Long-Term Survival in the Concomitant Evolution of Two Cancers: The Idiopathic Myelofibrosis and the Clear Cell Renal Carcinoma; A Case Report

Alina Benea; Adrian Penciu; Laurentiu Nedelcu

Volume 21, Issue 5 , 2019, Pages 1-5

  Introduction: The association of chronic myeloproliferative neoplasia with urogenital cancer is rare (1.6% - 1.9%), with the death risk of 1.21 - 2.28 times higher in patients with solid cancer and chronic myeloproliferative disease.Case Presentation: We present the case of a patient diagnosed with triple-negative ...  Read More

Dose-related Effect of Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (rESWT) on Lateral Epicondylitis in Active Patients: A Retrospective Comparative Study

Mehmet Arıcan; Yalçın Turhan; Zekeriya Okan Karaduman

Volume 21, Issue 5 , 2019, Pages 1-7

  Background: Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is a noninvasive, safe, and well- tolerated treatment method which is increasingly used in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis. However, the gold standard treatment protocol is still controversial.Objectives: This study aimed to investigate and compare ...  Read More

Correlation Between Serum Cartilage Oligomeric Matrix Protein (COMP), 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D, and Disease Activity in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

Mohammad Reza Jafari Nakhjavani; Amir Ghorbanihaghjo; Ozra Dabagh Asadollahipour; Sima Abedi Azar; Tala Pourlak; Aida Malek Mahdavi

Volume 21, Issue 5 , 2019, Pages 1-7

  Background: The role of vitamin D and cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) in knee osteoarthritis (OA) still remains con- troversial.Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate serum COMP and 25-hydroxy vitamin D concentrations in patients with knee OA in com- parison to healthy individuals and to ...  Read More

Donations in the Great Flood of Iran, 2019: Strengths and Challenges

Mahmoudreza Peyravi; Ali Asghar Peyvandi; Milad Ahmadi Marzaleh

Volume 21, Issue 5 , 2019, Pages 1-1

  In the great flood of Iran, a wide range of donations was presented to the people affected by the flood as the signof altruism and philanthropy. The Red Crescent of the Is- lamic Republic of Iran was majorly responsible for man-aging the donated goods.  Read More

Assessment of Calcified Carotid Artery Plaques on Digital Panoramic Radiographs of Middle-aged and Older Asymptomatic Persons in a Turkish Subpopulation and Associated Risk Factors

Guldane Magat; Ali Riza Tuncdemir

Volume 21, Issue 6 , 2019, Pages 1-7

  Background: Vascular calcifications caused by atherosclerosis are frequently observed, especially in aortic and carotid arteries, with large and elastic characteristics. Early detection of calcification in these arteries can play an important role in reducing the clinical pathologies where atherosclerosis ...  Read More

Mediastinal Cavernous Hemangioma Presenting as a Cardiophrenic Angle Mass: A Case Report and Literature Review

Xiaoguang Li; Yanning Li; Houyi Kang; Yi Mao; Qiang Ma; Rong Chen

Volume 21, Issue 6 , 2019, Pages 1-6

  Introduction: Mediastinal hemangiomas are uncommon benign vascular tumors. They are histologically classified into capillary, cavernous, and venous types, according to the size of their vascular spaces. Phleboliths, multiple enhanced vessels, and peripheral puddling of contrast enhancement are the typical ...  Read More

IL-8 and IL-23 Levels in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells of Patients with Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Caused by Leishmania major: A Case-Control Study

Narges Khazaei; Elham Moghaddas; Seyed Abdolrahim Rezaee; Seyed Aliakbar Shamsian

Volume 21, Issue 6 , 2019, Pages 1-6

  Background: Several cytokines contribute to cutaneous leishmaniasis outcomes. IL-23 is a key cytokine in inflammation and a central cytokine in controlling Th17. IL-8, also known as a neutrophil chemotactic factor in the lesion site of cutaneous leishmaniasis, indicates disease promotion.Objectives: ...  Read More

Distribution of Virulence Genes in Moraxella catarrhalis Isolated from Clinical Samples in the North of Iran

Mina Eghbali; Majid Baserisalehi; Masood Ghane

Volume 21, Issue 1 , 2019, Pages 2-7

  Background: Moraxella catarrhalis is an opportunistic bacterium that has pathogenicity in the human respiratory tract. The ratesof colonization and infection of this bacterium are high in the respiratory tract of children and the elderly.Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study conducted from ...  Read More

Clinical Application of Rapid Rehabilitation Surgical Nursing on Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Patients

Jing He; Da Ma; Huijuan Jiang; Huijuan Tang; Qian Mi; Renli Cheng

Volume 26, Issue 1 , 2024

  Background: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is widely used in clinical treatment for gallbladder diseases. Rapid rehabilitation surgical nursing can significantly reduce the incidence of postoperative complications and shorten the hospital stay of patients. Moreover, it is supported by evidence-based ...  Read More