M. Safarian

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BACKGROUND Dietary micronutrients have been proposed to protect against oxidative damage and related clinical complications. AIMS We aimed to compare the micronutrient intake between individuals with and without metabolic syndrome (MS). MATERIALS AND METHODS This cross-sectional study included 3800 men and women who were aged between 35 and 65 years.(More)
OBJECTIVE Growth charts are widely used to assess children's growth status and can provide a trajectory of growth during early important months of life. Racial differences necessitate using local growth charts. This study aimed to provide standardized growth curves of body mass index (BMI) for children living in northeast Iran. METHODS A total of 23730(More)
INTRODUCTION Growth charts are widely used to assess children's growth status and can provide a trajectory of growth during early important months of life. The objectives of this study are going to construct growth charts and normal values of weight-for-age for children aged 0 to 5 years using a powerful and applicable methodology. The results compare with(More)
BACKGROUND Stress in nurses may increase the prevalence of musculoskeletal discomforts. AIM The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal discomforts and job stress among nurses and to investigate the association between musculoskeletal discomforts and occupational stressors. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this cross-sectional(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of abdominal obesity is on the rise worldwide. Previous studies have indicated the higher diagnostic value of body fat distribution pattern compared with general body in abdominal obesity assessments. Several non-pharmacological methods have been suggested for obesity management, of which acupuncture has gained a great deal of(More)
BACKGROUND Carotid ultrasound appears to be useful in the assessment of cardiovascular risk. In this study, we have assessed the carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in a group of individuals without a history of cardiovascular events. METHODS A sample of 431subjects (189 [43.9%] males and 242 [56.1%] females) was obtained from an urban population using(More)
OBJECTIVE(S) Hyperglycemia worsens the neuronal death induced by cerebral ischemia. Previous studies demonstrated that diabetic hyperglycemia suppressed the expression of heat shock protein 70 and 60 (HSP70 and 60) in the liver. IgG antibody titres against heat shock protein 27 (anti HSP27) were measured to determine whether hyperglycemia exacerbates(More)
BACKGROUND Parenteral nutrition (PN) is a valuable life saving intervention, which can improve the nutritional status of hospitalized malnourished patients. PN is associated with complications including hyperglycemia. This study was conducted to compare two methods of blood glucose control in traumatic brain injury patients on PN. MATERIALS AND METHODS A(More)
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