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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928913/quality-of-life-in-elderly-iranian-population-using-leiden-padua-questionnaire-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#1
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Parvin Cheraghi, Zahra Cheraghi, Amin Doosti-Irani, Sima Nedjat, Saharnaz Nedjat
The world population is getting old rapidly; the aging population is the new phenomenon in Iran too. The aim of this meta-analysis was to estimate the overall and subscales mean score of quality of life (QOL) based on the Leiden-Padua (LEIPAD) questionnaire among the elderly population of Iran. The major international and national databases including; Medlin, Scopus, Science Direct, SID, MagIran, IranMedex, and Irandoc was searched. All cross-sectional studies, which measured the QOL among the elderly population in Iran using the LEIPAD questionnaire, were included...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928912/effects-of-yogurt-and-yogurt-plus-shallot-consumption-on-lipid-profiles-in-type-2-diabetic-women
#2
Sanaz Mehrabani, Behnod Abbasi, Leila Darvishi, Mehdi Asemi Esfahani, Zahra Maghsoudi, Hossein Khosravi-Boroujeni, Reza Ghiasvand
BACKGROUND: Identification of food with lowering cholesterol level properties plays a vital role to control impaired lipid profile among type 2 diabetic patients. the current study aimed to evaluate the effects of yogurt and yogurt plus shallot intake on lipid profiles in type 2 diabetic women. METHODS: Forty-eight participants with type 2 diabetes were enrolled in this study. Participants in the first group (n = 22) received 150 ml of low-fat yogurt (1.5% fat) and those in the second group (n = 26) received 150 ml of low-fat yogurt (1...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928911/prediction-of-low-birth-weight-delivery-by-maternal-status-and-its-validation-decision-curve-analysis
#3
Mehri Rejali, Marjan Mansourian, Zohre Babaei, Babak Eshrati
BACKGROUND: In this study, we evaluated assessed elements connected with low birth weight (LBW) and used decision curve analysis (DCA) to define a scale to anticipate the probability of having a LBW newborn child. METHODS: This hospital-based case-control study was led in Arak Hospital in Iran. The study included 470 mothers with LBW neonate and 470 mothers with natural neonates. Information were gathered by meeting moms utilizing preplanned organized questionnaire and from hospital records...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900537/protective-effect-of-two-extracts-of-cydonia-oblonga-miller-quince-fruits-on-gastric-ulcer-induced-by-indomethacin-in-rats
#4
Morteza Parvan, Sayed-Ebrahim Sajjadi, Mohsen Minaiyan
BACKGROUND: In various studies, Cydonia oblonga Miller (quince) has been reported to have many properties such as antioxidant and anti-ulcerative effects. This study has aimed to investigate the protective effects of quince aqueous extract (QAE) and quince hydroalcoholic extract (QHE) on gastric ulcer caused by indomethacin and the relevant macroscopic, histopathology, and biochemical factors in rats. METHODS: Ten groups of male Wistar rats, six in each, were used in this study...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900536/construct-and-criterion-validity-of-the-pedsql%C3%A2-4-0-instrument-pediatric-quality-of-life-inventory-in-colombia
#5
Ana Carolina Amaya-Arias, Juan Pablo Alzate, Javier H Eslava-Schmalbach
BACKGROUND: This study aimed at determining the validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 (PedsQL™ 4.0) for the measurement of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in Colombian children. METHODS: Validation study of measurement instruments. The PedsQL™ 4.0 was applied by convenience sampling to 375 pairs of children and adolescents between the ages of 5 and 17 and to their parents-caregivers, as well as to 125 parents-caregivers of children between the ages of 2 and 4 in five cities of Colombia (Bogota, Medellin, Cali, Barranquilla and Bucaramanga)...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900535/the-effects-of-aerobic-exercises-and-25-oh-d-supplementation-on-glp1-and-dpp4-level-in-type-ii-diabetic-patients
#6
Naser Rahimi, Mohammad Ali Samavati Sharif, Amir Reza Goharian, Ali Heidarian Pour
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of an 8-week aerobic exercise and supplementation of 25(OH)D3 on GLP1 and DDP4 levels in men with type II diabetes. METHODS: In this semiexperimental research, among 40-60-year-old men with type II diabetes who were referred to the diabetic center of Isabn-E Maryam hospital in Isfahan; of whom, 48 patients were voluntarily accepted and then were randomly divided into 4 groups: aerobic exercise group, aerobic exercise with 25(OH) D supplement group, 25(OH) D supplement group, and the control group...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757929/driving-behavior-among-different-groups-of-iranian-drivers-based-on-driver-coping-styles
#7
Saeid Lotfi, Saeid Yazdanirad, Siyamak Pourabdiyan, Akbar Hassanzadeh, Aliakbar Lotfi
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess driving behavior of Iranian drivers based on their coping styles (problem-oriented, emotion-oriented, and avoiding). METHODS: This study was conducted on 610 drivers divided into four different groups. The drivers' behaviors and coping styles were evaluated using driver behavior questionnaire (DBQ) and coping inventory for stressful situations. RESULTS: The results showed a significant difference among the three coping styles regarding the mean scores of DBQ dimensions (P < 0...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757928/assessing-the-need-for-routine-screening-for-mycoplasma-genitalium-in-the-low-risk-female-population-a-prevalence-and-co-infection-study-on-women-from-croatia
#8
Sunčanica Ljubin-Sternak, Tomislav Meštrović, Branko Kolarić, Neda Jarža-Davila, Tatjana Marijan, Jasmina Vraneš
BACKGROUND: There is an ongoing debate regarding possible cost and benefits, but also harm of universal screening for the emerging sexually transmitted pathogen Mycoplasma genitalium. METHODS: From the initial pool of 8665 samples that were tested, a subset of Chlamydia trachomatis-positive and randomly selected C. trachomatis-negative cervical swabs were further interrogated for M. genitalium by real-time polymerase chain reaction, using a 224 bp long fragment of the glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase gene...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757927/a-randomized-clinical-trial-on-treatment-of-chronic-constipation-by-traditional-persian-medicine-recommendations-compared-to-allopathic-medicine-a-pilot-study
#9
Mohammad Reza Fattahi, Seyed Morteza Emami Alorizi, Majid Nimrouzi, Mohammad M Zarshenas, Mohammad Mahdi Parvizi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and side effects of lactulose plus traditional Persian medicine with only lactulose on the functional chronic constipation. METHODS: Participants included 20 patients (10 in each group) aged 18-80 years, with major inclusion criteria of ROME III. They were assigned into two parallel therapeutic groups, including the intervention group (lactulose plus traditional Persian medicine [TPM] advices) and control group (only lactulose) through a block randomization...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757926/awareness-of-the-necessity-of-regular-eye-examinations-among-diabetics-the-yazd-eye-study
#10
Marzieh Katibeh, Hamid Ahmadieh, Ramin Beiranvand, Reza Soleimanizad, Mohammad Ali Javadi
BACKGROUND: Diabetic retinopathy and its consequence, diabetic macular edema, are leading causes of vision loss in diabetics and can develop even in the first years after onset of diabetes. Being asymptomatic in primary phase and having compensatory effect of bilateral vision delay the necessity of eye care utilization. We conducted this study to determine diabetic individuals' level of awareness about the importance of regular eye examinations. METHODS: As part of the cross-sectional, population-based, Yazd Eye Study on people aged 40-80 years, diabetic participants were identified for enrollment in this research...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757925/passive-leg-raising-simple-and-reliable-technique-to-prevent-fluid-overload-in-critically-ill-patients
#11
Farahnak Assadi
BACKGROUND: Dynamic measures, the response to stroke volume (SV) to fluid loading, have been used successfully to guide fluid management decisions in critically ill patients. However, application of dynamic measures is often inaccurate to predict fluid responsiveness in patients with arrhythmias, ventricular dysfunction or spontaneously breathing critically ill patients. Passive leg raising (PLR) is a simple bedside maneuver that may provide an accurate alternative to guide fluid resuscitation in hypovolemic critically ill patients...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706616/is-there-any-association-between-glutathione-s-transferases-m1-and-glutathione-s-transferases-t1-gene-polymorphisms-and-endometrial-cancer-risk-a-meta-analysis
#12
REVIEW
Xiuxiu Yin, Jie Chen
Epidemiological evidence on the association between genetic polymorphisms in glutathione S-transferases M1 (GSTM1) and T1 (GSTT1) genes and risk of endometrial cancer (EC) has been inconsistent. In this meta-analysis, we seek to investigate the relationship between GSTM1 and GSTT1 polymorphisms and the risk of EC. We searched Medline, PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure database, and Chinese Biomedical Literature database to identify eligible studies. The pooled odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for the association were determined using a fixed- or random-effect model...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706615/novel-effects-of-traditional-wooden-toothbrush-on-bowel-motility-symptoms-in-spinal-cord-injury-patients-findings-from-a-pilot-quasi-experimental-study
#13
Ebrahim Esfandiari, Awat Feizi, Zahra Heidari, Seyed Reza Tabibian, Pooria Shaabani, Bijan Iraj, Payman Adibi, Amrollah Ebrahimi Varzaneh
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of traditional wooden toothbrush usage on most severe constipation, which usually occurs in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. METHODS: In a quasi-experimental study, 61 SCI patients were selected who had injuries in different spinal levels (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar), and severe constipation from one defection in a few days to 3 weeks. They were recommended to use traditional wooden toothbrush for 5 min twice a day, after breakfast and dinner, over a 6 weeks period...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706614/world-water-day-2016-better-water-better-jobs-for-the-unorganized-sector
#14
Madhavi Bhargava, R Pracheth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656100/efficacy-of-human-papillomavirus-l1-protein-vaccines-cervarix-and-gardasil-in-reducing-the-risk-of-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-a-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Mohammad Reza Haghshenas, Tahoora Mousavi, Motahareh Kheradmand, Mahdi Afshari, Mahmood Moosazadeh
Human papillomavirus (HPV) can induce cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). Vaccination against HPV can play an important role in CIN prevention. This study aims to estimate the efficacy of L1 protein vaccines (Cervarix and Gardasil) in CIN 1, 2, 3 risk reduction using meta-analysis. Relevant articles were identified by two independent researchers searching international databanks. After application of inclusion/exclusion criteria and quality assessment, eligible articles were entered into the final meta-analysis...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656099/effects-of-synbiotic-food-consumption-on-serum-minerals-liver-enzymes-and-blood-pressure-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-double-blind-randomized-cross-over-controlled-clinical-trial
#16
Zatollah Asemi, Mohammad Hossein Aarabi, Mohammad Hajijafari, Sabihe-Alsadat Alizadeh, Reza Razzaghi, Majid Mazoochi, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh
BACKGROUND: This research was to examine the effects of synbiotic intake on minerals, liver enzymes, and blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). METHODS: This randomized, cross-over clinical trial was performed among 62 diabetic patients. Persons were randomly assigned to intake either a synbiotic (n = 62) or a control food (n = 62) for 6 weeks. A 3-week washout period was applied following which persons were crossed over to the alternate intervention arm for an additional 6 weeks...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656098/childbirth-rights-for-pregnant-women-success-for-poland-and-inspiration-for-other-nations
#17
Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava, Prateek Saurabh Shrivastava, Jegadeesh Ramasamy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656097/a-comparative-study-of-the-effect-of-nasal-intermittent-positive-pressure-ventilation-and-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-on-the-regional-brain-tissue-oximetry-in-premature-newborns-weighing-1500-g
#18
Alireza Sadeghnia, Marzieh Zamani Foroshani, Zohreh Badiei
BACKGROUND: Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) provides the capability of monitoring oxygenation levels in cerebral microscopic vessels, enabling the operator to observe the spontaneous changes in the levels of hemoglobin concentration in tissue and interpret the resulting fluctuations. The current study tried to investigate whether brain's autoregulatory mechanisms in premature newborns have the potential to prevent the adverse effects caused by asynchronous changes of pressure in the rib cage...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656096/a-contemporary-review-of-the-relationship-between-red-meat-consumption-and-cardiovascular-risk
#19
REVIEW
Sofia Bronzato, Alessandro Durante
Cardiovascular diseases burden is increasing due to aging populations and represents one of the major health issues worldwide. Dietary habits have been extensively studied in the cardiovascular field despite the difficulty in the quantification of the assumption of each single food and the observation that several foods affect cardiovascular risk with opposite effects. Moreover, some older findings have been reverted by more recent studies. Red meat has been widely studied in this context, and it has been suggested to increase cardiovascular risk primarily by causing dyslipidemia...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656095/controlling-lipids-aids-in-the-prevention-of-type-2-diabetes-hypertension-and-cardiovascular-diseases
#20
Shivananda B Nayak, Stephanie B Mohammed, Akash S Nayak
BACKGROUND: Abnormal lipid profiles are a characteristic feature of persons with chronic conditions in which the diabetic populations are recognized as the dominant group, regardless of gender and ethnicity worldwide. This study was conducted to identify and evaluate the abnormalities of serum lipid profiles in both nondiabetic and diabetic persons. METHODS: This study was a case-control investigation conducted between 2013 and 2015. The study enrolled 266 patients from the North Central and South West Regional Health Authorities of Trinidad...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
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