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Archives of Iranian Medicine

Mohammad Hossein Azizi, Moslem Bahadori, Farzaneh Azizi
The present article provides a concise historical review on classical epidemic typhus (exanthemata typhus) in the world as well its outbreaks in Iran mainly during the 19th and 20th centuries. Typhus is still a potential public health threat under certain conditions, despite the fact that nowadays, efficient antibiotics are accessible and sanitary conditions which lead to typhus outbreaks have improved significantly.
October 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Murat Çetkin, Ilhan Bahsi, Mustafa Orhan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Zhaleh Shariati-Sarabi, Aida Alirezaei, Hossein Azadeh, Seyed Mostafa Monzavi, Zahra Mozaheb
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Ehsan Shamsi Gooshki, Raheleh Rezaei, Verina Wild
This paper presents a systematic literature review of studies that shed light on the health of migrants in Iran from the perspective of social justice. A systematic search was conducted in PubMed and Iranian databases, including IranMedex, Magiran, and SID, in June 2012. All studies that were published until June 2012 describing the health status of migrants - including refugees - in Iran were included. The search results were categorisoyed according to an adapted version of the six dimensions of well-being in Madison Powers' and Ruth Faden's theory of social justice in health...
October 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Shahram Rafieifar, Hamed Pouraram, Abolghassem Djazayery, Fereydoun Siassi, Zahra Abdollahi, Ahmad Reza Dorosty, Mitra Abtahi, Hossein Kazemeini, Farshad Farzadfar
In Iran, as in most countries, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death (highest mortality rate), but rank third in terms of disease burden. On the other hand, the relationship between high salt intake, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease has been proven. Food consumption pattern in Iran shows that consumption of salt, pickled foods and salty snacks is common. Regarding the World Health Organization (WHO) target for salt intake (about 5 g per day), the evidence indicates that Iranian people consume 2-3 times more than the recommended amount of salt...
October 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Maryam Beheshtian, Mojgan Babanejad, Hela Azaiez, Niloofar Bazazzadegan, Diana Kolbe, Christina Sloan-Heggen, Sanaz Arzhangi, Kevin Booth, Marzieh Mohseni, Kathy Frees, Mohammad Hossein Azizi, Ahmad Daneshi, Mohammad Farhadi, Kimia Kahrizi, Richard Jh Smith, Hossein Najmabadi
A significant contribution to the causes of hereditary hearing impairment comes from genetic factors. More than 120 genes and 160 loci have been identified to be involved in hearing impairment. Given that consanguine populations are more vulnerable to most inherited diseases, such as hereditary hearing loss (HHL), the genetic picture of HHL among the Iranian population, which consists of at least eight ethnic subgroups with a high rate of intermarriage, is expected to be highly heterogeneous. Using an electronic literature review through various databases such as PubMed, MEDLINE, and Scopus, we review the current picture of HHL in Iran...
October 1, 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Betul Tas, Kamuran Turker, Elcin Balci
BACKGROUND: Anogenital warts (AGWs) are epithelial tumors which develop as a result of human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. We aimed to assess the sociodemographic, sexual and other possible risk-factors, and awareness of the HPV infection among Turkish people with AGW in the Bagcilar district of Istanbul. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 273 patients (183 men, 90 women) with AGW between October 2014 - March 2015. The patients' sociodemographics were recorded along with their possible risk-factors and clinical findings...
October 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Selahattin Çaliskan, Emrah Özsoy, Selçuk Kaba, Orhan Koca, Metin Isak Öztürk
INTRODUCTION: Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis is a chronic destructive granulomatous inflammation of the kidney. This pathology was firstly described in 1916 and a small number of patient series were reported in the literature. In this study, we aimed to report the patients with xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis in our nephrectomy cases. METHODS: The patients who underwent nephrectomy and were diagnosed with xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis in our hospital database were reviewed retrospectively...
October 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Sahar Zarei, Amir-Hossein Memari, Pouria Moshayedi, Fatolla Mosayebi, Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Selina Khoo, Tony Morris
BACKGROUND: Given the importance of regular physical activity, it is crucial to evaluate the factors favoring participation in physical activity. We aimed to report the psychometric analysis of the Farsi version of the Physical Activity and Leisure Motivation Scale (PALMS). METHODS: The Farsi version of PALMS was completed by 406 healthy adult individuals to test its factor structure and concurrent validity and reliability. RESULTS: Conducting the exploratory factor analysis revealed nine factors that accounted for 64...
October 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Majid Sohrabi, Farida Behzadian, Seied Mohammad Javad Hosseini, Hadi Lashini
BACKGROUND: Gancyclovir-resistant (GanR) cytomegalovirus (CMV) remains an issue, especially in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. Some mutations in UL54 and UL97 confer this resistance. Long-lasting high-dose drug exposure, high viral load, together with lack of sufficient compliance with treatment may account for these mutations. The aim of this study was to detect UL97 and UL54 putative mutations conferring ganciclovir-resistance in renal organ transplant recipients with high CMV load...
October 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Amir Reza Radmard, Mohammad Sadegh Rahmanian, Alireza Abrishami, Ali Yoonessi, Soheil Kooraki, Mehrdad Dadgostar, Amir Pejman Hashemi Taheri, Marjan Gerami Seresht, Hossein Poustchi, Elham Jafari, Reza Malekzadeh, Shahin Merat
BACKGROUND: To investigate the association between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and quantitative measures of central adiposity in the general population using a semi-automated method on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. METHODS: Subjects were recruited from Golestan Cohort Study. Two groups of 120 individuals with and without fatty liver were randomly selected based on findings of ultrasound. Non-invasive diagnosis of NAFLD was made by combination of ultrasound and MRI...
October 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Mehri Jamilian, Fereshteh Bahmani, Zahra Vahedpoor, Ali Salmani, Maryam Tajabadi-Ebrahimi, Parvaneh Jafari, Shahrzad Hashemi Dizaji, Zatollah Asemi
BACKGROUND: Limited data is available on the effects of multispecies probiotic supplementation on metabolic status in pregnant women in the first half of pregnancy. The current study was carried out to determine the effects of multispecies probiotic capsule supplementation on metabolic status among pregnant women in the first half of pregnancy. METHODS: A randomized clinical trial was conducted among 60 pregnant women aged 18-37 years. The participants were randomly divided into two groups: group A (n = 30) received multispecies probiotic supplements containing three probiotic bacteria spices Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium bifidum (2 × 109 CFU/g each) and group B (n = 30) received placebo from 9 weeks of gestation for a duration of 12 weeks...
October 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Jalal Poorolajal, Nahid Nafissi, Mohammad Esmaeil Akbari, Hossein Mahjub, Nader Esmailnasab, Ebrahim Babaee
BACKGROUND: We conducted this study to estimate the prevalence of biomarkers, including estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) among patients with breast cancer and to explore their effects on disease mortality. METHODS: We conducted this registry-based retrospective cohort study in Tehran, in 2014, using the data on 1622 patients with breast cancer, diagnosed pathologically and registered with the Comprehensive Cancer Control Center from 1998 to 2013...
October 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Stijn Blot, Despoina Koulenti
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September 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Mehrdad Saravi, Mohsen Vakili Sadeghi, Hassan Mahmoodi Nesheli
Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) in young children improves results in β-thalassemia major. Graft versus host disease (GVHD) is an important complication of peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. GVHD affects heart with a behavior resembling an autoimmune disease, including pericardial effusion. We describe a 22-year-old β-thalassemia major patient who underwent bone marrow transplantation with an HLA-identical sibling donor. The patient didn't have any serious problem until 15 months after transplantation...
September 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Norasyikin A Wahab, Suehazlyn Zainudin, Aini AbAziz, Norlaila Mustafa, Norlela Sukor, Nor Azmi Kamaruddin
Adrenal cell carcinoma is a rare tumor and more than 70% of patients present with advanced stages. Adrenal cell carcinoma is an aggressive tumor with a poor prognosis. Surgical intervention is the gold standard treatment and mitotane is the only drug approved for the treatment of adrenal cell carcinoma. Until recently in 2012, the etoposide, doxorubicin, cisplatin plus mitotane are approved as first-line therapy based on response rate and progression-free survival. This case illustrates a case of advanced adrenal cell carcinoma in a young girl who presented with huge adrenal mass with inferior vena cava thrombosis and pulmonary embolism...
September 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Safoora Gharibzadeh, Kazem Mohammad, Abbas Rahimiforoushani, Atieh Amouzegar, Mohammad Ali Mansournia
Traditional standardization methods have been used in medical research for a long time to standardize the effect of interest for one confounder such as age. Model-based standardization extension of these methods is used when we have more than one variable produces an effect which is the population average and has marginal causal interpretation. In this paper, we discuss the most traditional model-based standardization methods that are used to estimate the marginal causal effect of exposure. We applied these methods to data from Tehran Thyroid Study and estimated the standardized effect of exposure on outcome...
September 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Peyman Hassani-Abharian, Azarakhsh Mokri, Habib Ganjgahi, Mohammad-Ali Oghabian, Hamed Ekhtiari
OBJECTIVE: Drug Craving could be defined as a subjective motivational state associated with a strong desire to consume drugs. Craving is a subjective phenomenon; therefore, self-report (subjective) craving measures are usually referenced. Two well-known questionnaires for measurement of drug craving severity are Desire for Drug Questionnaire or DDQ (for instant craving) and Obsessive Compulsive Drug Use Scale or OCDUS [for craving in a period of time (periodic craving), usually one week]...
September 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Noushin Mohammadifard, Ali Reza Khosravi, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Awat Feizi, Zahra Abdollahi, Forouzan Salehi, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
BACKGROUND: The 24-hour urine sodium excretion is considered the gold standard method to estimate salt intake. However, since this method is not easy to perform, this study developed two instruments, including a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) and one spot urine sodium excretion, to assess sodium intake. These two methods were then compared with 24-h urine sodium excretion and twelve 24-h recalls during a year. METHODS: This study was performed on 219 healthy subjects aged ≥ 6 years in 2014-2015...
September 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Zhanguo Chen, Lili Wu, Qi Lin, Jing Shi, Xiangyang Lin, Liang Shi
BACKGROUND: Abnormal expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) plays an important role in development of several cancer types, including bladder cancer (BCa). However, the relationship between the ratio of miR-181/miR-100 and the prognosis of BCa has not been studied yet. The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of miR-182, miR-100 and their clinical significance in BCa. METHODS: Upregulation of miR-182 and down-regulation of miR-100 were validated in tissue specimens of 134 BCa cases compared with 148 normal bladder epithelia (NBE) specimens  using TaqMan-based real-time reverse transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR)...
September 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
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