Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal

  • ISSN: 2074-1812 2074-1804
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  • Journal Type: per-article | Frequency: monthly
  • Language: EN
  • Organization: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
Research Article
Alehe Seyyedrassoli, Akram Ghahramanian, Zhila Rahimlou
Evidence shows the effectiveness of complementary medicine and its use in the treatment of chronic diseases are increasing.This study aimed to determine the relationship between knowledge and attitude toward complementary medicine in patients with chronic disease and referred to a hospital in an urban area of Iran.This ... read more
Research Article
Mohammad Reza Fazlollahi, Javid Morad Abbasi, Vahid Ghobadi Dana, Alireza Yousefzade, Nastaran Sabetkish, Shahpar Haghighat
Increasing of childhood allergic diseases throughout the world and its heavy socioeconomic burden have posed an important health concern. Therefore, providing the updated relevant epidemiological information is robustly recommended.The study aimed to determine the prevalence of asthma, allergic rhinitis (AR), and eczema symptoms in primary school children ... read more
Research Article
Seyyed Mohammad Miri, Heidar Sharafi, Shima Salimi, Farah Bokharaei-Salim, Bita Behnava, Maryam Keshvari, Pegah Karimi Elizee, Hosein Keyvani, Seyed Moayed Alavian
Sustained virologic response (SVR) to pegylated-interferon (PegIFN) and ribavirin (RBV) in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients could be predicted by detection of serum HCV RNA whereas detection of HCV RNA in other reservoirs such as peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) for prediction of treatment response is still ... read more
Research Article
Tayebe Sanchooli, Mohsen Norouzian, Abdolreza Ardeshirylajimi, Seyed Kamran Ghoreishi, Mohammad Amin Abdollahifar, Hamid Nazarian, Abbas Piryaei
Tissue engineering is an available treatment for large bone defects. The therapeutic effects of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) are mostly attributed to secretion of many cytokines and growth factors. Many factors of MSC secretions accumulate in a conditioned medium and these factors recruit native cells into a ... read more
Research Article
Moluk Pouralizadeh, Hamid Reza Khankeh, Abbas Ebadi, Asghar Dalvandi
Clinical judgment (CJ) is a complex process and is one of the most important concepts in the domain of education of the nursing students. Despite the special importance of its concept in nursing, this term still has not created an equal perception in the minds of many ... read more
Research Article
Forough Rafii, Seyedeh Fatemeh Vasegh Rahimparvar, Afsaneh Keramat, Neda Mehrdad
Women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at elevated risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Despite the recommendation for postpartum diabetes screening for these women, the rate of screening is low.The present study aimed at conducting an in-depth exploration of the experiences of Iranian women with ... read more
Research Article
Hasan Sabouri Moghadam, Mohamad Ali Nazari, Ali Jahan, Javad Mahmoudi, Maryam Moghadam Salimi
Transcranial light therapy (TCLT) is a new noninvasive interventional method, which applies red to near infrared spectrum laser or light emitting diode (LED) source on the head, transcranially. This spectrum can penetrate the skull and could improve the brain pathological conditions and cognitive functions. Despite relative advantages ... read more
Research Article
Amir Hussein Khoshakhlagh, Mohammad Ghasemi
Hearing impairment (HI), resulting from noise exposure, can be incapacitating and irreversible.The present study aimed to determine the relationship between noise exposure and HI among workers and employees in a spinning industry.This cross sectional study was conducted on 489 workers in a spinning industry in Iran during ... read more
Research Article
Hedayatallah Shams, Gholamreza Garmaroudi, Saharnaz Nedjat
Bullying is considered a serious health problem in primary schools, high schools, and universities. It can have negative effects on both the bully and who is bullied. The negative consequences of it include depression, anxiety, drug abuse, etc. These consequences can be devastating in many areas of ... read more
Research Article
Amir Hamta, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Mohammad Gholami Fesharaki, Roya Farhadi
The effectiveness of cervical cerclage (CC) in mothers suffering cervical incompetence (CI) for preventing preterm birth (PTB) in twin gestations remains controversial. Some studies show that it plays a preventive role in the occurrence of PTB, while others suggest it is ineffective.Our aim was to evaluate the ... read more
Research Article
Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Azam Mohammadi, Sedigheh Soltanpour
The functional status questionnaire is aimed as a self-administered functional assessment of the mothers’ performance in the postpartum period based on five different areas, including baby care, personal care, household, social and community, and occupational activities.The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of ... read more
Research Article
Sareh Bagheri Josheghani, Rezvan Moniri, Farzaneh Firoozeh, Mojtaba Sehat, Kamran Dastehgoli, Hasan Koosha, Reza Khaltabadi Farahani
Emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii infections is becoming a worldwide threat to hospitalized patients, particularly in intensive care units.The aim of this study was to investigate the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and prevalence of blaOXA-type carbapenemases of A. baumannii isolates in a teaching hospital in Iran.The study ... read more
Research Article
Mahmood Yousefi, Yousef Behzadi Sheikhrobat, Safa Najafi, Shahram Ghaffari, Hossein Ghaderi, Seyed Ezatollah Memarzadeh, Alireza Mahboub-Ahari, Mohsen Barouni, Mohammad-Hossein Biglu
Mapping from non-performance-based measures onto generic performance-based measures provides an appropriate solution to derive utilities to be used in economic evaluations.This study aimed to create a model through which EQ-5D utilities for cataracts can be obtained from scores on the disease-specific Catquest measure.One hundred ninety-nine observations from ... read more
Brief Report
Ali Asghar Rahimi Shahmirzadi, Hamid Reza Fathi, Korosh Ghanbarzadeh, Mahammad Davudov, Ghasemali Khorasani
Over the past few years, other methods have been replaced by endoscopic forehead rejuvenation. In many cases, it is the treatment of choice and it is widely used for the rejuvenation of the upper third of the face, especially to raise eyebrows.Due to the growing number of ... read more
Brief Report
Sahar Moghbelinejad, Ghazaleh Mohammadi, Fatemeh Khodabandehloo, Reza Najafipour, Taghi Naserpour, Zahra Rashvand, Marjan Nassiri-Asl
Flavonoids are recently being recognized for their important biological effects. Quercetin is a flavonoid that has several pharmacological properties including anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and anticonvulsant effects.This study was designed to elucidate the role of quercetin in the gene expression of ionotropic glutamate receptor subunits in kainic acid (KA)-induced ... read more
Case Report
Manzhen Zuo, Hongying Du, Aihua Chen, Yan Wang, Dandan Quan, Yaling Tao, Huamei Song
Ovarian borderline serous papillary epithelioma is a rare epithelial ovarian tumor between adenoma and carcinoma. This study was carried out to compare six cases of ovarian borderline serous papillary epithelioma.This retrospective study was conducted on 6 patients with ovarian borderline serous papillary epithelioma regarding clinical symptoms, auxiliary ... read more
Case Report
Amir Hossein Sarrami, Mehdi Karami, Mehdi Sadeghi, Behzad Haddad
Cystic echinococcosis of soft tissue is rare even in endemic areas. Intermuscular and intramuscular cystic echinococcoses have been occasionally reported in the literature.A 40-year-old male was referred to the surgery clinic of Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan, Iran, with a swelling over the right side of his chest in ... read more
Research Article
Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh, Seiyed Davoud Nasrollahpour Shirvani, Reza Ghadimi, Majzobeh Taheri, Zahra Hassanzadeh-Rostami
Body mass index (BMI) is the most applicable measure to screen overweight and obesity. However, individual and demographic factors affect the BMI cutoff values.The current study aimed to determine the cutoff points for waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHpR), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) and neck circumference (NC) as ... read more

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