Mansour Siavash Dastjerdi

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Most laboratories use EDTA for anticoagulation of whole blood prior to automated cell counting but due to platelet swelling, mean platelet volume (MPV) values may increase with its use. MPV changes may be less with acid citrate based anticoagulation. As MPV is a marker of platelet function and its precise measurement is important in a number of clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is a very important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoarthritis, fatty liver, metabolic syndrome and respiratory problems. Many weight-reducing drugs cannot be used in obese patients because of numerous complications. Fluoxetine, an antidepressant, and metformin, an antidiabetic drug,(More)
BACKGROUND Iodine deficiency produces the spectrum of iodine deficiency disorders (IDDs) including endemic goiter, hypothyroidism, cretinism and congenital anomalies. Other factors, including goitrogens and micronutrient deficiencies may influence the prevalence and severity of IDDs and response to iodine supplementation. An association between zinc and(More)
Two thousand three hundred and thirty-one schoolchildren were selected by multi-stage random sampling. The thyroid size was estimated by inspection and palpation. The urinary iodine concentration and serum retinol (SR) were measured in 454 and 468 schoolchildren, respectively. Overall, 32.9% of 2,331 children had goiter. The median urinary iodine(More)
© 2017 Advanced Biomedical Research | Published by Wolters Kluwer Medknow Sir, For critically ill trauma patients who suffer from respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation (MV) is an essential and universal form of treatment.[1] Hypokalemia normally occurs immediately after trauma, and it appears that hypokalemia occurs more frequently in the more(More)
BACKGROUND Polyglandular Autoimmune syndromes (PGAs) or polyendocrinopathies are immune mediated multiple endocrine gland failure sometimes accompanied by nonendocrine autoimmune disorders with varieties of presentations. CASE REPORT We describe a case of a middle aged man with severe cognitive dysfunction, brain atrophy, adrenal insufficiency,(More)
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