Marjan Mansourian

Marjan Mansourian
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya | UPC · CREB - Biomedical Engineering Research Centre

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Despite high levels of air pollution in the Middle East, there are relatively few studies of its impacts on population health. In this study, associations between short-term exposure to PM2.5 and PM10-2.5 and hospitalization for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) were evaluated in a study from Isfahan, Iran. In a bidirectional case-crossover design, pa...
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Background Food processing changes the nature of foods and it is growing globally due to its availability and affordability as well as its effects on the palatability of foods. Consumption of ultra-processed foods (UPFs) may adversely affect weight gain. Objectives The purpose of the current study is to examine the association between UPFs consump...
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Background: In this study, we summarized the data on gastrointestinal (GI) involvement and the potential association with clinical outcomes among the patients admitted to Khorshid Hospital. Materials and methods: We investigated 1113 inpatients (≥18 years old) diagnosed with coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) from March to June 2020 in Khorshid...
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Previous studies on the effect of Brassica vegetables on blood glucose and lipid profile have reported inconclusive findings. Due to the high prevalence of glucose and lipid metabolism disorders and their importance as predictors of chronic diseases, the present meta‐analysis was performed to clarify the effect of Brassica vegetables on blood gluco...
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Background There are studies about polysomnographic (PSG) characteristics of patients with either Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) or addiction. We aimed to investigate the PSG characteristics of OHS patients with opium addiction (OA) and those on methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) for treatment of addiction. Methods In this cross-sectiona...
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Background: Melatonin, the major secretion of the pineal gland, has beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system and might advantage heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) by attenuating the effects of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone and sympathetic system on the heart besides its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Hypo...
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Background: Assessing the prevalence of infections, which are preventable by vaccination, is crucial to monitor the vaccination program efficacy, and it can demonstrate the gaps in population immunity. The current study attempted to assess the specific Immunoglobulin (IgG) antibody against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) in Iranian children and a...
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This study is aimed at determining the best nonacid nucleic blood tumor marker panels in terms of sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy in order to detect breast cancer in early stages (I, II, and III) among eligible women for breast cancer screening. PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, Scopus, and Cochrane were systematically reviewed to assess nonac...
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Background : This study aims to provide a comprehensive risk-assessment model including lifestyle, psychological parameters, and traditional risk factors to determine the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in patients with the first acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) episode. Methods : Patients were recruited...
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Purpose This study aimed to assess the frequency of sleep and mood disturbances, and their association with COVID-like symptoms in healthcare workers (HCWs) with and without positive Coronavirus RT-PCR in a corona referral center. Methods This study was a cross-sectional, anonymous survey of adult HCWs. Data collection was performed in May and Jun...
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Objective : Prediction models for cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality come from high-income countries, comprising laboratory measurements not suitable for resource-limited countries. This study aims to develop and validate a non-laboratory model to predict CVD mortality in a middle-income setting. Study design and setting : We used data of popu...
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Background Reductions in the age of onset of smoking in adolescence is a public health concern. Evidence suggests that infrastructural factors play an important role in adolescent smoking behavior. Therefore, the present study aimed to perform a psychometric analysis of the questionnaire of infrastructural factors on smoking behavior and evaluate t...
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Introduction: Hydroxychloroquine, one of the challenging drugs used for COVID-19, has shown to be beneficial in some studies, although concerns about the side effects of the drug have limited its use. Several electrocardiogram changes have been described in these patients which could be exacerbated using hydroxychloroquine, especially QT-prolongati...
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Coronavirus disease-2019, also known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was a disaster in 2020. Accurate and early diagnosis of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) is still essential for health policymaking. Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) has been performed as the operational gold standard for...
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Background Evidence concerning the impact of long-term exposure to fine Particulate Matter ≤2.5 μm (PM 2.5 ) on Cardio-Vascular Diseases (CVDs) for those people subject to ambient air pollution in developing countries remains relatively scant. This study assessed the relationship of 15-year PM 2.5 exposure with cardiovascular incidence and mortalit...
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The cumulative rate of death of acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2) has necessitated better recognizing the risk factors of the disease and the COVID-19-induced mortality. This cross-sectional study aimed to determine the potential risk factors that predict covid-19-related mortality concentrating on the initial recorded laborator...
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Background: Developing simplified risk assessment model based on non-laboratory risk factors that could determine cardiovascular risk as accurately as laboratory-based one can be valuable, particularly in developing countries where there are limited resources. Objective: To develop a simplified non-laboratory cardiovascular disease risk assessme...
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Identifying the possible factors of psychiatric symptoms among children can reduce the risk of adverse psychosocial outcomes in adulthood. We designed a classification tool to examine the association between modifiable risk factors and psychiatric symptoms, defined based on the Persian version of the WHO-GSHS questionnaire in a developing country....
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Aim Breast cancer (BC) and colorectal cancer (CRC) are among the most common cancers in Iran. We aimed to develop a risk assessment model to predict the development of cardiovascular events in these patients by performing a 5-year prospective cohort study on a newly diagnosed patients with BC or CRC before they receive any treatment. Methods A mul...
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Background Already at hospital admission, clinicians require simple tools to identify hospitalized COVID-19 patients at high risk of mortality. Such tools can significantly improve resource allocation and patient management within hospitals. From the statistical point of view, extended time-to-event models are required to account for competing risk...
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BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease of the central nervous system. Most women with MS are diagnosed during their reproductive ages. The aim of this study was to evaluate the interaction between fertility, pregnancy, and MS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective descriptive–analytic study was conducted on 110 women suffering fr...
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The association between air pollution and multiple sclerosis (MS) is not entirely clear. This meta-analysis was aimed at determining the correlation between particulate matter (PM)2.5, PM10, and MS incidence/relapse. The literature search was performed in EMBASE, Web of Science, PubMed, and the gray literature. Sixteen articles were retrieved, and...
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Background: The new coronavirus outbreak quickly filled hospital beds and stunned the world. Intensive care is required for 5% of patients, and the mortality rate for critically ill patients is 49%. The "cytokine storm" is considered as the main cause of pathogenesis for coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19)-related respiratory failure, hemoperfusion...
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Background This study aimed to investigate the effect of melatonin supplementation on endothelial function in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Methods This is an analysis of the MeHR trial, a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled clinical trial with two parallel arms of 1:1. Oral 10 mg melatonin tablets or...
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Purpose The associations between legume consumption and cardiovascular events (CVEs) have extensively been studied. However, there are few studies that considered longitudinal association between legume consumption (with repeated measurements across time) and CVEs in low-income countries where legume consumption is lower than the Western countries....
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Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate of the study the role of LBW on EH in children and by studying the existing published literature. Materials and methods: A comprehensive literature search for original studies was conducted in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science, PubMed, Scopus, and Embase until July 2019. The search used all...
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Background Skipping breakfast and replacing it with non-nutritious snacks are progressively increasing among adolescents. This study aimed to develop an educational intervention based on the Social Marketing Model and evaluate its effects on healthy breakfast and snack consumption among female adolescent students. Methods This mixed-methods study...
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Introduction: In severe COVID-19 patients, a pre-inflamatory condition leads to a cytokine storm syndrome. This may signify the need for using immunomodulatory drugs. Patients with rheumatic diseases (RDs) are prone to severe infectious diseases. Objectives: Whether the presence of the RD itself or the use of its drugs in patients with COVID-19 inc...
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Background: Pertussis is a vaccine-preventable respiratory infection and seroepidemiology of the infection could be a marker of the pertussis immunity in a population. In many countries, despite vaccination coverage, high prevalence of pertussis has been observed. The present study aimed to evaluate the immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody against pert...
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Previous findings on the association of dietary carbohydrate with cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and mortality are inconsistent. We aimed to assess the relationship between dietary carbohydrate and the incidence of cardiovascular events and mortality. A comprehensive literature search of MEDLINE (PubMed), Scopus, ISI Web of Science, and EMBASE...
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Background: The clinical and paraclinical symptoms of COVID-19 differ across age groups. This study investigated the differences between these parameters and their outcomes in young, middle-aged, and elderly patients admitted to a COVID-19 referral center. Materials and methods: This retrospective study encompassed patients with COVID-19 hospita...
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Introduction: Recently, a high percentage of post-discharge patients have reported persistent symptoms after COVID-19 recovery. However, there is limited comprehensive information regarding nature’s symptoms and association with potential factors. Objectives: We aimed to assess the inpatients’ characteristics and the prevalence of COVID-19 symptoms...
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Objective: The long term associations between red meat consumption and lipid profile are not completely known. This longitudinal study assessed the association of red meat consumption with lipid profile in healthy Iranian adults using repeated measurements of red meat intake. Research Methods & Procedures: The population-based longitudinal study wa...
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Background Evidence concerning impact of long-term exposure to fine Particulate Matter<2.5 mm (PM 2.5 ) on Cardio-Vascular Diseases (CVDs) for those people subject to ambient air pollution in developing countries remains quite scant. This study assessed the relationship of 15-year PM 2.5 exposure and cardiovascular incidence and mortality rate in I...
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Background: Obesity, as a risk factor for many noncommunicable diseases, is a common public health problem in developed and developing countries. Among Iranian children and adolescents, the prevalence of being overweight has increased by almost 50% in the past two decades. Aims: To visualize the geographic differences in general and abdominal ob...
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In chapter 17 the reliability of a diagnosis system for medical doctors, its proper comparison with the state-of-the-art, avoiding incorrect interpretation and the reporting of proper performance indices are linked with pattern recognition, and the typical biostatistics are also characterized.
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Early diagnosis of psychiatric disorders among children can reduce the risk of adverse psychosocial outcomes in adulthood. We aimed to design a computer-aided screening tool to examine the association between modifiable risk factors and psychiatric disorders in a developing country. Ten thousand three hundred fifty students, aged 6–18 years from al...
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Suicide is one of the most critical public health concerns in the world and the second cause of death among young people in many countries. However, to date, no study can diagnose suicide ideation/behavior among university students in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region using a machine learning approach. Therefore, stability feature sele...
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Background : The aim of this study was to identify and compare the characteristics of retinal nerve layers using spectral domain-optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and healthy controls (HCs). Methods : It is a cross-sectional population-based study i...
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The COVID-19 is rapidly scattering worldwide, and the number of cases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region is rising. Thus, there is a need for immediate targeted actions. We designed a longitudinal study in a hot outbreak zone to analyze the serial findings between infected patients for detecting temporal changes from February 2020. In a hospital-b...
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Background: Premature coronary artery disease (CAD) is still prevalent worldwide and may differ in various ethnicities. Due to the presence of different ethnicities in Iran, the Iran-premature coronary artery disease (I-PAD) study aimed to determine the frequency of premature CAD and related risk factors based on each ethnicity. Methods: In this...
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Background: Frequency, severity, and duration of attacks are some major parameters in headache management, affected by some other factors. Ignoring these factors in headache-related studies can lead to incorrect results. We aimed to model both socio-demographic characteristics and headache-associated symptoms related to frequency, severity and dur...
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Objective Doxorubicin- and epirubicin-induced cardiotoxicities are life threatening for those suffering from breast cancer. Comparing the effects of different strategies on the prevention of these agent-induced cardiotoxicities remains unexplored. Data sources: A comprehensive review of clinical trials was performed on the prevention of epirubicin-...
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The interaction between several lifestyle and obesogenic environmental factors is considered as the main underlying factor for the escalating trend of childhood obesity and its adverse consequences. In this study, we assessed the mutual influence of lifestyle habits and body mass index (BMI) as well as risk factors for cardiometabolic, hepatic, and...
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In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic with no designated cure or vaccine, the only way to break the infection chain is self-isolation and maintaining the physical distancing. In this article, we present a potential application of the Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare and physical distance monitoring for pandemic situations. The proposed...
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There are conflicting reports regarding circulating leptin and its relationship between pregnancy outcomes in infertile women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the association between serum or follicular fluid (FF) leptin concentrations re...
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Background: A comprehensive study on the interaction of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors is critical to prevent cardiovascular events. The main focus of this study is thus to understand direct and indirect relationships between different CVD risk factors. Methods: A longitudinal data on adults aged ≥35 years, who were free of CVD at bas...
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Background: Considering the importance of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk prediction for healthcare systems and the limited information available in the Middle East, we evaluated the SCORE and Globorisk models to predict CVD death in a country of this region. Methods: We included 24 427 participants (11 187 men) aged 40-80 years from four popu...
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Objective: The prevalence of herb-drug interactions and herb's adverse effects may be serious in susceptible population such as patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In this study, we planned to determine the usage prevalence of herbal products and herb-drug interactions in CKD patients. Methods: A cross-sectional prospective study was con...
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Background: We investigated the association of dietary patterns and sleep duration by controlling mental health status (MHS) using a joint modeling approach. Methods and materials: The population based cohort study was conducted within the framework of the Isfahan Cohort Study (ICS), including 1383 participants, aged ≥ 35 years were followed from 2...
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Background An extensive study on cardiovascular risk factors interaction seems to be of crucial importance in order to prevent cardiovascular (CVD) events. The main focus of this study is understanding direct and indirect relationships between different CVDs risk factors. Methods A longitudinal data on adults aged ≥ 35 years, who were free of CVD...
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Background: A comprehensive study on the interaction of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors is critical to prevent cardiovascular events. The main focus of this study is thus to understand direct and indirect relationships between different CVD risk factors. Methods: A longitudinal data on adults aged ≥35 years, who were free of CVD at baseli...
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Background: Evaluating the usefulness of treatment requires a direct measurement of the health-related quality of life (QOL). Therefore, this study was carried out aiming to determine the QOL of patients with MS and voiding dysfunction. Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out using multi-stage random cluster sampling method on 602 pa...
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Aim: Several studies assessed the effectiveness of different therapeutic procedures for repairing right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) in tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) patients reporting contradictory results. What has been systematically summarized in the present study was to assess the outcome of RVOT stenting in TOF patients and also to compare it...
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Background The validity of Rome III criteria for diagnosing functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) have been frequently questioned in the literature. In epidemiology, when a disease is diagnosed, the existence of a true cluster must be proven. Thus, clustering the common GI symptoms of individuals and comparing the clusters with FGIDs define...
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The COVID-19 is rapidly scattering worldwide, and the number of cases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region is rising, there is a need for immediate targeted actions. We designed a longitudinal study in a hot outbreak zone to analyze the serial findings between infected patients for detecting temporal changes from February 2020. In a hospital-based o...
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Introduction Diagnosis of COVID-19 is based on clinical manifestation, history of exposure, positive findings on chest CT and laboratory tests. It has been shown that inflammation plays a role in pathogenesis of COVID-19. Method We used the necessary transformations to convert the median and IQR to mean and SD Random-effect model using Der Simonian...
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Objective: We aimed to find the toxicoepidemiological indicators of tramadol poisoning in children and also the relationship of these indicators (such as demographic characteristics, and referral time) with the final therapeutic outcome. Methods: In this cross-sectional study with retrospective data collection, we included the records for all th...
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Isfahan Twins Registry (ITR): An Invaluable Platform for Epidemiological and Epigenetic Studies: Design and Methodology of ITR – Corrigendum - Mojgan Gharipour, Shaghayegh Haghjooy Javanmard, Marjan Mansourian, Mohammadreza Sabri, Elham Khosravi, Minoo Dianatkhah, Ladan Sadeghian, Zahra Jabarzare, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
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Background: Prediabetes is strongly associated with high blood pressure; however, a little is known about prediabetes and high blood pressure comorbidity in the high-risk individuals. This is the first study in the world to assess the long-term effects of risk factors associated with high blood pressure and prediabetes comorbidity in the first-deg...
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Environmental exposure to diesel particulate matter and commercial gasoline in gas station workers might induce oxidative stress and changes in the balance of the immune system. In this study, the immunomodulatory impacts of omega 3 fatty acid (ω3FA) supplement were assessed on inflammatory and anti-inflammatory markers in gas station workers in a...