Maryam Sharifian

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BACKGROUND Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system and its epidemiology has changed in recent years. Previously, Iran was considered to have a low MS prevalence. In this study, we aimed to update the prevalence and incidence of MS in Iran. PATIENTS AND METHODS This study was conducted based on the data(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of addiction to the Internet, computer games, DVD, and video and its relationship to anxiety and depression in a sample of Iranian high school students. METHODS In this cross-sectional study 1020 high school students (males and females) were selected randomly from different areas of Shiraz(More)
BACKGROUND Unlike the western hemisphere, information about stroke epidemiology in southern Iran is scarce. The aim of this study was to determine the main epidemiological characteristics of patients with stroke and its mortality rate in southern Iran. METHODS A retrospective, single-center, hospital-based longitudinal study was performed at Nemazee(More)
Dear Editor, Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system and usually affects young women. It is the second most common cause of neurological disability in young adults after trauma. 1,2 Previously, Iran was considered a low prevalence area, but recent investigations have shown that the prevalence of MS in Iran(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the possible association between the M235T variant of angiotensinogen gene and preeclampsia in Iranian preeclamtic women with hypertension during pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS During a case control study, we used polymerase chain reaction-based restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) analysis to investigate the(More)
The microenvironment plays an important role in tumorigenesis. Fibroblast activation protein alpha (FAP) is overexpressed by fibroblasts present in the microenvironment of many tumors. High FAP expression is a negative prognostic factor in several malignancies, but this has not been investigated in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). The aim of this study is(More)
Dear Editor, There are some previous studies that have proposed that seasons of birth are a potential risk factor for the development of multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life. Recent studies on the seasonal pattern of MS patients have shown a potential spring peak and an autumn nadir. 1 One possible explanation is the decreased exposure to sunlight in(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study is to recommend criteria for selection of patients who benefited from the use of gastrostomy rather than emergency fistula closure during the staged operation of esophageal atresia (EA). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between August 2004 and July 2006, 75 cases of EA, were consecutively operated. Nineteen out of 75 (25%)(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common nontraumatic cause of physical disability in young adults. Cognitive and neuropsychiatric problems are common in this disease independent of motor disability. Such problems especially in mild cases are ignored by physicians, although they may have a major impact on quality of life. Neurobehavioral changes may(More)
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is commonly characterized by several chromosomal abnormalities resulting in the formation of chimeric genes that play various roles in leukemogenesis. Translocations resulting in the ETV6-ABL1 fusion gene are rare in AML and other hematologic malignancies with only thirty-two previously reported cases in the literature, five of(More)