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

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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