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BACKGROUND Iran is a country with very high incidences of stomach cancer, especially in Northern parts. Here we assessed prognostic value of serum screening biomarkers among people >50 years old for early detection of precancerous lesions in a hot spot for gastric carcinoma in Guilan Province, North Iran. METHODS A cross- sectional population-based survey(More)
BACKGROUND Strongyloidiasis, a common intestinal parasitic infection, is endemic in tropical and subtropical regions and occurs sporadically in temperate areas. It is endemic in Guilan province, Iran, and especially affects the rural population. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 43-year-old woman living in Anzali (in the north of Iran), with dyspepsia(More)
Introduction Gastric cancer (GC), despite a recent gradual decline in incidence, is still one of the most common malignancies worldwide and remains the second most common leading cause of cancer death causing more than 700,000 deaths annually worldwide (Parkin et al. In 2002, an estimated one million new cases of gastric cancer were diagnosed, with almost(More)
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