Publications by authors named "Mohammad Hossein Rahimirad"

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Association between admission neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio and outcomes in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Tuberk Toraks 2017 Mar;65(1):25-31

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Tuberculosis and Lung Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Introduction: The prognostic significance of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), derived-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (d-NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) have been shown in many diseases. To the best of our knowledge, there is no published report evaluation of those parameters in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). The aims of this study are to evaluate the parameters in predicting in-hospital mortality in patients with AECOPD.

Materials And Methods: This is a retrospective study in two referral hospitals in Tabriz and Urmia, Iran. NLRs, PLR, LMR, and d-NLR were calculated from the admission day complete blood count of patients with AECOPD. Comparison was made between patients who died in hospital and those discharged alive.

Result: Of 315 patients, 70 (22.2%) died in the hospital and 245 (77.8%) were discharged alive. The mortality rate was higher in patients with NLR ≥ 4 than with NLR < 4 (24% vs. 9.5% p value < 0.001). Multivariate analysis revealed NLR (p= 0.001) were independently associated with in-hospital mortality. NLR had the highest odds ratio for death both in univariate (OR= 3.80) and multivariate (OR= 3.50) analyses. The area under the receiver-operating characteristic curve for NLR in predicting in-hospital death was 0.72 (95% CI: 0.62-0.81; p< 0.001). PLR and LMR did not show significant relation to in-hospital death in AECOPD.

Conclusions: This study shows for the first time that higher NLR is positively associated with in-hospital mortality in AECOPD.
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March 2017

Disseminated Kaposi's sarcoma.

Arch Iran Med 2015 Nov;18(11):793-5

Hematology and Oncology Department, Uromia University of Medical Sciences, Uromia, Iran.

Kaposi's Sarcomas (KS) have been associated with many conditions and also known as a typical complication of immunosuppression. It should be considered as an important differential diagnosis in skin lesions of patients after solid organ transplantation. This is a report of a 61-year-old man, who presented with disseminated KS and a history of renal transplantation. We suggest systemic evaluation and visceral assessment in patients with Cutaneous KS.
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