Shahin Nariman

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Studies of renal involvement in thalassemia syndromes have been varied and few. The most important cause of mortality and morbidity in these patients is organ failure due to iron deposition. We report here a cross-sectional study carried out between February 2005 and February 2006 on all beta-thalassemia major patients being treated in Mofid Children’s(More)
The effects of mitral valve disease on lung function have been studied in 26 non-smoking patients by relating values for lung volumes and carbon monoxide transfer factor (TLCO) to various indices of cardiac function measured at catheterisation. In general, more severe mitral disease was associated with greater abnormalities of lung function. Reductions of(More)
Ventilation and perfusion lung scans were performed in 58 patients before operation for bronchial carcinoma to determine in which patients the lung scan was most useful for assessing mediastinal spread and resectability of the tumour. Perfusion of the affected lung was less with larger and more centrally situated tumours. Perfusion was also less for(More)
Eight young men with documented exercise-induced asthma each performed two standard exercise tests and underwent two histamine challenges on separate days after double blind administration of either 20 mg nifedipine or placebo. The response to exercise was assessed by the maximal fall in forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and to inhaled histamine(More)
Any senior medical student is expected to recognize the picture of clinical emphysema, though many authors, such as Fletcher (1952), feel that it is an unreliable diagnosis. Within the last 20 to 30 years radiological emphysema has been added to the syndrome (Simon and Galbraith, 1953), and in the last 15 years the emphasis has been on the associated(More)
Congenital absence of the nose or arhinia is a rare defect of embryogenesis often associated with other anomalies. Arhinia is a life-threatening condition that requires a highly skilled neonatal resuscitation team in the delivery room. The associated anomalies often have a significant effect on the immediate as well as long-term outcome of the neonate. This(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, various noninvasive respiratory support (NRS) of ventilation has been provided more in neonates. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of HFNC with NCPAP in post-extubation of preterm infants with RDS after INSURE method (intubation, surfactant, extubation). METHODS A total of 54 preterm infants with RDS (respiratory(More)
Background: Clinical Risk Index of Babies (CRIB), Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology (SNAP), an update of the Clinical Risk Index for Babies score (CRIB II) and Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology Perinatal Extension (SNAP-PE) are scoring devices developed in neonatal intensive care units. This study reviewed these scoring systems in critically ill(More)
Introduction: Clinical competence of nurses working in the neonatal intensive care units together with advancements in medical science and technology increased the survival rate of newborns that need specialized care. To ensure the quality of care and provide the safety of patients, evaluating the clinical competence of nurses seems necessary. This study(More)