Kaveh Alavi Alavi

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OBJECTIVE To compare the canal-centring ability of M two , ProFile and RaCe rotary files, in simulated curved canals. MATERIALS AND METHODS About 30 simulated canals were prepared by M two , ProFile and RaCe rotary files. Pre and post-operative pictures were super-imposed and transportations recorded. Measurements were carried out at five different(More)
INTRODUCTION A growing body of evidence implicates inflammatory cascades in the pathophysiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), making this pathway a target for development of novel treatments. METHODS 50 outpatients with moderate to severe OCD participated in the trial, and underwent 10 weeks of treatment with either celecoxib (200 mg twice(More)
Students' attitudes toward and reasons for choosing careers are of great interest for educational systems around the world. The aims of this study were to investigate Iranian dental students' motivations in choosing dentistry as a career and their attitudes toward their future profession. A cross-sectional study of a group of 219 out of 225 (response rate:(More)
Previous suicide attempt is the most important predictor of death by suicide. Thus preventive interventions after attempting to suicide is essential to prevent reattempts. This paper attempts to determine whether phone preventive interventions or other vehicles (postal cards, email and case management) are effective in reattempt prevention and health(More)
AIM Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is one of the most common, well-known pathogenic agents in the development of peptic ulcers. Some investigators have shown a relationship between H. pylori and recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS). However, this relationship is controversial. The aim of this study was to determine the association between H. pylori and RAS(More)
BACKGROUND Beck Scale for Suicidal Ideation (BSSI) is a widely used instrument to assess suicidality. However, there is only limited information about the psychometric characteristics of BSSI in the Persian language. In this study, we investigated the validity, reliability and factor structure of the BSSI in the general population of Tehran. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) account for the most common orofacial pains rising from musculoskeletal origin. The aim of this study was to investigate the level of knowledge, attitudes and practice of dental practitioners regarding TMD in Tehran, Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire, containing 29 questions on etiology,(More)
Background. Almost any medical illness that causes significant pain or discomfort may negatively affect the quality of sleep. Moreover sleep disorders may coexist with medical disorders in people of all ages. Measuring sleep dysfunction is an area of active research, but few studies examined subjective ratings of sleep quality in medical patients Method. A(More)
INTRODUCTION Gender identity disorders (GID) are heterogeneous disorders that may be influenced by culture and social norms. AIM The aim of this study was to determine masculine and feminine gender roles in a group of Iranian patients with GID and compare these roles with two control groups. METHODS Twelve male-to-female (MF) and 27 female-to-male (FM)(More)
Background: Iran is facing an outbreak of methamphetamine-induced disorders and frequent use of these substances in patients with bipolar disorder. Using or intoxication of methamphetamine in patients with bipolar I disorder may alter the patient's clinical profile; however there is limited studies about impact of methamphetamine on clinical manifestation(More)