Preventive Behaviors, Psychological Distress, and their Associated Factors in Iranians during the SARS-CoV-2 Delta Variant Outbreak

Zeinab Haghparast; Ziba Taghizadeh; Ehsan Kazemnezhad Leyli; Azam Bagheri; Farnaz Farnam; Marzieh Azizi

Volume 25, Issue 8 , 2023

  Background: Up to now, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has affected and killed millions of people across the globe. In these conditions, Iran was experiencing the fifth wave of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, accrued by the Delta variant, over the course ...  Read More

Safety of Omitting Preoperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Transurethral Ureterolithotripsy

Reza Falahatkar; Siavash Falahatkar; Ardalan Akhavan; Samaneh Esmaeili; Ehsan Kazemnezhad; Emad Moaied Abedi

Volume 25, Issue 7 , 2023

  Background: Transurethral ureterolithotripsy (TUL) is a common and highly efficient procedure for treating ureteral stones. The need for preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent post-TUL infections remains controversial. Objectives: This study aimed to investigate whether the removal of preoperative ...  Read More