Sara Sardashti

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Although it is a sporadic disease, few studies have reported cases of Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) in families which postulate a genetic susceptibility. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing is an area of discussion in GBS though none of them are considered definitive. In recent years, more studies have evaluated HLA typing in sporadic cases while rarely it(More)
BACKGROUND The Emergency Severity Index (ESI) has earned reliability and validity in adult populations but has not been adequately evaluated in pediatric patients. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of the ESI version 4 and inter-rater reliability measures to evaluate the performance of nurses in the emergency ward. METHODS Raters were(More)
AIMS High rates of negative microbiologic test results highlight the potential role of empiric antimicrobial agents in management of malignant otitis externa (MOE). This study investigates the clinical presentation, laboratory findings, and response to empiric treatment in a large group of patients admitted to a tertiary academic hospital in Tehran, Iran.(More)
Background: This study was undertaken to address the controversy regarding immunologic response to combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) among older patients. Methods: In a cross-sectional study all patients attending the HIV Clinic at Imam Khomeini Hospital (Tehran) from 2010 to 2011 were evaluated. Immunologic response was investigated using(More)
New World Health Organization guidelines recommend the initiation of antiretroviral treatment (ART) for asymptomatic patients with CD4+ T-cell counts of ≤ 500 cells/mm(3). Substantial reduction of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission is addressed as a major public health outcome of this new approach. Middle East and North Africa (MENA), known as(More)
BACKGROUND For effective implementation of HIV-related behavioral interventions, better understanding the demographic characteristics of infected patients in relation with high-risk behavior profiles, physical and mental health are essential. METHODS In a cross-sectional descriptive study, 400 HIV infected patients from December 2011 through January 2013(More)
AIM Documentation is a critical element in the function of the nursing team, and cannot be separated from high-quality, patient-centered care. The aim of this study was to compare the quality of nursing documentation in electronic and paper-based systems. METHOD A retrospective descriptive study was designed to compare the quality of nursing documentation(More)
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