Sedighah Akhavan Karbasi

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BACKGROUND Growth velocity is one of the most important problems in low birth weight (LBW) neonates. AIMS The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of body massage with and without sunflower oil on the growth of LBW preterm neonates in Iran. STUDY DESIGN A single-blinded randomized clinical trial SUBJECTS This study examined neonates(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare efficacy and safety of oral chloral hydrate (CH) and promethazine (PZ) for sedation during electroencephalography (EEG) in children. METHODS In a parallel single-blinded randomized clinical trial, sixty 1-10 year old children referred to EEG Unit of Shahid Sadoughi Hospital from January 2010 to February(More)
OBJECTIVE Infantile spasms (IS) are among the most catastrophic epileptic syndromes of infancy. The purpose of this study was to compare efficacy and safety of topiramate (TPM) and nitrazepam (NZP) as first-line drugs in the treatment of IS. MATERIALS & METHODS In a parallel single-blinded randomized clinical trial, 50 patients with IS referred to(More)
INTRODUCTION Febrile seizure (FS) is the most common paediatric neurological problem. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of afebrile seizures subsequent to FS in children with initial FS and to evaluate its risk factors. METHODS A prospective study was conducted on all children (age 6 months to 6 years) referred with initial FS to(More)
BACKGROUND Approximately one percent of current live births of the world are conceived via assisted reproductive technologies (ART). OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the developmental status of children born through assisted and natural conceptions at the age of five years. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a retrospective cohort study,(More)
BACKGROUND Electroencephalography (EEG) is a useful diagnostic tool in the diagnosis of seizure and differentiating it from seizure-like attacks. Cooperation and immobility of the patient is crucial and in children who do not naturally sleep, pharmacological agents and procedural sedation should be used for sleep inducement. The purpose of this study was to(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare efficacy and safety of chloral hydrate (CH), chloral hydrate and promethazine (CH + P) and chloral hydrate and hydroxyzine (CH + H) in electroencephalography (EEG) sedation. METHODS In a parallel single-blinded randomized clinical trial, ninety 1-7 y-old uncooperative kids who were referred to Pediatric Neurology Clinic of Shahid(More)
BACKGROUND Febrile seizure (FS) is the most common childhood seizures which occur in 2-5% of children. Studies about association between iron deficiency and febrile seizure have shown contradictory results. The purpose of this study was to compare the iron status of children with first febrile seizure and healthy control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS In an(More)
BACKGROUND Admission of low birth-weight (LBW) neonates in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) causes their deprivation of tactile and sensory stimulation. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate efficacy of body massage on growth parameters (weight, height and head circumference) gain velocity of LBW in Yazd, Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS A(More)
INTRODUCTION Low birth weight (LBW) is a major health problem and a significant contributor to neonatal death in both industrialised and developing countries. This study examined the prevalence and risk factors for LBW in Yazd, a central city of Iran. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, we evaluated all births that were registered in all the maternity(More)