Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal

  • ISSN: 2074-1812 2074-1804
  • Email: editor@ircmj.com
  • Journal Type: per-article | Frequency: monthly
  • Language: EN
  • Organization: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
Research Article
5/9/2017
Jin Zheng, Hong Chen, Ying Pan, Xin Yue
Breast cancer (BC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality among females worldwide. There is no effective treatment for it, since the molecular mechanism underlying BC still remains unclear.The current study aimed at identifying the hub pathways for BC based on pathway crosstalk networks (PCNs), ... read more
Research Article
5/9/2017
Zeinab Jalambadani, Gholamreza Garmarodi, Mehdi Yaseri, Mahmood Tavousi, Korush Jafarian
The number of reported food illnesses in Iran has increased over the past 10 years.The present study aimed at investigating the effect of education, based on the transtheoretical model (TTM) and the theory of planned behaviour (subjective norm and perceived behavioural control), on reducing fast food consumption ... read more
Research Article
7/6/2017
Shahrbanoo Abdolhosseini, Fataneh Hashem-Dabaghian, Roshanak Mokaberinejad, Omid Sadeghpour, Mitra Mehrabani
Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (NVP) affects approximately 50% - 80% of expecting mothers. NVP can impose negative effects on the quality of life; therefore, more attention should be paid to improve patients’ health outcomes.The purpose of this trial was to evaluate the efficacy of pomegranate and ... read more
Research Article
10/10/2017
Hedayatollah Vakili, Hasan Enayati, Alireza Dashipour
Neuraxial anesthesia is an acceptable technique in pregnant females for cesarean section and up to 71% of pregnant patients have hemodynamic complications, especially hypotension.This study aimed at comparing the effectiveness of phenylephrine versus ephedrine in treatment of maternal hypotension due to spinal anesthesia for elective cesarean section ... read more
Research Article
8/10/2017
Seyed Vahid Ahmadi Tabatabaei, Hassan Eftekhar Ardabili, Ali Akbar Haghdoost, Maryam Dastoorpoor, Nouzar Nakhaee, Mohsen Shams
Theory of planned behavior (TPB) has not been adequately addressed in the field of physical activity among Iranian women.This study aimed to determine factors affecting physical activity behavior among women based on the theory of planned behavior.This cross-sectional study was conducted on 398 women in Kerman, Iran. ... read more
Research Article
4/6/2017
Zhi-Hua Wang, Dong Xiang, Jun-Jie Dong, Shao-Xuan He, Li-Min Guo, Jia Lv, Wei Wei, Nan-Nan Kou, Jun Shu
Pathway analysis is the first choice for gaining insight into the underlying biology of disease, as it reduces complexity and increases explanatory power.The purpose of our paper was to investigate dysregulated pathways between ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients as well as normal controls based on the pathway interaction ... read more
Research Article
6/10/2017
Zohreh Ahmadi, Zahra Abbaspoor, Naser Behroozy, Amal Saki Malehi
Studies show that infertility can result in body image changes, which can majorly affect personality.The current study aimed to determine the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on body image in infertile women.This clinical trial was performed on 24 infertile women, admitted to the Infertility Research and ... read more
Research Article
5/10/2017
Pari Rahi, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Yousef Javadzadeh
To compare the effects of mefenamic acid versus quince on menorrhagia and quality of life.This randomized controlled trial was conducted on women with menorrhagia. The participants were allocated into 2 groups through block randomization. The first group (n, 72) received quince pills, while the second group (n, ... read more
Research Article
19/5/2017
Sila Korun, Nerin Nadir Bahceciler, Mustafa Murat Uncu, Nilufer Galip, Ceyhun Dalkan, Serap Cetiner
Early childhood caries (ECC) is one of the most frequent chronic diseases among infants and preschool-aged children.Our objective was to determine an association between umbilical cord blood 25(OH)D level and early childhood caries.This prospective cohort study was conducted at Near East University (NEU) Medical hospital in Cyprus ... read more
Research Article
6/10/2017
Maryam Moradinasab, Afshin Ostovar, Iraj Nabipour, Seyed Sajjad Eghbali, Katayoun Vahdat, Abbas Ghaderi, Mohamad Reza Farzaneh, Mohammad Reza Ravanbod
TP53 tumor suppressor gene participates in several pathways involving in carcinogenesis such as cell cycle control, DNA repair, and apoptosis. A common TP53 SNP (guanine/cytosine nucleotide substitution at codon 72), rs1042522, affects the function of p53 protein and may influence tumor behavior in response to environmental carcinogens.This ... read more
Research Article
10/10/2017
Afsaneh Alikhassi, Maryam Rahmani, Nasrin Ahmadinejad, Sona Akbari, Farzin Roozafzai, Zahra Alikhassy Habibabadi
No information has been published on the effectiveness of digital non-diagnostic opportunistic screening mammography in Iran that is measured by recall rate as one of its indices.In this longitudinal study, we measured recall rate of non-diagnostic mammography at a tertiary referral university hospital and made a comparison ... read more
Research Article
22/8/2017
Mehri Khoshhali, Iraj Kazemi, Sayed Mohsen Hosseini, Shiva Seirafian
The change and trend in serum albumin levels after initiation of peritoneal dialysis may be a crucial determinant for clinical outcomes.The current study aimed at determining the association between the trajectory of serum albumin and the 3-year clinical outcomes using a novel approach joint modeling longitudinal and ... read more
Research Article
27/8/2017
Nasrin Hanifi, Masomeh Masoumi, Mohammad Reza Jamshidi, Soghrat Faghihzadeh
The relationship between the oral care and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) was confirmed in patients undergoing ventilation.The current study aimed at investigating the effects of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHX) and ozonated water on the prevention of VAP.The current double-blind, randomized, clinical trial with the experimental and control groups was ... read more
Research Article
30/10/2017
Zahra Pourkhiz, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Sakineh Haj-Ebrahimi, Fariba Ghaderi
Current evidence on the effect of pelvic floor muscle (PFM) training for promoting sexual function is limited. Recent reviews indicate need for high quality trials in this area.To examine the effect of PFM training on sexual function (primary outcome), sexual quality of life, and PFM strength (secondary ... read more
Brief Report
11/12/2016
Sahar Dalvand, Zahra Salehi, Masoud Taheri Asl, Hossein Zahednezhad, Nazli Ebrahimi, Mahboubeh Nazari, Vahid Rahmani, Reza Ghanei Gheshlagh, Fereshteh Mazhariazad
Hypertension is a risk factor that may lead to development of Atherosclerosis (ATS). Recent studies have emphasized on the importance of high blood pressure and cholesterol on cardiovascular diseases.This study aimed to simultaneously examine factors that affect total cholesterol (TC), systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood ... read more
Brief Report
3/7/2017
Ali Akbar Ahmadi, Mohammad Javad Alemzadeh-Ansari, Yaser Jenab, Neda Ghaffari-Marandi
In the absence of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), various conditions may increase the level of cardiac troponins.We aimed to determine the absolute and relative changes of high-sensitive cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) in 2 groups of patients: non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and non-ACS patients.In this longitudinal study, performed ... read more
Case Report
16/9/2017
Sun Pyo Kim, Seong Jung Kim, Kyung Hoon Sun, Yongjin Park
Bulimia nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by a cycle of bingeing and compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting to undo or compensate for the effects of binge eating.We present a 24-year-old female patient with severe abdominal pain and distension after binge eating. This ... read more
Case Report
10/10/2017
Fares Najari, Masoud Ghadipasha, Ali Alimohammadi, Ideh Baradaran Kayal, Khadijeh Saravani
Septorhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in Iran. Intracranial complications such as meningitis, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea, pneumocephalus, and damage to the skull’s base are rare, but potential life-threatening complications are associated with such procedures, though very few cases of intracranial complications after septorhinoplasty ... read more
Case Report
7/10/2017
Tahmine Tavakoli, Peyman Adibi, Mohammad Hossein Sanei, Kiyan Heshmat-Ghahdarijani
Mucormycosis of the gastrointestinal tract is a rare invasive fungal infection and due to late diagnosis, it is associated with a high mortality rate.The studied patient was a 20-year-old woman, known case of Ulcerative colitis, admitted to emergency unit of Alzahra hospital of Isfahan University Of Medical ... read more
Case Report
10/10/2017
Hulya Aslan, Aysin Pourbagher, Ali Ezer, Filiz Aka Bolat, Hakan Yabanoglu
Primary and secondary angiosarcomas of the breast are rare neoplasms. Radiologically, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, and ultrasound (US) findings of angiosarcomas have been reported previously. However, ultrasound (US) elastography findings of angiosarcoma have not been reported yet. Currently, US elastography should be used commonly to decide biopsy ... read more
Letter
10/10/2017
Hamid Taghinejad, Gholamreza Noori, Elham Mohammadyari, Hamed Tavan