Maryam Sharifian

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INTRODUCTION Zinc deficiency is known to occur in widely diverse areas of world. It has now been recognized in many disease states, such as ESRD patients on maintenance hemodialysis (HD). The purpose of this research was to study the effects of zinc supplementation on the concentration of serum zinc, total cholesterol, triglyceride, and cholesterol(More)
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)
BACKGROUND At 5:28 a.m. (local time) on December 26, 2003, an earthquake measuring 6.51 on the Richter scale struck the city of Bam in the Kerman Province in southeastern Iran. Among the most important morbid events in survivors were acute renal problems. Clinical findings, laboratory data, and management of the renal victims, all of whom were transferred(More)
BACKGROUND On 26 December 2003, an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale occurred in the city of Bam in southeastern Iran. Bam was destroyed completely, > 43,000 people were killed, and 30,000 were injured. The national and international responses were quick and considerable. Many field hospitals were created and large numbers of patients were(More)
INTRODUCTION Depression is a common psychological symptom in patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis. In the general population, low serum zinc level is associated with major depression. The current study surveys the possible relationship between the prevalence of depression and plasma level of zinc in patients on hemodialysis (HD). PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Sexual dysfunction in chronic renal failure patients undergoing hemodialysis is common. It is demonstrated that the zinc level is significantly lower in the hemodialysis patients. OBJECTIVE In this clinical trial, we investigate the effect of zinc supplement therapy on the serum levels of sexual hormones in hemodialysis male patients. (More)
Beta-thalassemia trait (BTT) is a common genetic disorder in Mediterranean countries including Iran. Previous studies have shown the protective effect of BTT on myocardial infarction that may be due to lower cholesterol levels or lower arterial blood pressure in BTT subjects. This study was designed to analyze the effect of BTT on arterial blood pressure in(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)
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)