Author = Mitra Ansari Dezfouli
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AbstractMultiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating disease and also is one of the most common disabling neurological disorders in young and middle-aged adults. The main pathogenesis of MS has long been thought to be an immune mediated disorder of the central nervous system. The function of the immune ... Read More
Correlations between cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, anti-ganglioside antibodies, electrodiagnostic findings and functional status in Guillain-Barré syndrome.
AbstractBackground: Due to underlying autoimmune background of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), the possible role of infectious agents cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and also due to association of anti-ganglioside antibodies with GBS, the present study aimed to investigate the associations ... Read More
Level of attitude toward complementary and alternative medicine among Iranian patients with multiple sclerosis.
AbstractBackground: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable neurological disease leading to severe disability in young adults. The majority of MS patients use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as adjunct to conventional therapies. This study aimed to investigate ... Read More
AbstractBackground: Usual dosage of morphine (10 mg/kg) induces analgesia and ultra-low dose (ULD) of morphine (1 μg/kg); hyperalgesia, and C-fibers are also bearing μ- opioid receptors; here the importance of C-fibers on pain and morphine induced analgesia/hyperalgesia is questioned ... Read More
AbstractBackground: The role of nutrition in the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) and related complications such as fatigue has been reported by several studies. The aim of this study is the assessment of nutritional status and its relationship with fatigue in multiple ... Read More
One-shot, low-dosage intratympanic gentamicin for Ménière's disease: Clinical, posturographic and vestibular test findings.
AbstractBackground: Ménière’s disease has been remained as a difficult therapeutic challenge. The present study aimed to determine the effects of one-shot low-dosage intratympanic gentamicin on vertigo control, auditory outcomes and findings of computerized dynamic ... Read More
Thymic pathological examination of non-thymomatous myasthenia gravis patients: A pilot study for prediction of outcome.
AbstractBackground: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by weakness and fatigability of skeletal muscles. The aim of this study was to determine if pathological characteristics in non-thymomatous patients of MG would correlate with prognosis in a three year ... Read More
AbstractBackground: Scuba divers work in high pressure conditions which may cause some changes in physiological status to adapt to this situation. In this study, the carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) was assessed in divers as a risk factor of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular disorders.Methods: This historical ... Read More
Amyloid-based therapies did fail again! It is the right time to change our vision on building block of Alzheimer's disease.
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Abstract"Neurotheology" refers to the multidisciplinary field of scholarship that seeks to understand the relationship between the human brain and religion. In its initial development, neurotheology has been conceived in very broad terms relating to the intersection between religion and brain sciences in general. ... Read More
AbstractBackground: There have been several studies done on the role of metals in the occurrence of multiple sclerosis (MS) disease, but their roles have not been confirmed yet. Because of the lack of information on this issue, this study compared the serum level of copper and zinc in MS ... Read More
AbstractBackground: Astrocytes are cells within the central nervous system which are activated in a wide spectrum of infections, and autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases.In pathologic states, they produce inflammatory cytokines, chemokines, and nitric oxide (NO), and sometimes they induce ... Read More
AbstractBackground: Recent studies have demonstrated controversial results and somewhat increased frequency of multiple sclerosis (MS). We reevaluated the files of MS patients from Qom Province of Iran in order to investigate the epidemiology of the disease.Methods: Demographic and clinical ... Read More
AbstractBackground: Health assessment in patients with epilepsy (PWE) should include both clinical outcomes and health related quality of life (HRQOL) measures. The quality of life (QoL) in epilepsy-31 inventory (QOLIE-31) is widely used for QOL studies in epilepsy. This study aims to evaluate ... Read More
AbstractMultiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most important autoimmune diseases recognized by demyelination and axonal lesion. It is the most common cause of disability in the young population. Various immunomodulatory and immunosuppressive therapies, including different formulations of interferon beta (IFNβ), ... Read More
AbstractThe new-AEDs, whose developments were motivated following the discovery of the valproate and its marketing in the U.S in 1978, have presented more therapeutic options. There are approximately twenty four FDA-approved antiepileptic drugs for use in patients with epilepsy, five of which were identified ... Read More
AbstractBalo's concentric multiple scleroses (MS) is a rare demyelinating disease and a variant of multiple sclerosis. We report a case with interesting misleading clinical history and typical RI findings of Balo disease. A 19-year-old girl presented with fever and left hemiparesis following dental procedure ... Read More
AbstractIntracranial lipomas are congenital malformations. These uncommon lesions have an incidence of 0.1 to 1.7% of all intracranial tumors. Most cases are located at midline and 5% are along the sylvian fissures. If symptomatic, seizures are the most common symptom. These tumors are slow growing and have ... Read More
AbstractBackground: Anti-phospholipids syndrome (APS) is considered a non inflammatory auto-immune disease with a significant thrombophilic risk with varied clinical manifestations. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the frequency of thrombotic and non-thrombotic events in patients with APS.Methods: ... Read More
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Optic coherence tomography findings in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients of the northwest of Iran.
AbstractBackground: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a simple, high-resolution technique to quantify the thickness of retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and macula volume, which provide an indirect measurement of axonal damage in multiple sclerosis (MS). This study aimed to evaluate OCT finding in relapsing-remitting ... Read More
Safety assessment of anticoagulation therapy in patients with hemorrhagic cerebral venous thrombosis.