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Prognostic factors in 1,138 Iranian colorectal cancer patients
Background and aim: The incidence of colorectal cancer is increased in Iran in recent years and colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in both sexes. The aim of this study is to define the prognostic factors ...
Seroprevalence of hepatitis E in Nahavand, Islamic Republic of Iran: A population-based study
A 2-month community-based survey in February/March of 2003 was carried out to study the seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection in Nahavand, Islamic Republic of Iran. From each of 6 urban regions of Nahavand, ...
Prenatal screening and counseling in iran and ethical dilemmas
Objective: Prenatal screening has become an increasingly common procedure all over the world. It offers couples useful information relating to the health of their fetus, although it faces us with serious ethical dilemmas ...
Gastro-esophageal reflux symptoms and body mass index: No relation among the Iranian population
An association between obesity and symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) has been frequently reported in western societies. A recent study indicated a consistent association between abdominal diameter and ...
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 ...
Frequency of three common mutations of CARD15/NOD2 gene in Iranian IBD patients
Background: The CARD15/NOD2 gene, located on the pericentromeric region of chromosome 16 (IBD 1) has been reported to have an association with IBD, especially Crohn's disease. Three common mutations of CARD15 are variably ...