Hamed Shah Hosseini

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BACKGROUND The fall in the incidence of esophageal squamous cell cancer and noncardia gastric cancers in western countries parallels a concomitant rise in the incidence of gastric cardia cancer and distal adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. We aimed to investigate the incidence trend of different gastric and esophageal cancers in Kerman, southeast Iran. (More)
UNLABELLED Background Reproductive tract infections are among the most prevalent gynaecological health concerns. The present study aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors of reproductive tract infections among a defined population of Iranian women. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed in Shiraz, Southern Iran, from 2007 to 2009. The(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension is one of the most important and well-known risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Unfortunately, in spite of effective treatments, adherence to the regular use of drugs and other nondrug treatments, such as lifestyle improvement, is often poor. This study evaluates the effectiveness of an educational, supportive intervention - in(More)
BACKGROUND The stigma attached to substance use is considered as a barrier to treatment, resulting in continued dependence and harmful consequences for the health of drug abusers and society. METHODS In the current study, stigma and its relation with patient characteristics and secrecy was examined in people who were in treatment of drug dependency.(More)
Tribulus terrestris as a herbal remedy has shown beneficial aphrodisiac effects in a number of animal and human experiments. This study was designed as a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial to assess the safety and efficacy of Tribulus terrestris in women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder during their fertile years. Sixty seven women with(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. Mammography screening has been used in many countries to reduce early deaths caused by breast cancer. It is important to ensure that screening programs are effective and efficient. We conducted a study to assess the cost-effectiveness of a national breast cancer screening program implemented in(More)
BACKGROUND Timely notification is of great importance in health emergencies. So identifying the most important sources of information used by people in emergencies seems necessary. The objective of this study was to assess peoples' level of awareness concerning the symptoms, routes of transmission, prevention, and treatment of H1N1 at the time of the(More)
The Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials (IRCT) was established as a primary registry on December 4 2008 and has registered over 1350 trials by June 2011. Many researchers are still unaware of the need for registration of trials before recruiting the first patient and the proportion of retrospectively registered trials is likely to grow until this awareness(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the leading cause of malignancy among women. Screening using mammography is proposed as an effective intervention for reducing early deaths due to breast cancer. We conducted a systematic review to assess the cost-effectiveness of such screening programs. We searched Medline, Scopus and Google Scholar and complemented it by other(More)