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Direct and indirect medical costs of functional constipation: A population-based study
Background Constipation causes a large number of medical visits each year and imposes significant financial toll on healthcare systems worldwide. So the present communitybased study was conducted in order to estimate ...
Association between MTHFR polymorphism (C677T) with nonfamilial colorectal cancer
The enzyme 5,10-methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is linked to DNA methylation, synthesis, and repair. C677T is one of the most important polymorphisms in the MTHFR gene. The single nucleotide polymorphism C677T ...
Four novel germline mutations in the MLH1 and PMS2 mismatch repair genes in patients with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
Background: Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is the most common cause of early onset hereditary colorectal cancer. In the majority of HNPCC families, microsatellite instability (MSI) and germline mutation ...
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome: A significant association in an Iranian population
Background: Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome are common diseases, which may be related. Aim: To assess the association between gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome ...
Glutathione-S-transferase M1, T1 and P1 gene polymorphisms in type I autoimmune hepatitis: A case-control study 
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Impact of EXO1 polymorphism in susceptibility to colorectal cancer
Background and Aim: One candidate gene for colorectal cancer (CRC) susceptibility is exonuclease 1 (EXO1). It is a member of RAD2 nuclease family, which plays a major role in mismatch repair, DNA replication, and recombination. ...
Improvement of liver function in liver cirrhosis patients after autologous mesenchymal stem cell injection: A phase I-II clinical trial
BACKGROUND: End-stage liver disease is a medical problem with high morbidity and mortality. We have investigated the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of using autologous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as a treatment. ...
High prevalence of reflux oesophagitis among upper endoscopies of Iranian patients
BACKGROUND AND AIM: To reinvestigate the prevalence of reflux esophagitis among upper endoscopies in a series of Iranian patients, considering the high prevalence of reflux esophagitis (76%) reported by an earlier Iranian ...
Liver, spleen, pancreas and kidney involvement by human fascioliasis: Imaging findings
Background: Fasciola hepatica primarily involves the liver, however in some exceptional situations other organs have been reported to be involved. The ectopic involvement is either a result of Parasite migration or perhaps ...
T1764G1766 core promoter double mutants are restricted to Hepatitis B virus strains with an A1757 and are common in genotype D
To investigate the role of pre-core and basal core promoter (BCP) mutants in hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-negative chronic hepatitis B (e-CHB) in Iran, Hepatitis B virus strains from 30 patients and 42 anti-HBe-positive ...