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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790360/a-systematic-review-study-of-therapeutic-effects-of-matricaria-recuitta-chamomile-chamomile
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REVIEW
Sepide Miraj, Samira Alesaeidi
INTRODUCTION: Matricaria recuitta chamomilla is a plant that grows and is cultivated in some parts of Iran. The aim of this study was to overview the therapeutic effects of this valuable plant. This systematic review was aimed to introduce Matricaria recuitta chamomile, its chemical compounds, and its traditional usages. METHODS: This review article was carried out by searching studies in PubMed, Medline, Web of Science, and IranMedex databases. The initial search strategy identified about 87 references...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790359/reduction-of-dacarbazine-cytogenetic-effects-on-somatic-cells-in-male-mice-using-bee-glue-propolis-to-manifest-the-scientific-miracles-in-the-quran
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Lina Abdul-Fattah Kurdi, Fatimah Aliyan Aljeddani
OBJECTIVE: This study was carried out to investigate the ability of Propolis to ameliorate the adverse cytogenetic effects of Dacarbazine on bone marrow cells. METHODS: In this experimental in vivo study, 18 mice were used, divided into four groups: control group; Propolis-treated group (treated with 50mg/kg Propolis); and Dacarbazine-treated group (treated with 3.5mg/kg Dacarbazine). The fourth, fifth, and sixth were treated with Dacarbazine and Propolis as pre 2h, post 2h, and concomitant treatment...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790358/study-of-fruit-and-vegetable-intake-in-breast-cancer-patients-in-the-city-of-sabzevar
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Akram Kooshki, Manidgeh Yousefi Moghaddam, Roya Akbarzadeh
INTRODUCTION: Diet is one of the most important modifiable risk factors for prevention and control of chronic diseases, including breast cancer. This study aimed to determine the fruit and vegetable intake in women with cancer breast in Sabzevar. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 125 women with breast cancer in Sabzevar in 2011. Census sampling was done on volunteers in a visiting home and suspected women referred to the mammography, ultrasound, and radiology clinic in the Sabzevar center for breast cancer...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790357/hematological-and-liver-toxicity-of-anti-tuberculosis-drugs
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Maryam-Sadat Mirlohi, Alireza Ekrami, Saeed Shirali, Mehdi Ghobeishavi, Fatemeh Pourmotahari
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major global health problem, and anti-tuberculosis drugs can cause severe adverse reactions. The aim of this study was to determine hematological and biochemical changes and associated risk factors in smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients undergoing treatment with standard protocols. METHODS: In a descriptive study, a total of 40 tuberculosis patients aged between 15-60 years were collected from hospitals in Khuzestan Province (Iran) from March 2013 to March 2014...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790356/moderate-hypothermia-and-its-effects-in-reducing-the-applied-dose-of-anesthetics-for-patients-with-opium-dependence-in-cardiac-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Reza Jalaian Taghadomi, Ebrahim Golmakani, Kambiz Alizadeh, Behrooz Mottahedi, Ali Rahdari, Shima Sheybani
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of patients addicted to opium are experiencing awareness during coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) as a result of tolerance to anesthetics. OBJECTIVES: This research was primarily intended to determine the potential diminishing effects of moderate hypothermia on anesthetic dosage and recall of anesthesia during the procedure. METHODS: In this double-blind randomized controlled trial, a total of 80 CABG candidates with known addiction to opium were divided into two groups: one normothermic (N) and the other moderately hypothermic (H), both undergoing induction as well as close monitoring from September 2014 to January 2016...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790355/factors-affecting-quality-of-emergency-service-in-iran-s-military-hospitals-a-qualitative-study
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Rouhollah Zaboli, Mohamad Shokri, Maryam Seyed Javadi, Ehsan Teymourzadeh, Ahmad Ameryoun
INTRODUCTION: Quality is a key factor for the success of any organization. Moreover, accessing quality in the emergency department is highly significant due to the sensitive and complex role of this department in hospitals as well as the healthcare and medical treatment system. This study aimed to identify, from the perspective of medical experts and nurses serving in the military health and medical treatment system, the factors that affect the quality of emergency service provided in selected military hospitals in Iran...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790354/assosiation-of-epicardial-and-pericardial-fat-thickness-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Fereshteh Ghaderi, Ali Eshraghi, Alireza Sepehri Shamloo, Sareh Mousavi
INTRODUCTION: Visceral adipose tissue is a known important risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). While some studies have suggested relationship between epicardial fat thickness (EFT) and CAD, there are no adequate studies for pericardial fat thickness (PFT). The aim of this study was to determine the association of EFT and PFT with CAD. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on patients who were candidates for elective coronary artery angiography, referred to Emam Reza Hospital, Mashhad, Iran during Jan 2014-2016...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790353/does-hypothyroidism-affect-post-operative-outcome-of-patients-undergoing-carpal-tunnel-release
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Sharareh Roshanzamir, Sahameddin Mortazavi, Alireza Dabbaghmanesh
INTRODUCTION: Risk factors associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome include repetitive use of hand and wrist, advanced age, obesity, pregnancy, diabetes mellitus and thyroid disease. Decompression of the median nerve is the last treatment of choice usually indicated when negative results to conservative treatments remain for three months. In this study, we aimed to find out whether hypothyroid patients would respond to CTS surgical decompression differently in comparison to healthy individuals...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790352/effects-of-fenton-reaction-on-human-serum-albumin-an-in-vitro-study
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Meysam Khosravifarsani, Ali Shabestani Monfared, Mahdi Pouramir, Ebrahim Zabihi
INTRODUCTION: Human serum albumin (HSA) is a critical protein in human blood plasma, which can be highly damaged by oxidative stress. The aim of this study was to analyze modifications of this protein after oxidation using a Fenton system. METHODS: In this 2015 experiment, different ratios of Fenton reagent (Fe2+/H2O2) was incubated with one concentration of human serum albumin (1mg/ml). Hence, HSA was incubated 30 min with various combinations of a Fenton system and quantified oxidation products such as carbonyl groups, fragmentations, degradations, and oxidized free thiol group using reliable techniques...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790351/predictors-of-prenatal-empowerment-among-iranian-pregnant-women
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Narjes Sadat Borghei, Ali Taghipour, Robab Latifnejad Roudsari, Afsaneh Keramat, Hadi Jabbari Noghabi
INTRODUCTION: Considering that empowering expectant mothers is an important issue to maintain a healthy pregnancy, this study was conducted to evaluate the predictors of empowerment among Iranian pregnant women. METHODS: This cross sectional study was conducted in Golestan, North of Iran in 2015. A total number of 161 pregnant women were selected through random cluster sampling from urban health centers, using PASS software. The socio-political, educational, and mental-financial predictors of empowerment were measured using a self-structured questionnaire during pregnancy and was analyzed by a linear regression model using SPSS version 16...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790350/adherence-to-treatment-in-patients-with-open-angle-glaucoma-and-its-related-factors
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Tayebeh Movahedinejad, Mohsen Adib-Hajbaghery
INTRODUCTION: Lack of adherence to medical treatments typically lead to burdensome consequences such as progressive visual impairment, blindness, and disabilities. This study aimed to determine the adherence to medication in patients with open-angle glaucoma and related factors in patients referred to the Matini Ophthalmology Hospital in Kashan, Iran. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted from 23 July 2015 to 20 January 2016 on all patients with open-angle glaucoma referred to the Matini Ophthalmology Hospital in Kashan, Iran...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790349/diagnostic-accuracy-of-emergency-performed-focused-assessment-with-sonography-for-trauma-fast-in-blunt-abdominal-trauma
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Hamed Basir Ghafouri, Morteza Zare, Azam Bazrafshan, Ehsan Modirian, Shervin Farahmand, Niloofar Abazarian
INTRODUCTION: Intra-abdominal hemorrhage due to blunt abdominal trauma is a major cause of trauma-related mortality. Therefore, any action taken for facilitating the diagnosis of intra-abdominal hemorrhage could save the lives of patients more effectively. The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) performed by emergency physicians. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study from February 2011 to January 2012 at 7(th) Tir Hospital in Tehran (Iran), 120 patients with abdominal blunt trauma were chosen and evaluated for abdominal fluid...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790348/technological-feasibility-of-a-nursing-clinical-information-system
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Fatemeh Rangraz Jeddi, Mohsen Adib Hajbaghery, Hossein Akbari, Soheila Esmaili
INTRODUCTION: A successful implementation of an information system is impossible without sufficient knowledge of available technical resources of an institute. The aim of this study was to determine technical feasibility of a nursing clinical information system (NCIS) in Mazandaran province, Iran, 2015. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in three steps. In the first step, a data gathering tool was developed through an unsystematic literature review...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790347/comparison-quality-of-health-services-between-public-and-private-providers-the-iranian-people-s-perspective
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Mehran Alijanzadeh, Seyed Ali Moosaniaye Zare, Roya Rajaee, Seyed Mohammad Ali Mousavi Fard, Saeed Asefzadeh, Mahnaz Alijanzadeh, Soheyla Gholami
INTRODUCTION: Health services quality has been the most important criteria of judging, and its improvement causes people's satisfaction of health systems. In a health system, public and private sectors provide services and typically have been effective in promoting health services quality of community. The aim of this study was to compare the quality of health services in both public and private sectors from the perspective of residents in Qazvin (Iran). METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2014...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790346/factors-associated-with-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-hospitalized-preterm-infants-in-sanandaj-iran
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Majid Mansouri, Sirous Hemmatpour, Fouzieh Sedighiani, Mojgan Ghamari, Delnia Chavoshi
INTRODUCTION: In the near future, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) will be the most significant cause of blindness in upper and middle-income countries. Due to the increasing survival chances for premature and low birth weight infants and the importance of the diagnosis and treatment of ROP, this study was aimed at determining the prevalence of ROP and its related factors in Sanandaj, Iran, in 2014. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed on 47 preterm infants, weighing less than 2000 g or with a gestational age of less than of 34 weeks...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790345/job-burnout-job-satisfaction-and-related-factors-among-health-care-workers-in-golestan-province-iran
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Mohammad Javad Kabir, Alireza Heidari, Koorosh Etemad, Ashrafi Babazadeh Gashti, Nahid Jafari, Mohammad Reza Honarvar, Mohammad Ariaee, Mansureh Lotfi
INTRODUCTION: Burnout causes physical and emotional tireness, job dissatisfaction, resulting in reduced efficiency and a feeling of alienation from colleagues. Also, job satisfaction has a major impact on job-related behaviors, such as turnover intention, absenteeism, and job performance. The aim of this study was to determine job burnout, job satisfaction rate, and related factors among health care workers in Golestan Province in Iran. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted with 1,141 health workers in Golestan Province in northern Iran...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790344/factors-associated-with-preterm-labor-in-hormozgan-province-in-2013
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Nasibeh Roozbeh, Soheila Moradi, Shirin Soltani, Fatemeh Zolfizadeh, Mehdi Tadris Hasani, Asiyeh Pormehr Yabandeh
INTRODUCTION: Preterm labor is the main cause of infants' death, and the main reason for undesirable consequences of pregnancy which still occur in some births, despite all of the interventions in this regard. The aim of this study was to evaluate every preterm birth and determine its maternal risk factors in Hormozgan province in 2013. METHODS: This case-control study was conducted in 2013 on the health and hospital records of 735 pregnant mothers with preterm labor (20-37 weeks) which were located in Bandar Abbas in southeast Iran...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790343/approaches-in-health-human-resource-forecasting-a-roadmap-for-improvement
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REVIEW
Sima Rafiei, Rafat Mohebbifar, Fariba Hashemi, Mohammad Ranjbar Ezzatabadi, Fereshteh Farzianpour
INTRODUCTION: Forecasting the demand and supply of health manpower in an accurate manner makes appropriate planning possible. The aim of this paper was to review approaches and methods for health manpower forecasting and consequently propose the features that improve the effectiveness of this important process of health manpower planning. METHODS: A literature review was conducted for studies published in English from 1990-2014 using Pub Med, Science Direct, Pro Quest, and Google Scholar databases...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790342/meanings-of-health-for-iranian-diabetic-patients-a-qualitative-study
#19
Golrokh Moridi, Sina Valiee, Alireza Nikbakht Nasrabadi, Golnaz Esmaeil Nasab, Shahnaz Khaledi
INTRODUCTION: Health is an exclusive and subjective phenomenon, and one of the most important situations with regard to perception of health, arises when patients suffer from a chronic disease. This study was conducted within the qualitative research framework and aimed to explore the meanings of health as perceived by a group of Iranian diabetic patients. METHODS: A descriptive qualitative analysis design was used. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with 20 participants among diabetic patients, who were admitted to the diabetes care centre of Tohid Hospital of the Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran during a ten-month period in 2014...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790341/anti-cyclic-citrullinated-peptide-antibodies-in-children-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#20
Mohamed Hamooda, Hala Fouad, Nermeen Galal, Nadia Sewelam, Dina Megahed
AIM: The purpose of present study was to access the prevalence of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies in children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), and to investigate the clinical significance and diagnostic value of the anti-CCP antibodies in correlation with age, sex & activity. METHODS: This case-control study was performed on 50 patients with JIA in addition to 40 sex and age-matched children as a control group. The participants were recruited from rheumatology Outpatient Clinic of Cairo University Specialized Pediatric Hospital...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
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