Mohammad Reza Maracy

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BACKGROUND Internet addiction disorder is an interdisciplinary phenomenon and it has been studied from different viewpoints in terms of various sciences such as medicine, computer, sociology, law, ethics, and psychology. The aim of this study was to determine the association of psychiatric symptoms with Internet addiction while controlling for the effects(More)
BACKGROUND Schizophrenia severely influences function and quality of life. The benefit of newer antipsychotics in improving the quality of life in schizophrenia still remains controversial. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effect of memantine on global function and quality of life in patients with schizophrenia. MATERIALS AND METHODS This(More)
Perfectly implemented randomized clinical trials, particularly of complex interventions, are extremely rare. Almost always they are characterized by imperfect adherence to the randomly allocated treatment and variable amounts of missing outcome data. Here we start by describing a wide variety of examples and then introduce instrumental variable methods for(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of anemia in HIV infected patients has not been well characterized in Iran. This study aimed to describe the prevalence of anemia and related factors in HIV positive patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a cross-sectional study, anemia prevalence and risk factors of 212 HIV positive patients were assessed, at the behavioral disease(More)
Silymarin, a flavonolignan complex isolated from Silybum marianum, has a strong antioxidant, hepatoprotective, and iron chelating activities. The present study was designed to investigate the therapeutic activity of orally administered silymarin in patients with thalassemia major under conventional iron chelation therapy. A 3-month randomized, double-blind,(More)
BACKGROUND Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) has been used as a reliable screening tool for postpartum depression in many countries. This study aimed to assess the psychometric properties and diagnostic accuracy of the EPDS in a sample of Iranian women. METHODS Using stratified sampling 262 postpartum women (2 weeks-3 months after delivery) were(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to show up-to-date estimates of incidence and prevalence in Isfahan for all cancers, except non-melanoma skin cancer over the period 2001-2010 to provide projections up to 2015, based on a statistical method that uses mortality and cancer patients' survival data. METHODS Mortality data in Isfahan province were(More)
BACKGROUND Regarding cases of infectious diseases tuberculosis (TB) is the most important cause of death and according to the DALY criteria, this disease has the seventh position in global disease ranking. In this study, we aim to determine the risk factors, which have a significant effect on the treatment completion and mortality of TB patients. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE Thalassemia is one of the most common genetic disorders worldwide. Chronic blood transfusions treat the underlying anemia but may lead to iron toxicity. Effective iron chelation remains one of the main targets of clinical management of thalassemia major. In this study, iron-chelating activity of silymarin, a flavonolignan isolated from silybum(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular diseases are viewed worldwide as one of the main causes of death. This study aims to report the burden of ischemic heart diseases (IHDs) in Iran by using data of the global burden of disease (GBD) study, 1990-2010. MATERIALS AND METHODS The GBD study 2010 was a systematic effort to provide comprehensive data to calculate(More)