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Partitioning Stroke Patients, Determining Related Factors, and Comparing Derived Clusters Based on 12-Month Health Outcomes.
CONCLUSION: Considering the modifiable risk factors identified in the current study, providing programs for preventing readmission and potential death caused by stroke for Clusters 3 and 5 seems essential. PMID: 31823622 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Authors: Soroush A, Sariaslani P, Baharirad N, Shams-Alizadeh N, Komasi S Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research

Outcome of heat stroke patients referred to a tertiary hospital in Pakistan: a retrospective study.
Conclusions: Poor outcome during heatstroke can be minimized by advance planning and timely intervention in lowand middle-income countries. PMID: 31612977 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - October 17, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research

Parry-Romberg syndrome in Kuwait. Neurological manifestations in 2 children.
We reported 2 cases of progressive hemifacial atrophy with different neurological manifestations from Kuwait. The first case was a 14-year-old boy who initially presented with recurrent transient stroke-like episodes followed by focal seizures and hemifacial atrophy. Magnetic resonance imaging showed significant white matter changes and cerebral hemiatrophy. The second case was a 7-year-old girl who presented with complex partial seizures and hemifacial atrophy, her magnetic resonance imaging scan showed minimal changes in the hemiatrophy of the temporal cerebral lobe. Both patients' disease activity was well controlled wi...
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - July 11, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Disease in Iran in the Last 40 Years: Prevalence, Mortality, Morbidity, Challenges and Strategies for Cardiovascular Prevention.
Abstract Four decades ago, Iran encountered rapid sociodemographic and economic transitions. This review was carried out to investigate the trend of cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevalence, mortality and morbidity, relevant challenges and suggestions for prevention of CVD. In Iran, the most prevalent causes of death have transited from infectious and diarrheal diseases in 1960 to CVD few decades ago. CVD was the first leading cause of mortality and a million disability adjusted life years (DALYs) led to 46% of all deaths and 20%-23% of the burden of disease in Iran. Ischemic heart disease and stroke are considered...
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - April 1, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Authors: Sarrafzadegan N, Mohammmadifard N Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research

Different Strategies in Simultaneous Coronary and Carotid Artery Revascularization - A Single Center Experience.
CONCLUSION: Synchronous PCI, CEA and CABG may be safe and effective in the management of patients with concomitant CAS and complicated multi-vessel CAD. The current data suggested that more studies and randomized controlled trials may be necessary to define whether this strategy is suitable for these patients. PMID: 31029069 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - March 1, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Authors: Zhang J, Dong Z, Liu P, Fan X, Chen J, Zheng X, Ma B, Ye Z Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research

Burden of non-communicable diseases in Iraq after the 2003 war.
Conclusion: Non-communicable diseases in Iraq continue to show as a new developing burden after the 2003 war. Hypertension and diabetes mellitus demonstrate rapidly rising trends which may, in turn, enhance the occurrence of ischemic heart diseases and cerebrovascular accidents. PMID: 30617384 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - January 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

World No Tobacco Day 2018: Tobacco breaks hearts
Cairo, Egypt, 31 May – Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. This year, World No Tobacco Day focuses on tobacco and heart disease. The campaign’s slogan is “Tobacco breaks hearts. Choose health, not tobacco”. Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of premature death and disability worldwide. It is also a key risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. “In most ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 27, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Estimation and Prediction of Avoidable Health Care Costs of Cardiovascular Diseases and Type 2 Diabetes Through Adequate Dairy Food Consumption: A Systematic Review and Micro Simulation Modeling Study.
CONCLUSION: Our analysis demonstrated that increasing dairy foods consumption to recommended levels would be associated with reductions in healthcare costs. Further randomized trial studies are required to investigate the effect of dairy foods intake on cost of CVD and T2DM in the population. PMID: 29738265 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - May 1, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Authors: Javanbakht M, Jamshidi AR, Baradaran HR, Mohammadi Z, Mashayekhi A, Shokraneh F, Rezai Hamami M, Yazdani Bakhsh R, Shabaninejad H, Delavari S, Tehrani A Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research

Drug Use for Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases in Golestan, Iran: Results From the Golestan Cohort Study.
CONCLUSION: Drug use after IHD or stroke is low in Northeast of Iran. Comprehensive efforts to promote secondary prevention are urgently needed. PMID: 29688733 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - March 1, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Authors: Nalini M, Sepanlou SG, Pourshams A, Poustchi H, Sharafkhah M, Bahrami H, Kamangar F, Malekzadeh R Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research

Extradural Hemorrhage: A rare Complication and Manifestation of Stroke in Sickle Cell Disease.
We present a case of extradural hemorrhage, a rare and unusual complication associated with Sickle Cell Disease, from Nizwa, Oman. A 12-year old male child with Sickle cell disease (SD) was admitted to hospital with backache and pain in both lower Limbs. Clinical examination revealed an average built child with mild pallor, mild tenderness in the lower back and both legs. Rest of the examination was unremarkable including the Central Nervous System. The next day, the patient developed generalized convulsion and became unconscious with shallow breathing. CT of the brain revealed large extradural hemorrhage with shift of mid...
Source: Oman Medical Journal - August 30, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research

Effect of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy on Lower Limb Spasticity in Stroke Patients.
CONCLUSION: ESWT significantly improved lower limb spasticity, pain, passive ROM, 3-m walk duration and LEFS immediately and 12 weeks after treatment. So, ESWT in combination with oral anti-spastic medications and stretching exercises could be useful for improvement of spasticity in stroke patients. PMID: 28646841 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Authors: Taheri P, Vahdatpour B, Mellat M, Ashtari F, Akbari M Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Disease Incidence and Risk Factor Patterns among Omanis with Type 2 Diabetes: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
CONCLUSIONS: This study revealed high incidence of CVD and high prevalence of its traditional risk factors among Omanis with T2DM. In addition, compared to global studies, important differences in the prevalence of some risk factors and their patterns in the univariate association with the cardiovascular outcome have been observed. PMID: 28439380 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Oman Medical Journal - April 26, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research

Epidemiologic Study of Opium Use in Pars Cohort Study: A Study of 9000 Adults in a Rural Southern Area of Iran.
CONCLUSION: Opium use is common in non-married men who have a positive history of cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption in the rural population of southern Iran. It is associated with increased risk of heart disease and stroke and decreased risk of hypertension in males. Global interventional and preventive measures are required to control this complicated social problem. PMID: 28412823 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - April 1, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Authors: Fallahzadeh MA, Salehi A, Naghshvarian M, Fallahzadeh MH, Poustchi H, Sepanlou SG, Gandomkar A, Malekzadeh R Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research

Diagnostic performance of bone metabolic indexes for the detection of stroke.
Conclusion: Lack of 25(OH)D and excessive PTH, BALP, and OC could indicate a high risk of stroke. PMID: 28042627 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - January 4, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Preparations for the upcoming pilgrimage: heat exhaustion and respiratory diseases are a priority
Over 2 million Muslim pilgrims are expected to participate in this year’s hajj that begins next week in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca. In preparation, the Saudi Ministry of Health with support from World Health Organization (WHO) has put in place measures to prevent and rapidly address any health issues that could arise during the hajj, including the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and other respiratory diseases. In addition, WHO has contributed to the training of more than 25 health cadres from the cities of Jeddah, Mecca and Madinah on rapid response to health emergencies. The training f...
Source: WHO EMRO News - September 6, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Preparations for the upcoming pilgrimage: heat exhaustion and respiratory diseases are the priority
Over 2 million Muslim pilgrims are expected to participate in this year’s hajj that begins next week in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca. In preparation, the Saudi Ministry of Health with support from World Health Organization (WHO) has put in place measures to prevent and rapidly address any health issues that could arise during the hajj, including the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and other respiratory diseases. In addition, WHO has contributed to the training of more than 25 health cadres from the cities of Jeddah, Mecca and Madinah on rapid response to health emergencies. The training f...
Source: WHO EMRO News - September 6, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Effect of Air Temperature and Universal Thermal Climate Index on Respiratory Diseases Mortality in Mashhad, Iran.
CONCLUSION: Generally, mortality increases with decreasing temperature and increasing cold stresses and the mortality risk increases by 1.36% per 10°C reduction. PMID: 27631176 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - September 1, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Authors: Fallah Ghalhari G, Mayvaneh F Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research

A healthier environment could save thousands of lives a year in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
15 March 2016 Cairo – In 2012, an estimated 854 000 people died as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment in the Eastern Mediterranean Region – nearly one in 5 of total deaths in this Region, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO). Environmental risk factors, such as air, water and soil pollution, chemical exposures, climate change and ultraviolet radiation, contribute to more than 100 diseases and injuries. The second edition of the report "Preventing disease through healthy environments: a global assessment of burden of disease from environmental risks" reveals that si...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 15, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Hypoglycemia: Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes in Non-Critically Ill People with Type 2 Diabetes.
CONCLUSION: Hypoglycemia is a major risk factor for occurrence of the first major cardiovascular event in non-critically ill people with type 2 diabetes initiating insulin therapy. PMID: 26838076 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - February 1, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Authors: Akhavan P, Aghili R, Malek M, Ebrahim Valojerdi A, Khamseh ME Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research

A Successful Endovascular Treatment of an Ischemic Stroke following Cardiac Surgery.
We present the case of a 52-year-old woman who had open heart surgery in Queen Alia Heart Institute, Jordan, to replace a severely stenotic rheumatic mitral valve and repair a leaking tricuspid valve. Her surgery went smoothly with no major event. However, she developed a massive ischemic stroke during her recovery period despite being on adequate anticoagulation therapy. Urgent radiological work-up confirmed the diagnosis of ischemic stroke in the territory of the right middle cerebral artery. We chose a neuro-interventional method for her treatment, and mechanical thrombectomy was performed with a successful outcome and ...
Source: Oman Medical Journal - December 19, 2015 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research

Acute myocardial infarction after switching from warfarin to dabigatran.
We present a case of an acute MI and cardiac arrest in a patient with chronic AF who had been recently switched from warfarin to dabigatran. Urgent coronary angiography, at St. Michael's hospital (Toronto, Canada), revealed evidence of thromboembolism to the distal posterior descending artery. The patient was treated medically and switched back from dabigatran to warfarin. He did well and was discharged after an uneventful stay in the coronary care unit. PMID: 25830002 [PubMed]
Source: Oman Medical Journal - December 12, 2015 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research

The Most Prevalent Causes of Deaths, DALYs, and Geriatric Syndromes in Iranian Elderly People Between 1990 and 2010: findings from the Global Burden of Disease study 2010.
CONCLUSION: The aged population of Iran is growing steadily, and there is a need for health policy-makers to create appropriate programs to meet the health needs of elderly people. Although GBD 2010 results are useful in providing burden estimations at regional and national levels, each individual country should estimate its burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors at a sub-national level to obtain further details regarding the health status of its people. As no comprehensive study regarding elderly people in Iran has previously been conducted, our study will be a major source for identifying the important causes of ...
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - August 1, 2015 Category: Middle East Health Authors: Namazi Shabestari A, Saeedi Moghaddam S, Sharifi F, Fadayevatan R, Nabavizadeh F, Delavari A, Jamshidi HR, Naderimagham S Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research

Relative Adrenal Insufficiency amongst Hospitalized Mild to Moderate Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients.
CONCLUSION: This is the first study demonstrating the prevalence of relative adrenal insufficiency amongst acute ischemic stroke patients. Utilizing the LDST, relative adrenal insufficiency was found more sensitive in detecting relative adrenal insufficiency in patients with acute ischemic stroke as compared to SDST. PMID: 25644796 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - February 1, 2015 Category: Middle East Health Authors: Wahab NA, Abdul Razak NZ, Sukor N, Zainudin S, Razali AM, Mustafa N, Wan Yahya WN, Kamaruddin NA Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research

Heart rate and cardiovascular events: a nested case-control in isfahan cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: An elevated heart rate was associated with the occurrence of cardiovascular events. It can be considered as a predictor of cardiovascular disease independently of other risk factors in Iranian adults. PMID: 25204481 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - September 1, 2014 Category: Middle East Health Authors: Sadeghi M, Talaei M, Zand I, Oveisgharan S, Iranipour R, Esteki Ghashghaei F, Sarrafzadegan N Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research

Health Transition in Iran toward Chronic Diseases Based on Results of Global Burden of Disease 2010.
CONCLUSIONS: Time trend information presented in this paper can be used to evaluate problems and policies specific to medical conditions or risk factors. Despite recent improvements, implementing policies to reduce the number of deaths and years of life lost due to road traffic injury remains the highest priority for Iranian policymakers. Immediate action by Iranian researchers is required to match Iran's decreasing mortality rate due to liver and stomach cancers to a rate comparable to the global level. Prevention and treatment plans for mental disorders, such as major depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, and particular...
Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - May 1, 2014 Category: Middle East Health Authors: Naghavi M, Shahraz S, Sepanlou SG, Dicker D, Naghavi P, Pourmalek F, Mokdad A, Lozano R, Vos T, Asadi-Lari M, Sayyari AA, Murray CJ, Forouzanfar MH Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research