Masoud Etemadifar

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BACKGROUND This survey was planned to study the prevalence and incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS) in Isfahan, Iran and to describe the clinical features of MS in general and in specific subgroups of patients (early-onset, late-onset, familial, and conjugal cases) and to compare our results with other reports. METHODS A cross-sectional study was(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effectiveness of aquatic exercise training on fatigue and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in women with multiple sclerosis (MS). DESIGN Randomized controlled trial, 4-week and 8-week follow-up. SETTING Referral center of a multiple sclerosis society. PARTICIPANTS Women (N=32) diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS (mean(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies are carried out on the epidemiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in Middle East with no reports from Iran. OBJECTIVE To determine the epidemiological and clinical features of ALS amongst the Iranian population living in Isfahan, Iran. METHODS Medical records of all hospitals with a neurology department and outpatient(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS) shows considerable variability all over the world. According to Kurtzke, Iran is considered to have a low prevalence. OBJECTIVE To estimate the period prevalence and risk factors of MS in Isfahan, central part of Iran. METHODS A cross-sectional case register study conducted between 2004 and 2005. In(More)
This review summarizes recent developments in platelet biology relevant to neuroinflammatory disorders. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is taken as the "Poster Child" of these disorders but the implications are wide. The role of platelets in inflammation is well appreciated in the cardiovascular and cancer research communities but appears to be relatively neglected(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of an eight-week progressive resistance training and vibration program on strength and ambulatory function in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. METHODS Twenty-Four female MS patients with the following demographics: age 27-45 years, and expanded disability status scale (EDSS) 2-4, participated(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Topiramate (TPM) is a sulfa-derivative monosaccharide that is used mainly for treating epilepsy and preventing migraine. Within the gamut of side effects attributable to this drug, ophthalmologic manifestations are of crucial importance. In this study, for the first time, the aim was to provide a systematic literature review regarding(More)
Swallowing disorders are commonly observed in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. The complications of dysphagia are common causes of morbidity and death in late stages of MS. However, dysphagia in MS usually receives limited attention. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of different kinds of swallowing disorders in MS patients with(More)
BACKGROUND The epidemiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) has changed in recent decades. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to give an update on the prevalence and incidence of MS in Isfahan, Iran. METHODS The study population was all residents of Isfahan province during the period from April 2003 to July 2010. In April 2003, a registry of MS patients was created(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)