Mahshid Nasehi

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BACKGROUND Predicting the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) plays an important role in planning health control strategies for the future, developing intervention programs and allocating resources. OBJECTIVES The present longitudinal study estimated the incidence of tuberculosis in 2014 using Box-Jenkins methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS Monthly data of(More)
BACKGROUND Early diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) is a major key for effective TB program. Evaluation of delay in diagnosis of smear positive TB is needed to evaluation of TB program situation in each country. The aim of this study was to evaluate of diagnosis delay in smear positive tuberculosis patients in Islamic Republic of Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Despite significant reduction in global disease prevalence, leprosy still has a high rate of disability while its determinants are unfair and many of them are amendable. The objective of this study was to measure inequality of disability in leprosy in Iran. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study (2006-2007) on all living people affected by(More)
BACKGROUND Homeless people are at risk of contracting communicable infectious diseases, as they indulge in risky behaviours and lifestyle. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of the aforementioned infections and related risk behaviours among homeless people in Tehran. METHODS In this study a convenience sample of 593 homeless individuals(More)
BACKGROUND It is widely agreed that the practices of clinicians should be based on the best available research evidence, but too often this evidence is not reliably disseminated to people who can make use of it. This "know-do" gap leads to ineffective resource use and suboptimal provision of services, which is especially problematic in low- and(More)
OBJECTIVES The tuberculin skin test (TST) and the QuantiFERON-TB Gold test (QFT) are used to identify latent tuberculosis infections (LTBIs). The aim of this study was to determine the agreement between these two tests among health care workers in Iran. METHODS This cross-sectional study included 177 tuberculosis (TB) laboratory staff and 67 non-TB staff.(More)
BACKGROUND Poverty and low socioeconomic status are the most important reasons of increasing the global burden of tuberculosis, not only in developing countries but also in developed countries for particular groups. The purpose of this study was to assess the association between socioeconomic factors and the number of tuberculosis patients using quantile(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Studying the recurrence of smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a convenient way to evaluate the effectiveness of TB control programs and identify vulnerable patients. In the present study, the rate of recurrence of TB and its predictors were determined in Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was a retrospective cohort.(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis is still a public health concern in Iran. The main challenge in monitoring epidemiological status of tuberculosis is to estimate its incidence accurately. OBJECTIVES We used a newly developed approach to estimate the incidence of tuberculosis in Sistan, an endemic area in southeast of Iran in 2012-13. PATIENTS AND METHODS This(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) can affect patients' life even after successful treatment. In this study, we aimed to determine the survival rate of patients with smear positive TB after successful treatment and identify the predictors of mortality. METHODS This was a prospective study. The source of data was the TB registry system in Iran and 964 patients(More)