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Mohsen Shafipoor, Arda Kiani, Kambiz Sheikhy, Atefeh Abedini, Majid Golestani Eraghi
Echinococcosis or hydatid disease is a helminthic infection caused by larvae of tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. While the cysts can involve all organs, liver is the most common site of infection and the lungs are the second most commonly involved organ in young adults. In addition to endemic areas its incidence is growing all around the world due to the ease of transcontinental travel. Disease presentation varies and usually is due to mass effect or dysfunction of the involved organ and surgical resection is the recommended treatment...
2016: Tanaffos
Neda Behzadnia, Babak Sharif Kashani, Arda Kiani, Atefe Abedini, Seyed Reza Seyedi, Hossein Zargham Ahmadi, Farah Naghash Zadeh, Atefeh Fakharian
Thrombosis is a life threatening complications of prosthetic mitral valves and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Even in presence of systemic anticoagulation prosthetic valve thrombosis has an incidence of 0.5% to 8%. Recurrent prosthetic valve thrombosis and the resulting thrombotic occlusion require re-establishment of blood flow across the valve. While surgical repair is considered the classic first line treatment option for prosthetic valve thrombosis, intravenous thrombolysis has emerged as an acceptable alternative for the first episode of prosthetic valve thrombosis...
2016: Tanaffos
Afshin Mohammad Alizadeh, Rehyhaneh Kabiri Movahed, Mona Mohammadnia
BACKGROUND: Infectious diseases are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. The aim of this study was to compare the results of blood culture employing the conventional and BACTEC methods for detection of bacterial infection in Taleghani Hospital, Tehran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a descriptive study carried out for 3 months (March 2014-May 2014) on 272 inpatients. Their blood culture results were analyzed using the two methods (BACTEC and conventional)...
2016: Tanaffos
Mashallah Aghilinejad, Elaheh Kabir-Mokamelkhah, Mohammad Hassan Nassiri-Kashani, Amir Bahrami-Ahmadi, Atefeh Dehghani
BACKGROUND: Workers in shipyard companies are exposed to different respiratory hazards. The present case-control study was designed to evaluate pulmonary function tests and respiratory symptoms among shipyard workers in Asaluyeh city in Southwest Iran. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Between March and October 2015 we recruited participants from two separate populations: shipyard workers as cases and office workers from the same shipyard company, who are not exposed to the same respiratory hazards, as controls...
2016: Tanaffos
Khadijeh Nasiriani, Fakhri Torki, Mohammad Hossein Jarahzadeh, Fahimeh Rashidi Maybodi
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common nosocomial infection, which results in longer hospitalization, increased treatment costs, and higher mortality rates. One major cause of VAP is colonization and microaspiration of oropharyngeal secretions following the formation of dental plaque, which is due to poor oral hygiene and failure to mechanically remove these microorganisms from the teeth. This study was conducted to determine the effect of brushing teeth with distilled water on the incidence of VAP in patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU)...
2016: Tanaffos
Vahan Moradians, Alireza Rahimi, Seyed Ali Javad Moosavi, Fateme Sadat Sahebkar Khorasani, Ali Mazaherinejad, Masoud Mortezazade, Hanieh Raji
BACKGROUND: There are not many studies about the effects of physical activity on pulmonary function in normal population. However, it seems that strengthening and persevering respiratory muscles is an effective technique for improving pulmonary function. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the effects of eight-week aerobic, resistance, and interval exercise routines on respiratory parameters in non-athlete women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six non-athlete women between 18-25 years old participated in this prospective quasi-experimental trial...
2016: Tanaffos
Seyed Mohammadreza Hashemian, Hamidreza Jamaati, Behrooz Farzanegan Bidgoli, Farin Rashid Farrokhi, Majid Malekmohammad, Sepehr Roozdar, Seyed Amir Mohajerani, Ahmad Bagheri, Golnar Radmnand, Behzad Hatami, Mandana Chitsazan
BACKGROUND: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is an unsolved clinical problem in critical care patients with a high mortality rate, increasing incidence, and no definitive therapy. We studied the incidence, risk factors, and mortality associated with AKI in ICU patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a prospective study, patient demographics, reason for hospitalization, reason for ICU admission, Length of ICU stay, laboratory data, and Vital signs were recorded in prepared forms during the ICU stay...
2016: Tanaffos
Sasan Tavana, Samaneh Mirzaei
BACKGROUND: There is evidence of musculoskeletal and respiratory involvement in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This is attributed to protein calorie imbalance that is caused by the disease process, and hemodialysis and is generally referred to as uremic myopathy. This results in calcification of respiratory muscles such as diaphragm and intercostal muscles. There are limited data about respiratory muscle strength in patients with CKD. We intended to evaluate the effect of kidney transplantation on respiratory muscles strength in patients with CKD...
2016: Tanaffos
Amin Torabipour, Ashrafalsadat Hakim, Kambiz Ahmadi Angali, Marzieh Dolatshah, Maryam Yusofzadeh
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common disease with important healthcare, social, and economic consequences. The aim of this study was to analyze the costs of hospitalizing patients with COPD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this state-level cross-sectional study, data from 165 COPD patients who had presented to our hospital between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2013 were reviewed retrospectively. Patients were eligible for inclusion if they had a diagnosis of COPD [international classification of diseases-10 (ICD-10) code J44]...
2016: Tanaffos
Moein Foroughi, Hossein Razavi, Majid Malekmohammad, Parisa Adimi Naghan, Hamidreza Jamaati
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder associated with major comorbidities. It is estimated that 5-35% of the adult population in Iran are at high risk for OSA. This review article is designed to assist sleep medicine specialists as well as general practitioners in Iran to screen for OSA. It summarizes empirical data for diagnosing OSA including history taking, physical examination, diagnostic testing, and diagnostic criteria with regards to existing sleep medicine centers and availability of diagnostic tests in Iran...
2016: Tanaffos
Pardis Ghafarian, Hamidreza Jamaati, Seyed Mohammadreza Hashemian
Input impedance of the respiratory system is measured by forced oscillation technique (FOT). Multiple prior studies have attempted to match the electromechanical models of the respiratory system to impedance data. Since the mechanical behavior of airways and the respiratory system as a whole are similar to an electrical circuit in a combination of series and parallel formats some theories were introduced according to this issue. It should be noted that, the number of elements used in these models might be less than those required due to the complexity of the pulmonary-chest wall anatomy...
2016: Tanaffos
Samira Aouadi, Asma Sebai, Houda Gharsalli, Hazem Zribi, Henda Neji, Sonia MaĆ¢lej, Leila Douik El Gharbi
Rupture of thoracic aortic aneurysm is a life threatening condition. Rupture in the right pleural cavity is extremely rare. We report the case of an 80-year-old man with a spontaneous right hemothorax. Diagnosis was made by computed tomography (CT) scan. He was managed with chest tube and stabilization. The patient died before any surgical intervention. We report this case to emphasize that rupture of aortic aneurysm should be considered in the evaluation of spontaneous hemothorax even if it is right-sided particularly in the elderly...
2016: Tanaffos
Shervin Shokouhi, Shabnam Tehrani, Marjan Hemmatian
UNLABELLED: Penicillium notatum is a fungus that widely exists in the environment and is often non-pathogenic to humans. However, in immunocompromised hosts it may be recognized as a cause of systemic mycosis. A 44-year-old man with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) was admitted to our hospital with fever and neutropenia. Due to no improvement after initial treatment, he underwent bronchoscopy. The patient was found to have P. notatum and Pneumocystis jiroveci infection, and therefore was given voriconazole, primaquine and clindamycin...
2016: Tanaffos
Shadi Baniasadi, Shokoufeh Baradaran Shokouhi, Payam Tabarsi, Maryam Alehashem, Hossein Khalili, Fanak Fahimi, Seyed Alireza Nadji
BACKGROUND: Hypersensitivity reaction (HSR) is a major adverse effect of abacavir (ABC), which occurs in 5-8% of Caucasians. The relationship between Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) and ABC HSR has been reported in various populations. It has been proposed to administer ABC only to HLA-B*5701 negative patients to avoid this reaction. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of HLA-B*5701 in Iranian HIV positive patients. We also sought to find the relationship between this allele with ABC HSR in patients who received the medication...
2016: Tanaffos
Mehdi Mirsaeidi, Esmaeil Mortaz, Hesham R Omar, Enrico M Camporesi, Nadera Sweiss
BACKGROUND: The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has emerged as a new marker of inflammation associated with the severity of several respiratory and cardiac diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated whether the degree of systemic inflammation in sarcoidosis patients as measured by the NLR is associated with pulmonary hypertension (PH). RESULTS: A NLR > 3.5 occurred with a significantly higher frequency in sarcoidosis patients with PH (50% vs...
2016: Tanaffos
Mehdi Kazempour-Dizaji, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Payam Tabarsi, Farid Zayeri
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic bacterial disease, which despite the presence of effective drug strategies, still remains a serious health problem worldwide. Estimation of survival rate is an appropriate indicator for prognosis in patients with pulmonary TB. Therefore, this research was designed with the aim of accurate estimation of the survival of patients by taking both the death event and relapse into consideration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Based on a retrospective cohort study, information of 2,299 patients with pulmonary TB that had been referred to and treated in Masih Daneshvari Hospital from 2005 to 2015 was reviewed...
2016: Tanaffos
Rojan Radpay, Mahtab Poor Zamany Nejat Kermany, Badiozaman Radpay
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is very common among chronically hospitalized patients, especially those in the intensive care unit (ICU). Identifying the patients at risk and providing suitable nutritional support can prevent and/or overcome malnutrition in them. Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and partial parenteral nutrition (PPN) are two common routes to deliver nutrition to hospitalized patients. We conducted a multicenter, prospective double blind randomized controlled trial to evaluate the benefits and compare their adverse effects of each method...
2016: Tanaffos
Shahla Afsharpaiman, Ehsan Shahverdi, Encieh Vahedi, Hossein Aqaee
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition in adults. In most cases, first-line therapy includes treatment with positive airway pressure devices. However, because of discomfort, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) compliance is often poor. To determine the willingness of patients to use CPAP device, the relationship of demographic and polysomnographic variables with tolerance and the willingness to use CPAP, was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 120 OSA patients who were treated with CPAP in Baqiyatallah Hospital, Tehran, Iran, were selected by convenience sampling...
2016: Tanaffos
Mahshid Aryanpur, Mohammad Reza Masjedi, Esmaeil Mortaz, Mostafa Hosseini, Hmidreza Jamaati, Payam Tabarsi, Hamid Soori, Gholam Reza Heydari, Mehdi Kazempour-Dizaji, Habib Emami, Alireza Mozafarian
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown that smoking, as a modifiable risk factor, can affect tuberculosis (TB) in different aspects such as enhancing development of TB infection, activation of latent TB and its related mortality. Since willingness to quit smoking is a critical stage, which may lead to quit attempts, being aware of smokers' intention to quit and the related predictors can provide considerable advantages. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, subjects were recruited via a multi-stage cluster sampling method...
2016: Tanaffos
Mohammad Esmayil Hejazi, Afsaneh Shafiifar, Siminozar Mashayekhi, Mohammadreza Sattari
BACKGROUND: The frequent use of corticosteroid inhalers (CSIs), especially at higher doses, has been accompanied by concern about both systemic and local adverse reactions. The local adverse reactions of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) are considered to constitute infrequent and minor problems. However, while not usually serious, these local adverse reactions are of clinical importance. This study assessed the prevalence of local adverse reactions, their clinical features, role of inhaler devices and current measures that have been suggested to prevent the problem...
2016: Tanaffos
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