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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438274/the-effectiveness-of-acupuncture-acupressure-and-chiropractic-interventions-on-treatment-of-chronic-nonspecific-low-back-pain-in-iran-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Mohsen Yeganeh, Hamid Reza Baradaran, Mostafa Qorbani, Yousef Moradi, Saeed Dastgiri
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common health problems in adults. The impact of LBP on the individual can cause loss of health status and function related to pain in the back. To reduce the impact of LBP on adults, drug therapy is the most frequently recommended intervention. But over the last decade, a substantial number of randomized clinical trials of non-pharmacological intervention for LBP have been published. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of acupuncture, acupressure and chiropractic (non-pharmacological) interventions on the treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain in Iran...
May 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426949/agarra-agarran-evidence-of-early-comprehension-of-subject-verb-agreement-in-spanish
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Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez, Lisa Hsin, Isabelle Barrière, Thierry Nazzi, Géraldine Legendre
Studies across many languages (e.g., Dutch, English, Farsi, Spanish, Xhosa) have failed to show early acquisition of subject-verb (SV) agreement, whereas recent studies on French reveal acquisition by 30months of age. Using a similar procedure as in previous French studies, the current study evaluated whether earlier comprehension of SV agreement in (Mexican) Spanish can be revealed when task demands are lowered. Two experiments using a touch-screen pointing task tested comprehension of SV agreement by monolingual Spanish-speaking children growing up in Mexico City between about 3 and 5years of age...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408807/comparison-of-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-of-patients-treated-by-palatal-expanders-with-patients-treated-by-fixed-orthodontic-appliances
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Mariana A Alghamdi, Nada J Farsi, Ali H Hassan
INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE: Wearing orthodontic appliances may negatively affect a patient's oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) physiologically, psychologically, and socially. Few studies have assessed the effect of palatal expanders on OHRQoL. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of palatal expanders on OHRQoL and to compare it with that of fixed orthodontic appliances. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All adolescent and adult orthodontic patients who were undergoing treatment with fixed appliances or palatal expanders between July 2015 and January 2016 in King Abdulaziz University Orthodontc Dental Clinics, were recruited (n=399)...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408108/busulfan-drug-monitoring-is-needed-in-patients-undergoing-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Bushra Salman, Mohammed Al-Zaabi, Mohammed Al-Huneini, David Dennison, Abdulhakeem Al-Rawas, Salam Al-Kindi, Khalil Al-Farsi, Melanie Tauro, Murtadha Al-Khabori
Busulfan (Bu)-based preparative regimens in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation are commonly used. Previous studies have shown that Bu at a fixed dose of 3.2mg/kg/day (FBD) given intravenously decreases variability in drug pharmacokinetics and this decreases the dependency on therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of Bu. We compared the Bu dose given using TDM with the FBD of 3.2mg/kg/day. Seventy-three patients with acute leukemia, myelodysplasia, chronic myeloid leukemia, thalassemia major, and sickle cell disease were included...
April 6, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397954/prevalence-of-obesity-in-elementary-school-children-and-its-association-with-dental-caries
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Mahmood D Al-Mendalawi, Deema Farsi
[No Abstract Available].
April 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397789/full-deflection-profile-calculation-and-young-s-modulus-optimisation-for-engineered-high-performance-materials
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A Farsi, A D Pullen, J P Latham, J Bowen, M Carlsson, E H Stitt, M Marigo
New engineered materials have critical applications in different fields in medicine, engineering and technology but their enhanced mechanical performances are significantly affected by the microstructural design and the sintering process used in their manufacture. This work introduces (i) a methodology for the calculation of the full deflection profile from video recordings of bending tests, (ii) an optimisation algorithm for the characterisation of Young's modulus, (iii) a quantification of the effects of optical distortions and (iv) a comparison with other standard tests...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383767/proton-electrochemical-gradient-driving-and-regulating-neurotransmitter-uptake
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REVIEW
Zohreh Farsi, Reinhard Jahn, Andrew Woehler
Accumulation of neurotransmitters in the lumen of synaptic vesicles (SVs) relies on the activity of the vacuolar-type H(+) -ATPase. This pump drives protons into the lumen, generating a proton electrochemical gradient (ΔμH+ ) across the membrane. Recent work has demonstrated that the balance between the chemical (ΔpH) and electrical (ΔΨ) components of ΔμH+ is regulated differently by some distinct vesicle types. As different neurotransmitter transporters use ΔpH and ΔΨ with different relative efficiencies, regulation of this gradient balance has the potential to influence neurotransmitter uptake...
April 6, 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377540/the-prevalence-of-overweight-obesity-in-high-school-adolescents-in-jeddah-and-the-association-of-obesity-association-with-dental-caries
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Deema Jamil Farsi, Heba Mohammed Elkhodary
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of overweight/obesity in children in Saudi Arabia is among the highest in the world. The prevalence of dental caries is also high in Saudi children. Studies on the relationship between caries and obesity in Saudi adolescents are lacking. OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence of overweight/obesity in adolescents, and determine any association between obesity and caries. DESIGN: An analytical cross-sectional study. SETTING: Private and public schools in Jeddah...
March 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362488/serotonin-transporter-associated-protein-complexes-are-enriched-in-synaptic-vesicle-proteins-and-proteins-involved-in-energy-metabolism-and-ion-homeostasis
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Jana Haase, Joanna Grudzinska-Goebel, Heidi Kaastrup Müller, Agnieszka Münster-Wandowski, Elysian Chow, Kieran Wynne, Zohreh Farsi, Johannes-Friedrich Zander, Gudrun Ahnert-Hilger
The serotonin transporter (SERT) mediates Na(+)-dependent high-affinity serotonin uptake and plays a key role in regulating extracellular serotonin concentration in the brain and periphery. To gain novel insight into SERT regulation, we conducted a comprehensive proteomics screen to identify components of SERT-associated protein complexes in the brain by employing three independent approaches. In vivo SERT complexes were purified from rat brain using an immobilized high-affinity SERT ligand, amino-methyl citalopram...
April 21, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356208/paraclinical-findings-in-iranian-veterans-exposed-to-sulfur-mustard-gas-a-literature-review
#10
Seyed Mansour Razavi, Masoud Saghafinia, Payman Salamati
OBJECTIVE: Sulfur mustard (SM) causes various systemic disturbances in human beings. This study aimed to assess paraclinical changes caused by exposure to SM gas in Iranian veterans during the war between Iraq and Iran. METHODS: A literature review was carried out in international and national medical databases including ISI, Medline, Scopus, Iranmedex and Irandoc. Both Farsi and English literature were searched. RESULTS: Search of the literature yielded 422 medical articles related to SM poisoning...
April 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345071/jolt-accentuation-and-its-value-as-a-sign-in-diagnosis-of-meningitis-in-patients-with-fever-and-headache
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Mani Mofidi, Narges Negaresh, Davood Farsi, Mahdi Rezai, Babak Mahshidfar, Saeed Abbasi, Peyman Hafezimoghadam
OBJECTIVES: Meningitis is an important disease among the patients being visited in Emergency Departments (EDs). There are many signs to diagnose it with different sensitivity and specificity reported in previously done studies. Current study tries to evaluate diagnostic accuracy of "Jolt accentuation" in the diagnosis (Dx.) of meningitis in patients with fever and headache. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 48 adult patients, who were referred to two teaching EDs for fever and headache and were diagnosed as suspected meningitis, were included in this prospective observational study...
March 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245876/validation-of-the-arabic-version-of-the-early-childhood-oral-health-impact-scale-ecohis
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Nada J Farsi, Azza A El-Housseiny, Deema J Farsi, Najat M Farsi
BACKGROUND: Assessment of the adverse effects of oral health problems on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) is essential to ensure the well-being of children. The Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) is an instrument that was designed to assess caregivers' perceptions of OHRQoL in preschool children. Although it has been translated into many languages, it has yet to be validated in Arabic. Therefore, this study aimed to translate this questionnaire to Arabic (A-ECOHIS) and test its psychometric properties...
February 28, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220314/supportive-care-organization-in-france-a-national-in-depth-survey-among-patients-and-oncologists
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Florian Scotté, Christian Hervé, Pauline Leroy, Jean-Marc Tourani, René-Jean Bensadoun, Marie-Eve Bugat, Fadila Farsi, Nicolas Jovenin, Moïse Namer, Christophe Tournigand, Sophie Morin, Cloé Brami, Stéphane Oudard, Alexandre Saadi, Ivan Krakowski
PURPOSE: Medical doctors' (MDs), but not patients', perception of supportive care in cancer (SCC) in France has been previously assessed in a national survey. This study evaluated MDs and patients' perceptions of the SCC organization and implementation in France. METHODS: The French SCC Association conducted two observational studies: study 1 (S1), containing a 30-point questionnaire sent to 2263 MDs, and study 2 (S2), containing a 40-point questionnaire sent to 2000 patients...
February 20, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176195/melanoma-diagnosis-and-management-after-the-introduction-of-a-pigmented-lesion-clinic-in-the-mid-west-of-ireland
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M Lynch, E Tierney, L Roche, J Quigley, M Farsi, B Ramsay, C Hackett, K Ahmad
BACKGROUND: A pigmented lesion clinic (PLC) was introduced and Consultant Dermatology posts were increased in the Mid-West of Ireland with the aim of improving early detection of melanoma. METHODS: We analysed retrospectively the invasive melanomas excised in the Mid-West of Ireland over a 2-year period prior to (2010-2011) and after (2013-2014) the advent of the PLC. RESULTS: The number of melanomas excised almost doubled from 54 (2010-2011) to 107 (2013-2014)...
February 8, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158190/survival-impact-of-centralization-and-clinical-guidelines-for-soft-tissue-sarcoma-a-prospective-and-exhaustive-population-based-cohort
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Olfa Derbel, Pierre Etienne Heudel, Claire Cropet, Pierre Meeus, Gualter Vaz, Pierre Biron, Philippe Cassier, Anne-Valérie Decouvelaere, Dominique Ranchere-Vince, Olivier Collard, Eric De Laroche, Philippe Thiesse, Fadila Farsi, Dominic Cellier, François-Noel Gilly, Jean-Yves Blay, Isabelle Ray-Coquard
PURPOSE: The outcome of sarcoma has been suggested in retrospective and non-exhaustive studies to be better through management by a multidisciplinary team of experts and adherence to clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). The aim of this prospective and exhaustive population based study was to confirm the impact of adherence to CPGs on survival in patients with localized sarcoma. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Between 2005 and 2007, all evaluable adult patients with a newly diagnosis of localized sarcoma located in Rhone Alpes region (n = 634), including 472 cases of soft-tissue sarcoma (STS), were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146054/recruitment-of-refugees-for-health-research-a-qualitative-study-to-add-refugees-perspectives
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Patricia Gabriel, Janusz Kaczorowski, Nicole Berry
Research is needed to understand refugees' health challenges and barriers to accessing health services during settlement. However, there are practical and ethical challenges for engaging refugees as participants. Despite this, there have been no studies to date specifically investigating refugee perspectives on factors affecting engagement in health research. Language-concordant focus groups in British Columbia, Canada, with four government-assisted refugee language groups (Farsi/Dari, Somali, Karen, Arabic) inquired about willingness to participate in health research...
January 29, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097173/contributing-factors-to-high-risk-sexual-behaviors-among-iranian-adolescent-girls-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Zainab Alimoradi, Nourossadat Kariman, Masoumeh Simbar, Fazlollah Ahmadi
BACKGROUND: Adolescence is a period of overwhelming changes and challenges, which expose the adolescents to high-risk behaviors. Risky sexual relationship is one of these behaviors that entails physical risks and psychosocial harms. Various factors have been recognized to shape sexual behaviors in adolescents. This paper is an attempt to investigate the factors contributing to high-risk sexual behaviors in Iranian adolescent girls. METHODS: A literature review of the research published by Iranian authors, in Farsi or English language in local and foreign journals, was conducted using PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus, Scientific Information Database (SID), IranMedex, IranDoc, and Google Scholar...
January 2017: International Journal of Community Based Nursing and Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088199/strategies-to-reduce-the-stigma-toward-people-with-mental-disorders-in-iran-stakeholders-perspectives
#18
Arsia Taghva, Zahra Farsi, Yavar Javanmard, Afsaneh Atashi, Ahmad Hajebi, Ahmad Ali Noorbala
BACKGROUND: Stigma affects all aspects of mental disorders, and is the most important risk factor for promoting mental health. The aim of this study was to explore strategies effective in reducing the stigma toward people with mental disorders in Iran. METHODS: This qualitative study was conducted from 2013 to 2016. All participants were recruited by purposive sampling method. The majority of them were stakeholders of mental health in Iran. Data were collected through eight individual interviews, two focus groups, and six written narratives...
January 14, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058236/the-iranian-version-of-the-copenhagen-psychosocial-questionnaire-copsoq-for-assessment-of-psychological-risk-factors-at-work
#19
Mohammad Aminian, Iman Dianat, Anvar Miri, Mohammad Asghari-Jafarabadi
Background: The Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ) is a widely used tool for evaluation of psychosocial risk factors at work. The aims of this study were to describe the short version of Farsi COPSOQ and to present its psychometric properties. Methods: A total of 427 administrative health care staff participated in this descriptive methodological study. Forward-backward procedure was adopted to translate the questionnaire from English into Farsi. Content validity was assessed by a panel of 10 experts...
2017: Health Promotion Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056933/study-protocol-for-movediabetes-a-trial-to-promote-physical-activity-for-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-in-primary-health-care-in-oman
#20
Thamra S Alghafri, Saud M Alharthi, Yahya M Al-Farsi, Angela M Craigie, Maureen Mcleod, Annie S Anderson
BACKGROUND: Benefits of physical activity in the management of diabetes are well documented. However, evidence on the effectiveness of interventions integrating physical activity in diabetes care is sparse especially in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The results from this study will increase our understanding of the use of multi-component interventions aimed at increasing physical activity levels in inactive adults with type 2 diabetes in primary health care in Oman. METHODS/DESIGN: The study is a one year 1:1 cluster randomized controlled trial of the MOVEdiabetes programme (intervention) versus usual care in eight primary health care centres in Oman...
January 6, 2017: BMC Public Health
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