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BACKGROUND Antropometric measures with biochemical indicators have been used as screening tools for metabolic abnormalities in adolescents and adults. A few studies have assessed the relation of EWET (Enlarge waist Elevated triglyceride) phenotype with diabetes, especially among individuals with first relative history of diabetes. This study aimed to(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the frequency of cerebral vein and dural sinus thrombosis (CVST) and its seasonal variation. METHODS A clinic-based prospective case-register study was conducted from 2001 to 2004. Hundred and twenty-two consecutive definite CVST patients (26 men and 96 women) treated in two major neurological centres of Isfahan, Iran, were included(More)
OBJECTIVE Dietary habits have been associated with the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and limited data are available in this field for individuals with impaired glucose tolerance. This study focused on the association between major dietary patterns and prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in individuals with impaired glucose tolerance. METHODS This(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of rotavirus disease and to investigate the genotypes of rotavirus strains causing acute gastroenteritis among children aged <5 years old in Marvdasht, Iran. METHODS One hundred and forty-one children, aged 1 month to 5 years, afflicted with severe diarrhea were enrolled during January 2007 to(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To compare the cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors between subjects with impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and those with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) in the first-degree relatives (FDR) of type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS A cross-sectional study, conducted between 2004 and 2006 in 1,893 (1,412 females and 481 males) FDR of type 2(More)
OBJECTIVE Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and Dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEA-S) are the most abundant steroid hormones in the body. Recently, DHEA-S has gained interest as an antidepressant substance, with positive effects on autoimmune disease such as lupus and ulcerative colitis, as well as obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Its(More)
The subacromial syndrome is the most common source of shoulder pain. The mainstays of conservative treatment are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and exercise therapy. Recently, low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been popularized in the treatment of various musculoskeletal disorders. The aim of this study is to evaluate the additive effects of LLLT(More)
BACKGROUND Some reports show that the prevalence of metabolic syndrome is higher in poorly educated women. In our opinion, one probable reason for this is that these women experience more stressful events in their lives. We investigated the association between major stressful life events and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and the effect of education(More)
BACKGROUND To determine whether uric acid levels are associated with the components of metabolic syndrome and whether uric acid is a significant factor for development of metabolic syndrome in the first-degree relatives of type 2 diabetic patients as high risk group. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 694 (182 male and 512 female, aged 30-69 years)(More)