Hospital Practices and Research (HPR) is a peer-reviewed international academic journal published quarterly by the Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences. The journal publishes high-impact studies related to key aspects of hospital research. HPR provides a forum for hospital specialists to debate contemporary challenges of hospital research and healthcare services delivery and to seek ideas and solutions to achieve higher performance and effectiveness in healthcare settings. Our primary aim is to facilitate the exchange of ideas, hypotheses, techniques, and information among all physicians, staff, and students. The journal's main focus is placed on efficacy in improving clinically relevant outcomes such as mortality, morbidity, quality of life, function, and costs.

HPR publishes informative and multidisciplinary advances in all aspects of hospital and healthcare organization research. Regarding clinical studies, while a broad spectrum of research is welcome, HPR has a specific interest in studies examining the role of hospitalists and hospital medicine in improving the quality of healthcare, patient outcome, and overall hospital performance.

HPR is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal and adheres to ICMJE and COPE recommendations.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

The HPR publishes all its manuscripts in full open access, meaning unlimited use and reuse of articles, in addition to giving credit to the authors. Iranian authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, language editing, designing, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing functions. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no charges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. "Letter to Editor" is free of charge".

The APC for Iranian authors (manuscripts published from Summer 2021):

Charges for Acceptance Letter: 5,000,000 Rials

Card Number: 6273-8111-3857-9526

Sheba Number: IR39-0150-0001-8146-3115-0505-01

Note: There are no submission fees or article processing charges for international authors.

 

Frequency: 4 Issues Per Year

Review Article
The Anti-inflammatory Role of Curcumin in Osteoarthritis: An Overview of Molecular and Radiologic Changes

Reza Gerami; Ramezan Jafari; Niloufar Nazeri; Amin Saburi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , February 2022, Pages 1-3

https://doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2022.01

Abstract
  Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, causing pain and progressive disability in millions of people worldwide. The commonly prescribed medications for OA, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, have many side effects which has led the scientists to consider safer drugs as ...  Read More

Original Article
The Saga of Non-COVID Patients in COVID Times: Our Experience in a Secondary Care Hospital in Hilly Terrain, Northern India

Sanat Kumar Khanna; Saurabh Maheshwari; Sai Vishal Goud Vaggu; Himanshu Chhagan Bayad; Shruti Samyal

Volume 7, Issue 1 , February 2022, Pages 4-10

https://doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2022.02

Abstract
  Background: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic resulted in the diversion of all the resources, attention, and energy of the medical personnel and administration towards the management of COVID-19 patients. This resulted in unforeseen difficulties and hazards for non-COVID-19 patients in ...  Read More

Original Article
The Association of Atorvastatin Therapy With COVID-19 Outcomes and Mortality

Hamid Reza Aghaei Meybodi; Seyedeh Zahra Fotook Kiaee; Marjan Akhavan; Samira Abbasloo; Mahnaz Pejman Sani

Volume 7, Issue 1 , February 2022, Pages 11-16

https://doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2022.03

Abstract
  Background: The world is still witnessing a largely ongoing spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); therefore, the scientific findings in this area need to be shared promptly.Objectives: This study aimed to assess the usefulness of Atorvastatin treatment in reducing COVID-19 mortality in patients ...  Read More

Original Article
Assessment of Bed Utilization Indicators of Medicine Ward of a Tertiary Level Hospital: A Cross-sectional Study in Eastern India

Manisha Sarkar; Urmila Dasgupta

Volume 7, Issue 1 , February 2022, Pages 17-22

https://doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2022.04

Abstract
  Background: Efficient hospital bed utilization is an important function of hospital administrators. Scarcity of beds, overcrowding, and flooring are often the picture of tertiary hospitals.Objectives: This study aims to find out hospital bed utilization indicators such as average daily census, bed occupancy ...  Read More

Original Article
Investigating Fire Protection Condition in the Units of Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran, Iran

Mojtaba Fazel; Ali Ardalan; Abbas Ostad Taghizadeh; Tahereh Yaghoubi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , February 2022, Pages 23-27

https://doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2022.05

Abstract
  Background: Various studies indicate that in many cases, fire has broken out in hospitals.Objectives: This study aims to assess fire protection in the selected units of Imam Khomeini hospital located in Tehran, Iran in 2020.Methods: In this descriptive-analytic study, first, a researcher-made checklist ...  Read More

Original Article
Assessing the Extent and Causes of Cancellation of Surgeries: An Important Issue in Improving the Efficiency of the Hospital

Hasan Jafari; Parvin Jafari; Mohammad Kazem Rahimi; Roohollah Arab Saniabadi; Farzaneh Zare Banadkooki

Volume 7, Issue 1 , February 2022, Pages 28-32

https://doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2022.06

Abstract
  Background: Canceling surgery imposes the high cost of the healthcare provider system and wasted many energy and time from the patient and the care team.Objectives: This study examined the extent and reasons of canceling of surgeries in one of the hospitals affiliated to Shahid Sadoughi University of ...  Read More

Case Series
Combination Therapy of ReciGen Interferon, Methylprednisolone, and Sovodak as a Candidate for Treatment of Patients With Severe COVID-19 in Iran: A Case Series

Zahra Kamiab; Ali Esmaeili Nadimi; Fatemeh Bahrehmand

Volume 7, Issue 1 , February 2022, Pages 33-36

https://doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2022.07

Abstract
  Introduction: During the current worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (CPVID-19), this disease was first identified in Iran at the end of February. This study was conducted to examine patients with severe COVID-19 disease, who were treated with three medications, namely ReciGen, methylprednisolone, ...  Read More

Case Report
Transfusion-Related Hemochromatosis Involving Pituitary Gland in a Patient of Beta-Thalassemia Major

Brikshya Gurung; Saurabh Maheshwari; Darshan Singh Grewal; Pratik Regmi; Ajay Khadka

Volume 7, Issue 1 , February 2022, Pages 37-40

https://doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2022.08

Abstract
  Introduction: Hemochromatosis of the pituitary gland is a form of iron overload disease which occurs in different clinical conditions related to multiple blood transfusions.Case Presentation: We present a case of secondary hemochromatosis involving the pituitary gland and choroid plexus in an eight-year-old ...  Read More

Ethical Issues in COVID-19 Pandemic

Mohsen Saberi Isfeedvajani; Foroozan Fares; Zahra Ismaili Shahroudi Moqaddam

Volume 5, Issue 4 , December 2020, , Pages 126-133

https://doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2020.25

Abstract
  The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 disease (COVID-19) is the most current life-threating disease that affect health and economic sectors in the world. This pandemic raises weighty and urgent ethical issues that affected patients, health care provider and health care systems. Based on medical ethics textbooks, ...  Read More

The Impact of Motivation on the Work Performance of Health Workers (Korle Bu Teaching Hospital): Evidence from Ghana

Kofi Aduo-Adjei; Odoom Emmanuel; Opoku Mensah Forster

Volume 1, Issue 2 , May 2016, , Pages 47-52

https://doi.org/10.20286/hpr-010245

Abstract
  Background: Motivation is a driver to health worker performance in most Ghanaian hospitals. In view of this, Ghana’s Ministry of Health has rolled out enough motivational policies to accentuate work performance of health workers. Objective: The focus of this study was to examine the impact of ...  Read More

An Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Patient Treated With Homeopathy: A Case Report

Belinda Gousta; Mohsen Saberi Isfeedvajani

Volume 1, Issue 2 , May 2016, , Pages 73-75

https://doi.org/10.20286/hpr-010271

Abstract
  Introduction: Homeopathy can be applied to treat various diseases and conditions such as cancer, allergy, mood disorders, headache and pain. This case showed that homeopathic medicine can be a treatment modality for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), an autoimmune-mediated hematologic disorder. ...  Read More

Is a Single dose of Prophylactic Antibiotics Sufficient in Patients with Acute Non-Complicated Appendicitis?

Soleiman Hosseini Khalifani; Soleiman Heydari; Mehdi Morshedi; Hassan Ali Mohebi; Gholamali Ghorbani; Shahram Manoochehry

Volume 1, Issue 3 , August 2016, , Pages 83-86

https://doi.org/10.20286/hpr-010383

Abstract
  Background: Acute appendicitis is one of the most common acute surgery events. Its main treatment is surgery. However medical management before and after the surgery has an important impact on the treatment. Objective: The aim of study was evaluating the outcomes of single dose and quadruple doses of ...  Read More

A Narrative Review of Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction among Nurses in Africa

Emmanuel Ajuluchukwu Ugwa; Ugwa Charity

Volume 1, Issue 3 , August 2016, , Pages 79-82

https://doi.org/10.20286/hpr-010379

Abstract
  Background: There is a renewed interest in job satisfaction among healthcare workers including nurses in Africa and the West African sub-region due to the perception that global shifts in the internal structures and employment practices are inducing changes in the ties that bind employees to their job. ...  Read More

Short Communication
Pattern of Neurological Manifestations in Patients Referred to the Neurology Clinic of a Reference Military Hospital

Fakhri Allahyari; Fatemeh Abedi; Mohsen Saberi Isfeedvajani; Seyed Javad Hoseininejad Anbaran; Esmat Davoudi Monfared

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 June 2022

Abstract
  Background: The field of neurology encompasses a wide range of disease types, and recognizing the most common manifestations of these diseases, particularly in subgroups, is critical for improving appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic measures.Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the ...  Read More

Original Article
Patterns of Hba1c Levels in Normoglycemic Offspring of T2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients

Emmanuel O Taiwo; Lateef O Thanni; Oyesimisola Pricilla Taiwo

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 April 2022

Abstract
  Background: It is widely accepted that T2DM is preceded by a long pre-diabetic stage. Family studies have confirmed that the incidence of T2DM in first degree offspring of T2DM patients is higher when compared with control subjects. The baseline levels of HbA1c in offspring of T2 diabetes are important ...  Read More

Original Article
Family Income May Better Protect White than Black American Youth against Suicidality

Shervin Assari; Babak Najand; Ronald Mincy; Cleopatra Caldwell

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 28 May 2022

Abstract
  Background: High income is a protective factor against suicidality for children, youth, and adults, however, recent research has documented weaker health effects of high income for Black than White individuals, a pattern also called marginalization-related diminished returns (MDRs).Objectives: In this ...  Read More

Original Article
Post-operative mortality and survival rate in the patients with esophageal carcinoma

Hassan Ali Mohebbi; soleiman heydari; Hamid Reza majdi; Mehran Pouraqajani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 June 2022

Abstract
  Background: Esophageal cancer is the 8th most common cancer and the 6th most common cause of cancer death worldwide. In Iran, its prevalence is high. Surgery is recommended for tumors in early stages. Objectives: This study aims to determine demographic data, therapeutic approaches, postoperative mortality, ...  Read More

Case Report
Pneumonia in COVID-19 Without Lower Respiratory Symptoms: A Case Report

Reyhaneh Abolghasemi; Masoumeh Saeedi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 April 2022

Abstract
  Introduction: The main symptoms of new coronavirus in patients are fever or chills, tiredness, and dry cough. In this case, we reported a woman who got involved in COVID-19 pneumonia with gastrointestinal instead of lower respiratory symptoms. Case Presentation: A 67 years old woman was referred to ...  Read More

Case Report
A case of 27-year-old localized solitary neurofibroma of the base tongue; a case report

Sohbat Rezaee; Manouchehr Avatef Fazeli; Arefeh Hedayati

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 May 2022

Abstract
  Introduction: Neurofibromas, benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors, are the most common among neural lesion. Neurofibromas are rare in head and neck location, although it may involve any part of oral cavity. However, tongue is the most common region.Case presentation: A 27 year-old man was admitted to ...  Read More