Zahra Sayed Bonakdar

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Objectives. We evaluated the psychometric properties of the Persian LupusQoL for the evaluation of quality of life in Iranian systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. Methods. The LupusQoL was translated to Persian language. Patients with SLE (n = 78) completed the LupusQoL and the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36). Disease activity and cumulative(More)
Atherosclerosis has a high prevalence in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients and vascular endothelial dysfunction is the earliest stage of atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of vascular endothelial dysfunction and its risk factors in SLE patients and to identify its correlation with disease activity, duration and(More)
OBJECTIVES Sleep disorders are common among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with unclear underlying mechanisms. We assessed the role of vitamin D in sleep quality of patients with SLE. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted on women with SLE for whom the following data were available at the same time; sleep quality (Pittsburgh Sleep(More)
Evidence has shown a relationship between vitamin D deficiency and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We evaluated the frequency of vitamin D deficiency and its association with disease activity in new cases of SLE. Women with newly diagnosed SLE, based on the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria, were enrolled consecutively. Those receiving(More)
This study aimed to determine the correlation between of ESR, C3, C4, anti-DNA, and lupus activity and also the construct and criterion validity of the British Isles Lupus Assessment Group (BILAG) index for assessing disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Patients with SLE were recruited into a cross-sectional study. Data were analyzed for(More)
INTRODUCTION Osteoporosis is a multifactorial disease and one of the most important modifiable factors in the development and maintenance of bone mass are nutrition nutritional status and its relationship with Bone Mass Density (BMD) in postmenopausal women admitted in osteodensitometry Center, Isfahan, Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-two(More)
Editor-in-Chief and Publisher have decided to retract this article. Upon investigation carried out according to the Committee on Publication Ethics guidelines, it has been found that the authors duplicated substantial parts from the following article: British Isles Lupus Assessment Group 2004 Index Is Valid for Assessment of Disease Activity in Systemic(More)
Alkaptonuria is an inborn error of amino acid metabolism. A defect in tyrosine metabolism that results in accumulation of homogentisic acid in connective tissue, especially cartilage, has long been known. Degenerative arthropathy, especially of the knee and spine, develops at a relatively early age in adults. Accumulation also occurs in heart valves, and(More)
BACKGROUND Neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE) is a serious and well-known complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). There is limited evidence about the prevalence of NPSLE and its manifestations in Iran. The aim of this study was to study clinical and demographic characteristics of patients with NPSLE in an Iranian population.(More)
To assess the frequency of hyperprolactinaemia and its possible clinical significance in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In this cross-sectional study, we determined serum prolactin (PRL) levels in 60 SLE female patients (age range 15–60 years). Disease activity was defined according to the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity(More)