Farid Kazemi

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BACKGROUND Obesity is a very important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoarthritis, fatty liver, metabolic syndrome and respiratory problems. Many weight-reducing drugs cannot be used in obese patients because of numerous complications. Fluoxetine, an antidepressant, and metformin, an antidiabetic drug,(More)
The obesity paradox is often attributed to fat acting as a buffer to protect individuals in fragile metabolic states. If this was the case, one would predict that the reverse epidemiology would be apparent across all causes of mortality including that of the particular disease state. We performed a dose-response meta-analysis to assess the impact of body(More)
CONTEXT Insertion pain or fear of it may make women hesitate to use the intrauterine device (IUD); a long-term, reversible, highly-effective contraception method. Further study has been recommended on the effects of lidocaine (xylocaine) gel on IUD insertion pain in the recent Cochran review. AIMS To determine the effect of lidocaine gel on pain from(More)
Solitary primary melanocytic tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) are consisted of a variety of lesions ranging from well-differentiated melanocytoma to melanoma. These primary intracranial melanomas are rare tumors derived from the melanocytic element normally present in the leptomeninges [1]. These tumors may sometimes be associated with cutaneous(More)
Background and Purpose: Investigate the causes of induced abortion, women's attitude towards this issue and knowledge about the effects has a high priority on women's health. This study aimed to determine the attitudes of women of reproductive age in relation to fertility status, and overall health and socioeconomic induced abortion is performed. Materials(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)
OBJECTIVES The outcomes of Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) for cavernous sinus meningioma (CSM) are presented, and factors possibly affecting outcome are investigated. METHODS The medical records and imaging and procedural reports of 166 patients with CSM were retrospectively reviewed. Demographic data, procedural data, symptomatic improvement,(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnancy-related changes can exacerbate the symptoms/signs of vertebral hemangiomas. Here, we report a patient who experienced symptomatic vertebral hemangiomas resulting in cord compression during two consecutive pregnancies. CASE DESCRIPTION A 28-year-old female 34 weeks pregnant, presented with a progressive spastic paraparesis. Magnetic(More)
BACKGROUND Polyglandular Autoimmune syndromes (PGAs) or polyendocrinopathies are immune mediated multiple endocrine gland failure sometimes accompanied by nonendocrine autoimmune disorders with varieties of presentations. CASE REPORT We describe a case of a middle aged man with severe cognitive dysfunction, brain atrophy, adrenal insufficiency,(More)
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