Role of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Cancer and Their Use in Cancer Treatment

Yusuf Baran; Gizem Tuğçe Ulu; Yağmur Kiraz

Volume 6, Issue 3 , September 2019, Pages 84-90

  Cancer is defined as uncontrolled cell division, which could spread or invade various tissues. There are more than 200 types of cancer, including breast, skin, lung, colon, and prostate cancer, and lymphoma, the symptoms and indications of which vary depending on the type of tissues. Cancer has several ...  Read More

Systemic Treatments of Leishmaniasis: A Narrative Review

Ahmad Reza Taheri; Sara Sabouri Rad; Sara Molkara

Volume 6, Issue 3 , September 2019, Pages 91-97

  Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a prevalent parasitic infection in humans. According to the reports published in several localities across the world, leishmaniasis is an endemic disease in certain regions in Iran. Leishmaniasis is transmitted through sandfly bites and is often diagnosed through the smear ...  Read More

Original article
Pathological EEG Findings in the Patients with the First Seizure Admitted to the Emergency Department

Mohsen Ebrahimi; Mohammadreza Shirzadeh; Mohsen Foroughipour; Hamid Zamani Moghadam; Mona Najaf Najafi; Mahdi Foroughian

Volume 6, Issue 3 , September 2019, Pages 98-103

  Background: According to statistics, at least four percent of people experience one or more nonfebrile seizures in their life span. Continuous Electroencephalography (cEEG) Monitoring is a useful diagnostic tool for seizure detection. The purpose of this study was to investigate EEG findings in first-time ...  Read More

Original article
Validation of the Persian Version of Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire

Mahboubeh Neamatshahi; Maryam Salehi; Masoud Pezeshkirad; Maryam Emadzadeh; Sanam Yaghoubi

Volume 6, Issue 3 , September 2019, Pages 104-107

  Introduction: Lower-limb varicose is a common disorder, which is caused in some occupations and is exacerbated over time, imposing direct and indirect costs on individuals and the community. The present study aimed to validate the Persian version of Aberdeen varicose vein questionnaire (AVVQ). Methods: ...  Read More

Original article
Prediction of Tuberculosis Using a Logistic Regression Model

Kiarash Ghazvini; Shamsoddin Mansouri; Mohammad-Taghi Shakeri; Masoud Youssefi; Mohammad Derakhshan; Masoud Keikha

Volume 6, Issue 3 , September 2019, Pages 108-112

  Introduction: Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic bacterial disease and a leading cause of mortality among single-agent infectious diseases following the human immunodeficiency virus infection across the world. Logistic regression is a method of statistical analysis with predictive capability. This multivariate ...  Read More

Case report
A Very Rare Case of Pancreatitis Due to Gastric Balloon

Mohamadreza Farzanehfar; Homeyra Ommati; Raheleh Jabini; Mahdi Zardadi

Volume 6, Issue 3 , September 2019, Pages 113-115

  This study aimed to describe the case of a young woman presenting with abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting three month after intragastric balloon placement. The patient was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis based on clinical findings, laboratory data, and imaging results. During endoscopy, the balloon ...  Read More

Case series
The Heterogeneous Expressions of Pericardial Disease: A Case Report/Series

Tim Paterick

Volume 6, Issue 3 , September 2019, Pages 116-122

  Introduction: The pericardium may have various phenotypic manifestations in assorted disease states, such as acute pericarditis, effusive constrictive pericarditis, and constrictive pericarditis. The variety in the phenotypic expressions of pericardial inflammation requires unique clinical and physical ...  Read More

Systematic review
Comparative Evaluation of Tacrolimus and Cyclosporine in Patients with Steroid-resistant Nephrotic Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Yalda Ravanshad; Abbasali Zeraati; Mohadese Golsorkhi; Sahar Ravanshad; Anoush Azarfar; Hanieh Jafari

Volume 6, Issue 3 , September 2019, Pages 123-134

  Introduction: To date, several randomized trials have compared calcineurin inhibitors, especially tacrolimus, with cyclosporine in patients with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome, proposing conflicting results. Use of immunosuppressive therapy for the treatment of resistant nephrotic syndrome ...  Read More