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OBJECTIVE Bad news disclosure is one of the complex communication tasks of the physicians. Bad news is defined as:" any news that adversely and seriously affects an individual's view of his or her future". Recent studies indicate that the patients' and physicians' attitudes toward disclosure of bad news have been changed since few years ago. The evidence of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Some patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease have no obesity-related etiologies. Celiac disease could potentially present with elevated liver enzymes and chronic liver disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of celiac disease among patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. METHODS Three hundred sixteen(More)
INTRODUCTION Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) a spiral-shaped, Gram negative bacterium found on the luminal surface of the gastric epithelium, was first isolated in 1983 (1). H. pylori infection is the most common chronic human bacterial infection (2). Its prevalence increases with lower socioeconomic class and older age, so its geographic distribution is(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Genetic factors seem to play an important role in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis (UC). Genome wide association studies showed a highly significant association between interleukin 23 receptor (IL23R) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and Crohn's disease; however, there are contrary results regarding the disease-modifying(More)
OBJECTIVE Bad news disclosure is one of the most complex tasks of physicians. Recent evidences indicate that patients' and physicians' attitude toward breaking bad news has been changed since few years ago. The evidence of breaking bad news is different across cultures. The aim of this study is to evaluate the attitude of medical staff toward breaking bad(More)
This paper describes the low temperature synthesis of belite (β-C2S) from silica fume. Mixtures of lime, BaCl2, and silica fume with the ratio of (Ca + Ba)/Si = 2 were hydrothermally treated in stainless steel capsule at 110-150°C for 2-5 hours, calcined at 600-700°C for 3 hours, and analyzed by FTIR, XRD, TGA/DTA, and SEM techniques. Dicalcium silicate(More)
BACKGROUND Self-care is an essential element in treating a person with diabetes; and managing diabetes is of prime importance. The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of adherence to self-care behavior among women with Type 2 diabetes. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted on 210 female patients aged 30 to 60. Data collection(More)
BACKGROUND The horror of HIV/AIDS as a non-curable, grueling disease is a destructive issue for every country. Drug use, shared needles and unsafe sex are closely linked to the transmission of HIV/AIDS. Modification or changing unhealthy behavior through educational programs can lead to HIV prevention. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological changes leading to chronic diseases are becoming more important day by day. Hypertension is also known as a chronic disease. Worldwide prevalence of hypertension have caused serious complications. The disease has become a health problem in all communities. This research aims at analyze the correlation between compliance with the(More)