Ramin Kordi

Ramin Kordi
Tehran University of Medical Sciences | TUMS · Sports Medicine Research Center

MD, MS, PhD

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[Purpose] Considering the role of physical activity on public health and the high prevalence of physical inactivity worldwide, determining physical activity barriers is critical and will be a road map for future planning. This study aimed to develop a comprehensive questionnaire to determine physical activity barriers.[Methods] By reviewing previou...
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Background and objectives Low back pain (LBP) is a common health condition in populations. Limited large-scale population-based studies evaluated the prevalence and predictors of LBP in developing countries. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and factors associated with LBP among the Iranian population. Methods We used baseline informatio...
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When the emergency committee of the World Health Organization declared that the outbreak of COVID-19 meets the criteria of a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" on January 30th, 2020, no one could ever imagine how soon it will spread globally, and a health crisis would turn to a social crisis that affects everything including higher...
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Insufficient physical activity (IPA) caused approximately 5% of mortalities in 2017 in Iran, almost double its global average. Despite the relatively considerable burden, a knowledge gap exists regarding the trend of IPA in recent years. We described the trend of IPA prevalence utilizing the data from six rounds of STEPwise approach to risk factor...
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Background: This study examines the changes in segmental and global cervical sagittal parameters after single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in patients with cervical radiculopathy or myelopathy. We also investigate whether these changes have any relation with postoperative pain and functional outcome of the patients. Method...
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Introduction Physical activity-enhancing websites have created a new accessible and cost-effective method to increase the level of physical activity. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of an individualized internet-based physical activity program on improving physical activity level. Methods This study conducted May-Dec 2018 was a...
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Background: Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, rehabilitation facilities have become less accessible for patients with a stroke. Lack of early, intensive rehabilitation misses the opportunity for recovery during the critical time window of endogenous plasticity and improvement post-stroke. Objectives: The purpose of this co...
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Background: Considering the well-established benefits of physical activity in the health domain, the economy, and environment, physical activity programs should be considered as an important agenda in public health policymaking. Objectives: The objective of this qualitative study was to identify “Why the prevalence of physical inactivity has increa...
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Background and aims The Core Outcome Measures Index (COMI) is a short, self-reported questionnaire for assessing important outcomes in patients with low back pain (LBP). The present study was conducted to explore the responsiveness and longitudinal validity of the Persian COMI (COMI-P) in patients with non-specific chronic LBP. Methods In this pro...
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Unfortunately, the affiliation of the second author (Jean Charles Le Huec) was incorrectly published in the original publication.
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There are many proposed core stability exercises in a variety of positions; however, it is not clear that in which position, activation of transverse abdominis muscle is utmost. We aimed to compare the activation of transverse abdominis muscle in different core stability exercise positions through ultrasound imaging. in a 20 subjects' study we comp...
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The functional electrical stimulation with cycling protocols improved the Functional Ambulation Classification, Timed 10-Meter Walk Test, active range of motion, Timed Up and Go Test, and Modified Modified Ashworth scale. An interval protocol of timing was more effective than the linear protocol in terms of spasticity and active range of motion.
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Objective: Patients in the chronic phase after a stroke are an underrepresented group in the literature. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the effects of cycling and functional electrical stimulation (FES) with linear vs. interval patterns of timing on gait parameters in patients after stroke Design: A double blinded, parallel, rando...
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Introduction Previous studies have shown poor health-related outcomes among patients with spinal sagittal malalignment of the thoracolumbar or spinopelvic region, and less interest has been paid to the relationship between cervical sagittal balance and functional outcome of the patients. This study aims to compare the cervical sagittal parameters b...
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Background: While researchers have investigated low back pain (LBP) and its association with the thickness of trunk muscles in the general population, few articles have studied this relationship in athletes. Hypothesis/purpose: To compare the lateral abdominal muscle thickness and other possible functional risk factors in young soccer players wi...
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The prevalence of some diseases, such as stroke, is increasing in developing countries. The reason for this increase is not fully understood but one potential cause is the increasing life expectancy. “Of 5.7 million patients who had a stroke and died in 2005, 87% were from low- and middleincome countries” (1). In these countries, stroke is consider...
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Musculoskeletal issues are extraordinarily over-whelming in industrialized nations and reportedly influence between 70%-80% of adults at some point during their lives (1). Over course of one’s life, Low Back Pain (LBP) is exceptionally com-mon (2). The Worldwide Burden of Illness re-ports LBP to be one of the top 5 conditions con-tributing to disab...
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Background: Single item presenteeism question (SIPQ) is a rating scale to assess the impact of low back pain (LBP) on presenteeism. Objective: To translate the SIPQ into Persian language (SIPQ-P) and evaluate the reliability and validity of the SIPQ-P in participants with LBP. Methods: In the first stage, the English SIPQ was translated into P...
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Many studies have investigated the prevalence of neck pain (NP) and its risk factors in the general population. However, the prevalence of NP among athletes has not yet been systematically investigated. We aimed to systematically review the prevalence of NP in athletes. A comprehensive search was conducted in September 2015 using PubMed, Ovid SP Me...
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Objective: We aimed to examine the validity and reliability of the empathy quotient (EQ) and systemizing quotient (SQ) in a Farsi-speaking population. Method: This study explores the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Farsi translations of the 22-item version of EQ and the 25-item version of SQ among 542 young university students....
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Study design: A prospective cross-sectional study OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate the prevalence and associated factors with low back pain (LBP) in female adolescents of high school age. Summary of background data: The prevalence of LBP in Tehran is high, and the majority of previous studies on LBP in adolescent and its risk factors have been performed...
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Cycling with or without functional electrical stimulation (FES) is an effective way to rehabilitate patients with lower limb disability. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to quantify the effectiveness of different protocols of cycling with/without FES on lower limbs after stroke.
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Cycling with or without functional electrical stimulation (FES) is an effective way to rehabilitate patients with lower limb disability. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to quantify the effectiveness of different protocols of cycling with/without FES on lower limbs after stroke.
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Introduction/Background Previous studies have shown atrophy of paravertebral lumbar muscles in patients with lumbar radicular pain, and proposed rehabilitative approaches based on these findings. However, changes of cervical paravertebral muscles in patients with cervical radicular pain are still unknown. The aim of this study was to compare the cr...
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Introduction/Background Cycling with or without functional electrical stimulation (FES) is an effective way to rehabilitate patients with lower limb disability. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to quantify the effectiveness of different protocols of cycling with/without FES on lower limbs after stroke. Material and metho...
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Background: The prevalence of low back pain (LBP) in athletes across a variety of time frames and sports is not known. Objectives: To systematically collate and appraise studies on the prevalence of LBP in athletes and stratify by point, one year and life-time prevalence. Methods: A comprehensive search was conducted in February 2016. The foll...
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Study design: Single-blinded randomized controlled trial. Purpose: To evaluate the effects of a multi-step core stability exercise program in nurses with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Overview of literature: CLBP is a common disorder among nurses. Considering that patient-handling activities predispose nurses to CLBP, core stability exercises...
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Introduction/Background Cycling with or without functional electrical stimulation (FES) is an effective way to rehabilitate patients with lower limb disability. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to quantify the effectiveness of different protocols of cycling with/without FES on lower limbs after stroke. Material and Meth...
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This population-based, cross-sectional study aimed to determine the frequency of neck pain, low back pain (LBP) and also the LBP related functional disability in five sport categories including football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling and other sports in one of the Iranian sport Olympiads. The prevalence of neck pain and LBP in different time po...
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Musculoskeletal issues are extraordinarily overwhelming in industrialized nations and reportedly influence between 70- 80% of adults at some point during their lives (1). Over course of one’s life, low back pain (LBP) is exceptionally common (2). The Worldwide Burden of Illness reports LBP to be one of the top 5 conditions contributing to disabilit...
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Introducion: Stroke is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in adults worldwide. The prevalence of stroke in developing countries such as South Africa and Iran is growing, especially in an increasingly younger population. In Iran, the annual stroke incidence ranges from 23 to 103 per 100,000 inhabitants, with the rate being higher i...
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A 40-year-old retired male elite athlete with more than 20 years’ experience in Wrestling and Bodybuilding with mild elbow pain and disability of 2 years presented to our clinic reporting an acute pain in medial aspect of the elbow. Physical examination revealed symptoms of left Golfer's elbow during target-directed movements. The results of Sonogr...
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Objective: We aimed to examine the validity and reliability of the empathy quotient (EQ) and systemizing quotient (SQ) in a Farsi-speaking population. Method: This study explores the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Farsi translations of the 22-item version of EQ and the 25-item version of SQ among 542 young university students....
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine the incidence and patterns of primary exercise headache (PEH) in resistance trained male athletes. PEH is observed particularly during or after severe physical exercise and lasts up to 48 hours. While the focus of the literature has mainly been on the prevalence of PEH in the general population, few...
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PURPOSE: To compare the lateral abdominal muscle thickness and other possible functional risk factors in young soccer players with and without low back pain (LBP).METHOD: In total, 30 young soccer players between 16 and 20 years old, with and without LBP, from the premier league participated in this study. The thicknesses of external oblique, inter...
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PURPOSE: Many studies have investigated the prevalence of neck pain (NP) and its risk factors in general population. However, the prevalence of NP among athletes has not been systematically investigated yet. We aimed to systematically review the NP prevalence in athletes. As respects of various definitions of NP, response rates and reliability of s...
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Study design: Translation and cultural adaptation of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Task Force's minimal dataset. Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate validity and reliability of the Farsi version of NIH Task Force's recommended multidimensional minimal dataset for research on chronic low back pain (CLBP). Summary of ba...
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Objectives. : To determine if immediate pain response following an injection with local anesthetic and corticosteroid predicts subsequent relief. Design.: Prospective observational cohort. Setting.: An institutional review board-approved prospective study from a single academic medical center. Methods.: Patients with clinical diagnosis of sa...
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Background: Adverse effects of excessive body mass reduction among wrestlers dictate minimum weight determination through body composition. Although skinfold equations are essential to estimate body composition in the field setting, they are mostly derived from Western societies and may lack generalizability to other populations. Purpose: Previo...
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Background Screening of psychosocial risk factors for chronic low back pain (LBP) is essential. The ?rebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire (?MPSQ) is one of the most recognized and widely used instruments for this purpose. This study aimed to translate the ?MPSQ into Persian, to adapt it for Iranian culture, and to investigate its psyc...
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Background For the first time this study aimed to examine the association of cognitive and social function with the physical activity behavior in a sample of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Method Sixty eight children with ASD aged 6–16 years underwent an objective assessment of physical activity and cognitive flexibility. Parents wer...
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate validity and reliability of a new proposed questionnaire for assessment of functional disability in athletes with low back pain (LBP). Design: Validity and reliability study. Setting: Elite athletes participating in different fields of sports. Participants: Participants were 165 male and f...
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Background: It has been suggested that weakness and asymmetry of core stabilizing muscles have an important role in the development of scoliosis and its complications, especially low back pain. However there is insufficient data comparing symmetry and function of these muscles in scoliotic patients with the normal population. Also there are only a...
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Background: Low back pain (LBP) is a common complaint amongst adolescent athletes. While different studies have shown association between LBP and trunk muscle thickness in the general population, few articles have studied it in adolescent athletes. Objectives: The aim of this study is to compare lateral abdominal muscle thickness and function, a...
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Background Recently, there is an increasing interest in examining sports injuries among participants of recreational sports. However little data is available about injury rate in Futsal as a popular recreation Worldwide.1–4 Objective The purpose of this study was to analyseanalyze the incidence and characteristics of injuries recorded in a large r...
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When a needle is inserted into the stopper of a medication vial, small pieces of the stopper could be "cored" inside the bore of the needle, consequently aspirated, and then injected into the body. Reported coring rates vary from 3.1% to 97%. This article reviews the literature surrounding this topic and covers the rate of coring, its risk factors,...
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Background: The purpose of the study was to determine whether the Persian Core Outcome Measures Index (PCOMI) is reliable and valid in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Methods: The Persian COMI was developed using forward-backward translational method. Subjects were100 patients with CLBP. Patients completed the PCOMI, Persian function...
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There is increasing evidence in support of multidisciplinary approaches for management of chronic neck pain. Although presence of different team members is one of the strengths of these approaches, it can limit the access to these treatments. The main objective of this study is designing and investigating the efficacy of a concise rehabilitation pr...
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Background: Chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) is growing quickly, as low back pain has assigned the first rank in Years lived with disability (YLDs) to itself globally, over the past two decades. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of chronic neck pain (CNP), chronic low back pain (CLBP), and chronic knee pain (C...
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Background: Previous studies have shown atrophy of paravertebral lumbar muscles in patients with lumbar radicular pain and have proposed rehabilitative approaches based on these findings. However, changes in cervical paravertebral muscles in patients with cervical radicular pain are still unknown. Objective: The aim of this study was to compare...
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Introduction/Background: Low back pain (LBP) is among the most prevalent musculoskeletal conditions in the developed countries. It is a common problem causing disability and imposing a huge economic burden to individuals and state organizations. Imaging plays an important role in diagnosis of the etiology of LBP. Material and Methods: The electroni...
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Introduction/Background: The main purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of low back pain (LBP) and its absence rate among female university student athletes in different types of sports. Methods: A cross-sectional study based on a standard self reporting questionnaire was performed among 1335 athletes. Participants were female ath...
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of diet and an abdominal resistance training program to diet alone on abdominal subcutaneous fat thickness and waist circumference of overweight and obese women. Methods: This randomized clinical trial included 40 overweight and obese women randomly divided into 2 groups: diet only and die...