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  1. Healthcare-Seeking Behaviors of Mothers regarding their Children in a Tribal Community of Gujarat, India.

    Electronic Physician 7(1):990 (2015) PMID 26052410 PMCID PMC4455300

    The mortality and morbidity from the diseases which contribute to the deaths among children can be reduced if early intervention is made in terms of appropriate care and treatment. Thus, utmost care should be taken to prevent diseases, recognize the danger signals, and treat them urgently. Thus,...
  2. High prevalence of type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes in adult Zoroastrians in Yazd, Iran: a cross-sectional study.

    Electronic Physician 7(1):998 (2015) PMID 26052411 PMCID PMC4455301

    The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) varies among ethnic groups. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes mellitus, impaired fasting glucose (IFG), and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) for the first time in an ethnic population, specifically Zoroastr...
  3. Production, quality control, and bio-distribution studies of (159)Gd-EDTMP as a palliative agent for bone pain.

    Electronic Physician 7(1):977 (2015) PMID 26052408 PMCID PMC4455298

    Particle-emitting, bone-seeking radiopharmaceuticals have attracted the attention of the nuclear medicine community over the last three decades for the treatment of the pain of osteoblastic metastases. The objectives of this research were to produce quality-controlled (159)Gd-EDTMP in order to p...
  4. RAMHeR: Reuse And Mining Health2.0 Resources.

    Electronic Physician 7(1):969 (2015) PMID 26052406 PMCID PMC4455296

  5. Assessment of unhealthy days among Iranian reproductive age women in 2012.

    Electronic Physician 7(2):1063 (2015) PMID 26120415 PMCID PMC4477766

    Unhealthy days are defined as the number of days during the past 30 days that a woman has not had a feeling of wellbeing. Wellbeing includes the woman's judgments about the level of satisfaction and quality in her life. Assessment of a woman's perception of unhealthy days can be used to help her...
  6. Presenting a model for dynamic facial expression changes in detecting drivers' drowsiness.

    Electronic Physician 7(2):1073 (2015) PMID 26120417 PMCID PMC4477768

    Drowsiness while driving is a major cause of accidents. A driver fatigue detection system that is designed to sound an alarm, when appropriate, can prevent many accidents that sometime leads to the loss of life and property. In this paper, we classify drowsiness detection sensors and their stron...
  7. Negative Chronotropic and Antidysrhythmic Effects of Hydroalcoholic Extract of Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis L.) on CaCl2-Induced Arrhythmias in Rats.

    Electronic Physician 7(1):971 (2015) PMID 26052407 PMCID PMC4455297

    In many cases, myocardial infarction leads to arrhythmia. Since antioxidant agents have an important protective role in heart disease, these compounds in medicinal plants are used in traditional medicine. Lemon balm extract, compared to other plants of the lamiaceae family, has been proven to ha...
  8. Comparing the effect of volar plate fixators and external fixators on outcome of patients with intra-articular distal radius fractures: A clinical trial.

    Electronic Physician 7(2):1085 (2015) PMID 26120419 PMCID PMC4477770

    Distal radius fractures (DRFs) are much more prone to malunion than unstable extra-articular fractures. There is no clear consensus concerning what the proper treatment should be, and the best approach to use for displaced DRFs remains challenging. To compare the effect of two different therapeu...
  9. Nausea and vomiting in Iranian Traditional Medicine based on Avicenna's viewpoint.

    Electronic Physician 7(2):1047 (2015) PMID 26120413 PMCID PMC4477764

    Nausea and vomiting decrease one's quality of life significantly, and, despite various treatments, they are still uncontrollable, especially in acute illness. Perhaps it would be useful to search for new concepts and therapies for dealing with these issues at other medical schools. The aim of th...
  10. Regional lymph node radiotherapy in breast cancer: single anterior supraclavicular field vs. two anterior and posterior opposed supraclavicular fields.

    Electronic Physician 7(2):1032 (2015) PMID 26120411 PMCID PMC4477762

    The treatment of lymph nodes engaged in breast cancer with radiotherapy leads to improved locoregional control and enhanced survival rates in patients after surgery. The aim of this study was to compare two treatment techniques, namely single anterior posterior (AP) supraclavicular field with pl...
  11. Comparing the quality of preconception care provided in healthcare centers in Mashhad in 2012.

    Electronic Physician 7(2):1039 (2015) PMID 26120412 PMCID PMC4477763

    Improving the quality of healthcare services is considered as the main strategy to improve maternal and neonatal health outcomes. Providing appropriate healthcare for mothers and their newborn children is facilitated significantly by considering the mothers' health and welfare before pregnancy o...
  12. Parkinsonism: a rare manifestation of craniopharyngioma.

    Electronic Physician 7(2):1027 (2015) PMID 26120410 PMCID PMC4477761

    Craniopharyngioma is a non-glial, non-malignant intracranial tumor of ectodermal origin, which arises from a remnant of Rathke's pouch. This tumor accounts for 5.6 to 13% of intracranial tumors in children. This paper discusses a case of craniopharyngioma in a five-year-old boy. An MRI scan of h...
  13. Relationship between periodontal status and C-reactive protein and interleuckin-6 levels among atherosclerotic patients in Bandar Abbas, Iran in 2014.

    Electronic Physician 7(1):1010 (2015) PMID 26052413 PMCID PMC4455295

    Recent studies have reported an association between periodontitis and cardiovascular diseases. Atherosclerosis is also a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. IL-6 and CRP are important inflammatory markers that are important because they have been shown to be higher when a patient has period...
  14. Comparative evaluation of eosinophils in normal mucosa, dysplastic mucosa and oral squamous cell carcinoma with hematoxylin-eosin, Congo red, and EMR1 immunohistochemical staining techniques.

    Electronic Physician 7(2):1019 (2015) PMID 26120409 PMCID PMC4477760

    Oral squamous cell carcinoma is the most common malignant lesion of the oral cavity, and it involves various molecular mechanisms. The development of oral squamous cell carcinoma is influenced by the host immune cells, such as eosinophils. The present study was conducted to compare the presence ...
  15. A second chance for authors of hijacked journals to publish in legitimate journals.

    Electronic Physician 7(2):1017 (2015) PMID 26120408 PMCID PMC4477759

    This article proposes the republication of articles that have previously been published in counterfeit websites of hijacked journals. The paper also discusses the technical and ethical aspects of republishing such articles.
  16. Factors associated with prostate cancer screening behavior among men over 50 in Fasa, Iran, based on the PRECEDE model.

    Electronic Physician 7(2):1054 (2015) PMID 26120414 PMCID PMC4477765

    Prostate cancer is one of the most common and lethal cancers in the world. The incidence of prostate cancer has been increasing in recent years. The purpose of this study was to investigate factors associated with prostate cancer screening behaviors among men over 50 in Fasa, Iran, based on the ...
  17. Association between Hepatitis G and Unknown Chronic Hepatitis.

    Electronic Physician 7(1):985 (2015) PMID 26052409 PMCID PMC4455299

    Hepatitis G virus (HGV) is a hepatotrope virus with unknown importance. The genome of the virus has been detected in patients with acute or chronic non-A-E hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. The aim of this study was to determine the association between hepatitis G and unknown c...
  18. A study of the relationship between gender/age and apparent diffusion coefficient values in spleen of healthy adults using diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging.

    Electronic Physician 7(1):1005 (2015) PMID 26052412 PMCID PMC4455294

    Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) systems are very effective in detecting strokes, and they also have shown significant promise in the detection of fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver. However, such systems have the disadvantages of poor reproducibility and noise, which can dim...
  19. Effects of family-centered care on the satisfaction of parents of children hospitalized in pediatric wards in a pediatric ward in Chaloos in 2012.

    Electronic Physician 7(2):1078 (2015) PMID 26120418 PMCID PMC4477769

    Family-centered care (FCC) involves holistic care and requires cooperation with the family in planning, intervention, and the evolution of the care that is being provided. Many previous studies have provided results that indicate the importance of the family's involvement in pediatric care, but ...
  20. The story of fake impact factor companies and how we detected them.

    Electronic Physician 7(2):1069 (2015) PMID 26120416 PMCID PMC4477767

    Beginning about three years ago, the world of academic publishing has become infected by fake impact factors and misleading metrics that are launched by bogus companies. The misleading metrics and fake impact factors have damaged the prestige and reliability of scientific research and scholarly ...