Special Articles
2. Effects of hydroalcoholic extract of Coriandrum sativum on oxidative damage in pentylenetetrazole-induced seizures in rats.

Reza Karami; Mahmoud Hosseini; Toktam Mohammadpour; Ahmad Ghorbani; Hamid Reza Sadeghnia; Hassan Rakhshandeh; Farzaneh Vafaee; Mahdi Esmaeilizadeh

Volume 14, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 59-66

Abstract
  Background: An important role for oxidative stress, as a consequence of epileptic seizures, has been suggested. Coriandrum sativum has been shown that have antioxidant effects. Central nervous system depressant effects of C. sativum have also been reported. In this study, the effects of hydroalcoholic ...  Read More

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3. Efficacy of high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation in vitamin D deficient pregnant women with multiple sclerosis: Preliminary findings of a randomized-controlled trial.

Masoud Etemadifar; Mohsen Janghorbani

Volume 14, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 67-73

Abstract
  Background: The aim of this preliminary study was to assess the safety and efficacy of high-dose oral vitamin D3 supplementation during pregnancy in women with multiple sclerosis (MS) in Isfahan, Iran.Methods:In a single center open-label randomized, controlled clinical Phase I/II pilot study, 15 pregnant ...  Read More

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4. Effects of pyridoxine supplementation on severity, frequency and duration of migraine attacks in migraine patients with aura: A double-blind randomized clinical trial study in Iran.

Omid Sadeghi; Morteza Nasiri; Zahra Maghsoudi; Naseh Pahlavani; Masoud Rezaie; Gholamreza Askari

Volume 14, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 74-80

Abstract
  Background:Migraine is a chronic disease that affects nearly 6% of men and 18% of women worldwide. There are various drugs, which can successfully decrease migraine symptoms and frequency of migraine attacks, but these drugs usually are expensive. Hence, this study aimed to assess the effects of pyridoxine  ...  Read More

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5. Comparison of serum vitamin D level in multiple sclerosis patients, their siblings, and healthy controls.

Ghazaleh Eskandari; Mahsa Ghajarzadeh; Mir Saeed Yekaninejad; Mohammad Ali Sahraian; Razieh Gorji; Faezeh Rajaei; Abbas Norouzi-Javidan; Alireza Faridar; Amirreza Azimi

Volume 14, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 81-85

Abstract
  Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune,  neuro- inflammatory disease  of  central nervous system affecting physical, emotional, and cognitive aspects of patients. Association of vitamin D deficiency and MS has been shown in previous studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate serum ...  Read More

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6. Comparison of frequencies of non motor symptoms in Indian Parkinson's disease patients on medical management versus deep brain stimulation: A case-control study.

Kandadai Rukmini Mridula; Rupam Borgohain; Shaik Afshan Jabeen; Gaddamanugu Padmaja; Vcs Srinivasarao Bandaru; Praveen Ankathi; Meena A Kanikannan; Mohammed Shujath Ali Khan

Volume 14, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 86-93

Abstract
  Background: Non motor symptoms (NMS) of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (PD) are a major cause of disability and recognition of these symptoms and treatment is important for comprehensive health care. Deep   brain   stimulation   of   bilateral   subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation ...  Read More

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7. Stroke specific quality of life questionnaire: Test of reliability and validity of the Persian version.

Mojtaba Mahmoodi; Anahid Safari; Mehrdad Vossoughi; Fatemeh Golbon-Haghighi; Maliheh Kamali-Sarvestani; Haleh Ghaem; Afshin Borhani-Haghighi

Volume 14, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 94-100

Abstract
  Background: The aim was to assess the reliability and the validity of the translated version of the stroke specific quality of life (SS-QOL) questionnaire in Iranian post-stroke patients.Methods: This project was performed at the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran, between 12  April  ...  Read More

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8. Development, cross-cultural adaptation, and validation of the Persian Mississippi Aphasia Screening Test in patients with post-stroke aphasia.

Ahmad Reza Khatoonabadi; Noureddin Nakhostin-Ansari; Amin Piran; Hamid Tahmasian

Volume 14, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 101-107

Abstract
  Background:  The  Mississippi  Aphasia  Screening Test (MAST) is a brief screening test for assessing the expressive and receptive language abilities in patients with  aphasia.  The  objective  of  the  study  was  to develop and validate the Persian version of the MAST (MASTp) as a screening ...  Read More