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Knowledge of General Physicians About Urine Analysis: A Cross Sectional Study in Tehran, Iran

Faezeh Javadi Larijani 1 , Elham Khatooni 2 , Siamak Amiri 3 , * , Seyed Hassan Saadat 4 , Alipasha Meysamie 5 , Ali Asghar Akhlaghi 6 , ** and Ali Arasteh 7
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1 Health Policy Research Center, Institute of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, Iran
4 Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Lifestyle Institute, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5 Community and Preventive Medicine Department, Medical Faculty, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
6 Department of Epidemiology and Reproductive Health, Reproductive Epidemiology Research Center, Royan Institute for Reproductive Biomedicine, ACECR, Tehran, Iran
7 Faculty of Islamic Studies Department, Imam Khomeini Internation University (IKIU), Qazvin, Iran
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Article information
  • Shiraz E-Medical Journal: October 2018, 19 (10); e67085
  • Published Online: August 21, 2018
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: February 3, 2018
  • Revised: May 20, 2018
  • Accepted: May 22, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/semj.67085

To Cite: Javadi Larijani F, Khatooni E, Amiri S , Saadat S H , Meysamie A, et al. Knowledge of General Physicians About Urine Analysis: A Cross Sectional Study in Tehran, Iran, Shiraz E-Med J. 2018 ; 19(10):e67085. doi: 10.5812/semj.67085.

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