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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: 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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  3. 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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  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

    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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  6. 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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  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: 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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  9. 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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  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: 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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