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A view of the Badab-e Surt. Mazandaran Province in northern Iran. The stepped travertine terrace formations that created over thousands of years as flowing water from two mineral springs (Photo by :Anahita Sadeghi MD)


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The collection of articles appearing in the current book consists of manuscripts on the history of medicine in Iran, initially published from 1998 to 2014 in the “Archives of Iranian Medicine” (AIM). These articles are categorized into four separate parts, based on their subjects: Part 1) Ancient Times, Medieval Period, Part 2) Contemporary Medicine, Part 3) Outstanding Physicians and Part 4) Historical Background of Fatal Diseases in Iran. These 73 manuscripts have now been compiled in a 446 pages book for those who are interested in the history of Iranian medicine.

Since the Archive of Iranian Medicine (AIM) journal presents as Open Access monthly, online periodical from May 2013, thus dear readers may refer to the journal website (www.aimjournal.ir) for free downloading of the published papers.

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A Monthly Peer-Reviewed Medical Journal Published by the Academy of Medical Sciences of the I.R. Iran; Indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE, ISI Web of Science, EMBASE, SCOPUS, CINHAL, PASCAL, CSA, SID, ISSN: Print 1029-2977, Online 1735-3947.The impact factor of Archives of Iranian Medicine according to Journal Citation Reports®(JCR®) 2012 is 1.222.

Selected Article
National and Sub-national Burden of Breast Cancer in Iran; 1990–2013 1

Authors’ affiliations: 1Non-communicable Diseases Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Population Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. 2Endocrinology and Metabolism Research center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. 3Department of Surgery, Arash Women's Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. 4Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. 5Development of Research and Technology Center, Deputy of Research and Technology, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran. 6Departement of Epidemiology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. 7Deputy of Health, Ministry of  Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran. 8School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

•Corresponding author and reprints: Farshad Farzadfar MD MPH DSc, Non-communicable Diseases Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Population Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Address: No. 4, 4th floor, Ostad Nejatollahi St., Enqelab Ave., Tehran1599666615, Iran. Tel: 98-21-88913543, Fax: 98-21-88913549; E-mail: f-farzadfar@tums.ac.ir.

Accepted for publication: 12 November 2014

 

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Authors: Shohreh Naderimagham1, Sadaf Alipour2, Shirin Djalalinia3, Amir Kasaeian4, Atefeh Noori5, Shadi Rahimzadeh6, Mitra Modirian7, Ardeshir Khosravi8, Kourosh Etemad9, Hamid Reza Jamshidi10, *Fashad Farzadfar11,
 
Keywords: Burden of diseases, Breast cancer, Bayesian autoregressive multilevel model, Spatio-temporal model, Iran

BACKGROUND: Estimating the burden of diseases, injuries and major risk factors is necessary for adopting appropriate health policies in every country, and this paper aims to explain the study protocol of national and sub-national burden of breast cancer in Iran from 1990 to 2013.
METHODS: We will perform a systematic review of the confirmed databases and literature to gather data on breast cancer epidemiology in Iran. The definitions, data sources, organizing the team, methods of data gathering and data generating will be explained in this paper. The methodology of estimating the trend of prevalence, years of life lost due to premature death (YLLs), years of life lost due to disability (YLDs) and disability-adjusted life years lost (DALYs) of breast cancer by age groups, provinces and probable inequalities will be explained. We will tackle possible data problems due to the lack of data points on provinces and years and also geographical misalignment by using two advanced statistical methods, namely Bayesian autoregressive multilevel and Spatio-temporal models. Trend estimation will be reported using these two models together with uncertainty intervals.
CONCLUSION: This study provides a comprehensive assessment of breast cancer and its specific pattern in Iran. The results will help policy makers to know the trend of prevalence, the distribution, and the inequalities of breast cancer in Iran to allocate resources in a better way.

 
ISSN:1029-2977       Article type:Study Protocol
  
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