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BACKGROUND It is well known that the development of brain oxidative stress is one of the most serious complications of arterial hypertension that evokes brain tissue damage. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of atorvastatin treatment (20 mg/kg/day), as an antioxidant, to prevent the brain tissue oxidative stress in the hypertensive (HTN)(More)
P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL-1) is constitutively expressed on leukocytes and was thought to be down-regulated with cell activation. However, this work shows the surprising finding of functional PSGL-1 up-regulation during acute inflammation. PSGL-1 function was studied in our autoperfusion assay, in which blood from a mouse carotid flows through(More)
Homozygous deletion is the main mechanism of CDKN2A gene inactivation in malignant gliomas. However different frequencies were reported for its deletion. In order to find the homozygous deletion frequency among Iranian patients, we have analyzed the status of CDKN2A gene in 40 malignant gliomas and examined their lalpha and 2 exons by comparative multiplex(More)
We consider wireless mesh networks with cognitive ability of the wireless routers' radios. The cognitive ability is a cost efficient manner to increase available bandwidth but requires an adaptive bandwidth management mechanism to deal with dynamics of primary users' activities. In this paper, we investigate the joint channel allocation and routing in(More)
BACKGROUND Quality of Life measurements are necessary tools for effectively evaluating health services. In the population of patients afflicted with war-related blindness in Iran, such measurements have yet to be documented and utilized. "The design and implementation of this study involved the determination of a baseline score for QOL in a population of(More)
BACKGROUND War is a known cause of tremendous physical injuries to different body organs, and eyes are not exceptions. War-related no visual acuity (NVA) affects both the victim and the family. Activity of daily living (ADL) can display personal life independency and is considered as a morbidity index. This study was designed to investigate the ADL profile(More)
BACKGROUND Health-related quality of life measurements are necessary tools for current situation assessment of all populations. They are absolutely beneficial for evaluation of rehabilitation services which are known as major clinical sources for improving quality of life in physically impaired patients.The design and implementation of this study involved(More)
This article aims to determine how various health insurance policies affect the rate of emergency room (ER) referrals in the United States. The secondary data, gathered in National Health Measurement Study (NHMS) in 2008 and 2010, was used. The authors identify the relationships between health insurance and ER referrals by using zero-inflated binomial and(More)
AIM Assessment of activities of daily living (ADL) can be helpful for designing individualized rehabilitation programs for disabled individuals. Measuring and comparing the basic ADL (BADL) and instrumental ADL (IADL) independence between middle aged and senior Iranian blind war survivors (IBWS) was the aim of this study. METHODS This cross-sectional(More)
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