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Whole body massage for reducing anxiety and stabilizing vital signs of patients in cardiac care unit.

Patients admitted in coronary care units face various stressors. Ambiguity of future life conditions and unawareness of caring methods intensifies the patients' anxiety and stress. This study was conducted to assess the effects of whole body massage on anxiety and vital signs of patients with acute coronary disorders.


Sexual function after Stoppa hernia repair in patients with bilateral inguinal hernia.

This study was performed to evaluate the effect of Stoppa hernia repair on sexual function of the patients with bilateral inguinal hernia.


Photographic facial soft tissue analysis of healthy Iranian young adults: anthropometric and angular measurements.

Soft tissue profile can be widely different in various populations. Furthermore, this profile can be also continues to change throughout life. However, there are few studies that quantitatively evaluate the soft tissue profile in Iranian population. In order to determine normal reference values of facial parts in our populations, we aimed to measure standards for facial soft tissue parameters in Iranian young population.


Evaluation of procalcitonin as a biomarker of diagnosis, severity and postoperative complications in adult patients with acute appendicitis.

Delay in diagnosis and treatment of acute appendicitis (AA) results in an increased rate of perforation, postoperative morbidity, mortality and hospital length of stay. Several biochemical parameters including white blood cell (WBC) count, C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL6) and Procalcitonin (PCT) have been used to further improve the clinical diagnosis of AA. The aim of this study was to assess the value of procalcitonin as a predictor of diagnosis and severity of appendicitis in order to improv...


Solitary fibrous tumor of the intrathoracic goiter.

Solitary Fibrous Tumors (SFTs) are rare primary pleural neoplasms which have recently been reported in extra-thoracic sites. In this report, solitary fibrous tumor arising in an intra-thoracic goiter with no evidence of cervical mass in a 74-year-old obese man who was found to have a large superior mediastinal mass with tracheal deviation on Chest X-Ray is presented.


Assessment of surgical site infection risk factors at Imam Reza hospital, Mashhad, Iran between 2006 and 2011.

The present study was conducted to establish the patterns and risk factors of surgical site infections in our institution between 2006 and 2011.


Supporting-emotional needs of Iranian parents with premature infants admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units.

Having an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a stressful and painful experience. Unlike to normal births, this birth is associated with admission and separation of infant from parents. The aim of this study was to compile the supporting-emotional needs of Iranian parents who have a premature infant admitted in (NICU).


Pseudoachalasia: a diagnostic challenge.

Here, we present a case of a 78-year-old man that underwent gastrointestinal endoscopy because of one- month history of dysphagia to liquids and solid foods with accompanying weight loss. On endoscopy, there was distal esophageal stenosis. Multiple biopsies were obtained. Histologic examination of the samples revealed normal tissue. The stenosis was treated by dilatation and abdomino pelvic computed tomography scanning was performed to search for an underlying malignant lesion that showed a mass adjacent to...


An unusual, giant and benign condyloma acuminatum lesion on the genital area for more than a decade.

Condyloma acuminatum, is a rare sexually transmitted disease. The virus responsible for condyloma is human papillomavirus.HPV-6 and HPV-11 are the most commonly detected HPV genotypes, but at least 20 other HPV genotypes have occasionally been found in genital wart tissue specimens. In fact genital HPV infection is common among sexually active populations. This disease may occur at any age after puberty and always seen in the mucosal area. It is characterized by slow growth. We reported here a case of a 42-...


Retroperitoneal bronchogenic cyst: a case report.

Bronchogenic cysts are among developmental disorders of the primitive foregut which are typically found above the diaphragm. Bronchial cysts discovered in the abdominal cavity or retroperitoneum are extremely rare. We present a rare case of a retroperitoneal bronchogenic cyst which was incidentally detected after a wrestling injury in a 23-year-old man who had a negative medical history. Although initial imaging studies suggested an adrenal tumor, histopathological analysis provided a definite diagnosis of ...


Extra-axial medulloblastoma in cerebello-pontine angle: A report of a rare case with literature review.

Medulloblastoma is quite uncommon in the adult population and even rarer in extra-axial site in cerebello-pontine (CP) angle. In this report, a 23-year-old male patient with a two month history of deafness, nausea, vomiting and ataxia is presented. Clinical and radiological findings demonstrated a heterogeneously enhanced extra-axial lesion in the right CP angle. Total excision was performed and the histopathological features of medulloblastoma were confirmed. After surgery, the patient had no neurological ...


Combined therapeutic effects of low power laser (980nm) and CoQ10 on Neuropathic Pain in adult male rat.

Neuropathic pain (NP) is one of the most suffering medical conditions that often fail to respond to certain pain therapy. Although its exact etiology is still unknown the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and oxidative stress were explored by many researchers. Neuropathies either central or peripheral lead to painful condition as well as social and economic isolation, thus various therapies were used to treat or reduce the pain. Laser therapy and antioxidant drugs have separately considered as treatment...


Causality relationships between coagulation factors in type 2 diabetes mellitus: path analysis approach.

Type 2 diabetic mellitus patients are amongst the most susceptible groups to vascular abnormalities, which predominantly lead to myocardial disease. The hypercoagulable state has been widely studied by researchers as being the major suspicious mechanism facilitating the consecutive chain of molecular events leading to these complications. However, there is no consensus on the definition of the hypercoagulable state with respect to coagulation quantities, their interrelations and basic factor(s) initiating t...


Assessing validity and reliability of Dundee ready educational environment measure (DREEM) in Iran.

If an institute is looking for improvement of its learning environment, a reliable and valid assessment tool is needed for measurement of the educational environment .The Dundee Ready Educational Environment Measure (DREEM) has been used in various studies to evaluate the educational environment. However, psychometric evaluations of the instrument seem necessary, for all known versions of the instrument. The aim of this study was to investigate the reliability and validity of Persian version of the DREEM in...


Emergency medicine specialty may improve patient satisfaction.


Effect of university policies on research productions: a scientometric study.

This study aimed to assess the effect of new package of interventions on scientific productions rate in Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.


Severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia leading to exchange transfusion.

Severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This study was conducted to investigate the causes of severe hyperbilirubinemia leading to Exchange Transfusion (ET) from March 2009 to March 2011 in Bahrami children hospital, Tehran, Iran in order to establish guidelines to prevent profound jaundice & ET.


A pilot randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of inclusion of a distant learning component into empathy training.

Studies have shown a gradual decline in empathy of medical trainees with increasing years of education. METHODS to augment empathy show some promise, but the most effective methods are both expensive and time consuming. To assess effectiveness of communication skills training program as a distant learning method in improving empathy.


Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in elective surgeries in Iran.

The use of antibiotic prior to surgery is widely accepted. The WHO has recommended the use of ATC/DDD (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical / Defined Daily Dose) for the analysis of drug utilization. The aims of the present study are 1) to analyze the assessment of prophylactic antibiotic usage prior to surgery, 2) to assess the drug administration based on antibiograms and 3) to compare the results with the national and international standards.


Oral magnesium supplementation in type II diabetic patients.

Magnesium is the second most abundant intracellular cation. It plays an important role in insulin homeostasis and glucose metabolism through multiple enzymatic reactions. With increasing data on magnesium deficiency in diabetic patients and epidemiological studies demonstrating magnesium deficiency as a risk factor for diabetes, it is logical to search for its possible beneficial effects on diabetes control and prevention. We aimed to determine whether oral magnesium supplementation improves metabolic contr...


Association of Dowling-Degos disease and multiple seborrheic keratosis in a "Christmas tree pattern".

Dowling-Degos disease is a rare sporadic or autosomal dominant pigmentary entity, in which clusters of papules and reticulate macules slowly develop with predominance in flexural regions. This entity is due to mutations in the keratin 5 gene, and is related with other cutaneous disorders. We report the sporadic form of Dowling-Degos disease in an elderly man with multiple seborrheic keratosis in a "Christmas tree" pattern. Worthy of note in this case study is the lesions evolved for over than 30 years. The ...


Ergonomic intervention, workplace exercises and musculoskeletal complaints: a comparative study.

Musculoskeletal disorders are among the most prevalent occupational disorders in different jobs such as office work. Some interventions such as ergonomic modifications and workplace exercises are introduced as the methods for alleviating these disorders. In this study we compared the effect of ergonomic modifications and workplace exercises on musculoskeletal pain and discomfort in a group of office workers.


Hospitalizations and its related factors in HIV/AIDS patients in Tehran, Iran.

HIV/AIDS patients are mainly hospitalized for HIV-related diseases and opportunistic infections.ions. This study was performed to determine the causes of hospitalization and its related factors in HIV/AIDS patients in Tehran's Imam Khomeini Hospital during 2009-2012.


Rare variants of cutaneous leishmaniasis presenting as eczematous lesions.

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis may present with clinical presentation such as zosteriform, sporotrichoid and erysipeloid. The eczema variant has rarely been reported. We report a 27- year- old patient with atypical cutaneous leishmaniasis resembling eczema on the hand of a man in Yazd province in the central of Iran.


Evaluation of the relationship between Helicobacter Pylori infection and Hyperemesis Gravidarum.

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HEG) is one of the many problems during pregnancy; its etiology has not been clearly understood. Inflammatory factors like helicobacter pylori infection has been considered as a risk factor in some studies. The purpose of the present study is to find a relationship between Helicobacter Pylori (H.P) infection and hyperemesis gravidarum (HEG).

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