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Ghazanfarpour M.,Mashhad University of Medical Sciences | Abdolahian S.,Islamic Azad University at Firuzabad | Zare M.,Mashhad University of Medical Sciences | Shahsavari S.,Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Gynecological Endocrinology | Year: 2013

Objective: To investigate whether body mass index (BMI), abdominal obesity or fat distribution influence the quality of life of postmenopausal women.Methods: Subjects in this cross-sectional study were 233 postmenopausal women (aged 45-70 years) with an intact uterus and ovaries and who were sexually active and not using hormone therapy. Anthropometric measurements were recorded and subjects were interviewed using a specific health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) instrument, the MENQoL scale.Results: According to BMI values, 31.5% of the women were obese, 42.2% were overweight, 25.8% were normal weight and none were underweight. However, according to the MENQOL scale results, obese women scored significantly higher on symptoms for physical domains. The women with the android pattern of fat distribution had significantly higher scores in the vasomotor and physical domains (p<0.05).Conclusions: Obesity did not affect global HR-QoL in postmenopausal women, but appeared to have an influence on the psychical domains. Other anthropometric measurements were not associated with differences in HR-QoL. Keeping the anthropometric indices in the normal/premenopausal might improve the quality of life in menopause women. © 2013 Informa UK Ltd.


Jafari Z.,Islamic Azad University at Shahreza | Mokhtarian N.,Islamic Azad University at Shahreza | Hosseinzadeh G.,Islamic Azad University at Tehran | Farhadian M.,Isfahan University of Technology | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Energy Chemistry | Year: 2016

Ag/TiO2/freeze-dried graphene nanocomposites have been prepared via a facile one-step solvothermal method for the photocatalytic degradation of RhB under visible light irradiation. During the solvothermal process, reduction of graphene oxide and loading of Ag/TiO2 nanoparticles on graphene sheets were achieved. Investigation of chemical state of products showed that covering of Ag/TiO2 surface with higher weight ratio of graphene resulting in that Ag metals in Ag/TiO2 were oxidized to Ag2O in nanocomposite structure after solvothermal process. Degree of photocatalytic activity enhancement strongly depends on the coverage of Ag/TiO2 surface by porous graphene. The sample of 1wt% porous graphene hybridized Ag/TiO2 showed the highest photocatalytic activity, which is related to high migration efficiency of photo-induced of electrons and reduction of electron-hole recombination rate due to high electrical conductivity of graphene. Expanding of absorption to visible light region was ascribed to surface plasmon resonance effect of Ag metals and presence of graphene. Investigation of photocatalytic performance of formic acid as a dye-less organic pollutant showed that dye sensitization effect of RhB molecules during evaluation of photocatalytic performance was negligible. © 2016.


Yousefinejad S.,Shiraz University | Honarasa F.,Islamic Azad University at Shiraz | Abbasitabar F.,Islamic Azad University at Marvdasht | Arianezhad Z.,Islamic Azad University at Firuzabad
Journal of Solution Chemistry | Year: 2013

Because of the importance of the solubility of buckminsterfullerene, C 60, as the most well-known carbon nanomaterial, a multiparameter linear model is proposed for C60 solubility in different solvents using solvent empirical parameters. The obtained model covers more than 81 and 87 % of the variance in the training and test sets, respectively. On the other hand, because of the potential of solvent empirical parameters for probing different aspects of the solvent-solute interactions, some information about the solubility of C60 in solution phase was obtained. The results showed that hydrogen bond donation ability, basicity scale and dispersion interactions were some of the effective parameters for correlating the solubility of C 60 in various solvents. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.


Taavoni S.,Nursing and Midwifery Faculty | Taavoni S.,Tehran University of Medical Sciences | Abdolahian S.,Islamic Azad University at Firuzabad | Haghani H.,Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Pain Medicine (United States) | Year: 2013

Aim: Reduction of labor pain is one of the most important aspects of obstetric care. Heat therapy, typically applied to the woman's back, lower abdomen, groin, and/or perineum during last stage of labor, is an easy pain relief method that does not require highly skilled care. The effectiveness of heat therapy applied to the perineum during the first stage of labor has not been evaluated. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of heat therapy for pain and woman's satisfaction during physiological labor. Subjects and Methods: Sixty primiparous women aged 18-35 years old were randomly assigned to heat therapy and control groups. Pain and satisfaction scores were measured by visual analog scale. The measurements of satisfaction were accomplished after birth. Data were analyzed by using the t-test and chi-square Results: Mean pain scores in the heat therapy group were significantly lower than the control group (P<0.05). The mean satisfaction score in the heat therapy group was significantly higher than in the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion: Heat therapy, an inexpensive complementary treatment with low risk, can reduce the intensity of pain and increase mothers' satisfaction with care during the active phase of labor. © 2013 American Academy of Pain Medicine.


Ghaedi M.,Yasouj University | Mosallanejad N.,Islamic Azad University at Firuzabad
Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry | Year: 2014

Cadmium hydroxide nanowires loaded on activated carbon (Cd(OH)2-NW-AC) was applied for removal of malachite green (MG) and sunset yellow (SY) in single and binary component systems. This novel material was characterized and identified by different techniques such as Brunauer, Emmett and Teller (BET), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. Unique properties such as high surface area (>1271m2g-1) and low pore size (<35Å) and average particle size lower than 50Å in addition to high reactive atom and presence of various functional groups make it possible for efficient removal of these two dyes. In the single component system in this study, maximum adsorption capacity of 80.6 for SY and 19.0mgg-1 for MG at 25°C was reported. The Langmuir model had very well fit with the experimental data (R2>0.996). A better agreement between the adsorption equilibrium data and mono-component Langmuir isotherm model was found. The kinetics of adsorption for single and binary mixture solutions at different initial dye concentrations were evaluated by the nonlinear first-order and second-order models. The second-order kinetic model had very well fit with the dynamical adsorption behavior of a single dye for lower and higher initial dye concentrations. SY and MG without spectra overlapping were chosen and analyzed with high accuracy in binary solutions. The effect of multi-solute systems on the adsorption capacity was investigated. The isotherm constants for SY and MG were also calculated in binary component systems at concentrations within moderate ranges, the Langmuir isotherm model satisfactorily predicted multi-component adsorption equilibrium data. The competitive adsorption favored the SY in the A mixture solution (both SY and MG concentration at 10mgL-1) and B mixture solution (25mgL-1 of SY and 10mgL-1 of MG). Also, in both cases, kinetic data was fairly described by two-step diffusion model. An endothermic and spontaneous nature for the adsorption of the dyes studied were shown from thermodynamic parameters in single and binary component systems. © 2013 The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry.


PubMed | Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and Islamic Azad University at Firuzabad
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology | Year: 2015

The purpose of this study is to assess the symptoms of menopausal women as well as the relationship between womens attitude towards menopause and menopausal symptoms.This studied, following a cross-sectional method, included 349 selected postmenopausal women attending health care centers. The data was collected using the attitude toward menopause (ATM) checklist and Menopause-Specific Quality of Life (MENQOL) questionnaires.The most common menopausal symptoms were physical with joint and muscle pain. The highest mean score belongs to vasomotor symptoms (1.371.43), followed by psychosocial (1.321.16), physical (1.220.96), and sexual (0.910.94) symptoms. Attitude toward menopause was significantly influenced by sweat nights, poor memory, and sleeplessness. The marital status and educational level of the husband were the only demographic factors affecting the severity of menopausal symptoms.This study provides deeper insights about the relationship between attitudes towards menopause and menopausal symptoms, which can guide health-care professionals towards providing an optimal package.


Ghazanfarpour M.,Mashhad University of Medical Sciences | Sadeghi R.,Mashhad University of Medical Sciences | Abdolahian S.,Islamic Azad University at Firuzabad | Latifnejad Roudsari R.,Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine | Year: 2016

Background: Hot flashes are the most common symptoms experienced by women around the time of menopause. Many women are interested in herbal medicines because of fear of side effects of hormone therapy. Objective: The aim of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of Iranian herbal medicines in alleviating hot flashes. Materials and Methods: MEDLINE (1966 to January 2015), Scopus (1996 to January 2015), and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (The Cochrane Library, issue 1, 2015) were searched along with, SID, Iran Medex, Magiran, Medlib and Irandoc. Nineteen randomized controlled trials met the inclusion criteria. Results: Overall, studies showed that Anise (Pimpinella anisum), 60Tlicorice (Glycyrrhizaglabra)60T, Soy, Black cohosh, Red clover, Evening primrose, Flaxseed, Salvia officinalis, Passiflora ،itex Agnus Castus, Piascledine (Avacado plus soybean oil), 60TSt. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum)60T, and valerian can alleviate the side effects of hot flashes. Conclusion: This research demonstrated the efficacy of herbal medicines in alleviating hot flashes, which are embraced both with people and health providers of Iran Therefore, herbal medicine can be seen as an alternative treatment for women experiencing hot flashes. © 2016, Research and Clinical Center for Infertitlity. All rights Reserved.


PubMed | Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and Islamic Azad University at Firuzabad
Type: Journal Article | Journal: International journal of reproductive biomedicine (Yazd, Iran) | Year: 2016

Hot flashes are the most common symptoms experienced by women around the time of menopause. Many women are interested in herbal medicines because of fear of side effects of hormone therapy.The aim of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of Iranian herbal medicines in alleviating hot flashes.MEDLINE (1966 to January 2015), Scopus (1996 to January 2015), and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (The Cochrane Library, issue 1, 2015) were searched along with, SID, Iran Medex, Magiran, Medlib and Irandoc. Nineteen randomized controlled trials met the inclusion criteria.Overall, studies showed that Anise (Pimpinella anisum), licorice (Glycyrrhizaglabra), Soy, Black cohosh, Red clover, Evening primrose, Flaxseed, Salvia officinalis, Passifloraitex Agnus Castus, Piascledine (Avacado plus soybean oil), St. Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum), and valerian can alleviate the side effects of hot flashes.This research demonstrated the efficacy of herbal medicines in alleviating hot flashes, which are embraced both with people and health providers of Iran Therefore, herbal medicine can be seen as an alternative treatment for women experiencing hot flashes.


PubMed | MashhadUniversity of Medical science, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and Islamic Azad University at Firuzabad
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Avicenna journal of phytomedicine | Year: 2015

To critically evaluate the effect of red clover on hot flash, endometrial thickness, and hormones status in postmenopausal and peri- and post-menopausal women.MEDLINE (1966 to July 2014), Scopus (1990 to July 2014), and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (The Cochrane Library issue 1, 2014) were searched for published randomized controlled Trials (RCTs).Of 183 relevant publication trials, 11 RCTs met the inclusion criteria. The mean hot flashes frequency in red clover was lower than the control groups (MD -1.99; p=0.067). There was larger decrease in FSH (SMD -0.812; CI: -1.93 to 0.312; p=0.157) and SHBG (SMD -0.128; CI-0.425 to 0.170; P=0.4) in red clover group, compared with placebo, which was not however statistically significant. LH (SMD 0.144; CI-0.097 to 0.384, p=0.242), estradiol (SMD 0.240; CI-0.001 to 0.482, p=0.051), testosterone (MD 0.083; CI: -0.560 to 0.726; p=0.901), and endometrial thickness (SDM 0.022; CI: -0.380 to 0.424, p=0.915) showed greater increase in red clover, compared with placebo, although the effect of estradiol was only significant.Red clover had a positive effect of alleviating hot flash in menopausal women. Our data, however, suggested very slight changes in FSH, LH, testosterone, and SHBG and significant effect in estrogen status by red clover consumption. However, the interpretation of results of the current study is limited due to methodological flaws of the included studies, menopause status, and large heterogeneity among them. Further trials are still needed to confirm the current finding.


Khodaparasti S.,Islamic Azad University at Firuzabad | Kariman F.,Islamic Azad University at Firuzabad | Kariman A.,University of Hyderabad | Sundari D.S.,University of Hyderabad
International Journal of Applied Chemistry | Year: 2015

Due to biological activities of Coumaric acid (COR), and Rutin (RUT) and Quercetin (QUR) could be a decent lead compound for a new medication development. Thus, the simultaneous determination of three analytes with similarstructure is required. Additionally, investigates on the simultaneous analysis of COR, RUT, and QUR in biological specimens are rare by spectrometry [1-5]. The use of multivariate calibration for the simultaneous determination of COR, RUT and QUR is depicted. Along these lines, a simple, quick and inexpensive method for the simultaneous determination of these anti-oxidants was explored and created with the support of chemometrics methods comparing the principal component regression (PCR) and partial least squares (PLS) models[6-9]. Despite the fact that the components demonstrate an important degree of spectral overlap, they have been simultaneously determined with high accuracy and precision, rapidly and with no need of nonaqueous solvents for dissolving the specimens. It is conceivable to acquire a model adjusted in accordance with the concentration values of the mixtures used in the calibration range[8]. UV-spectra were gathered in the 220-350 nm range.The standard curves were found to be linear over the concentration ranges of 0.1-5.00 μg/mL for COR, RUT and QUR. The PRESS for COR, RUT and QUR with PLS were 2.9915, 0.7292 and, 2.5817 that, those NPC were 4, 5, and 3 but in PCR model the PRESS were 2.7902, 2.4827, 4.057 and NPC were 6, 8, 5, respectively. This technique permits the simultaneous determination of anti-oxidant in synthetic and genuine samples. © Research India Publications.

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