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The effects of team-based learning on learning outcomes in a course of rheumatology  

The effects of team-based learning on learning outcomes in a course of rheumatology

مولف: SEYEDEH TAHEREH FAEZI1, KAMRAN MORADI1, 2, ALI GHAFAR RAHIMI AMIN3, MASSOOMEH AKHLAGHI1, FATEMEH KESHMIRI4*

خلاصه: Introduction: We evaluated the effects of implementing Team- Based Learning (TBL) on student engagement, accountability, satisfaction, and preference for lecture or team-based learning. Moreover, we assessed the effect of TBL on knowledge retention and application over time through short answer questions based on clinical scenarios addressing history taking and diagnosis skills in medical students. Methods: The study was conducted in a quasi-experimental design. The study population were all of the third-year medical students (n=84) participating in a course of ... سال انتشار: 2018
Paediatric Behçet’s disease in Iran: report of 204 cases  

Paediatric Behçet’s disease in Iran: report of 204 cases

مولف: F. Shahram1, A. Nadji1, M. Akhlaghi1, S.T. Faezi1, C. Chams-Davatchi1, 2, H. Shams1, 3, S. Z. Ghodsi1, 2, F. Davatchi1

خلاصه: ABSTRACT Objectives. This study proposed to report the characteristics of paediatric Behçet’s disease (PED-BD) in a cohort of patients from Iran’s registry and compare them with different reports throughout the world. Methods. From a cohort of 7504 Iranian patients with Behçet’s disease those diagnosed before the age of 16 years were included in this study. Data were collected on a standard protocol comprising 105 items, including demographic features, type of presentation, and different clinical and laboratory findings. سال انتشار: 2018
Effects of a Continuous Care Model on Patients’ Knowledge and Health-Related Quality of Life in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus  

Effects of a Continuous Care Model on Patients’ Knowledge and Health-Related Quality of Life in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Authers: Mohammad Sahebalzamani1, PhD, Hojjatollah Farahani2, PhD, Mojgan Tabatabaee Jamarani1, MSc, Seyedeh Tahereh Faezi3, MD, Kamran Moradi3, MD & Pedram Paragomi3, MD

Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of applying continuous care model (CCM) on the knowledge level and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients and their perceptions of family awareness about the disease. Design: Continuous care model was implemented for 3 months on 34 SLE patients, in a pretest–posttest quasi-experimental design. Methods: Two sets of questionnaires were designed for knowledge assessment. HRQoL was assessed by SF-36 questionnaires. Analysis ... سال انتشار: 2017
 

Behcet’s Disease: Epidemiology, Clinical Manifestations, and Diagnosis

مولف: Fereydoun Davatchi, Cheyda Chams-davatchi, Hormoz Shams, Farhad Shahram, Abdolhadi Nadji, Massoomeh Akhlaghi, Tahreh Faezi, Zahra Ghodsi, Bahar Sadeghi Abdollahi, Farimah Ashofteh, Negin Mohtasham, Hoda Kavosi & Mariam Masoumi

خلاصه: Introduction: Behcet’s Disease (BD) is classified among vasculitides. The aim of this review was to put together different known reports in order to help the reader to better understand the disease, to avoid the frequent misdiagnosis, and to decide the best treatment. Areas covered: a) Epidemiology: BD is rare, and is seen along the Silk Road, from 20 to 420/100,000 in Turkey and 80/100,000 in Iran, to 0.64/100,000 in the UK. b) Clinical manifestations: oral ... سال انتشار: 2017
 

Which Criteria to use for the Diagnosis of Behcet’s Disease: International Study Group (ISG) Criteria or International Criteria for Behcet’s Disease (ICBD)?

مولف: Davatchi F*, Sadeghi Abdollahi B, Shahram F, Nadji A, Chams-Davatchi C, Faezi T, Shams H, Akhlaghi M, Ghodsi Z, Ashofteh F, Mohtasham N, Kavosi H and Masoumi M

خلاصه: 299-308. Editorial It is interesting to note that Behcet’s Disease (BD) is one of those diseases which had an early diagnostic criteria (9 years after its official recognition, with the Curth criteria in 1946), having one of the largest number of classification/diagnosis criteria (17 sets, in 70 years, till 2016), among them only 2 real International Criteria (ISG and ICBD), and having one of the largest international participation (27 countries for ICBD). The ISG criteria were created by ... سال انتشار: 2017
 

Effects of a Continuous Care Model on Patients’ Knowledge and Health-Related Quality of Life in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Authers: Mohammad Sahebalzamani1, PhD, Hojjatollah Farahani2, PhD, Mojgan Tabatabaee Jamarani1, MSc, Seyedeh Tahereh Faezi3, MD, Kamran Moradi3, MD & Pedram Paragomi3, MD

Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of applying continuous care model (CCM) on the knowledge level and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients and their perceptions of family awareness about the disease. Design: Continuous care model was implemented for 3 months on 34 SLE patients, in a pretest–posttest quasi-experimental design. Methods: Two sets of questionnaires were designed for knowledge assessment. HRQoL was assessed by SF-36 questionnaires. Analysis ... سال انتشار: 2016
 

Which Criteria to use for the Diagnosis of Behcet’s Disease: International Study Group (ISG) Criteria or International Criteria for Behcet’s Disease (ICBD)?

Authers: Davatchi F*, Sadeghi Abdollahi B, Shahram F, Nadji A, Chams-Davatchi C, Faezi T, Shams H, Akhlaghi M, Ghodsi Z, Ashofteh F, Mohtasham N, Kavosi H and Masoumi M

Abstract: It is interesting to note that Behcet’s Disease (BD) is one of those diseases which had an early diagnostic criteria (9 years after its official recognition, with the Curth criteria in 1946), having one of the largest number of classification/diagnosis criteria (17 sets, in 70 years, till 2016), among them only 2 real International Criteria (ISG and ICBD), and having one of the largest international participation (27 countries for ICBD). ... سال انتشار: 2016
 

Adult Behcet’s disease in Iran: analysis of 6075 patients

Authers: Fereydoun DAVATCHI, Cheyda CHAMS-DAVATCHI, Hormoz SHAMS, Abdolhadi NADJI, Tahereh FAEZI, Massoomeh AKHLAGHI, Bahar SADEGHI ABDOLLAHI, Farimah ASHOFTEH, Zahra GHODSI, Negin MOHTASHAM and Farhad SHAHRAM

Abstract: This is an analysis of adult Behcet’s disease (BD) in Iran, from the Iran Registry of 7187 BD patients, gathered from 1975 to 2014, among which 6075 were adults (84.5%). Patients: Patients were seen by a multidisciplinary team of experts. The diagnosis was by expert opinion, not by any specific classification/diagnosis criteria. However, 96.8% of them were classified by the International Criteria for Behcet’s Disease (ICBD). Adult BDs were patients who had their first ... سال انتشار: 2016
 

Validation of the revised International Criteria for Behcet’s Disease (ICBD) in Iran

Authers: Fereydoun Davatchi & Bahar Sadeghi Abdollahi & Cheyda Chams-Davatchi & Farhad Shahram & Abdolhadi Nadji & Hormoz Shams & Tahereh Faezi & Massoomeh Akhlaghi & Farimah Ashofteh & Maryam Mataji & Kamran Moradi & Negin Mohtasham

Abstract: The first internationally agreed criteria for Behcet’s disease were the International Study Group (ISG) criteria. It had very high specificity, but lacked good sensitivity, missing an important subset of patients. The International Criteria for Behcet’s Disease (ICBD) were created in 2006 to overcome this lack of sensitivity. It was revised in 2010. The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of the revised International Criteria for Behcet’s Disease (rICBD) in Iran. In this study, the ISG ... سال انتشار: 2015
 

Vitamin D deficiency in patients with Behcet’s disease

Authers: Seyedeh Tahereh Faezi*, Narges Ansari, Pedram Paragomi, Maassoumeh Akhlaghi, Majid Ghanavat and Fereydoun Davatchi

Abstract: Background: Behcet’s disease is an autoimmune, recurrent and multisystem disease. Vitamin D has immunomodulator role in immune system. So that vitamin D deficiency was reported in some autoimmune diseases. Behcet’s disease as a Silk Road disease is common in Iran. The aim of this study was to detect the serum level of 25(OH) vitamin D in Behcet’s patients and control group. Methods: In this case–control study, 112 Behcet’s patients as cases group and 112 ... سال انتشار: 2014
 

The relationship between plasma homocysteine level and HLA-B51 in patients with Behcet’s disease: a case-control study

Authers: Soraya SHADMANFAR, 1, 2 Farhad SHAHRAM, 2 Abdolhadi NADJI, 2 Maassoumeh AKHLAGHI, 2 Seyedeh T. FAEZI, 2 Bahar SADEGHI-ABDOLLAHI, 2 Alireza FARIDAR, 2 Nima MADANCHI3 and Fereydoun DAVATCHI2

Abstract: Background: Various coagulation disorders have been reported to explain hypercoagulability state in Behcet’s disease (BD). A possible negative association between human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B51 and increased homocysteine level has been suggested in a previous report from Iranian patients with BD. The aim of this study was to find any possible relationship between plasma homocysteine levels and HLA-B51. Methods: In a case-control study, BD patients (fulfilling the new International Criteria for BD) and controls (who had ... سال انتشار: 2014
 

Prevalence and severity of depression and anxiety in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: An epidemiologic study in Iranian patients

Authers: Masoumeh Kheirandish , Seyedeh Tahereh Faezi , Pedram Paragomi , Maassoumeh Akhlaghi , Farhad Gharibdoost , Ashraf Shahali , Mahboubeh Ebrahimpour Fini, and Mahmood Akbarian

Abstract: Objectives . We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of depression and anxiety in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and explore their association with demographic and clinical features. Methods. In this cross-sectional study, 166 SLE patients in rheumatology center of Shariati hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences were enrolled. SLE disease activity index (SLEDAI) and Beck and Cattell inventories for evaluation of depression and anxiety were completed for each patient. Results. The mean age of patients was ... سال انتشار: 2014
 

Prevalence of osteoarthritis in rural areas of Iran: a WHO-ILAR COPCORD study

Authers: Arash TEHRANI-BANIHASHEMI, 1, 2 Fereydoun DAVATCHI, 1 Ahmad-Reza JAMSHIDI, 1 Tahereh FAEZI, 1 Pedram PARAGOMI1 and Mozhgan BARGHAMDI

Abstract: Aim: To estimate the prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) of different joints in rural areas of Iran. Methods: From five villages of Tuyserkan County, 1565 individuals were randomly selected and were interviewed to complete the Community Oriented Programme for Control of the Rheumatic Diseases (COPCORD) Core Questionnaire. Among these cases 1192 cases with rheumatic complaints were examined by a rheumatologist and laboratory and radiology tests were performed if necessary for the diagnosis. Definition of OA ... سال انتشار: 2014
 

Genital aphthosis in Behçet’s disease: Is it associated with less eye involvement?

Authers: Seyedeh Tahereh Faezi · Cheyda Chams‑Davatchi · S. Zahra Ghodsi · Farhad Shahram · Abdolhadi Nadji · Massoomeh Akhlaghi · Kamran Moradi · Pedram Paragomi · Golnaz Ghazizadeh Esslami · Bahar Sadeghi Abdollahi · Farimah Ashofteh · Fereydoun Davatchi

Abstract: Behçet’s disease (BD) is a multisystem disease classified among the vasculitides with various clinical features. Genital aphthosis (GA) is one of the major manifestations of BD. The aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of BD patients with GA. A cross-sectional sample of BD patients registered in 37 years was selected. We determined clinical and laboratory features of BD patients with GA (GA cases) and compared them with the patients who never developed GA (non-GA cases). The ... سال انتشار: 2014
 

Combination of pulse cyclophosphamide and azathioprine in ocular manifestations of Behcet’s disease: longitudinal study of up to 10 years

Authers: Fereydoun DAVATCHI, Bahar SADEGHI ABDOLLAHI, Hormoz SHAMS, Farhad SHAHRAM, Abdolhadi NADJI, Cheyda CHAMS-DAVATCHI, Tahereh FAEZI, Massoomeh AKHLAGHI, Zahra GHODSI, Farimah ASHOFTEH and Negin MOHTASHAM

Abstract: Aim: Ocular lesions of Behcet’s disease (BD) need aggressive treatment to prevent severe loss of vision or blindness. Cytotoxic drugs are the main therapeutic agents and the first line treatment. Retinal vasculitis is the most aggressive lesion of ocular manifestations and predicts a worse systemic outcome. We present here the outcome with a combination of pulse cyclophosphamide, azathioprine and prednisolone, on long-term usage, up to 10 years, on 295 patients (18 493 eye-months of ... سال انتشار: 2014
 

Clinical and immunological pattern of systemic lupus erythematosus in men in a cohort of 2355 patients

Authers: Seyedeh Tahereh FAEZI, Mahdieh HOSSEINI ALMODARRESI, Mahmood AKBARIAN, Farhad GHARIBDOOST, Masoumeh AKHLAGHI, Ahamadreza JAMSHIDI, Farhad SHAHRAM, Abdolhadi NADJI, Nahid SHAFAIE, Maryam AKHLAGHKHAH, Pedram PARAGOMI and Fereydoun DAVATCHI

Abstract: Aim: To investigate the impact of gender on expression of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a cohort of 2355 SLE patients as one of the largest series of cases among the present reports. Method: In this retrospective study we used medical records of all patients (239 male and 2116 female) of the SLE registry of Rheumatology Research Center (RRC), Tehran University of Medical science (TUMS), Iran. Both clinical and paraclinical manifestations of SLE patients ... سال انتشار: 2014
 

Validity and reliability of the Persian version of Behçet’s disease quality-of-life (BD-QoL) questionnaire: a cross-cultural adaptation

Authers: Mahdi Vojdanian, Seyedeh Tahereh Faezi, Alan Tennant, Ann W. Morgan, Pedram Paragomi, Mostafa Qorbani, Maryam Mattaji, et al.

Abstract: The Leeds Behçet’s disease quality-of-life (BDQoL) questionnaire is a specific and valid measure which is applied in English-speaking patients. We conducted Persian adaptation of BD-QoL questionnaire. Between June and December 2012, 220 Iranian patients fulfilling International Study Group criteria for the diagnosis of BD attending the rheumatology clinics at Tehran University of Medical Sciences were enrolled. Bilingual translators undertook the forward translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the BD-QoL questionnaire. Back-translation was conducted, and this version was sent to the designer ... سال انتشار: 2014
 

Impact of the positive pathergy test on the performance of classification/diagnosis criteria for Behcet’s disease

Authers: Fereydoun Davatchi • Bahar Sadeghi Abdollahi • Cheyda Chams-Davatchi • Farhad Shahram • Zahra Ghodsi • Abdolhadi Nadji • Massoomeh Akhlaghi • Tahereh Faezi • Hormoz Shams • Roghieh Larimi • Farima Ashofteh

Abstract: The only diagnostic test that currently exists for Behcet’s disease (BD) is the pathergy test. A positive pathergy test (PPT) is an important component of many of the 16 sets of classification/diagnosis criteria used to diagnose BD. The aim of this study was to determine the importance of a PTT in the performance of the diagnosis/ classification criteria for BD. Patients and methods All patients listed in the BD registry of the Rheumatology Research Center, Tehran (6,727) and 4,648 ... سال انتشار: 2013
 

Clinical features of Behcet ’ s disease in patients without oral aphthosis

Authers: Seyedeh Tahereh Faezi 1 , Pedram Paragomi 1 , Farhad Shahram 1 , Hormoz Shams 2 , Cheida Shams-Davatchi 3 , Zahra Ghodsi 3 , Abdolhadi Nadji 1 , Maassoumeh Akhlaghi 1 , and Fereydoun Davatchi 1

Abstract: In current study we evaluated clinical features of Behcet ’ s Disease (BD) in patients without oral aphthosis (NOA cases). Methods. In a cohort of BD, patients registered during a period of 36 years were collected. We determined clinical features of BD NOA cases and compared them with patients with oral aphthosis (OA cases). The comparison was performed by chi square and Fischer ’ s exact test. Results. Among 6821 BD patients, 175 patients (2.56%) ... سال انتشار: 2013
 

Methotrexate in ocular manifestations of Behcet’s disease: a longitudinal study up to 15 years

Authers: Fereydoun DAVATCHI, Hormoz SHAMS, Farhad SHAHRAM, Abdolhadi NADJI, Cheyda CHAMS-DAVATCHI, Bahar SADEGHI ABDOLLAHI, Tahereh FAEZI, Massoomeh AKHLAGHI and Farimah ASHOFTEH

Abstract: Ocular manifestations of Behcet’s disease (BD) need aggressive treatment to prevent severe loss of vision or blindness. Cytotoxic drugs are the main therapeutic agents and the first line treatment. Methotrexate is the least toxic, used mainly for posterior uveitis. We present here the outcome of eye lesions with methotrexate and prednisolone, in a longitudinal study of up to 15 years, on 682 patients (5447 eye-years of follow-up). Patients and methods: Methotrexate was started at ... سال انتشار: 2013
 

Behcet’s disease: is there a gender influence on clinical manifestations?

Authers: Fereydoun DAVATCHI, Farhad SHAHRAM, Cheyda CHAMS-DAVATCHI, Bahar SADEGHI ABDOLLAHI, Hormoz SHAMS, Abdolhadi NADJI, Tahereh FAEZI, Massoomeh AKHLAGHI, Zahra GHODSI, Roghieh LARIMI and Farima ASHOFTEH

Abstract: In Behcet’s disease (BD), it is customary to believe that men are more affected than women, major organs are more involved in men, and they have worse outcomes. The male-to-female ratio is reported from 5.37 to 1 (Egypt), to 0.38 to 1 (US). If in the majority of reports BD was seen more frequently in men, in some others it was more frequent in women. The aim of this study was to examine ... سال انتشار: 2012
 

Gender influence on ocular manifestations and their outcome in Behcet’s Disease. A long-term follow-up of up to 20 years

Authers: Fereydoun Davatchi, Farhad Shahram, Hormoz Shams, Abdolhadi Nadji, Cheyda Chams-Davatchi, Massoomeh Akhlaghi, Seyedeh Tahereh Faezi, Farima Ashofteh, Bahar Sadeghi-Abdollahi

Abstract: It is of general belief that males are prone to more frequent, more severe manifestations, and less favorable outcome. We evaluated this hypothesis in ophthalmological manifestations (OM) of Behcet's Disease (BD). Visual acuity (VA), anterior uveitis, posterior uveitis (PU), and retinal vasculitis (RV) were checked, according to Ben Ezra, in 1,515 patients with eye lesions. The data at baseline and last visit were compared. Male/female ratio was 1.2 in the BD registry (6,500 patients) and 1.51 for OM patients ... سال انتشار: 2011
 

Clinical and preclinical manifestation of systemic lupus erythmatous

Authers: M. Ebrahimpur Fini, MD, T. Faezi, MD, M. Akbarian, MD, M. Akhlaghi, MD, M. Kheiyrandish, MD, A. Shahali, MD, F. Gharibdoust, MD, F. Shahram, MD, A.H. Naji, MD, A.R. Jamshidi, MD, F. Davachi, MD

Abstract: Systemic lupus erythmatous (SLE) is a disease of unknown etiology with wide variety of clinical and immunological features. Our objective was to describe the clinical manifestation and laboratory data in Iranian male patients. Methods: 2279 patients were entered in a cross sectional study. The data were collected from rheumatologic research center in Shariati hospital of Tehran University. The prevalence of clinical and immunological features were compared between male and female patients Results: 227 patients (9.7%) were male ... سال انتشار: 2011
 

Behcet’s disease: is there a gender influence on clinical manifestations?

Authers: Fereydoun DAVATCHI, Farhad SHAHRAM, Cheyda CHAMS-DAVATCHI, Bahar SADEGHI ABDOLLAHI, Hormoz SHAMS, Abdolhadi NADJI, Tahereh FAEZI, Massoomeh AKHLAGHI, Zahra GHODSI, Roghieh LARIMI, Farima ASHOFTEH

Abstract: In Behcet’s disease (BD), it is customary to believe that men are more affected than women, major organs are more involved in men, and they have worse outcomes. The male-to-female ratio is reported from 5.37 to 1 (Egypt), to 0.38 to 1 (US). If in the majority of reports BD was seen more frequently in men, in some others it was more frequent in women. The aim of this study was to examine ... سال انتشار: 2011
 

Validation of the International Criteria for Behc¸et’s disease (ICBD) in Iran

Authers: Fereydoun DAVATCHI, Bahar SADEGHI ABDOLLAHI, Farhad SHAHRAM, Abdolhadi NADJI, Cheyda CHAMS-DAVATCHI, Hormoz SHAMS, Nasim NADERI, Massoomeh AKHLAGHI, Tahereh FAEZI, Alireza FARIDAR

Abstract: To evaluate the performance of the new International Criteria for Behc¸et’s Disease (ICBD) in Iran. The ICBD was created in 2006 to replace the International Study Group (ISG) criteria (created in 1990). In this study, 14 existing diagnosis/classification criteria (Curth, Hewitt, Mason and Barnes, Japan original, Hubault and Hamza, O’Duffy, Cheng and Zhang, Dilsen, Japan revised, International Study Group, Iran traditional, Iran Classification Tree, revised Dilsen, Korea), were evaluated and compared to ICBD by ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

The epidemiology of systemic lupus erythematosus in Iran: a survey on 2143 cases

Authers: Mahmood Akbarian MD, Seyedeh Tahereh Faezi MD, Farhad Gharibdoost MD, Farhad Shahram MD, Abdolhadi Nadji MD, Ahmad Reza Jamshidi MD, Masoumeh Akhlaghi MD, Nahid Shafaee MD, Maryam Akhlaghkhah MD, Fereydoun Davatchi MD

Abstract: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a prototypic autoimmune disease with diverse clinical manifestations in association with autoantibodies to components of the cell nucleus. SLE as a chronic autoimmune disease has a worldwide distribution. There is a wide variation in the natural history of SLE among different ethnic and geographic groups. Our SLE registry is one of the largest series in Asia- Pacific region. The aim of this study was to show the manifestations of SLE ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Systemic lupus erythematosus in Iran: a study of 2280 patients over 33 years

Authers: Mahmood AKBARIAN, Seyedeh Tahereh FAEZI, Farhad GHARIBDOOST, Farhad SHAHRAM, Abdolhadi NADJI, Ahmad Reza JAMSHIDI, Maasoumeh AKHLAGHI, Nahid SHAFAIE, Maryam AKHLAGHKHAH, Fereydoun DAVATCHI

Abstract: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) as a chronic autoimmune disease has a worldwide distribution. There is a wide variation in the natural history of SLE among different ethnic and geographic groups. The aim of this study was to show the manifestations of SLE in Iranian patients. Methods: The study was on manifestations of SLE according to the database of the Rheumatology Research Center (RRC), Tehran, Iran, on registered patients during the period of 1976 to ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Gender influence on ocular manifestations and their outcome in Behcet’s Disease. A long-term follow-up of up to 20 years

Authers: Fereydoun Davatchi, Farhad Shahram, Hormoz Shams, Abdolhadi Nadji, Cheyda Chams-Davatchi, Massoomeh Akhlaghi, Seyedeh Tahereh Faezi, Farima Ashofteh, Bahar Sadeghi-Abdollahi

Abstract: It is of general belief that males are prone to more frequent, more severe manifestations, and less favorable outcome. We evaluated this hypothesis in ophthalmological manifestations (OM) of Behcet's Disease (BD). Visual acuity (VA), anterior uveitis, posterior uveitis (PU), and retinal vasculitis (RV) were checked, according to Ben Ezra, in 1,515 patients with eye lesions. The data at baseline and last visit were compared. Male/female ratio was 1.2 in the BD registry (6,500 patients) and 1.51 for OM patients ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Rituximab in intractable ocular lesions of Behcet’s disease; randomized single-blind control study (pilot study)

Authers: Fereydoun DAVATCHI, Hormoz SHAMS, Mozhgan REZAIPOOR, Bahar SADEGHI-ABDOLLAHI, Farhad SHAHRAM, Abdolhadi NADJI, Cheyda CHAMS-DAVATCHI, Massoomeh AKHLAGHI, Tahereh FAEZI, Nasim NADERI

Abstract: Ocular lesions, the main morbidity of Behcet’s disease (BD), are the most difficult to treat. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of rituximab. Methods: Inclusion criteria were retinal vasculitis and edema, resistant to cytotoxic drugs. Twenty patients were randomized to a rituximab group (RG) or cytotoxic combination therapy group (CCTG). Rituximab was given in two 1000-mg courses (15-day interval). Subjects received methotrexate (15 mg/weekly) with prednisolone (0.5 mg/kg per day). The ... سال انتشار: 2010
 

Gender influence on ocular manifestations and their outcome in Behcet’s Disease. A long-term follow-up of up to 20 years

Authers: Fereydoun Davatchi, Farhad Shahram, Hormoz Shams, Abdolhadi Nadji, Cheyda Chams-Davatchi, Massoomeh Akhlaghi, Seyedeh Tahereh Faezi, Farima Ashofteh, Bahar Sadeghi-Abdollahi

Abstract: It is of general belief that males are prone to more frequent, more severe manifestations, and less favorable outcome. We evaluated this hypothesis in ophthalmological manifestations (OM) of Behcet's Disease (BD). Visual acuity (VA), anterior uveitis, posterior uveitis (PU), and retinal vasculitis (RV) were checked, according to Ben Ezra, in 1,515 patients with eye lesions. The data at baseline and last visit were compared. Male/female ratio was 1.2 in the BD registry (6,500 patients) and 1.51 for OM patients ... سال انتشار: 2010