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BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of ISM1 culture medium on embryo development, quality and outcomes of in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) cycles. This study compares culture medium commonly used in the laboratory setting for oocyte recovery and embryo development with a medium from MediCult. We(More)
BACKGROUND Trauma, in addition to mortality and disability experienced by an individual, imposes direct and indirect economic and social costs on a community. Traditionally, trauma is a disease of young and middle age adults, an age group which is known to be the most dynamic and economically productive of the community. Increasing our knowledge concerning(More)
BACKGROUND Injury is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the world, and the home is one of the most common places for these types of injuries. OBJECTIVES This study is designed to investigate the epidemiology of home-related injuries in Kashan, Iran. PATIENTS AND METHODS This investigation is a retrospective cross-sectional study on(More)
BACKGROUND Urban traffic accidents are an extensively significant problem in small and busy towns in Iran. This study tried to explore the epidemiological pattern of urban traffic accidents in Kashan and Aran-Bidgol cities, Iran. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to assess various epidemiological factors affecting victims of trauma admitted to a main trauma(More)
BACKGROUND Hypothermia is one of the problems occurring during surgery, which can happen due to thermoregulation mechanism disorders and intake of low temperature IV fluids, and may cause increase in blood pressure, heart rate, intracranial pressure, oxygen consumption, pain, and discomfort to the patient. The rate of cesarean section in our country is(More)
Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education: Although the home-related injury is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality among Iranians, there are few proven effective interventions to reduce the home injury risks. The arrangement of systematic approaches to study, arrange, and deliver strategies to reduce home accidents in(More)
BACKGROUND Ocular trauma is a significant health problem in pediatric patients. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to analyze the characteristics of ocular-trauma-related hospitalization of children in Kashan. PATIENTS AND METHODS This descriptive, cross-sectional study included 131 children aged less than 16 years with ocular trauma, who were(More)
INTRODUCTION Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) is a rare autosomal recessive disease, which is defined by extreme sensitivity to sunlight and UV radiation and characterized by skin lesions and neuromuscular abnormalities. It is caused by a molecular defect in nucleotide excision repair genes. It has been reported that volatile anesthetics may cause genotoxic side(More)
BACKGROUND Variables derived from electroencephalogram like cerebral state index (CSI) have been used to monitor the anesthesia depth during general anesthesia. Observed evidences show such variables have also been used as a detector of brain death or outcome predictor in traumatic brain-injured (TBI) patients. OBJECTIVES The current study was designed to(More)
BACKGROUND Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a non-pharmacological analgesic method used to control different types of pain. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of preoperative TENS on post inguinal hernia repair pain. PATIENTS AND METHODS This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was(More)