Publications by authors named "Afrooz Moghadasi"

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The First Inherited Retinal Disease Registry in Iran: Research Protocol and Results of a Pilot Study.

Arch Iran Med 2020 07 1;23(7):445-454. Epub 2020 Jul 1.

Ophthalmic Research Center, Research Institute for Ophthalmology and Vision Science, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: To describe the protocol for developing a national inherited retinal disease (IRD) registry in Iran and present its initial report.

Methods: This community-based participatory research was approved by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of Iran in 2016. To provide the minimum data set (MDS), several focus group meetings were held. The final MDS was handed over to an engineering team to develop a web-based software. In the pilot phase, the software was set up in two referral centers in Iran. Final IRD diagnosis was made based on clinical manifestations and genetic findings. Ultimately, patient registration was done based on all clinical and non-clinical manifestations.

Results: Initially, a total of 151 data elements were approved with Delphi technique. The registry software went live at www. IRDReg.org based on DHIS2 open source license agreement since February 2016. So far, a total of 1001 patients have been registered with a mean age of 32.41±15.60 years (range, 3 months to 74 years). The majority of the registered patients had retinitis pigmentosa (42%, 95% CI: 38.9% to 45%). Genetic testing was done for approximately 20% of the registered individuals.

Conclusion: Our study shows successful web-based software design and data collection as a proof of concept for the first IRD registry in Iran. Multicenter integration of the IRD registry in medical centers throughout the country is well underway as planned. These data will assist researchers to rapidly access information about the distribution and genetic patterns of this disease.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/aim.2020.41DOI Listing
July 2020

mutation as the cause of various clinical manifestations in a family affected with inherited retinal dystrophy.

Ophthalmic Genet 2019 10 16;40(5):436-442. Epub 2019 Oct 16.

Ophthalmic Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

: To reveal the underlying genetic defect in a complex family affected with different clinical features of inherited retinal dystrophy, we carried out whole exome sequencing followed by confirmatory molecular tests.: Complete ophthalmic examinations were performed for available affected family members. Whole exome sequencing, bioinformatics analysis, Sanger sequencing confirmation, and segregation analysis were done to identify the causative mutation.: Clinical findings suggested fundus flavimaculatus as an early clinical feature progressing to an extensive chorioretinal atrophy involving the macula and mid-periphery of the fundus in one parent and central areolar chorioretinal dystrophy (CACD) as the most probable clinical diagnosis in another parent. Macular pattern dystrophy for one of their daughters and a Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) like phenotype for the daughter with an early onset retinal dystrophy (EORD) phenotype was suggested. We found a known pathogenic nonsense variation in the gene (NM_000322: p.Gln239Ter). The parents with end stage fundus flavimaculatus and CACD diagnosis and their daughter with macular pattern dystrophy were heterozygous for the identified variant. The daughter affected with EORD/LCA like retinal dystrophy was homozygous for the same variation.: In this family, the same pathogenic variant in gene showed a wide range of clinical features of extensive chorioretinal macular atrophy with flecks as fundus falvimaculatus to CACD and macular pattern dystrophy in the heterozygous inheritance pattern and early onset/LCA like retinal dystrophy in the patient who was homozygous for the causative variant.
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October 2019
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