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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038727/left-ventricular-torsional-parameters-before-and-after-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-a-velocity-vector-imaging-study
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Zahra Ojaghi-Haghighi, Bahram Mohebbi, Hasan Moladoust, Majid Haghjoo, Azin Alizadehasl, Maryam Esmaeilzadeh, Sevil Aghapour, Hooman Bakhshandeh, Maryam Ardeshiri, Masoumeh Hamidian
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Effects of atrial fibrillation (AF) and its ablative treatment on LV torsion have not yet been fully investigated. This study aimed to examine whether AF patterns of LV contraction and its ablative correction can exert a significant impact on LV torsion by velocity vector imaging (VVI). METHODS: This case-control study conducted in Rajaie Cardiovascular, Medical and Research Center between October 2012 and June 2013. Study participants were 30 consecutive patients with symptomatic paroxysmal AF who met the inclusion criteria...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038726/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-toward-prevention-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-among-medical-students-at-northern-border-university-arar-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
#2
Mohammed Ali Alhowaish, Jawaher Ali Alhowaish, Yasser Hamoud Alanazi, Muharib Mana Alshammari, Mushref Saeid Alshammari, Nasser Ghadeer Alshamari, Abdulaziz Sael Alshammari, Meshael Kareem Almutairi, Sultan Abdullah Algarni
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Health care workers' risk of occupational exposure to HBV is a chief concern, particularly with young students in the health profession. This study was carried out to assess the knowledge regarding symptoms, risk factors and prevention of hepatitis B virus infection among medical students. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out from November 01, 2016 to May 30, 2017 on medical students at the Northern Border University (Arar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038725/caregiving-burden-of-children-with-chronic-diseases
#3
Pegah Piran, Zahra Khademi, Narges Tayari, Nafise Mansouri
BACKGROUND: The care demands of children with chronic diseases can affect caregivers' health by imposing caregiving burden to them. The health status of caregivers plays a vital role in the quality of care provided to such children and in their quality of life. OBJECTIVE: To determine caregiving burden in caregivers and to identify relevant influential factors. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, a total number of 249 caregivers of children with chronic diseases who referred to hospitalization and ambulatory departments of Bandar Abbas, Iran in 2016 were selected using convenience sampling method...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038724/idiopathic-granulomatous-mastitis-dilemmas-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
#4
Rahim Mahmodlou, Niloofar Dadkhah, Fariba Abbasi, Jafar Nasiri, Rohollah Valizadeh
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a benign rare inflammatory disease of the breast. Due to its uncommon etiology, diagnosis and treatment is still unknown. Selection of a standard method for diagnosing idiopathic granulomatous mastitis is sophisticated. In view of non-definitive clinical and imaging finding, histopathology is the cornerstone of definitive diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: To determine and help solve the dilemma of treatment and diagnosis of idiopathic granulomatous mastitis...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038723/survey-of-awareness-of-diabetes-mellitus-among-the-arar-population-northern-border-region-of-saudi-arabia
#5
Aseel Menwer Alanazi, Nagah Mohamed Abo El-Fetoh, Hanan Khalid Alotaibi, Khalid Ayed Alanazi, Banan Khalid Alotaibi, Sultan Majed Alshammari, Saud Rteamy Alanazi, Meshari Dalaf Alhazmi, Yousef Talal Alshammari, Zaid Qati Alshammari
BACKGROUND: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is one of the most widely prevalent diseases in Saudi Arabia. Health education is considered an essential component to improve knowledge and change behavior. People affected by diabetes often have inadequate knowledge about the nature of diabetes, its risk factors and associated complication. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the awareness of the Arar population with various aspects of diabetes mellitus. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in Arar city, the capital of the Northern Province of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038722/a-comparison-of-body-image-concern-in-candidates-for-rhinoplasty-and-therapeutic-surgery
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Seyed Amirhosein Ghazizadeh Hashemi, Behnoosh Edalatnoor, Behnaz Edalatnoor, Omid Niksun
BACKGROUND: Body dysmorphic disorder among patients referring for cosmetic surgeries is a disorder that if not diagnosed by a physician, can cause irreparable damage to the doctor and the patient. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare body image concern in candidates for rhinoplasty and therapeutic surgery. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted on 212 patients referring to Loghman Hospital of Tehran for rhinoplasty and therapeutic surgery during the period from 2014 through 2016...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038721/gender-differences-in-substance-use-patterns-and-disorders-among-an-iranian-patient-sample-receiving-methadone-maintenance-treatment
#7
Amir Ghaderi, Maryam Motmaen, Iraj Abdi, Morad Rasouli-Azad
BACKGROUND: The current prevalence rate of substance abuse and dependence, represents an increasing trend of substance abuse and dependence among women, and the results of epidemiology studies indicate that substance use patterns are different between men and women. This study aimed to determine gender differences in substance use patterns and disorders among the patients undergoing methadone maintenance treatment. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted throughout a specified time bracket ranging from September 2012 through March 2013 in Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) clinics of Mashhad, Iran...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038720/epidemiology-of-senile-prostatic-enlargement-among-elderly-men-in-arar-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
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Abdullah Barghash Alanazi, Anfal Muaddi Alshalan, Omar Ayed Alanazi, Munif Salah Alanazi, Abdulaziz Inad Alanazi, Abdullah Hussain Alanazi, Anwar Mohammed Alhadhari, Ahmed Saad Alanazi, Rahmah Abdulhadi Alanazi, Ibtisam Matan Alanazi, Mohammed Abdullah Alanazi, Mohammed Abdullah Alkhidhr, Hassan Ali Aldehneen, Raed Khalid Alanazi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Senile prostatic enlargement due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common problem among older men, and is responsible for considerable disability. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence and determinants of the clinically diagnosed prostatic enlargement among elderly men in Arar, Northern Saudi Arabia. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out on all consented elderly males attending the outpatient clinic of the urology department of Arar Central Hospital from February 2017 to July 30, 2017...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038719/phenomenological-needs-assessment-of-parents-of-children-with-cochlear-implants
#9
Firoozeh Mostafavi, Seyed Mohammad Mahdi Hazavehei, Mohammad Majid Oryadi-Zanjani, Gholamreza Sharifi Rad, Abbas Rezaianzadeh, Leila Ravanyar
BACKGROUND: The use of cochlear implants has been a remarkable success in reducing disabilities in those with impaired hearing, which have made a significant change in the patients' quality of life. Only by relying on cochlear implants, disabilities cannot be eliminated in the hearing impaired, and, alongside this intervention, rehabilitation practices such as through family and community support are necessary. AIM: To explain the needs of parents of children with cochlear implants to increase the quality of rehabilitation services and family-based interventions...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038718/effects-of-a-theory-driven-educational-package-and-social-support-on-durability-of-cigarette-smoking-cessation-behavior-a-community-based-program
#10
Mohammad Ali Orouji, Davoud Shojaeizadeh, Roya Sadeghi, Mohammad Rafiei
BACKGROUND: According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, the prevalence of smoking in Iranian individuals aged 15-64 is up to 12%. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to determine the durability of smoking cessation behavior based on a trans-theoretical model. METHODS: This educational experimental study was conducted on smokers in Khomein City, Iran, in 2015. Sampling was done through a public announcement and then a random allocation of participants into two study group (50 persons) and control group (60 persons)...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038717/acceptability-of-picture-archiving-and-communication-system-pacs-among-hospital-healthcare-personnel-based-on-a-unified-theory-of-acceptance-and-use-of-technology
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Maryam Ahmadi, Nahid Mehrabi, Abbas Sheikhtaheri, Mojtaba Sadeghi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The picture archiving and communication system (PACS) is a healthcare system technology which manages medical images and integrates equipment through a network. There are some theories about the use and acceptance of technology by people to describe the behavior and attitudes of end users towards information technologies. We investigated the influential factors on users' acceptance of PACS in the military hospitals of Tehran. METHODS: In this applied analytical and cross-sectional study, 151 healthcare employees of military hospitals who had experience in using the PACS system were investigated...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038716/relationship-between-a-network-s-indicators-and-basic-factors-with-high-risk-behavior-of-injection-among-injecting-drug-users-idu-via-the-multiple-membership-multilevel-model
#12
Ali Karamoozian, Yunes Jahani, Armita Shahesmaeili, Moghaddameh Mirzaee
BACKGROUND: Among various methods and types of drug abuse, injection receives a great deal of importance because of its related dangerous behavior and health consequences. It seemed that some of the network's indicators affect dangerous behavior of injection. OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between a network's indicators and basic factors with high-risk behavior of injection among injecting drug users (IDU) via the multiple memberships multilevel model...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038715/one-stage-surgical-excision-of-a-huge-bilateral-multiple-osteochondroma-of-the-hip-a-case-report
#13
Afshin Taheriazam, Amin Saeidinia
Osteochondroma or hereditary multiple exostoses is the most common benign bone tumor and is usually found in young patients. Osteochondromata of the proximal femur or hip have been reported in 30% to 90% of patients with hereditary multiple exostoses. This article presents a 25-year-old-male referred to our orthopedic clinic with a complaint of pain in both groins for the last four years which has deteriorated in the past 6 months by limitation of range of motion. Radiographic findings were consistent with huge hip osteochondroma and a histopathological report confirmed the diagnosis...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038714/ear-diseases-and-factors-associated-with-ear-infections-among-the-elderly-attending-hospital-in-arar-city-northern-saudi-arabia
#14
Naif Gharbi Alenezi, Abdulmajeed Ahmed Alenazi, Yahia Abdelgawad Elsayed Elboraei, Abdulrhman Ahmed Alenazi, Tariq Hulayyil Alanazi, Anwar Khalid Alruwaili, Abdulrahman Sulaiman Alanazi, Bader Khalid Alruwaili, Abdulelah Farhan Alanazi
BACKGROUND: Changes in the anatomical structures and function of the ear can result in ear diseases, and may affect all age groups including the elderly as a result of aging. OBJECTIVE: To identify the frequency and types of ear diseases among the elderly attending Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz bin Musa'ed Al Saud hospital, Arar city, in the Northern Province of KSA, and factors associated with ear infections among them. METHODS: This cross-sectional hospital based study conducted from December 2016 through May 2017 included 138 elderly participants...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038713/coexistence-of-lupus-nephritis-and-sickle-cell-trait-an-electron-microscopic-assessment-of-renal-glomerular-damage-case-report-of-a-rare-association
#15
Yahya Elficki, Atif Rawas, Asseil Ali Bossei, Areej Bdawod, Reem Zabani, Bayan Shams
Because of similarities of the musculoskeletal, central nervous system, and renal manifestations in both diseases, diagnosing systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in sickle cell disease (SCD) patients can be difficult to establish. Although Sickle Cell Trait (SCT) is still considered a benign form of SCD, its impact on kidney injury and other renal manifestations is well recognized in the literature. In this case report, we look at the challenges that develop when diagnosing patients with a concurrence of both diseases and the importance of early recognition and treatment of lupus nephritis in SCT patients...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038712/prevalence-of-diabetes-and-its-relation-with-age-and-sex-in-turaif-city-northern-saudi-arabia-in-2016-2017
#16
Nour Homoud Alanazi, Mahmoud Mohammed Alsharif, Ghazala Rasool, Ahmed Bin Hashash Alruwaili, Asem Matrouk Zayed Alrowaili, Ahmed Saud Aldaghmi, Mohammad Khalil Dughaieum Al Shkra, Fatimah Awadh Alrasheedi, Ghadah Saleem Alenezi, Mona Theyab Alanazi
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of diabetes in Saudi Arabia has increased dramatically during the last decades. This increase has been attributed to significant changes in cultural and socio-economic factors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine prevalence of diabetes and its relation with age and sex in Turaif city, northern Saudi Arabia. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study carried out during the academic year 2016-2017 over a period of 6 months (October 01, 2016 to March 30, 2017)...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038711/study-of-the-c677t-and-1298ac-polymorphic-genotypes-of-mthfr-gene-in-autism-spectrum-disorder
#17
Farida El-Baz, Mohammed Abd El-Aal, Tarek Moustafa Kamal, Abdelrahim Abdrabou Sadek, Amr Ahmed Othman
BACKGROUND: Autism is currently known as "a behaviorally defined syndrome" manifested as impairment in social communication, repetitive routines and restricted interests. There is an increased risk of ASDs associated with common mutations affecting the folate/methylation cycle. AIM: The aim of this study was to identify C677T and 1298AC polymorphic genotypes of MTHFR gene among a sample of Egyptian children with autism and to make a phenotype-genotype correlation for the autistic patients...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038710/promoting-physical-activity-in-iranian-women-a-qualitative-study-using-social-marketing
#18
Seyed Vahid Ahmadi Tabatabaei, Hassan Eftekhar Ardabili, Ali Akbar Haghdoost, Nouzar Nakhaee, Mohsen Shams
BACKGROUND AND AIM: In social marketing, at the center of the program is consumer perception. The objective of this study was to explore the viewpoints of Iranian women for tailoring interventions so as to increase physical activity. METHODS: The social marketing model served as the framework of the study. Qualitative data were collected via six semi-structured focus group discussions (FGDs), in 2014 in Iran. Participants were 51 women, 20 to 60 years old, selected by purposive sampling, with a maximum diversity...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038709/psychological-empowerment-of-ngo-women-in-iran-designing-a-tool
#19
Fataneh Bakhshi, Davoud Shojaeizadeh, Roya Sadeghi, Saharnaz Nedjat, Mohammad Hossein Taghdisi, Glenn Laverack
BACKGROUND: As the core of health promotion, proper assessment of empowerment is a base for planning for a process that increases people's control on their decisions, lifestyle, and effective activities for their health. OBJECTIVE: To design and develop a special tool to assess the empowerment of NGO women in Iran. METHODS: This successive exploratory study of combinational type was conducted in 2015 in two steps. In the first step, using comments of participants and the help of authentic texts related to this field, dimensions of psychological empowerment were developed...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038708/factors-affecting-the-choice-of-type-of-delivery-with-breast-feeding-in-iranian-mothers
#20
Farangis Sharifi, Soheila Nouraei, Nader Sharifi
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the factors affecting the choice of type of delivery with breast feeding in Iranian mothers. METHODS: This Cross section descriptive analytic study was performed using a random sampling technique, using data from 400 pregnant women who attended the maternity centers in Borazjan and Kazerun in Iran in 2014. A questionnaire covering demographic characteristics, mode of delivery and postpartum conditions was completed for each mother...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
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