Hossein Saneian

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OBJECTIVE Cryptosporidiosis is an important enteric parasitic infection among infants and children in developing countries with significant morbidity and mortality especially among immuno-suppressed individuals. The aim of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of enteric cryptosporidiosis in children presenting with diarrhea in Isfahan. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to have a linguistic validation of the Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children (SDSC) in Iranian children with Persian language. METHODS The study included a randomly selected sample of children, aged 6-15 years, from three primary and secondary schools located in Isfahan City, Iran. Following the forward-backward(More)
BACKGROUND Functional constipation is one of the most prevalent childhood gastrointestinal disorders. We evaluated effects of adding a probiotic to mineral oil in the treatment of functional constipation in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS This controlled trial was conducted on 60 children (2 to 14 years old) with functional constipation (Rome III(More)
Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder with nodal and extranodal involvements. Here we report a case of RDD in a 15-year-old female who presented with epigastric pain, fatigue, Raynaud phenomenon in fingers, submandibular lymphadenopathy, proptosis, hepatosplenomegaly, and round shape painless patches on the extensor surfaces.(More)
BACKGROUND: Constipation is one of the common problems in childhood and consists of 3% of referrals to pediatricians and 25% of pediatric gastroenterologists. Aperients are common alternatives for treating chronic constipation. The present study aimed to compare the efficacy of three laxatives [polyethylene glycol (PEG), magnesium hydroxide, and lactulose].(More)
AIM We evaluated the effectiveness of a synbiotic in the treatment of childhood functional abdominal pain (FAP). BACKGROUND Probiotics are effective in the treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders in adult patients, but there is lack of information in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS Children with FAP, based on the Rome III criteria (n = 115,(More)
BACKGROUND Failure to thrive (FTT) is a common problem of children especially in underdeveloped countries. In addition to its short-term adverse health effects, it is associated with long-term behavioral and cognitive defects. One of the recommended treatment modalities for FTT is using synbiotics. Due to high prevalence of FTT with undefined organic causes(More)
OBJECTIVE Few reports are available on some benefits, such as shortened duration of diarrhea and better weight gain, for lactose-free over lactose-containing formula in acute childhood diarrhea. We evaluated the effects of lactose-free formula in dietary management of acute diarrhea in formula-fed children. METHODS This controlled-clinical trial was(More)
Congenital chloride diarrhea (CCD) is a rare autosomal recessive disease which is characterized by intractable diarrhea of infancy, failure to thrive, high fecal chloride, hypochloremia, hypokalemia, hyponatremia and metabolic alkalosis. In this case report, we present the first female and the second official case of CCD in Iran. A 15-month-old girl(More)
We evaluated the effectiveness of an antispasmodic, mebeverine, in the treatment of childhood functional abdominal pain (FAP). Children with FAP (n = 115, aged 6-18 years) received mebeverine (135 mg, twice daily) or placebo for 4 weeks. Response was defined as ≥ 2 point reduction in the 6-point pain scale or "no pain." Physician-rated global severity was(More)