Sanaz Ahmadi Karvigh

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Despite updating knowledge and a growing number of medications for multiple sclerosis (MS), no definite treatment is available yet for patients suffering from progressive forms of the disease. Autologous bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cell (BM-MSC) transplantation is a promising method proposed as a therapy for MS. Although the safety of these cells(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of simvastatin (40 mg/day) as an adjuvant therapy to interferon beta (IFNb 1a, 30 microg once weekly) in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients, compared with placebo. METHODS We enrolled 85 patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (71% female) who were already receiving IFNb(More)
Background: Mesenchymal stem cell therapy has been used in multiple sclerosis (MS) in order to modulate the course of the disease in previous studies. One of the major concerns in such cases is long term safety or efficacy of this type of therapy. Objectives: This study was conducted to report the clinical status of five patients with secondary progressive(More)
Lamotrigine is frequently used to manage epilepsy during pregnancy. However, some major and minor birth defects are reported with lamotrigine monotherapy. This study is a case series report on 20 epileptic women who were receiving lamotrigine in their pregnancy. Apart from the normal pregnancies and births, in our study three patients gave birth to healthy(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the anticonvulsant effect of the novel high definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS) method on patients with refractory lateral frontal lobe epilepsy. The effects of HD-tDCS on working memory were also examined. METHOD 10 adult patients with intractable lateral frontal lobe epilepsy were studied. A central cathode(More)
Long-term usage of antiepileptic drugs (AED) may lead to changes in serum vitamin B12 (B12) levels. Studies show that after sodium valproate prescription in epileptic patients, B12 concentrations increased.1 On the other hand, in the normal population, serum levels of B12 decreases with age.2 In the case of B12 deficiency, various hematologic, neurologic,(More)
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