Effect of Copper-coated Surfaces on the Bacterial Burden in the Intensive Care Unit

Mina Mohammady; Maryam Radmehr; Hossein Taherian; Arezoo Tahmourespour; Seyyed Taghi Hashemi

Volume 24, Issue 2 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Pathogen-contaminated surfaces are known to transmit Healthcare-Associated Infections in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Existing hospital-cleaning procedures alone are not enough to prevent the growth of microorganisms over time. Since copper alloy has inherent and continuous ...  Read More

Lived Experiences of Critically Ill Patients with Covid-19 After Discharge from Intensive Care Unit: A Phenomenological Study

Alireza Nikbakht Nasrabadi; Fatemeh Karami; Saeideh Varasteh; Alireza Arman

Volume 23, Issue 7 , 2021

Abstract
  Aim: The present study aimed to explore lived experiences of critically ill patients with COVID-19 after discharge from intensive care units of hospitals in Iran. Materials and Methods: The present study was qualitative research with a hermeneutic phenomenological approach. Participants were purposefully ...  Read More

Clinical and Laboratory Predictors of Mortality in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Taghi Riahi; Sima Shokri; Seyed Hamid Reza Faiz; Karim Hemati; Seyed Hamzeh Mousavie; Amir Baghestani; Ali Khazaeian; Babak Hassanlouei

Volume 23, Issue 5 , 2021

Abstract
  Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has a variety of symptoms and laboratory and radiologic features whose identification can help diagnose and manage patients with COVID-19 more effectively. Objectives: This ...  Read More

Comparison of the Effectiveness of Haloperidol Injection and Oral Quetiapine to Control Delirium in Patients in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit - A Randomized Clinical Trial

Morteza Talebi Doluee; Zahra Abbasi Shaye; Mahdi Talebi; Abbas Farhadi

Volume 23, Issue 2 , 2021

Abstract
  Background: Delirium is a psychiatric syndrome observed among patients with critical psychiatric disorders. Haloperidol is now one of the first-line drugs for the treatment of delirium. However, quetiapine can be considered as an appropriate substitute in patients with a high risk of extrapyramidal symptoms ...  Read More

Effect of Delayed Admission to Intensive Care Units from the Emergency Department on the Mortality of Critically Ill Patients

Mehmet Suleyman Sabaz; Sinan Asar; Zafer Cukurova; Nagihan Sabaz; Halil Dog?an; Gokhan Sertcakacilar

Volume 22, Issue 6 , 2020

Abstract
  Background: Increasing in emergency department need to critical care, the number of intensive care unit bed worldwide is inad- equate to meet these applies. Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of waiting for admission to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the Emer- gency Department ...  Read More