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BACKGROUND Considering the physical, emotional and psychological complications of early or delayed menopause on women's life, it is necessary to determine associated factors of menopause age. This study designed to determine menopausal age and associated factors in women of Gorgan, i.e. the capital of Golestan province in the north-east of Iran. METHODS(More)
—to implement e-government successfully, it is important to have appropriate strategies. According to this, at first, different models of e-government are reviewed and the important parameters and key issues for e-government strategic planning are extracted. Secondly, as foresight is a suitable tool to determine appropriate strategies, different foresight(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Diabetic dermopathy is the most common cutaneous marker of diabetes mellitus presenting as single or multiple well-demarcated brown atrophic macules, predominantly on the shins. Although diabetic dermopathy and diabetic retinopathy are both considered by some authors as manifestations of diabetic microangiopathy, only a few studies are(More)
Free radicals are produced continuously in the cells as part of normal cellular function, however excess production might play a role in pathophysiology of many disease conditions, including cancer, Alzheimer's disease, atherosclerosis and some of the drug-induced toxicity. Many basic research studies and observational epidemiologic studies in human suggest(More)
In recent years many engineers and companies have been working on automatic meter reading (AMR), and different media, such as radio, telephone lines, and power lines, have been used for this purpose. Nowadays, GSM network, with its vast coverage in most countries, and also its competitive ever-growing market, is becoming popular as the main medium for the(More)
KID syndrome is a rare congenital disorder characterized by keratitis, ichthyosis, and deafness. We have described a 4-year-old girl who is treated with bland emollients and topical keratolytics such as urea and surprisingly observed marked improvement in skin hyperkeratosis and palmoplantar keratoderma. We think that along with urgent ophthalmologic and(More)
We tried to evaluate prevalence and characteristics of Iranian HIV infected patients with retinitis due to opportunistic infections. In this cross sectional study, we evaluated 106 HIV infected patients via indirect ophthalmoscopy and slit lamp examination by 90 lens to find retinitis cases. General information and results of ophthalmologic examination were(More)
PURPOSE Farnesyltransferase (FTase) is a zinc-dependent enzyme that adds a farnesyl group to the Ras proteins. L778, 123 is a potent peptidomimetic imidazole-containing FTase inhibitor. METHODS L778123 was synthesized according to known methods and evaluated alone and in combination with doxorubicin against A549 (adenocarcinomic human alveolar basal(More)