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AIM The aim of this study was to compare the long-term effects of cognitive-behavioral treatment and mindfulness-based treatment on decreasing symptoms of patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). BACKGROUND One of the most modern therapies put forward in therapy of IBS is mindfulness-based metacognitive therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS In(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of Heller myotomy for the treatment of achalasia in a referral center in Tehran, and investigate the clinical characteristics, manometric results and treatment responses among three achalasia subtypes in Iranian patients. BACKGROUND Esophageal achalasia is an unusual swallowing disorder,(More)
AIM The aim of this investigation is identification of Candida strains isolated from patients with gastro-oesophageal candidiasis in Tehran, Iran. BACKGROUND Gastro-oesophageal candidiasis is a rare infection and appears mainly in debilitated or immunocompromised patients. Colonization by Candida spp. may occur in this region and the organism can remain(More)
AIM The purpose of this investigation was to determine the oipA and dupA genes of Helicobacter pylori isolates from west of Iran; Chaharmahalo Bakhtiyari region and find their relationship with the severity of the gastroduodenal diseases. BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori is an organism responsible for many gastroduodenal diseases. Many studies suggest that(More)
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