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BACKGROUND The present study compared the differences between survivals of patients with colorectal cancer according to their ethnicity adjusted for other predictors of survival. METHODS In this prospective cohort study patients were followed up from definite diagnosis of colorectal cancer to death. Totally, 2431 person-year follow-ups were undertaken for(More)
INTRODUCTION Dyslipidemia and high blood pressure in diabetic patients increase the risk of microvascular and macrovascular complications. OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to investigate the association between serum lipids and level of blood pressure in type 2 diabetic patients (T2D). PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective analytical study was carried(More)
BACKGROUND Renal biopsies play an important role in the diagnosis, management and prognosis of patients with lupus nephritis (LN). OBJECTIVES To determine the correlation between the pathological features of LN and the demographic, clinical and laboratory parameters. PATIENTS AND METHODS This retrospective study was conducted from 2008 to 2014 on all(More)
INTRODUCTION Studies have revealed the association between vitamin D deficiency and changes in blood glucose and insulin levels as well as sensitivity of the target tissues to insulin. OBJECTIVE In this study, we examined the effect of adding vitamin D (cholecalciferol ; 50,000 units) to therapeutic regimen of T2DM patients compared to placebo on(More)
INTRODUCTION Reactive oxygen species have been shown to be mediators of kidney injury and green tea polyphenols are potent-free radical scavengers. OBJECTIVES In this study we sought to examine whether green tea was able to protect renal toxicity induced by contrast media or not. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this experimental study 40 rats were randomly(More)
BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension are worldwide epidemic. Association between DM and colon cancer was obtained in previous studies. Prevalence of DM and hypertension in the patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) has not been reported in Iran. The present study was aimed to investigate the prevalence of hypertension and type 2 DM and(More)
BACKGROUND IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is the most prevalent primary chronic glomerulopathy worldwide. Thus, it is of vital importance to search for factors aggravating the disease progress, monitor disease activity and predict disease-specific therapy. C4d is a well-known biomarker of the complement cascade with a potential to meet the above needs. OBJECTIVES(More)
Annually, on November 14, the world diabetes day (WDD) is celebrated. WDD is a campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations throughout the world. It was created in 1991 by IDF and World Health Organization (WHO) in response to increasing concerns about the intensifying threat of diabetes worldwide. The WDD 2014(More)
BACKGROUND Quality of articles' methodology is one of the important factors which is considered by researchers. OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to determine statistical guidelines on promotion of methodology's quality in the articles concerning medical sciences, particularly nephrology, to assist authors and reviewers. MATERIALS AND METHODS This(More)