Shadi Kolahdoozan

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Iran as a developing nation is in epidemiological transition from communicable to non-communicable diseases. Although, cancer is the third cause of death in Iran, it;s mortality are on the rise during recent decades. This mini-review was carried out to provide a general viewpoint on common cancers incidence in Iran and to explain incidental differences that(More)
BACKGROUND breast cancer (BC) is the most common malignancy among Iranian women. Although the relative incidence of BC is low, the cause-specific mortality is much higher than developed countries. The present study surveyed the overall trend of BC in Tehran. PATIENTS AND METHODS all breast pathologic records were studied in five major hospitals in Tehran(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with endoscopic sphincterotomy has become widely available for the treatment of pancreatobiliary diseases; however, it has mortality and complications. The aim of this study was to compare the success rates and complications of two different methods of common bile duct cannulation. METHODS From(More)
AIM To determine the sensitivity and specificity of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in patients with inconclusive magnetic resonance imaging/magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRI/MRCP) in pancreatobiliary abnormalities. METHODS During 10 months, patients with pancreatobiliary diseases referred to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography(More)
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic ultrasonography has been accepted as a sensitive modality for preoperative tumor localization in pancreas. We have aimed to determine the performance characteristics of endoscopic ultrasonography in pancreatic insulinoma localization and evaluation of relationship between the tumor size and serum-c peptide level, lowest glucose level(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of substituting endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in cases of a low to intermediate risk for choledocholithiasis. METHODS During a 16-month period, patients who were referred for suspected choledocholithiasis, biliary colic, or acute(More)
BACKGROUND Scientific progress is an important indicator for the social and economic developments of any country. According to various reports, worldwide, Iran has the most growth in the field of science due to a high increase in the numbers of publications during the past decade. The aim of this study is to assess not only the quantity, but also the(More)
AIMS Prognosis of esophageal cancer (EC) is poor. Population-based studies regarding EC survival and adequacy of cancer surgery (ACS) from developing countries are lacking. We aimed to evaluate EC patients' survival and ACS in a population-based setting for the first time from Iran. METHODS We randomly selected 409 cases from all 3048 newly diagnosed EC(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is a useful modality to diagnose causes of pancreatitis. The role of EUS for prediction of pancreatitis severity has not been studied. The aim of this study was to identify the utility of EUS in determining the severity of acute pancreatitis (AP). METHODS All patients diagnosed with pancreatitis(More)
50 INTRODUCTION Obesity is one of the most important health problems worldwide. In the United States, approximately one third of the adults are obese and more than $50 billion per year is spent on obesity-related medical care(1). The prevalence of overweight and obesity in most developed and developing countries have been increasing markedly over the past(More)