Special Articles
1. Lipid profile in cerebrovascular accidents.

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

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

Abstract
  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

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2. Olfactory dysfunction in persian patients suffering from parkinson's disease.

Akbar Soltanzadeh; Mehdi Shams; Hamid Noorolahi; Askar Ghorbani; Farzad Fatehi

Volume 10, 1-2 , Spring 2011, Pages 5-8

Abstract
  Background: Looking in literature reveals that aging is accompanied by olfactory dysfunction and hyposmia/anosmia is a common manifestation in some neurodegenerative disorders. Olfactory dysfunction is regarded as non-motor manifestations of Parkinson disease (PD). The main goal of this study was to ...  Read More

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3. Evaluation of partial epilepsy in Iran: role of video-EEG, EEG, and MRI with epilepsy protocol.

Abbas Tafakhori; Vajiheh Aghamollaii; Amir Hossein Modabbernia; Majid Ghaffarpour; Hossein Ali Ghelichnia Omrani; Mohammad Hossein Harirchian; Mahsa Mousavi; Parastoo Faraji

Volume 10, 1-2 , Spring 2011, Pages 9-15

Abstract
  Background: We evaluated the diagnostic value of Electroencephalography (EEG), video-EEG monitoring (VEM) and Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain with epilepsy protocol in patients with complex partial epilepsy.Methods: Forty-two consecutive patients underwent complete neurological examination, ...  Read More

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4. Frequency of microembolic signals in patients with acute ischemic stroke in middle cerebral artery territory treated with aspirin or clopidogrel.

Mazyar Hashemilar; Mehdi Farhoudi; Samane Hosseini; Hanieh Moshayedi; Dariush Savadi Oskoui; Behzad Eskandar Oghli; Reza Rikhtegar

Volume 10, 1-2 , Spring 2011, Pages 16-8

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  Background: In patients with acute stroke and middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis, microembolic signals (MES) can predict further cerebral ischemia. Therefore, this study was designed to evaluate the prevalence of MES by transcranial Doppler (TCD) in patients with MCA stenosis under treatment of aspirin ...  Read More

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5. Demographic study of parkinson's disease in Iran: Data on 1656 cases.

Mohammad Roohani; Gholam Ali Shahidi; Shahnaz Miri

Volume 10, 1-2 , Spring 2011, Pages 19-21

Abstract
  Background: There is no documented demographical study on Iranian Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, so this study was conducted to identify demographic information about patients with PD in Iran, and to explore demographical differences between PD patients in Iran and other countries.Methods:We reviewed ...  Read More

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6. Hypothyroidism, the main thyroid dysfunction in Iranian patients with myasthenia gravis: A case serie.

Mansoureh Mamarabadi; Hadie Razjouyan; Mehdi Moghaddasi

Volume 10, 1-2 , Spring 2011, Pages 22-5

Abstract
  Background: Several concomitant disorders especially thyroid abnormalities have been reported in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG). We aimed to estimate the frequency and pattern of thyroid disorders in Iranian patients with MG.All consecutive patients with MG referred to neurology clinic of Rasool-e-Akram ...  Read More

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7. The relationship between magnesium level and first 72 hours Rankin score and Rankin score in 1 week after an ischemic stroke.

Alia Saberi; Hamid Reza Hatamian; Keyvan Esmaeilzadeh; Abtin Heydarzadeh

Volume 10, 1-2 , Spring 2011, Pages 26-8

Abstract
  Background: We intended to investigate the serum magnesium impact upon the disability after ischemic stroke.Methods: A total of 67 ischemic stroke patients who less than 6 hours had passed from their attacks participated in this cross sectional study. We have measured their serum magnesium level and ...  Read More

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8. Chronic meningitis as the first presentation of sarcoidosis: an uncommon finding.

Zahra Vahabi; Hajir Sikaroodi; Siamak Abdi; Akram Hashemi

Volume 10, 1-2 , Spring 2011, Pages 29-31

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  We describe a 40-year-old woman presenting with headache, nausea, episodic amnesia and blurred optic disc. Brain MRI disclosed diffuse leptomeningeal enhancement. CSF analysis showed aseptic meningitis with elevated ACE level. Neurosarcoidosis was diagnosed based on granulomatosis changes on tissue biopsy.  Read More

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9. Reversible therapy-related dysplastic hematopoiesis following Beta Interferon Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis Patients: Report of 2 Cases.

Seyed Massood Nabavi; Ali Hamzehloo; Jalaledin Shams; Damineh Morsali

Volume 10, 1-2 , Spring 2011, Pages 32-4

Abstract
  Background: Interferon beta-la and -1b have been increasingly used for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). The most frequent systemic adverse effects are flu-like symptoms. Laboratory abnormalities include asymptomatic leukopenia and elevated hepatic transaminases. Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) ...  Read More