Stem Cell Transplantation in Iran: A Systematic Review Article

Rowshanak Abbasi, Bagher Larijani, Ensieh Nasli Esfahani, Mostafa Ghorbani, Camelia Rambod, Ramin Heshmat
2015 Iran J Public Health   unpublished
Stem cell therapy is a new treatment option for different diseases. The aim of this systematic review is assessing the articles that focus on SCT in Iran and evaluate the amount of their success, failure and complication. Methods: Systematic search was conducted for finding English and Persian papers (controlled trials and cohort studies with follow up) published before March 2015. We searched PubMed, ISI, and SCOPUS as the main international electronic data sources, as well as Iranmedex,
more » ... as Iranmedex, Irandoc, and SID as the main domestic databases. Quality assessment of clinical trial and cohort study was performed based on the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) and the Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) check lists respectively.