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Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757213/human-brucellosis
#1
Viroj Wiwanitkit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757212/two-cases-of-clear-cell-ovarian-cancer-in-young-patients
#2
Mohammad Ranaee, Shahla Yazdani, Seyyed Reza Modarres, Mahdieh Rajabi-Moghaddam
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer is the most common cause of cancer death worldwide. Incidence of ovarian cancer is more common in postmenopausal women. Premenopausal onset is rare and the present study described two cases of ovarian clear cell tumors in young women. CASE PRESENTATION: The patients presented with pelvic mass which was confirmed by sonography and laparotomy and final diagnosis was made according to histologic examination. Both patients showed a solid mass with cystic components in adnexal areas and explorative laparotomy demonstrated extension of tumors to abdomen in both patients...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757211/an-unusual-presentation-of-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-a-case-report
#3
Payam Saadat, Marzie Adabi
BACKGROUND: Spinal dural AVF is the most common type of spinal vascular malformation. However, presenting symptoms differ according to site of spinal involvement. This study described a case of arteriovenous malformation with paraparesis and incontinence. CASE PRESENTATION: Diagnosis of patient was confirmed by clinical and imaging examination using magnetic resonance image and ruling out other possibilities. RESULT: A definitive diagnosis of arterio venous fistula was confirmed by clinical and MRI examination and demonstrated abnormalities compatible with dural arteriovenous fistula...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757210/a-man-with-dilated-superficial-abdominal-veins-a-clinical-presentation-of-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
#4
Khalid Hamid Changal, Sheikh Shoaib Altaf, Adnan Raina
BACKGROUND: The clinical presentation of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) varies tremendously depending upon the type of lymphoma and the areas of involvement. NHL can rarely present as an abdominal mass compressing the inferior vena cava. The clinical presentation due to obstruction of inferior vena cava has often been called the inferior vena cava syndrome (IVCS). It can present acutely or chronically. CASE PRESENTATION: A 35-year-old male presented with 3 months history of fever, anorexia, weight loss and abdominal discomfort...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757209/splenic-cysts-analysis-of-16-cases
#5
Hamed Golmohammadzadeh, Ghodratollah Maddah, Yavar Shams Hojjati, Abbas Abdollahi, Hossein Shabahang
BACKGROUND: Splenic cysts are known as rare clinical encounter. Classifying into primary (true) and secondary cysts (pseudocysts), true cysts contain cellular epithelial lining and subdivided into parasitic and non-parasitic cysts. This study aimed to determine the outcome of treatment in patients with splenic cyst. METHODS: All patients with splenic cyst who had been treated in Department of General Surgery of Ghaem and Omid teaching hospitals over a 24-year period were identified...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757208/comparison-of-early-and-late-intravenous-gamma-globulin-treatment-of-kawasaki-disease-on-fever-and-cardiovascular-complications
#6
Iraj Mohammadzadeh, Somayyeh Noei, Kazem Babazadeh, Hassan Zamani, Rahim Barari-Savadkoohi, Reza Alizadeh-Navaei
BACKGROUND: Cardiac involvement was the major leading cause of death in patients with Kawasaki and IVIG administration reduces cardiac complications. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of cardiovascular complications and duration of fever with regard to the time of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) administration of patients with Kawasaki disease. METHODS: This follow-up study was done on all patients with Kawasaki disease who were hospitalized at Amirkola Children's Hospital between 2006 and 2011...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757207/ability-of-serum-c-reactive-protein-and-white-blood-cell-cout-in-predicting-acute-schemic-stroke-a-short-term-follow-up-study
#7
Babak Bakhshayesh-Eghbali, Seyed-Ali Roudbary, Seddigheh Basir Jafari, Seyedeh-Parand Nabizadeh, Naghmeh Naderi-Asrami, Reza Sohrabnejad
BACKGROUND: Stroke is one of the leading causes of mortality and long-term morbidity. The aim of the present study was to determine the ability of baseline serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and white blood cell count (WBC) values in predicting the outcome of acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: This study consisted of patients with first AIS referred to Poursina Hospital, Rasht, Iran. Severity of stroke was determined according to the National Institute of Health (NIH) Stroke Scale at the time of admission...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757206/efficacy-of-alum-for-treatment-of-recurrent-aphthous-stomatitis
#8
Nasrin Rafieian, Hamidreza Abdolsamadi, Aliakbar Moghadamnia, Mina Jazayeri, Mohammadali Seif-Rabiee, Mina Salmanzadeh, Shahrbanoo Radi
BACKGROUND: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is the most common painful ulcers of oral mucosal which can cause many sufferings. Treatment of RAS often includes administration of corticosteroids, analgesics and regulators of the immune system. However, considering the side effects of these medications, even their topical application must be done with caution. Alum is used in traditional medicine for treatment of oral ulcers without significant side effect. This study sought to assess the effect of topical application of alum on aphthous ulcers...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757205/metabolic-syndrome-in-lupus-patients-in-northeast-of-iran-and-their-lifestyle-habits
#9
Mohammad Reza Hatef-Fard, Mina Khodabandeh, Maryam Sahebari, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, Zahra Rezaieyazdi
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematous is an autoimmune disease associated with atherosclerotic manifestations or metabolic disturbance due to inflammation. The aim of this study was to determine frequency of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in SLE compared to healthy controls. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 150 SLE patients and 220 healthy volunteers were enrolled. MetS was diagnosed according to ATPIII criteria. Patients and controls were compared according to prevalence of MetS...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757204/the-effect-of-green-tea-consumption-on-oxidative-stress-markers-and-cognitive-function-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-a-prospective-intervention-study
#10
Horrolein Arab, Soleiman Mahjoub, Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki, Mehdi Moghadasi
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most prevalent degenerative disorder of the brain among elderly individuals. Many studies indicate that oxidative stress is an important pathogenic factor which involves oxidizing macromolecules such as DNA, lipids, and proteins in AD. Green tea is a rich source of antioxidant compounds that can remove radical oxygen species. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of green tea consumption on markers of oxidative stress in AD...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757203/expression-of-estrogen-and-progesterone-receptors-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#11
Mohammad-Reza Jalali-Nadoushan, Reza Amirtouri, Ali Davati, Samaneh Askari, Sepideh Siadati
BACKGROUND: Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), occurs mostly in women and sex hormones may play a role in the pathogenesis and clinical course. The objective of this study was to determine the status and prevalence of estrogen and progesterone receptors in PTC with regard to age, gender, tumor size and lymph node involvement. METHODS: Immunohistochemical stains were performed on 92 tissue blocks of PTC for estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) expression in tumor cells...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757202/evaluation-of-soluble-human-leukocyte-antigen-g-in-peripheral-blood-of-pregnant-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#12
Saeide-Sadat Shobeiri, Saeid Abediankenari, Bahareh Lashtoo-Aghaee, Zahra Rahmani, Bahareh Esmaeili-Gorji
BACKGROUND: Research says that diabetes may develop in over 10% of non-diabetic pregnant women. Diabetes which generally occurs late in second trimester and third trimester of pregnancy, it is called gestational diabetes. Overweight or suffering from obesity before pregnancy is type 2 diabetes risk factor. In most cases, diabetic symptoms disappear after delivery. HLA-G has an important role both in mother and fetus tolerance during pregnancy, it may also be effective in the protection of pancreatic islet cells...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757201/the-effect-of-serum-vitamin-d-normalization-in-preventing-recurrences-of-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-a-case-control-study
#13
Mahboobeh Sheikhzadeh, Yones Lotfi, Abdollah Mousavi, Behzad Heidari, Enyatollah Bakhshi
BACKGROUND: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a condition with recurrent attacks in a significant proportion of patients. The present case- control study was conducted to assess the influence of serum vitamin D normalization on recurrent attacks of vitamin D deficient patients. METHODS: Diagnosis of BPPV was made based on history and clinical examination and exclusion of other conditions. Serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25-OHD) was measured using ELISA method and a levels of < 20 ng/ml was considered a deficiency of vitamin D...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757200/serum-vitamin-d-in-hypertensive-patients-versus-healthy-controls-is-there-an-association
#14
Roghayeh Akbari, Bahram Adelani, Reza Ghadimi
BACKGROUND: Both vitamin D deficiency and hypertension are prevalent in the general population. Several observations indicate an association between vitamin D deficiency and high blood pressure. The present case-control study aimed to compare serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) in hypertensive patients versus healthy controls. METHODS: One hundred patients aged 30-60 years with hypertension (HTN) and 100 healthy controls without history of hypertention were compared regarding serum 25-OHD...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757199/a-five-year-study-on-the-epidemiological-approaches-to-cholera-in-iran
#15
Moharam Mafi, Mohammad Mahdi Goya, Massoud Hajia
BACKGROUND: Cholera is considered a key indicator of social development but still is reported in various cities of Iran. The present study aimed to analyze the available information regarding cholera outbreaks since 2010 in Iran. METHODS: All cases reported to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Ministry of Health and Education who had been confirmed as cholera cases by the Health Reference Laboratory, were entered into this study since 2010. A specific spreadsheet was designed to ensure the safe keeping of the patient records...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757198/determinants-of-pain-in-patients-with-symptomatic-knee-osteoarthritis
#16
Behzad Heidari, Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki, Mansour Babaei
BACKGROUND: Several factors are associated with the development or exacerbation of pain in knee osteoarthritis (KOA). In this study, we reviewed this context based on relevant studies. METHODS: Recent published studies which have addressed the relationship between pain and KOA were summarized. RESULTS: Correlates of the clinical, demographic features, laboratory tests and abnormalities on radiographic as well as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with the knee pain have been discussed...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757197/predictive-ability-of-c-reactive-protein-for-stroke
#17
Alijan Ahmadi-Ahangar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27386070/association-of-cd166-expression-with-clinicopathologic-characteristics-of-colorectal-cancer
#18
Dariush Moslemi, Mohammad Mohammadianpanah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27386069/huge-epithelial-nonparasitic-splenic-cyst-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-treatment-methods
#19
Bahman Farhangi, Arezo Farhangi, Alireza Firouzjahi, Babak Jahed
BACKGROUND: Splenic cysts are rare in all age groups and there are a few reports in the world literature. Primary cysts occur most frequently in children and young adults, comprising around 25% of all nonparasitic splenic cysts. Various techniques are suggested for the treatment of splenic cysts. In this case report, a huge epithelial splenic cyst in a 17-year-old female is presented and different treatment methods of splenic cysts are evaluated. CASE PRESENTATION: A 17-year-old female presented with progressive abdominal mass in left upper quadrant associated with abdominal pain and food intolerance of duration of several months...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27386068/deep-vein-thrombosis-in-a-patient-of-adenomatous-polyposis-coli-treated-successfully-with-aspirin-a-case-report
#20
Neha Agrawal, Tuhin Santra, Arnab Kar, Pradipta Guha, Mita Bar, Apu Adhikary, Sumana Datta
BACKGROUND: Deep vein thrombosis is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. However, its association with adenomatous polyposis coli is extremely rare. Here we present an interesting case of deep vein thrombosis associated with adenomatous polyposis coli. CASE PRESENTATION: A 15 year old female who was having fever and diarrhea for 5 months developed bilateral asymmetric painful swelling of lower limbs for 1 month. Doppler ultrasound of lower limbs revealed presence of thrombosis from inferior vena cava up to popliteal vein...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
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