Ali Akbar Tavassoli

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INTRODUCTION Pilonidal disease is a common chronic disorder, mostly affecting young adult males. Different hypotheses have been introduced for this disease, but acquired pathogenesis is the most acceptable one. Furthermore, different types of intervention are performed based on its pathogenesis. The aim of this study was to compare excision with primary(More)
BACKGROUND To compare the early and late cardiovascular events as well as side effects of Osvix, a generic form of Clopidogrel versus Plavix regimens in patients with chronic stable angina, undergoing bare metal stent (BMS) or drug eluting stent (DES) placement, this study was carried out. METHODS A total of 442 patients with chronic stable angina who(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)
BACKGROUND The metabolic syndrome (Mets) consists of major clustering of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. This study determines the association of socioeconomic determinants and smoking behavior in a population-based sample of Iranians with Mets. METHODS This cross-sectional survey comprised 12600 randomly selected men and women aged ≥ 19 years(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to compare Iranian elderly with the middle-aged population in terms of the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted using the data from the third phase of the Isfahan Healthy Heart Program. Male and female residents of Isfahan over 19 years of age were selected by(More)
This study investigated the gender differences in association of some behavioural and socioeconomic factors with obesity indices in a population-based sample of 12,514 Iranian adults. The mean body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) were significantly higher in women than in men. Current and passive smoking had an(More)
INTRODUCTION There is limited evidence about the association between smoking and metabolic syndrome (MS). The aim of this study was to assess the association of smoking with MS components. MATERIALS AND METHODS As part of the baseline survey of a community-based study, we studied 5,573 non-diabetic men. All participants were interviewed and underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Nasojejunal tube (NJT) decompression is routinely used for intestinal drainage after total gastrectomy. It is supposed that it would protect anastomosis, but since the stomach should be completely removed, today its efficacy is under question. On the other hand, the tube leads to the discomfort of patients and aspiration disorders or(More)
In this case we present a previously healthy child with sudden behavioral change and acute confusional state (ACS). ACS is a neurologic emergency. The clinical manifestations of ACS are; confused affect, limited verbal response, disturbance in performing orders, some automatism, stable vital signs and absence of tonic-clonic movements and it has a wide(More)
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