Improvement of Cancer Treatment Processes and Reduction of Cost and Patient Length of Stay in Hospital

Zain al-Abedin Rouhani; Hamed Kazemipoor; Alireza Mir Mohammad Sadeghi; Mohammad Fallah

Volume 24, Issue 9 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Reducing patient length of stay (LOS) in hospitals reduces the high cost of chemotherapy and increases patient satisfaction. Objectives: This study aimed to present a combined model based on value engineering and the house of quality (HOQ) to improve the chemotherapy processes of hospitalized ...  Read More

COVID-19 Gastrointestinal Tract Affection: An Updated Review

Hany A. El-Hady; Enas M. Darwish; Mona Kamal Eldeeb; May Abdelfattah; Doaa Elwazzan; Nessren M. Abd el-Rady; Amany Abosaif; Mohamed F.H. Abdallah; Marian S. Boshra; Rania M. Sarhan; Amany Abdel-Rahman; Taher Halawa; Amerah Rabee; Mohamed A. Abdelgawad; Gomaa Mostafa-Hedeab

Volume 24, Issue 5 , 2022

Abstract
  Although it was initially believed that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) only attacked the respiratory system, reports over time demonstrated that this disease could attack the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) as well. The predominant presenting symptoms in patients infected with COVID-19 were gastrointestinal ...  Read More

Comparison of Monopolar and Bipolar Electrocautery Excision Techniques in Pilonidal Sinus Disease: A Retrospective Clinical Study

Serhat Do?an; Bahad?r Onde?; Nizamettin Kutluer; Selim Sozen; Hasan Erdem; Ali Aksu; Ahmet Ayd?n

Volume 25, Issue 3 , 2023

Abstract
  Background: There is no standard method for the treatment of pilonidal sinus disease (PSD). Today, many different treatment methods are attempted. Some of the leading methods are surgical procedures with different flap techniques and less invasive methods, such as crystallized phenol, laser pilonidoplasty, ...  Read More

Nurses Experiences of Care Challenges of Admitted Patients with Obesity: A Qualitative Content Analysis Study

Maryam Bagheri; Abbas Heydari; Zahra Sadat Manzari

Volume 24, Issue 7 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Nurses have difficulties in caring for patients with obesity (PWO) due to their large size and complex care needs. As there have been few studies on these challenges, it is necessary to identify them for PWO through access to nurses experiences. Objectives: This study aimed to explain the ...  Read More

Side Effects of the Sinopharm/BBIBP COVID-19 Vaccine among Iranian Healthcare Workers: A Gender Assessment

Amirsaleh Abdollahi; Iman Naseh; Mohammad Hassan Kazemi Galougahi; Fatemeh Kalroozi; Maryam Nezamzadeh; Nazanin Khajevand; Mohana Mazandarani; Mojtaba Yousefi zoshk

Volume 24, Issue 8 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Since the outbreak of COVID-19, vaccination has been considered as an important measure against it. Side effects have always been an inseparable component of vaccination, which in this study, Sinopharm vaccine, its side effects and the differences of their manifestation amongst men and women ...  Read More

Oncolytic Bacterial and Viral Therapies as Cancer Prevention and Treatment Options: A Comprehensive Review

Majdedin Ghalavand; Fatemeh Parandin; Ehsan Lutfi; Hadi Lotfi; Nafiseh Shourideh Yazdi; Ruhollah Dorostkar; Mahdieh Farzanehpour; Hadi Esmaeili Gouvarchin Ghaleh

Volume 24, Issue 8 , 2022

Abstract
  Cancer has always been a severe threat to health and life. Since patients with advanced cancer often have a limited survival time and high treatment expenditures, routine therapies, such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy may help them live longer. However, the majority of these individuals cannot ...  Read More

Comparative Study of Catheter Structure Types on Venous Thrombosis in Cancer Patients with Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters

Xin Zhang; XinXin Yin

Volume 25, Issue 9 , 2023

Abstract
  Background: Cancer patients with peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are prone to venous thrombosis, occlusion, and other complications due to the disease itself, chemotherapy, age, and other factors.Objectives: The present study aimed to assess the effect of different catheter materials ...  Read More

Efficacy and Safety of Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy with Docetaxel for Locally Advanced Breast Carcinoma after Modified Radical Mastectomy

Juanni Wang; Chunyan Wei; Wei Liu; Baofeng Wang; Qiang Han

Volume 24, Issue 7 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Breast cancer is a common term for a malignant tumor that arises from the epithelial component of the breast. Concurrent chemoradiotherapys efficacy and safety are controversial, considering the impact on patients' quality of life. Objectives: The aim of this study was investigating the efficacy ...  Read More

Progress of Development in Generations of the National Hospital Accreditation Program in Iran

Aidin Aryankhesal; Niusha Shahidi Sadeghi; Sorur Mazhari; Rafat Bagherzadeh; Hadi Kalantari

Volume 25, Issue 1 , 2023

Abstract
  Background: Studies have often examined the challenges presented to the implementation of accreditation. Nonetheless, after developing and implementing four generations of accreditation over 25 years, multiple questions have been left unanswered regarding the number of resolved challenges, the emergence ...  Read More

Warning of the COVID-19 Novel Variant: Is the COVID-19 Omicron Variant a Real Danger for Cancer Patients or Not?

AmirAli Moodi Ghalibaf; Mina AkbariRad; Mehdi Ataee Karizmeh

Volume 24, Issue 6 , 2022

Abstract
  In late December 2019, the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was first presented in the Hubei province of China as pneumonia of unknown cause, which has caused millions of deaths up to now (1). Studies indicated the most common ...  Read More

Gender Difference in Explicit and Implicit Motor Imagery Ability in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Elham Salari; Fatemeh Ayoobi; Zahra Assadollahi; Hossein Azin; Pouya Abedi; Mahdieh Azin

Volume 25, Issue 8 , 2023

Abstract
  Background: Gender differences, in favor of males, exist in motor skills and motor imagery (MI) ability in healthy people. The MI ability in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients was altered; however, the reduction rate in the two genders has not been compared. Knowing the gender difference in MI may be used ...  Read More

Prediction of the Outcomes, Prognosis, and Mortality of Gunshot Victims Based on Trauma Scoring Systems in a Trauma Center in South of Iran

mahnaz yadollahi; Zahra Moradi; Kazem Jamali; Maryam Fadaie Dashti

Volume 26, Issue 1 , 2024

Abstract
  Background: The current study aimed to successively assess the applicability of trauma scoring systems.Objectives: To evaluate the outcomes, prognosis, and mortality in trauma patients.Methods: The present study was conducted on all 221 injured patients referred to Shahid Rajaee Hospital from January ...  Read More

A Clinical Study of Post-treatment Nursing Strategy for Venous Malformations in the Pharynx Region

Yuping Wang; Xiao-yan Wang; Maozhong Tai; Zhongping Qin; Fengmeng Zhang; Tao Chen

Volume 25, Issue 3 , 2023

Abstract
  Background: Post-treatment nursing care is essential for patients with venous malformations (VMs) after they have undergone treatment. Effective post-treatment nursing care requires adequate resources, effective communication, patient compliance, and addressing psychological distress. However, the clinical ...  Read More

Dexmedetomidine and Bupivacaine Versus Bupivacaine Alone in Ultrasound Guided Fascia Iliaca Compartment Blockade for Femoral Fractures

Alireza Abdollahzadeh Baghaei; Hashem Jarineshin; fereydoon Fekrat; Nasim Abdi

Volume 25, Issue 11 , 2023

Abstract
  Background: Pain control is one of the most important issues in femoral fractures. One of the most effective methods is the fascia iliaca compartment block. Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of the addition of dexmedetomidine to bupivacaine on the quality of ultrasound guided ...  Read More

Balanced Blood Product Transfusion during Adult Liver Transplantation

Soheyla Milani; Monavvar Afzal Aghaee; Hamideh Shademan; Nima Khodarahmi; Razia Toloue

Volume 24, Issue 11 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Orthotopic liver transplant (LT) is often associated with massive blood loss and significant transfusion requirements. Recent recommendations for resuscitation strategy in massive bleeding include the transfusion of balanced blood products, fresh frozen plasma (FFP), platelets, packed red ...  Read More

Histopathological Evaluation of Endometrial Biopsies in Different Age Groups: A Tertiary Care Experience in Turkey

Begum Kurt; Tulay Koc; Serkan Celikgun; Caglar Yildiz

Volume 25, Issue 1 , 2023

Abstract
  Background: An endometrial biopsy primarily aims to determine endometrial cancer and hyperplasia with atypia at an early stage. Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the indications, histopathological diagnoses, and the number of endometrial biopsies performed in our clinic, according to the age groups ...  Read More

Interpretation Challenge of Deep Peritoneal Lavage in a Trauma Patient with Liver Cirrhosis: A Case Report Study

Hamid Talebzadeh; Mohammad Eslamian; Amirhossein Fasahat

Volume 24, Issue 9 , 2022

Abstract
  Introduction: Trauma is one of the most common surgical emergencies. Deep peritoneal lavage (DPL) is an invasive rapid test for detecting intra-abdominal hemorrhage or hollow viscus damage. Objectives: However, there seems to be a defect in the interpretation of DPL in cirrhotic patients. Case Presentation: ...  Read More

Factors Influencing Stress Perception among Hemodialysis Patients: a Systematic Review

Thalwaththe Gedara Nadeeka Shayamalie Gunarathne; Tang Li Yoong; Khatijah Lim Abdullah; Nishantha Nanayakkara; Lim Soo Kun; Samira Mohajer

Volume 24, Issue 6 , 2022

Abstract
  Context: Stress is a common comorbid disorder among hemodialysis patients, and diverse factors contribute to stress perception in such individuals. Although numerous findings have been consistent across the literature, there has been a lack of consensus on which factor is the most influential on stress ...  Read More

Cost Management Strategies in Health Insurance: A Scoping Review

Ali Mohammad Mosadeghrad; Mahya Abbasi; Sajad Ramandi

Volume 24, Issue 11 , 2022

Abstract
  Context: Insurance plays a significant role in health systems financing. The existence of multiple risks increases the costs of insurance organizations. The present study aimed to identify cost management strategies in health insurance. Evidence Acquisition: A scoping review was conducted by focusing ...  Read More

A Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Serratus Anterior Plane Block after Thoracic Surgery

Shaofeng Xia; Xueyu Zhu; Jiajun Xiong

Volume 24, Issue 9 , 2022

Abstract
  Context: As one of the new regional nerve block techniques, the serratus anterior plane block (SAPB) has demonstrated high potential in thoracic surgery. The present study aimed to analyze the effect of SAPB following thoracic surgery. Evidence Acquisition: Chinese and English databases were retrieved ...  Read More

Efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine versus Clarithromycin in the Improvement of Dyspnea and Cough in Patients after the Treatment of Acute-Phase COVID-19

Sima Bahrami; Mohammad Hassan Bemanian; Saba Arshi; Mohammad Nabavi; Sima Shokri; Morteza Fallahpour; Afshin Rezaeifar; Omid Motamedi; Bita dinarvand

Volume 25, Issue 4 , 2023

Abstract
  Background: Post-acute COVID-19 syndrome involves the persistence of the patients symptoms due to the residual inflammation of the acute phase. Objectives: In the current study, we aimed to evaluate medication intervention to accelerate the improvement of prolonged respiratory symptoms in this phase. Methods: ...  Read More

Mental Health of Nursing Students and Associated Factors during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-sectional Web-based Study

Nesa Cheraghbeigi; Somaieh Bosak; Mehdi Sayyah; Erfan Javanmardi; Dariosh Rokhafrooz

Volume 24, Issue 11 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Specific conditions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic may affect the mental health of nursing students. Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the mental health of nursing students and associated factors during the COVID-19 pandemic at Ahvaz and Kermanshah Universities of Medical Sciences ...  Read More

A comprehensive Screening Test and Assessment of Psychological Symptoms Associated with COVID-19 in Medical Personnel

Esmaeil Sadri Damirchi; Shahriar Dargahi; Akbar Abravesh; Arezoo Mojarrad; Nader Ayadi

Volume 25, Issue 4 , 2023

Abstract
  Background: Considering the scope of the epidemic of the COVID-19 pandemic and the psychological consequences known to be associated with infection, it seems necessary to provide a screening tool for determining the presence of psychological symptoms among the population in the healthcare sector for ...  Read More

Designing a Model for Evaluating the Performance of Electronic Patient Referral System in the Healthcare System of Iran

Fatemeh Tajari; Ghahraman Mahmoudi; Fatemeh Dabbaghi; Jamshid Yazdani-Charati

Volume 24, Issue 8 , 2022

Abstract
  Background: Electronic referral system (e-Referral system) in Iran was launched to increase access to care and improve interaction. Objectives: The present study aimed to design an appropriate model for evaluating the performance of the e-Referral system in Iran. Methods: This study was conducted in ...  Read More