Sahar Latifi

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BACKGROUND Health-related quality-of-life (HR-QOL) may be affected by various factors including injury-related characteristics among individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). However, the impact of the influence of these variables has not yet been fully described in Iranian population. Here, we assessed the relationships between injury-related(More)
Purpose. The association between serum lipids and bone mineral density (BMD) has been investigated previously but, up to now, these relationships have not yet been described in spinal cord injury (SCI). We tried to assess the correlation between serum triglyceride (TG), total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and low-density lipoprotein(More)
BACKGROUND Opium is one of the most commonly abused opiates in developing countries including Iran. Considering the importance of maternal health on the newborn, we aimed to assess the effect of opium abuse on fetal heart rate (FHR) characteristics in a sample of pregnant women in Zahedan, Southeast Iran. METHODS This cross-sectional study was done on 100(More)
BACKGROUND By increased concerns about the accuracy of the traditional methods to predict outcomes after induction of labor, developing new standards has a great clinical importance. Here, we compared the predictive value of translabial ultrasound measurements with Bishop Score to determine the suitability of induction of labor. METHODS A homogenous(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have demonstrated the effect of different dietary fats on blood pressure (BP) in general population. However, these associations have not yet been described in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS Referred patients to Brain and SCI Research Center between 2011 and 2014 have been invited to participate. Only paraplegic(More)
OBJECTIVE The determinants of satisfaction of life (SWL) are poorly described among Iranian employed nurses. This study aimed to assess the effect of various factors including age, gender, marital status, depression, anxiety and stress on SWL among Iranian nurses. METHOD Employed nurses in three teaching hospitals were invited to participate in this(More)
BACKGROUND Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists initiate androgen deprivation in treating prostate cancer (PC). Triptorelin is a synthetic GnRH and many of its market brands such as Diphereline have been introduced so far. OBJECTIVES We compared the efficacy of a sustained-release formulation of Triptorelin (Microrelin), domestically produced in(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal cord injury (SCI) imposes a significant burden on the social and marital life. Here, we assessed the divorce rate and changes in marital status among a sample of Iranian individuals with SCI. METHODS Referred patients to Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Center were invited to participate in this cross-sectional investigation. The(More)
BACKGROUND Nutritional status influences bone health spinal cord injury (SCI). This study evaluates serum levels of 25-hydroxy-vitamin-D and calcium along with dietary intakes in patients with chronic SCI. MATERIALS AND METHODS Total of 160 patients participated in this investigation. Dietary intakes were assessed by semi-quantitative food-frequency(More)