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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of oral zinc sulfate in the prevention of chemotherapy-induced mucositis in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT). This study was a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled design, with 60 patients undergoing HSCT, divided proportionally in experimental group who received(More)
Medication error (ME) is the most common single preventable cause of adverse drug events which negatively affects patient safety. ME prevalence is a valuable safety indicator in healthcare system. Inadequate studies on ME, shortage of high-quality studies and wide variations in estimations from developing countries including Iran, decreases the reliability(More)
Medication error (ME) is the most common preventable cause of adverse drug events which negatively affects patient safety. Inadequate, low-quality studies plus wide estimation variations in ME from developing countries including Iran, decreases the reliability of ME evaluations. To clarify sources, underreporting reasons and preventive measures of MEs, we(More)
INTRODUCTION Tuberculosis (TB) treatment, in particular therapy for multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), is associated with toxicities and adverse drug reactions (ADRs). AREAS COVERED This paper reviews Iranian literature reporting ADRs which occurred during tuberculosis treatment. English language papers were sourced from PubMed, ScienceDirect, Wiley, Ovid(More)
OBJECTIVE Thalassemia along with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) can lead to major oxidative stress. Vitamins A and E are antioxidants which protect membrane from lipid peroxidation. We sought to determine for the first time, whether vitamins A and E supplementation is efficacious in maintaining or increasing plasma level of these vitamins in(More)
BACKGROUND Self-Medication (SM), i.e. using medications to treat oneself, is a major concern for health researchers and policy makers. The terms "self medication" or "self-medication" (SM terms) have been used to explain various concepts while several terms have also been employed to define this practice. Hence, retrieving relevant publications would(More)
Fanconi anemia is a rare inherited aplastic anemia, which is cured only by hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT). One of the most debilitating complications of high-dose chemotherapy regimen before HSCT is oral mucositis (OM), which occurs frequently in this population. Vitamin D has identified immunoregulatory, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant(More)
Inappropriate use of drugs is a widespread problem with serious consequences such as increased adverse drug reaction and antimicrobial resistance. Proper interventions would have important financial and public health benefits. Several studies have been performed about Rational Drug Use (RUD) in Iran. To provide a picture of researches were done about RUD(More)
Therapy-related symptom checklist for children (TRSC-C) was developed as a symptom assessment tool in children receiving chemotherapy. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Persian version of TRSC-C. This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2013-2014 in Tehran, Iran. TRSC-C was translated using(More)