Sahar Latifi

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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)
STUDY DESIGN A double-blinded randomized clinical trial. OBJECTIVES The anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effect of omega-3 fatty acids have been shown so far, but still its influence on clinical measures in spinal cord-injured human models were not known. We tried to investigate changes in disability and dependency scores in chronic traumatic spinal(More)
CONTEXT Omega-3 fatty acids have been recently proposed to induce neural improvement in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) while affecting some hormones including leptin and adiponectin. OBJECTIVES We tried to evaluate the effect of omega-3 fatty acids on circulatory concentrations of leptin and adiponectin among these patients. DESIGN This study is(More)
OBJECTIVES We described the associations between demographic and injury-related factors on bone mineral density (BMD) of the spine and the hip among adult patients with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN BMD in spinal and femoral bone sites were assessed. Multivariate analysis was performed to evaluate the relationship between anthropometric and(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Previously, the associations between leptin and adiponectin levels with bone mineral density (BMD) have been reported in different populations, and occasionally, controversial results have been demonstrated. Until now, these relationships in spinal cord-injured individuals have not yet been described. PURPOSE We tried to investigate the(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Bone loss after spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs because of pathologic changes in osteoblastic and osteoclastic activities due to mechanical unloading. Some biochemical changes in bone metabolism after SCI are described before that were related to bone mineral loss. PURPOSE Our purpose was to determine bone markers' changes and related(More)
OBJECTIVES Usage of 308-nm excimer laser (EL) is an effective treatment in vitiligo. As genetic predispositions along with type of skin and rate of sun exposure are known factors influencing the treatment outcomes, we tried to evaluate the treatment results of using 308 nm-excimer laser alone in comparison with the combined therapy of EL and topical(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: Fatigue and depression are common after spinal cord injury (SCI). However, their extent in individuals with spared ability to walk (assisted or nonassisted) has not yet been described in Iranian patients. Objectives: Our purpose was to evaluate fatigue, depressive mood, and neuropathic pain among Iranian patients with spared ability. Patients(More)
Background: Spinal cord injury (SCI) imposes a tremendous burden on physical, mental and psychosocial aspects of life among affected individuals. Objectives: Until now, there was no statistics about the quality of life (QoL) in Iranian males with SCI. Here, we assessed the QoL among Iranian men with SCI and compared it with general population. Patients and(More)