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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the association between iron status and febrile seizures in children aged 6 months to 5 years. METHODS This prospective case-control study enrolled 300 children who presented with febrile seizures (case group) and 200 children who presented with a febrile illness without seizures (control group) from March(More)
BACKGROUND Anemia is one of the most common public health problems especially in developing countries. We investigated the prevalence of anemia, iron deficiency anemia and related risk factors in adolescent school girls in Kavar urban area in southern Iran. METHODS A total of 363 adolescent school girls were evaluated by a cross sectional study.(More)
Dear editor, In Iran, according to WHO, the prevalence of G6PD enzyme deficiency is 10-14.9% [1]. An epidemiological study showed in the Fars province (southern Iran) 12% of males and 1.8% of females are G6PD deficient [2]. Initial neutrophil bactericidal activity depends on oxygen free radical production by the NADPH oxidase. In G6PD deficient state,(More)
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common childhood malignancy. Skeletal abnormalities have been described in association with ALL including osteoprosis and bone fractures. Different factors including the disease itself or soluble products of malignant cells and treatment agents like cytotoxic drugs, methotroxate, corticosteroids and(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the efficacy of prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) in the management of bleeding in patients with liver disease and patients undergoing surgery or biopsy who had a high uncorrected international normalized ratio (INR). OBJECTIVES In this study, we examined an Iranian sample and investigated the efficacy of PCC to manage bleeding(More)
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