Original Article
1. Diversity in tumor territory of meningioma: Protein expression in vascular endothelial growth factor and epidermal growth factor

Parvin Mehdipour; Firoozeh Javan; Morteza Faghih-Jouibari; Mehdi Khaleghi

Volume 18, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 43-49

Abstract
  Background: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and epidermal growth factor (EGF) are involved in tumor development and progression. But, the classified-based data of protein expression (PE) in meningiomas is unavailable. Therefore, we aimed to explore the PE of VEGF and EGF in meningiomas by considering ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Health-related quality of life and related characteristics of persons with spinal cord injury in Nigeria

Munir Abdullahi Nasidi; Mukadas O. Akindele; Aminu A. Ibrahim; Aisha Ahmad Ahmad; Aliyu Musa

Volume 18, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 50-56

Abstract
  Background: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is impairment of the spinal cord resulting in numerous health problems that considerably affect the quality of life (QOL) of the patients. Moreover, a number of sociodemographic and clinical characteristics may influence the persons’ health-related quality of life ...  Read More

Original Article
3. The use of brain stimulation in the rehabilitation of walking disability in patients with multiple sclerosis: A randomized double-blind clinical trial study

Shahram Oveisgharan; Zahra Karimi; Siamak Abdi; Hajir Sikaroodi

Volume 18, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 57-63

Abstract
  Background: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of the primary motor cortex of the lower limb has been exploited in the treatment of patients with stroke and spastic lower limb paresis. We examined this stimulation efficacy in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS)-related walking disability. Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article
4. A follow-up study on Guillain-Barre syndrome and validation of Brighton criteria

Reza Boostani; Farveh Ramezanzadeh; Morteza Saeidi; Mina Khodabandeh

Volume 18, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 64-69

Abstract
  Background: Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is the major cause of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP). Comprehensive classification and predictive measures need to be created for GBS. This study was conducted to evaluate GBS patients’ prognosis and Brighton criteria validity in Iranian population. Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article
5. DNMT3B -579G>T (rs1569686G>T) polymorphism and the risk of multiple sclerosis in a subset of Iranian population

Nasrin Yazdanpanahi; Masoud Etemadifar; Elaheh Shams

Volume 18, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 70-75

Abstract
  Background: Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) methyltransferase 3 beta (DNMT3B) gene encodes an MT enzyme involving in de novo methylation of DNA. The present investigation aimed to explore the association of DNMT3B-579G>T (rs1569686) polymorphism with multiple sclerosis (MS). Methods: 130 Iranian patients ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Cerebral hemodynamic abnormalities of patients with ischemic stroke who are opium addicted: A study by transcranial doppler ultrasonography

Yaser Moadabi; Alia Saberi; Sajjad Hoseini; Ashkan Karimi; Shahrokh Yousefzadeh-Chabok

Volume 18, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 76-81

Abstract
  Background: Ischemic stroke as the major cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide has different risk factors. One of its modifiable risk factors is opium addiction whose role is not clear yet. This study aimed at assessing the hemodynamic parameters in ischemic stroke patients addicted to opium using ...  Read More

Short Communication
7. Prognosis of fasting in patients with cerebral venous thrombosis using oral contraceptives

Masoud Ghiasian; Maryam Mansour; Nasrin Moradian

Volume 18, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 82-84

Abstract
  Background: There have been studies that showed a higher incidence of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) in Ramadan, a month in which people fast in Muslim countries, which was associated with increasing use of oral contraceptives (OCPs) in women. We aimed to evaluate the effect and prognosis of fasting ...  Read More