Arash Babaei-Ghazani

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BACKGROUND Recurrent lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is a common cause of poor outcomes after lumbar discectomy surgery. Studies focused on risk factors of true recurrent disk herniation at the same level and side, are few. The aim of current study is to evaluate risk factors of recurrent disc herniation in Iranian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVES Balance and mobility impairments are common life-altering complications in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). In this study, we aimed to investigate the efficacy of a short-term virtual reality (VR)-based balance training program on the balance ability of patients with MS. METHODS In this randomized controlled trial, 30 patients with(More)
PURPOSE Parkinson disease (PD) is one of the common causes of imbalance, and the balance assessment is necessary for treatment and rehabilitation of these patients. The Berg Balance Scale (BBS) has been the main instrument used to evaluate balance impairment. The purpose of this study is to investigate reliability and validity of the Persian translation of(More)
A 26-year-old female who had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) 5 years previously, developed multiple extra-articular cysts on shoulder and elbow. She referred to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department for musculoskeletal ultrasound guided intervention. RA cysts were resistance to previous blind injections and surgical resection. She(More)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a neuropathy due to the compression of the median nerve. It is shown that gabapentin in high doses is effective in treatment of CTS patients. In this study we evaluated the efficacy of low doses of gabapentin in treatment of CTS patients. Ninety patients with CTS were randomly assigned to groups A, B and C. Gabapentin was(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) on plasma nitric oxide (NO), Endothelin 1 (ET1), high sensitive C-reactive protein (HSCRP) and quality of life (QoL) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS We conducted a pilot randomized clinical trial in order to evaluate plasma NO, ET1, HSCRP and QoL(More)
BACKGROUND This study examined the effects of dry needling on chronic heel pain due to plantar fasciitis. METHODS During this single-blinded clinical trial, 20 eligible patients were randomized into two groups: A case group treated with dry needling and a control group. Patients' plantar pain severity, (using modified visual analog scale [VAS] scoring(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare the clinical and electrodiagnostic efficacy of ultrasound (US)-guided versus landmark (LM)-guided steroid injections in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). METHODS This randomized clinical trial included 47 patients (60 affected hands) with moderate CTS (30 hands in each group). All clinically suspected(More)
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Local injection modalities are among treatment options in patients with resistant pain. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of local autologous whole blood compared with corticosteroid local injection in treatment of plantar fasciitis. In this randomized controlled multicenter(More)
Introduction: The knee joint osteoarthritis is one of the most important causes of musculoskeletal pains and disability. Beside the medical treatments, rehabilitation and physiotherapy has a major role in reducing the pain and improving the function of patients with knee osteoarthritis. The aim of this study was the evaluation of the Action Potential(More)