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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

    Safety of heparin bridging therapy for transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate (TRUS) biopsy in patients requiring temporary discontinuation of antithrombotic therapy is unknown. This study aimed to assess the ...

    Authors: Itsuto Hamano, Shingo Hatakeyama, Tohru Yoneyama, Yuki Tobisawa, Osamu Soma, Teppei Matsumoto, Hayato Yamamoto, Atsushi Imai, Takahiro Yoneyama, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Takuya Koie and Chikara Ohyama

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1917

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    To conduct a retrospective, single institutional and comparative study for radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP), high dose rate brachytherapy (HDRBT), cryoablation and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU...

    Authors: Po Hui Chiang and Yi Yang Liu

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1905

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    It has been suggested that an inadequate blood supply caused by uterine fibroids may lead to decreasing fertility. Therefore, a quantitative evaluation of blood flow in the uterus might be a good tool for infe...

    Authors: Nozomi Takahashi, Osamu Yoshino, Osamu Hiraike, Eriko Maeda, Masanobu Nakamura, Masaaki Hori, Miyuki Harada, Kaori Koga, Shigeru Saito, Tomoyuki Fujii and Yutaka Osuga

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1907

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    This study aimed to investigate the alteration of Neuropeptide Y (NPY) in the hypothalamus and its correlation with insulin, leptin and ghrelin during the development of a rat model of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    Authors: Qing-jiu Zhang, Chang-chun Yang, Song-yun Zhang, Li-hui Zhang and Jie Li

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1913

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  5. Content type: Research

    The reported survival rates of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by human adenovirus (HAdV) pneumonia are poor. The results do not differ much in immunocompetent patients supporte...

    Authors: Sang Ook Ha, Hyoung Soo Kim, Sunghoon Park, Ki-Suck Jung, Seung Hun Jang, Sang Jin Han, Hyun-Sook Kim and Sun Hee Lee

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1909

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  6. Content type: Case study

    Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is secreted from bone and suppresses the absorption of phosphorus in renal proximal tubule and in intestinal tract. Therefore, the increase of serum FGF23 levels leads to hy...

    Authors: Fuminori Tatsumi, Megumi Horiya, Akihito Tanabe, Momoyo Nishioka, Yoshiro Fushimi, Junpei Sanada, Yurie Hirata, Shintaro Irie, Tomoe Kinoshita, Shinji Kamei, Masashi Shimoda, Tomoatsu Mune, Kohei Kaku and Hideaki Kaneto

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1904

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  7. Content type: Research

    For skin defects caused by full-thickness burns, trauma, or tumor tissue excision, skin grafting is one of the most convenient and useful treatment methods. In this situation, graft fixation is important in sk...

    Authors: Hyun Ho Han, Daiwon Jun, Suk-Ho Moon, In Sook Kang and Min Cheol Kim

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1902

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  8. Content type: Research

    Poverty is a global problem. The war against poverty requires not only financial support, but also poverty-related research to pinpoint areas of high need of intervention. In line with international efforts to...

    Authors: Waleed M. Sweileh, Samah W. Al-Jabi, Ansam F. Sawalha, Adham S. AbuTaha and Sa’ed H. Zyoud

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1888

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  9. Content type: Research

    We evaluated the different climatic factors in urban and rural areas that may affect the incidence of urolithiasis. Nationwide data on urolithiasis were acquired from Health Insurance Review and Assessment Ser...

    Authors: Se Young Choi, Seo Yeon Lee, Byung Hoon Chi, Jin Wook Kim, Tae-Hyoung Kim and In Ho Chang

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1891

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  10. Content type: Research

    The platelet–lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and neutrophil–lymphocyte ratio (NLR) have been reported as prognostic factors in various cancers, but their roles in metastatic renal cell cancer (mRCC) remain unclear. We ...

    Authors: Tae Ju Park, Yang Hyun Cho, Ho Seok Chung, Eu Chang Hwang, Sung-Hoon Jung, Jun Eul Hwang, Woo Kyun Bae, Jin Woong Kim, Suk Hee Heo, Young Hoe Hur, Seung Il Jung and Dong Deuk Kwon

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1889

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  11. Content type: Research

    To investigate the permeability of β-NGF through blood–brain-barrier (BBB) in neonatal and adult rats, and the spatial distribution of β-NGF in different brain regions in hypoxic-ischemic (HI) and normal neona...

    Authors: Wenli Zhou, Jiantao Zhang, Guangming Wang, Limian Ling and Chaoying Yan

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1893

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  12. Content type: Research

    During oxaliplatin chemotherapy administration via a peripheral vein, vascular pain requires changing of the intravenous infusion route on occasion. Vascular pain induced by anticancer drugs reduces the rate o...

    Authors: Yoichiro Yoshida, Ai Mogi, Naoya Aisu, Teppei Yamada, Taisuke Matsuoka, Daibo Kojima, Toshiyuki Mera, Tomoko Koganemaru, Fumiaki Kiyomi, Keita Noda, Yasushi Takamatsu, Kazuo Tamura, Yuichi Yamashita and Suguru Hasegawa

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1872

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  13. Content type: Research

    Patient-reported scoring systems have recently been used after surgical procedures. The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the patient-reported outcomes of femoral osteotomy and total hip arthro...

    Authors: Yusuke Kubo, Takuaki Yamamoto, Goro Motomura, Kazuyuki Karasuyama, Kazuhiko Sonoda and Yukihide Iwamoto

    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:1880

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