Mehdi Moradinazar4
Siavash Vaziri4
Mandana Afsharian4
Mehran Babanejad3
Behrooz Hamzeh3
4Mehdi Moradinazar
4Siavash Vaziri
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Acinetobacter baumannii is an aerobic non-motile Gram-negative bacterial pathogen that is resistant to most antibiotics. Carbapenems are the most common antibiotics for the treatment of infections caused by this pathogen. Mechanisms of antibiotic-resistance in A. baumannii are mainly mediated by efflux pumps-lactamases. The aim of(More)
  • Nader Salari, Shamarina Shohaimi, Farid Najafi, Meenakshii Nallappan, Isthrinayagy Karishnarajah
  • 2014
Among numerous artificial intelligence approaches, k-Nearest Neighbor algorithms, genetic algorithms, and artificial neural networks are considered as the most common and effective methods in classification problems in numerous studies. In the present study, the results of the implementation of a novel hybrid feature selection-classification model using the(More)
The classification of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), using artificial intelligence (AI), has recently drawn the attention of the medical researchers. Using this approach, patients with myocardial infarction can be differentiated from those with unstable angina. The present study aims to develop an integrated model, based on the feature selection and(More)
  • Mandana Afsharian, Siavash Vaziri, Ali Reza Janbakhsh, Babak Sayad, Feizollah Mansouri, Javad Nourbakhsh +3 others
  • 2011
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B is the major cause of chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis in Iran. Sanitation and immunization is one of the most effective measures for prevention of the disease which is now widely used in developing countries. However, the immune response to the vaccine varies by age. OBJECTIVES To determine the effect of zinc sulfate on immune(More)
OBJECTIVE Based on findings of previous studies, those men on Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) have a high prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction(ED), related to hypogonadism and depression. We conducted this study to evaluate the efficacy of Trazodone (an antidepressant which can improve sexual function) on this sexual dysfunction. METHOD A structured(More)
BACKGROUND Despite importance of chest tube insertion in chest trauma, there is no general agreement on the level of daily volume drainage from chest tube. This study was conducted to compare the effectiveness and safety of chest tube removal at the levels of 150 ml/day and 200 ml/day. METHODS Eligible patients (138) who needed replacement of chest tube(More)
BACKGROUND Responsiveness is one of the three main goals of the health system introduced by World Health Organization. This study aimed at examining health system responsiveness after Health Sector Evolution Plan in Kermanshah, Western Iran. METHODS A sample of 335 hospitalized patients was selected using proportionate allocation to population size method(More)
BACKGROUND Identifying the pattern of tobacco use and its related factors in employees is crucial. This study aimed to investigate the pattern of tobacco use and its related factors in employees of Kermanshah Province, Iran. METHODS In 2012, 7129 employees were investigated in a cross-sectional study using the census method. Data on tobacco use and on(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, Iran has made significant developments in the field of health sciences. However, the question is whether this considerable increase has affected public health. The research budget has always been negligible and unsustainable in developing countries. Hence, using the Payback Framework, we conducted this study to evaluate the(More)
PURPOSE In Iran, the most common cause of injuries and the second leading cause of deaths are traffic accidents, and those problems impose a substantial financial burden on the society. This study aims to determine traffic accident mortality trends and their epidemiologic characteristics in the Kermanshah province, west of Iran. METHODS In a cross(More)