Addressing the Ffactors affecting the Aanxiety of Turkish Mmidwives during the the COVID-19 Ppandemic: A Ccross-sectional Sstudy

Filiz Aslantekin-Özçoban; Fatma Deniz SAYINER; Mesude Uluşen; Filiz Yarıcı; Esra Çömezoğlu; Seda Küçükoğlu; Nesibe Uzel

Volume 25, Issue 12 , 2023

Abstract
  Background: During the COVID-19 pandemic, health professionals have experienced a variety of mental health challenges. Studies on the anxiety levels of Turkish midwives during the pandemic are limited. The present research aimed to describe the anxiety levels of midwives during the COVID-19 pandemic.Materials ...  Read More

Assessment of Positive Airway Pressure Treatment Adherence and Sleep Quality in Sleep Apnea Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic: Multi-center Cross-sectional Study Results

C?gdem Ozdilekcan; Hikmet Firat; Ahmet Ugur Demir; Melike Banu Yuceege; Bulent Devrim Akcay

Volume 25, Issue 3 , 2023

Abstract
  Background: Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), related to their disease consequences and treatment modalities, are physically and mentally vulnerable during the outbreak. Objectives: To investigate the association between pandemic-related changes and positive airway pressure (PAP) adherence ...  Read More

Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy: A Holistic Investigation of Global Outputs with Bibliometric Analysis

Engin Y?ld?r?m; Ercan Y?lmaz

Volume 25, Issue 3 , 2023

Abstract
  Background: Hyperthermic intraperitoneal administration of chemotherapy (HIPEC) targets microscopic residues remaining after complete cytoreduction. Objectives: We systematically presented the development process of the HIPEC treatment regimen, the most remarkable publications on this topic, the most ...  Read More

Validity of the Ratio of Pulmonary Artery Diameter to Aortic Diameter in the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism in the Emergency Department

Dijan Tav Simsek; Cem Simsek; Irem Erdil; Halil Dogan; Dogac Niyazi Ozucelik

Volume 24, Issue 12 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Pulmonary thromboembolism can be easily diagnosed with computed tomography (CT) and pulmonary angiography (CTPA). However, diagnosis is difficult since a contrast agent cannot be used. Several criteria are recommended for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) with non-enhanced CT. Objectives: ...  Read More

A Rare Case: Laryngeal Sarcomatoid Carcinoma

Huseyin Gunizi

Volume 24, Issue 11 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Spindle cell carcinoma (sarcomatoid carcinoma) is a rare carcinoma that accounts for 2-3% of all laryngeal malignancies. Here, we present a case with laryngeal tumor diagnosed as Spindle cell carcinoma. Case Presentation: Fifty-nine-year-old male patient was admitted to our clinic with the ...  Read More

Effects of Regular Exercise, Arts (Origami), and Group Psychotherapy on the Quality of Life, Anxiety, Depression, Patient Satisfaction, and Hope in Cancer Patients in Remission: A Prospective Study

Deniz Arslan; Seyda Gunduz; Olcay Akkoyun; Pembe Ta?k?n; Tennur Yerlisu Lapa; Faik Ardahan; Hakan Bozcuk

Volume 24, Issue 11 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Cancer is a critical public health problem worldwide. Some studies found that group psychotherapy, when applied to cancer patients as a psychiatric approach, also decreases the existing psychopathological symptoms. Objectives: This study aimed to determine the effects of a Quality-of-Life ...  Read More

Vasoactive Inotropic Score for Predicting Pediatric Tracheostomy

Musa Silahli; Mehmet Tekin

Volume 24, Issue 10 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Although tracheostomy is not performed as frequently as in adults, it is also used in children. There is no clear consensus on timing and risk factors, especially in early infancy and in cases who underwent cardiac surgeries. In the early infancy period, pediatric cardiac surgery patients ...  Read More

Prognostic Differences of Tumor Localization in Gastric Cancer Patients Undergoing Curative Resection

Selcuk Gulmez; Aziz Serkan Senger; Orhan Uzun; Sinan Omeroglu; Cem Batuhan Ofluoglu; Ayhan Oz; Erdal Polat; Ugur Duman

Volume 24, Issue 3 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Gastric cancer is the fifth most frequent cancer worldwide and the third major cause of cancer-related fatalities Objectives: The current study aims to investigate whether there is a relationship between tumor location and various prognostic factors in patients who underwent curative resection ...  Read More

A Successful Damage Control Surgery in a 20-Years-old Male with Penetrating Abdominal Trauma: A Case Report

Peyman Virani; Ali Farbod; Mahshid Dehghan; Aisan Akhgari

Volume 24, Issue 2 , 2022

Abstract
  Introduction: Damage Control Laparotomy (DCL) is an appropriate technique in approaching patients with critical injuries. Case Presentation: We report a case of road traffic injury in a 20-years-old male presented with penetrating abdominal trauma caused by a metal tube. The DCL was performed and the ...  Read More

Supratentorial Cystic Meningioma Resembling Pilocytic Astrocytoma: A Case Series and Literature Review

Mohammad Faraji; Mahdi Sonei; Fatemeh Sadeghi Ardakani; Mojgan Mahmoudian Targhi

Volume 24, Issue 2 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Cystic meningioma is a rare subtype of meningioma. Various brain tumors may mimic cystic meningioma in imaging appearances. Objectives: Herein, we reported a series of cases with cystic meningiomas primarily misdiagnosed as pilocytic astrocytoma due to a similar radiological appearance. Methods: ...  Read More

Can the Drain Fluid pH Predict Anastomotic Leakage after Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Nizamettin Kutluer; Serhat Do?an; Ali Aksu; Hakan Ayy?ld?z; Mehmet Kalayc?; Zuhal Karaca Karagoz; Zeynep Ozkan; Burhan Hakan Kanat

Volume 24, Issue 2 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is the most common type of surgical treatment for morbid obesity. One of the most important complications is leakage from the stapler line. Early detection of a leakage is important in preventing undesirable events. Objectives: The aim of this study was to ...  Read More

Satisfaction of Patients and their Relatives with Ambulance Services

Ahmet Onder Porsuk

Volume 24, Issue 1 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: The satisfaction level of service receivers is recognized as one of the quality indicators of health services. Objectives: The present study aimed to determine the satisfaction level of service receivers with ambulance services as an important component of health services and the factors ...  Read More

A Quantitative Study on the Protective Effect of Resveratrol against Bisphenol-A- Induced Oral Mucosa and Tongue Toxicity in Male Rats: A Stereological Study

Ebrahim Rahmani-Moghadam; Elham Nadimi; Afsoon Bordbar; Nazanin Ayareh; Ehsan Bordbar; Hossein Bordbar

Volume 24, Issue 1 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Bisphenol-A (BPA) is one of the hazardous chemicals, which is extensively used. BPA can cause oxidative stress. Resveratrol (RES) is a natural polyphenol that possesses several health benefits, such as antioxidant effects. Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the protective effects ...  Read More

Preparedness, Awareness, and Performance of Iranian Health Workers Regarding Disasters Management: A Systematic Review

Mostafa Bijani; Ali Asghar Khaleghi; Milad Ahmadi Marzaleh; Hojatolah Najafi; Gholam Ali Heidari Kochi

Volume 24, Issue 1 , 2022

Abstract
  Background Disasters are unpredictable events that exert devastating effects on people, properties, and the environment. Iran is a disaster-prone country where numerous deaths and injuries happen annually due to disastrous events. Preparedness, awareness, and performance of health workers are important ...  Read More

Quality of Care and Mental Health among Nurses during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results of a Canonical Correlation Analysis

Esmat Boshaq; Fereshteh Davoodi; Reza Bahari; Kimia Taheri Aligoodarzi

Volume 24, Issue 1 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Nurses have experienced severe psychological stress which seriously affected their mental health during the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic due to exposure to numerous critically ill patients, increased working time, and their colleagues disease or demise. Objectives: The present ...  Read More

Factors Associated with Re-hospitalization and Status of Risk Factors among Patients with Stable Coronary Artery Disease Referring for Medical Therapy: An Unmatched Cohort Study

Majid Davari; Mende Mensa Sorato; Behzad Fatemi; Soheila Rezaei; Parham Sadeghipour; Abbas Kebriaeezadeh; Fatemeh Soleymani

Volume 24, Issue 1 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: All patients with stable coronary artery diseases (CADs) require medical therapy (MT) to prevent disease progression and recurrent cardiovascular events, alleviate symptoms, and reduce mortality. Nonetheless, little is known about the clinical outcomes of unrevascularized patients taking ...  Read More

Assessment of Grief Reactions Following the Death of First-degree Relatives Due to COVID-19

Tahereh Yaghoubi; Yadollah Jannati; Mahmood Moosazadeh; Abolfazl Hosseinnataj; Fereshteh Aaraghian Mojarad

Volume 23, Issue 12 , 2021

Abstract
  Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has made the grief process more complicated and brought about loads of unexpressed grief. Objectives: The present study aimed to determine the severity of grief reactions following the death of first-degree relatives (FDRs) due to COVID-19. Methods: This ...  Read More

The Change Tendency of Postoperative Symptoms in Thyroid Cancer Patients

Yuan Tang; Tian Zhang; Yan Zhang; Yue-Wen Que; Dan Lin; Dan Qiao; Xiong Tao Yang; Jia-Feng Zhao; Yu-Jin Zhang; Guo-Rong Wang; Zhao-Hui Wang

Volume 23, Issue 12 , 2021

Abstract
  Aims: To detect the health?related quality of life (HRQoL) of Thyroid cancer (TC) patients and analyze the change tendency of TC patients reported symptoms after surgery. Methods: A total of 102 TC patients who underwent thyroid surgery from September 2020 to January 2021 were enrolled in this study, ...  Read More

Association of MiR-149 with Nutritional Risk Assessment and Postoperative Complications of Patients with Colorectal Cancer

Lin Lin; Feipeng Xu; Caijin Zhou; Zhenhao Quan; Haiping Jiang

Volume 23, Issue 12 , 2021

Abstract
  Background: MiRNAs play an important role in the development of colorectal cancer (CRC); however, there is little evidence of miRNAs in the screening of the nutritional risks of patients with CRC. Objectives: This study aimed to explore the role of preoperative miR-149 in nutritional screening of patients ...  Read More

Social Mental Health during COVID-19 Pandemic in Iran: A Cross-sectional Study among the General Population of Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran

Maliheh Dadgarmoghaddam; Mona Najaf Najafi; Alireza Ebrahimi; Ali Talaei; Neshat Najafnajafi; AmirAli Moodi Ghalibaf

Volume 23, Issue 11 , 2021

Abstract
  Background: The potential impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on social mental health has become a great concern, and the current situation can cause different mental disorders. Objectives: According to the importance of mental health, this study was conducted to evaluate the mental health status ...  Read More

Structural Model of Foresightful Export-Oriented Strategies for Iran Pharmaceutical Industry Using the Fuzzy DEMATEL Method

Abdollah Jassbi; Mostafa Jafari; Mohammad Mahdavi Mazdeh; Mansour Maleki

Volume 23, Issue 11 , 2021

Abstract
  Background: Export orientation is one of the main approaches in developing the Iranian pharmaceutical industry as a key health-related part of industries. It is necessary to identify, formulate, and implement some foresightful strategies and strategic plans toward adopting the export approach in the ...  Read More

The Effect of Anti-anxiety Medications on the Clinical Symptoms of Anal Fissure: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Ali Mirsadeghi; Narges Novin; Seyed Mohammad Ali Raisolsadat; Maryam Javanbakht; tooraj zandbaf

Volume 23, Issue 11 , 2021

Abstract
  Background: Fissure is a common chronic anorectal disease that causes symptoms such as pain, burning, bleeding, and psychiatric problems. One of the psychiatric complications is anxiety, which might be an etiologic factor or secondary to the disease. Objectives: The present study aimed to investigate ...  Read More

An Uncommon Presentation of Varicose Vein: A Case Report

Xinpei Ren; Zhoupeng Wu; Yukui Ma

Volume 23, Issue 11 , 2021

Abstract
  Introduction: Pulsating varicose vein is a very rare clinical manifestation and mostly has been reported with tricuspid regurgitation or right ventricular dysfunction. The exact etiology and treatment options for this disease are rarely reported in the literature. Case Presentation: This article presents ...  Read More

The Geographic Distribution of Excess Mortality Rate due to COVID-19 in Iranian Population: An Ecological Study

Alireza Molaei; Mohammad Gholami Fesharaki

Volume 23, Issue 11 , 2021

Abstract
  Background: COVID-19 has raised a worldwide trajectory since it emerged in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The direct and indirect mortalities in the world and as well as in Iran have increased significantly after the occurrence of this pandemic. Objectives: In this study, Excess Mortality Rate (EMR) ...  Read More

Xanthogranulomatous Cholecystitis: Our Clinical Experience

Osman Erdogan; Alper Parlakgumus; Alper Sozutek; Umit Turan; Zeynel Abidin Tas; Oktay Irkorucu

Volume 23, Issue 11 , 2021

Abstract
  Background: Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis (XGC) is a rarely encountered chronic inflammatory condition presenting with severely proliferated fibrotic tissue. It usually spreads the neighboring organs, imitates gallbladder cancer, and may lead to difficulty in cholecystectomy. Objectives: This study ...  Read More