Publications by authors named "Sara Sadat Hosseini"

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Effect of massage on behavioural responses of preterm infants in an educational hospital in Iran.

J Reprod Infant Psychol 2019 07 21;37(3):302-310. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

d Department of Emergency Operation Center (EOC), Disasters and Emergencies Management Center, School of Medicine , Kerman University of Medical Sciences , Kerman , Iran.

: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of providing massage (tactile and kinesthetic stimulation) on behavioural responses for preterm infants. : These infants have immature central nervous systems. Sleep-wake states during infancy have been shown to reflect severity of disease developments, and the nervous system and brain maturation. : This study is a quasi-experimental study with before and after design conducted on 45 preterm infants who were admitted in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The subjects received massage 15 min per day for 5 days using field massage technique. Behavioural responses were measured by behavioural state, motor activity and behavioural distress. Data were obtained 10 min before and 10 min after the providing massage period. : An increase was observed in sleep state score after providing massage. And also, the awake, fidgeting and motor activity scores reduced after providing massage. No significant change was seen in the total behavioural distress. : The findings suggest that providing field massage had soothing and calming effect on preterm infants and could be beneficial in nursing intervention. Nurses working in neonatal intensive care unit need to be educated on how to performing the massage on preterm infants. NICU: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2019.1578866DOI Listing
July 2019

Data on spot-kits versus titration method for iodine determination in salt: Performance and validity.

Data Brief 2018 Dec 4;21:92-96. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

The aim of this data is comparison of achieved data from salt iodine measurement by titration method with using sodium thiosulfate in presence of lugol׳s reagent and commercial spot- kit. Titration measurement was carried out in two different laboratories using standard samples. 437 samples including 20 commercial brands were collected throughout Iran. The iodine contents of the samples were measured by both the titration method and two most frequently used spot-kit brands in Iran. There is no significant differences between the results obtained from the two brands of spot-kits (ICC = 0.797). The kits sensitivity for determination of negative samples was high (more than 0.9) but by increasing the iodine concentration up to 15 ppm, the kits' sensitivity was decreased. These findings indicate that the titration method is necessary for quantitative purposes, especially for concentrations higher than 30 ppm. However, spot-kits are suitable for qualitative and semi-quantitative measurements.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2018.10.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6187014PMC
December 2018

Synergism effects of pioglitazone and extract in streptozotocin-induced nephropathy via attenuation of oxidative stress.

Iran J Basic Med Sci 2017 May;20(5):497-502

Pharmaceutical Science Research Center, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.

Objectives: Hyperglycemia promotes oxidative stress that plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of Diabetic nephropathy (DN). In this study, we investigated the synergism effects of hydroalcoholic extract of and pioglitazone (PIO) on the prevention of DN in streptozotocin induced-diabetic mice.

Materials And Methods: Forty-two mice were divided into six groups as follows: non-diabetic control group, DMSO group (as solvent), diabetic group and four treatment groups which received , pioglitazone, plus pioglitazone and vitE. Diabetes was induced by a single dose of streptozotocin (STZ) (200 mg/kg body wt, IP) diluted in citrate buffer (pH= 4.6). After 4 weeks treatment, all animals were anaesthetized and blood was collected for serum urea and creatinine levels assessment in plasma and kidney tissue were excised for evaluation of oxidative stress markers.

Results: Treatment with significantly inhibited increase in serum urea and creatinine in plasma that were observed in diabetic mice. Furthermore, the elevated level of oxidative stress markers (glutathione oxidation, lipid peroxidation (LPO), protein carbonyl) in renal supernatant of diabetic mice was inhibited by treatment. Interestingly, promoted beneficial effects of PIO in reducing STZ-induced hyperglycemia, renal damage and oxidative stress markers.

Conclusion: Our findings showed that PIO plus have synergism protective effects against STZ-induced nephropathy that can be a candidate as a therapeutic approach in order to treatment of DN.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/IJBMS.2017.8673DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5478777PMC
May 2017

Comparison of Moringa stenopetala seed extract as a clean coagulant with Alum and Moringa stenopetala-Alum hybrid coagulant to remove direct dye from Textile Wastewater.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2016 Aug 10;23(16):16396-405. Epub 2016 May 10.

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

In this study, the efficiency of Moringa stenopetala seed extract was compared with alum and M. stenopetala-alum hybrid coagulant to remove Direct Red 23 azo dye from textile wastewater. The effects of parameters such as pH, coagulant dose, type of salt used for the extraction of coagulant and initial dye concentration on dye removal efficiency were investigated. Moreover, the existing functional groups on the structure of M. stenopetala coagulant (MSC) were determined by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and the morphology of sludge produced by MSC, alum, and hybrid coagulant was characterized by scanning electron microscopy. Ninhydrin test was also used to determine the quantity of primary amines in the MSC and Moringa oleifera coagulant (MOC). According to the results, with increasing the coagulant dose and decreasing the initial dye concentration, dye removal efficiency has increased. The maximum dye removal of 98.5, 98.2, and 98.3 % were obtained by using 240, 120, and 80 mg/L MSC, alum and hybrid coagulant at pH 7, respectively. The results also showed MSC was much more effective than MOC for dye removal. The volume of sludge produced by MSC was one fourth and half of those produced by alum and hybrid coagulant, respectively. Based on the results, hybrid coagulant was the most efficient coagulant for direct dye removal from colored wastewater.
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August 2016
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