Original article
The Prevalence of Zinc Deficiency in Children with Febrile Seizure

Fargol Nabavi; Javad Akhondian; Sepideh Karkon Shayan; Sepideh Babaniamansour; Raheleh ِDerafshi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2021, Pages 1-5


  Introduction: A febrile seizure (FS) occurs in 2-4% of children aged 6 months to 5 years. A simple febrile seizure is the most common seizure in children. According to the evidence, both genetic and environmental factors affect the occurrence of this condition. The purpose of this study was to determine ...  Read More

Original article
Agreement of Ocular Biometry Measured by LenStar LS 900 and CASIA2 Optical Coherence Tomography

Maliheh Karimpour; Nasrin Moghadas Sharif; Naser Shoeibi; Negareh Yazdani; Asieh Ehsaei

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2021, Pages 6-10


  Introduction:The present study aimed to compare the anterior segment measurements between optical low-coherence reflectometry (LenStar LS900) and anterior segment optical coherence tomography (CASIA2 OCT). Methods:A total of 198 right eyes of 198 healthy participants were used for the current study, ...  Read More

Original article
A Clinical Report on the Impact of Gastric Bypass Surgery on Obesity-Related Complaints and Comorbidities Six Months after the Surgery

Vahideh Banazadeh; Ali Jangjoo; Andisheh Norouzian Ostad; Golnaz Ranjbar; Mahdi Jabbari Noghabi; Daryoush Hamidi Alamdari; Majid Ghayour Mobarhan; Reyhaneh Faridnia; Mohsen Nematy

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2021, Pages 11-18


  Introduction:Gastric bypass surgery is an intervention used to treat class III obesity and its complications. Evidence is scarce regarding its benefits among the Iranian population, especially its role in resolving obesity-related complaints and comorbidities. The present study aimed to investigate the ...  Read More

Prognostic Factor Predicting Severity of COVID- 19 : Narrative Review

Mohammad Reza Rouhbakhsh Zahmatkesh; Saman Soleimanpour; Zahra Mirfeizi; Nasrin Milani

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2021, Pages 19-26


  The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which has spread to many countries, is so severe that it progresses rapidly to acute respiratory failure. Therefore, in our paper, we aimed to describe and evaluate the most practical laboratory pro-inflammatory factors to predict the course of severe COVID-19 ...  Read More

Serum Procalcitonin in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Farzaneh Akbari; Mina Delghandi; Fariba Rezaeetalab

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2021, Pages 27-30


  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death worldwide. One of the most important events in the course of COPD is acute exacerbation. Acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) is characterized by the aggravation of dyspnea, cough, and sputum. Chronic obstructive pulmonary ...  Read More

The Mediterranean diet and lung cancer; a review on case-control studies

Sepideh Hejazi; Sahar Ravanshad; Samaneh Sajjadi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2021, Pages 31-34


  Lung cancer is among the most common types of cancer with considerable mortality and morbidity around the globe. There are various risk factors involved in the development of lung cancer, and cancer prevention plans are mainly based on controlling the modifiable risk factors. While tobacco smoking is ...  Read More

A Review of Genetic Etiology and Emerging Molecular Therapies for FSHD in Preclinical Studies

Mohammad Reza Seyyed Taghia; Reza Jafarzadeh Esfehani; Reza Boostani; Mohammad Shariati; Ariane Sadr Nabavi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2021, Pages 35-40


  Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy is one of the most common musculoskeletal diseases with a considerable burden. Most of the affected individuals experience muscle weakness as the common muscular symptom. Despite the underlying genetic mechanism which is extensively studied, curative treatment is ...  Read More

High Salt Intake in Helicobacter Pylori Infected Individuals Can Significantly Increase the Risk of Gastric Cancer; a Global Analysis

kiarash Ghazvini; Masoud Keikha

Volume 8, Issue 1 , March 2021, Pages 41-43


  The odds ratio with 95%CIs was used to evaluated the synergistic effects between high salt intake and H. pylori infection among gastric cancer cases. Heterogeneity was assessed by I2 index and Cochrane Q-test; In addition, the presence of publication bias was measured using Begg’s p-value and Egger’s ...  Read More