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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387329/a-new-delivery-model-to-increase-adherence-to-methadone-maintenance-treatment
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Saeid Komasi, Mozhgan Saeidi, Payam Sariaslani, Ali Soroush
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387328/sarcoidosis-and-spondyloarthritis-a-coincidence-or-common-etiopathogenesis
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Hamdi Wafa, Miladi Saoussen, Kaffel Dhia, Zouch Imen, Kchir Mohamed Montacer
Background: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease. Co-existence with spondyloarthritis (SA) has been more described as an adverse effect of anti-TNF α therapy than an association. We report herein a case of a typical sarcoidosis confirmed by histological proofs and an advanced SA with a bamboo column. Case Presentation: A 48-years-old woman presented with inflammatory back pain for 5 years and ankle swelling for 1 year. On physical examination, she had an exaggerated dorsal kyphosis and disappearance of lumbar lordosis with limitation in motion of the cervical and lumbar spine...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387327/association-of-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-case-report
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Mahsa Arzani, Hamed Rezaei, Abdorreza Naser Moghadasi
Background: The association of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) with other neurological disorders is uncommon. Case presentation: We report a 25-year-old female with LGMD who suffered from slowly progressive proximal muscular weakness and atrophy since she was 12 years of age. The patient recently presented with acute loss of left side visual acuity. After evaluation, findings were suggestive of multiple sclerosis. Conclusions: This is the first report of LGMD in association with MS...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387326/performance-of-electrophysiologic-study-in-an-asymptomatic-patient-with-type-2-intermittent-brugada-syndrome-to-do-or-not-to-do
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Kaveh Hosseini, Mansour Jahangiri, Ali Vasheghani Farahani
Background: Brugada syndrome (BrS) is an inherited channelopathy, which is associated with sudden cardiac death due to rapid polymorphic VT or VF. There is no definite consensus regarding the management of asymptomatic patients. Some experts advocate close follow-up; others propose the programmed stimulation for risk stratification. We aimed to evaluate the benefit of complete atrial and ventricular stimulation in patients with BrS and palpitation. Case Presentation: A 30-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of a family history of sudden cardiac death (SCD) at age less than 45 years...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387325/stimulant-use-in-medical-students-and-residents-requires-more-careful-attention
#5
Golnaz Fallah, Sussan Moudi, Angela Hamidia, Ali Bijani
Background: Stimulant pharmaceuticals are abused among academic students to elevate mood, improve studying, intellectual capacity, memory and concentration, and increase wakefulness. This study was designed to evaluate the current situation of stimulant use among medical students and residents of Babol University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 560 medical students and clinical residents of Babol University of Medical Sciences during the academic year 2014-2015...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387324/development-and-validation-of-a-semi-quantitative-food-frequency-questionnaire-among-older-people-in-north-of-iran
#6
Ali Bijani, Haleh Esmaili, Reza Ghadimi, Atekeh Babazadeh, Reyhaneh Rezaei, Robert G Cumming, Seyed Reza Hosseini
Background: The study was conducted to assess reliability of modified semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (SQFFQ) as a part of the Amirkola Health and Aging Project (AHAP). Methods: The study was carried out in a sample of 200 men and women aged 60 years and older. A 138-item SQFFQ and two 24-hour dietary recalls were completed. The reliability of SQFFQ was evaluated by comparing eighteen food groups, energy and nutrient intakes derived from both methods using Spearman and Pearson's correlation coefficients for food groups and nutrients, respectively...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387323/tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-adiponectin-and-their-ratio-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Ali Khosrowbeygi, Mohammad Reza Rezvanfar, Hassan Ahmadvand
Background: It has been suggested that inflammation might be implicated in the gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) complications, including insulin resistance. The aims of the current study were to explore maternal circulating values of TNF-α, adiponectin and the adiponectin/TNF-α ratio in women with GDM compared with normal pregnancy and their relationships with metabolic syndrome biomarkers. Methods: Forty women with GDM and 40 normal pregnant women were included in the study...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387322/bcr-abl-fusion-genes-and-laboratory-findings-in-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-northeast-iran
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Hossein Ayatollahi, Mohammad Reza Keramati, Abbas Shirdel, Mohammad Mehdi Kooshyar, Majid Raiszadeh, Sepideh Shakeri, Mohammad Hadi Sadeghian
Background: A specific chromosomal abnormality, the Philadelphia chromosome (BCR-ABL fusion), is present in all patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). The b2a2 and b3a2 fusion mRNAs encode p210 fusion protein p210 and e1a2 encode p190. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of BCR-ABL fusion transcript variants in Northeast of Iranian CML patients and to compare the laboratory results of our patients. Methods: This study was conducted in 85 peripheral blood and bone marrow samples of CML patients...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387321/fecal-calprotectin-level-in-patients-with-ibd-and-noninflammatory-disease-of-colon-a-study-in-babol-northern-iran
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Majid Sharbatdaran, Amin Holaku, Mehrdad Kashifard, Ali Bijani, Alireza Firozjahi, Akram Hosseini, Sepideh Siadati
Background: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic disease with a relapsing course of inflammation in the digestive system. Endoscopy and histopathology are the golden standard methods for detection and assessment of IBD. A distinct increase of fecal calprotectin level can be a useful marker for the diagnosis of IBD. The aim of this study was to evaluate the fecal calprotectin level in patients with IBD and without inflammatory diseases of the colon. Methods: Calprotectin levels of patients referred to the Ayatollah Rouhani Hospital of Babol, northern Iran with clinical symptoms of colon disease were evaluated...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387320/relationship-between-%C3%AE-thalassemia-minor-and-helicobacter-pylori-infection
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Mohammad Zamani, Amin Vahedi, Ahmad Tamaddoni, Ali Bijani, Mojgan Bagherzade, Javad Shokri-Shirvani
Background: Until now, no study has been reported investigating the association between β-thalassemia minor and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. This study was designed to compare H. pylori infection rate between β-thalassemia minor patients and healthy controls. Methods: A number of 100 β-thalassemia minor patients (50 males, 50 females) and 100 gender-matched healthy controls were prospectively recruited in this study in a period of 3 months. The study population consisted of the people who referred to a health center in Babol, North of Iran, for premarital counseling...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387319/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-two-different-doses-of-caffeine-in-respiratory-function-of-preterm-infants
#11
Fatemeh Faramarzi, Mohammadreza Shiran, Mohammadreza Rafati, Roya Farhadi, Ebrahim Salehifar, Maryam Nakhshab
Background: Caffeine is widely used for prevention of apnea and helps successful extubation from mechanical ventilation. It facilitates the transition from invasive to noninvasive support and reduces duration of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in preterm infants. The optimum caffeine dose in preterm infants has not been well-studied in terms of benefits and risks. We compared efficacy and safety of once versus twice-daily caffeine dose in premature infants. Methods: This study was a randomized clinical trial conducted in Bu-Ali Sina Teaching Hospital, Sari...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387318/acupuncture-for-chronic-nonpulsatile-tinnitus-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Bahram Naderinabi, Soheil Soltanipour, Shadman Nemati, Alia Saberi, Sepideh Parastesh
Background: There is challenge to find an effective treatment for tinnitus. Few studies were done on the effects of acupuncture on tinnitus. This study evaluated the effect of acupuncture on chronic non-pulsatile tinnitus. Methods: This randomized double-blind clinical trial was conducted from December 2014 to September 2015 . Patients suffering from chronic non-pulsatile tinnitus were randomly allocated into two groups: acupuncture vs. placebo. They were treated in 15 sessions and at the end of the fifteenth sessions and 3 weeks after completion of the treatment, visual analog scale (VAS) for tinnitus loudness and tinnitus severity index (TSI) questionnaires were completed...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387317/analgesic-effects-of-lidocaine-ketorolac-compared-to-lidocaine-alone-for-intravenous-regional-anesthesia
#13
Shahram Seyfi, Nadia Banihashem, Ali Bijani, Karimollah Hajian-Taliki, Mohsen Daghmehchi
Background: Intravenous regional anesthesia is a simple and reliable method for upper extremity surgery. In order to increase the quality of blocks and reduce the amount of pain, many drugs are used with lidocaine. In this study, the effect of ketorolac-lidocaine in intravenous regional anesthesia was investigated. Methods: 40 patients undergoing elective upper limb with America Society of Anesthesiologists class I and II were selected and randomly divided into two groups...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387316/anti-coagulation-therapy-following-coronary-endarterectomy-in-patient-with-coronary-artery-bypass-graft
#14
Hamdi Reza Vafaey, Mohammad Taghi Salehi Omran, Sadaf Abbaspour, Nadia Banihashem, Ghassem Faghanzadeh Ganji
Background: Since there is a lack of research on postoperative anticoagulation protocol in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) / coronary endarterectomy (CE), we recommend a new protocol for anticoagulation in these patients. Methods: In this double-blind randomized clinical trial study, 52 patients undergoing CABG / CE entered the study and were divided into two groups. In group 1, the patients were given warfarin(international normalized ratio (INR) between 2-3) together with 80 mg aspirin daily for 3 months...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387315/risk-factors-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-among-blood-donors-in-duhok-city-kurdistan-region-iraq
#15
Nawfal R Hussein
Background: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a public health problem. The lack of information about the seroprevalence and risk factors is an obstacle for preventive public health plans to reduce the burden of viral hepatitis. Therefore, this study was conducted in Iraq, where no studies had been performed to determine the prevalence and risk factors of HBV infection. Methods: Blood samples were collected form 438 blood donors attending blood bank in Duhok city...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387314/trends-in-epidemiology-of-hepatitis-b-and-c-infections-in-ilam-province-national-notifiable-diseases-surveillance-system-data
#16
Salman Khazaei, Manoochehr Karami, Erfan Ayubi, Abolfazl Mohammadbeigi, Azim Hasanbeigi, Kamyar Mansori, Mohammad Reza Mir-Shekar
Background: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections are the main causes of severe liver failure worldwide. This study was conducted to evaluate the incidence rate and trend of these infections over six successive years from 2008 to 2013 in Ilam Province, western Iran. Methods: We studied the registered data of HBV and HCV based on the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System in Ilam Province from 2008 to 2013. Incidence rate per 100,000 populations was estimated for HBV and HCV infections through location, years and age groups of patients...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387313/a-systematic-review-on-reminder-systems-in-physical-therapy
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REVIEW
Majid Jangi, Cesar Ferandez-de-Las-Penas, Mahmoud Tara, Fateme Moghbeli, Fariba Ghaderi, Khodabakhsh Javanshir
Background: The main goal of physical therapy is to help the patient gain a better health status. Several studies have investigated the use of reminders to prevent such failures on the patients' side. This article presents a systematic review of the literature concerning reminders in physical therapy. Methods: Databases were searched until May 2017 and literatures were found from April 1992 until 2017. The literature recruitment strategy was based on applying several keywords and Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) combination running against title and abstract, including concepts such as reminder, physical therapy...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387312/digesters-in-traditional-persian-medicine
#18
REVIEW
Zeinab Mahmoudpour, Hoda Shirafkan, Morteza Mojahedi, Narjes Gorji, Seyyed Ali Mozaffarpur
Background: Functional gastrointestinal diseases are common in general populations and comprise more than 40% visits to gastroenterologists. Treatment options of gastrointestinal diseases have been limited. There are a few medications for functional gastrointestinal diseases and some of medications are not available in the market or in the place where the patient lives. Traditional Persian medicine (TPM) is a branch of alternative and traditional medicine based on individual viewpoint and humoral theory, focuses on lifestyle modification and uses natural products to manage the patients...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201329/internet-based-support-system-and-rehabilitation-of-drug-users-under-maintenance-treatment
#19
Saeid Komasi, Mozhgan Saeidi, Ali Soroush
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201328/hughes-stovin-syndrome-revealing-the-presence-of-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
#20
Melek Kechida, Sondes Yaacoubi, Ahmed Zrig, Walid Jomaa, Rim Klii, Sonia Hammami, Ines Khochtali
Background: Hughes-Stovin Syndrome (HSS) is a rare clinical disorder characterized by deep venous thrombosis and multiple pulmonary and/or bronchial aneurysms. Aneurysms in systemic circulation can also be seen. Case presentation: We report the first case of HSS with aortic aneurysm in a 55-year-old man who initially presented with deep venous thrombosis. The diagnosis of HSS revealing Behçet's disease was made given the history of recurrent oral and genital ulcers...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
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