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OBJECTIVE To assess specific anti-cytomegalovirus (CMV) antibodies, clinical status, and demographic data in pregnant women and their infants in northeast Iran. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted on 225 systematic randomly selected-pregnant women and their newborns attending public hospitals in Mashhad, Iran between December 2007 and January(More)
To compare the effects of either a 5 or 7.5 mg daily dose of Letrozole in PCOS women undergoing ovulation induction and timed intercourse. Prospective randomized trial. Academic infertility care center. Sixty-seven PCOS patients with infertility. Patients were randomly divided into two groups and treated with either 5 mg/day (30 patients, group 1) or 7.5(More)
To evaluate the efficacy of GnRH antagonist in comparison with the GnRH agonist protocol in OCP pretreated polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOs) patients undergoing their first ART cycle. Prospective randomized controlled trial. University-based tertiary fertility center. Ninety-five PCOs patients under 35 years of age, with primary infertility were randomized(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic rhinitis is a complex polygenic disorder of the upper respiratory tract. Given that proinflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and interleukin (IL) 1 seem to play a role in the development of allergic rhinitis, we evaluated the associations between various single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the TNF and IL1 genes(More)
Semispinalis capitis muscle (SECM) is a massive and long cervico-thoracic muscle which functions as a main head and neck extensor muscle. The aim of this study was to detect the effect of head and neck positions on the strength of neck extensor muscles and size of SECM in healthy subjects. Thirty healthy women students voluntarily participated in this(More)
BACKGROUND This study is aimed at determining the efficacy of Mentha spicata (M. spicata) and Mentha × piperita (M. × piperita) in preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). METHODS This was a randomised, double-blind clinical trial study. Prior to the study, patients were randomly assigned into four groups to receive M. spicata or M. ×(More)
BACKGROUND Preeclampsia is one of the common causes of maternal and fetal mortality, and an important problem of pregnancy. This disorder can cause intracranial hemorrhage, intravascular coagulation, pulmonary edema, liver and renal failures and placental abruption. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of seasonal and monthly changes of weather, humidity and(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the effect of a 40:2, 15:2 versus 30:2 Compression: Ventilation (C:V) ratio on rate of Chest Compression (CC), rescuer fatigue and satisfaction. We measured the BP and pulse. Fifty three persons performed BLS and CPR using C:V of 15:2, 30:2 and 40:2 on an adult resuscitation lardal manikin for 2 min. Two researchers(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine weather exposure to rubella vaccine during 1-4 wk periconceptional period can cause congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). METHODS This prospective study was performed in 60 pregnant women who received rubella vaccine inadvertently 1-4 wk pre or post conception. Time of conception was determined by last menstrual period (LMP) and first(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a polygenic inflammatory disorder of the upper respiratory airway with an increasing prevalence worldwide. Interleukin-10 (IL-10) and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β), as two cytokines with pleiotropic effects on both innate and adaptive immunity, play important roles in allergic responses. Therefore, this study(More)