Publications by authors named "Mohammadreza Amini"

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Diabetic foot self-care practice in women with diabetes in Iran.

Diabetes Metab Syndr 2021 Sep-Oct;15(5):102225. Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Diabetes Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinical Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Background And Aims: The present study was conducted to determine the situation of foot self-care practice among Iranian women with diabetes.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 475 women completed the Diabetic Foot Self-Care Questionnaire (DFSQ) along with other questions. The overall and three components scores including personal care, podiatric care, and foot wearing, were calculated and their relationship with other factors was analyzed.

Results: The average total DFSQ score was 60.38 ± 9.9, and 16.98 ± 7, 5.95 ± 2.11, and 12.26 ± 3.95 for personal care, podiatric care, and footwear respectively. Education level, self-reported health status, and life satisfaction had a significant relationship with footwear score, and smoking and life satisfaction were related to personal care and podiatric care respectively. In Pearson regression, DM self-care was correlated with all three components and total DFSQ score. Also, depression and SCS (Social Capital Status) correlated with DFSQ scores except with personal self-care and footwear respectively. Body Mass Index (BMI) and Quality of Life (QoL) were significantly correlated with footwear and podiatric care scores.

Conclusion: In this study, the DFSQ result was almost acceptable, however, it highlights the importance of suitable interventions to establish better self-care practice among Iranian diabetic women.
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July 2021

Tendon repair by plasma jet treatment.

J Diabetes Metab Disord 2021 Jun 27;20(1):621-626. Epub 2021 Mar 27.

Diabetes Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran.

Objective: In recent years many researchers applied cold plasma for wound healing. The cold plasma is irradiated on the surface of wound. In this paper the effect of irradiation of cold plasma on the skin for healing of injured tissue which is located inside body, such as tendon, is evaluated.

Methods: The male, white New Zealand, (20-week-old) were selected. Aloxan injection induced for diabetes induction and a week later the blood glucose level was measured. The standard tendon injury was created. The rabbits was divided in 3 groups. Control group, Plasma treated group at 5 kv, plasma treated group at 10 kv. Cold plasma was applied to the rabbits for 21 days.

Results: After 21 days the tendon tissue were considered histologically. The results show that inflammatory cells were significantly lower in the tendon treated with cold plasma at 10 kv than the others, which confirms that cold plasma treatment reduce the inflammation phase. Cold plasma treatment led to increase neovascularation and collagen production.

Conclusion: The results of this study confirm that the cold plasma treatment of skin has positive effect on healing of tissue inside body.
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June 2021

Predicting Factors of Pain Duration in Patients with Chronic Pain: A Large Population-based Study.

Anesth Pain Med 2020 Feb 10;10(1):e95776. Epub 2020 Feb 10.

Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Chronic pain is the third main problem of global health and the most common cause of long-term disabilities. The duration that patients suffer from chronic pain is directly proportional to the extent of the suffering and to the amount of health care resources allocated to this problem. There is no research that has studied the risk factors associated with the long pain duration in chronic pain patients.

Methods: We investigated the potential risk factors associated with long pain duration in a population with diverse pain conditions in a cross-sectional study. We used a questionnaire that included a number of potential risk factors including sex, age, marital status, household condition, number of children, employment, education, body mass index (BMI), pain intensity, and the level of anxiety/depression. The data were analyzed by univariable and multivariable linear regression models.

Results: We recruited 780 patients. The analyses showed that age and abnormal BMI had a positive correlation with pain duration.

Conclusions: The risk factors that might be associated with longer pain duration include older age and abnormal BMI.
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February 2020