Laleh Hamidpour

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BACKGROUND Twenty four hour oesophageal pH monitoring is frequently used to quantify the association between a patient's symptom and gastro-oesophageal reflux. Three indices (symptom association probability (SAP), symptom index (SI), and symptom sensitivity index (SSI)) are used to quantify and establish this relation. AIMS The aim of the present study(More)
Double pylorus (DP) is a rare condition characterized by the presence of two openings from the gastric antrum to the duodenal bulb, which may be congenital or acquired. Herein, we describe a case of DP in a cirrhotic patient. KeywoRDS Double pylorus; Cirrhosis; Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy Gastroenterohepatology Research Centre, Shiraz University of(More)
BACKGROUND End-stage renal disease patients on chronic hemodialysis are among high risk groups for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection for whom routine HCV screening is recommended. Anti-HCV antibody (ab) testing may not be reliable to detect all infected cases because of the blunted ab response due to depressed immune state in these patients. Using a more(More)
BACKGROUND Ghrelin is a peptide hormone that is involved in gastrointestinal motility and secretion; and therefore, may play a role in functional dyspepsia. OBJECTIVES To compare the change of serum ghrelin level in relation to meal-time, between patients with functional dyspepsia and a control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a cross-sectional study, 18(More)
INTRODUCTION There is still controversy regarding the possible role of chronic functional constipation in disorders of the urinary tract, specifically urinary tract infection (UTI) and enuresis. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of (UTI) and enuresis in children with chronic functional constipation. MATERIALS AND METHODS We included(More)
Introduction. There is still controversy regarding the possible role of chronic functional constipation in disorders of the urinary tract, specifically urinary tract infection (UTI) and enuresis. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of (UTI) and enuresis in children with chronic functional constipation. Materials and Methods. We included(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are debilitating diseases that lead to a variety of problems in a patient’s daily life and are a huge burden for the health care system. Since this group of diseases are multifactorial and complex, longterm longitudinal studies are clearly needed to understand them better. A population–based registry (IBD-FaR)(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric varices are a major cause of gastrointestinal bleeding and death in patients with portal hypertension. N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate injection is a new method for controlling bleeding gastric varices. This study aims to investigate the prognosis and complications of cyanoacrylate therapy for bleeding gastric varices. METHODS We conducted a(More)
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