Seyed Masoom Masoompour

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PURPOSE The main aim of this study was to obtain population-based cancer incidence data for the entire population of Fars province in Iran, and to compare these rates with those obtained from a previous study in the same population ten years previously. METHODS Data were collected on all patients in major cities of Fars province who were diagnosed with(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer registries help to decrease the burden of cancers by collecting accurate and complete data. We aimed to measure the completeness of coverage of information recorded between 2000 and 2009 in a cancer registry program in Fars province, southern Iran. METHODS The cancer registry program run by Shiraz University of Medical Sciences was(More)
The effects of menopause and renal function on serum parameters of the vitamin D-endocrine system were studied in a cross-sectional sample of 676 healthy women aged 20-74 years in Shiraz. Low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) was found in 52.9% of the women. Serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) increased significantly over the age span in premenopausal women(More)
Summary In order to establish the normative curves for BMD in Iranian individuals, we measured BMDs at the lumbar spine and femoral regions of 760 women and 632 men using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. This study provides a baseline normative for Iranian individuals. BMD values of Iranian subjects were generally lower than those of the American(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS To determine the level of adherence to the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines, we compared our inpatient management of exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to these guidelines. METHOD This cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted from January 2011 to April 2012 in a(More)
We have evaluated the ever changing epidemiology of cancers in Fars province, Iran since the re-establishment of Fars cancer registry. Based on the collected data from all related sources in Fars province from 2007-2010 we calculated the cancer age-standardized rates per 100,000 person-years (ASRs). The results are presented as incidence rates of cases by(More)
Patient care in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is complex and expensive, serving to provide optimal outcome as well as the adequate use of resources. Our objective was to determine variables associated with admission practices, processes of care, and clinical outcomes for critically ill patients. Admission records of a 10-bed ICU were gathered during a(More)
Pulmonary embolism is considered as a great masquerader due to its frequent nonspecific signs and symptoms. Typically pulmonary embolism is under-diagnosed or over-diagnosed. In this study a patient with pulmonary embolism is reported in which the patient exhibited two unusual manifestations namely; right upper quadrant abdominal pain and ST-T elevation in(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of our study was to evaluate an inexpensive and available method to reduce mucous impactions in mechanically ventilated patients. METHODS This randomized clinical trial was conducted on 40 mechanically ventilated patients aged 15-90 years. The patients were randomly allocated into two arms; 20 cases and 20 controls. The cases(More)