Review Article
Hojat Naghavi, Shahram Amini
To assess the benefits of prophylactic ascorbic acid to reduce development of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs).PubMed was searched with the search strategy of (vitamin C OR ascorbic acid) AND (kidney OR renal) AND (PCI OR percutaneous coronary Intervention OR cardiac OR ... read more
Research Article
Maryam Esmaeilzadeh, Hedieh Alimi, Saeid Hosseini, Niloofar Samiei, Mozhgan Parsaee
It has been well documented that reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) has adverse effect on the outcome of patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) after mitral valve repair (MVr). However, the best method for early detection of LV dysfunction in asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic patients with ... read more
Research Article
Mashallah Dehghani Dashtabi, Homa Falsoleiman, Elham Dehghani, Afsoon Fazlinezhad, Mohammad Javad Mojahedi, Mohammad Taghi Shakeri
Many small trials showed a significant improvement in blood pressure following renal artery stenting in patients with severe atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis, but data on renal function improvement is more conflicting. Recently, few trials have been conducted to evaluate the effect of this procedure on Left Ventricular ... read more
Research Article
Reza Mehrandish, Ali Awsat Mellati, Ali Rahimipour, Nasrin Dehghan Nayeri
Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer and the second cause of death among women around the world. In many cancers, including breast cancer, Fatty acid synthase (FASN) gene expression is increased significantly. In breast cancer cell lines, expression of FASN is higher in HER2 positive cell ... read more
Research Article
Naeimeh Tayebi, Zahra Yazdanpanahi, Shahrzad Yektatalab, Marzieh Akbarzadeh
Age of menarche is a sign of the beginning of the ability to reproduce and is usually a turning point for the development and maturity and puberty. Regulatory factors in the onset of menarche age are not well understood, but in developed countries, it is thought that ... read more
Research Article
Hamideh Ebrahimi, Maliheh Dadgarmoghaddam, Maryam Emadzadeh, Abbasali Abbasi
Many studies indicate that one of the leading preventable causes of premature death, disease and disability around the world is Tobacco use. Unfortunately, adolescents and young adults of colleges are often targeted of marketing by the tobacco industry. The aim of this study was to assess the ... read more
Brief Report
Meisam Fallah, Omid Akbari
The purpose of this research was to investigate the role of specialized translators and interpreters of medical discourse in bringing satisfaction to health tourists. The goal was to find the effect of non-professional medical interpreters (translators) in breaking efficient patient-physician relationship. Nowadays, most foreign patients are accompanied ... read more
Case Report
Saeed Karimi, Hamed Esfandiari, Homayoun Nikkhah, Mohammad Gozin, Seyed Aliasghar Mosavi
Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) is a rare condition but one of the most important ocular side effects of sildenafil.We presented a 65-year- old man with the history of sudden painless loss of vision in both eyes following taking sildenafil.Fundus examination revealed blurred margin and elevated ... read more
Case Report
Afsoon Fazlinezhad, Masoumeh Alvandi Azari, Leila Bigdellu
Absence of the posterior mitral leaflet is usually fatal for fetus in utero. Although hypoplasia of the posterior mitral leaflet is usually present in children with symptomatic mitral regurgitation, it is usually evident in a few cases of asymptomatic adults. We decided to introduce a rare case ... read more

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