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The objective of this study is to study the prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints and disorders in a rural area in Iran. Interviews were conducted in randomly selected subjects from five villages in Tuyserkan County, northwestern part of Iran. The three phases of stage 1 Community Oriented Program for Control of Rheumatic Diseases were done during the… (More)
We presented a 34-year-old woman with blurred vision and inability to walk due to acute optic neuritis and transverse myelitis, neuromyelitis optica (Devic’s syndrome), for an interesting presentation of this syndrome with proteinuria as the first manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus.
Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis is an inflammatory mass in the breast. Patients typically present with a firm breast mass, often associated with inflammation of the overlying skin. Nipple retraction, peau d’orange-like changes, and axillary adenopathy may be present. We describe a 23-year-old pregnant woman with arthritis, erythema nodosum, and mastitis.
The objective of this study was to compare the prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints and rheumatic disorders in Caucasians and Turks in an identical environment. Subjects were selected randomly for an interview from Tehran’s 22 districts. The Community Oriented Program for Control of Rheumatic Diseases questionnaire was filled in, positive cases were… (More)
BACKGROUND The role of obesity in clinical curse of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not clear. We investigated the association of obesity and adiposity with disease activity and clinical response to combination therapy in RA patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Active RA patients with the disease activity score using 28 joint counts (DAS28) > 2.6 were studied.… (More)
Editor-in-Chief and Publisher have decided to retract this article. Upon investigation carried out according to the Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines, it has been found that the authors duplicated substantial parts from the following article: British Isles Lupus Assessment Group 2004 Index Is Valid for Assessment of Disease Activity in Systemic… (More)
To determine the efficacy of oral vitamin D [25(OH)D] in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who are in methotrexate (MTX) therapy, patients receiving stable doses of MTX were randomized to one of two dose groups and received 12 weeks of double-blind vitamin D[25(OH)D] (50,000 IU per week) or matching placebo. The moderate and major efficacy… (More)
AIM We decided to determine the effectiveness of oral bromocriptine in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who are in methotrexate (MTX) therapy. METHODS Patients receiving stable doses of MTX were randomized to one of two groups and received 3 months of double-blind bromocriptine (5 mg/day) or matching placebo. The moderate and major outcome… (More)
BACKGROUND Selenium, like other trace elements and antioxidant enzymes, is known as an antioxidant and immunomodulator trace element. Due to recent evidence for selenium deficiency in Behcet's syndrome, this study is to evaluate the correlation of serum selenium level with Behcet's disease (BD). MATERIALS This case-control study was conducted on 46 BD… (More)
A 24-h urinary protein is a standard way to diagnose lupus nephritis. Assessment of protein–creatinine (Pr–Cr) ratio in morning spot urine is a valuable method in diabetic patients but not use in systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) patients routinely. In this study Pr–Cr ratio in spot urine was compare with 24-h urine protein; if they have valuable… (More)