Iranian Literature – Afarin Rahmanifar http://afarin-rahmanifar.com/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 07:14:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 http://afarin-rahmanifar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/afarin-rahmanifar-icon-150x150.png Iranian Literature – Afarin Rahmanifar http://afarin-rahmanifar.com/ 32 32 Excruciating pain in man’s penis turns out to be a rare side effect of COVID http://afarin-rahmanifar.com/excruciating-pain-in-mans-penis-turns-out-to-be-a-rare-side-effect-of-covid/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 20:15:00 +0000 http://afarin-rahmanifar.com/excruciating-pain-in-mans-penis-turns-out-to-be-a-rare-side-effect-of-covid/

Excruciating pain in a man’s penis has been blamed on COVID infection, as doctors warned of the rare side effect.

Writing in a medical journal, the Iranian team described how the virus caused blood to clot in the poor man’s tree.

The unnamed man had suffered from penile pain for three days before being seen by a urologist in Iran, who referred him for tests.

The discomfort started following an erection during sex, the 41-year-old married man told doctors.

He had not suffered any trauma to the pelvic region that could explain his symptom.

But he had had a positive COVID PCR test three weeks prior, radiologist Seyed Morteza Bagheri and a colleague from Iran’s University of Medical Sciences wrote in the journal Clinical Case Reports.

Nothing was unusual about his COVID illness. note the doctors.

He had mild symptoms, including fever, cough and fatigue, and did not need to take any medication.

Tests at the hospital showed the man had ‘deep dorsal penile vein thrombosis’ – blood clotting in a vein that runs along the top of the shaft.

The vein runs the full length of the penis and is involved in supplying oxygenated blood to the organ.

An ultrasound showed “no [blood] flow in the vein” due to a clot halfway along the penis.

Immediately, doctors started giving rivaroxaban, a blood thinner used to treat and prevent blood clots.

“Two months after starting treatment, the patient’s symptoms had completely disappeared and he no longer had penile pain during erection and sexual dysfunction,” the doctors wrote.

Everything worked “over there,” wrote Morteza Bagheri.

However, the man still felt a little pressure pain at the site of blood clotting.

Doctors had to drain blood from the penis with a needle because ice packs weren’t working to reduce the stiffness.
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Trapped Blood

Scientists have learned during the pandemic that the coronavirus doesn’t just cause respiratory symptoms.

One of its other characteristics is to increase the tendency of blood to clot. In fact, it is often the cause of death.

“Roughly 20-50% of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 infection have abnormal coagulation tests,” Morteza Bagheri wrote.

But he said this patient’s type of blood clotting was very rare. When this happens, it’s usually in someone who has a blood clotting disorder.

It could be fatal if the blood clot breaks off and travels to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism.

“The literature search did not show any similar previously published case of deep dorsal penile vein thrombosis following COVID-19 infection and our patient is the first reported case,” said Morteza Bagheri.

Thrombosis in another vein, the superficial dorsal penile vein, has previously been reported in men with COVID.

And a bunch of other complications in male genitals have been reported by doctors during the pandemic.

A 69-year-old man in Ohio had a three-hour erection – a condition called priapism – due to blood clotting issues in his penis.

Doctors reported in the American Journal of American Medicine that they believe COVID caused clots to form in his penis, trapping blood in the erection chambers.

Doctors had to drain blood from the penis with a needle because ice packs weren’t working to reduce the stiffness.

He sadly died of COVID due to lung failure.

Another man in his 60s, in France, had to undergo the same procedure after COVID left him with a four-hour erection.

In this case, doctors concluded that the man’s priapism was triggered by COVID. He survived and has not suffered from priapism since his release.

Meanwhile, experts have found evidence that COVID can damage blood vessels in the penis, making it harder to get an erection.

A man in his 30s has revealed he had trouble getting an erection after an infection and as a result his penis had shrunk.

This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission.

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AhlulBayt World Assembly staff should have Intl. point of view on their activities http://afarin-rahmanifar.com/ahlulbayt-world-assembly-staff-should-have-intl-point-of-view-on-their-activities/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 04:43:00 +0000 http://afarin-rahmanifar.com/ahlulbayt-world-assembly-staff-should-have-intl-point-of-view-on-their-activities/ Stressing the need for an international perspective on the activities of the Assembly, the Secretary General of the World Assembly of AhlulBayt (as) added: “International institutions cannot be managed from a purely Iranian perspective. The supreme leader of the revolution told one of the international institutions: “In the activities, you should get help from the people of the target areas. You cannot succeed without their help”.

AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Stressing the need for an international perspective on the activities of the Assembly, the Secretary General of the World Assembly of AhlulBayt (as) added: “International institutions cannot be managed from a purely Iranian perspective. The supreme leader of the revolution told one of the international institutions: “In the activities, you should get help from the people of the target areas. You cannot succeed without their help”.

On Thursday, January 13, 2022, in a friendly meeting, the Secretary General of the World Assembly of AhlulBayt (as) met with the staff of the Assembly.

During this meeting, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani said: “From the beginning of my term in the AhlulBayt (as) World Assembly until now, we have been determined to be on the path of promotion and change. It is a principle and it requires that all our friends and colleagues have this vision for change.

“A demanding vision for change must form in people’s minds, and we must all work sincerely to achieve and realize it,” he added.

Stressing the need for an international perspective on the activities of the Assembly, the Secretary General of the World Assembly of AhlulBayt (as) added: “International institutions cannot be managed from a purely Iranian perspective. The supreme leader of the revolution told one of the international institutions: “In the activities, you should get help from the people of the target areas. You cannot succeed without their help”.

“We have a long way to go to reach the position of scientific authority. Therefore, it is necessary to act in time and not miss opportunities. Each of us has a mission, and we must not procrastinate. The path must always be towards change,” he stressed.

Referring to previous traditions of the World Assembly of AhlulBayt (as), Ayatollah Ramazani said, “Some of the traditions of the past cannot prevail today and we need to be up to date in our plans and strategies. Of course, this does not mean abandoning the good traditions of the past. For example, in the propagation tradition, traditional preaching sessions are necessary. But they are not enough. Instead, cyberspace should be used. All sections of the Assembly should be concerned about cyberspace.

“In the interaction and confrontation on the international stage, one must be familiar with world literature,” he continued, “people from different countries attend the Assembly, and the concerns of customers and followers of the AhlulBayt (as) should be given consideration.”

After the meeting, the staff of the World Assembly of AhlulBayt (as) spoke to the Secretary General about their concerns, problems and suggestions to improve their activities.

After reviewing the views of the staff, the General Secretary of AhlulBayt (as) World Assembly said, “In Tehran and Qom, a committee has been formed to resolve the issues and the content will be categorized. By May next year, the activities of the World Assembly of AhlulBayt (as) should focus on the Seventh General Assembly. This Summit is a hands-on report on the Assembly’s activities, and the Assembly’s path to change is evident in the General Assembly. Therefore, the top should be held differently and problems should be minimized.

“Intellectually, managerially and operationally pioneering people should follow the activities. The system must train personnel for all sections. In our institution, we also welcome with open arms the optimistic, operational and theoretical staff,” Ayatollah Ramazani continued, emphasizing the need for a holistic view of the Assembly’s activities.

“We have focused on improving knowledge from the start,” he added, “All those who work at the Assembly must have a global and international outlook and be fluent in one of the living languages of the world”.

Ayatollah Ramazani mentioned respect and care for the families of Assembly staff as one of the principles of the activities and stressed the need to support the families.

On the significance of Wiki Shia’s activities, he said, “Wiki Shia virtual encyclopedia is one of our brands and should be considered in all sections. With the presence of experts, the scientific level of Wiki Shia should be raised. I believe that in a period of 5 years, the number of Shia Wiki entries should reach one hundred thousand.

Speaking to ABNA News Agency, AhlulBayt (as) World Assembly Secretary General said, “With 25 languages, ABNA has international capability and through interaction and synergy it can be the most most unique in the world and in Iran. I visit ABNA several times a day. What is very important in promoting activities is empathy and cooperation in group work.

“We believe in expertise and commitment,” he added at the end, “We hope to achieve scientific and spiritual authority through cooperation, and that is only possible with cooperation and empathy.”

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Shahrud’s centuries-old public baths are being restored http://afarin-rahmanifar.com/shahruds-centuries-old-public-baths-are-being-restored/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 17:31:31 +0000 http://afarin-rahmanifar.com/shahruds-centuries-old-public-baths-are-being-restored/

TEHRAN — The historic Chahar-Suq public bath in Shahrud, in the north-central province of Semnan, has undergone rehabilitation works, Shahrud’s tourism chief has announced.

The project involves repairing the ceiling and staircase as well as reinforcing the foundations and walls, Hamidreza Hassani said on Saturday.

A budget of 500 million rials (about $1,700) has been allocated for the project, the official added.

The public baths, which date back to the 18th century, were included in the national heritage list in 2001.

Public baths or “hammams” in Iran were not just places for bathing and cleansing. They had a social concept for people who gathered at these places every week.

It was a place where people talked about their daily lives and shared humor and news. There are still public baths in Iranian cities but they no longer have their social function since most people have bathrooms in their homes due to modern lifestyle.

Some towns had separate public baths for men and women. They were usually built next to each other. However, there were a few public baths, which were used by men and women at different times of the day.

There were also public baths for men and women; at dawn, a longhorn (booq-e javaz) sounded to announce that the bath was ready. The men came to the baths from daybreak until the afternoon. Women could use the public baths until sunset. In some cases, five days were allocated to men and two days to women.

Persian literature is full of proverbs, tales and folk stories about public baths, which indicate the importance of the place in the past.

The major population centers of Semnan Province lie along the ancient Silk Road (and present-day Imam Reza Highway), connecting Rey (Tehran) to Khorasan (Mashhad). Although few visitors spend much time in the area, you can easily find several well-preserved caravanserais (notably Dehnamak and Ahowan), cisterns (Abenbar cafe in Garmsar is a treat) and ruined mud citadels (Padeh is lumpy). but exciting). The bustling larger towns of Semnan, Damghan and Shahrud (Bastam) all have a small selection of historic buildings and Semnan has a beautiful old covered bazaar.

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A Scheherazade for our time http://afarin-rahmanifar.com/a-scheherazade-for-our-time/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 06:04:31 +0000 http://afarin-rahmanifar.com/a-scheherazade-for-our-time/

SHAHRZAD AND THE ANGRY KING
By Nahid Kazemi

Angry kings swarm literature. In “The Epic of Gilgamesh”, the oldest poem that has come down to us, the inhabitants of Uruk implore the gods to save them from the rapes and pillages of their ruler. In “One Thousand and One Nights”, Sultan Shahryar takes a virgin every night and kills her in the morning. And in many classic fairy tales, ogres and bluebeards are defeated by the wits and courage of the young protagonists. “Shahrzad & the Angry King” is inspired by this tradition.

A sweet and seductive picture book with a spirited child heroine at its heart, it’s a fable for our troubled times. Shahrzad is one piece of a girl, with round gooseberry bun eyes, thick eyebrows, and a wild afro-style hair, but she’s also a reincarnation of her famous forerunner, Scheherazade. We are invited to follow this enterprising kid, in a blue-green tunic with studs, striped shorts and flip-flops, as she spins briskly alone through a generic and nameless contemporary metropolis.

The artist-writer Nahid Kazemi is Iranian, studied at the School of Fine Arts in Tehran, where she began her career, and now lives in Canada; the theme of cultural loss colors some of his earlier works, such as “The Orange House” (2016). Kazemi does not specify the location, time or ethnicity of his angry king – dark-haired and bearded, his trousers tucked into his boots, he looks vaguely Central Asian – but it is clear that, like many tyrants myths and fairy tales, he everywhere replaces the rulers who, in history and in the present day, will harm their own people rather than relinquish power. He’s a basic villain, almost a cartoon character, except so many world leaders have made the cartoon look too real.