Touran Shahraki

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There is a well-recognized relationship between aplastic anemia and viral hepatitis. Clinically apparent hepatitis precedes aplastic anemia by a period of weeks to months. Hepatitis is an infrequent cause of aplastic anemia and is usually severe and fatal if untreated. The clinical features and, particularly the response to immunosuppressive therapy(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to assess which modifiable, non-modifiable, and socioeconomic factors are good predictors for cardiovascular risk in overweight and obese Iranian women. MATERIALS AND METHODS This clinical cross-sectional study was conducted on 811 overweight and obese women of age 20-60 years in Islamic Republic of Iran. In(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study examined the prevalence of underweight and overweight in a group of primary-school children in Zahedan, south-east Iran. DESIGN A cross-sectional study in a randomly selected population of schoolchildren. SETTING Primary-school children in Zahedan city. SUBJECTS A random sample of 1079 students (boys = 500 and girls = 579).(More)
BACKGROUND Prevalence of Type 2 diabetes is increasing rapidly worldwide. Recent data is reprehensive of increasing diabetes prevalence from 285 millions in 2010 (6.4%) to 439 millions in 2030 in adults aged 20 to 79 in different countries. Lifestyle and particularly dietary habits play an important role in the development of diabetes. Additionally,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of socio-economic status (SES) on BMI, waist:hip ratio (WHR) and waist circumference (WC) in a group of Iranian women. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted on 888 women in Sistan and Baluchestan Province. SES was measured using level of education. In addition, parity, marital status and physical activity were(More)
BACKGROUND   Several studies have shown the prevalence of celiac disease (CD) to be around 1% in Iran, which is similar to the worldwide prevalence. There is scant information on occult CD in apparently healthy school age children. This study, as the first such study in Iran, aims to determine the prevalence of occult CD in healthy Iranian school age(More)
BACKGROUND It is unknown whether the waist circumference (WC) or the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is a better predictor of cardiovascular risk factors at different ages. OBJECTIVE To compare WC and WHR as predictors of cardiovascular risk factors and to determine the prevalence of some cardiovascular risk factors in overweight and obese adult women at(More)
AIM To assess the clinical characteristic of CD as well as correlation of symptoms and the degrees of intestinal mucosal lesions in Iranian children. BACKGROUND Microscopic Enteritis (Marsh 0-II) is associated with malabsorption. PATIENTS AND METHODS From August 2005 to September 2009, 111 cases with malabsorption and classical gastrointestinal symptoms(More)
OBJECTIVE Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an etiological agent responsible for occurrence of post-transfusion hepatitis in thalassemic patients. This study identified hepatitis C genotypes in pediatric and adolescent thalassemic patients and their correlation with age, blood transfusion, HCV RNA viral titer and liver function. METHODS This study considers(More)
BACKGROUND A balanced nutrition schedule provides the essential substances for proper oral health. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the association between dental caries and body mass index in 6-11 year-old children in Zahedan. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this cross-sectional study 1213 children (670 girls, 543 boys) were included. Body(More)