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  • Research article - Medical Published: Oct 30, 2015

    Intervention for Behavioral Change in Funeral Ceremonies in Islamic Republic Of Iran

    In this interventional study, the behavioral intervention continued for six months with the cooperation of Friday prayer Imams and other responsible parties. Data were collected using the questionnaires before and after intervention and were analyzed by SPSS. Some behavioral changes after the intervention were reported. A reduction was seen in…

    -Mahmoud Mobasheri, Jafar Moghaddasi, Mohammadtaghi Moradi

  • Editorial - Medical Published: Oct 08, 2015

    Colorectal Cancer Screening: The Next Two Years

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the world, accounting for 9.7% of all cancers other than non-melanoma skin cancers. In 2012, 1.4 million new cases were diagnosed. Recommended screening guidelines have shown the potential to prevent cancer by detecting precancerous polyps or cancer at an early…

    -Paul D. Terry and Regina Washington

  • Case report - Medical Published: Nov 12, 2015

    Surgical Treatment of Choledocal Cyst with Choledocolithiasis

    Choledochocele is also known as Todani type III cyst or intraduodenal diverticulum and represents only 4% of all choledochal cysts. It is defined as a cystic dilatation of the distal intramural portion of the common bile duct protruding into the duodenal lumen. It remains an uncommon anomaly of the biliary…

    -Haithem Zaafouri, Alia Zouaghi, Amine Lahmidi, Ahmed Bouhafa, Anis B. Maamer

  • Research article - Medical Published: Nov 10, 2015

    Repeatability and Reproducibility of the F-Scan System in Healthy Children

    This study investigated the repeatability and reproducibility of the F-scan system with regards to Peak Pressure Values (PP) and Pressure Time Integral (PTI) in healthy children, ranging between 5 to 18 years of age. Participants took part in two non-invasive clinical assessments, at baseline and one week later. Standardized footwear…

    -Andrea Coda and Derek Santos

  • Research article - Medical Published: Oct 20, 2015

    Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cells with or without Platelet Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Medial Collateral Ligament Injury in Rats: An Experimental Laboratory Study

    MCLs of 20 females Sprague rats were bilaterally transected and treated with either saline (controls) or 1 of 3 treatment groups; (1) allogeneic MSCs (105 cells), (2) PRP and (3) allogeneic MSCs & PRP. In addition, five rats were used for the Sham group (surgery + no ligament injury). Rats…

    -Danica D. Vance, Rosemeire M. Kanashiro-Takeuchi, David Ajibade, Lauro Takeuchi, Erika B. Rangel, Ka