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
24/7/2017
Maryam Salari, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Farid Zayeri
Liver cancer is considered as the 6th common cancer from which people are suffering all around the world. Poor prognosis is the main challenge regarding this disease.The aim of this study was to compare the changing trends in the liver cancer death rate in Asian countries from ... read more
Research Article
22/8/2017
Nina Ayoobi, Sima Jafarirad, Mohammad Hossein Haghighizadeh, Alireza Jahanshahi
Diabetes leads to complications such as cardiovascular diseases. There are limited data about the effect of dark chocolate on cardiovascular function in patients with diabetes.The current study aimed at determining the effect of dark chocolate on cardiovascular health and body composition among people with diabetes.The current parallel, ... read more
Research Article
25/7/2017
Parkhideh Hassani, Zahra Taheri Ezbarami, Mansoureh Zagheri Tafreshi, Hamid Alavi Majd
Hepatitis B is a life-threatening viral infection that is mainly transmitted through blood; due to the presence of this virus in semen, vaginal fluids, and saliva, the possibility of transmission among couples during marital life still exists.This study was conducted to specify the patients’ perception of their ... read more
Research Article
22/7/2017
Mohammad Ali Morowatisharifabad, Reza Faryabi, Zabihollah Azami Sardooei, Hossain Fallahzadeh, Mohammad Javad Zare Sakhvidi
In recent decades, unsafe use of pesticides has caused different cancers in human beings as well as damages to environment and organisms.The present study aimed to determine the predictors of safety behavior among greenhouses spray workers in Jiroft city based on Protection Motivation Theory (PMT).This cross-sectional study ... read more
Research Article
26/7/2017
Hoda Bahramian, Simin Zahra Mohebbi, Mohammad Reza Khami, Shirin Shahbazi Sighaldeh
Maintaining optimal oral health behavior (OHB) during pregnancy could preserve short-term and long-term health of women and their children.By applying the health belief model (HBM), this study aimed at developing and analyzing ‎the psychometric properties of an instrument ‎evaluating pregnant women's beliefs ‎regarding OHB.In this instrument development ... read more
Research Article
25/7/2017
Ebrahim Shakiba, Nahid Khademi, Malihe Khoramdad, Yousef Alimohamadi, Neda Izadi
There is some evidence suggesting that Body Mass Index (BMI) may increase plasma lipoprotein levels.This study aimed to evaluate the possible association between BMI and dyslipidemia among the government staff of Kermanshah.This descriptive-analytical cross-sectional study was performed on the staff of 13 governmental organizations in Kermanshah (a ... read more
Research Article
1/8/2017
Saber Babazadeh, Reza Yazdani, Afsaneh Pakdaman, Sara Maleki Kambakhsh
Smoking among adolescents is a universal matter. Several findings suggest that smoking can lead to impaired oral health.The current study was undertaken to evaluate the normative and subjective oral health status of 13-year-old smokers and nonsmokers in Qazvin, Iran.This cross-sectional study was carried out on a multistage ... read more
Research Article
26/7/2017
Vida Mohammadi, Fariborz Khorvash, Awat Feizi, Gholamreza Askari
Having a stroke, which is a devastating condition, is a major cause of deaths worldwide and is also accountable for long time disability with high personal and social cost in adults. Hyperlipidemia plays an important role in atherothrombosis, which is the precursor to stroke. One way for ... read more
Research Article
22/8/2017
Mehrnoosh Zakerkish, Fatemeh Amiri, Nastaran Majdi Nasab, Ali Ghorbani
Diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (DPNP) is a common type of diabetic neuropathy. Blood sugar control is the first step for management of DPNP and drug treatment may be prescribed for the pain relief.This study assessed the efficacy and safety of duloxetine and nortriptyline in patients with DPNP.This ... read more
Case Report
24/7/2017
Mengting Ruan, Yichi Zhang, Zhenning Feng, Bo Qu, Mingzi Han, Shizhu Jin
Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS) is rarely observed in young people and its clinical manifestations and endoscopic observations in young patients are atypical. Except for histopathological observations, SRUS can be hardly differentiated from other bowel diseases such as rectal carcinoma or ulceration.The current report presented a case ... read more
Case Report
22/8/2017
Morteza Sanei Taheri, Mersad Mehrnahad, Kimia Farnaz
Lymphomas comprise a diverse group of neoplasms derived from B cells, T cells, or NK cells. Although GI tract is a current site for the secondry spread of non-hodgkin lymphoma, it’s involvment as the primary site is less common noticeably showing only 10% - 15%. The more ... read more
Case Report
22/8/2017
Seda Yilmaz Semerci, Aslan Babayigit, Burcu Cebeci, Gokhan Buyukkale, Merih Cetinkaya
Hydrops fetalis (HF) secondary to cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a rare but potentially fatal entity in neonates. This study aimed at providing data for diagnosis, management, and prevention of CMV associated HF in neonates. Herein, a case of non-immune hydrops fetalis (NIHF) associated with CMV infection is described ... read more
Case Report
30/7/2017
Laurentiu Nedelcu, Teodora Dumitrescu
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) represent less than 1% of all gastrointestinal tumors. The GIST diagnosis in a patient with a newly discovered myasthenia gravis (MG) raises the problem of evolution and treatment.We present the case of a 58-year-old patient, who has been diagnosed with MG on December ... read more
Case Report
22/8/2017
Samaneh Rokhgireh, Abolfazl Mehdizadehkashi, Shahla Chaichian, Mansoureh Vahdat, Leila Nazari, Banafsheh Tajbakhsh, Banafsheh Nikfar
Gossypiboma is defined as retained foreign object (sponge, needle, and instrument) in patient’s corpus after operation that is recognized as a medical error. It may induce catastrophic implications for the patient and medical care providers. We present a case with a 17-year-old gossypiboma after cesarean section.A 49-year-old ... read more
Case Report
22/8/2017
Merih Onal, Serdar Ozer, Gamze Atay, O. Taskin Yucel
Invasive fungal sinusitis is a potentially lethal infection in immunocompromised patients, with a reported incidence of around 2%. Neutropenia due to aplastic anemia or secondary to chemotherapy is the main cause of acute invasive fungal sinusitis.We present the case of a 6-month-old boy with hemophagocytic syndrome. During ... read more
Brief Report
20/6/2017
Rozina Rahnama, Lekhraj Rampal, Munn Sann Lye, Sherina Mohd. Sidik, Parvin Abedi
One of the most challenging issues in public health is childhood obesity in the 21st century. In Iran, the overall prevalence of overweight has increased and the total rate of obesity was estimated to be 12.3% (calculated as 6.5% for individuals less than 18 years).The present study ... read more
Brief Report
22/7/2017
Aylin Islam, Emil Mammadov, Remziye Kendirci, Ersin Aytac, Serap Cetiner, Hafize Seda Vatansever
Tissue engineering mainly focuses on creating appropriate conditions for the regeneration of tissues. Scaffolds, signal molecules, and stem cells interact with each other and compose the essential components of this field.This study aimed at investigating the osteogenic induction ability of PLA Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) scaffolds and ... read more
Letter
16/7/2017
Azizollaah Zargaraan, Rassoul Dinarvand, Hedayat Hosseini
Letter
22/8/2017
Mingjia Yang, Yaqin Yu, Qiong Yu

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