Payam Behzadi

Shahr-e-Qods Branch, Islamic Azad University

Dr. Payam BEHZADI (BSC and MSC in Microbiology; PhD in Molecular Biology), the Assistant Professor of Department of Microbiology, College of Basic Sciences, Shahr-e-Qods Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran-Iran teaches students from undergraduate to PhD levels. He has been a faculty member of the above mentioned university since 2004 and he has lead some graduate (Master of Science) students as supervisor and adviser. His primary research fields are: Infectious Diseases (in particular Urinary Tract Infections), Molecular biology, Gene profiling, Genetics and Bioinformatics. Dr. Payam Behzadi has authored, edited and refereed many books and papers. Nearly 60 papers and 18 books and chapters are the outcomes of his scientific activities.

2books edited

3chapters authored

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Generally, in accordance with anatomical characteristics, urinary tract infections (UTIs) and in particular recurrent UTIs occur in women; in contrast, UTIs normally occur in men with different predisposing factors. There are several types of UTIs, including asymptomatic and symptomatic, complicated and uncomplicated, acute and chronic with a diversity of microbial pathogens. In pathogens, virulence factors and genes determine the type and severity of the UTIs. Obviously, UTIs are a huge problem in global public healthcare systems with a wide range of predisposing factors, including gender, microbial agent, the host's immune deficiencies, genetic diseases, catheterization, etc. The recent items determine the microbiology of UTIs. Accurate diagnosis and definitive treatment are the key to UTI reduction.

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