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

Somayeh Baghizadeh; Mohammad Ali Sahraian; Nahid Beladimoghadam

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

Abstract
  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

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2. Assessment of bone densitometry in Iranian patients with multiple sclerosis: A case-control study.

Mehdi Moghaddasi; Mahbubeh Aghaei

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 9-14

Abstract
  Background: We compared bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) on interferon with that of patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) who were not receiving interferon and healthy age- and sex-matched controls.Methods:Overall, 30 patients ...  Read More

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3. Increased Guillain-Barre syndrome admissions in Shiraz, southern Iran.

Anahid Safari; Afshin Borhani-Haghighi; Seyed Taghi Heydari; Kamran Bagheri Lankarani

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 15-18

Abstract
  Background:Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an acute immune-mediated peripheral neuropathy usually after an incident. This study was performed to investigate the basic epidemiologic features of GBS in south of Iran.Methods:We studied consecutive patients with GBS in Nemazi Hospital of Shiraz, southern ...  Read More

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4. Factors affecting bone mineral density in multiple sclerosis patients.

Azin Ayatollahi; Mohammad Reza Mohajeri-Tehrani; Shahriar Nafissi

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 19-22

Abstract
  Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease which can cause many disabilities for the patient. Recent data suggests that MS patients have higher risk for osteoporosis. This study was performed to investigate if the osteoporosis prevalence is higher in MS patients and to determine the ...  Read More

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5. The effect of body fat mass and fat free mass on migraine headache.

Soodeh Razeghi Jahromi; Maryam Abolhasani; Alipasha Meysamie; Mansoureh Togha

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 23-27

Abstract
  Background: Obesity seems to be associated to migraine headache. Increase in body fat, especially in gluteofemoral region, elevates adiponectin and leptin secretion which in turn impair inflammatory processes that could be contributing to migraine risk. This study was designed to assess the relationship ...  Read More

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8. Evaluation of the Persian version of modified fatigue impact scale in Iranian patients with multiple sclerosis.

Mohammad Hossein Harirchian; Somayeh Nasergivechi; Marzieh Maddah; Alipasha Meysamie; Homayoun Amini; Ehsan Esmaelii Shandiz; Abbas Tafakhori

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Winter 2013, Pages 32-34

Abstract
  Background: Fatigue, a major cause of disability in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), is associated with reduced quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability and reproducibility of the Persian version of Modified Fatigue Impact Scale (MFIS) in Iranian patients with MS.Methods: ...  Read More