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1.  Twin Pregnancy of a Complete Hydatidform Mole and a Co-existent Fetus: A Very Rare Case Report 
PMCID: PMC3918207  PMID: 24578850
Moles; Pregnancy; Fetus
2.  Modifiable Risk of Breast Cancer in Northeast Iran: Hope for the Future. A Case-Control Study 
Breast Care  2011;6(6):453-456.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Its prevalence is increasing annually by 2%. The determination of modifiable risk factors has been the subject of various studies. The aim of this study was to determine risk factors of breast cancer in women in Golestan Province.
Patients and Methods
This case-control study was conducted among women with breast cancer recorded in the cancer registry system between 2004 and 2006 (n = 134), and their age-matched healthy neighbors (n = 133). Data were statistically analyzed.
Age at marriage, menarche and pregnancy, breast feeding, positive family history, marital status, and educational level were not significantly correlated with risk of breast cancer, but age at menopause (< 46.6 years) was significantly correlated (95% confidence interval 1.15–7.37; p = 0.021). Live births, still births, and infant deaths were not significantly different between the 2 groups. For other variables, such as smoking history, no odds ratio was calculated.
Results show that there is no significant correlation between variables and risk of breast cancer in our population, except for age at menopause. A large cohort study is recommended.
PMCID: PMC3290010  PMID: 22419899
Breast cancer; Risk factors; Golestan; Case-control study
3.  Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa) toxicity 
BMJ Case Reports  2009;2009:bcr06.2008.0134.
Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa) can cause toxic effects when eaten. Wild lettuce grows in the north of Iran and some natives consume it unaware of its adverse side effects. We describe eight patients with manifestations of wild lettuce toxicity, admitted to a general hospital affiliated to the Golestan University of Medical Sciences. All the patients recovered (although one had to spend 48 h in the intensive care unit) and no chronic complications were reported. A clinical suspicion of toxicity caused by wild lettuce intake and an accurate history formed the basis of the diagnosis. Conservative treatment, vital sign monitoring, control of patient intake and output, and reducing patient agitation provided the basis for treatment.
PMCID: PMC3031874  PMID: 21686920

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