Ali Solhpour

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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Gastric cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. It is rarely detected early, and the prognosis remains poor. Cox proportional hazard model is used to examine the relationship between survival and covariates. Parametric survival models such as log normal regression model can also be used for this analysis. We used log(More)
An association between obesity and symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) has been frequently reported in western societies. A recent study indicated a consistent association between abdominal diameter and reflux-type symptoms in the white population, but no consistent association in the black population or Asians. It is unclear whether an(More)
BACKGROUND Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome are common diseases, which may be related. AIM To assess the association between gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome in a country with high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori. METHODS This study was designed as cross-sectional and population-based in(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to determine whether there is relation between body mass index and symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease in our community using Logit, Probit and Complementary log-log models. BACKGROUND The most frequent statistical tool to address the relationship among a dichotomous response and other covariates is logistic(More)
INTRODUCTION Etomidate is a hypnotic drug widely used as an intravenous anesthetic induction agent. The incidence of etomidate-induced myoclonus has been reported as much as 50-80% after induction making it an undesirable drug for induction. OBJECTIVE Our aim is to use a priming dose of atracurium to suppress etomidate-induced myoclonus during induction(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy of combination of meperidine and dexamethasone with that of placebo, meperidine alone, and the combination of ketamine and midazolam in preventing shivering during spinal anesthesia. DESIGN This is a prospective, placebo-controlled study. SETTING The setting is at an operating room of a(More)
BACKGROUND Coeliac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages. The objective of this study is to investigate the relation between demographic and clinical factors with coeliac disease using probit and logit models. METHODS During the period of January to December 2008, 396(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Recent studies have shown inconsistent results about the association between body mass index and symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders. The aim of this study was to assess the association between body mass index (BMI) and symptoms of uninvestigated dyspepsia in patients with gastrointestinal symptoms and their relations with age. (More)
BACKGROUND Preemptive analgesia is the blocking of pain perception afferent pathways before noxious painful stimuli. Clonidine is an alpha agonist drug that is partially selective for α-2 adrenoreceptors. Clonidine is used as anti-anxiety medication and an, analgesic, and it prolongs the duration of the block in the brachial plexus block. OBJECTIVES To(More)
Subdiaphragmatic abscess has not yet been reported as a manifestation of tuberculosis. We report an IgA deficient patient with recurrent episodes of unusual extrapulmonary manifestations of tuberculosis including subdiaphragmatic abscesses and metacarpophalangeal osteomyelitis that was improved each time with antituberculosis drugs. There was not any(More)
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