Roshanak Benabbas

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BACKGROUND Acute appendicitis (AA) is the most common surgical emergency in children. Accurate and timely diagnosis is crucial but challenging due to atypical presentations and the inherent difficulty of obtaining a reliable history and physical examination in younger children. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the utility of history,(More)
BACKGROUND Penetrating Extremity Trauma (PET) may result in arterial injury, a rare but limb- and life-threatening surgical emergency. Timely, accurate diagnosis is essential for potential intervention in order to prevent significant morbidity. OBJECTIVES Using a systematic review/meta-analytic approach, we determined the utility of physical examination,(More)
Ataxia-telangiectasia (AT) is a rare autosomal recessive disease, characterized by neurodegeneration, variable immunodeficiency and oculocutaneous telangiectasia, as a result of mutation(s) in the ATM gene. Although neurological involvement and ocular telangiectasia are hallmarks of AT, clinical manifestations of disease are heterogeneous and therefore(More)
Background: Acute opium intoxication is one of the most common causes of poisoning in children in Iran. Although most cases are accidental, traditional misuse of opium for symptomatic therapy of various childhood diseases also contributes to high rate of opium intoxication in Iran. Cases: Here, we report two cases of opium intoxication in infants resulted(More)
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