached statistical significance (P = 0.027). Agreement Kappa coefficient between TST and QFT-G was 0.54 (Kappa = 0.54, 95% CI = 38.4-69.6, P < 0.001). Conclusion: Detecting LTBI in HIV-positive individuals showed moderate agreement between QFT-G and LTBI in our study. Interestingly, our findings revealed that nontuberculous mycobacteria and prior BCG vaccination have minimal influence on TST results in HIV patients in Iran.
Factors associated with death or intensive care unit admission due to pandemic 2009 influenza A (H1N1) infection
Tabarsi Payam,Moradi Ahmadreza,Marjani Majid,Baghaei Parvaneh
Annals of Thoracic Medicine , 2011,
Abstract: Background : In preparation for pandemic HINI or H1N1 influenza (H1N1) it is necessary to identify factors associated with mortality of patients with HINI and hospital admissions to intensive care unit (ICU) of patients diagnosed in 2009 with HINI. Objectives : To describe the clinical and epidemiological features associated with 2009 HIN1 mortality and ICU patient admissions to Masih Daneshvari Teaching Hospital, Iran. Methods : A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted among patients with mortality and admissions to ICU with confirmed HINI. Demographic, clinical, laboratory, radiological findings, and epidemiologic data were abstracted from medical records, using a standardized datasheet. Results : From June through December 2009, 20 out of the 46 confirmed hospitalized patients with confirmed H1NI were admitted to the ICU and 7 (15%) died. Among various variables, opium inhalation (P = 0.01), having productive cough, hemoptysis, chest pain, confusion, and loss of consciousness were significantly related to ICU admission (P < 0.05). Pleural effusion (P = 0.006), elevated liver enzymes, as well as CPK and LDH level were significantly relevant to ICU admission (P < 0.05). Delayed antiviral treatment was more common among patients who died and the elderly. Discussion : Patients who were admitted to ICU with confirmed H1N1 included the following risk factors: delayed initiation of antiviral therapy, history of opium inhalation and symptoms including; productive cough, hemoptysis, chest pain, confusion, and loss of consciousness. The mortality rate in the study population was high but compares favorably with other recent published studies.
Lymphocytic Bronchiolitis as Presenting Disorder in an Undiagnosed Adult Patient with Chronic Granulomatous Disease
Payam Tabarsi,Mehdi Mirsaeidi,Shirin Karimi,Behzad Banieghbal
Iranian Journal Of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology , 2007,
Abstract: Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) is a rare primary immunodeficiency disease. Although the most affected patients are diagnosed in childhood, there are several reports of the disease presenting in adult patients. Here we present a 40 years old man who was admitted in hospital due to respiratory symptoms and ground glass pattern in high resolution computed tomography of lung. Open lung biopsy revealed lymphocytic bronchiolitis. Because of past medical history of granulomatous lesion in lung and recurrent abscesses of skin and soft tissue, NBT test was conducted which its result revealed that the disorder was compatible with CGD and then it was confirmed by fluorescent cytometry.
Early initiation of antiretroviral therapy results in decreased morbidity and mortality among patients with TB and HIV
Tabarsi Payam,Saber-Tehrani Ali S,Baghaei Parvaneh,Padyab Mojgan
Journal of the International AIDS Society , 2009, DOI: 10.1186/1758-2652-12-14
Abstract: Introduction The overlapping drug toxicity profiles, drug-drug interactions and complications of management of both HIV and tuberculosis (TB) in patients with advanced HIV have not been fully delineated. Methods We conducted a retrospective chart review of the outcomes of tuberculosis treatment among 69 HIV-infected patients with TB, who were hospitalized in Masih Daneshvari Hospital in Tehran, Iran between 2002 and 2006, and who received standard category 1 (CAT-1) regimens. Group I (N = 47) included those treated from 2002 to 2005 with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) initiated after eight weeks of TB treatment for those whose CD4 count was <200 cells/mm3. Group II (N = 22) included TB patients treated from 2005 to 2006, with HAART initiated after two weeks of TB treatment if their CD4 count was <100 cells/mm3 and eight weeks after initiation of TB treatment for those whose CD4 count was between 101 and 200 cells/mm3. Results There were no differences between Groups I and II with regard to: adverse drug reactions [four (8.5%) versus two (9%), p = ns]; IRIS [six (12.7%) versus three (10.7%), p = ns]; and new opportunistic infections [eight (17.0%) versus two (9.1%), p = ns]. Death, however, occurred more frequently in Group I than in Group II [13 (27.7%) versus (4.5%), p = 0.03], where HAART was initiated earlier. Injection of drugs was the most common route of HIV transmission in both groups (72.3% in Group I and 77.3% in Group II). Conclusion This manuscript shows that in a retrospective review of HIV/TB patients hospitalized in Tehran, improved survival was associated with earlier initiation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV/TB patients with CD4 counts of below 100 cells/mm3.
The Recent-Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Strains among Iranian and Afghan Relapse Cases: a DNA-fingerprinting using RFLP and spoligotyping
Parissa-Farnia, Mohammad Masjedi, Mohammad Varahram, Mehdi Mirsaeidi, Mojtaba Ahmadi, Mehdi Khazampour, Payam Tabarsi, Parvaneh Baghei, Mojtaba Marjane, Muslam Bahadori, Abolhasan Zarifi, Ali Velayati
BMC Infectious Diseases , 2008, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-8-109
Abstract: The sputum specimens were digested, examined microscopically for acid-fast bacilli, and inoculated into L?wenstein-Jensen slants by standard procedures. Thereafter, the susceptibility and identification tests were performed on culture positive specimens. Subsequently, the strains that were identified as Mycobacterium tuberculosis (258 isolates) were subjected to IS6110 restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and spoligotyping. Additional patient's information was collected for further epidemiological analysis. Patients whose isolates had identical genotyping patterns were considered a cluster with recent transmission episode.Out of 258 available isolates, 72(28%) had multi-drug resistant (MDR-TB) in ratio and 42 (16.2%) had other resistant. Notably, 38 of MDR-TB cases (52%) were isolated from Afghan patients. By IS6110-RFLP typing method, 65 patients (25%) were clustered in 29 clusters. In cluster cases, the intra-community transmissions between Iranian and Afghan patients were 41%. All MDR-TB patients in clusters had either Haarlem I or Beijing characteristic. The risk factors like sex, family history, close contact, living condition, PPD test result and site of TB infection were not associated with clustering. Although, the MDR-TB strains were more frequent in non-cluster cases (31%) than cluster one(18%) (P < 0.05). Majority of M. tuberculosis strains isolated from non-cluster cases were belong to EAI3 (51; 30%) and CASI(32;18.6%) superfamilies.During the studied period, reactivation of a previous infection remain the more probable cause of recurrence. Although, the evidence of intra- community transmission between Iranian and Afghan TB cases, highlighted the impact of afghan immigrants in national tuberculosis control program (NTP) of Iran.Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) using insertion sequence IS6110 is a well-established method of "DNA fingerprinting" that has been used to trace the transmission of particular strains of M. tuberculosis
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