Evaluation of cyclooxygenase 2- gene expression in benign and malignant ascites

Raheleh Jabini; Arezoo Mirbolouk; mohamadreza farzanehfar

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2020, , Pages 78-82


  Introduction: This study aimed to evaluate the mRNA expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2) in ascites caused by various diseases. Moreover, it was attempted to investigate its usefulness in the differential diagnosis between malignant and benign ascites. Methods: A total of 52 ascitic fluid samples ...  Read More

The Prevalence of Hypothyroidism in Patients with Biliary Sludge and Gallstones

Raheleh Jabini; Seyed Musa al-Reza Hosseini; Maryam Shirdeli; Ali Alabaf Yousefi; Mohamadreza Farzanehfar

Volume 7, Issue 1 , March 2020, , Pages 5-9


  Introduction: Gallbladder stone and sludge are common diseases worldwide. The causes of gallbladder stone and sludge are numerous. Since some studies have reported the effects of thyroid hormones on the function of the sphincter of Oddi and biliary discharge, the present study aimed to evaluate hypothyroidism ...  Read More

A Very Rare Case of Pancreatitis Due to Gastric Balloon

Mohamadreza Farzanehfar; Homeyra Ommati; Raheleh Jabini; Mahdi Zardadi

Volume 6, Issue 3 , September 2019, , Pages 113-115


  This study aimed to describe the case of a young woman presenting with abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting three month after intragastric balloon placement. The patient was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis based on clinical findings, laboratory data, and imaging results. During endoscopy, the balloon ...  Read More