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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. Scleroderma is a progressive fibrotic disorder of connective tissue which can present multiple anesthetic challenges to anesthetists, especially airway management. Awake intubation with fiberoptic bronchoscope...

    Authors: Fangfan Ye, Gaoyin Kong and Jia Huang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1507
  2. Birt–Hogg–Dubé syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by skin fibrofolliculomas, lung cysts, spontaneous pneumothorax and renal cell cancer due to germline folliculin (FLCN) mutations (Menko ...

    Authors: P. C. Johannesma, I. van de Beek, J. W. T. van der Wel, M. A. Paul, A. C. Houweling, M. A. Jonker, J. H. T. M. van Waesberghe, R. Reinhard, Th. M. Starink, R. J. A. van Moorselaar, F. H. Menko and P. E. Postmus
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1506
  3. To determine the effectiveness of reminders compared to no reminders in improving adherence to multiple clinical recommendations measured as the resolution of the clinical condition that motivated the reminder...

    Authors: Leonardo Méndez Boo, Ermengol Coma, Manuel Medina, Eduardo Hermosilla, Manuel Iglesias, Carmen Olmos, Sebastian Calero Muñoz and Johanna Caro Mendivelso
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1505
  4. The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFLL)/lateral patellar retinaculum (LPR) ratio were assessed in knees as a means to detect patellar malalignment. We also aimed to evaluate the prevalence of the various ty...

    Authors: Hülya Kurtul Yildiz and Elif Evrim Ekin
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1500
  5. It is known that chylomicronemia is caused by several pathologies and is classified as primary and secondary chylomicronemia. Since hypertriglycemia is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular dise...

    Authors: Atsushi Obata, Shinji Kamei, Seizo Okauchi, Tomohiko Kimura, Hidenori Hirukawa, Akihito Tanabe, Tomoe Kinoshita, Kenji Kohara, Fuminori Tatsumi, Masashi Shimoda, Shuhei Nakanishi, Tomoatsu Mune, Kohei Kaku and Hideaki Kaneto
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1499
  6. This paper was to assess the risk for cross infection caused by blood-contaminated tampon after dental extraction and whether this risk was reduced after relevant education towards both dentists and patients.

    Authors: Jie Dai, Yong-Ping Zhang, Wen-Min Wang, Xu-Ming Luo, Wen-Jie Zhuo, Wei-Jiang Yang and Ling-Zhi Zhang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1498
  7. In this study, we retrospectively investigated case reports with and without midazolam administration via oral, intranasal and rectal before cystometry procedure. We aimed to compare the data to evaluate the e...

    Authors: Sengül Özmert, Feyza Sever and Hüseyin Tuğrul Tiryaki
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1496
  8. To investigate if HDL cholesterol (HDL-c) could be a biomarker of the degree of severity according to prognostic prediction scores in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) or the development of clinical complicat...

    Authors: M. Saballs, S. Parra, P. Sahun, J. Pellejà, M. Feliu, C. Vasco, J. Gumà, J. L. Borràs, L. Masana and A. Castro
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1491
  9. To develop a new score system for patients with prostate specific antigen (PSA) ranging from 4 to 20 ng/mL to improve the accuracy of prostate cancer (PCa) detection, and to evaluate it with receiver operatin...

    Authors: Yuxiao Zheng, Yuan Huang, Gong Cheng, Cheng Zhang, Jie Wu, Chao Qin, Lixin Hua and Zengjun Wang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1484
  10. VKH disease is a chronic, bilateral, granulomatous panuveitis with potential involvement of neurological, auditory and integumentary systems. On the other hand, APMPPE is believed to be an immune-driven chorio...

    Authors: Bo Li, Ricarda J. Bentham and John R. Gonder
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1471
  11. To evaluate and identify early microvascular changes in patient with choroidal rupture using optical coherence tomography (OCT) based microangiography (OMAG).

    Authors: Kasra A. Rezaei, Qinqin Zhang, Jason Kam, Jin Liu and Ruikang K. Wang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1470
  12. The study evaluated and compared the eating habits and lifestyle of patients with moderate to severe obesity who have undergone Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) and Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG).

    Authors: Hellas Cena, Rachele De Giuseppe, Ginevra Biino, Francesca Persico, Ambra Ciliberto, Alessandro Giovanelli and Fatima Cody Stanford
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1467
  13. Hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage (HICH) is one of the most devastating forms of stroke. Currently, no specific therapies for HICH except general medical care. However, in China, medicine of promoting blo...

    Authors: Liling Zeng, Jianwen Guo, Jing Wang, Qixin Zhang, Haijun Li and Rongming Lin
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1466
  14. The aim of this study was to explore the clinical effect of endoscopic minimal invasive surgery on posterior urethral stricture with false passage. Twenty-one patients suffering from posterior urethral strictu...

    Authors: Wei Le, Weidong Zhou, Chao Li, Denglong Wu, Jinfu Zhang and Cuidong Bian
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1457
  15. In lethal primary metastatic prostate cancer, biopsy material is often the only accessible cancer tissue. Lack of tissue quantity limited the use of biopsy cores for analyzing higher numbers of molecular mark...

    Authors: Malte Krönig, Norbert Nanko, Vanessa Drendel, Martin Werner, Wolfgang Schultze-Seemann, Anca L. Grosu and A. Cordula Jilg
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1456
  16. VISA-P questionnaire assesses to severity of symptoms and treatment effects in athletes with patellar tendinopathy. The purpose of this study was to translated VISA-P questionnaire into Turkish language and t...

    Authors: Mehmet Mesut Çelebi, Serdal Kenan Köse, Zehra Akkaya and Ali Murat Zergeroglu
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1453
  17. The present study examined the effect of a micro-dose of resistance-exercise on serum DHEA-S, IL-6 and mood-state determinants. Potential relationships between mood and the biomarkers were also studied with th...

    Authors: Adam Michael Szlezak, Lotti Tajouri, Siri Lauluten Szlezak, James Keane and Clare Minahan
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1446
  18. We have started clinical application of 8K ultra-high definition (UHD; 7680 × 4320 pixels) imaging technology, which is a 16-fold higher resolution than the current 2K high-definition (HD; 1920 × 1080 pixels) ...

    Authors: Hiromasa Yamashita, Hisae Aoki, Kenkichi Tanioka, Toshiyuki Mori and Toshio Chiba
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1445
  19. To determine the feasibility of evaluating the subarachnoid space by measuring two novel sonographic parameters in axial section using transabdominal ultrasound, in addition to the parameters previously defin...

    Authors: Aytul Corbacioglu Esmer, Atil Yuksel, Tugce Aksu Uzunhan, Omer Demir, Tugba Sarac Sivrikoz and Nur Aydinli
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1439
  20. In order to improve the reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) as part of the routine practice at the pediatric outpatient department (OPD), we modified our ADR reporting strategy into one that facilitates...

    Authors: Hyun Jeong Baek, Yoon Sook Cho, Kwi Suk Kim, Jin Lee, Hye Ryun Kang and Dong In Suh
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1435
  21. Polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAAG) was used in breast augmentation surgery in China during 1997–2006. Its application has led to increasing complications such as localized lumps, asymmetry, diffuse stiffness, infe...

    Authors: Min-Ling Chen, Jin-Lan Liu, Shen-Jung Hsu and Chang-Cheng Chang
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1430
  22. In this study, we investigated the structural connectivity profile of patients with scans without evidence of dopaminergic deficit (SWEDD) compared with normal controls (NC) and patients with Parkinson’s disea...

    Authors: Mansu Kim and Hyunjin Park
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1421
  23. Coronavirus causes respiratory infections in humans. To determine the prevalence of human coronavirus (HCoV) infection among patients with influenza-like illness, 5833 clinical samples from nasopharyngeal swab...

    Authors: Rapeepun Soonnarong, Ilada Thongpan, Sunchai Payungporn, Chanpim Vuthitanachot, Viboonsuk Vuthitanachot, Preeyaporn Vichiwattana, Sompong Vongpunsawad and Yong Poovorawan
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1420
  24. Little is known about stroke with different obesity phenotype as determined using the Adult Treatment Panel-III criteria with metabolic health or not. This study aimed to investigate the effects of metabolical...

    Authors: Zhao Li, Xiaofan Guo, Yamin Liu, Naijin Zhang, Ye Chang, Yintao Chen, Yingxian Sun and Maria Roselle Abraham
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1419
  25. The Comprehensive Headache-related Quality of life Questionnaire (CHQQ), is a recently developed and validated instrument, intended for measuring quality of life of patients with all headache types. Currently ...

    Authors: Slobodan M. Jankovic, Marija Andjelkovic, Radica Zivkovic Zaric, Marko Vasic, Éva Csépány, Tamás Gyüre and Csaba Ertsey
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1416
  26. The purpose of this study was to investigate the radiological and surgical correlation between preoperative magnetic resonance images (MRI) and the intraoperative findings in patients with acquired adult flatf...

    Authors: Matthias Braito, Martina Wöß, Benjamin Henninger, Michael Schocke, Michael Liebensteiner, Dennis Huber, Martin Krismer and Rainer Biedermann
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1414
  27. Stent placement for middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis remains a technical and clinical challenge. Our purpose was to assess the safety and feasibility of balloon-expandable stent (BES) for patients with sy...

    Authors: Lingtao Tang, Pengfei Hu, Yalin Liu, Kunxi Zhang, Yun Wang, Dong Qi, Zhongshuang Xia, Shanshan Qi, Suxia Zhang, Hongmei Zhang, Weiyue Li, Bogang Zhang, Xingdan Yang and Yingyi Li
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1413
  28. Burn injury is an emergency medical condition that rapidly develops as a result of tissue exposure to electrical, chemical or thermal energy. Therefore, its treatment usually begins at the emergency department...

    Authors: Tolga Eser, Cemil Kavalci, Cem Aydogan and Afsin Emre Kayipmaz
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1411
  29. Increased levels of serum pro-fibrotic cytokines have been reported in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Some of these cytokines also play an important role in the differentiation and migration of eosino...

    Authors: Katsutoshi Ando, Tamao Nakashita, Norihiro Kaneko, Kazuhisa Takahashi and Shinji Motojima
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1401
  30. Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) occurs rarely in the spine of adults. The radiological findings usually resemble vertebral tumors. Etiology of LCH has not been clearly established yet. Therapeutic approach...

    Authors: Bobby Wirawan Hassan, Bong Ju Moon, Young-Jin Kim, Sang-Deok Kim, Ki-Young Choi and Jung-Kil Lee
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1398
  31. Enterobacter aerogenes is recognized as an important bacterial pathogen in hospital-acquired infections. This report describes two unusual cases of septicemia caused by E. aerogenes in im...

    Authors: Piyush Jha, Choon-Mee Kim, Dong-Min Kim, Jong-Hoon Chung, Na-Ra Yoon, Babita Jha, Seok Won Kim, Sook Jin Jang, Young-Joon Ahn, Jae Keun Chung and Doo Young Jeon
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1397
  32. Unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) plays a protective role in coronary artery disease. Red cell distribution width (RDW), neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are inflammatory ...

    Authors: Hakan Sarlak, Erol Arslan, Mustafa Cakar, Mustafa Tanriseven, Salim Ozenc, Muharrem Akhan and Fatih Bulucu
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1392
  33. Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDA-R) encephalitis is a recently identified but increasingly recognized autoimmune paraneoplastic disease. Because these patients present complex neuropsychiatric symptoms du...

    Authors: Daiki Yamanaka, Takashi Kawano, Hiroki Tateiwa, Hideki Iwata, Fabricio M. Locatelli and Masataka Yokoyama
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1380
  34. Osteoporosis and migraine are both important public health problems and may have overlapping pathophysiological mechanisms. The aim of this study was to use a Taiwanese population-based dataset to assess migra...

    Authors: Chieh-Hsin Wu, Zi-Hao Zhang, Ming-Kung Wu, Chiu-Huan Wang, Ying-Yi Lu and Chih-Lung Lin
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1378
  35. The current application of limb salvage process has some unsolved problems, such as prosthesis loosening, which severely limits the function of the preserved limbs. Innovative approaches are needed to further ...

    Authors: Qing-Yu Fan, Yong Zhou, Minghua Zhang, Baoan Ma, Tongtao Yang, Hua Long, Zhe Yu and Zhao Li
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1373
  36. There is a high mortality in infants with right atrial isomerism (RAI). However, less is known about outcome in older children with RAI. This study sought to evaluate those patients with RAI who survived older...

    Authors: Sun Yan, Wang Jianpeng, Quan Xin, Zhang Minghui, Zhang Li and Wang Hao
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1372
  37. The prognostic significance of Hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) in patients with bone and soft tissue sarcoma remains controversial. To investigate the impact of its expression on survival outcomes, we per...

    Authors: Yongjiang Li, Wenbiao Zhang, Shuangjiang Li and Chongqi Tu
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1370
  38. We experienced a rare malposition of a pulmonary artery catheter due to kinking in a 63-year-old male who was scheduled for an off-pump coronary artery by-pass graft.

    Authors: Masayuki Oshima, Tatsuki Onishi, Hitomi Iwata and Kazuyoshi Aoyama
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1367