Babak Zamani

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We intended to evaluate the carotid intima-media thickness (CA-IMT) as a surrogate factor for atherogenesis in epileptic patients on enzyme inducer (EI) antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) or valproate (VA). The study included 71 patients with epilepsy (37 females) aged 27.7 ± 8.1 and 71 age- and sex-matched non-epileptic subjects. Patients with history of at least(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to look for a probable relationship between cerebral vasomotor reactivity (VMR) and orthostatic hypotension (OH) in Parkinson's disease (PD). MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was conducted on 44 patients with PD. Assessment of cerebral VMR was performed by means of transcranial Doppler (TCD) of middle cerebral artery (MCA) before and(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most common motor neuron disease in populations of European descent. It was recently found that a hexanucleotide repeat expansion in C9ORF72 is its most common cause in these populations. The contribution of C9ORF72 to ALS is notably lower in the Far East, but its role in other populations is unknown. Results of(More)
BACKGROUND The rapidity of progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to death or respiratory failure impacts patients, clinicians, and clinical investigators. The aim of this study is to evaluate of the pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in patients with ALS and the association between these PFTs and survival Methods: A total of 36 ALS patients who(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal motor neuron disease, and the most common in European populations. Results of genetic analysis and mutation screening of SOD1 in a cohort of 60 Iranian ALS patients are here reported. Initially, linkage analysis in 4 families identified a disease-linked locus that included the known ALS gene, SOD1. Screening of(More)
BACKGROUND Major depression is a common disorder with great social and individual burdens. Transcranial sonography (TCS) is a useful and noninvasive measure for assessment of normal and impaired brain parenchyma. The brainstem raphe nuclei are in close association with dorsocaudal limbic system and plays an important role in depression. In this study we(More)
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM-1) is a multi-system disorder affecting the muscles, brain, cardiovascular system, endocrine system, eyes and skin. Diagnosis is made by clinical, electrodiagnostic and genetic studies. This study aimed to determine the correlation between CTG expansion and distribution of muscle weakness and clinical and electrophysiological(More)
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is an uncommon but important cause of stroke. Since there are few number of studies about the factors associated with CVT, we aimed to perform a study on Iranian patients, during a 12-year period (1997-2010) and assessed the risk factors, mortality rate, symptoms and signs, imaging and seasonal distribution. This study was a(More)
BACKGROUND Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is the most common movement disorder in pregnancy, which can be idiopathic or secondary. There are limited comparative data regarding these two forms of RLS. The aim of this study was to compare clinical features of idiopathic and secondary RLS in pregnant women. METHODS Over a period of 3 months, 443 women who(More)
BACKGROUND Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an incurable progressive neurodegenerative disease and thus the assessment of quality of life (QOL) changes and factors that may influence its course is valuable in the meantime. OBJECTIVES The present study aimed to assess the deterioration rate of QOL and influencing factors in different subgroups of(More)