Systematic Review
1. Quality of Life in Patients With Liver Cirrhosis: A Systematic Review

Marzieh Pazokian; Maryam Esmaeili

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 111-116

http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/hpr.2019.23

Abstract
  Background: Quality of life (QOL) is a powerful phrase that reflects maintaining health and well-being in different societies and cultures, reflecting the positive and negative aspects of people’s lives. Patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) have an undesirable QOL, and this has become one of the ...  Read More

Original Article
2. The Epidemiology, Therapeutic Patterns, Outcome, and Challenges in Managing Septic Shock in a Sub-Saharan African Intensive Care Unit: A Cross-Sectional Study

Junette Arlette Metogo Mbengono; Joël Noutakdie Tochie; Ferdinand Ndom Ntock; Yves Bertrand Nzoaungo; Stephane Kona; Glwadys Ngono Ateba; Cassandra Tocko; Aminata Colibaly; Gérard Beyiha; Jacqueline Ze Minkande

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 117-121

http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/hpr.2019.24

Abstract
  Background: Septic shock (SS) is a health priority in sub-Saharan Africa. However, there is a dearth of data in this regard. Objective: This study aimed to determine the epidemiology, therapeutic patterns, outcome, and challenges in managing SS in a tertiary intensive care unit (ICU) of sub-Saharan Africa. ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Educational Attainment Better Increases the Chance of Breast Physical Exam for Non-Hispanic Than Hispanic American Women: National Health Interview Survey

Shervin Assari; Mohsen Bazargan

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 122-127

http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/hpr.2019.25

Abstract
  Background: The Minorities’ Diminished Returns (MDRs) theory suggests that the health effect of educational attainment is considerably smaller for members of racial and ethnic minority groups than for Whites. Objective: The current study explored the racial and ethnic differences in the association ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Patient Flow Analysis in General Hospitals: How Clinical Disciplines Affect Outpatient Wait Times

Afsoon Aeenparast; Faranak Farzadi; Farzaneh Maftoon; Hossien Yahyazadeh

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 128-133

http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/hpr.2019.26

Abstract
  Background: Overcrowding is an important problem for outpatient services in healthcare facilities. Patient flow analysis (PFA) is a useful method for identifying inefficiencies in and facilitating patient flow. Objective: PFA was used to estimate patient wait time and determine how different clinical ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Effect of Active Dynamic Versus Passive Static Stretching on Hamstring Muscle Tightness in Healthy Female Students: A Randomized Trial Study

Mojtaba Heshmatipour; Azam Esfandiari; Maryam Kazemi Naeini; Mehdi Raei; Omolbanin Firoozpur; Neda Shariatinia; Kiavash Hushmandi

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 134-138

http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/hpr.2019.27

Abstract
  Background: For decades, static stretching has been the standard benchmark for training programs, because it has been shown to increase flexibility compared with other methods of stretching. Objective: The current study investigated and compared the effects of active dynamic stretching and passive static ...  Read More

Case Report
6. A Self-inflicted Hot Oil Burn in a Male With a Major Psychiatric Disorder: A Case Report

Zahra Ismaili Shahroudi Moqaddam; Mohsen Saberi Isfeedvajani

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 139-141

http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/hpr.2019.28

Abstract
  Introduction: Suicide is a major challenge to public health worldwide, and self-inflicted burn is one of the most violent suicide methods. Case Presentation: In this case, a self-inflicted hot oil burn in a male with schizotypal personality and major depressive disorder is reported. Conclusion: Psychiatric ...  Read More