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 Supplement Vol:62, No:3 March, 2012

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Psychological Evaluation in Hemodialysis Patients

Ahmad Bayat, Reza Kazemi, Ali Toghiani, Bahareh Mohebi, Mohammadreza Nilipour Tabatabaee, Neda Adibi,

Introduction: End stage renal disease has a high burden of disease affecting patient\'s quality of life and this may dramatically shorten their life expectancy. These patients may be faced with serious stressors which are related to the disease and its treatment. Considering psychosocial....

Mycoplasma Pneumonia Seroposivity in Iranian Patients with Relapsing-Remitting Multipl Sclerosis: A Randomized Case-Control Study

Mohammadali Bahar, Fereshteh Ashtari, Maryam Aghaei, Mojtaba Akbari, Mehri Salari, Shermineh Ghalamkari,

Objectives: Environmental factors, such as different infections, have proposed to be involved in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS). This study aimed to the evaluate mycoplasma pneumonia seropositivity, as a common cause of community-acquired pneumonia in patients with relapsing-r....

Fenofibrate, a Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor a, Improves Myocardial Capillary Density in Diabetic Rats

Ensieh Salehi, Majid Khazaei,

Introduction: An early manifestation during the development of diabetes is cardiovascular damage. Studies illustrated the potential effects of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) agonists on reduction of cardiovascular disease. In this study, we tried to delineate a possible ....

A 360-Degree Performance Evaluation of Emergency Medicine Ward in Alzahra Hospital

Nikoo Yamani, Seyed Ali Moosavi, Maryam Alizadeh, Fariborz Khorvash, Mojdeh Ghiasi,

Background: In educational hospitals, in addition to providing care, emergency medicine department plays an important role in providing education and increasing the quality of care and education. This study was an endeavor to evaluate the performance of emergency medicine department in dif....

Chronic Abdominal Wall Pain: Prevalence in Out-Patients

Peyman Adibi, Ali Toghiani,

Background: Chronic abdominal wall pain (CAWP) is a frequent and confusing pain. It often leads to many diagnostic tests and sometimes some surgeries before an accurate diagnosis is achieved. Numerus had reported that patients with pain in abdominal wall are frequently treated like some on....

Evaluation of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Sewing Machine Operators of a Shoe Manufacturing Factory in Iran

Mir Masih Moslemi Aghili, Hasan Asilian, Parinaz Poursafa,

Introduction: A 15-year research conducted in USA showed that compensation expenses paid to workers for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) of back exceeded 128 million Dollars calculated on the basis of 0.97 Dollars per hour of work. In addition, according to the latest studies carried out i....

Job Stress and its Relationship with the Level of Secretory IgA in Saliva: A Comparison Between Nurses Working in Emergency Wards and Hospital Clerks

Parastoo Golshiri, Siyamak Pourabdian, Arash Najimi, Hamideh Mosa Zadeh, Javad Hasheminia,

Background: The current study was carried out to evaluate and compare the job stress of female nurses working in emergency wards and female clerks and to analyze the possible relationship between the stress level and level of saliva secretory IgA (SIgA).
Methods: Eighty four ....

Can Anti-Streptokinase Antibody Predict Myocardial Infarction Outcomes After Streptokinase Treatment?

Masoumeh Sadeghi, Allahyar Golabchi, Pooneh Haghani, Mojgan Gharipour, Golam-Ali Naderi, Nizal Sarrafzadegan,

Background: The aim of this study was finding the association between anti- Streptokinase (SK) levels based on previous streptococcus infection and the clinical outcome of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) among Iranian patients after SK treatment.
Methods: In this prospectiv....

Association of Wrist Circumference with Cardio Metabolic Risk Factors

Ahmad Amini, Noureddin Soltanian, Bijan Iraj, Gholamreza Askari, Saeed Ebneyamin, Majid Ghias, Hossein Hajian, Arash Zahed, Masoud Amini,

Objective: The current study aimed to investigate the association of wrist circumference with major cardio metabolic risk factors.
Methods: This study was conducted in 2005-2007 among 3000 first-degree relatives of diabetic patients in Isfahan, Iran.
Results: Ov....

The Effect of Assertiveness Training on Student's Academic Anxiety

S. Mohebi, G.H.R. Sharifirad, M. Shahsiah, S. Botlani, M. Matlabi, M. Rezaeian,

Introduction and purpose: Academic anxiety is an important educational problem that affects millions of students in colleges and schools over the world each year. Although a low level of anxiety can cause positive motivation for improvement of educational functioning, high levels of it can....

The Laparoscopic Ovarian Electrocautery Versus Gonadotropin Therapy in Infertile Women with Clomiphene Citrate-Resistant Polycystic Ovary Syndrome; A Randomized Controlled Trial

Ferdous Mehrabian, Fatemeh Eessaei,

Objective: This study aimed to compare two methods of treatment of infertility with gonadotropin with laparoscopic ovarian electrocauterization in patients with clomiphene citrate-resistant polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Methods: A number of 104 nulipara patients with poly....

The Effect of Different Blood Components on Exchange Transfusion Outcomes

Sedigheh Ghaemi, Hosein Saneian, Behjatosadat Mo ayedi, Abbasali Pourazar,

Background: Exchange transfusion (ET) has been known as an effective treatment in sever neonatal jaundice. Prescribing appropriate blood group makes an important role in patient\'s outcome and no single component is unequivocally the best. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ef....

Effects of Aminophyllinein Preventing Renal Failure in Premature Neonates with Asphyxia in Isfahan-Iran

A.R. Merrikhi, S. Ghaemi, A. Gheissari, M. Shokrani, Y. Madihi, F. Mousavinasab,

Objectives: Considering the relation between prematurity andasphyxia and also renal failure in neonates, the aim of this study was to determine the effect of aminophyllinein urine and serum indices of renal failure and consequently its prevention, in Premature Infants with asphyxia in Esfa....

Urine Interlukein-8 as a Diagnostic Test for Vesicoureteral Reflux in Children

A. R. Merrikhi, M. Keivanfar, A. Gheissari, F. Mousavinasab,

Background: Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is a common finding in children with urinary tract infection (UTI), mostly diagnosed by voiding retrograde cystogram (VCUG).. Children with VUR are at higher risk of renal damage with recurrent infections. Detecting VUR and renal scarring currently d....

Knowledge of Iranian General Practitioners for Acetaminophen Dosing in Children

Parisa Mirmoghtadaee, Ali Mohammad Sabzghabaee, Mahdi Bagheri, Rasool Soltani,

Objective: This study aims to explore the knowledge of a randomly selected cohort of Iranian general practitioners (GPs) on the topic of acetaminophen dosing for fever in children.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, which was conducted in March 2011 in Isfahan (Iran) 515....

Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty Inpatients with Pulmonary Valve Stenosis: A Single Center Experiment

Alireza Ahmadi, Mohammadreza Sabri,

Background: Pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS) is one of the most important acyanotic congenital heart diseases in children. Over the last years, balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty (BPV) has become the treatment of choice for the relief of moderate to severe valvular pulmonic stenosis in all age ....

Determinants of Drug Abuse in High School Students and their Related Knowledge and Attitude

Nahid Geramian, Shohreh Akhavan, Leila Gharaat, Afsaneh Malekpour Tehrani, Ziba Farajzadegan,

Introduction: The aim of the current study is to evaluate the knowledge and attitude of high school students toward addicting drugs. Thus, the interventions, which are more appropriate for this age group can be designed and applied.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was car....

Admission Creatine Phosphokinase in Acute Poisoning: Is it a Predictive Factor for the Treatment Outcome?

Nastaran Eizadi-Mood, Ali Mohammad Sabzghabaee, Farzad Gheshlaghi, Fatemeh Mehrzad, Zahra Fallah,

Background: Poisoning has reported to be a major cause of death and burden of disease in low- and middle-Income countries . Rhabdomyolysis is a common consequence of many poisoning cases and serum creatine phosphokinase (CPK) is a marker for it. The aim of the study was to assess whether t....

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Information and Communication Technology in Medical Education: An Experience from a Developing Country

Asefeh Badiey Houshyari, Mahnaz Bahadorani, Mina Tootoonchi, John Jacob Zucker Gardiner, Roberto A. Pena, Peyman Adibi,

This literature review was conducted using PubMed-Medline, PubMed-Central and ERIC databases, 1979- 2010, for research studies and pertinent theoretical publications including journals and texts. Key search words included general terms such as: "medical education," "information and....

Case Report >>

Skull Mass as the First Manifestation of Recurrent Multiple Myeloma in a Renal Transplant Patient

Diana Taheri, Hamid Reza Suzangar, Farzan Heidari, Mehdi Feshrakizadeh, Mehdi Suzangar, Shahaboddin Dolatkhah,

Background: Although there are a few reports of recurrence of multiple myeloma in the transplanted kidney, recurrence of multiple myeloma (MM) presenting, as an isolated lesion in the brain, has been reported rarely.
Case Report: Here we present a 60-year-old woman who underw....

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