Volume 21 (2022)
Volume 20 (2021)
Volume 19 (2020)
Volume 18 (2019)
Volume 17 (2018)
Volume 16 (2017)
Volume 15 (2016)
Volume 14 (2015)
Volume 13 (2014)
Volume 12 (2013)
Volume 11 (2012)
Volume 10 (2011)

Epileptic syndromes: From clinic to genetic.

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

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

  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

Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis.

Asghar Amini Harandi; Ali Amini Harandi; Hossein Pakdaman; Mohammad Ali Sahraian

Volume 13, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 1-6

  Multiple 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

Clinical and demographic factors affecting disease severity in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Somayeh Baghizadeh; Mohammad Ali Sahraian; Nahid Beladimoghadam

Volume 12, Issue 1 , March 2013, , Pages 1-8

  Background: The clinical course of multiple sclerosis (MS) evolves over many years. Its prognosis is highly variable among affected individuals, i.e. while some suffer from early severe disabilities, others remain ambulatory and functional for many years. We used Multiple Sclerosis Severity Score (MSSS) ...  Read More

Journal Index

Iranian Journal of Neurology Iranian Journal of Neurology

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2015, , Pages 1-1

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Acute ischemic non-embolic stroke and serum level of uric acid.

Farhad Iranmanesh; Nazanin Zia Sheykholeslami; Faranak Gadari; Jafar Ahmady

Volume 11, Issue 1 , March 2012, , Pages 1-5

  Background: Impact of high level of uric acid on stroke is still controversial. We conducted this study to investigate the relationship between acute ischemic non-embolic stroke and serum levels of uric acid.Methods: This was a case-control study on patients with acute ischemic non-embolic stroke in ...  Read More

Lipid profile in cerebrovascular accidents.

Mansoureh Togha; Mohamad Reza Gheini; Babak Ahmadi; Patricia Khashaiar; Soodeh Razeghi

Volume 10, 1-2 , June 2011, , Pages 1-4

  Background:Changes in the lipid profile have been suggested as a risk factor for developing ischemic stroke. Their role in intra-cerebral hemorrhage, however, is not clear. The present study was designed to evaluate the lipid profile levels of patients who had experienced an acute stroke during the first ...  Read More

Headache in relapse and remission phases of multiple sclerosis: A case-‎control study

Mansoureh Togha; Nahid Abbasi Khoshsirat; Abdorreza Naser Moghadasi; Faezeh Mousavinia; Mohammad Mozafari; Mohamadreza Neishaboury; Seyed Mahmood Mousavi

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 1-8

  Background: Headaches are one of the most frequent reasons for pain in multiple sclerosis (MS) individuals. Characterization of headaches and delineating possible relationships with MS-related determinants can ultimately circumvent headaches.Methods: In a prospective case-control study, 65 Iranian relapsing- ...  Read More

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Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2015, , Pages 1-1

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Comparison of the effects of low dose interferon and high dose interferon on reduction of the number and size of plaques in patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A historical cohort

Payam Khomand; Ghobad Moradi; Behrooz Ahsan; Setareh Abtahi

Volume 16, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 1-6

  Background: This study was performed to compare the effects of low dose interferon beta-1 (IFN-β-1) (CinnoVex, 30 mcg) and high dose IFN-β-1 (REBIF, 44 mcg) on the reduction of the number and size of plaques in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).Methods: This ...  Read More

Clinical outcome of thymectomy in myasthenia gravis patients: A report from Iran

Benyamin Seyfari; Farzad Fatehi; Abolfazl Shojaiefard; Mehdi Jafari; Ali Ghorbani-Abdehgah; Shirzad Nasiri; Aidin Yaghoobi-Notash; Behnam Molavi; Amir Hossein Latif; Reza Eslamian; Ali Mir; Ahmadreza Soroush

Volume 17, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 1-5

  Background: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease affecting acetylcholine postsynaptic receptor of voluntary muscles. Thymectomy is done in these patients and is a mainstay in the treatment of MG; however, the long-term result of surgery is still controversial. This study dealt with the investigation ...  Read More

Occupational performance of individuals with Multiple Sclerosis based on disability level in Iran

Leila Dehghan; Fardin Faraji; Hamid Dalvand; Alireza Shamsoddini; Mohammad Reza Hadian-Rasanani

Volume 18, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 1-6

  Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common disease across the world as well as in Iran. Individuals with MS usually experience occupational performance problems that result in limitations in their daily life. This study aimed to determine the occupational performance of individuals with MS based ...  Read More

Lower limb motor function and hip muscle weakness in stroke survivors and their relationship with pelvic tilt, weight-bearing asymmetry, and gait speed: A cross-sectional study

Vishakha Darak; Suruliraj Karthikbabu

Volume 19, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 1-7


  Background: Poor motor recovery of hip muscles affect the walking post-stroke. The study objective was to examine how lower extremity motor function and hip muscle weakness are related to weight-bearing asymmetry (WBA), excessive pelvic tilt, and gait speed in stroke survivors. Methods: Eighty patients ...  Read More

Safety and efficacy of edaravone in well-defined Iranian patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A parallel-group single-blind trial

Alireza Eishi-Oskouei; Keivan Basiri

Volume 20, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 1-7


  Background: This parallel-group single-blind trial evaluates the safety and efficacy of Edaravone, as a free radical scavenger, in a highly selective subgroup of Iranian patientswithamyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Methods: The study was registered in ClinicalTrials.gov (registration number: NCT03272802) ...  Read More

Cerebral border zone infarctions: An etiologic study

Mazyar Hashemilar; Parla Tohidi; Nasrin Forghani; Elyar Sadeghi-Hokmabadi; Ehsan Sharifipour

Volume 21, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 1-6


  Background: Cerebral border zone infarctions (BZIs) are a subtype of acute ischemic stroke that occur at the junction between two major cerebral arterial territories. Internal and external BZIs are defined based on the known patterns in brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, the etiology and ...  Read More

Iranian specialists’ approach to treatment escalation in multiple sclerosis patients with cognitive impairment

Fereshteh Ghadiri; Elnaz Asadollahzadeh; Zahra Ebadi; Mohammad Ali Sahraian; Amirreza Azimi; Samira Navardi; Hora Heidari; Zohreh Abna; Marzieh Aboutorabi; Iman Adibi; Seyed Mohammad Baghbanian; Sepideh Paybast; Maryam Poursadeghfard; Samaneh Hosseini; Sareh Shahmohammadi; Mehran Ghaffari; Hamidreza Ghalyanchi-Langroodi; Masoud Ghiasian; Hoda Kamali; Ebrahim Kouchaki; Farzad Mehrabi; Ehsan Mohammadianinejad; Mohammad Ali Nahayati; Abdorreza Naser Moghadasi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 16 January 2023

  Background: People with multiple sclerosis ‎(MS) and their physicians recognize cognitive retention as an important desired outcome of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs). In this study, we attempted to gather the opinions of Iranian MS experts regarding the treatment approach toward clinical ...  Read More

The effects of body mass index on the treatment of the patients with migraine headaches.

Siamak Afshinmajd; Ali Davati; Farnaz Akbari

Volume 10, 3-4 , December 2011, , Pages 35-8

  Background: Migraine is a prevalent disease which is classified into two groups of migraine with aura and without aura. Eighteen percent of women and 6.5 percent of men in United States have migraine headache. Migraine headache is prevalent in all age groups but it usually subsides in adults above fifty. ...  Read More

Effects of antiepileptic drugs on sexual function and reproductive hormones of male epileptic patients.

Mohammad Reza Najafi; Behnaz Ansari; Mohammad Zare; Farzad Fatehi; Ali Sonbolestan

Volume 11, Issue 2 , June 2012, , Pages 37-41

  Background: Diminished libido and sexual dysfunction are unusually common among male epileptic patients. The most important etiologic factor may be antiepileptic drugs (AEDs)-induced androgen deficiency. We compared reproductive hormone levels among men with epilepsy taking various AEDs and normal controls.Methods: ...  Read More

Is serum vitamin D levels associated with disability in patients with newly diagnosed multiple sclerosis?

Hamidreza Hatamian; Elham Bidabadi; Seyed Mohammad Seyed Saadat; Niloufar Seyed Saadat; Ehsan Kazemnezhad; Hamed Ramezani; Babak Bakhshayesh

Volume 12, Issue 2 , June 2013, , Pages 41-46

  Background: Although the precise etiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) is unknown, it seems that both genetic and environmental factors are important. Recent studies suggest that low serum vitamin D levels are important environmental factor in MS. The aim of this study was to compare the serum levels of ...  Read More

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 , May 2019, , Pages 43-49

  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

Predictive value of inflammatory markers for functional outcomes in patients with ischemic stroke

Fariborz Rezaeitalab; Maryam Esmaeili; Amin Saberi; Zohreh Vahidi; Maryam Emadzadeh; Hamid Reza Rahimi; Niloofar Ramezani; Seyed Zakaria Mirshabani-Toloti

Volume 19, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 47-52


  Background: Inflammatory processes have been proposed in the pathophysiology of ischemic stroke. The present study was designed to evaluate the relationship between tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 6 (IL-6), IL 1 beta (IL-1β), and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) ...  Read More

Identification of retention strategies for neurosurgeons in Iran: Results from expert panels

Sima Rafiei; Sina Abdollahzadeh; Fariba Hashemi; Mohammad Ranjbar

Volume 16, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 55-61

  Background: The key challenge is how to encourage and retain health professionals in their work location. There is a list of policy options for this purpose but applying an appropriate and effective set of strategies requires a country level research. Our study aimed to identify retention strategies ...  Read More

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 , April 2021, , Pages 56-63


  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

Multiple sclerosis and pregnancy; What a neurologist may be asked for?

Bahaadin Siroos; Mohammad Hossein Harirchian

Volume 13, Issue 2 , June 2014, , Pages 57-63

  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common chronic autoimmune demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) which preferentially involves young women in early child bearing age. Opposite to traditional view emphasized on discouraging female patients from enduring pregnancy, recent investigations ...  Read More

The pathologic and diagnostic in magnetic resonance imaging of brain and cervical spine of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

Roshanak Mehdipour-Dastjerdi; Fereshteh Ashtari; Vahid Shaygannejad; Marjan Mansourian; Ali Safaei

Volume 17, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 58-63

  Background: Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disease (NMOSD) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disorder that involves central nervous system (CNS) with high affinity for involvement of optic nerve and spinal cord. In current study, due to high prevalence of NMOSD in Isfahan, Iran, we have aimed to ...  Read More