Maryam Akhlaghkhah

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AIM To investigate the impact of gender on expression of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a cohort of 2355 SLE patients as one of the largest series of cases among the present reports. METHOD In this retrospective study we used medical records of all patients (239 male and 2116 female) of the SLE registry of Rheumatology Research Center (RRC), Tehran(More)
OBJECTIVE Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) as a chronic autoimmune disease has a worldwide distribution. There is a wide variation in the natural history of SLE among different ethnic and geographic groups. The aim of this study was to show the manifestations of SLE in Iranian patients. METHODS The study was on manifestations of SLE according to the(More)
The main objective of this current study is to provide information about HIV positive patients’ experiences toward realizing HIV test results by using qualitative method. Ten HIV positive patients participated in30to 60-min semi-structure interviews which involved open ended questions. Five main codes were identified. The findings revealed reasons for HIV(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic multisystem connective tissue disorder with detrimental impact on quality of life. Patients with SSc face emotional distress and frequently meet criteria for a psychiatric disorder. However, the pattern of psychiatric manifestations may vary according to socioethnic background. OBJECTIVES We investigated(More)
SLE is a common autoimmune disease with considerable morbidity. Ramadan fasting is a religious custom Muslims regularly practice. We aimed to evaluate the effect of Ramadan fasting on SLE patients’ disease activity, health quality of life and lipid profile. We conducted this case control study as a pilot study in 40 quiescent SLE patients, 21 cases who(More)
Banafsheh Moradmand Badie1,2, Hossein Najmabadi3, Gholamreza Esmaeeli Djavid4, Parastoo Kheirandish2, Hossian Jabbari2, Fatemeh Payvar L2, Maryam Foroughi2, Maryam Akhlaghkhah2* and Mehrnaz Rasoolinejad2 1Discipline of Public Health, School of Medicine, Flinders University, South Australia 2Iranian Research Center of HIV /AIDS, Tehran University of Medical(More)
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