Retraction Note


Kowsar Publishing Company 1 , *

1 Central Office, Heerlen, The Netherlands

How to Cite: Publishing Company K. Retraction Note, Iran Red Crescent Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 18(3):e43586. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.43586.


Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 18 (3); e43586
Published Online: March 3, 2016
Article Type: Retraction
Received: February 21, 2016
Accepted: February 21, 2016



This retracts the article RETRACTED ARTICLE: A Comparative Analysis of Diagnostic Accuracy of Focused Assessment With Sonography for Trauma Performed by Emergency Medicine and Radiology Residents.
This retracts the article RETRACTED ARTICLE: Measurement of Central Venous Pressure Using Ultrasound in Emergency Department.
This retracts the article RETRACTED ARTICLE: Resistant Strains of Enterotoxigenic Staphylococcus aureus; Unknown Risk for Multiple Sclerosis Exacerbation.
This retracts the article RETRACTED ARTICLE: Shiga Toxigenic Escherichia coli in Iranian Pediatric Patients With and Without Diarrhea: O-Serogroups, Virulence Factors and Antimicrobial Resistance Properties.
This retracts the article RETRACTED ARTICLE: Full-Ring Intracorneal Implantation in Corneas With Pellucid Marginal Degeneration.
This retracts the article RETRACTED ARTICLE: Diagnostic Value of Leukocyte Esterase Test Strip Reagents for Rapid Clinical Diagnosis of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis in Patients Admitted to Hospital Emergency Departments in Iran.
This retracts the article RETRACTED ARTICLE: The Effect of Testosterone on Men With Andropause.
This retracts the article RETRACTED ARTICLE: Incidence and Risk Factors of an Intraoperative Arrhythmia in Transhiatal Esophagectomy.
This retracts the article RETRACTED ARTICLE: Evaluating the Density of Toxic Elements in the Respiratory Organs of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) Herbal Medicine Grown in the Isfahan and Shahr-e-Kurd Regions.
This retracts the article RETRACTED ARTICLE: Profile of Virulence Factors in the Multi-Drug Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Strains of Human Urinary Tract Infections (UTI).
This retracts the article RETRACTED ARTICLE: Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis Isolated From Pregnant Women.
This retracts the article RETRACTED ARTICLE: Evaluation of the Relationship Between Serum Vitamin D Level and Severity of Sepsis.

Kowsar Publishing Company Legal Department in accordance with ethics committee of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences (on behalf of editorial board of Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology – JJM) and ethics committee of Iranian Hospital in Dubai (on behalf of editorial board of Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal – IRCMJ) investigated several cases of authorship manipulations and illegal guest and gift authorship cases in 13 published (12 articles in Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal (IRCMJ) and 1 article in Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology (JJM), full list is in Table 1) and 52 accepted (but not published, Table 2) articles.The mentioned group decided to retract published items from journals and also stop the publishing process of other 52 articles and withdraw them from both journal websites. The decision was made after a close investigation about the evidences from some authors about alterations of manuscript files without journal’s permission. Based on the legal procedures, journals retracted/withdrew them from publication. Furthermore, we notified COPE, committee of publication ethics about this authorship manipulation and sent them the complete list of retracted articles. We also keep the rights for our journals and their editorial board members to follow this case legally. Because of this scientific misconduct, we changed a few of our authorship changes rules and regulations. The letter with complete list of changes might be found in publisher website, in the link below:


We, Kowsar Publishing Company, completely understand our huge duty on keeping the safety of science world and publishing environment and will follow all next coming suspicious cases to guarantee that nothing same will happen again. A complete list of the articles and authors might be found from the Tables 1 and 2.

Table 1. Published Articles
20302A Comparative Analysis of Diagnostic Accuracy of Focused Assessment with Sonographyfor Trauma Performed by Emergency Medicine and Radiology Residents
19403Measurement of Central venous pressure using the ultrasound in emergency
12596Resistant strains of Enterotoxigenic Staphylococcus aureus; is it an unknown riskfor MS exacerbation?!
29706Shiga toxigenic Escherichia coli in Iranian diarrheic and non Diarrheic pediatricpatients: O Serogroups, virulence factors and antimicrobial resistanceproperties
28974Full ring intracorneal implantation in corneas with pellucid marginaldegeneration
21341Evaluation of the diagnostic value of the Leukocyte esterase test strip reagents forthe rapid clinical diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in patientsadmitted to the hospital emergency departments in Iran
19406The Effect of Testosterone on Men with Andropause
22053Incidence and risk factors of an intraoperative arrhythmia in transhiatalesophagectomy
18631Evaluating the density of toxic elements in the respiratory organs of Rosemaryherbal medicine grown in the Isfahan and Shahr E Kurd
26095Profile of virulence factors in the multi Drug resistant Pseudomnonas aeruginosastrains of human Urinary Tract Infections
17211Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasmahominis Isolated from the Pregnant Women
12257Evaluation of Relationship Between Serum Vitamin D Level and Severity of Sepsis
27646Antibiotic Resistance Properties of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Isolated From The Casesof Superficial Infections in The Emergency Ward
Table 2. Accepted but not Published Articles
23752Designing a Consumer Relationship Management Instrument for Iran Hospitals
25025Comparison Evaluation of Bone Mineral Density in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis before Treatment and one year after Treatment with Alendronate
23080Determination of specificity and sensitivity of Rheumatoid Factor and Anti CCP tests in Patients with RA in private clinic in Tehran, Iran
24985To evaluate the frequency of mortality in patients with hip fracture due to minimal trauma and its related factors in a hospital
24367Evaluation of Patellar Dislocation Before and After Medial Opening Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy: Radiographic and Computed Tomography Findings
26464Evaluation of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Decreasing Pain of Fibromyalgia
28394The Correlation between Gastrointestinal Pains and the Dorsal Spine Dysfunction, and the Effect of Manipulation on them
27911Local Corticosteroid Injection to Trigger Points in the Short Term Treatment of Cervicogenic Headache: A Randomized Clinical Trial
29576The Effect of Different Heparin Solutions Volume Upon Blood Gas Analysis
29349Long Term outcome of renal function and body growth index in children with nephrocalcinosis: a retrospective single center study
26757Clinical Outcomes After Continuous Intracorneal Ring implantation in Post LASIK Ectasia: (Long Term Follow Up)
25515Characterization and Assessment of Antimicrobial Activity of Terrestrial Streptomyces sp. ACTM 8 Isolated from Kodagu, Karnataka (India)
19696Shock wave versus corticosteroid for plantar fasciitis: randomized clinical trial
20189Epidemiologic Study of Convulsions Resulted from Poisoning in Children who Referred to Hospital
19772Women's Perception of Barriers to Breast Self Examination (BSE)
20684A survey on anthropometric attributes of patella and patellofemoral joint and the prevalence of trochlear dysplasia in normal Iranian population
29353The prevalence of pronator teres among patients with carpal tunnel syndrome: cross Sectional study
31320Lateral Facetectomy of the Patella versus Osteophytes Removal in Patella Retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty
19689Growth responses and accumulation of heavy metals by fungus Agaricus bisporus
17418Evaluating the Accuracy of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Tendon Lacerations of the Hand and Fingers
17428A rare case of hamartoma Chest wall following trauma In a 42 Year Old man
17431Addressing the psychological problems experienced by brain death donor’s family members: a qualitative Quantitative study
15617Evaluation of the effectiveness of PRP injection on the treatment of calcaneal spur
16823Prevalence of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis in the High Vaginal Swab Samples of Infertile Women
28817Assessment of Cerebrospinal Fluid Zinc Levels in Neonates With Seizure Disorders
22347Antioxidant properties and inhibition of lipid peroxidation of 10 algae fromPersian Gulf
17907Different Mechanisms of Polyphenols in Prevention of Cancer: A Review
14233Comparison of The Precision of Compression Ultrasonography and Duplex Sonography in Deep Venous Thrombosis Patients
22603Women's Experiences and Knowledge of Breast Self Examination: A Qualitative Quantitative Study
15407Isothermal and rapid detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae using LAMP Assay[collected:inpress]
16914Evaluating outcome of distal tibia and fibula fractures treated with intra medullary nailing in Firoozgar hospital during 2012 2014[collected:inpress]
24684The Effect of Double J Stent in the Treatment of Kidney Stones Larger Than Ten mm in Children Under 13 Years Using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)[collected:18 01]
12302The results of Single Bundle versus Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction surgery, a Retrospective Study and review of literature[collected:inpress]
11947Exploring The Elements of Nurses` Capacity in Their Ethics Based Professional Care: A Thematic Analysis[collected:waiting list]
29290Association between leptin G2548A and leptin receptor Q223R polymorphisms with type 2 diabetes in an Iranian population
29356Comparative Study of HRV Indexes Between Severe and Non Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients[collected:waiting list]
26150The Effect of 17α Hydroxyprogestrone Caproate on Prevention of Preterm Labor in High Risk Pregnant Women[collected|:inpress]
27204Beliefs of Women about Obese Persons and the Affecting Factors