Amir Ahmad Mostaghni

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BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common gastrointestinal diseases encountered in today's clinic practice. GERD symptoms are troublesome and disruptive to the physical, social and emotional well-being of many patients. This is a cross-sectional study performed on Qashqai nomads of Fars Province in southern Iran to(More)
Although colchicine has been tested in clinical trials for treatment of constipation, the index groups in those trials were composed of special patient groups with developmental neuromuscular defects or failed surgical management. The aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of colchicine in patients with refractory slow transit constipation. Sixty(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is still reported from adult hemodialysis units. OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of anti-HBs antibody in hemodialysis patients and the correlation between levels of anti-HBs antibody with other factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS HBsAg, anti-HBs and anti-HBc antibodies level in 119 hemodialysis patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate clinical utility of rapid urease test (RUT), brash cytology and histology for detecting Helicobacter pylori. STUDY DESIGN Brush cytology materials were obtained from the antrum of the stomach in 109 patients who suffered from dyspepsia and were candidates for endoscopy. RUT and histology with hematoxylin-eosin staining were(More)
In this study, the author measured the frequency of symptoms and/or alterations in respiratory functions in workers of the sour gas refining industry. All workers (n = 62) were employed in the most-exposed units of the Kangan Sour Gas Refinery. The refinery is approximately 250 km east of Bushehr Port along the Persian Gulf. This cross-sectional study(More)
BACKGROUND Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) decrease the rate of rebleeding following endoscopic hemostatic therapy in patients with bleeding peptic ulcers. This study compares the efficacy of oral omeprazole vs intravenous pantoprazole in decrease of rebleeding of peptic ulcer patients. METHODS One hundred and six patients with high risk peptic ulcer were(More)
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