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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. The application of a haemostatic agent in general surgery, in addition to its effect on bleeding, also provides tissue sealing and adhesion. A sponge drug is used with some actions of resection and wide dissec...

    Authors: Cyril Raiffort, Farid Benabdallah, Jean-Louis Paillasseur, Yves Gangner, Eric Leutenegger and Philippe Sockeel
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:613
  2. Detective performance of radiologists for “obvious” targets should be evaluated by visual search task instead of ROC analysis, but visual task have not been applied to radiology studies. The aim of this study ...

    Authors: Eriko Maeda, Takeharu Yoshikawa, Ryoichi Nakashima, Kazufumi Kobayashi, Kazuhiko Yokosawa, Naoto Hayashi, Yoshitaka Masutani, Naoki Yoshioka, Masaaki Akahane and Kuni Ohtomo
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:607
  3. The goal of this paper is to describe our technical strategy and procedural steps for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) when performed with concomitant recanalization of the iliac artery occlusion.

    Authors: Jorge Senkichi Uchiyamada, Shigeo Ichihashi, Shinichi Iwakoshi, Hirofumi Itoh, Nobuoki Tabayashi and Kimihiko Kichikawa
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:605
  4. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy for the management of large proximal ureteric stones and the impact of this treatment on postoperative re...

    Authors: Takahiro Yasui, Atsushi Okada, Shuzo Hamamoto, Kazumi Taguchi, Ryosuke Ando, Kentaro Mizuno, Yasunori Itoh, Keiichi Tozawa, Yutaro Hayashi and Kenjiro Kohri
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:600
  5. Chronic rejection remains a potential long-term consequence of hand composite tissue allotransplantation (CTA). Scleroderma has already been proposed as a model for chronic facial allograft rejection based on ...

    Authors: Kavit Amin, Bran Sivakumar, Alex Clarke, Anika Puri, Christopher Denton and Peter E Butler
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:577
  6. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing, along with obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2DM), with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginala) women in Australia particularly affected. GDM causes seri...

    Authors: Catherine Chamberlain, Bronwyn Fredericks, Bronwyn Davis, Jacqueline Mein, Catherine Smith, Sandra Eades and Brian Oldenburg
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:576
  7. Cyproheptadine hydrochloride (CH) is rarely used to treat adult patients with migraine in Japan because it causes sleepiness. In this study, we investigated the preventive effect of CH in 12 patients who had f...

    Authors: Hirohisa Okuma, Kazuyuki Iijima, Takashi Yasuda, Kentaro Tokuoka and Yasuhisa Kitagawa
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:573
  8. Neurologic complications of pediatric acute liver failure (ALF) are a major determinant of outcome. Management of these complications, including increased intracranial pressure (ICP) is largely supportive. Alt...

    Authors: Gregory Hansen, Michele Grimason, James W Collins and Mark S Wainwright
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:572
  9. Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome is a well-recognized and potentially fatal complication of carotid revascularization. However, the occurrence of non-aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage as a manifestation of ce...

    Authors: Gopiga Thanabalasundaram, Silvia Hernández-Durán, Thabele Leslie-Mazwi and Christopher S Ogilvy
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:571
  10. Living with a smoker is a key determinant of exposure to Second Hand Smoke (SHS) and its exposure mainly occurs at home. Exposure to SHS from tobacco in the household predisposes to the development of tubercul...

    Authors: Nauman Safdar, Raana Zahid, Sarwat Shah, Ian Cameron, Razia Fatima, Huma Qureshi and Kamran Siddiqi
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:556
  11. To evaluate efficacy of the stereotactic vacuum-assisted breast biopsy(SVAB) using a decubitus table and to compare histologic underestimation rate between 11gauge(G)- and 8G-probes.

    Authors: Kyoung Eun Lee, Hak Hee Kim, Hee Jung Shin and Joo Hee Cha
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:551
  12. The purpose of the study was to establish regression equations that could be used to predict muscle thickness and pennation angle at different intensities from electromyography (EMG) based measures of muscle a...

    Authors: Bhawesh Chauhan, Maher A Hamzeh and Antonio I Cuesta-Vargas
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:548
  13. The purpose of this study is to present our first results of sentinel node analysis (SLN) by one step nucleic acid amplification (OSNA) in routine clinical practice in our centre and compare them with the resu...

    Authors: Ana Santaballa, Helena De La Cueva, Carmen Salvador, Ana M García-Martínez, María J Guarín, David Lorente, Laura Palomar, Ismael Aznar, Fernando Dobón and Pilar Bello
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:542
  14. The purpose of this clinical study is to assess the safety and efficiency of a novel lithotripsy method for endoscopic treatment of urinary stones throughout the urinary tract via semi-rigid and flexible endos...

    Authors: Alexander Gudkov, Vacheslav Boshchenko, Alexander Petlin, Vladimir Afonin, Valery Diamant and Marat Lerner
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:538
  15. The expression of hormone receptors (HR) is considered a good prognostic marker in uterine sarcoma. Hormonal therapy is widely employed in the therapy of HR positive breast and gynecologic cancers, however, th...

    Authors: Li Li, Isaiah P Schuster, Robin Jacob, Kenneth H Hupart and Vladimir Gotlieb
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:536
  16. The use of medicines is an essential component of many public health programs (PHPs). Medicines are important not only for their capacity to treat and prevent diseases. The public confidence in healthcare syst...

    Authors: Dorothy Oqua, Kenneth Anene Agu, Mohammed Alfa Isah, Obialunamma U Onoh, Paul G Iyaji, Anthony K Wutoh and Rosalyn C King
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:525
  17. Terlipressin, as a prodrug of vasopressin, has agonistic effects on the V1 receptor and partial agonistic effects on renal vasopressin V2 receptors. However, its effects on serum sodium concentration are contr...

    Authors: Yeo-Jin Kang, Eun Jin Bae, Kyungo Hwang, Dae-Hong Jeon, Ha Nee Jang, Hyun Seop Cho, Se-Ho Chang and Dong Jun Park
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:519
  18. The use of novel rehabilitative approaches for effecting functional recovery following stroke is controversial. Effects of different but effective rehabilitative interventions in the hemiplegic patient are not...

    Authors: Satoshi Ikeda, Akihiko Ohwatashi, Katsuhiro Harada, Yurie Kamikawa and Akira Yoshida
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:517
  19. Haemodialysis is a form of renal replacement therapy but is a catabolic process that not only filters toxins but is also known to lead to amino acid losses. Patients with chronic kidney disease often have a po...

    Authors: Louise Jackson, Benjamin Sully, Judith Cohen and Steven Julious
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:515
  20. Rodenticide poisoning remains a major public health problem in Asian countries. Nevertheless, very few data are available in world literature regarding the outcomes of these patients. Therefore, the purpose of...

    Authors: Hsin-Ying Yu, Ja-Liang Lin, Jen-Fen Fu, Jui-Hsiang Lin, Shou-Hsuan Liu, Cheng-Hao Weng, Wen-Hung Huang, Kuan-Hsing Chen, Ching-Wei Hsu and Tzung-Hai Yen
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:505
  21. The purpose of this study was to determine if marital status, including specific types of single status categories, is associated with length of survival in lung cancer patients.

    Authors: Stacey L Tannenbaum, Wei Zhao, Tulay Koru-Sengul, Feng Miao, David Lee and Margaret M Byrne
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:504
  22. Evaluation of Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) as a tool for rapid aneuploidy screening (RAS) of high risk pregnancies, before its approval in the national antenatal screening and genetic diagnosis pro...

    Authors: Ghada M Elsayed, Lobna El Assiouty and Ezzat S El Sobky
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:490
  23. We previously reported that safety and efficacy of mucosal cutting biopsy for diagnosing included 2 cm or less gastric GISTs. However, there have been no reports stating the clinicopathological characteristic ...

    Authors: Mikinori Kataoka, Takashi Kawai, Hidekazu Ikemiyagi, Takashi Fujii, Mari Fukuzawa, Masakatsu Fukuzawa, Keisuke Kubota, Masashi Yoshida, Shinji Suzuki and Masaki Kitajima
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:469
  24. Pituitary metastases are unusual complications of malignancies. In about only 2% of patients they origin from colorectal cancer (CRC), with breast and lung as the most common primary tumors. Nevertheless, some...

    Authors: Margherita Ratti, Rodolfo Passalacqua, Rossana Poli, Enrico Betri, Mario Crispino, Roberto Poli and Gianluca Tomasello
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:467
  25. The objective of the current study is to analyze different approaches of pharmacists and general practitioners towards availability and use of osteoporosis prescreening tools and to find out reasons that expla...

    Authors: Yusra Habib Khan, Tauqeer Hussain Mallhi, Azmi Sarriff and Amer Hayat Khan
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:463
  26. Cases of percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty for renal artery stenosis are increasing. However, percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty with stenting for stenotic venous bypass grafts has never bee...

    Authors: Masashi Kusakabe, Hiroki Sasaki, Jiro Sato, Masaaki Akahane, Tetsuro Miyata and Kuni Ohtomo
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:456
  27. Retrorsine selectively inhibits hepatocyte proliferation and following liver injury evokes small hepatocyte-like progenitor cells. The aim of this study is to find out whether endogenous extrahepatic cells con...

    Authors: Hiromichi Maeda, Yoshihiro Ota, Yongchung Wang, Kalyani Ramachandran, Robert A Montgomery, George Melville Williams and Zhaoli Sun
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:446
  28. To evaluate gender differences of initial posters in threads dealing with bladder cancer on an online discussion board.

    Authors: Yannick Lippka, Oliver Patschan, Tilmann Todenhöfer, Christian Schwentner, Andreas Gutzeit, Axel S Merseburger and Marcus Horstmann
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:445
  29. High-risk prostate cancer is a potentially lethal disease that is increasing in the diagnosis of prostate cancer patients. Compared to other prostate cancer patients (medium or low risk), management, diagnosis...

    Authors: Maria Jesus Alvarez-Cubero, Luis Javier Martinez-Gonzalez, Fernando Vazquez-Alonso, Maria Saiz, Juan Carlos Alvarez, Jose Antonio Lorente and Jose Manuel Cozar
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:444
  30. The commonest variation to the classic anatomic description of renal arterial supply is the presence of accessory renal arteries. The incidence varies widely according to ethnicity. There is no data on the pre...

    Authors: Peter B Johnson, Shamir O Cawich, Sundeep D Shah, William Aiken, Roy G McGregor, Hilary Brown and Michael T Gardner
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:443
  31. Intracranial hypertension, which often occurs in patients with tuberculous meningitis, is associated with high morbidity and mortality. We describe a patient with tuberculous meningitis who had intracranial hy...

    Authors: Hiroshi Kataoka and Satoshi Ueno
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:442
  32. Occupational latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) among health care workers (HCWs) is an important public health issue. The objective of this study is to assess prevalence and risk factors of LTBI among Japane...

    Authors: Eisuke Adachi, Mika Kogayu, Takeshi Fujii, Hiroshi Mae, Shoichi Shimizu, Yuichi Iwai, Hiroko Shibata, Masato Suzuki, Kohzoh Imai and Tomohiko Koibuchi
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:440
  33. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is rare among Japanese ethnicity although it is known as one of the most common hereditary disorders of erythrocytes, causing intravascular hemolysis. It is ...

    Authors: Shinya Tsuzuki, Moe Akahira-Azuma, Masao Kaneshige, Kazuhiro Shoya, Shinichi Hosokawa, Hitoshi Kanno and Takeji Matsushita
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:434
  34. Bioabsorbable implants are not widely used in spine surgery. This study investigated the clinical and radiological findings after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in an ovine animal model with an...

    Authors: Dorothea Daentzer, Thilo Floerkemeier, Ivonne Bartsch, Waseem Masalha, Bastian Welke, Christof Hurschler, Theresa Kauth, Daniel Kaltbeitzel, Christian Hopmann, Bernd Kujat and Katharina Kalla
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:418
  35. To identify the origin of synchronous and metachronous urothelial carcinoma (UC) of the bladder and upper urinary tract to get a better understanding of the basic mechanism behind the multifocality of UC, whic...

    Authors: Yuding Wang, Michael R Lang, Christopher L Pin and Jonathan I Izawa
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:412
  36. Cerebral air embolism is a life-threatening complication of various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Hyperbaric oxygenation is considered to be the cornerstone of its treatment.

    Authors: Jochen Bäuerle, Andreas Fischer, Tobias Hornig, Karl Egger, Tobias Wengenmayer and Jürgen Bardutzky
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:411
  37. The goal of this study was to understand the molecular event in the brain caused by hanging death (HD). Animals were subjected to either cervical dislocation (CD) or HD. Brain was collected at various times (0...

    Authors: Sabana Khatun, Shail K Chaube and Chandra N Bhattacharyya
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:407
  38. Two-stage revision arthroplasty is today considered as the gold standard for control of chronic deep prosthetic infection. Although the revision arthroplasty should only be considered when infection is elimina...

    Authors: Masahiko Ikeuchi, Yusuke Okanoue, Masashi Izumi, Goichi Fukuda, Koji Aso, Natsuki Sugimura, Teruhiko Kawakami and Toshikazu Tani
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:401