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In this study we describe the clinical features of scorpion bites in southern Iran. The records of scorpion bite victims from January 2000 to January 2009 were obtained from the record library of the Shiraz Nemazi Hospital, Shiraz, Iran. A total of 232 scorpion bite patients were included. Only 14 patients (6%) developed systemic complications. Acute renal(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 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)
The present study investigates the effects of dietary supplements of galactooligosaccharides (GOS), Pediococcus acidilactici and P. acidilactici + GOS on innate immune response, skin mucus as well as disease resistance of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fingerlings (15.04 ± 0.52 g). After 8 weeks of feeding, several innate immune (lysozyme, alternative(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)
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)
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)
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 The consequences of defective homologous recombination and other DNA repair pathways are important in disease outcomes of numerous tumor types. The objective of this study was to explore BRCA1, PARP, FANCD2, PTEN, H2AX, and ATM protein expression in endometrial cancer (EC). METHODS PARP1, γH2AX, ATM, FANCD2, PTEN, BRCA1, and p53 proteins were(More)