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The death of an emperor – Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and his political cancer

Khoshnood, Ardavan LU and Khoshnood, Arvin LU (2016) In Alexandria Journal of Medicine 52(3). p.201-208
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Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, shahen av Iran, störtades i den islamiska revolutionen 1979. Ett år senare gick han bort i lymfom, en sjukdom han i hemlighet hade kämpat mot under flera år: Än idag är det dock okänd när han fick diagnosen cancer, om han själv var medveten om sin tillstånd, och vilka i hans närhet som var medvetna om hans sjukdom. Efter hans exil från Iran 1979, involverades läkare från flertalet länder i hans behandling, som kännetecknades av politiska och medicinska intriger, vilket bidrog till en suboptimal och farlig sjukvård som i slutändan kan ha bidragit till Shahens död. Efter en akut operation av hans mjälte i juni 1980, förvärrades Shahens tillstånd och han avled den 27 juli samma år. Denna studie visar att de... (More)
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, shahen av Iran, störtades i den islamiska revolutionen 1979. Ett år senare gick han bort i lymfom, en sjukdom han i hemlighet hade kämpat mot under flera år: Än idag är det dock okänd när han fick diagnosen cancer, om han själv var medveten om sin tillstånd, och vilka i hans närhet som var medvetna om hans sjukdom. Efter hans exil från Iran 1979, involverades läkare från flertalet länder i hans behandling, som kännetecknades av politiska och medicinska intriger, vilket bidrog till en suboptimal och farlig sjukvård som i slutändan kan ha bidragit till Shahens död. Efter en akut operation av hans mjälte i juni 1980, förvärrades Shahens tillstånd och han avled den 27 juli samma år. Denna studie visar att de internationella underrättelsetjänsten var förmodligen medvetna om Shahens sjukdom. Samtidigt vårdades Shahen inte i enlighet med god medicinsk praxis. (Less)
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Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, was toppled in the Islamic Revolution of 1979. A year later he passed away from lymphoma, a disease he had secretly battled for several years, but still it remains unknown exactly when he was diagnosed with cancer, if he was aware of his condition and who close to him knew about his illness. Following his 1979 exile from Iran, physicians from numerous countries became involved in his treatment, which was typified by political and medical intrigues, contributing to a suboptimal and dangerous medical care which may ultimately have contributed to his death. After acute surgery of his spleen in June 1980, the Shah’s condition worsened and he eventually passed away on July 27. This study shows that the... (More)
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, was toppled in the Islamic Revolution of 1979. A year later he passed away from lymphoma, a disease he had secretly battled for several years, but still it remains unknown exactly when he was diagnosed with cancer, if he was aware of his condition and who close to him knew about his illness. Following his 1979 exile from Iran, physicians from numerous countries became involved in his treatment, which was typified by political and medical intrigues, contributing to a suboptimal and dangerous medical care which may ultimately have contributed to his death. After acute surgery of his spleen in June 1980, the Shah’s condition worsened and he eventually passed away on July 27. This study shows that the international intelligence organizations were probably aware of the Shah’s disease, and that the Shah was not cared for in accordance with good medical practice. (Less)
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En kejsares död - Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi och hans politiska cancer
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Pahlavi dynasty, Shah of Iran, Iran, Lymphoma, Iran, Shahen av Iran, Pahlavi dynastin, Lymfom
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Alexandria Journal of Medicine
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52
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3
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8 pages
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2090-5068
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10.1016/j.ajme.2015.11.002
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English
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  abstract     = {Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, was toppled in the Islamic Revolution of 1979. A year later he passed away from lymphoma, a disease he had secretly battled for several years, but still it remains unknown exactly when he was diagnosed with cancer, if he was aware of his condition and who close to him knew about his illness. Following his 1979 exile from Iran, physicians from numerous countries became involved in his treatment, which was typified by political and medical intrigues, contributing to a suboptimal and dangerous medical care which may ultimately have contributed to his death. After acute surgery of his spleen in June 1980, the Shah’s condition worsened and he eventually passed away on July 27. This study shows that the international intelligence organizations were probably aware of the Shah’s disease, and that the Shah was not cared for in accordance with good medical practice.},
  author       = {Khoshnood, Ardavan and Khoshnood, Arvin},
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  title        = {The death of an emperor – Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and his political cancer},
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  volume       = {52},
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