Special Articles
1. Electrophysiological evaluation in lumbosacral radiculopathy.

Shahriar Nafissi; Shahram Niknam; Seyedeh Simindokht Hosseini

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, Pages 83-86

Abstract
  Background: Prevalence of electrophysiological abnormalities in patients with lumbosacral radiculopathy was evaluated.Methods:A cross-sectional study was performed on 97 consecutive patients with the clinical diagnosis of lumbosacral radiculopathy. Complete neurological examinations and standard electrophysiological ...  Read More

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2. Cost-utility analysis of disease-modifying drugs in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in Iran.

Ali Imani; Mina Golestani

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, Pages 87-90

Abstract
  Background: Disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) are a significant expenditure for treating multiple sclerosis (MS). However, there is limited report on assessment of the cost-utility of DMDs compared with symptom management in the presence of long-term data. This study aimed to assess the lifetime cost-utility ...  Read More

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3. Subclinical carpal tunnel syndrome in patients with acute stroke.

Ali Moghtaderi; Maryam Dahmardeh; Soroosh Dabiri

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, Pages 91-95

Abstract
  Background: Stroke is the first cause of morbidity all around the world. Entrapment neuropathies are a known complication of stroke. The objective of this study is to assess the frequency of subclinical carpal tunnel syndrome in the healthy and paretic hands of stroke patients.Methods:The authors performed ...  Read More

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4. A preliminary path analysis: Effect of psychopathological symptoms, mental and physical dysfunctions related to quality of life and body mass index on fatigue severity of Iranian patients with multiple sclerosis.

Ghasem Salehpoor; Mozaffar Hosseininezhad; Sajjad Rezaei

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, Pages 96-105

Abstract
  Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease with fatigue as most prevalent symptom. Psychopathological symptoms, physical and mental dysfunctions and body mass abnormalities potentially could deteriorate fatigue. Thus, in this study, we aimed at evaluating the effect of these factors ...  Read More

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5. Effects of oxcarbazepine versus carbamazepine on tinnitus: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Hooshang Gerami; Alia Saberi; Shadman Nemati; Ehsan Kazemnejad; Mohammad Aghajanpour

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, Pages 106-110

Abstract
  Background: It is still a challenge to find an effective treatment for tinnitus. The aim of this study was the evaluation of carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine effects on tinnitus.Methods:In a randomized double-blind clinical trial, 57 patients who were visited in a university hospital due to chronic non-pulsatile ...  Read More

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6. Interesting basis of vertebrobasilar arterial territory.

Kavian Ghandehari; Kosar Ghandehari

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, Pages 111-114

Abstract
  Background: Vertebrobasilar arterial territory nourishes one-quarter of human brain. It constitutes some vital and strategic parts of the central nervous system.Methods: A number of keywords (vertebral, basilar, artery, and territory) were searched in MEDLINE (Ovid and PubMed) as well as Google, ProQuest, ...  Read More

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7. Paget's disease of bone presented as normal pressure hydrocephalus: A case report and review of literature.

Abbas Tafakhori; Mohammad Salehi Sadaghiani; Mohammad Hossein Harirchian; Zeinab Taheri; Vajiheh Aghamollaii

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, Pages 115-117

Abstract
  Background: Paget's disease is a focal bone disorder manifested as bone overgrowth and disrupted bone integrity as a result of accelerated bone remodelling rate. Rarely, Paget's disease of the base of the skull results in hydrocephalic dementia, and the triad of normal pressure hydrocephalus syndrome ...  Read More

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8. Frequency distribution of the first clinical symptoms in the Iranian population with multiple sclerosis.

Kurosh Gharagozli; Leila Poorsaadat; Ali Amini Harandi; Hossein Pakdaman; Hossein Kalanie

Volume 11, Issue 3 , Summer 2012, Pages 118-120

Abstract
  Background: Initial symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) may be varied and nonspecific. We tried to find the frequency distribution of the first clinical symptoms in Iranian patients with MS.Methods: In a case series study, 1130 patients with definite diagnosis of MS who had been referred to three referral ...  Read More