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INTRODUCTION Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Iranian women. This study aimed to determine risk factors for breast cancer in the north of Iran. METHOD A matched case-control study was conducted in Mazandaran province of Iran in 2004 of 250 biopsy proven cases of breast cancer and 500 neighbor controls that were matched by age within a 3 year(More)
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of lifetime and current primary infertility in Iran. The study was conducted in 2004-5 in all the 28 provinces of Iran. A cluster sampling method was used to select 10 783 women aged 19 to 49 years for the survey. Lifetime primary infertility was defined based on 1 of 2 contraception scenarios immediately after(More)
INTRODUCTION This article compares the prevalence of primary infertility in Iran estimates provided by different studies. No other study had provided a review about the researches related to epidemiology of infertility in the country. MATERIALS AND METHODS A literature review was undertaken using the scientific resources on the internet and the list of(More)
OBJECTIVE Although all newborns in Iran have been vaccinated against hepatitis B since March 1993, routine screening of pregnant women has not been conducted in prenatal care programs, yet transmission of hepatitis B via the maternal-fetal route is still a viable likelihood, which must be entertained. METHODS The subjects were divided into 2 groups. The(More)
It is estimated that during the Iraq–Iran war of the 1980s, over 100,000 Iranians (military or civilian) were exposed to sulfur mustard (SM), and a considerable proportion of them are still suffering with long-term consequences of exposure. The aim of the present article is to address carcinogenesis of SM following these acute exposures. Using a cohort(More)
Characterization of a New CFTR Deletion, 36001 15kbdel5.3kb (or CFTRdele19), Bruno Costes, Emmanuelle Girodon, Dominique Vidaud, Elisabeth Flori, Azarnouche Ardalan, Patricia Conteville, Pascale Fanen, Florence Niel, Michel Vidaud, and Michel Goossens ( Service de Biochimie et de Génétique Moléculaire, INSERM U468, Hôpital Henri Mondor, AP-HP, 51 Avenue du(More)