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BACKGROUND Quality of life (QOL) is an important measure in the management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Controversy exists in the findings of studies evaluating QOL in IBS subtypes, and little is known about this issue in Iranian patients. Determination of the factors affecting QOL in IBS patients may influence treatment outcomes. The aims of this(More)
BACKGROUND In Iran, there is insufficient information on the efficacy of Helicobacter pylori eradication regimens shorter than 10 days. This study aims at assessing the efficacy of 4- and 7-day H. pylori eradication regimens in a high-incidence area of gastric cancer in Iran. METHODS Subjects with an endoscopic diagnosis of gastritis, positive urease(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM There are controversial results regarding the relationship of serum 25 hydroxy vitamin D [25(OH)D] and ulcerative colitis (UC) activity. To address this issue, the current study was designed to evaluate the correlation of serum 25(OH)D level and disease activity in patients with UC. METHOD All consecutively selected UC outpatients referred(More)
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