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.


There are no submission fees or article processing charges for authors submitting their articles to the Hospital Practices and Research.


Frequency: 4 Issues Per Year

Review Article
1. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Resources for Risk Stratification of Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome

Dilceu Silveira Tolentino Júnior; Eliseu Miranda de Assis; Roberto Carlos de Oliveira

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 1-6

  Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) results from acute obstruction of a coronary artery which is responsible for a high mortality rate worldwide. The consequences depend on the degree and location of the obstruction and vary from unstable angina to non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), ST-segment ...  Read More

Short Communication
2. Epidemiology, Reported Injury Characteristics of Brain Trauma: Evidences Collected from a Level-One-Trauma Center in Zahedan City, Iran

Minoo Sharbafshaaer

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 7-10

  Background: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the damage to brain tissue and disruption of the brain function caused by an external mechanical force as evidenced by documented medical records. Objectives: The study aimed to estimate the prevalence of TBI through age-groups, severity, and mechanism of TBI. ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Socio-Demographic and Clinical Profile of Health Care Workers Diagnosed for COVID-19 by Truenat at a Tertiary Care COVID Hospital

Bineeta Kashyap; Rajat Jhamb; Narendra Pal Singh; Krishna Sarkar; Rajnish Avasthi; Ashwani Khanna

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 11-17

  Background: In December 2019, in Wuhan, China; a new coronavirus emerged that had not been previously identified in humans. Hence is crucial to characterize the infection risk among infected health care workers (HCWs), being responsible for secondary transmission to patients, and others. Objectives: ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Comparing Lipid Levels of Smokers and Non-smokers in Sagamu, South-West, Nigeria

Emmanuel O. Taiwo; Lateef OA. Thanni

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 18-22

  Background: Serum lipid levels are known to be affected by the level of smoking of individuals in an environment. The prevalence of current smokers in Nigeria is 10.4%. Objectives: This study aimed to assess the blood lipid levels of selected people of Sagamu, Nigeria. Methods: This study involved 100 ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Factors Affecting Medical Equipment Management in the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis: A Mixed Qualitative and Quantitative Study

Vahid Khodadadi; Asghar Bakrani; Mohammad Hossein Vafaie

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 23-28

  Background: Medical equipment plays an important role in community health in critical situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Objectives: This study was conducted to determine and identify the factors affecting the management of medical equipment in crisis situations. Methods: The present study was ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Is the Ratio of Retracted Iranian Papers Compatible With Their Research Growth Rate? An International Database Survey

Mohamad Amin Pourhoseingholi; Farshid Rahimibashar; Masoum Khosh Fetrat; Amir Vahedian-Azimi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 29-34

  Background: Retraction of articles occurs as a result of scientific misconducts or honest errors. Objectives: This study aimed to identify the frequency of retracted Iranian publications, compared to those of other countries and adjust them with influential parameters. Methods: All publications that ...  Read More

Case Series
7. Primary Patency Rate of Superficial Femoral Artery Angioplasty in Patients with Stenosis/Occlusion of Femoropopliteal Artery

Pezhman Farshidmehr; Roozbeh Cheraghali; Hossein Zabihi Mahmoudabadi; Mohammad Sadra Nazari; Ali Gilani; Ehsan Rahimpour

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 35-38

  Background: The primary patency rate (PPR) is still controversial in angioplasty and heart bypass surgery for blood vessel repair and reconstruction in patients with femoropopliteal disease. Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the prolonged PPR rate in patients with stenosis/occlusion of the ...  Read More

Case Report
8. Spontaneous Pneumothorax and Pneumomediastinum Following COVID-19

Ensieh Vahedi; Seyed Jalal Madani; Hamideh Molaee; Esmat Davoudi-Monfared

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 39-41

  Background: Pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax are usually rare conditions after pneumonia. This study examines the progress of pneumonia of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to spontaneous pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum in a patient. Case Presentation: The patient was a 40-year-old man who ...  Read More

1. 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 , Spring 2016, , Pages 47-52

  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

2. Ethical Issues in COVID-19 Pandemic

Mohsen Saberi Isfeedvajani; Foroozan Fares; Zahra Ismaili Shahroudi Moqaddam

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

  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

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

Emmanuel Ajuluchukwu Ugwa; Ugwa Charity

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

  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

4. 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 , Summer 2016, , Pages 83-86

  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

5. Drug Supply Chain Management and Implementation of Health Reform Plan in Teaching Hospital Pharmacies of Ahvaz, Iran

Effat Jahanbani; Reza Shakoori; Masoume Bagheri-Kahkesh

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 141-145

  Background: Drugs play a strategic role as a health commodity. Thus, the supply chain management of drugs is an important issue to reducing costs and thereby improving patient health. Objective: This study evaluated the status of drug supply chain management and health reform in the pharmaceutical sector ...  Read More

Original Article
1. Age and Length of Hospital Stay in Patients With Sepsis at the ICU Admission Can Prolong the Duration of Endotracheal Intubation

Farshid Rahimibashar; Amir Vahedian azimi; Mahmood Salesi; Masoum Khosh Fetrat

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 January 2021

  Background: Endotracheal intubation (EI) associated with mechanical ventilation (MV) is frequently performed in critical ill patients admitted in ICU with sepsis. Methods: Adult patients admitted in the mixed medical–surgical ICUs with sepsis at the ICU admission who needs prolonged mechanical ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Neuromuscular Blocking Agent Use in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Which Variable is Important?

Farshid Rahimibashar; Mahmood Salesi; Amir Vahedian-Azimi; Masoum Khosh Fetrat

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 February 2021

  Background: The study of neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) in the management of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has provided conflicting results in terms of their effect on mortality. Objectives: The main purpose of this study was to evaluate mortality in ARDS patients who underwent NMBA. Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Factor Influencing Turnover Intention of Physicians in Deprived Areas

zahra Nikkhah-Farkhani; Azadeh Soltani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 March 2021

  Introduction: Lack of specialist physicians is a major concern in developing countries, especially in deprived cities. This study aimed to identify the predictive variables of the turnover intention of physicians working in an undeveloped and deprived city in Iran. Methods: Participants were 100 physicians ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Identifying the Factors Affecting the Management of Addiction Treatment Clinics, a Qualitative Study

Iraj Abdi; Ali Komeili; Leila Riahi; Seyed Jamaledin Tabibi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 October 2020

  Background: Due to the expansion of addiction treatment clinics and the costs that these clinics incur on the government and the families of addicts, it is necessary to monitor the performance of these clinics and the need to pay attention to the principles of management, efficiency and effectiveness. ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Relationship Between Educational Justice and Academic Burnout in Medical Interns

Arash Malakian; Mehdi Sayyah; Kowsar Motamed

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 November 2020

  Introduction: Poor teaching and lack of proper relations between teacher and student and various other causes affect students' academic burnout. Therefore, the present study was conducted to determine the relationship between educational justice and academic burnout in medical interns of Ahvaz Jundishapur ...  Read More

Case Report
6. Pachymeningitis in a patient with granulomatosis with polyangitis; a case report

Ehsan Rahmanian; Gholam Hossein Alishiri; Mahsa Ramezanpour

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 March 2021

  Introduction: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a systematic and necrotizing vasculitis with positive autoimmune antibodies. Some studies have been reported the prevalence of eye involvement between 40-50% of cases. Retro orbital granuloma is a rare complication of GPA which should be treated by surgical ...  Read More

Letter to Editor
7. Non Invasive Ventilation Mask a threat for Health Care Workers in COVID-19 Outbreak

Yaser Saeid; Mohammad Ali heikhbeig; Malihe Sadat Moayed

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 April 2021

  COVID-19 is a pandemic disease with unknown process and treatment that has affected countries around the world. A number of patients need respiratory support following the progression of the disease and the occurrence of acute respiratory failure (1). According to severe acute respiratory failure and ...  Read More