Publications by authors named "Sogol Shahriari"

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FNA diagnostic value in patients with neck masses in two teaching hospitals in Iran.

Acta Med Iran 2011 ;49(2):85-8

Department of Pathology, Bu-Ali Hospital, School of Medicine, Azad University of Tehran, Iran.

The FNA (fine needle aspiration) procedure is simple, inexpensive, available and a safe method for the diagnosis of a neck mass. FNA has numerous advantages over open surgical biopsies as an initial diagnostic tool; therefore we decided to compare the accuracy of this method with open biopsy. This retrospective as well as descriptive study comparing preoperative FNA results with existing data in the Pathology Department in Bu-Ali and Amir Alam Hospitals. Our study included 100 patients with neck masses of which 22 were thyroid masses, 31 were salivary gland masses, and 47 were other masses. Age ranged from 3 years to 80 years with the mean age of 42.6 years. There were 59 men and 41 women. The Sensitivity was 72%, Specificity 87%, PPV 85%, NPV 75% and diagnostic Accuracy 79%. In this study we had also 26% false negative and 15% false positive. FNA is a valuable diagnostic tool in the management of neck masses; also it has been used for staging and planning of treatment for the wide and metastatic malignancy. This technique reduces the need for more invasive and costly procedures. According to the high sensitivity and high accuracy in this study, FNA can be used as the first step of diagnoses test in neck masses.
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September 2011

Renal disorders in HIV-infected patients.

Arch Iran Med 2007 Jul;10(3):335-8

Department of Infectious Disease, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, Iran.

Background: HIV infection affects all body organs including kidney. Since the frequency of HIV-related renal disorders is unknown in Iran and the number of HIV-infected patients is increasing, this study was conducted for the first time in Iran to assess the frequency of electrolyte imbalance, renal failure, and proteinuria among HIV-infected patients.

Methods: Between April and December 2005, 65 HIV-infected patients who were receiving care at an outpatient counseling center in Tehran, participated in this study. Blood samples were collected to measure serum levels of sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, blood urea nitrogen, and creatinine. Urine samples were analyzed to detect protein, red blood cells, white blood cells, and cast.

Results: Of the 65 HIV-infected patients, 86.2% were males. The mean age of the patients was 37+/-8.7 years, and 58.5% of the patients had a history of injecting illicit drugs. Urinalysis was normal in all patients, and serum levels of electrolytes, blood urea nitrogen, and creatinine were all in normal range.

Conclusion: We found no electrolyte imbalance, proteinuria, or renal failure in HIV-infected patients. It seems that renal disorder is infrequent in Iranian HIV-infected patients.
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