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Section Editor: Massoud Mahmoudi


Dr. Massoud Mahmoudi graduated from the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences/ Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994. He works in Los Gatos, CA and specializes in Allergy & Immunology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Mahmoudi is affiliated with El Camino Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital.

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  1. Content type: Research

    Only drafts of regulatory guidelines for the registration of biosimilars are available in Lebanon. We analyzed the results of a regional survey conducted in Lebanon to understand the impact of different parame...

    Authors: Fadi Farhat, Ahmad Othman, Fadi el Karak and Joseph Kattan

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2113

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  2. Content type: Case study

    Spontaneous intracranial hypotension is one of the causes of a postural headache in young people. In this study, the diagnosis and treatment results of a case of intracranial hypotension headache due to spinal...

    Authors: Yake Zheng, Yajun Lian, Chuanjie Wu, Chen Chen, Haifeng Zhang and Peng Zhao

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2108

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  3. Content type: Research

    This study intends to investigate the correlations of miR-124a and miR-30d with clinicopathological features of breast cancer (BC) patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). A total of 72 BC patients with ...

    Authors: Yu-Ling Han, Xian-E. Cao, Ju-Xun Wang, Chun-Ling Dong and Hong-Tao Chen

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2107

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  4. Content type: Research

    Pharmacokinetic studies are vital in development and optimization of drugs. While blood samples can be collected either in EDTA, heparin or citrate containing tubes for the estimation of drug levels in plasma,...

    Authors: Preeti Kulkarni, Ashwin Karanam, Murari Gurjar, Sagar Dhoble, Arvind B. Naik, Bhaskar H. Vidhun and Vikram Gota

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2102

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  5. Content type: Research

    Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is the first molecularly and clinically characterized genetic disease of lipid metabolism. It is an autosomal dominant disorder with significantly elevated levels of total ch...

    Authors: Ran Du, Liang-Liang Fan, Min-Jie Lin, Zhi-Jian He, Hao Huang, Ya-Qin Chen, Jing-Jing Li, Kun Xia, Shui-Ping Zhao and Rong Xiang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2095

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  6. Content type: Research

    Sepsis is one of the most common diseases that seriously threaten human health. Although a large number of markers related to sepsis have been reported in the last two decades, the diagnostic accuracy of these...

    Authors: Yong Liu, Jun-huan Hou, Qing Li, Kui-jun Chen, Shu-Nan Wang and Jian-min Wang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2091

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  7. Content type: Review

    Methadone is commonly administered for chronic pain relief and treatment of opioid dependence. Concurrent with its increased consumption, toxicities and fatalities have increased. One of the adverse effects of...

    Authors: Samira Alinejad, Kazem Ghaemi, Mohammad Abdollahi and Omid Mehrpour

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2087

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  8. Content type: Case study

    Ceritinib is a second-generation anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor. It inhibits two of the most common ALK-mutants that confer resistance to crizotinib. Ceritinib was approved by Food and Drug Admini...

    Authors: Hangping Wei, Fangming Du, Yifang Lu, Juan Wei and Xiaofang Dong

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2083

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  9. Content type: Research

    Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a major adverse toxicity of cancer chemotherapy. Recommended treatments for prevention of CINV vary among published guidelines, and optimal care for CINV caus...

    Authors: Toshimichi Miya, Kunihiko Kobayashi, Mitsunori Hino, Masahiro Ando, Susumu Takeuchi, Masahiro Seike, Kaoru Kubota and Akihiko Gemma

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2080

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  10. Content type: Research

    Malnutrition in infants during weaning has been attributed to inappropriate complementary feeding practices and it underlies more than one-third of child mortality in Nigeria. Thus, addressing the influence o...

    Authors: Ekerette Emmanuel Udoh and Olukemi K. Amodu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2073

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  11. Content type: Case study

    The incidence of subclinical hemophilic arthritis is low, with this case reports and literature review, we hope clinicians could pay more attention to the diagnosis of subclinical hemophilic arthritis and prev...

    Authors: Cheng Liu, Jun Guo, Qiu Cui, Dingfeng Li and Yanjun Zeng

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2058

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  12. Content type: Research

    Influenza A virus is a leading causative pathogen of human acute respiratory infection. Recently, the co-circulation of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and seasonal H3N2 viruses was reported, and sporadic cases with rea...

    Authors: Dawei Cui, Dejian Zhao, Guoliang Xie, Xianzhi Yang, Zhaoxia Huo, Shufa Zheng, Fei Yu and Yu Chen

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2054

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  13. Content type: Research

    Ultrasound-guided cannulation of deep mid-arm veins by a modified Seldinger (US-Seldinger) technique has been demonstrated to yield better puncture success rates and lower postoperative complication rates than...

    Authors: Jianghong Tan, Liping Liu, Jing Xie, Lingli Hu, Qiaolan Yang and Honghong Wang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2051

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  14. Content type: Research

    The determination of the necessary capacity and number of neurology wards of level III progressivity that can be defined in the system of criteria detailed in this article and which possess optimal operating c...

    Authors: Tamás Szentes, László Kovács and Csaba Óváry

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2039

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  15. Content type: Review

    Owing to the nature of acute illness and adverse effects derived from intensive chemotherapy, patients with hematological malignancies (HM) who are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) often present with ...

    Authors: Qian Cheng, Yishu Tang, Qing Yang, Erhua Wang, Jing Liu and Xin Li

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2038

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  16. Content type: Research

    Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is a powerful modulator of anti-tumor immune responses. The IL-10 promoter region polymorphisms are known to regulate IL-10 production, and thus are thought to be implicated in tumorigenesi...

    Authors: Xiaohan Shi, Xiaochuan Xie, Xiaoshuang Xun, Yingxian Jia and Shangwei Li

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2034

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  17. Content type: Research

    Isoflurane and sevoflurane protect lungs with ischemia–reperfusion (IR) injury. We examined the influence of desflurane on IR lung injury using isolated rabbit lungs perfused with a physiological salt solution.

    Authors: Yoshiaki Oshima, Seiji Sakamoto, Kazumasa Yamasaki, Shinsuke Mochida, Kazumi Funaki, Naoki Moriyama, Akihiro Otsuki, Ryo Endo, Masato Nakasone, Shunsaku Takahashi, Tomomi Harada, Yukari Minami and Yoshimi Inagaki

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2031

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  18. Content type: Research

    The present study investigated how much Swiss general internal medicine practitioners (GPs) know about new direct oral anticoagulants (NOACs), particularly the relevant guidelines, follow-up tests, dosing adj...

    Authors: Thomas C. Sauter, Carlo Melis, Wolf E. Hautz, Meret E. Ricklin and Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2030

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  19. Content type: Research

    The aim of our study is to evaluate perioperative and mid-term oncologic outcomes of the patients with colorectal cancer, who underwent emergent curative surgery.

    Authors: Fikri Kundes, Metin Kement, Kenan Cetin, Levent Kaptanoglu, Aytaç Kocaoglu, Mehmet Karahan, Serkan Fatih Yegen, Ali Emre Atici, Osman Civil, Mehmet Eser, Tebessum Cakir and Nejdet Bildik

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2024

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  20. Content type: Research

    The risk of heart diseases, diabetes and stroke is increased with higher metabolic risk factors. Models of diseases resulting from high-calorie diets have a significant role in pathophysiologic analysis of met...

    Authors: Elham Ehrampoush, Reza Homayounfar, Sayed Hossein Davoodi, Hamid Zand, Alireza Askari and Seyed Amin Kouhpayeh

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2020

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  21. Content type: Research

    The renewal of removable dentures is often suggested to denture wearers subject to discomfort. However, the impact of this rehabilitation on patients’ oral health related quality of life and their removable de...

    Authors: Guillaume Bonnet, Cindy Batisse, Jean W. Segyo, Jean-Luc Veyrune, Emmanuel Nicolas and Marion Bessadet

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2019

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  22. Content type: Research

    This study examined the effectiveness of using Physical Activity Consultation (PAC) as an addition to the standard smoking cessation treatment in Malaysia. We explored participants’ experiences in terms of ph...

    Authors: Yuin Yi Lee, Selina Khoo, Tony Morris, Clare Hanlon, Lei-Hum Wee, Eng Wah Teo and Yuhanis Adnan

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2012

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  23. Content type: Case study

    Distraction osteogenesis is a method of stimulating the growth of new bone tissue in order to lengthen the extremities or bridge resected bone defects. In addition to the now-established intramedullary proced...

    Authors: Eugen Reitenbach, Robert Rödl, Georg Gosheger, Björn Vogt and Frank Schiedel

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:2003

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  24. Content type: Research

    Contradictory data exist on the association between host interleukin-28B (IL28B) rs12979860 genotype and liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC). This large, international, observational study (...

    Authors: Alessandra Mangia, Victor De Ledinghen, François Bailly, Javier Brahm, Jazeps Keiss, Jonas Valantinas, Nele Rasmann, Diethelm Messinger, Fernando Tatsch, Georgios Bakalos and Graham R. Foster

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1990

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  25. Content type: Research

    Herein, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of intra-arterial mild hypothermia in combination with arterial thrombolysis to treat acute cerebral infarction due to middle cerebral artery occlusion.

    Authors: Xiaoxiang Peng, Yue Wan, Wenjun Liu, Bitang Dan, Li Lin and Zhouping Tang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1988

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  26. Content type: Short report

    Due to the adverse effects of cemented hip arthroplasty, uncemented stems with hydroxyapatite (HA) coating reduces these risks and enhanced integration. The concept of an extensive HA coating for the fixation...

    Authors: Jianda Xu, Zikang Xie, Jianning Zhao, Yi Gao, Hong Zhao, Libo Peng and Yuxing Qu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1983

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  27. Content type: Short report

    Anal stricture is a disabling condition which is often unresponsive to conservative medical management. The complications of surgical procedures such as dilatations and anoplasty make it a formidable treatmen...

    Authors: Vijaypal Arya, Shikha Singh, Shashank Agarwal and Arjun Ohri

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1976

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  28. Content type: Research

    Lumbar disc disease has a disabling impact on global people with heavy burden on society, mainly consisting of lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) and lumbar disc herniation (LDH). The recently released lumbar disc...

    Authors: Jun Zhang, Fei Zhao, Feng-Liang Wang, Yong-Feng Yang, Chen Zhang, Yue Cao, You-Lin Wang, Xiao-Juan Shi, Yi Wan, Min Zhang, Meng-Qiao Liu, Chun-Guang Zuo and Hai-Qiang Wang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1973

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  29. Content type: Research

    Psychiatric diseases severely affect the quality of patients’ lives and bring huge economic pressure to their families. Also, the great phenotypic variability among these patients makes it difficult to investi...

    Authors: Wenlong Zhao, Wenjing Yang, Shuanglin Zheng, Qiong Hu, Ping Qiu, Xinghua Huang, Xiaoqian Hong and Fenghua Lan

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1967

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  30. Content type: Case study

    Patients with metastatic breast cancer often have pulmonary symptoms with varying aetiologies. Transtuzumab is an extremely important drug used in the treatment of Her 2 neu over-expressing breast cancers. In ...

    Authors: Ajay Gupta, Louise Teo, Philip Masel, David Godbolt and Geoffrey Beadle

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1964

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  31. Content type: Research

    Surgical intestinal resection margins in colon cancer are a longstanding debate in terms the optimal distance between the tumor and the colonic section line. The aim of this study is to define the oncological ...

    Authors: Ricardo Rocha, Rui Marinho, David Aparício, Marta Fragoso, Marta Sousa, António Gomes, Carlos Leichsenring, Carla Carneiro, Vasco Geraldes and Vítor Nunes

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1959

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  32. Content type: Research

    Aluminum phosphide (AlP) is a very effective indoor and outdoor pesticide. We investigated the effects of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) on the survival time, hemodynamics, and cardiac biochemical parameters at vari...

    Authors: Fakhreddin Taghaddosinejad, Esmaeil Farzaneh, Mahdi Ghazanfari-Nasrabad, Nastaran Eizadi-Mood, Morteza Hajihosseini and Omid Mehrpour

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1948

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  33. Content type: Research

    Dyspnea is one of the most common and distressing symptoms that occurs in terminal cancer patients. However, there are no existing treatment guidelines for this condition in China.

    Authors: Cong Tian, Jiong-Yi Wang, Mei-Ling Wang, Bin Jiang, Lu-Lu Zhang and Feng Liu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1945

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