Management of Post-lumbar-operation Back Pain using Myofascial Trigger Point Injection: A Retrospective Study

Xin-yu Zhang Zhang

Volume 25, Issue 10 , 2023

Abstract
  Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effect of trigger point (TrP) injection of paravertebral muscle to control postoperative lumbar pain.Methods: The medical records of 46 patients who underwent lumbar surgery in our hospital between January 2013 and January 2020 were retrospectively ...  Read More

Clinical Impact of Sarcopenia on Gastric Cancer and the Effect of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy on Sarcopenia

Mehmet Onur Gul; Cagla Bali

Volume 24, Issue 6 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Sarcopenia may adversely affect treatment responses and oncological outcomes in cancer patients. However, the importance of pretreatment nutritional assessment as an indicator of treatment response and outcome in patients with gastric cancer undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy remains unclear. Objectives: ...  Read More

Efficacy of Treatment Based on the Movement System Impairment Classification in People with Knee Pain: A Study Protocol

Parisa Zamani; Khosro Khademi Kalantari; Amin Norouzi Fashkhami; Alireza Akbarzade Baghban; Mohammad Mehravar; Mohammadjafar Shaterzade Yazdi

Volume 24, Issue 5 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Detection of abnormal movement patterns and disorders and their classification into specific sub-categories may result in effective therapeutic choices. Classification of movement system impairments has provided seven sub-categories for movement disorders in the knee joint with specific treatment ...  Read More

Effect of Mobile Health Intervention on Health-related Quality of life among Cardiac Syndrome X Patients

Soraya Malekzadeh; Mei-Chan Chong; Li-Yoong Tang; Negar Omidi; Mahmoud Danaee

Volume 24, Issue 7 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Cardiac syndrome X(CSX) is a heart condition associated with Microvessel dysfunction, causing angina with severe chest pain. The CSX often severely impairs the quality of life and imposes a considerable additional cost burden on the health care system. Objectives: The present study aimed ...  Read More

COVID-19-Related Absenteeism and Presenteeism among Healthcare Workers

Maryam Yaghoubi; Mohammad Salimi; Mohammad Meskarpour-Amiri; Sayyed Morteza Hosseini_Shokouh

Volume 24, Issue 10 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: The increase in the workload of healthcare workers during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has added further responsibilities for their health. Objectives: This study was conducted to measure the amount and economic value of COVID-19-related absenteeism and presenteeism and ...  Read More

An Assessment of Physician Response to Provide Emergency Medical Assistance Outside of Routine Clinical Care: A Cross-sectional Study in a Tertiary Academic Hospital in Saudi Arabia

Sarah AlSaif; Saad Alsaad

Volume 24, Issue 8 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Medical emergencies are unpredictable situations that can occur outside of the health facilities and when doctors are off-duty. Limited studies, to the best of our knowledge, have explored factors that contribute to physicians responses to such situations in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Objectives: ...  Read More

Effectiveness of Uniportal VATS as the First Line Treatment in Early Stage Empyema: A Single Center Clinical Experience

HASAN TURUT; KER?M TULUCE

Volume 24, Issue 4 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Development of multiloculation and septation in complicated parapneumonic pleural effusion (PPE) may lead to difficult treatment. The studies pointed out that as fibrinolytic therapy might have the potential of complications and a time consuming character, so we should change our management ...  Read More

Nutrition Management and Recommendations for Improving the Outcomes of Coronavirus Disease 2019-A Narrative Review

Jalaledin Mirzay-Razaz; Glareh Koochakpoor; Majid Hassanghomi; Marjan Ajami; Firoozeh Hosseini-Esfahani; Parvin Mirmiran

Volume 25, Issue 6 , 2023

Abstract
  Context: Nutritional management of Covid-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) patients can serve as a tool to strengthen the patient's immune system and provide sufficient physiological resources to maintain vital functions during the fight between the virus and the body. This review aimed to highlight available ...  Read More

Evaluation of The Factors Related To Strangulation and Mortality in Incarcerated Abdominal Wall Hernias

Fatih Dal; U?ur Topal; Erdogan Mutevelli Sozuer; Muhammet Akyuz; Tutkun Talih; Hizir Yakup Akyildiz

Volume 24, Issue 2 , 2022

Abstract
  Objective: In this five-year study, we aimed at investigating the factors related to strangulation and mortality in patients who underwent urgent surgery to treat incarcerated abdominal wall hernias.Methods: Patients presenting to the emergency department with an incarcerated abdominal wall hernia (incisional, ...  Read More

Experiences of Experts with Communication and Information Exchange in Response to Disasters

Fayegh Abdolahzadeh; Mahmoudreza Peyravi; Pirhossein Kolivand; Hossein Bagherian; Nahid Tavakoli

Volume 24, Issue 6 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Effective communication and timely information exchange during disasters and emergencies can help the responsive organizations prepare better and react rapidly and effectively in order to mitigate losses and casualties. Objectives: This study summarizes the experiences of experts at Irans ...  Read More

Effectiveness of an Educational Program through Mobile Health Application on Knowledge and Adherence to a Healthy Lifestyle in Cardiac Syndrome X Patients

Soraya Malekzadeh; Mei Chan Chong; Li Yoong Tang; Negar Omidi; Mahmoud Danaee

Volume 24, Issue 6 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Cardiac syndrome X (CSX) is a form of ischemic heart disease with functional coronary microvascular abnormalities. The symptoms are often debilitating and sufferers have a poor quality of life, with costly demand for healthcare services. Therefore, an educational intervention contributes ...  Read More

Effectiveness of Crisis Intervention Program in Post-traumatic Stress Symptoms in COVID-19

nasim mohammadi; Esmael Sadri Damirchi; Ali Sheykholeslami; Hossein Ghamari Givi; Soliman Ahmadboukani

Volume 25, Issue 9 , 2023

Abstract
  Background: At the close of 2019, the world faced a phenomenon that plunged all human beings into extreme fear and anxiety. A new type of coronavirus began to spread among people across the globe, and this was the beginning of one of the greatest pandemics and its associated problems in the world. People ...  Read More

Development of a Geriatric Nursing-Specific Mini-CEX and Evaluation of the Professional Competence of Nursing Students: A Novel Approach to Clinical Evaluation in Implementing Case Study

Samira Mohajer; Li Yoong Tang; Mei Chan Chong; Mahmoud Danaee; Seyyed Reza Mazlum; Nasser Bagheri

Volume 24, Issue 5 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Geriatric nursing is professional holistic care that requires special attention and the development of professional competence. No valid and reliable tool exists to evaluate professional geriatric competencies (PGC) of nursing students in professional practice which remains a debatable issue ...  Read More

Strengths and Weaknesses of Asynchronous E-learning in Nursing Education Throughout the COVID-19 Crisis: A Qualitative Study

Yaser Moradi; Rahim Baghae; Aram Feizi; Reza Hajialibeigloo

Volume 24, Issue 6 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Despite the introduction of e-learning in recent years, it has not been utilized as a major educational method in numerous universities, especially in the area of medical and health sciences, until the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic. Objectives: This study aimed at explaining the strengths ...  Read More

Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of the Malaysian Version of Ottawa Decisional Conflict Scale among Cardiovascular Patients Undergoing Major Surgery

Kuah Lee Peng; Tang Li Yoong; Ng Chin Jerk; Samira Mohajer; Mohammad Namazi Nia

Volume 24, Issue 8 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: The Ottawa Decisional Conflict Scale (ODCS) is one of the initiatives developed to determine the information about the patient's decision and the factor that influence the decision made. Therefore, a systematic and structured process of decision-making can express the difficult action to ...  Read More

Statistical Methods Used in Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal Articles and Their Relationship with Acceptance Period: A Review from 2014-2021

Farzan Madadizadeh; Sajjad Bahariniya

Volume 24, Issue 6 , 2022

Abstract
  Context: Statistical methods as a complement to biomedical research have a major role to play in the design, management, analysis, and interpretation of scientific data. The present study aimed to determine the statistical methods, time-to-acceptance, and the associated factors in articles published ...  Read More

Medical Students' Views and Attitudes toward Vaccine Refusal during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multicenter Study

Ezgi A?aday?; Mehmet Emin Lay?k; Mehmet Akif Nas; Seher Karahan

Volume 25, Issue 4 , 2023

Abstract
  Background: The rapid development and production of COVID-19 vaccines have raised concerns about their safety and efficacy, which have contributed to vaccine hesitancy among some people. Objectives: This study aimed to determine the opinions and attitudes of medical students about COVID-19 vaccines and ...  Read More

Experimental Study on the Anti-tumor and Pro-apoptotic Effects of Paeonol in Human Gliomas

Qiang Fu; Dong Hai Liu; Zi Xuan Li; Xiao Peng Zheng; Cynthia Mutemwa; Elvis Agbo

Volume 25, Issue 4 , 2023

Abstract
  Background: Current studies have demonstrated the anti-cancer effects of paeonol in some tumors; however, its effect on gliomas remains unknown. Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the anti-tumor effect of paeonol in human glioma tissues and cells including its effect and connection with apoptosis ...  Read More

Use of the LigaSure for Closing Peritoneal Defects in an Experimental Rat Model

Hasan Okmen; Kivilcim Ulusan; Fatih Dal; Enver Yarikkaya

Volume 25, Issue 8 , 2023

Abstract
  Background: There has not been an absolute consensus over the routine closure of peritoneal defect (PD) during laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair (TEP). Pretied sutures, endoscopic stapling, and suturing are surgical techniques for closing PDs. Moreover, we observed that we could ...  Read More

Pharmacotherapy Analysis for Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19 (Prescriptions, Costs, and Outcomes)

Hadi Hayati

Volume 25, Issue 1 , 2023

Abstract
  Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many economic problems worldwide, in Iran as well, causing Hospitals to face many financial problems. Objectives: Based on documented data on pharmacotherapy, costs, and its effectiveness, this study aimed to analyze the costs and outcomes of hospitalized ...  Read More

Comparison of the Effect of Inhalation and Intermittent Inhalation-Exhalation Incentive Spirometry on Dyspnea Severity and Atelectasis in Patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

Zahra Sabziani; Zahra Khalili; Seyed Reza Borzou; Leili Tapak; Amir Shams

Volume 25, Issue 3 , 2023

Abstract
  Background: Dyspnea and atelectasis after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) are common and need nursing attention. Inhalation and exhalation incentive spirometry is recommended for preventing alveolar collapse and atelectasis. Objectives: This study aimed to compare different methods of incentive spirometry ...  Read More

Anti-tumor Effect of the Ethanolic Extract of Vinca herbacea on Human Breast Cancer Cell Line: A Mechanism Study

Somayeh Dehghanipour; Sara Saadatmand; Nasim Hayati Roodbari; Mahdi Mahdavi

Volume 24, Issue 8 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Breast cancer is extensively studied for its resistance to chemotherapy. Therefore, finding efficient therapeutic agents is vital to increasing the survival rate of patients. Objectives: Here, we conducted an in vitro study on the anti-tumor properties of Vinca herbacea extract on SKBR3 ...  Read More

A Narrative Review of Prediction Models for Postoperative Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism

Zhoupeng Wu; Yukui Ma

Volume 24, Issue 8 , 2022

Abstract
  Venous thrombosis has a great impact on patients' quality of life after relapse. The present study summarizes the prediction model of recurrent venous thrombosis published in recent years regarding the applicable population, evaluation index, and predictive performance. It aims to provide a reference ...  Read More

Colonic and Rectum Infarction in the Covid19 Pandemic: A Case Series from an Uncommon Event

Maryam Sarkardeh; Amin Dalili; Poorya Etesamyzade; Ali Shamshirian; Zahra Sadrzadeh; Javad Kooshki; Maryam Khoshdast; Alireza Rezapanah

Volume 24, Issue 6 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: By the end of May 2021, 170 million cases and 3.54 million death from Covid-19 infection have been reported. The high affinity of virus particles to ACE-2 receptors in different body organs can cause varied clinical manifestations and complications. Ischemic colitis and necrosis are some ...  Read More