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OBJECTIVE This study concerns the incidences of different types of registered cancers among the Iranian elderly population. The aim was to estimate the 5-year survival of cancers between 2001 and 2005, according to elderly age groups and history. Since data on the health status of the Iranian elderly are non existent, these findings will, in part, fill the(More)
Cognitive deficits have been observed in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) because of hippocampal insults. Oxidative stress plays a key role in the pathophysiology of MS. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of Crocus sativus L., commonly known as saffron, on learning and memory loss and the induction of oxidative stress in the hippocampus(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Blood recipient and blood product utilisation data are needed for assessment of current transfusion practice in hospitals. Such data can help monitoring blood use, improving blood transfusion practice and estimating future blood use. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this cross sectional study, the rate of blood consumption has been(More)
Chlamydia pneumoniae is a common pathogen in the world often causing upper or lower respiratory tract infection and may also be linked to some chronic inflammatory diseases. Recent studies have shown that a high percentage of healthy blood donors harbour Chlamydia DNA and antigens. The objective of this study was to investigate the presence of this(More)
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