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  1. Estimation of the residential radon levels and the annual effective dose in dwellings of Shiraz, Iran, in 2015.

    Electronic Physician 8(6):2497 (2016) PMID 27504164 PMCID PMC4965199

    Radon is the second most important cause of lung cancer after smoking. Thus, the determination of indoor radon concentrations in dwellings and workplaces is an important public health concern. The purpose of this research was to measure the concentration of radon gas in residential homes and pub...
  2. Developing a conceptual model for the application of patient and public involvement in the healthcare system in Iran.

    Electronic Physician 8(6):2506 (2016) PMID 27504165 PMCID PMC4965200

    Patient and public involvement is engaging patients, providers, community representatives, and the public in healthcare planning and decision-making. The purpose of this study was to develop a model for the application of patient and public involvement in decision making in the Iranian healthcar...
  3. Nanocomposites in food packaging applications and their risk assessment for health.

    Electronic Physician 8(6):2531 (2016) PMID 27504168 PMCID PMC4965203

    Nanotechnology has shown many advantages in different fields. As the uses of nanotechnology have progressed, it has been found to be a promising technology for the food packaging industry in the global market. It has proven capabilities that are valuable in packaging foods, including improved ba...
  4. Isolation, Identification, and In Vitro Antifungal Susceptibility Testing of Dermatophytes from Clinical Samples at Sohag University Hospital in Egypt.

    Electronic Physician 8(6):2557 (2016) PMID 27504173 PMCID PMC4965208

    The objective of this study was to isolate, identify, and explore the in-vitro antifungal susceptibility pattern of dermatophytes isolated from clinically suspected cases of dermatophytosis (tinea infections) attending the Dermatology Outpatient Clinic. This study was conducted at Sohag Universi...
  5. The Abortificient Effects of Hydroalcoholic Extract of Lawsonia Inermis on BALB/c Mice.

    Electronic Physician 8(6):2568 (2016) PMID 27504174 PMCID PMC4965209

    According to the traditional beliefs of certain cultures, Lawsonia inermis has been reported to cause the abortion or termination of an undesirable pregnancy. The present study was undertaken with the goal of studying the effect of Lawsonia inermis extract on abortion in pregnant BALB/c mice in ...
  6. Visual Detection of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 Using Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification.

    Electronic Physician 8(6):2576 (2016) PMID 27504175 PMCID PMC4965210

    Escherichia coli O157:H7, an important foodborne pathogen, can cause serious renal damage, which can also lead to mortality. Since a rapid and sensitive method is needed to identify this pathogenic agent, we evaluated Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Assay (LAMP) to detect Escherichia coli...
  7. Investigating the Relationship between Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) in diabetic mother's breast milk and the blood serum of their babies.

    Electronic Physician 8(6):2546 (2016) PMID 27504171 PMCID PMC4965206

    Since research investigating IGF-1 levels in breast milk are few, the goal of this study was to analyze the IGF-1 levels in the breast milk of diabetic mothers as well as in the serum of their newborn babies and to identify what relationship exists between blood serum and IGF-1 milk levels throu...
  8. The link between bone disease and cardiovascular complications in hemodialysis patients.

    Electronic Physician 8(6):2483 (2016) PMID 27504162 PMCID PMC4965197

    The burden on the cardiovascular system is the main cause of mortality in chronic renal patients, and bone disease, which also may cause disability, is one of the most important complications in those patients. The aim of this study was to determine the link between cardiovascular and bone disea...
  9. Features of a Health-Oriented Education Program during Daily Commutes: A Qualitative Study.

    Electronic Physician 8(6):2515 (2016) PMID 27504166 PMCID PMC4965201

    Today, despite scientific advances, many people spend more time and distance between home and their workplaces because of various economic and population reasons. The aim of this study was to identify features of an appropriate health education program during commutes for factory staff at Ardaka...
  10. Severe angina pectoris in asthma attack: a case report.

    Electronic Physician 8(6):2591 (2016) PMID 27504177 PMCID PMC4965212

    Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways related to the obstruction of reversible airflow. Asthma presents as recurrent attacks of cough and dyspnea. Poor control causes recurrent admissions to the ICU, and mortality is related to poor drug compliance and follow-up. Angina pector...
  11. Socio-Economic Factors Influencing on Total Fertility Rate in Iran: A Panel Data Analysis for the Period of 2002-2012.

    Electronic Physician 8(6):2551 (2016) PMID 27504172 PMCID PMC4965207

    Over the last few decades, total fertility rate (TFR) has followed a downward trend in Iran. The consequences of this trend from the perspectives of some are negative. Considering the macro-population policies in recent years, this study aimed to examine the effect of some macro socio-economic v...
  12. Anthropometric Profiling of New Zealand Junior Elite Triathletes.

    Electronic Physician 8(6):2586 (2016) PMID 27504176 PMCID PMC4965211

    The triathlon involves a combination of three separate disciplines-swimming, cycling and running. To date, very few studies have been conducted on the anthropometric characteristics of the New Zealand junior elite triathletes. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between physic...
  13. Expectation of fairness: a turning point in the professional satisfaction of Iranian nurses.

    Electronic Physician 8(6):2524 (2016) PMID 27504167 PMCID PMC4965202

    The professional satisfaction of staff is one of the most challenging organizational concepts that can enhance the efficiency level of organizations. In a similar vein, the professional satisfaction of nurses is of considerable importance, in that, professional dissatisfaction among nurses could...
  14. Effect of Processed Honey and Royal Jelly on Cancer-Related Fatigue: A Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial.

    Electronic Physician 8(6):2475 (2016) PMID 27504161 PMCID PMC4965196

    Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is experienced by 50% to 90% of cancer patients and can severely affect their quality of life and functional capacity. Several randomized trials have recommended various ways to alleviate the symptoms of CRF with or without recourse to medications. The aim of this st...
  15. Mutational analysis of reverse transcriptase and surface proteins of patients with partial virological response during mono and combination antiviral therapies in genotype D chronic hepatitis B.

    Electronic Physician 8(6):2466 (2016) PMID 27504160 PMCID PMC4965195

    The mutational pattern of chronic Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is unclear in patients who show incomplete response to antiviral therapy. The aims of this study were 1) to determine the benefit of combination therapy with adefovir dipivoxil (ADV) and Lamivudine (LAM) versus ADV or LAM alone in maintai...
  16. A Qualitative Study to Identify Skills and Competency Required for Hospital Managers.

    Electronic Physician 8(6):2458 (2016) PMID 27504159 PMCID PMC4965194

    Hospital managers aim to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their institutions through leadership and guidance of medical personnel. Fulfilling these objectives requires a holistic approach to both the management of people and institutional prioritization. The aim of this study was to i...
  17. Laparoscopic Repair of Perforated Peptic Ulcer: Outcome and Associated Morbidity and Mortality.

    Electronic Physician 8(6):2543 (2016) PMID 27504170 PMCID PMC4965205

    The mainstay of treatment for perforated peptic ulcer is Omental patch closure. With the advent of laparoscopic surgery, this approach is being used for the treatment of perforated peptic ulcer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of laparoscopy in Firoozgar general hospital over a...
  18. Public sexual health promotion interventions and strategies: A qualitative study.

    Electronic Physician 8(6):2489 (2016) PMID 27504163 PMCID PMC4965198

    Sexual health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over their sexual health that should be based on people's needs and abilities. The aim of this study was to explore public sexual health promotion interventions and strategies. This study was a qualitative content anal...
  19. The Results of Autologous Skin Test in Patients with Chronic Urticaria in Hamadan, Iran.

    Electronic Physician 8(6):2539 (2016) PMID 27504169 PMCID PMC4965204

    The etiology of chronic urticaria is unknown in many cases. In this study, we demonstrated the presence of autoimmune antibodies in patients with chronic urticaria by using of the Autologous Serum Skin Test (ASST). We performed a cross-sectional study to detect the presence of autologous antibod...
  20. Cluster analytical approach to Lifestyle characteristics: A population based study in Shiraz, Iran.

    Electronic Physician 8(5):2388 (2016) PMID 27382449 PMCID PMC4930259

    A limited number of risky behaviors cause most morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the possible clustering of lifestyle behaviors, including transportation behaviors, diet, physical activity, and smoking in Shiraz, Iran. There were 776 representative Shirazi adults wh...