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BACKGROUND Music is considered a subset of developmental supportive care. It may act as a suitable auditory stimulant in preterm infants. Also, it may reduce stress responses in autonomic, motor and state systems. OBJECTIVE To assess and compare the influence of lullaby and classical music on physiologic parameters. METHOD This is a randomized clinical(More)
AIM To investigate quality of life (QoL) domains with three forms of urinary diversions, including ileal conduit, MAINZ pouch, and orthotopic ileal neobladder after radical cystectomy in men with muscle-invasive bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a prospective study, 149 men underwent radical cystectomy and urinary diversion (70 ileal conduit, 16(More)
To evaluate the impact of nasoseptal flap (NSF) elevation on sinonasal quality of life (QOL) in patients with pituitary adenomas who underwent endoscopic endonasal trans-sphenoidal approach (EETSA), the data of 106 eligible patients were included from February 2011 to December 2014. The scores of Sinonasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22) Questionnaire were assessed(More)
BACKGROUND Nose is used as a corridor in endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach (EETSA) for pituitary adenoma. Thus, it may affect the nasal airway patency, function and sinonasal-related quality of life. The aim of this study is to objectively and subjectively evaluate these effects. METHODS In this prospective study, 43 patients with pituitary(More)
Because of their great scientific and technological potentials, iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) have been the focus of extensive investigations in biomedicine over the past decade. Additionally, the surface plasmon resonance effect of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) makes them a good candidate for photothermal therapy applications. The unique properties of both(More)
BACKGROUND Segmental pigmentation disorder (SegPD) is a rare type of cutaneous dyspigmentation. This hereditary disorder, first described some 20 years ago, is characterized by hypo and hyperpigmented patches on the trunk, extremities and less likely on the face and neck. These lesions are considered as a type of checkerboard pattern. CASE PRESENTATION(More)
INTRODUCTION The Questionnaire for Olfactory Dysfunction (QOD) is a self-reporting olfactory-related quality of life questionnaire. The aim of this study was to determine the reliability and validity of the Persian version of this questionnaire. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and thirteen patients with olfactory problems were enrolled in this study.(More)
The current scientific literature states that Intralipid 10% emulsion has a higher ratio of phospholipids to triglycerides, and contains more lypozomal phospholipids as compared to Intralipid 20% and Intralipid 30%, so it causes higher plasma concentrations of triglycerides, cholesterol and phospholipids (1, 2). It should be noted that serum triglycerides(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is an autosomal-dominant hereditary disorder. This syndrome is characterized by tumor-like malformations in several organs, as well as the heart. This report summarizes a case of TSC in a premature infant, born at 34 weeks' gestation with ascites. After birth, multiple cardiac mass, subependymal cysts and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to characterize the epidemiologic, histologic, and radiologic aspects of sphenopetroclival meningiomas (SpPCMs) and to evaluate the outcome of Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) either as an adjunct to microsurgery or as a primary SpPCM treatment modality. METHODS In this retrospective study, medical records of patients(More)