Infectious Diseases Research Center

About us

The Infectious Diseases Research Center of Kashan University of Medical Sciences has been established since 2015 with the consent of the principals. Standardized health care and epidemic control and its economic and social consequences.
- Prioritize research on infectious diseases
- Developing, reviewing, and implementing partner plans
- Providing diagnostic and therapeutic guides
- Nursing education in terms of comprehensive precautions
- Increasing access to appropriate prevention and treatment of diseases through increased health systems
- Intermediate conferences in cities
- Continuation of cooperation with International Infectious Diseases Research Centers and other fields
- Creating a broader relationship between clinical and basic sciences
- Providing study opportunities to nurses and physicians
- Harm reduction
- Preparation and distribution of journals

We intend to take steps to control the contagious diseases of the region by raising the level of science and treatment standards for infectious diseases of the city and country.


Research Areas

- Nosocomial infection
Common infectious diseases (Brucellosis, tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, etc
- Alternative treatments in infectious diseases
- Investigation of infectious agents in internal diseases

Main Activities

Assistance to other specialized research centers
Special services for infectious patients (hepatitis, tuberculosis, AIDS ...)
Presentation of congresses and seminars for all centers
Holding workshops on hepatitis AID
- Assistance to other specialized research centers
- Special services for infectious patients (hepatitis, tuberculosis, AIDS ...)
- Presentation of congresses and seminars for all centers
- Holding workshops on hepatitis AIDS and addiction

Research Center Members  (Faculty & Staff)

- Dr. Mohammad Reza Sharif, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Full Professor
- Dr. Ahmad Talebian Ardestani, pediatric Neurology, Full Professor
- Dr. Ali Reza Sharif, Infectious Diseases, Associate professor
- Dr. Babak Soltani, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Associate professor
- Dr. Abbas Taghavi Ardakani, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Associate professor
- Dr. Mohammad Aghajani, PsychiatricNursing, Assistant professor
- Dr. Mitra Motallebi, Microbiology, Assistant Professor

Research Center Facilities

  • Kashan Shahid Beheshti Hospital Laboratory
  • Kashan University of Medical Sciences Comprehensive Laboratory
  • Establishment of a Master of Science in Biostatistics Center to advise on projects and articles
  • Using Microbiology Research Board to advise on how to perform experiments
  • Ability to hold teaching and research courses in writing and essay writing


  1. Aghajani, M., & Kheirkhah, D. (2016). The effect of massage with glycerin oil on restless leg syndrome in hemodyalysis patients. [Research]. complementary Medicine Journal, 6(2), 1500-1510.
  2. Aghajani, M., Safa, A., Helli, E., & Alizade, M. (2016). High-Risk behaviors and their relationship with demographic characteristic in girl and boy adolescents. Journal of Research & Health, 6(5), 471-478.
  3. Asgarian, F., Masoudi-Alavi, N., Aghajani, M., & Ahmadi, A. (2016). Correlation between emotional intelligence and accident among the motorcycle riders in Kashan. [Research]. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 20(5), 469-476.
  4. Bashiri, Z., Aghajani, M., & Masoudi Alavi, N. (2016). Effects of Psychoeducation on Mental Health in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease. Iranian Red Crescent medical journal, 18(5), e25089-e25089. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.25089
  5. Dehghani, R., Sharif, A., Assadi, M. A., Haddad Kashani, H., & Sharif, M. R. (2016). Fungal flora in the mouth of venomous and non-venomous snakes. Comparative Clinical Pathology, 25(6), 1207-1211. doi: 10.1007/s00580-016-2330-1
  6. Ehsani, M., Atoof, F., & Nasri, N. (2016). Survival analysis of breast cancer cases under the regimens of anthracycline alone and combinaed with taxanes (2004-2012). [Research]. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 20(2), 180-187.
  7. Ehsani, M., & Moeeni, M. (2016). Presenting a case of primary splenic diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. [case report]. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 20(1), 96-99.
  8. Esalatmanesh, K., Soleimani, Z., & Orangi, M. (2016). Anti-mutated citrullinatedvimentin antibody for predicting the activity of rheumatoid arthritis. Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science, 4(4), 5-9.
  9. Ghoreishi, F. S., Heidarzadeh-Arani, M., Moravveji, S. A., & Sharif, R. S. (2016). The association between attention deficiency and hyperactivity among the asthmatic children in Kashan. [Research]. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 20(4), 391-396.
  10. Kheirkhah, D., Sharif, M. R., Honarpisheh, P., & Sharif, A. (2016). The effects of vitamin A on acute watery diarrhea in children 1-5 years old. Int J Med Res Health Sci, 5(12), 228-232.
  11. Kheirkhah, D., Sharif, M. R., Rezaei, M. H., & Ardakani, A. T. (2016). Relationship between type of nutrition and infantile colic. International Journal of Medical Research and Health Sciences, 5(12), 261-264.
  12. Mazaheri, M., Haji Rezaei, M., Aalinezhad, M., Sharif, M. R., & Akhavan, T. (2016). Clinical and Laboratory Characteristics of Pediatric Campylobacter spp. Acute Gastroenteritis. [Research Article]. Arch Pediatr Infect Dis, 4(4), e35730. doi: 10.5812/pedinfect.35730
  13. Mazaheri, M., Sharif, M. R., Soleimani, Z., & Nouri, S. (2016). A comparative evaluation between complications of Foley and Nelatone urinary catheters in animal model. ENTOMOLOGY AND APPLIED SCIENCE LETTERS, 3(2), 43-47.
  14. Mirbagher-Ajorpaz, N., Aghajani, M., Morsaee, F., & Zabolian, Z. (2016). The Relationship between Hope and Depression-Anxiety in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis. [descriptive-cross-sectional]. Journal of Health and Care, 18(1), 55-62.
  15. Mohajeri, S., Khakbazan, N., Sharifi, M., & Kheirkhah, D. (2016). Comparison of fractional excretion of sodium, uric acid and urea nitrogen in diagnosis of pediatric acute prerenal failure. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH & HEALTH SCIENCES, 5(12), 222-227.
  16. Momen-Heravi, M., Afzali, H., Rezaghi, R., Akbari, H., & Haghshenas, N. (2016). Frequency of seropositive cases of brucella among the family members of brucellosis patients hospitalized in Kashan Beheshti Hospital during 2013-2014. [Research]. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 20(1), 81-88.
  17. Nikbakht, M. R., Soleimani, Z., Moravveji, S. A., & Esalatmanesh, K. (2016). Evaluating the effectiveness of Pistacia atlantica in the improvement of diabetic foot. [Research]. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 20(4), 347-351.
  18. Razzaghi, R., Momen-Heravi, M., Zahedi, A., & Ghorbiani, M. (2016). Brucella spondylodiskitis: Review of five cases. [Research]. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 20(5), 477-482.
  19. Sharif, A., Aghakhani, A., Velayati, A. A., Banifazl, M., Sharif, M. R., Razeghi, E., . . . Ramezani, A. (2016). Frequency and Genotype of Human Parvovirus B19 among Iranian Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis Patients. Intervirology, 59(3), 179-185.
  20. Sharif, M. R., Kashani, H. H., Ardakani, A. T., Kheirkhah, D., Tabatabaei, F., & Sharif, A. (2016). The Effect of a Yeast Probiotic on Acute Diarrhea in Children. Probiotics and antimicrobial proteins, 8(4), 211-214. doi: 10.1007/s12602-016-9221-2
  21. Sharif, M. R., Motaghi, M., & Farrokhian, A. (2016). Assessment of patient safety culture in viewpoints of Kashan hospitals nurses. Health Sciences, 5(11), 9-16.
  22. Soleimani, Z., Razzaghi, R., Sharif, A., & Khamooshi, K. (2016). Sensitivity and specificity of Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays in Brucellosis. Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science, 4(4), 17-20.
  23. Tabatabaei, F., Razzaghi, R., Soleimani, Z., & Nouri, S. (2016). The risk factors of hearing loss in diabetes mellitus. Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science, 4(4), 51-56.
  24. Tabatabaei, F., Sharif, M., Kheirkhah, D., & Madani, M. (2016). Iron profile in obese compared to normal children. [Research]. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 20(1), 89-95.
  25. Aghajani, M., Taghizadeh, M., Maghaminejad, F., & Rahmani, M. (2017). Effect of Frankincense extract and Lemon balm extract co-supplementation on memory of the elderly. [Research]. complementary Medicine Journal, 7(3), 1968-1977.
  26. Asgarian, F. S., Aghajani, M., & Alavi, N. M. (2017). Emotional Intelligence and the Occurrence of Accidents in Motorcycle Drivers in Kashan, Iran. [Comparative Study]. J Trauma Nurs, 24(4), 280-286.
  27. Esalatmanesh, K., Soleimani, Z., Gilasi, H. R., Kavandy, M., & Esalatmanesh, R. (2017). The relationship between the serum levels of copper and zinc and brucellosis disease. [Research]. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 21(6), 591-595.
  28. Gandomani, H., yousefi, S., Aghajani, M., Mohammadian-Hafshejani, A., Tarazoj, A., Pouyesh, V., & Salehiniya, H. (2017). Colorectal cancer in the world: incidence, mortality and risk factors. Biomedical Research and Therapy, 4(10), 1656-1675.
  29. Hadipour, S., & Afzali, H. (2017). Comparing standard interferon and interferon conjugated with polyethylene glycol for treatment of patients chronically infected with hepatitis B virus infection. International Archives of Health Sciences, 4(3), 74.
  30. Hassanzadeh, M., Rasti, S., Hooshyar, H., Momen–Heravi, M., Soliemani, A., & Mousavi, S. G. A. (2017). Seroepidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii infection in immunodeficiency patients in Kashan and Qom during 2014-2015. [Research]. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 21(5), 483-489.
  31. Kadkhodaii, J., Movahedian, A., Heidarzadeh, M., Mosayebi, Z., Soleimani, Z., & Sayyah, M. (2017). Congenital Heart Disease: Frequency and the Need for Intervention on the First Year of Birth. Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science, 5(1), 33-36.
  32. Kheirkhah, D., & Sharif, M. R. (2017). The effect of intravenous fluid therapy in icteric neonates during phototherapy: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science, 5(2), 56-60.
  33. Kheirkhah, D., Talebian, A., Vafaei, S., Sharif, M., Akbari, H., Sehat, M., & Talebian, M. (2017). Comparison of the effects of clobazam and diazepam in prevention of recurrent febrile seizures. Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science, 5(1), 49-53.
  34. Meidani, Z., Farzandipour, M., Davoodabadi, A., Farrokhian, A., Kheirkhah, D., Sharifi, M., & Khanghani, M. E. (2017). Effect of reinforced audit and feedback intervention on physician behaviour: a multifaceted strategy for targeting medical record documentation. J R Coll Physicians Edinb, 47(3), 237-242.
  35. Meidani, Z., Farzandipour, M., Hosseinpour, M., Kheirkhah, D., Shekarchi, M., & Rafiei, S. (2017). Evaluating Inappropriate Patient Stay and Its Reasons based on the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol. [Article]. Nursing and Midwifery Studies, 6(3), 121-124. doi: 10.4103/nms.nms_16_17
  36. Meidani, Z., Mousavi, G. A., Kheirkhah, D., Benar, N., Maleki, M. R., Sharifi, M., & Farrokhian, A. (2017). Going beyond audit and feedback: towards behaviour-based interventions to change physician laboratory test ordering behaviour. J R Coll Physicians Edinb, 47(4), 339-344.
  37. Moein, M., Aghajani, M., Ajorpaz, N. M., & Khorasanifar, L. (2017). Effect of an empowerment program on self-efficacy of patients with type 2 diabetes. Iranian Red Crescent medical journal, 19(1).
  38. Momen Heravi, M., Razaghi, R., Afzali, H., & Tahmourte, A. (2017). Investigating the protective factors of positive blood culture in Sepsis. [Research]. Armaghane danesh, 22(4), 472-485.
  39. Momen–Heravi, M., Razzaghi, R., Mousavi, S. G. A., & Zamani-Fard, S. (2017). Factors affecting the outcome of community-acquired pneumonia among the patients hospitalized in Beheshti hospital (Kashan-Iran). [Research]. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 21(2), 197-205.
  40. Nezhad, D., Heidarzadeh, M., Movahedian, A., & Sayyah, M. (2017). The role of vitamin D deficiency in environmental health and childhood asthma. Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science, 5(1), 1-5.
  41. Piroozmand, A., Soltani, B., Razavizadeh, M., Matini, A. H., Gilasi, H. R., Zavareh, A. N., & Soltani, S. (2017). Comparison of the serum and salivary antibodies to detect gastric Helicobacter pylori infection in Kashan (Iran). Electron Physician, 9(12), 6129-6134.
  42. Piroozmand, A., Soltani, B., Razavizadeh, M., Matini, A. H., Moosavi, G. A., Salehi, M., & Soltani, S. (2017). Comparison of gastric juice soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells and C-reactive protein for detection of Helicobacter pylori infection. Electron Physician, 9(12), 6111-6119.
  43. Raddadi, Y., Adib-Hajbaghery, M., Ghadirzadeh, Z., & Kheirkhah, D. (2017). Comparing the effects of acupressure at LI4 and BL32 points on intramuscular injection pain. [Article]. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 11, 63-68. doi: 10.1016/j.eujim.2017.01.015
  44. Rahemi, Z., Ajorpaz, N. M., Esfahani, M. S., & Aghajani, M. (2017). Sensation-seeking and factors related to dangerous driving behaviors among Iranian drivers. Personality and Individual Differences, 116, 314-318.
  45. Rasti, S., Hassanzadeh, M., Hooshyar, H., Momen-Heravi, M., Mousavi, S. G. A., & Abdoli, A. (2017). Intestinal parasitic infections in different groups of immunocompromised patients in Kashan and Qom cities, central Iran. [Article]. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 52(6-7), 738-741. doi: 10.1080/00365521.2017.1308547
  46. Sharif, A., Kashani, H. H., Nasri, E., Soleimani, Z., & Sharif, M. R. (2017). The role of probiotics in the treatment of dysentery: a randomized double-blind clinical trial. Probiotics and antimicrobial proteins, 9(4), 380-385.
  47. Sharif, A., Noorian, A., Sharif, M. R., Ardakani, A. T., Zahedi, A., & Kheirkhah, D. (2017). A randomized clinical trial on the effect of honey in the acute gastroenteritis. Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science, 5(6), 144-148.
  48. Sharif, A., Sharif, M. R., Momen-Heravi, M., Mohammadi, H., & Soleimani, Z. (2017). The prevalence of infection in women using IUDs. Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science, 5(6), 149-152.
  49. Sharif, M., Mirbagher Ajorpaz, N., & Arandian, N. (2017). Effects of Mastery Learning Model on Clinical Competencies in the Operating Room Students. Community Health Journal, 10(3), 11-18.
  50. Sharif, M. R., Arani, K. S., Soleimani, G., Akhavirad, S. M. B., & Kheirkhah, D. (2017). The relationship between the length of umbilical cord and neonatal outcomes. [Article]. Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science, 5(6), 1-5. doi: 10.24896/jrmds.2017561
  51. Sharif, M. R., Sharif, A., Kheirkhah, D., Taghavi Ardakan, M., & Soltani, N. (2017). Association of GSTO1 A140D and GSTO2 N142D Gene Variations with Breast Cancer Risk. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 18(6), 1723-1727.
  52. Soleimani, Z., Kheirkhah, D., Sharif, M. R., Sharif, A., Karimian, M., & Aftabi, Y. (2017). Association of CCND1 Gene c.870G > A Polymorphism with Breast Cancer Risk: A Case-ControlStudy and a Meta-Analysis. [Article]. Pathology & Oncology Research, 23(3), 621-631. doi: 10.1007/s12253-016-0165-3
  53. Soleimani, Z., Nouri, S., & Kheirkhah, D. (2017). The risk factors for infected and perforated appendicitis. Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science, 5(1), 23-26.
  54. Tabatabaei, F., Sharif, M. R., & Reisi, N. (2017). Adrenocortical carcinoma in a 8 years old child: a Case Report. [case report]. Iranian journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 7(3), 193-197.
  55. Taghadosi, M., Tajamoli, Z., & Aghajani, M. (2017). Psychosocial adjustment to cancer and its associated factors in patients undergoing chemotherapy: A cross-sectional study. [Article]. Biomedical Research and Therapy, 4(12), 1853-1866. doi: 10.15419/bmrat.v4i12.392
  56. Talebian, A., Jahangiri, M., Sharif, M. R., Moraveji, S. A., Kheirkhah, D., Ghorbani, M., . . . Talebian, M. (2017). Evaluation of an auditory brainstem response in icteric neonates. [Research]. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 21(3), 292-297.
  57. Valiee, S., Razavi, N. S., Aghajani, M., & Bashiri, Z. (2017). Effectiveness of a psychoeducation program on the quality of life in patients with coronary heart disease: A clinical trial. [Randomized Controlled Trial Research Support, Non-U S Gov't]. Appl Nurs Res, 33, 36-41.
  58. Abadi, A. H., Mahdavi, M., Khaledi, A., Esmaeili, S. A., Esmaeili, D., & Sahebkar, A. (2018). Study of serum bactericidal and splenic activity of Total-OMP- CagA combination from Brucella abortus and Helicobacter pylori in BALB/c mouse model. [Article]. Microbial Pathogenesis, 121, 100-105. doi: 10.1016/j.micpath.2018.04.050
  59. Amiri, M. J., Karami, P., Chichaklu, A. H., Jangan, E. H., Owrang, M., Farrokhy, F., & Khaledi, A. (2018). Identification and Isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Iranian Patients with Recurrent TB using Different Staining Methods. [Article]. Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science, 6(2), 409-414. doi: 10.5455/jrmds.20186263
  60. Farahani, R. K., Ehsani, P., Ebrahimi-Rad, M., & Khaledi, A. (2018). Molecular detection, virulence genes, biofilm formation, and antibiotic resistance of salmonella enterica serotype enteritidis isolated from poultry and clinical samples. [Article]. Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology, 11(10). doi: 10.5812/jjm.69504
  61. Farahani, R. K., Karami, P., Ehsani, P., Khaledi, A., & Farahani, A. H. K. (2018). Molecular Detection of Virulence Genes of Salmonella gallinarum from Iranian Poultry. [Article]. Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science, 6(2), 404-408. doi: 10.5455/jrmds.20186262
  62. Foroughi, M., Sarabi Jamab, M., & Keramat, J. (2018). Immobilization of Saccharomyces cerevisiae on Perlite Beads for the Decontamination of Aflatoxin M1 in Milk. [Article]. Journal of Food Science, 83(7), 2008-2013. doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.14100
  63. Khaledi, A., Bahrami, A., Nabizadeh, E., Amini, Y., & Esmaeili, D. (2018). Prevalence of legionella species in water resources of Iran: A systematic review and meta-analysis. [Review]. Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences, 43(6), 571-580.
  64. Mirzashahi, B., Aghajani, M., Mirbazegh, F., Zebardast, J., & Ghasemi, E. (2018). Surgical outcomes for lumbar spinal canal stenosis in elderly patients. [Article]. Biomedical Research and Therapy, 5(5), 2279-2286. doi: 10.15419/bmrat.v5i5.441
  65. Navaee, S. A., Abedanzadeh, R., Salar, S., & Sharif, M. R. (2018). The Effects of Positive Normative Feedback on Learning a Throwing Task among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. [Article]. Nursing and Midwifery Studies, 7(2), 87-89. doi: 10.4103/nms.nms_71_17
  66. Nouri, S., Zoghi, A., Sharif, M. R., Farhang, N., & Shojaei, M. (2018). Evaluation of thyroid hormones in patients with lead poisoning. [Article]. Tehran University Medical Journal, 76(7), 477-483.
  67. Piroozmand, A., Jafariazad, F., Niakan, M., Khaledi, A., & Piroozmand, H. (2018). Distribution of Human Papilloma Virus-16 E7 oncoprotein in Iranian Patients with Cervix Cancer. [Article]. Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science, 6(2), 354-359. doi: 10.5455/jrmds.20186255
  68. Sadr, S., Tabatabaii, A., Khanbabaee, G., Azimi, A., Khalilian, M., Zarghami, E., . . . Sharif, M. (2018). Effect of long-term non-invasive ventilation on quality of life and cardiac function of children's neuromuscular disorders with chronic respiratory failure: a clinical trial. Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science, 6(3), 237-244.
  69. Taghavi Ardakani, A., Farrehi, M., Sharif, M. R., Ostadmohammadi, V., Mirhosseini, N., Kheirkhah, D., . . . Asemi, Z. (2018). The effects of melatonin administration on disease severity and sleep quality in children with atopic dermatitis: A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. [Article in Press]. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. doi: 10.1111/pai.12978
  70. Taghizadeh, M., Maghaminejad, F., Aghajani, M., Rahmani, M., & mahboubi, M. (2018). The effect of tablet containing Boswellia serrata and Melisa officinalis extract on older adults' memory: A randomized controlled trial. [Article]. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 75, 146-150. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2017.12.008
  71. Talebian, A., Soltani, B., Banafshe, H. R., Moosavi, G. A., Talebian, M., & Soltani, S. (2018). Prophylactic effect of riboflavin on pediatric migraine: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Electron Physician, 10(2), 6279-6285.
  72. Tavanaee Sani, A., Ashna, H., Kaffash, A., Khaledi, A., & Ghazvini, K. (2018). Mutations of rpob Gene Associated with Rifampin Resistance among Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Isolated in Tuberculosis Regional Reference Laboratory in Northeast of Iran during 2015-2016. [Article]. Ethiopian journal of health sciences, 28(3), 299-304. doi: 10.4314/ejhs.v28i3.7.

Research Center address 

Infectious Diseases Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Qotb‐e Ravandi Blvd, Kashan, Iran.



Head of research center: Dr. Mohammad Reza Sharif, Full Professor
Telephone: 00983155540026