Saeed Afzali

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OBJECTIVES Limited research has been undertaken on suicide in developing countries. This paper aims to investigate characteristics of suicide attempts in Hamadan district of Iran. METHODS A prospective study was conducted in all university hospitals in the Hamadan district of Iran and patients admitted for attempted suicides were included. All cases were(More)
BACKGROUND Paraquat is a bipyridil herbicide and in appropriate and careful usage, will not be health threatening. Most adult cases of intoxication are due to suicidal attempts rather than accidental exposure. Therapeutic response has been reported to be appropriate with high doses of cyclophosphamide and glucocorticoids and survival is reported to be(More)
In situations when there is unilateral ureteral obstruction, the contralateral kidney retains its normal function. In rare instances however, it has been reported that unilateral ureteral obstruction can lead to reflex anuria (RA) and acute renal failure (ARF). Even more unusually, RA with ARF can occur without organic obstruction due to ureteric(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Naltrexone is a competitive opioid receptor antagonist acting at the µ- and k-opioid receptors that blocks the euphoric effects of exogenous administered opioids. When used in opioid-dependent patients, naltrexone can cause acute and severe withdrawal symptoms. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study conducted from December 2007 to March(More)
BACKGROUND Suicide has constituted a critical public health problem for many decades. The number of completed suicide is traditionally high in Iran. The objective of the present study was to describe the patterns of methods of suicide among registered deaths due to suicide in Hamada, western Iran. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, all completed(More)
We aimed to compare the therapeutic effect of Avonex (Av), Betaferon (Be) & Rebif (Re) on the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) in Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Ninety patients referring to Farshchian Hospital were entered in this study. The patients were divided into three equal groups: group 1 received Av, group 2 received Re and group 3 received Be, and(More)
Human factor is one of the most important causes for traffic accidents. This study has been designed to determine the presence of alcohol and drug abuse among drivers killed in car accidents in Hamadan, Iran during a one year period. This study was conducted as a post-mortem series design. Forensic autopsies were performed on all drivers killed in car(More)
1Department of Forensic Medicine and Medical Ethics, Research Center for Behavioral Disorders and Substance Abuse, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran. 2Department of Community Medicine, Research Center for Behavioral Disorders and Substance Abuse, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran. *Corresponding Author(More)
OBJECTIVE By considering the role of adrenergic nervous system in sweat secretion, we postulated that terazosin may be able to improve sweating after taking sertraline, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drug. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of terazosin on sertraline -related sweating. METHODS All patients diagnosed with major(More)
OBJECTIVE To follow up 100 referrals to the sedation clinic, examining dental anxiety and background of patients, and to assess how many patients attended for treatment planning, initial treatment and how many completed treatment, and describe the characteristics of each. For those who attended for initial treatment, to investigate which type of sedation(More)
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