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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of serum visfatin, adiponectin and leptin with 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the context of the role of obesity or insulin resistance, which is not well understood. METHODS A total of 76 newly-diagnosed T2DM patients and 76 healthy control subjects, matched for age, body mass index (BMI) and(More)
Diabetic neuropathy (DN) is the most common complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) and also the major cause of morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients. There have been recent speculations that circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)-D) could be involved in DN development and progression. This study explored the association between serum 25(OH)-D and DN(More)
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma usually presents with generalized lymphadenopathy, but it can also involve any part of the human body. Lymphomatous involvement of muscles is a rare presentation and has been reported to occur in only 1.1% in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Here we, present a 32 year-old Iranian man with primary involvement of spleen, bone, bone marrow and(More)
Vacuum-Assisted Closure (VAC) technique has been used in the treatment of acute and chronic wounds. The authors report a case of large thoracic defect, where the VAC was used to cover an exposed Gore Tex prosthesis after the failure of a latissimus dorsi flap. The VAC managed to save the Gore Tex prosthesis before a delayed reconstruction.
With improvement in the diagnosis and treatment of cystic fibrosis cases in recent years, the survival of these cases has been increased. On the other hand, an increasing number of cases are presented during adulthood. Here we report a 24-year-old man with a history of productive cough, bilateral paranasal sinusitis and polyps, and recurrent abdominal pain.(More)
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