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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210501/perioperative-concerns-for-profound-metabolic-alkalosis-during-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
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Jung Ju Choi, Yong Beom Kim, Hong Soon Kim, Kyung Cheon Lee, Youn Yi Jo
INTRODUCTION: Profound metabolic alkalosis is an uncommon consideration for the anesthetic management of kidney transplantation. Serum total carbon dioxide content and complex electrolyte abnormalities might be important diagnostic clues for the presence of metabolic alkalosis in the absence of arterial blood gas analysis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 34-year-old female visited Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, South Korea during year 2015. She experienced aggravated renal function due to chronic hypokalemia and severe hypochloremic metabolic alkalosis, induced by laxative abuse, and underwent ABO incompatible kidney transplantation...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210500/drug-release-characteristics-and-tissue-distribution-of-rifapentine-polylactic-acid-sustained-release-microspheres-in-rabbits-after-paravertebral-implantation
#2
Zheng Zhang, Linbo Wu, Haijian Li, Zhicheng Long, Xinghua Song
BACKGROUND: Rates of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) and TB associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection have increased dramatically, intensifying challenges in TB control. New formulations of TB treatment drugs that control drug release and increase local drug concentrations will have a significant impact on mitigating the toxic side effects and increasing the clinical efficacy of anti-TB drugs. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to observe the sustained release characteristics of rifapentine polylactic acid sustained-release microspheres in vivo and the accumulation of rifapentine in other tissues following paravertebral implantation...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210499/the-effectiveness-of-slow-stroke-back-massage-on-hospitalization-anxiety-and-physiological-parameters-in-school-age-children-a-randomized-clinical-trial-study
#3
Alia Jalalodini, Manijeh Nourian, Kiarash Saatchi, Amir Kavousi, Mahnaz Ghaljeh
BACKGROUND: The outcomes of hospitalization anxiety are mental health disorders. One of the methods of anxiety reduction is massage, which can cause reduction of pain and changes in physiological parameters. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the effects of slow-stroke back massage (SSBM) on hospitalization anxiety and physiological parameters in school-age children. METHODS: This clinical trial study included 80 school-aged children from Ali Ebne Abi Taleb hospital, located in Zahedan, who were selected using sequential sampling and randomly divided into two groups: a massage group (40) and a control group (40)...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210498/efficacy-of-hbm-based-dietary-education-intervention-on-knowledge-attitude-and-behavior-in-medical-students
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Hamid Reza Tavakoli, Hossein Dini-Talatappeh, Fatemeh Rahmati-Najarkolaei, Mohammad Gholami Fesharaki
BACKGROUND: Using various models of behavior change, a number of studies in the area of nutrition education have confirmed that nutrition habits and behaviors can be improved. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the effects of education on patterns of dietary consumption among medical students at the military university of Tehran, with a view to correcting those patterns. METHODS: In this quasi-experimental study, 242 medical students from the Military University of Tehran were chosen by convenience sampling and then divided into control (n = 107) and intervention groups (n = 135) by block randomization...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210497/onset-of-labor-in-post-term-pregnancy-by-chamomile
#5
Fereshte Gholami, Leila Neisani Samani, Maryam Kashanian, Mohsen Naseri, Agha Fateme Hosseini, Seyed Abbas Hashemi Nejad
BACKGROUND: Post-term pregnancy is an important factor in perinatal mortality and morbidity. Generally, to reduce perinatal mortality in pregnancy, the delivery is done before adverse perinatal morbidity occurs. To prevent prolonged pregnancy, labor is induced with chemical drugs and complementary therapies. Due to the side effects and contraindications of chemical medicine, the use of herbs has been investigated in the induction of labor in post-term pregnancy. OBJECTIVES: This study was done to identify the effect of chamomile on inducing labor in women with post-term pregnancy of Shahid Akbarabadi hospital in Tehran in 2013...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203454/mir-328-may-be-considered-as-an-oncogene-in-human-invasive-breast-carcinoma
#6
Alihossein Saberi, Amir Danyaei, Niloofar Neisi, Maryam Dastoorpoor, Mohammad Javad Tahmasbi Birgani
BACKGROUND: The recent investigations have rendered microRNAs (miRs) as a novel biomarker in cancer research. In fact, alteration in miR expression may be associated with tumor suppression, tumorigenesis, metastasis, and poor prognosis in human breast cancer (BC). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this clinical experimental study was to measure the miR-328 expression level in breast cancer tissues, at first. Then, we tried to find out any possible correlation between miR-328 and prognostic and predictive biomarkers in BC...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203453/association-of-osteoprotegerin-with-obesity-insulin-resistance-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-children
#7
Meltem Erol, Ozlem Bostan Gayret, Hikmet Tekin Nacaroglu, Ozgul Yigit, Oguzhan Zengi, Mehmet Salih Akkurt, Mehmet Tasdemir
BACKGROUND: Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is a member of the tumor necrosis factor superfamily. Reduced OPG levels are related to obesity, insulin resistance, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between OPG levels, obesity, insulin resistance, and NAFLD in pediatric patients. METHODS: This was a prospective, cross-sectional, controlled study that was conducted in the department of pediatrics at Bagcilar training and research hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, between April and August 2015...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203452/observation-in-grounded-theory-and-ethnography-what-are-the-differences
#8
Tahereh Fathi Najafi, Robab Latifnejad Roudsari, Hossein Ebrahimipour, Narjes Bahri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203451/case-report-a-rare-cause-of-complicated-urinary-tract-infection-in-a-woman-with-herlyn-werner-wunderlich-syndrome
#9
Jun-Li Tsai, Shang-Feng Tsai
INTRODUCTION: Urinary tract infection is a common disease in the general population. However, in patients with frequent urinary tract infection, it is important to determine any treatable cause to avoid recurrence. CASE PRESENTATION: Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich syndrome or OHVIRA syndrome is a very rare congenital anomaly with uterus didelphys, obstructed hemivagina, and ipsilateral renal agenesis. The earliest presentation of this syndrome is hematocolpos that develops during menstruation and results in dysmenorrhea and a pelvic mass shortly after menarche...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203450/the-effect-of-probiotic-yogurt-on-constipation-in-pregnant-women-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#10
Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Aziz Homayouni Rad, Sakineh Mohammad Alizadeh Charandabi, Zahra Fardiazar, Kolsoum Shokri
BACKGROUND: Probiotics can alter the colonic microbiota and might improve bowel function. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the consumption of yogurt, enriched with Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus 4.8 × 10(10) (CFU) on the symptoms of constipated pregnant women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This triple-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted on 60 constipated pregnant women who were diagnosed by the ROME III criteria in Tabriz, Iran from December 2014 to July 2015...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203449/a-cost-utility-analysis-of-different-antiviral-medicine-regimens-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1-infection
#11
Seyed Moayed Alavian, Shekoufeh Nikfar, Abbas Kebriaeezadeh, Farhad Lotfi, Ehsan Sanati, Mohsen Rezaei Hemami, Khosro Keshavarz
BACKGROUND: Despite the introduction of new drug regimens with high effectiveness for the hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients, especially in HCV genotype 1, no cost-effectiveness study on the selection of the superior drug strategy in Iran has been conducted yet. OBJECTIVES: This study is aimed to assess the cost-effectiveness of the three drug regimens of pegylated interferon and ribavirin (PR), sofosbuvir (SOF) + PR and ledipasvir and sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) in patients with HCV genotype 1 in Iran in the year 2014...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191345/holistic-care-for-patients-during-weaning-from-mechanical-ventilation-a-qualitative-study
#12
Ali Khalafi, Nasrin Elahi, Fazlollah Ahmadi
BACKGROUND: Weaning patients from mechanical ventilation is a complex and highly challenging process. It requires continuity of care, the overall assessment of patients, and a focus on all aspects of patients' needs by critical care nurses. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to explore holistic care while patients are being weaned from mechanical ventilation from the perspective of the critical care nurses. METHODS: The study was carried out in the intensive care units (ICUs) of six hospitals in Ahvaz, Iran, from 2014 to 2015...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191344/prediction-and-diagnosis-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld-and-identification-of-its-associated-factors-using-the-classification-tree-method
#13
Mehdi Birjandi, Seyyed Mohammad Taghi Ayatollahi, Saeedeh Pourahmad, Ali Reza Safarpour
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common form of liver disease in many parts of the world. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to identify the most important factors influencing NAFLD using a classification tree (CT) to predict the probability of NAFLD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Kavar, a town in the south of Fars province, Iran. A total of 1,600 individuals were selected for the study via the stratified method and multiple-stage cluster random sampling...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191343/molecular-epidemiology-of-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpes-virus-and-risk-factors-in-hiv-infected-patients-in-tehran-2014
#14
Khashayar Hesamizadeh, Hossein Keyvani, Farah Bokharaei-Salim, Seyed Hamidreza Monavari, Maryam Esghaei, Fatemeh Jahanbakhsh Sefidi
BACKGROUND: Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) remains the most common malignancy among HIV-infected patients. Human herpesvirus type-8 (HHV-8) is regarded as the infectious etiological agent of Kaposi's sarcoma (KSHV). Diagnostic procedures associated with KSHV are not routinely performed in HIV-infected subjects. OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this study is to obtain information on KSHV epidemiology in Iranian HIV-infected individuals. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the present cross-sectional study, 109 patients with established HIV infection, who visited a governmental and referral center for HIV screening in Tehran (Tehran west health center (TWHC)) between May 2014 and July 2015 were enrolled according to the convenience sample strategy...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191342/dose-response-curves-of-the-fdxr-and-rad51-genes-with-6-and-18-mv-beam-energies-in-human-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes
#15
Alihossein Saberi, Ehsan Khodamoradi, Mohammad Javad Tahmasebi Birgani, Manoochehr Makvandi, Bijan Noori
BACKGROUND: Rapid dose assessment using biological dosimetry methods is essential to increase the chance of survival of exposed individuals in radiation accidents. OBJECTIVES: We compared the expression levels of the FDXR and RAD51 genes at 6 and 18 MV beam energies in human peripheral blood lymphocytes. The results of our study can be used to analyze radiation energy in biological dosimetry. METHODS: For this in vitro experimental study, from 36 students in the medical physics and virology departments, seven voluntary, healthy, non-smoking male blood donors of Khuzestan ethnicity with no history of exposure to ionization radiation were selected using simple randomized sampling...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191341/survey-of-the-relationship-between-activity-energy-expenditure-metabolic-equivalents-and-barrier-factors-of-physical-activity-in-the-elderly-in-kashan
#16
Ali Sadrollahi, Zahra Khalili, Robab Pour Nazari, Majid Mohammadi, Maryam Ahmadi Khatir, Najima Mossadegh
BACKGROUND: Physical activity in the elderly is influenced by aspects of aging that cause personal, mental, environmental, and social changes. Increases in factors that are barriers to activity cause physical energy expenditure to decrease. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to survey the relationship between energy expenditure in metabolic equivalent units (MET) and factors that are barriers to physical activity in elderly people in Kashan, Iran. METHODS: This is a descriptive analysis done in 2014...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191340/is-metabolic-syndrome-considered-to-be-a-risk-factor-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-non-erosive-or-erosive-esophagitis-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
#17
REVIEW
Mohammad Mohammadi, Nahid Ramezani Jolfaie, Rooya Alipour, Mitra Zarrati
CONTEXT: The incidences of both gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and metabolic syndrome (MetS) have increased in recent years, and it has been suggested that there is a probable association between the two. The aim of this review is to clarify whether or not MetS is a risk factor for the incidence of GERD. EVIDENCE AQUISITION: We searched the PubMed, ProQuest, Ovid, Science Direct, and Google Scholar databases up to February 2015 regarding the relationship between GERD and MetS as found in observational studies...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191339/using-conjoint-analysis-to-elicit-gps-preferences-for-family-physician-contracts-a-case-study-in-iran
#18
Mohammad Ranjbar Ezatabadi, Arash Rashidian, Mohammad Shariati, Abbas Rahimi Foroushani, Ali Akbari Sari
BACKGROUND: Family physician plans in Iran face several challenges, one of which is developing attractive and efficient contracts that motivate physicians to participate in the plan. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to elicit GPs' preferences for family physician contracts. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a cross-sectional study using the conjoint analysis technique, 580 GPs selected from the family physician database in Iran in 2014. Through qualitative and quantitative methods, 18 contract scenarios were developed via orthogonal design i...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191338/accelerated-burn-wound-closure-in-mice-with-a-new-formula-based-on-traditional-medicine
#19
Mehrnaz Mehrabani, Seyyed Mohsen Seyyedkazemi, Mohammad Hadi Nematollahi, Elham Jafari, Mitra Mehrabani, Mohammad Mehdipour, Zahra Sheikhshoaee, Ali Mandegary
BACKGROUND: A combination of the oils of sesame, hemp, wild pistachio, and walnut has been used for treatment of skin disorders, including wound burns, in some parts of Kerman, Iran. Evaluation of this remedy in the form of a pharmaceutical formulation in animal models can pave the way for its future application in wound burn healing in humans. OBJECTIVES: This experimental study investigated the healing potential of a new formula (NF) based on folk medicine from Iran for the treatment of third degree burns in mice...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191337/effects-of-swedish-massage-on-the-improvement-of-mood-disorders-in-women-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-radiotherapy
#20
Sara Darabpour, Masoomeh Kheirkhah, Erfan Ghasemi
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. The detection and treatment of this cancer may create mental pressure and lower mood levels, causing anxiety, depression, stress, and pain for the patients. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of Swedish massage on mood disorders in breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy at the cancer institute of the Imam Khomeini hospital at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
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