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Pulmonary tuberculosis and some underlying conditions in Golestan Province of Iran, during 2001-2005

Golsha, R. and Rezaei, S.R. and Shafiee, A. and Najafi, L. and Dashti, M. and Roshandel, G. (2009) Pulmonary tuberculosis and some underlying conditions in Golestan Province of Iran, during 2001-2005. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 3 (1). pp. 1302-1306. ISSN 0973709X (ISSN)

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Abstract

Context: Pulmonary tuberculosis has been a major health problem in Golestan province of Iran. Aims: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed to evaluate the frequency of coexisting medical conditions and their effects on some epidemiologic factors in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. Setting and Design: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study. Methods and Material: Demographic information, time of admission in the hospital and coexisting medical conditions (diabetes, chronic renal failure/hemodyalysis, corticosteroids consumption and malignancies) were extracted from the patient's file. Statistical analysis used: Chi-square test was used to assess the relationship between variables. Results: Two hundred forty three patients with pulmonary tuberculosis during 5 years were studied. Out of all, 162 cases (66.7%) did not have any co-morbidities. Diabetes mellitus was found to be the most prevalent condition (23.05%) followed by chronic renal failure, corticosteroid consumption and malignancy ranking second, third and forth in the list (5.8%, 2.5% and 2 respectively). The mean age of the patients was 50.15±19 years old. In the group without co morbidities, male/ female ratio was 1.41/1, but co morbidity with diabetes was significantly more prevalent in females (p<0.05). Conclusions: We suggest screening of tuberculosis in patients with chronic renal failure and diabetes mellitus in our area. Also for patients with pulmonary tuberculosis, diabetes screening should be considered essential.

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Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Clin. Diagn. Res. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Infectious and Parasitic Diseases Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, 77 Qabooseieh Passage, Valiasr street, Gorgan, Golestan province, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Infectious Diseases, 5Azar Hospital, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, 77 Qabooseieh Passage, Valiasr street, Gorgan, Golestan province, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chronic renal failure, Corticosteroid consumption, Diabetes mellitus, Malignancy, Pulmonary tuberculosis, steroid, adult, age distribution, article, chronic kidney failure, comorbidity, controlled study, diabetes mellitus, drug use, female, human, Iran, liver cell carcinoma, lung carcinoma, lung tuberculosis, major clinical study, male, malignant neoplastic disease, neuroblastoma, nonhodgkin lymphoma, prevalence, risk assessment, risk factor, sex differentiation, uterine cervix cancer
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 08:41
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2017 06:06
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2290

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