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

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

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

Abstract
  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

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2. IL-7R α polymorphisms in 60 Iranian multiple sclerosis patients.

Mojgan Ahmadzadeh Raji; Alireza Khosravi; Mohammad Hossein Sanati; Seyed Massood Nabavi; Reza Hajihoseini; Ahmad Ebrahimi; Mohammad Hossein Sabour

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 6-11

Abstract
  Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disorder with neurodegenerative aspects, is more common among young adults, particularly women.Methods: This molecular study was designed to investigate the IL-7R α chain gene in Iranian MS patients. We studied 60 MS patients, ...  Read More

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3. Optical coherence tomography versus visual evoked potential in multiple sclerosis patients.

Farzad Fatehi; Vahid Shaygannejad; Lida Kiani Mehr; Alireza Dehghani

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 12-15

Abstract
  Background:  Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive instrument, which can be used to estimate the thickness of the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) and provides an indirect measurement of axonal destruction in multiple sclerosis (MS). The main aim of this study was to find out any correlations ...  Read More

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4. Antigliadin antibody in sporadic adult ataxia.

Yaser Hamidian; Mansoureh Togha; Shahriar Nafisi; Shahab Dowlatshahi; Soodeh Razeghi Jahromi; Nahid Beladi Moghadam; Navid Namazi; Parvin Tajik; Masoud Majed; Mahdi Aloosh

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 16-20

Abstract
  Background: The most common neurologic manifestation of gluten sensitivity is ataxia, which accounts for up to 40% of idiopathic sporadic ataxia. Timing of diagnosis of gluten ataxia is vital as it is one of the very few treatable causes of sporadic ataxia and causes irreversible loss of Purkinje cells. ...  Read More

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5. The effects of sodium valproate with fish oil supplementation or alone in migraine prevention: A randomized single-blind clinical trial.

Marzieh Tajmirriahi; Maryam Sohelipour; Keivan Basiri; Vahid Shaygannejad; Asgar Ghorbani; Mohammad Saadatnia

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 21-24

Abstract
  Background: Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have beneficial effects on both specific and non-specific inflammatory reactions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of dietary supplementation with fish oil in migraine prevention.Methods: A 12-week, randomized, single-blind clinical ...  Read More

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6. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with laboratory abnormalities of uncertain significance: A brief review.

Majid Ghasemi; Farzad Fatehi; Bahador Asadi; Fariborz Khorvash

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 25-27

Abstract
  Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the most common form of motor neuron disease, is a progressive and devastating disease involving both lower and upper motor neurons, typically following a relentless progression towards death. Therefore, all efforts must be made by the clinician to exclude alternative ...  Read More

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7. A rare case of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy and myasthenia gravis.

Marjan Asadollahi; Bibiseyedeh Rezaiyan; Hiva Amjadi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 28-29

Abstract
  Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is a common inherited muscular dystrophy presented clinically with slowly progressive weakness and wasting of facial and limb muscles and rare bulbar muscle involvement. We present herein a 70-year-old man who was a known case of FSHD with complaint of 15-day ...  Read More

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8. A rare presentation of medulloblastoma in adults as primary leptomeningeal involvement.

Marjan Asadollahi; Nasrin Shayanfar; Bibiseyedeh Rezaiyan; Mehrdad Hasibi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 30-33

Abstract
  Medulloblastoma is one of the most common primary tumors of the central nervous system of children but it is uncommon in adult age. We report a case of young male presented with a history of generalized headache that was found to have medulloblastoma with diffuse leptomeningeal involvement without prominent ...  Read More