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. Therapeutic Potential of Traditional Indian Herbal Medicine in COVID-19: A Narrative Review

Snigdha Singh; Danish Javed; Sukhes Mukherjee; Rishabh Mittal; Nidhi Chourasia; Amit Agrawal; Ashwin Kotnis

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 42-50

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2021.09

Abstract
  Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a global challenge to the health care system. A novel agent to combat this deadly virus is still a matter of research. Herbal molecules have served humanity since the beginning. Objectives: This narrative review aims to study the antiviral properties ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Factors Influencing Turnover Intention of Physicians in Deprived Areas

Zahra Nikkhah-Farkhani; Azadeh Soltani

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 51-58

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2021.10

Abstract
  Background: The lack of specialist physicians is a major concern in developing countries, especially in deprived cities. Objectives: 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 ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Highlighting the Relevance of Motivation and Job Satisfaction of Nurses in Ghanaian Hospitals

Charles Owusu-Aduomi Botchwey

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 59-64

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2021.11

Abstract
  Background: Provision of quality and accessible health services comes with its challenges. Therefore, the need to highlight how motivation and job satisfaction can impact nurses’ performances at the Korle-Bu teaching hospital. Objectives: The research aimed to practically highlight nurses’ ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Age and the 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

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 65-70

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2021.12

Abstract
  Background: Endotracheal intubation (EI) associated with mechanical ventilation (MV) is frequently performed in critically ill patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) with sepsis. Objectives: This study aimed to assess the impact of important factors on the duration of tracheal intubation in patients ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Identifying the Factors Affecting the Management of Addiction Treatment Clinics: A Qualitative Study

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

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 71-74

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2021.13

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

Brief Report
6. Relationship Between Educational Justice and Academic Burnout in Medical Interns

Arash Malakian; Mehdi Sayyah; Kowsar Motamed

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 75-79

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2021.14

Abstract
  Background: Poor teaching and lack of proper relations between teacher and student and various other causes affect students’ academic burnout. Objectives: Present study was conducted to determine the relationship between educational justice and academic burnout in medical interns of Ahvaz Jundishapur ...  Read More

Case Report
7. Pachymeningitis in a Patient With Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis; A Case Report

Gholam Hossein Alishiri; Ehsan Rahmanian; Mahsa Ramezanpour

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 80-82

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2021.15

Abstract
  Inrtoduction: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a systematic and necrotizing vasculitis with positive autoimmune antibodies. Some studies have 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 ...  Read More

1. Ethical Issues in COVID-19 Pandemic

Mohsen Saberi Isfeedvajani; Foroozan Fares; Zahra Ismaili Shahroudi Moqaddam

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

http://dx.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

2. 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

http://dx.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

3. 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

http://dx.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

4. 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

http://dx.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

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

http://dx.doi.org/10.21859/hpr-0104141

Abstract
  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. 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

Abstract
  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
2. Effect of Type D personality on Depression, and Quality of Life in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease after Open-heart Surgery

Shahriar Mali; Nahid Khaje Mogehi; Somaye Hajatnia; Aida Farsham; Elham Hasibi; Reza Bidaki

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 August 2021

Abstract
  Introduction: Some studies the recent years investigate Type-D personality as a key factor in the development of depression and reduction of quality of life.Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare depression and quality of life after open-heart surgery in patients with and without Type-D personality.Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Prevalence of renal colic in the emergency departments: A multi-center study

Mehdi Torabi; Fahimeh Shojaee; Moghaddameh Mirzaee

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 August 2021

Abstract
  Background: Since kidney calculi are the most common cause of kidney failure, in this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of renal colic and its risk factors in the patients referred to two emergency departments during a year.Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Examination of Physiological Changes Seen In Workers Using Breathing Masks During COVID-19 pandemic

Hasan Sultanoğlu; Mustafa Boğan; Tuba Erdem Sultanoğlu; Hasan Baki Altınsoy

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 August 2021

Abstract
  Background:There are very few studies in the literature evaluating the effects of mask use on physiological parameters.Objectives:The aim of this study is to examine physiological changes due to use of masks in healthcare workers who use respiratory masks for long hours in the emergency room during the ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Trend of Device-associated HAIs in an adult ICU of a tertiary care hospital: a need to revamp preventive strategies

Bineeta Kashyap; Rajat Jhamb; Rituparna Saha; Pratima Prasad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 August 2021

Abstract
  BACKGROUND: Device associated Infections (DAIs) like Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP), Central-Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI), and Catheter-Related Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) constitute predominant healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in ICUs. OBJECTIVES: The study aims ...  Read More

Review Article
6. A review of the role of interleukin-2 in the pathophysiology of Major Depressive Disorder in Hospitalized patients

Leila Sadat Mirseifi; Seyed Alireza Seyed Ebrahimi; Elham karamian; Zahra Sadat Goli

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 September 2021

Abstract
  Hospitalization due to any reason or medical condition is associated with fear, anxiety, and depression. psychological and physiological factors have a significant impact on hospitalization outcomes. Many depressed patients do not complain of dysphoric mood, and their predominant clinical features present ...  Read More

Original Article
7. Punctuality of Patients and physicians in an outpatient setting: which has a greater effect on waiting time?

Afsoon Aeenparast; Farzaneh Maftoon; Faranak Farzadi; Hossien Yahyazadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 September 2021

Abstract
  Background: Patients’ waiting time for healthcare services is identified as one of the key measurements of an effective health system. This factor has an important role in patients’ satisfaction as well. One factor that is related to the waiting time is patients’ punctuality. In this ...  Read More