تالیفات

 

Validation of the International Criteria for Behc¸et’s disease (ICBD) in Iran

Authers: Fereydoun DAVATCHI, Bahar SADEGHI ABDOLLAHI, Farhad SHAHRAM, Abdolhadi NADJI, Cheyda CHAMS-DAVATCHI, Hormoz SHAMS, Nasim NADERI, Massoomeh AKHLAGHI, Tahereh FAEZI, Alireza FARIDAR

Abstract: To evaluate the performance of the new International Criteria for Behc¸et’s Disease (ICBD) in Iran. The ICBD was created in 2006 to replace the International Study Group (ISG) criteria (created in 1990). In this study, 14 existing diagnosis/classification criteria (Curth, Hewitt, Mason and Barnes, Japan original, Hubault and Hamza, O’Duffy, Cheng and Zhang, Dilsen, Japan revised, International Study Group, Iran traditional, Iran Classification Tree, revised Dilsen, Korea), were evaluated and compared to ICBD by ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

The epidemiology of systemic lupus erythematosus in Iran: a survey on 2143 cases

Authers: Mahmood Akbarian MD, Seyedeh Tahereh Faezi MD, Farhad Gharibdoost MD, Farhad Shahram MD, Abdolhadi Nadji MD, Ahmad Reza Jamshidi MD, Masoumeh Akhlaghi MD, Nahid Shafaee MD, Maryam Akhlaghkhah MD, Fereydoun Davatchi MD

Abstract: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a prototypic autoimmune disease with diverse clinical manifestations in association with autoantibodies to components of the cell nucleus. SLE as a chronic autoimmune disease has a worldwide distribution. There is a wide variation in the natural history of SLE among different ethnic and geographic groups. Our SLE registry is one of the largest series in Asia- Pacific region. The aim of this study was to show the manifestations of SLE ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Systemic lupus erythematosus in Iran: a study of 2280 patients over 33 years

Authers: Mahmood AKBARIAN, Seyedeh Tahereh FAEZI, Farhad GHARIBDOOST, Farhad SHAHRAM, Abdolhadi NADJI, Ahmad Reza JAMSHIDI, Maasoumeh AKHLAGHI, Nahid SHAFAIE, Maryam AKHLAGHKHAH, Fereydoun DAVATCHI

Abstract: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) as a chronic autoimmune disease has a worldwide distribution. There is a wide variation in the natural history of SLE among different ethnic and geographic groups. The aim of this study was to show the manifestations of SLE in Iranian patients. Methods: The study was on manifestations of SLE according to the database of the Rheumatology Research Center (RRC), Tehran, Iran, on registered patients during the period of 1976 to ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Seroprevalence of Acanthamoeba Antibodies in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients by IFAT, Tehran, Iran 2007

Authers: M Eftekhar, *A Athari, A Haghighi, N Mosaffa, F Shahram, A Abadi

Abstract: This preliminary study was conducted to discriminate the prevalence of Acanthamoeba antibodies in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and healthy controls to analyze the correlation between these two groups. Methods: From October 2006 to August 2007 a total of 121 serum samples from RA patients attending the Rheumatolgy Department at Shariati Hospital in Tehran were obtained and stored at -20°C until using by indirect fluorescent-antibody test (IFAT). RA was diagnosed according to the American Collage of Rheumatology ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Plasma Homocysteine Level in Patients with Behcet’s Disease with or without Thrombosis

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Abstract: To nd the possible role of plasma homocysteine level as a contributing factor in venous and arterial thrombosis in patients with Behcet’s disease (BD). Methods: In a case control study, two groups of BD patients were included: 47 with thrombosis and 49 without thrombosis. All patients fullled the International Study Group Criteria for BD and the conrming diagnostic procedures for vascular thrombosis were either Doppler sonography or angiography. Forty-nine controls were selected by consecutive ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Plasma Homocysteine Level in Patients with Behcet’s Disease with or without Thrombosis

Authers: Farhad Shahram MD, Alireza Faridar MD1, Mohammad Ghaffari Hamedani MD, Abdolhadi Nadji MD1, Nassim Naderi MD, Niloofar Mojarad Shaee BS, Johannes J. Rasker MD, Fereydoun Davatchi MD

Abstract: Aim: To nd the possible role of plasma homocysteine level as a contributing factor in venous and arterial thrombosis in patients with Behcet’s disease (BD). Methods: In a case control study, two groups of BD patients were included: 47 with thrombosis and 49 without thrombosis. All patients fullled the International Study Group Criteria for BD and the conrming diagnostic procedures for vascular thrombosis were either Doppler sonography or angiography. Forty-nine controls were selected by ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Pimecrolimus versus Placebo in Genital Aphthous Ulcers of Behcet’s Disease, Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Trial

Authers: Cheyda Chams-Davatchi, Behrooz Barikbin, Farhad Shahram, Abdolhadi Nadji, Maryam Moghaddassi, Maryam Yousefi, Fereydoun Davatchi

Abstract: genital aphthous ulcers of Behcet’s Disease (BD) are painful and usually resistant to local treatments. Pimecrolimus is an ascomycin macrolactam, used in inflammatory skin diseases. Objective: to find if Pimecrolimus could accelerate the healing of BD genital aphthous ulcers. Methods: Ninety patients with genital aphthous ulcers were enrolled. Only patients treated with colchicine alone were selected. All patients signed a written consent form. Patients were randomly assigned to pimecrolimus or placebo cream, applied twice daily for one week. ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Effect of early treatment in polymyositis and dermatomyositis

Authers: Peyman Naji, Farhad Shahram, Abdolhadi Nadji, Fereydoun Davatchi

Abstract: Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM) are rare but are potentially treatable. Aim: To compare the effect of early and late treatment in patients with PM and DM. Materials and Methods: The study included all the adult patients with definite diagnosis of PM or DM treated for at least 12 months. The patients were divided into two groups: Early Group - treatment within three months and Late Group - treatment after three months. ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis. Preliminary Report of Four Patients

Authers: Fereydoun Davatchi, Bahar Sadeghi Abdollahi, Mandana Mohyeddin, Farhad Shahram*, , Behrooz Nikbin

Abstract: Osteoarthritis is a cartilage degenerative process, involving the immune system, producing local inflammatory reactions, with production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and metalloproteinases. No treatment is still available to improve or reverse the process. Stem cell therapy opened new horizons for treatment of many incurable diseases. Mesenchymal stem cells due to their multi-lineage potential, immunosuppressive activities, limited immunogenicity, and relative ease of growth in culture have attracted attentions for clinical use. The aim of this study was to look ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Development of a Questionnaire for Identification of the Risk Factors for Osteoarthritis of the Knees, in developing countries. A pilot study in Iran and Bangladesh. An ILAR- COPCORD phase III study

Authers: Syed Atiqul Haq, Fereydoun Davatchi, Saeideh Dahaghin, Nazrul Islam, Aniruddha Ghose, Arvind Chopra, Zeng Quing Yu, I Dans, Johannes J. Rasker, John Darmawan

Abstract: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most prevalent rheumatic disorders in Asia- Pacific. Identification of modifiable risk factors is important for development of strategies for primary and secondary prevention of knee OA. Objective: Developing a core questionnaire for identification of risk factors of knee OA at community level. Methods: Steps performed: 1) item generation from literature, existing knee OA questionnaires and patient focus group discussions. 2) Development of a preliminary APLAR-COPCORD English questionnaire. 3) Translation into ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Detection of bone erosion in early rheumatoid arthritis: ultrasonography and conventional radiography versus non-contrast magnetic resonance imaging

Authers: Maryam Rahmani, Hosein Chegini, Seyed Reza Najafizadeh, Mohammad Azimi, Peiman Habibollahi, Madjid Shakiba

Abstract: Nowadays, there is a trend toward early diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) especially in patients with early signs of bone erosion which can be detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The aim of following study is to compare the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonography (US) and conventional radiography (CR) compared to MRI for early detection of bone erosion in RA patients. In 12 patients with RA diagnosis, 120 first to fifth metacarpophalangeal joints and 96 second ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Bone density in patients with chondromalacia patella

Authers: Iraj Salehi, Shabnam Khazaeli, Parta Hatami, Mahdi Malekpour

Abstract: Chondromalacia of the patella is the most common cause of anterior knee pain in young women. The etiology of the disease is not well-understood but the initial lesion is a disorganization of collagenous structures. Since the disease is proposed to be due to generalized constitutional disturbance, we postulated that bony structures could also be involved. To investigate this hypothesis we measured the bone density of 286 patients with the diagnosis of chondromalacia of the patella during a 4-year ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Gender influence on ocular manifestations and their outcome in Behcet’s Disease. A long-term follow-up of up to 20 years

Authers: Fereydoun Davatchi, Farhad Shahram, Hormoz Shams, Abdolhadi Nadji, Cheyda Chams-Davatchi, Massoomeh Akhlaghi, Seyedeh Tahereh Faezi, Farima Ashofteh, Bahar Sadeghi-Abdollahi

Abstract: It is of general belief that males are prone to more frequent, more severe manifestations, and less favorable outcome. We evaluated this hypothesis in ophthalmological manifestations (OM) of Behcet's Disease (BD). Visual acuity (VA), anterior uveitis, posterior uveitis (PU), and retinal vasculitis (RV) were checked, according to Ben Ezra, in 1,515 patients with eye lesions. The data at baseline and last visit were compared. Male/female ratio was 1.2 in the BD registry (6,500 patients) and 1.51 for OM patients ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Rituximab in intractable ocular lesions of Behcet’s disease; randomized single-blind control study (pilot study)

Authers: Fereydoun DAVATCHI, Hormoz SHAMS, Mozhgan REZAIPOOR, Bahar SADEGHI-ABDOLLAHI, Farhad SHAHRAM, Abdolhadi NADJI, Cheyda CHAMS-DAVATCHI, Massoomeh AKHLAGHI, Tahereh FAEZI, Nasim NADERI

Abstract: Ocular lesions, the main morbidity of Behcet’s disease (BD), are the most difficult to treat. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of rituximab. Methods: Inclusion criteria were retinal vasculitis and edema, resistant to cytotoxic drugs. Twenty patients were randomized to a rituximab group (RG) or cytotoxic combination therapy group (CCTG). Rituximab was given in two 1000-mg courses (15-day interval). Subjects received methotrexate (15 mg/weekly) with prednisolone (0.5 mg/kg per day). The ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Gender influence on ocular manifestations and their outcome in Behcet’s Disease. A long-term follow-up of up to 20 years

Authers: Fereydoun Davatchi, Farhad Shahram, Hormoz Shams, Abdolhadi Nadji, Cheyda Chams-Davatchi, Massoomeh Akhlaghi, Seyedeh Tahereh Faezi, Farima Ashofteh, Bahar Sadeghi-Abdollahi

Abstract: It is of general belief that males are prone to more frequent, more severe manifestations, and less favorable outcome. We evaluated this hypothesis in ophthalmological manifestations (OM) of Behcet's Disease (BD). Visual acuity (VA), anterior uveitis, posterior uveitis (PU), and retinal vasculitis (RV) were checked, according to Ben Ezra, in 1,515 patients with eye lesions. The data at baseline and last visit were compared. Male/female ratio was 1.2 in the BD registry (6,500 patients) and 1.51 for OM patients ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

How to deal with Behcet’s disease in daily practice

Authers: Fereydoun DAVATCHI, Farhad SHAHRAM, Cheyda CHAMS-DAVATCHI, Hormoz SHAMS, Abdolhadi NADJI, Massoomeh AKHLAGHI, Tahereh FAEZI, SADEGHI ABDOLLAHI

Abstract: Introduction: Behcet’s Disease (BD) is classified as a vasculitis, and progresses via attacks and remissions. BD is mainly seen around the Silk Road. The picture varies in different reports. For clinical descriptions, the data from the international cohort of patients (27 countries), will be used. Clinical manifestations: Mucous membrane manifestations were oral aphthosis seen in 98.1%, and genital aphthosis in 76.9% of patients. Skin manifestations were seen in 71.9% (pseudofolliculitis in 53.6% and erythema nodosum ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Risk Factors of Blindness in Behcet’s Disease

Authers: Hormoz Chams, MD1, Fereydoun Davatchi, Amir Hossein Mahmoudi, Farhad Shahram, Cheyda Chams, Saeideh Dahaghein

Abstract: Purpose: To investigate long-term ocular manifestations of ocular Behcet’s disease (BD), and the causes for blindness Methods: In August 2008, at Shariati hospital of Tehran (Behcet unit) all files of the ocular BD patients from 1976 to 2008 who were legally blind (Visual acuity=20/200 or less) at least in one eye at the last visit and had at least three years of follow-up were reviewed and the desired informations were extracted. ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Behcet’s disease: from east to west

Authers: Fereydoun Davatchi, Farhad Shahram, Cheyda Chams-Davatchi, Hormoz Shams, Abdolhadi Nadji, Massoomeh Akhlaghi, Tahereh Faezi, Zahra Ghodsi, Alireza Faridar, Farima Ashofteh, Bahar Sadeghi Abdollahi

Abstract: Behcet's disease (BD) is classified among vasculitides. There are actually five nationwide surveys of BD: Iran, Japan, China, Korea, and Germany. Among case series, four are on more than 200 cases (Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia, and UK). BD was classically seen around the Silk Route. Now, it is seen everywhere. The male to female ratios were, respectively (in nationwide surveys), 1.19, 0.98, 1.34, 0.63, and 1.40 to 1. The mean age at onset was 26.2, 35.7, 33.8, 29, and ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Behcet’s disease in Iran: analysis of 6500 cases

Authers: Fereydoun DAVATCHI, Farhad SHAHRAM, Cheyda CHAMS-DAVATCHI, Hormoz SHAMS, Abdolhadi NADJI, Massoomeh AKHLAGHI, Tahereh FAEZI, Zahra GHODSI, Roghieh LARIMI, Farima ASHOFTEH, Bahar SADEGHI ABDOLLAHI

Abstract: To identify the clinical picture of Behcet’s disease in a large cohort of patients (6500) in Iran, over a period of 35 years, and compare them with other large series from around the world. Methods: Patients with Behcet’s disease from all over Iran were seen in the Behcet’s Disease Research Unit by a multidisciplinary team (rheumatologists, dermatologists, and ophthalmologists). Diagnosis was based on ‘expert opinion’. Data were collected on a standardized data sheet (105 ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Association of CTLA4 Gene Polymorphism in Iranian Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Authers: Esfandiar Azizi, Ahmad Massoud, Ali Akbar Amirzargar, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Narjes Soleimanifar, Nima Rezaei, Ahmad Reza Jamshidi, Behrouz Nikbin, Mohammad Hossein Nicknam

Abstract: Introduction Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) is a costimulatory molecule expressed by activated T cells. This study was performed to investigate the allele and genotype frequencies of CTLA4 gene polymorphisms in Iranian patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Methods One hundred and fifty-seven patients with AS and 103 controls were included in this study. Polymorphisms of CTLA4 gene at positions +49 (in exon 1), −318, and −1,147 (in the promoter region) were studied on the genomic DNA using PCR restriction ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Study of Programmed Cell Death 1 (PDCD1) Gene 2 Polymorphims in Iranian Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Authers: Narjes Soleimanifar, Ali Akbar Amirzargar, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Ali Akbar Pourfathollah, Esfandiar Azizi, Ahmad Reza Jamshidi, Nima Rezaei, , Mohammad Taher Tahoori, Katayoon Bidad, Behrouz Nikbin, Mohammad Hossein Nicknam

Abstract: Abstract—Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease, characterized by axial arthritis in which the genetic–environmental factors seem to be involved in the pathogenesis of the disease. This study was performed to investigate the role of polymorphisms of the programmed cell death 1 (PDCD1) gene on susceptibility to AS. In this study, 161 Iranian patients with AS and 208 normal controls were enrolled; two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the PDCD1 ... سال انتشار: 2010