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PURPOSE To compare and evaluate the mostly used methods of urinary stone analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS We searched PubMed and Google Scholar for "urolithiasis, nephrolithiasis, renal stone, and kidney stone" combined with "stone analysis, spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, chemical analysis, mass spectrometry, and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy,(More)
This paper presents a novel, mixed-integer programming (MIP) model for the quay crane (QC) scheduling and assignment problem, namely QCSAP, in a container port (terminal). Obtaining an optimal solution for this type of complex, large-sized problem in reasonable computational time by using traditional approaches and optimization tools is extremely difficult.(More)
Human milk from healthy women contains numerous nutrients such as antioxidants which are necessary for newborns. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes of total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and free radical scavenging activity in human milk during the first six month period of lactation and also its relationship to maternal plasma. A total of 505(More)
BACKGROUND Prevalence of obesity in children has been increasing during recent decades all over the world. Obesity, particularly central obesity, is associated with metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases. The present study aimed to assess obesity and central obesity in 6-11 year old Birjand elementary school children, East of Iran. METHODS This(More)
BACKGROUND Intestinal parasitic infection is one of the major public health problems in developing countries. Children are more vulnerable to these infections. In addition, the prevalence of infection is different among various communities; hence, there is a need for the periodical prevalence evaluation. This study was performed to define the prevalence of(More)
OBJECTIVE Methadone poisoning can occur accidentally or intentionally for suicide or homicide purposes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiological and clinical manifestations of Methadone poisoning. METHODS A descriptive analytical study was performed from 2010 to 2012 in the poisoning emergency and clinical toxicology departments of Noor(More)
The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of fetal bovine serum (FBS) concentration, equilibration time, and oocyte pre-treatment with cytochalasin B (CCB) on subsequent development of vitrified-warmed ovine immature (GVCOCs) and matured (MII) oocytes with (MIICOCs) or without cumulus cells (MIIDOs). In Experiment 1, the effects of FBS(More)
Iran J Pediatr; Vol 23 (No 6), Dec 2013 Published by: Tehran University of Medical Sciences (http://ijp.tums.ac.ir) * Corresponding Author; Address: Birjand Cardiovascular Research Centre, Valliasr Hospital, Birjand, 9717964151 I. R. Iran E-mail: drtooba.kazemi@gmail.com during the process no procedural complication was registered. Further clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular risk factors begin in childhood and adolescence. This study aimed at assessing serum lipids and prevalence of Dyslipidemia in 11-18 year old students of Birjand. METHODS The present cross-sectional, descriptive, and analytical study was done on 2,643 middle and high school students of Birjand aged 11-18 years (1,396 girls and(More)