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PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of ultrasound-guided percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Between August 2003 and December 2007, 47 patients were treated, 29 men and 18 women, with a mean age of 33.4 years (range 21-67 yrs) and a mean stone size of 31.5 mm (range 24-46 mm). All stones were located in the renal pelvis with(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the association between Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and Health related quality of life (QoL) in Iranian population. METHODS We used data from the post-intervention phase of Isfahan Healthy Heart Program (IHHP), a community trial for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and control. We recruited 9570 healthy adults, aged ≥ 19(More)
PURPOSE To assess the safety and effectiveness of pure ultrasound-guided percutaneous nephrolithotomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three hundred fifty-seven patients were treated; 139 women and 218 men, with a mean age of 33.7 years (range 21-69 years) and a mean stone size of 33.5 mm in maximum diameter (range 20-52 mm). Stone locations were renal pelvis (174),(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to compare the personal well-being among the wives of Iranian veterans living in the city of Qom. METHOD A sample of 300 was randomly selected from a database containing the addresses of veteran's families at Iran's Veterans Foundation in Qom (Bonyad-e-Shahid va Omoore Isargaran). The veterans' wives were divided into(More)
PURPOSE To assess the local effect of triiodothyronine (T3) on peripheral nerve regeneration in a rat model of sciatic nerve transection. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-five male healthy white Wistar rats were divided randomly into 3 experimental groups (n = 15): sham operation, control (CHIT), and T3 treatment (CHIT/T3). In the sham-operated group, the left(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Zinc plays a role in skin health, and preliminary data have shown its beneficial effects for melasma. We compared the effect of topical zinc with that of hydroquinone as the standard treatment on severity of melasma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ninety-three women with melasma were randomized to receive zinc sulfate 10% or hydroquinone(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the great emphasis on teaching professionalism in universities, creating changes in one's professional behavior is a serious challenge in medical education. In this regard, one cannot ignore the role of faculty members. The present study was set to investigate the opinions of medical education experts about the expected results of faculty(More)
Some patients with nephrolithiasis who become candidates for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) have a single kidney. This poses a challenge for the physician regarding the safety and efficacy of this procedure for these patients. This study has aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of PCNL in these patients. Between 2002 and 2014, out of 10,800 cases(More)
BACKGROUND Due to the increasing number of women suffering from breast cancer worldwide, promoting the empowerment of these patients is an important factor affecting their survival. OBJECTIVES Few studies have investigated the empowerment needs of the breast cancer women, especially in Iran. Therefore, this study was performed to explain the empowerment(More)