Author : Houshmand, Massoud

Meta-Analysis of Prevalence of CFTR Mutations in Middle East Populations

Kazhaleh Mohammadi; Sahar Hassannejad; Arthur Saniotis; Massoud Houshmand

Canadian Journal of Medicine, 2020, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 1-6
DOI: 10.33844/cjm.2020.60491

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. In this study, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of middle east CFTR gene mutations in CF patients to find out the most common mutations in this area. Tree mutations are common in all middle-east populations: Del 508, W1282X and N1303K which can have detection rate as high as 60.9 %.

Coronavirus [COVID-19] and IgA Deficiency:Mini Review Article

Hossein Pakzad; Zahra Sadeghi; Massoud Houshmand; Farzaneh Rahvar

Canadian Journal of Medicine, 2020, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 13-16
DOI: 10.33844/cjm.2020.60494

Spread of COVID-19 in all of the world caused the warning alert from WHO. It began from China and was the reason of many death through the world since 2019 December. Elders and people with previous diseases such as IgA deficiency [IgAD] are more susceptible to get COVID family. Also, higher level of IgA can combat with infectious disease.