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    Fracture analysis of monolayer graphene sheets with double vacancy defects via MD simulation

    , Article Solid State Communications ; Volume 151, Issue 17 , 2011 , Pages 1141-1146 ; 00381098 (ISSN) Ansari, R ; Motevalli, B ; Montazeri, A ; Ajori, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    Carbon nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene sheets have attracted great attention due to their exceptionally high strength and elastic strain. These extraordinary mechanical properties, however, can be affected by the presence of defects in their structures. When a material contains multiple defects, it is expected that the stress concentration of them superposes if the separation distances of the defects are low, which causes a more reduction of the strength. On the other hand, it is believed that if the defects are far enough such that their affected areas are distinct, their behavior is similar to a material with single defect. In this article, molecular dynamics... 

    Low back pain in Iran: A growing need to adapt and implement evidence-based practice in developing countries

    , Article Spine ; Volume 36, Issue 10 , 2011 , Pages E638-E646 ; 03622436 (ISSN) Mousavi, S. J ; Akbari, M. E ; Mehdian, H ; Mobini, B ; Montazeri, A ; Akbarnia, B ; Parnianpour, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    2011
    Abstract
    Study Design.: A descriptive overview of the literature. Objective.: To present a comprehensive descriptive overview of the published papers about epidemiologic features, burden, and current management of low back pain (LBP) in Iran. Summary OF Background Data.: Little is known about the epidemiology, burden, and management of LBP in developing and low- to middle-income countries, such as Iran. Methods.: A literature search was carried out using MEDLINE database to assess existing literature about prevalence, disease burden, impact, and current management of nonspecific LBP in Iran. Results.: Twenty-six articles matched inclusion criteria and included in the study. The findings related to... 

    Reliability and validity of the persian version of the scoliosis research society-22r questionnaire

    , Article Spine ; Volume 35, Issue 7 , 2010 , Pages 784-789 ; 03622436 (ISSN) Mousavi, S. J ; Mobini, B ; Mehdian, H ; Akbarnia, B ; Bouzari, B ; Askary Ashtiani, A ; Montazeri, A ; Parnianpour, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    2010
    Abstract
    STUDY DESIGN.: Cross-sectional validation study to investigate psychometric properties of adapted Persian version of the Scoliosis Research Society-22r (SRS-22r) questionnaire. OBJECTIVES.: To translate the SRS-22r into Persian and to evaluate the internal consistency, reliability, and validity of the Persian SRS-22r. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: The SRS-22r has not been translated and validated for Persian-speaking patients with idiopathic scoliosis. This was to provide a validated instrument to measure health-related quality of life in patients with idiopathic scoliosis in Iran. METHODS.: The translation and cultural adaptation of the original questionnaire were carried out in accordance... 

    Disease-related metabolites affect protein-nanoparticle interactions

    , Article Nanoscale ; Volume 10, Issue 15 , 2018 , Pages 7108-7115 ; 20403364 (ISSN) Tavakol, M ; Montazeri, A ; Naghdabadi, R ; Hajipour, M. J ; Zanganeh, S ; Caracciolo, G ; Mahmoudi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Royal Society of Chemistry  2018
    Abstract
    Once in biological fluids, the surface of nanoparticles (NPs) is rapidly covered with a layer of biomolecules (i.e., the "protein corona") whose composition strongly determines their biological identity, regulates interactions with biological entities including cells and the immune system, and consequently directs the biological fate and pharmacokinetics of nanoparticles. We recently introduced the concept of a "personalized protein corona" which refers to the formation of different biological identities of the exact same type of NP after being exposed to extract plasmas from individuals who have various types of diseases. As different diseases have distinct metabolomic profiles and... 

    Cultural adaptation and validation of the persian version of the arthritis impact measurement scales 2-short form in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee

    , Article Disability and Rehabilitation ; Volume 31, Issue 25 , 2009 , Pages 2081-2087 ; 09638288 (ISSN) Askary Ashtiani, A. R ; Mousavi, J ; Montazeri, A ; Shamsollahi, S ; Parnianpour, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    2009
    Abstract
    Purpose.To translate and validate the Persian version of the Arthritis Measurement Scales 2-Short Form (AIMS2-SF) in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Method.The translation and cultural adaptation of the original questionnaire was carried out in accordance with published guidelines. One hundred and fourteen consecutive Persian-speaking patients with OA of the knee were participated in this study. The Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and visual analogue scales (VAS) for pain and joint stiffness were used to test convergent validity of the Persian AIMS2-SF. In addition, 35 randomly selected patients were asked to complete the questionnaire 3 days later for the second time.... 

    Translation and validation of the Persian version of the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2-Short Form (AIMS2-SF) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

    , Article Clinical Rheumatology ; Volume 28, Issue 5 , 2009 , Pages 521-527 ; 07703198 (ISSN) Askary Ashtiani, A. R ; Mousavi, S. J ; Parnianpour, M ; Montazeri, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    2009
    Abstract
    Cultural adaptation and validation of the Persian version of the Arthritis Measurement Scales 2-Short Form (AIMS2-SF). The translation and cultural adaptation of the original questionnaire was carried out in accordance with published guidelines. Three hundred and fifty consecutive Persian-speaking patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were asked to complete the AIMS2-SF, the Short Form Health Survey (SF-36), and four visual analog scales (VAS) for pain, joint stiffness, and patient's and physician's global assessment to test convergent validity. In addition, 90 randomly selected patients were asked to complete the questionnaire 48 h later for the second time. Moderate to high correlation... 

    Translation and validation study of the Persian version of the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2 (AIMS2) in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee

    , Article BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders ; Volume 10, Issue 1 , 2009 ; 14712474 (ISSN) Mousavi, S. J ; Parnianpour, M ; Askary Ashtiani, A. R ; Hadian, M. R ; Rostamian, A ; Montazeri, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    2009
    Abstract
    Background. The Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2 (AIMS2) has not been translated and validated for Persian-speaking patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. This was to provide a validated instrument to measure functional disability and health-related quality of life in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee in Iran. The aim of this study was to culturally adapt and validate the AIMS2 for Persian-speaking patients with osteoarthritis of the knee in Iran. Methods. A consecutive sample of patients with knee osteoarthritis were asked to complete the AIMS2, the Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and four visual analog scales for pain, joint stiffness, patient's and physician's global... 

    Protein corona impact on nanoparticle-cell interactions: Toward an energy-based model of endocytosis

    , Article Journal of Physics Condensed Matter ; Volume 32, Issue 11 , 2020 Shadmani, P ; Mehrafrooz, B ; Montazeri, A ; Naghdabadi, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Institute of Physics Publishing  2020
    Abstract
    Upon incubation of nanoparticles in biological fluids, a new layer called the protein corona is formed on their surface affecting the interactions between nanoparticles and targeted cells during the endocytosis process. In the present study, a mathematical model based on the diffusion of membrane mobile receptors is proposed. Opposing the endocytosis proceeding, membrane bending and tension energies are named as resistant energy. Also, the binding energy and free-energy associated with the configurational entropy are collectively termed promoter energy. Utilizing this model, endocytosis of gold nanoparticle (GNP) is simulated to explore the biological media effect. The results reveal that... 

    Translation and validation study of the Iranian versions of the neck disability index and the neck pain and disability scale

    , Article Spine ; Volume 32, Issue 26 , 2007 , Pages E825-E831 ; 03622436 (ISSN) Mousavi, J ; Parnianpour, M ; Montazeri, A ; Mehdian, H ; Karimi, A ; Abedi, M ; Askary Ashtiani, A ; Mobini, B ; Hadian, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    2007
    Abstract
    STUDY DESIGN. Cultural translation and psychometric testing. OBJECTIVE. To translate and validate the Iranian versions of the Neck Disability Index (NDI-IR) and the Neck Pain and Disability Scale (NPDS-IR). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA. The widely used the NDI and the NPDS scales have not been translated and validated for Persian-speaking patients with neck pain. This was to provide a validated instrument to measure functional status in patients with neck pain in Iran. METHODS. The translation and cultural adaptation of the original questionnaires were carried out in accordance with the published guidelines. One hundred and eighty-five patients with neck pain were participated in the study.... 

    Second law analysis of a magnetohydrodynamic plasma generator

    , Article Energy ; Volume 32, Issue 9 , 2007 , Pages 1603-1616 ; 03605442 (ISSN) Saidi, M. H ; Montazeri, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2007
    Abstract
    The performance of an MHD generator utilizing plasma as working fluid has been assessed from the viewpoint of the second law of thermodynamics. The plasma flow in the generator linear duct has been solved by dividing the channel cross-section to an inviscid core region and the viscous boundary layers in the vicinity of the walls. The Hall effect has been taken into account and equilibrium ionization has been assumed. The dependence of the plasma properties such as Hall parameter, the coefficients of thermal and electrical conductivity, and viscosity on the plasma state has also been considered. Using the information obtained on the plasma behaviour in the generator, the entropy generation... 

    The Oswestry Disability Index, the Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire, and the Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale: Translation and validation studies of the Iranian versions

    , Article Spine ; Volume 31, Issue 14 , 2006 , Pages E454-E459 ; 03622436 (ISSN) Mousavi, S.J ; Parnianpour, M ; Mehdian, H ; Montazeri, A ; Mobini, B ; Sharif University of Technology
    2006
    Abstract
    STUDY DESIGN. Cross-cultural translation and psychometric testing were performed. OBJECTIVES. To cross-culturally translate the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RDQ), and Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale (QDS) into Persian, and then investigate the psychometric properties of the Persian versions produced. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA. To the authors' knowledge, there is no validated instrument to measure functional status in Persian-speaking patients with low back pain (LBP) in Iran. To our knowledge, the widely used back-specific measures, the ODI, RDQ, and QDS, have not been translated and validated for Persian-speaking patients with LBP. METHODS. The...