Davood Koushki

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OBJECTIVES In this study, we compared the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) using different bladder emptying methods including normal spontaneous micturition (NSM), micturition with assisted maneuvers (MAM), aseptic intermittent catheterization by patient (IC-P), aseptic IC by an attendant/caregiver (IC-A)(More)
OBJECTIVES Usage of 308-nm excimer laser (EL) is an effective treatment in vitiligo. As genetic predispositions along with type of skin and rate of sun exposure are known factors influencing the treatment outcomes, we tried to evaluate the treatment results of using 308 nm-excimer laser alone in comparison with the combined therapy of EL and topical(More)
Background: Fatigue and depression are common after spinal cord injury (SCI). However, their extent in individuals with spared ability to walk (assisted or nonassisted) has not yet been described in Iranian patients. Objectives: Our purpose was to evaluate fatigue, depressive mood, and neuropathic pain among Iranian patients with spared ability. Patients(More)
Background: Spinal cord injury (SCI) imposes a tremendous burden on physical, mental and psychosocial aspects of life among affected individuals. Objectives: Until now, there was no statistics about the quality of life (QoL) in Iranian males with SCI. Here, we assessed the QoL among Iranian men with SCI and compared it with general population. Patients and(More)
CONTEXT Inflammation after spinal cord injury (SCI) may be responsible for further neural damages and therefore inhibition of inflammatory processes may exert a neuroprotection effect. OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy of some non-conventional herbal medications including sulforaphane, tanshinone IIA, and tetramethylpyrazine in reducing inflammation and(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) deal with various restrictive factors regarding their clothing, such as disability and difficulty with access to shopping centers. OBJECTIVE We designed a questionnaire to assess attention to clothing and impact of its restrictive factors among Iranian patients with SCI (ACIRF-SCI). METHODS The ACIRF-SCI(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate changes of leptin concentration in plasma in patients with spinal cord injury to come to a single concept by using a Meta-analysis. SETTING Systematic Review. METHODS Searching relevant articles was performed in Ovid data base, Medline (PubMed) EMBASE, Google Scholar, Cochrane and Scopus up to February(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal cord injury (SCI) imposes a significant burden on the social and marital life. Here, we assessed the divorce rate and changes in marital status among a sample of Iranian individuals with SCI. METHODS Referred patients to Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Center were invited to participate in this cross-sectional investigation. The(More)
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