Mahsa Mackie

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Cognitive function items are increasingly included in quality of life measures, and complaints of concentration and memory difficulties are often reported by cancer patients. The aim of this study was to examine the factors influencing patients' level of complaint by comparing subjective reports with objective test performance of a sample of adult lymphoma(More)
AIM To investigate the association between life-style and socioeconomic factors and coping strategies in a community sample in Iran. METHOD As part of a community-based study called Isfahan Healthy Heart Program, we studied 17593 individuals older than 19 living in the central part of Iran. Demographic and socioeconomic factors (age, sex, occupation(More)
The forearm bone mineral content of Polynesian and European women in New Zealand was measured to assess whether the inter-racial differences found in other populations also occurred in these two groups. The bone mineral content of the nondominant distal radius and ulna was measured by single photon absorptiometry in 123 European and 80 Polynesian women. The(More)
In a double blind trial, 28 male chronic schizophrenic in-patients received either pimozide, given once weekly, or fluphenazine decanoate, given mostly once fortnightly. There was no difference in relapse rates over nine months. However, three-quarters of the patients on pimozide who completed the trial developed at least mild tardive dyskinesia. All(More)
BACKGROUND There is no clear data about the optimum time for chest tube removal after coronary artery bypass surgery. AIM The aim of this study was to assess the impact of the chest tube removal time following coronary artery bypass grafting surgery on the clinical outcome of the patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS An analysis of data from 307 patients was(More)
An aplastic crisis associated with parvovirus infection occurred in a patient suffering from hereditary erythrocytic multinuclearity associated with a positive acidified (Hams) test (HEMPAS). This case emphasises that any patient who has a shortened red cell survival is susceptible to an aplastic crisis induced by parvovirus.
Eleven male chronic schizophrenics were given, serially, oral pimozide, fluphenazine, and flupenthixol; the two latter were also given intramuscularly as decanoates in oil. Oral haloperidol was given before and after each drug. Analysis of variance of steady state plasma levels of the different neuroleptics showed considerable within-individual variation in(More)