Effects of Abatacept in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and cancer risk

Saba Homapoor; Maryam Sahebari; Mandana Khodashahi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , December 2023, , Pages 21-31


  Introduction: As a chronic autoimmune disease, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects the joints. Studies have shown a complex and challenging link between cancer and RA. However, articles claim a significant relationship between cancer and treatment with DMARDs and biological DMARDs (e.g., Abatacept); however, ...  Read More

Challenges of the Management and Resource Allocation during Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak: Experience from an Internal Medicine Centre, Iran

Abolghasem Allahyari; Benyamin Hoseini; Mahnaz Mozdorian; Mohammad Khajedaluee; Mandana Khodashahi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2023, , Pages 42-45


  The potency of health systems to effectively respond to crises varies between high- and low-income countries. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented numerous challenges for hospitals worldwide. In this context, the resilience of health systems and the capacity of health institutions and populations play ...  Read More

Acquired Torticollis as the Initial and Only Finding in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Case Report

Mandana Khodashahi; Zahra Havashki; Kamran Khazaeni; Amir Hossein Jafarian

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2019, , Pages 33-36


  Torticollis or involuntarily twisted neck is considered to be a sign rather than a condition. Some of the main causes of torticollis are trauma, medication side-effects, infectious and inflammatory processes, and head and neck tumors.A 26-year-old female patient presented with acute acquired torticollis ...  Read More

Vitamin E and Autoimmune Diseases: A Narrative Review

Zahra Rezaieyazdi; Maryam Sahebari; Nayyereh Saadati; Mandana Khodashahi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , June 2018, , Pages 42-48


  Autoimmune diseases are characterized by the attack of the immune system to normal tissues. Patients with autoimmune diseases usually have the deficiency of dietary factors  that may be related to the etiology of these conditions. Given the role of vitamin E as a physiologic stabilizer of lysosomal ...  Read More