Special Articles
1. Epileptic syndromes: From clinic to genetic.

Abbas Tafakhori; Vajiheh Aghamollaii; Sara Faghihi-Kashani; Payam Sarraf; Laleh Habibi

Volume 14, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 1-7

Abstract
  Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders. Studies have demonstrated that genetic factors have a strong role in etiology of epilepsy. Mutations in genes encoding ion channels, neurotransmitters and other proteins involved in the neuronal biology have been recognized in different types ...  Read More

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3. The prevalence of female sexual dysfunction among migraine patients.

Mohammad Abdollahi; Mansoureh Toghae; Firoozeh Raisi; Elaheh Saffari

Volume 14, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 8-11

Abstract
  Background: Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) defines as any disorder in the process of sexual contact including 6 main domains, desire, arousal, lubrication,  orgasm,  orgasm  satisfaction  and  pain. This study was conducted to evaluate prevalence of sexual dysfunction disorder in women with migraine ...  Read More

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4. A novel effect of Noscapine on patients with massive ischemic stroke: A pseudo-randomized clinical trial.

Massoud Mahmoudian; Mohammad Rezvani; Mohammad Rohani; Foozya Benaissa; Mehdi Jalili; Shadi Ghourchian

Volume 14, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 12-16

Abstract
  Background: Massive ischemic stroke causes significant mortality and morbidity in stroke patients. The main treatments for massive ischemic stroke are recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA), craniotomy, and endovascular interventions. Due to destructive  effects  of   bradykinin  on  the  ...  Read More

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5. Serum 25(OH) Vitamin D levels is not associated with disability in multiple sclerosis patients: A case-control study.

Masoud Nikanfar; Ali Akbar Taheri-Aghdam; Maria Yazdani; Sheida Shaafi; Nooshin Masoudian; Hossein Akbari; Parisa Youhanaee; Hamzeh Abbaszadeh

Volume 14, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 17-21

Abstract
  Background: It seems that serum vitamin D levels are one of the potential environmental factors affecting the severity of multiple sclerosis (MS). In this study, we aim to evaluate vitamin D levels in MS patients and healthy subjects and assess the relationship between vitamin D level and disability.Methods: ...  Read More

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6. Comparison of endovascular coiling and surgical clipping for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms: A prospective study.

Zeinab Taheri; Mohammad Hosein Harirchian; Hosein Ghanaati; Alireza Khoshnevisan; Payman Salamati; Mojtaba Miri; Kavous Firouznia; Mina Saeednejad; Madjid Shakiba; Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar

Volume 14, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 22-28

Abstract
  Background: Management of intracranial aneurysms has made debates about the best treatment modality in recent years. The aim of this study was to compare the interventional outcomes between two groups of patients, one treated with endovascular coiling and the other treated with surgical clipping. Methods: ...  Read More

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7. Accuracy of magnetic resonance spectroscopy in distinction between radiation necrosis and recurrence of brain tumors.

Mousa Reza Anbarloui; Seyed Mohammad Ghodsi; Alireza Khoshnevisan; Masoud Khadivi; Sina Abdollahzadeh; Ahmad Aoude; Soheil Naderi; Zeynab Najafi; Morteza Faghih-Jouibari

Volume 14, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 29-34

Abstract
  Background: Distinction between radiation necrosis and recurrence of intraparenchymal tumors is necessary to select the appropriate treatment, but it is often difficult based on imaging features alone. We developed an algorithm for analyzing magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) findings and studied ...  Read More

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8. Elevated troponin T after acute ischemic stroke: Association with severity and location of infarction.

Siamak Abdi; Shahram Oveis-Gharan; Farnaz Sinaei; Askar Ghorbani

Volume 14, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 35-40

Abstract
  Background: Serum troponin elevation, characteristic of ischemic myocardial injury, has been observed in some acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients. Its cause and significance are still controversial. The purpose of this study is to find determinants of troponin elevation and its relationship with stroke ...  Read More

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9. Proposed equation between flexor carpi radialis H-reflex latency and upper limb length.

Saeid Khosrawi; Parisa Taheri; Seyed Hasan Hashemi

Volume 14, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 41-46

Abstract
  Background: H-reflex is a valuable electrophysiological technique for assessing nerve conduction through entire length of afferent and efferent pathways, especially nerve roots and proximal segments of peripheral nerves. The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between normal values of flexor ...  Read More

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10. Mixed movement disorders revealing an atypical form of creatine deficiency syndrome.

Fahmi Nasrallah; Hanene Benrhouma; Ichraf Kraoua; Gilbert Briand; Souheil Omar; Ilhem Turki Ben Youssef; Naziha Kaabachi

Volume 14, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 47-49

Abstract
  Background: H-reflex is a valuable electrophysiological technique for assessing nerve conduction through entire length of afferent and efferent pathways, especially nerve roots and proximal segments of peripheral nerves. The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between normal values of flexor ...  Read More

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13. Neurolaw: A brief introduction.

Arian Petoft

Volume 14, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, Pages 53-58

Abstract
  Neurolaw, as an interdisciplinary field which links the brain to law, facilitates the pathway to better understanding of human behavior in order to regulate it accurately through incorporating neuroscience achievements in legal studies. Since 1990's, this emerging field, by study on human nervous system ...  Read More