Mohammad Ali Golshan

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Ethnic differences in pulmonary function have been frequently reported. The purposes of this study were to derive equations for the prediction of normative spirometry values for a large population of Persians in Isfahan and compare them to reference values from a White Euro-USA population. Spirometry measurements were obtained from 4,341 randomly selected(More)
Villagers residing in areas with rice farms are exposed to smoke from burning of agricultural waste that may affect respiratory health. To assess respiratory effects of this smoke-induced air pollution, a cross-sectional study has been conducted in three randomly selected villages of Isfahan rural areas. A physician-administered health questionnaire was(More)
There are no published data regarding the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in Iran. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to identify individuals with a high likelihood to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea in the Persian population. This was compared to similar studies in other countries. As a part of a population-based cross-sectional(More)
Motor vehicle accidents are the second highest cause of mortality in Iran. Sleep apnea symptoms have been associated with increased risk of motor vehicle accidents in other countries. However, we have limited data in Iran. We conducted a study to evaluate sleep apnea symptoms and sleepiness in professional drivers and to assess the predictors of motor(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To determine if arm span can be used as a measure of body length in developing prediction equations for lung function and to compare these equations with height-derived equations. METHODS Standing height and arm span were measured for all study subjects. Spirometry measurements included FVC, FEV(1), FEV(1)/FVC ratio, PEFR,(More)
The prevalence rate of chronic airway's diseases in women and associated risk factors in developing countries are not well clarified. We evaluated the role of indoor duties in the prevalence of asthma, chronic bronchitis, and related symptoms among females in Isfahan suburbs. In three randomly selected villages, 561 responder females (response rate=95.25%)(More)
Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children. There are scattered epidemiological data concerning the prevalence of this disorder in developing countries. From October 1998 to May 1999 we studied 4069 randomly selected, junior high-school children in urban areas of Isfahan for asthma and related symptoms. The ages were expected to be 12-15 years.(More)
In children, the ratio of forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV₁) to forced vital capacity (FVC) is reportedly constant or falls linearly with age, whereas the ratio of residual volume (RV) to total lung capacity (TLC) remains constant. This seems counter-intuitive given the changes in airway properties, body proportions, thoracic shape and respiratory(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of the present study were to measure the population prevalence of symptoms of asthma, chronic bronchitis, obstructive lung disease and non-specific respiratory symptoms in randomly selected rural communities in south-west Isfahan, Iran. METHODOLOGY Nine hundred and ninety-four subjects from a total of 1127 villagers (88.2% response(More)
OBJECTIVES AND BACKGROUND Transfer factor or carbon monoxide diffusing capacity (DL(CO)) is a particularly valuable test of the appropriateness of gas exchange across the alveolocapillary membrane. The purpose of this study is to derive predictive equations for DL(CO) and its derivative volume-corrected DL(CO) (DL(CO)/VA) measured by single-breath method in(More)