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.

 

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

 

Frequency: 4 Issues Per Year

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

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 41-45

https://doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2022.09

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 P. Taiwo

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 46-49

https://doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2022.10

Abstract
  Background: The risk of developing diabetes mellitus for an individual with a positive family history of the disease is two- to fourfold higher in an offspring of a diabetic compared with offspring of non-diabetic shown by serum glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels. There is paucity of data on pre-diabetes ...  Read More

Original Article
Family Income May Better Protect White Than Black American Youth Against Suicidality

Shervin Assari; Babak Najand; Ronald Mincy; Cleopatra Caldwell

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 50-57

https://doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2022.11

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

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 58-62

https://doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2022.12

Abstract
  Background: Esophageal cancer is the eighth-most common cancer and the sixth-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 ...  Read More

Original Article
The Time Lag Between the Onset of Symptoms and Diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis in Sulaymaniyah Province, Iraq

Raouf Rahim Merza; Lawen Jamal Mustafa

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 63-68

https://doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2022.13

Abstract
  Background: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic, progressive, and disabling disease among rheumatological diseases.Objectives: Current study aimed to investigate the Time lag between the onset of symptoms and final diagnosis of AS, and also identify the factors that contribute to that delay in Sulaymaniyah ...  Read More

Original Article
Effectiveness of the Concept Map in Nursing Education; Developing a Tool for Student Opinions

Saadet Lale Tarım; Yasemin Boy; Döndü Şanlıtürk

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 69-76

https://doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2022.14

Abstract
  Background: To test the effectiveness of concept maps used in the education of nursing students in the field of health, we need to use measurement tools.Objectives: The purpose of the study was to develop “Scale for the Effectiveness of Concept Maps in Nursing Education (SECMNE)”.Methods: ...  Read More

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

Reyhaneh Abolghasemi; Masoumeh Saeedi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 77-80

https://doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2022.15

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 an ...  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

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2022, Pages 81-84

https://doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2022.16

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

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

Original Article
Variations in Anthropometric Parameters in Offspring of Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Emmanuel O. Taiwo; Lateef O. Thanni; Oyesimisola P. Taiwo

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 October 2022

Abstract
  Background: The risk of developing diabetes mellitus for an individual with a positive family history of the disease is two-to fourfold higher in an offspring of a diabetic compared with offspring of non-diabetic. Objectives: This study aimed to assess the anthropometric parameters of offspring of type ...  Read More

Original Article
The Effects of Nasal Septoplasty on the Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: A Quasi-experimental Study

Manouchehr Avatef Fazeli; Arefeh Hedayati; Amrollah Dehghani; Mohamadreza Hedayati; Fatemeh Zaremehrjardi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 October 2022

Abstract
  Background: Sleep disorders of breathing encompass a spectrum of disorders ranging from primary snoring to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), which leads to septoplasty in the most patients.Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of nasal septoplasty surgery on the severity ...  Read More

Original Article
An Investigation of the COVID-19-Related Anxiety Levels of Individuals According to Some Demographic Variables

Kamuran Cerit

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 November 2022

Abstract
  Background: Pandemics such as COVID-19 create heightened fear and anxiety, causing deterioration in the behaviours, social and psychological well-being of people. It can be thought that the anxiety levels of healthcare workers will increase more because they have a higher risk of contamination, work ...  Read More

Original Article
Prevalence of Vertebral Compression Fracture Among Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

Hemn Hassan Mohamed; Raouf Rahim Merza

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 November 2022

Abstract
  Background: The risk of fractured vertebral increases in patients with rheumatoid arthritis as they are more likely to suffer from osteopenia, and osteoporosis. Objectives: This study aimed to investigating the rate and risk factors of vertebral fractures in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Methods: ...  Read More

Review Article
STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING THE DIAGNOSIS AND PREVENTION OF MALARIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Olayinka Stephen Ilesanmi; Aanuoluwapo Adeyimika Afolabi; Ayomide Esther Bello

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 November 2022

Abstract
  The African continent is a known malaria-endemic region, with regular outbreaks of malaria occurring throughout the year. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, COVID-19/malaria co-infection is of critical importance in Africa due to the similarities in the manifestation of their symptoms. To avert compromising ...  Read More

Original Article
Determined the Frequency of Neurosurgeries Canceled due to the Asymptomatic COVID-19 in the Patients

Mehdi Shafiei; Mehdi Mahmoodkhani; Soroush Najafi; Shohre Jafari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 November 2022

Abstract
  Background The COVID-19 epidemic has caused severe complications, deaths, and damage to societies, and the disease course is unpredictable and ranges from asymptomatic infections to multi-organ failure and death. The present study determined the frequency of neurosurgeries canceled owing to the asymptomatic ...  Read More