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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287816/regional-meeting-of-who-collaborating-centers-for-mental-health-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-region
#1
Seyed Kazem Malakouti, Khalid Saeed, Shahin Akhondzadeh, Mahmood Dehghani, Fareed Aslam Minhas, Mohamed Agoub, Jafar Bolhari, Ahmad Mohit, Driss Moussaoui, Shadrokh Sirous, Mehrdad Kazemzadeh Atoofi, Hoda Shenouda, Omolbanin Shabani
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March 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287815/a-classical-wooden-vaginal-speculum-mentioned-in-old-medical-manuscripts
#2
Selim Kadıoğlu, Oya Ögenler, İlter Uzel
The subject of this paper is the story of an ancient medical instrument. This instrument is a wooden vaginal speculum used in classical and Islamic medicine. Its drawings can be found in Abulcasis al-Zahrawi's and Şerefeddin Sabuncuoğlu's illustrated books of surgery.
March 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287814/activation-and-deactivation-of-5-ht1-receptor-of-accumbens-shell-area-does-not-alter-acpa-induced-aversive-memory-deficit-in-male-rat
#3
Marzieh Keramati-Nojedehsadat, Shahrbanoo Oryan, Mohammad Reza Zarrindast, Vahab Babapour
BACKGROUND: Some studies have indicated a close relation between serotonergic and cannabinoidergic systems in several brain regions. Thus, the aim of current study is investigating the effect of 5-HT1 receptors of accumbens shell (Acb shell) on aversive memory deficit induced by ACPA (cannabinoid CB1 receptor agonist) using test-retest protocol of elevated plus-maze (EPM) in male Wistar rats. METHOD: Bilateral guide cannulae were implanted to allow microinjection of ACPA, CP94253 HCL (5-HT1 receptor agonist agonist) or GR127935 HCL (5-HT1 receptor antagonist)...
March 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287813/effect-of-consanguinity-on-low-birth-weight-a-meta-analysis
#4
REVIEW
Jalal Poorolajal, Pegah Ameri, Alireza Soltanian, Masoud Bahrami
BACKGROUND: Consanguinity (when couples share at least one common ancestor) is a public health issue with a variety of distributions and incidence rates worldwide. Several epidemiological studies have explored the association between consanguinity and low birth weight (LBW). However, the results are inconsistent. This meta-analysis aimed to explore the overall association between consanguineous marriage and LBW. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, ScienceDirect, and reference lists of articles up to May 2015...
March 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287812/views-and-decisions-of-physicians-in-encountering-neonates-with-poor-prognosis
#5
Fatemeh Nayeri, Fariba Asghari, Ali Baser, Leila Janani, Mamak Shariat, Bita Eabrhim
BACKGROUND: With the development of neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), new issues have emerged for physicians working in this area, including the ethical aspects of providing invasive and advanced care to neonates with extremely poor prognosis. This research was undertaken with the aim of investing the factors affecting physicians' practice in management of newborns in such complicated circumstances. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out over a period of 5 months (Jan 2012 to Jun 2012) in 9 different tertiary levels and academic NICUs affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran...
March 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287811/two-triacylglycerol-pathway-genes-ctdnep1-and-lpin1-are-down-regulated-by-hsa-mir-122-5p-in-hepatocytes
#6
Mahmood Naderi, Abdolreza Pazouki, Ehsan Arefian, Seyed Mahmoud Hashemi, Fatemeh Jamshidi-Adegani, Omid Gholamalamdari, Sara Soudi, Kayhan Azadmanesh, Siamak Mirab Samiee, Shahin Merat, Mohammad Gholami Fesharaki, Mahdieh Mondanizadeh, Mohammad Vasei, Masoud Soleimani
BACKGROUND: Expression of miR-122 is highly specific to hepatocytes of the liver.  This miRNA is involved in lipid hemostasis of the tissue; however, there is no comprehensive understanding of its function in lipid hemostasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Since hepatocytes are responsible for part of Triacylglycerol (TAG) synthesis in the body, we hypothesized that miR-122, as the most abundant miRNA in the tissue, might regulate TAG metabolism by targeting key enzymes that are involved in its production pathway...
March 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287810/evaluation-of-initial-respiratory-support-strategies-in-vlbw-neonates-with-rds
#7
Seyyed Abolfazl Afjeh, Mohammad Kazem Sabzehei, Maryam Khoshnood Shariati, Ahmad Reza Shamshiri, Fatemeh Esmaili
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) has brought about a significant change in care and treatment of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates. The present study was designed and conducted to evaluate different strategies of initial respiratory support (IRS) in VLBW neonates hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS: This prospective study was conducted over three years (March 21, 2011 to March 20, 2014)...
March 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287809/increased-risk-of-chd-in-the-presence-of-rs7865618-a-allele-tehran-lipid-and-glucose-study
#8
Samaneh Matoo, Mohammad Sadegh Fallah, Maryam Sadat Daneshpour, Reyhaneh Mousavi, Bahareh Sedaghati Khayat, Mandana Hasanzad, Fereidoun Azizi
BACKGROUND: Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in European populations have indicated that the rs12526453 polymorphism located in phosphatase and actin regulator 1 gene (PHACTR1), mapping to chromosome 6p24 and rs7865618 polymorphism in the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor B antisense RNA 1 gene (CDKN2B-AS1) on 9p21.3 are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD). This study was carried out to investigate the association of these polymorphisms and CHD in an Iranian population...
March 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287808/travel-burden-and-clinical-profile-of-cancer-patients-admitted-to-the-cancer-institute-of-iran-in-2012
#9
Fatemeh Sadeghi, Atefeh Ardestani, Maryam Hadji, Mohammad Ali Mohagheghi, Ali Kazemian, Mehrzad Mirzania, Habibollah Mahmoodzadeh, Mahdi Aghili, Kazem Zendehdel
BACKGROUND: Burden of cancer is increasing in developing countries, where healthcare infrastructures and resources are limited. Evaluating the pattern of care would provide evidence for planning and improvement of the situation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied the pattern of residential place and clinical information of cancer patients who were admitted to the Cancer Institute of Iran from January 1, to May 31, 2012. RESULTS: We studied 1,705 consecutive cancer patients admitted to the Cancer Institute in the study period...
March 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287807/all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality-following-treatment-with-metformin-or-glyburide-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#10
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Mohammad Reza Raee, Arash Aghajani Nargesi, Behnam Heidari, Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Mehrdad Larry, Soghra Rabizadeh, Mitra Zarifkar, Alireza Esteghamati, Manouchehr Nakhjavani
BACKGROUND: Both metformin and sulfonylurea (SU) drugs are among the most widely-used anti-hyperglycemic medications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Previous studies have shown that treatment with SUs might be associated with decreased survival compared with metformin. This study aimed to evaluate all-cause and cardiovascular mortality rates between glyburide and metformin in patients diagnosed with T2DM. METHODS: This was a cohort study on 717 patients with T2DM (271 undergoing monotherapy with glyburide and 446 with metformin)...
March 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287806/trends-in-sero-epidemiology-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-in-voluntary-blood-donations-in-iran-2008-2013
#11
Maryam Zadsar, Ali Akbar Pourfathollah, Mahboube Rasouli, Gharib Karimi
BACKGROUND: Various strategies are implemented to increase blood safety. However, there is always a small amount of residual risk. The amount of risk is associated with the incidence and prevalence of infection in the community. Since increases in the prevalence and changing the pattern of HIV transmission have been observed in the community, monitoring of HIV prevalence among general population and blood donors is necessary. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of HIV in Iranian blood donations...
March 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287805/mental-health-survey-of-the-iranian-adult-population-in-2015
#12
Ahmad Ali Noorbala, Soghrat Faghihzadeh, Koorosh Kamali, Seyed Abbas Bagheri Yazdi, Ahmad Hajebi, Mir Taher Mousavi, Shahin Akhondzadeh, Elham Faghihzadeh, Banafshe Nouri
BACKGROUND: Mental disorders influence people with a high prevalence and exert remarkable burden on community members. This study was carried out aiming to assess mental health status within the age range category of 15 and above in the Islamic Republic of Iran. METHODS: The statistical population of this cross-sectional survey consisted of residents of urban and rural areas in Iranian provinces. An estimated sample size of 36000 people was chosen using systematic random sampling and the cluster method...
March 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193088/scrotal-abscess-a-rare-presentation-of-complicated-necrotizing-pancreatitis
#13
Seyyedhadi Mirhashemi, Mohsen Soori, Gholamhossein Faghih, Hassan Peyvandi, Omid Shafagh
Acute pancreatitis is characterized by activation of digestive enzymes inside the pancreas. In severe pancreatitis, necrosis of pancreas and surrounding tissues may occur. Acute necrotizing pancreatitis commonly presents as pancreatic abscess occasionally with systemic complications. Rarely, necrotic tissue may be drained from scrotum due to retroperitoneal extension of necrotic process. Here, we report a case of acute necrotizing pancreatitis in a 29-year-old man who presented with severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting...
February 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193087/gonad-shielding-during-pelvic-radiography-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
REVIEW
Vahid Karami, Mansour Zabihzadeh, Nasim Shams, Amal Saki Malehi
BACKGROUND: Gonad shielding has been extensively advocated during pelvic radiography at or below reproductive ages. The popular practice of gonad shielding is placement of a lead shield in the midline of the pelvis. The aim of this study was to address the prevalence of gonad shielding and find out whether the current practice of gonad shielding can be considered as an effective method to reduce radiation exposure in patients undergoing pelvic radiography. METHODS: National and international electronic databases, including PubMed, MEDLIN, EMBASE, and Google-Scholar, were searched up to January 2016...
February 1, 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193086/association-between-inflammatory-potential-of-diet-and-stress-levels-in-adolescent-women-in-iran
#15
Nitin Shivappa, James R Hebert, Bahram Rashidkhani
BACKGROUND: The relation between diet and stress has not been widely explored. In this study, we examined the association between the inflammatory potential of diet and levels of stress among adolescent girls in Iran. METHODS: A total of 299 adolescent girls aged 15-18 years were recruited during 2014-2015. Stress was assessed using the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS)-21 scale. Data were analyzed as continuous DASS scores and as a dichotomous outcome with a cut-off value of 9...
February 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193085/familial-restless-legs-syndrome-a-family-with-all-female-patients
#16
Cetin Kursad Akpinar, Hande Turker, Dursun Aygun, Emrah Aytac
BACKGROUND: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a chronic condition characterized by odd sensations in the body, most commonly in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them. More than half of the patients with RLS have a family history. Most of the RLS cases are women and most of the families show characteristics of an autosomal dominant pedigree. Here, we shall present a family consisting only of women; to our knowledge, such a family has not been reported yet. METHODS: The family presented here met the diagnosis criteria specified by International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group (IRLSS)...
February 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193084/value-of-endometrial-echopattern-at-hcg-administration-day-in-predicting-ivf-outcome
#17
Firoozeh Ahmadi, Farnaz Akhbari, Mina Zamani, Fariba Ramezanali, Rezvaneh Cheraghi
BACKGROUND: Assisted reproductive  treatment  (ART)  cycle  is an  expensive  procedure with low implantation and pregnancy rate; therefore, it is necessary to evaluate the predictors of success in these patients. OBJECTIVE: The relationship between endometrial echopattern and pregnancy rate was evaluated. METHODS: The endometrial  echopattern  was  analyzed  prospectively  on  the  day  of  human chorionic  gonadotropin  (HCG) administration  in  280  in  vitro  fertilization/intracytoplasmic  sperm  injection (IVF/ICSI) cycles with 8-14 mm endometrial thickness at Royan institute in 2013-2014...
February 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193083/comparison-of-pure-palm-olein-oil-hydrogenated-oil-containing-palm-and-canola-on-serum-lipids-and-lipid-oxidation-rate-in-rats-fed-with-these-oils
#18
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Seyed-Asadollah Amini, Keihan Ghatreh-Samani, Arash Habibi-Kohi, Laleh Jafari
BACKGROUND: Due to increased consumption of canola oil and hydrogenated oil containing palm and palm olein, and their possible effects on serum lipoproteins, the present study was conducted to determine the effects of these oils on lipids and lipid oxidation level. METHODS: In this experimental study, 88 Wistar rats were randomly assigned to four groups. Control group (A) was on a normal diet. Groups B, C, and D, in addition to normal diet, were fed with hydrogenated oil-contained palm oil, pure palm olein oil, and canola oil, respectively for 4 weeks...
February 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193082/expression-analysis-of-previously-verified-fecal-and-plasma-dow-regulated-micrornas-mir-4478-1295-3p-142-3p-and-26a-5p-in-ffpe-tissue-samples-of-crc-patients
#19
Reza Ghanbari, Sama Rezasoltani, Javad Hashemi, Ashraf Mohamadkhani, Arash Tahmasebifar, Ehsan Arefian, Naser Mobarra, Jahanbakhsh Asadi, Ehsan Nazemalhosseini Mojarad, Yaghoub Yazdani, Sakari Knuutila, Reza Malekzadeh
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common causes of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Early diagnosis of this neoplasm is critical and may reduce patients' mortality. MicroRNAs are small non-coding RNA molecules whose expression pattern can be altered in various diseases such as CRC. METHODS: In this study, we evaluated the expression levels of miR-142-3p, miR-26a-5p (their reduced expression in plasma samples of CRC patients was previously confirmed), miR-4478 and miR-1295-3p (their reduced expression in stool samples of CRC patients was previously confirmed) in tissue samples of CRC patients in comparison to healthy subjects...
February 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193081/association-between-acne-and-serum-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-il-1%C3%AE-il-1%C3%AE-il-1ra-il-6-il-8-il-12-and-rantes-in-mustard-gas-exposed-patients-sardasht-iran-cohort-study
#20
Nayere Askari, Tooba Ghazanfari, Roya Yaraee, Mohammad Reza Vaez Mahdavi, Mohammad-Reza Soroush, Zuhair Mohammad Hassan, Zohre Khodashenas, Jalaleddin Shams, Soghrat Faghihzadeh
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is a very common chronic inflammatory disorder, yet its pathogenesis is not clearly understood. As part of the SICS, this study was conducted to evaluate the association between the incidence of acne vulgaris in SM-exposed subjects (20 years after the exposure) and serum levels of proinflammatory cytokines (IL-1α, IL-1β, IL-1Ra, IL-6, IL-8, IL-12 and RANTES) in an attempt to better understand the pathogenesis of long-term skin disorders of these individuals...
February 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
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