Publications by authors named "Masoud Mohammad Malekzadeh"

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Thrombotic Microangiopathy in Interferon-beta-Treated Multiple Sclerosis Patient.

Clin Case Rep 2020 Jun 30;8(6):1061-1064. Epub 2020 Mar 30.

Neuroscience Institute Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran.

A 43-year-old man who was treated with interferon-beta for multiple sclerosis was presented with hypertension, headache, nausea/vomiting, blurred vision, and renal dysfunction. The treatment with drugs and dialysis relieved the symptoms. Despite plasmapheresis is known to cause improvement in renal function, no such improvement was seen in patient.
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June 2020

Clinical Clerkship Education Improves With Implementing a System of Internal Program Evaluation Using Medical Students' Feedbacks.

Acta Med Iran 2016 Aug;54(8):530-535

Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Quality of clinical education for medical students has always been a concern in academic medicine. This concern has increased in today's time-squeeze while faculty members have to fulfill their complementary roles as a teacher, researcher, and practitioner. One of the strategies for program evaluation is obtaining trainees' feedbacks since they are the main customers of educational programs; however, there are debates about the efficacy of student feedback as a reliable source for reforms. We gathered Likert scores on a 16-item questionnaire from 2,771 medical students participating in all clerkship programs in a multidisciplinary teaching hospital. An expert panel consisting of 8 attending physicians established content validity of the questionnaire while a high Cronbach's Alpha (0.93) proved its reliability. Summary reports of these feedbacks were presented to heads of departments, clerkship program directors, and hospital administrators, at the end of each semester. Analysis of variance was used for comparing hospital scores across different time periods and different departments. Significant changes (P<0.001) were observed in mean scores between different semesters (partial η2=0.090), different departments (partial η2=0.149) as well as the interaction term between departments and semesters (partial η2=0.111). A significant improvement in mean clinical education score is noticeable after three semesters from the beginning of the survey. Periodic, systematic trainee's feedback to program directors can lead to an improved educational performance in teaching hospitals.
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August 2016

Evaluation of Educational Environment for Medical Students of a Tertiary Pediatric Hospital in Tehran, Using DREEM Questionnaire.

Iran J Pediatr 2015 Oct 6;25(5):e2362. Epub 2015 Oct 6.

Research Center for Immunodeficiencies, Children's Medical Center, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran ; Department of Immunology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran ; Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Tehran, IR Iran.

Background: Tertiary pediatric hospitals usually provide excellent clinical services, but such centers have a lot to do for educational perfection.

Objectives: This study was performed to address under-graduate educational deficits and find feasible solutions.

Patients And Methods: This cross-sectional study was done in a target population of 77 sixth year undergraduate medical students (response rate = 78%) who spent their 3-month pediatric rotation in the Children's Medical Center, the Pediatrics Center of Excellence in Tehran, Iran. The Dundee ready educational environment measure (DREEM) instrument was used for assessing educational environment of this subspecialized pediatric hospital.

Results: Among 60 students who answered the questionnaires, 24 were male (40%). Participants' age ranged from 23 to 24 years. The mean total score was 95.8 (48%). Comparison of scores based on students' knowledge showed no significant difference. Problematic areas were learning, academic self-perception, and social self-perception.

Conclusions: Having an accurate schedule to train general practitioner, using new teaching methods, and providing a non-stressful atmosphere were suggested solutions.
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October 2015