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The relationship between iron deficiency anemia and sexual function and satisfaction among reproductive-aged Iranian women.

PLoS One 2018 6;13(12):e0208485. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is a common micronutrient deficiency worldwide, and an important health problem especially in women of reproductive age. This study aimed to determine the relationship between IDA and sexual satisfaction and function among reproductive-aged Iranian women. In this study, 129 women (52 with IDA and 77 non-IDA) with age 18-45 in Mahshahr, Iran were recruited. Read More

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December 2018
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The iranian model as a potential solution for the current kidney shortage crisis.

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Bahar Bastani

Int Braz J Urol 2018 Aug 6;44. Epub 2018 Aug 6.

Division of Nephrology, Saint Louis University Health Science Center, Saint Louis, MO, USA.

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Data on concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in roasted and fried chicken - A case study: Bushehr, Iran.

Data Brief 2018 Dec 6;21:1842-1847. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

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

In the present data article, the presence and amount of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were surveyed in Iranian roasted and fried chicken in Bushehr restaurants. For data collection, 73 samples (including 36 Roasted chicken and 37 Fried chicken samples) were collected from local restaurants and various retail outlets of Bushehr, Iran. The concentrations of 16 PAHs were determined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Read More

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December 2018
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Measurement and monitoring of anions, cations and metals in landfill leachate in Iranian metropolises.

Data Brief 2018 Dec 6;21:1818-1822. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran.

Leachate generation is a major problem for municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills and causes significant threat to surface and groundwater. Samples were collected from the landfills of Iranian metropolises (Ahwaz, Mashhad, Tehran (before and after treatment plant), Isfahan, Tabriz, Hamedan, Rasht, Sanandaj and Qazvin) based on the standard sampling methods and transferred to the laboratory. Cr, Cd, Hg, Pb, Ni, As, Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, Na, K, Zn, Al, Ba, Li, Sr, Ti and V were analyzed. Read More

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December 2018

Prevalence of poststroke depression in Iranian patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 2018 13;14:3073-3080. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.

Background: Poststroke depression (PSD) is the most common and important neuropsychiatric consequences of stroke, which can result in longer hospital stay, compromise the effectiveness of rehabilitation, and reduce the patients' quality of life. However, Iranian studies have reported different and conflicting prevalence rates for PSD.

Objective: The present systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the overall prevalence of PSD in Iranian patients. Read More

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November 2018
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Genetic Variation in Intergenic and Exonic miRNA Sequence and Risk of Multiple Sclerosis in the Isfahan Patients.

Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018 Oct 14;17(5):477-484. Epub 2018 Oct 14.

Department of Biology, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, Iran AND Department of Biology, Fars Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran.

MicroRNAs (miRNAs), have been documented to perform a key role in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic inflammatory and autoimmune disease. Recent studies have shown that single nucleotide polymorphism in the sequence of the miRNA may change their production and expression which can lead to miRNA dysfunction and pathogenicity. Some studies have reported the relationship between miRNA polymorphism and the increased risk of autoimmune disease. Read More

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October 2018
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Evaluation of ERAP1 Gene Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in Impressing the Inflammatory Cytokine Profile of Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients.

Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018 Oct 20;17(5):464-474. Epub 2018 Oct 20.

Immunology Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran AND Department of Immunology, School of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran AND Student Research Committee, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), an autoinflammatory disease, has been associated with impaired Endoplasmic reticulum aminopeptidase (ERAP) 1 activity, which is involved in priming antigenic peptides. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if the genetic variant of ERAP1 gene could impress the inflammation status of the AS patients. For genotyping, 140 AS cases and 140 healthy controls were enrolled. Read More

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October 2018

Effects of Viola tricolor Flower Hydroethanolic Extract on Lung Inflammation in a Mouse Model of Chronic Asthma.

Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018 Oct 14;17(5):409-417. Epub 2018 Oct 14.

Iranian Center of Neurological Research, Neuroscience Institute, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran AND Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs driven by T cell activation. Viola tricolor L. as a traditional medical herb could suppress activated T lymphocytes and has been used empirically for asthma remedy. Read More

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October 2018

Relationship Between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout in Iranian Psychiatric Nurses.

J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv 2018 Dec 3:1-9. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Research is limited regarding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and professional quality of life (ProQOL) in Iranian nurses, especially nurses working in psychiatric units. The current study was conducted to determine the relationship between PTSD and ProQOL among psychiatric nurses in Kerman, Iran. This cross-sectional correlational study comprised 160 nurses working in three clinical settings supervised by Kerman University of Medical Sciences. Read More

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December 2018

Analysis of apolipoprotein E genetic polymorphism in a large ethnic Hakka population in southern China.

Genet Mol Biol 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Meizhou People's Hospital (Huangtang Hospital), Meizhou Academy of Medical Sciences, Meizhou Hospital Affiliated to Sun Yat-sen University, Meizhou, P.R. China.

There is currently no data about the genetic variations of APOE in Hakka population in China. The aim of this study was to analyze the allelic and genotypic frequencies of APOE gene polymorphisms in a large ethnic Hakka population in southern China. The APOE genes of 6,907 subjects were genotyped by the gene chip platform. Read More

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November 2018
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A Pathogenic Homozygous Mutation in The Pleckstrin Homology Domain of RASA1 Is Responsible for Familial Tricuspid Atresia in An Iranian Consanguineous Family.

Cell J 2019 Apr 18;21(1):70-77. Epub 2018 Nov 18.

Department of Pediatrics Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic Address:

Objective: Tricuspid atresia (TA) is a rare life-threatening form of congenital heart defect (CHD). The genetic mechanisms underlying TA are not clearly understood. According to previous studies, the endocardial cushioning event, as the primary sign of cardiac valvulogenesis, is governed by several overlapping signaling pathways including Ras/ ERK pathway. Read More

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Evaluation of Tumor Regulatory Genes and Apoptotic Pathways in The Cytotoxic Effect of Cytochalasin H on Malignant Human Glioma Cell Line (U87MG).

Cell J 2019 Apr 18;21(1):62-69. Epub 2018 Nov 18.

Department of Aquatic Animal Health and Diseases, Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute (IFSRI), Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Tehran, Iran.

Objective: The aim of current study was to provide a proof-of-concept on the mechanism of PLAU and PCDH10 gene expressions and caspases-3, -8, and -9 activities in the apoptotic pathway after treatment of malignant human glioma cell line (U87MG) with cytochalasin H.

Materials And Methods: In the present experimental study, we have examined cytochalasin H cytotoxic activities as a new therapeutic agent on U87MG cells in vitro for the first time. The cells were cultured and treated with 10-10 M of cytochalasin H for 24, 48 and 72 hours. Read More

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Clinical significance of long noncoding RNA VIM-AS1 and CTBP1-AS2 expression in type 2 diabetes.

J Cell Biochem 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background/aims: The risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is determined by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Multiple studies have proposed that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are crucial molecules in regulating several biological processes and complex diseases. The study was aimed at investigating the association between the expression levels of lncRNA VIM-AS1, lncRNA CTBP1-AS2, and T2D susceptibility. Read More

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December 2018

Expression of Recombinant PfCelTOS Antigen in the Chloroplast of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and its Potential Use in Detection of Malaria.

Mol Biotechnol 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Biotechnology, Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology, P.O. BOX: 3353-51111, Tehran, Iran.

Malaria is a serious but preventable and treatable infectious disease that is found in over 100 countries around the world. Correct and rapid diagnosis of malaria infection can rescue the patient of getting sicker and reduces the risk of disease spreading among humans. Chlamydomonas reinhardtii chloroplast is an attractive platform for expressing malaria antigens because it is capable of folding complex proteins, including those requiring disulfide bond formation, while lack the ability to glycosylate proteins; a valuable quality of any malaria protein expression system, since the Plasmodium parasite lacks N-linked glycosylation machinery. Read More

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November 2018

Developing and validating a checklist for accreditation in leadership and management of hospitals in Iran.

J Educ Health Promot 2018 29;7:136. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Health Services Management, School of Health Management and Information, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Introduction: In the Iranian Accreditation System, leadership and management standards have been almost ignored and not paid enough and necessary attention to the structural components and the infrastructures standards in management and leadership sections. Governing body, medical staff, chief executive officer (CEO), and nursing management standards are inadequate and lack accountability. These standards could lead to reform and finally provide the context for accomplishment of an appropriate accreditation program. Read More

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October 2018

Inputs of Iranian health system reform plan from health sector managers and policy-makers' points of view.

J Educ Health Promot 2018 29;7:126. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

School of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Health Management and Economics Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Context: Health system reform plan refers to conducting some fundamental, systematic, and sustainable changes.

Aims: The aim of the present study was to evaluate different required inputs of Iran Health Transformation Plan from experts' viewpoints.

Settings And Design: The data of this qualitative study were collected using semi-structured interviews. Read More

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October 2018

Dendritic cells pulsed with prostate-specific membrane antigen in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Prostate Int 2018 Dec 28;6(4):119-125. Epub 2018 Apr 28.

Students' Research Committee, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Background: Dendritic cells (DCs) are used in many malignancies as vaccines to induce immunity against specific cancer antigens. The role of DCs in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) is not determined. In this study, the proportion of mCRPC patients with clinically significant response to targeted therapy by DCs pulsed with prostate-specific membrane antigen was evaluated, and the possible adverse effects of this modality were investigated. Read More

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December 2018
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Youth Violence and Related Risk Factors: A Cross-sectional Study in 2800 Adolescents.

Adv Biomed Res 2018 31;7:138. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Background: Youth violence is an important public health challenge, and the literature on this problem in developing countries has been limited. The present study aims to determine the prevalence of violence its related risk factors in in a sample of students in Isfahan, Iran.

Materials And Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 2800 middle and high school, aged 11-18 years in urban and rural areas selected in a multistage sampling procedure and were questioned using a self-administered questionnaire. Read More

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October 2018

Reference values of nuchal fold thickness in an Iranian population sample.

J Res Med Sci 2018 26;23:94. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Emam Hossein Children's Hospital, Child Growth and Development Research Center, Research Institute for Primordial Prevention of Non-Communicable Disease, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Background: Considering that ethnicity and gestational age (GA) could affect the value of nuchal fold thickness (NFT) in mid-trimester, we aimed to determine the reference intervals of NFT values for each gestational week from 16 to 24 weeks of pregnancy among a group of Iranian pregnant women.

Materials And Methods: In this cross-sectional study, medical files of pregnant women who underwent fetal anomaly scanning at 16-24 weeks of gestation were reviewed and the following data were extracted: GA, value of NFT, value of nuchal translucency (NT) in their previous ultrasound study, if available, and head circumference (HC). The 5, 25, 50, 75, and 95 percentiles of NFT for each gestational week were determined. Read More

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October 2018

Assessment of hepatitis C risk factors in center of Iran: A case-control study.

J Res Med Sci 2018 26;23:87. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Emergency Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Background: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections remain as one of the major public health problems worldwide. The current study aimed at investigating the potential risk factors of HCV+ in a sample of Iranian patients.

Materials And Methods: In a case-control study, 436 HCV-infected patients and 531 age-matched HCV antibody negative controls were recruited in a central region of Iran. Read More

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October 2018

Ethical Priority Setting for Successful Publishing by Iranian Scientists.

J Korean Med Sci 2018 Dec 12;33(49):e313. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Toxicology and Diseases Group, The Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (TIPS), and Department of Toxicology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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December 2018

Trace metals in zooplankton from the northern Persian Gulf.

Mar Pollut Bull 2018 Dec 4;137:9-11. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Systems Environmental Health and Energy Research Center, The Persian Gulf Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran.

This work is the first study on the spatial and temporal distribution of metals in zooplankton collected along the Persian Gulf. The rank order distribution of metals in terms of their overall average concentration in the zooplankton was observed to be Fe > Zn > Cu > Cd > Ni > Cr > Pb > Co > V. No clear pattern and no statistical differences were detected among the areas and the sampling stations. Read More

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December 2018

Dietary Habits and Physical Activity are Associated With the Risk of Breast Cancer Among Young Iranian Women: A Case-control Study on 1010 Premenopausal Women.

Clin Breast Cancer 2018 Nov 2. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Bahar Center for Education, Research and Treatment, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran. Electronic address:

Background: Several studies conducted in developed countries introduced diet and physical inactivity as major risk factors for several types of cancers. However, the impact of diet and physical inactivity on the risk of breast cancer (BC) is understudied, and the limited findings are controversial. In addition, no or limited knowledge is available from the developing world. Read More

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November 2018
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Effect of Supplementation With Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Magnesium, and Zinc on Canine Behavioral Disorders: Results of a Pilot Study.

Top Companion Anim Med 2018 Dec 30;33(4):150-155. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran. Electronic address:

Recent discoveries have shown that the chances of a dog developing a behavioral disorder may depend upon a number of factors including nutrition. The current pilot study was designed to provide an assessment of the efficacy of a dietary supplement containing omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, and zinc on some common behavioral disorders in a population of Iranian domestic dogs. In total, 48 dogs including 6 dogs without any behavior disorder (control group) and 42 dogs with at least 1 common behavioral disorder, namely excessive activity, inappropriate elimination, fearfulness, destructiveness, and aggression toward unfamiliar people and dogs (test group), were given daily oral dose of gelatin capsules of fish oil supplements containing 330 mg eicosapentaenoic acid and 480 mg docosahexaenoic acid. Read More

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December 2018

Genomic and protein structure analysis of the luciferase from the Iranian bioluminescent beetle, Calopteron terminale.

Int J Biol Macromol 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Medical Biotechnology, School of Advanced Medical Sciences and Technologies, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Shiraz, Iran.

To date, two Iranian luciferase genes from the Lampyris turkestanicus and Lampyroidea maculata have been carefully studied. Here, we report the cloning and characterization of the gene and protein of luciferase enzyme from the beetle of an Iranian lampyrid species, Calopteron terminale (Coleoptera-Lampyridae). In this study, a Calopteron terminale firefly was collected from the Yasouj area of Iran and its luciferase gene sequence was cloned and characterized. Read More

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November 2018

Human health risk assessment for some toxic metals in widely consumed rice brands (domestic and imported) in Tehran, Iran: Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis.

Food Chem 2019 Mar 19;277:145-155. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

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

The aim of this study was to evaluate the contamination of widely consumed rice brands in Tehran, Iran with three heavy metals: arsenic, lead, and cadmium. To this end, 250 rice samples were collected and 90 samples out of them were analyzed using ICP-MS. Finally, human health risk assessment were performed. Read More

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Provider knowledge and performance in medication injection safety in anesthesia: A mixed method prospective crosses sectional study.

PLoS One 2018 5;13(12):e0207572. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Public Health, Patient Safety Research Center, School of Public Health, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.

Objectives: Injection safety during anesthesia is a challenging health care issue in Iranian hospitals. Anesthesia is one of the most medication-intensive procedures in healthcare and injecting patients are an integral part of that care. The present study aimed to assess the status of medication injection safety practice in a teaching center. Read More

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December 2018

Screening of healthcare workers for latent tuberculosis infection in the low tuberculosis burden country: QuantiFERON-TB gold in tube test or tuberculin skin test?

Arch Environ Occup Health 2018 Dec 5:1-6. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

b Pediatric Infectious Disease Research Center , Tehran University of Medical Sciences , Tehran , Iran.

Healthcare workers (HCWs) are an important group at increased risk for exposure to various infectious agents including Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Unfortunately, there is very limited data on the prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) among HCWs in Iran. The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence of LTBI among HCW's of Children Medical Center (CMC), an Iranian referral hospital, and to compare the feasibility of using tuberculin skin test (TST) and QuantiFERON-TB gold in tube test (QFT-GIT) to screen the LTBI among this population. Read More

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December 2018
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Measuring the road safety performance of Iranian provinces: a double-frontier DEA model and evidential reasoning approach.

Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 2018 Dec 5:1-14. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

a Department of Transportation, Faculty of Engineering , Imam Khomeini International University , Qazvin , Iran.

Road traffic accidents are critical public issue in developing countries, and they annually waste a significant amount of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In order to urgently consider how this problem is related to the current policies, a proper safety evaluation of regional programmes in crash reduction is fundamental to the governments. The current research aims to employ a double-frontier Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) model to assess the productivity of Iranian regional safety programmes in reducing the number of road fatalities. Read More

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December 2018

Significant association of TOX3/LOC643714 locus-rs3803662 and breast cancer risk in a cohort of Iranian population.

Mol Biol Rep 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Modern Sciences & Technologies, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Genome-wide association studies normally focus on low penetrance and moderate to high-frequency single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), which lead to genetic susceptibility to breast cancer. In this regard, the T allele of rs3803662 has been associated with breast cancer risk and with lower expression level of TOX3. We aimed to assess the risk of breast cancer associated with this polymorphism in an Iranian population. Read More

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December 2018

Synergistic effects of TIMP2-418G/C and MMP9-1562C/T variants on the male infertility risk.

Mol Biol Rep 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Medical Biology Research Center (MBRC), Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their inhibitors (TIMPs) involve in the degradation of the extracellular matrix (ECM) that imbalances their activity and may lead to various diseases. The present study aims to evaluate the association between MMP9-1562C/T and TIMP2-418G/C variants and synergistic effects of both variants on male infertility in an Iranian population. We analyzed these polymorphisms in 101 infertile men and 106 fertile men as a control group using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) technique. Read More

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December 2018

Sexual Dysfunction and its Associated Factors After Delivery: Longitudinal Study in Iranian Women.

Mater Sociomed 2018 Oct;30(3):198-203

Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia.

Introduction: Considering physical and emotional changes affecting women's sexual function in postpartum period.

Aim: This study was conducted to determine the sexual dysfunction and postpartum-related factors in Bandar Abbas women in 2016.

Material And Methods: This analytical cross-sectional study used systematic random sampling on 432 postpartum women referred to Bandar Abbas Healthcare Centers. Read More

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October 2018

Association Between - 675 ID, 4G/5G PAI-1 Gene Polymorphism and Pregnancy Loss: A Systematic Review.

Acta Inform Med 2018 Oct;26(3):156-159

International Burch University, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Introduction: Several analysis for different population conclude that endothelial plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 gene polymorphism, -675 ID, 4G/5G (ref SNP ID: rs1799889, also described as rs34857375, has merged into rs1799762) may increase risk of pregnancy loss (PL). However, there is a disagreement as to the association 4G allele with pregnancy loss.

Aim: Therefore, we decided to investigate the -675 ID, 4G/5G as a potential genetic factor linked to PL in European and worldwide populations. Read More

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October 2018

Epistatic Interaction of ERAP1 and HLA-B*51 in Iranian Patients with Behçet's Disease.

Sci Rep 2018 Dec 4;8(1):17612. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Rheumatology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Behçet's Disease (BD) pathogenesis remains unclear, but some genetic loci and environmental factors are proposed to play a role. Here, we investigate the association of the endoplasmic reticulum aminopeptidase-1 (ERAP1) gene variants and HLA-B*51 with BD susceptibility and clinical manifestations in Iranian patients. In the study, 748 BD patients and 776 healthy individuals were included. Read More

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December 2018

Serum and Salivary IgA, IgG, and IgM Levels in Oral Lichen Planus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Case-Control Studies.

Medicina (Kaunas) 2018 Dec 3;54(6). Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Oral and Dental Sciences Research Laboratory, School of Dentistry, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah 6713954658, Iran.

Immunoglobulins (IgA, IgG, and IgM) are significant anti-inflammatory factors. The meta-analysis aimed to assess the serum and salivary levels of Igs as more important immunoglobulins in patients affected by oral lichen planus (OLP) compared to the healthy controls. Four databases, including PubMed/Medline, Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library as well as Iranian databases were checked up to January 2018 without language restriction. Read More

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December 2018

The risk environments of people who use drugs accessing two harm reduction centers in Tehran, Iran: A qualitative study.

Int J Drug Policy 2018 Dec 1;63:90-96. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies (INCAS), Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran; Neuroscience and Addiction Studies Department, School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine (SATiM), Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Background: Iran has developed the most robust harm reduction infrastructure in the Middle East, marked by availability of low threshold methadone maintenance treatment (MMT), needle and syringe program (NSPs), and condom distribution services. However, little is known about the socially situated risk factors that make harm reduction clients-specifically those enrolled in MMT-vulnerable to relapse or continued illicit drug use. In this study, we sought to understand the "risk environment" of clients enrolled in harm reduction services in Tehran, Iran. Read More

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December 2018
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Enrichment of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fingerlings diet with microbial lysozyme: Effects on growth performance, serum and skin mucus immune parameters.

Fish Shellfish Immunol 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

South Iran Aquaculture Research Centre, Iranian Fisheries Science Institute (IFSRI), Agricultural Research Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Ahwaz, Iran.

A two-month study was conducted to determine the influence of different levels of microbial lysozyme (LZ) contents (0, 0.5, 1.0, and 1. Read More

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December 2018
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Investigation of association between CD40 current gene variants (rs4810485, rs1883832 and rs3765459) and serum CD154 protein levels in Iranian migraineurs.

Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) 2018 Nov 30;64(14):72-78. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran.

Migraine is a chronic neurological disease described by recurrent moderate to severe headaches often in association with neuro-inflammation. As cytokines are affect the immune response and migraine exacerbation, the current study aimed to investigate the possible associations between CD40 polymorphisms and level of soluble CD154 protein with migraine. In a prospective case-control study, we studied blood samples of 190 patients with migraine (migraineurs) and 200 healthy controls (HCs) from southeast Iran. Read More

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November 2018
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Concurrent presence of buccal mucosal and ophthalmologic lesions in Behcet's syndrome.

Caspian J Intern Med 2018 ;9(4):325-327

Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.

Background: Behcet's syndrome is a disease with different aspects in its clinical manifestations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the simultaneous presence of oral mucosal and ophthalmologic lesions in patients with Behcet's syndrome.

Methods: From April 2012 to December 2014, 50 cases of Behcet's syndrome who referred to the Departments of Ophtalmology, Oral Diseases and Infectious Diseases of Babol University Medical Sciences were entered into the study. Read More

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January 2018

5-year survival rates based on the type of leukemia in Iran, a Meta-analysis.

Caspian J Intern Med 2018 ;9(4):316-324

Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.

Background: According to epidemiological studies, leukemia is among the five most common cancers in Iran. Keeping efforts to estimate survival is critical to monitoring and improving patients' quality of life with leukemia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the 5-year survival rate of leukemia patients in Iran using meta-analysis method. Read More

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January 2018
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The Application of Palatal Rugae for Sex Discrimination in Forensic Medicine in a Selected Iranian Population.

Iran J Med Sci 2018 Nov;43(6):612-622

Orthodontics Research Centre, Dental School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Background: Palatal rugae have been shown to be associated with racial and geographical variations and are known to be useful in sex identification. The present study aimed to assess palatal rugae patterns in a sample Iranian population and to compare the results with those from other studied populations.

Methods: During summer 2017, 130 pre-orthodontic plaster casts from patients aged 17-25 years (65 males and 65 females) were obtained from the Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. Read More

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November 2018

Effects of Mindful Parenting Training on Clinical Symptoms in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Parenting Stress: Randomized Controlled Trial.

Iran J Med Sci 2018 Nov;43(6):596-604

Department of Biostatistics and Public Health, Faculty of Health, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran.

Background: Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at risk of impairment in multiple domains. This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of mindful parenting training in reducing clinical symptoms in children with ADHD and parenting stress of their parents.

Methods: This randomized clinical trial was conducted on 2 groups (experimental and control) in 3 phases (pretest, posttest, and 8 weeks' follow-up). Read More

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November 2018
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Bioavailability, mobility, and origination of metals in sediments from Anzali Wetland, Caspian Sea.

Mar Pollut Bull 2018 Nov 5;136:22-32. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Agricultural Planning, Economic and Rural Development Research Institute, Tehran, Iran.

We investigated the bioavailability, mobility, and origin of heavy metals present in sediments from the Anzali Wetland. Chemical speciation of the metals was performed according to the Tessier method. Results indicated that Cd and As showed the highest level of bioavailability, whereas Cr showed the lowest level. Read More

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November 2018

Systolic and diastolic blood pressure percentiles by age and gender in Northeastern Iran.

J Am Soc Hypertens 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Metabolic Syndrome Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran; Cardiovascular Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. Electronic address:

Hypertension (HTN) is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease. Its frequency is increasing globally. The aim of our study was to evaluate the reference range of blood pressure (BP) in the Iranian population stratified for age and gender. Read More

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November 2018
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The role of matrix metalloproteinase-9 as a prognostic biomarker in papillary thyroid cancer.

BMC Cancer 2018 Dec 3;18(1):1199. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Endocrine Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran.

Background: The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) expression with BRAF V600E mutation and clinicopathological features, in Iranian papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) patients.

Methods: In total, 90 participants including 60 PTC patients (15 males and 45 females) and 30 individuals with benign multinodular goiter (MNG) (5 males and 25 females) which were confirmed by surgical pathology, were investigated. MMP-9 was evaluated at both mRNA and protein levels, using SYBR-Green Real-Time PCR and enzyme-linked immune sorbent assay (ELISA), respectively. Read More

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December 2018
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Comparison of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among healthy, obese and chronically ill Iranian children.

BMC Public Health 2018 Dec 4;18(1):1337. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Research Center for Social Determinants of Health, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, P.O.Box: 19395-4763, Tehran, I. R, Iran.

Background: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has frequently been compared between both healthy and obese children and healthy and chronically ill children; however, there is glaring lack of evidence regarding comparison of HRQoL in obese children with their counterparts with chronic diseases. Therefore, this study aimed to compare HRQoL among healthy, obese and chronically ill children.

Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted among 802 children (8-12 years) who were recruited via convenience sampling method. Read More

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December 2018
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Addiction to the Internet and mobile phones and its relationship with loneliness in Iranian adolescents.

Int J Adolesc Med Health 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Instructor and Faculty Member, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Ramsar, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.

Introduction Addiction to the Internet and mobile phones in adolescents could be related to loneliness. However, less research has been conducted on this topic in developing countries. This study aimed to examine addiction to the Internet and mobile phones and its relationship with loneliness in adolescents in Iran. Read More

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December 2018