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1. Comparison of ultrasound findings in Guillain-Barre syndrome and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy for differential diagnosis

Keivan Basiri; Mahsa Abdollahian; Majid Ghasemi

Volume 20, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 56-63

http://dx.doi.org/10.18502/cjn.v20i2.6740

Abstract
  Background: Peripheral nerve ultrasound(US) has been used as a promising diagnosing technique for peripheral nerve disorders. This study aimed to compare the US findings of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). Methods: This case-control study was ...  Read More

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2. Factors associated with perceived social support of patients with multiple sclerosis

Aikaterin Papa; Ioannis Koutelekos; Spyridoula Stefanidou; Chrysa Chrysovitsanou; Maria Polikandrioti

Volume 20, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 64-72

http://dx.doi.org/10.18502/cjn.v20i2.6741

Abstract
  Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory chronic disease of the central nervous system (CNS) which is related with unpredictable course and increasing disability. Social support as an available interpersonal resource may help patients with MS. The purposeof the present studywas to evaluate ...  Read More

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3. Diagnostic value of high-frequency ultrasound in carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy: A case-control study

Zahra Mirzaasgari; Bahram Haghi-Ashtiani; Farshid Refaiean; Farzan Vahedifard; Amir Sina Homayooni; Mahsa Sobhkhiz

Volume 20, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 73-77

http://dx.doi.org/10.18502/cjn.v20i2.6742

Abstract
  Background: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most prevalent entrapment syndrome in the upper limbs, for which pregnancy is a known risk factor. CTS diagnosis is confirmed via nerve conduction studies (NCSs), which sometimes is expensive, and the electrical stimulation makes it an unpleasant diagnostic ...  Read More

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4. Risk of recurrence after antiepileptic withdrawal: Was it a good decision or not?

Ozlem Yayici Koken; Ayse Aksoy; Ozge Kucur; Mehpare Kafali

Volume 20, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 78-85

http://dx.doi.org/10.18502/cjn.v20i2.6743

Abstract
  Background: The aim of this study was to identify the demographic-clinical variables affecting idiopathic epilepsy (IE) [called genetic generalized epilepsy (GGE)] recurrence and determine cut-off values that can be used in pediatric neurology practice for children with IE/GGE. Methods: A total of 250 ...  Read More

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5. Medical history risk factors in primary progressive multiple sclerosis: A case-control study

Hossein Maroufi; Abdorreza Naser Moghadasi; Hossein Rezaei-Aliabadi; Mohammad Ali Sahraian; Sharareh Eskandarieh

Volume 20, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 86-94

http://dx.doi.org/10.18502/cjn.v20i2.6744

Abstract
  Background: The association betweenmedical history and primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) development has not been well documented in the pertinent literature.The possible association between 23 medical diseases and PPMS occurrence was assessed in the present study. Methods: In order to figure ...  Read More

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6. The comparison of post-dural puncture headache treatment with acetaminophen-caffeine capsule and intravenous mannitol infusion: A randomized single-blind clinical trial

Ali Shahriari; Masoumeh Nataj-Majd; Maryam Khooshideh; Sepideh Salehi-Vaziri

Volume 20, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 95-101

http://dx.doi.org/10.18502/cjn.v20i2.6745

Abstract
  Background: Post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) is a common problem after spinal anesthesia. Depending on the severity of PDPH, there are both invasive and non-invasive treatments. Caffeine has been used for the treatment of PDPH since 1949, but the administration of mannitol is a novel management to ...  Read More

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7. Rapid screening for generalized anxiety disorder in patients with migraine

Fatemeh Veisy; Hojjatollah Farahani; Mansoureh Togha; Banafsheh Gharaee; Leila Janani; Asma Aghebati

Volume 20, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 102-110

http://dx.doi.org/10.18502/cjn.v20i2.6746

Abstract
  Background: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) often remains undiagnosed in patients with migraine, while comorbidity of GAD with migraine is associated with increased dysfunction and risk of chronic migraine. Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale 7-item (GAD-7) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale 2-item ...  Read More