Comparing Lipid Levels of Smokers and Non-smokers in Sagamu, South-West, Nigeria

Emmanuel O. Taiwo; Lateef OA. Thanni

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 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

Cognitive Errors and Psychological Resilience in Patients With Social Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Cross-Sectional Study

Leila Salek Ebrahimi; Seyedeh Elnaz Mousavi; Banafsheh Gharraee; Jahangir Mohammadi Bytamar; Mohsen Saberi Isfeedvajani

Volume 4, Issue 1 , February 2019, , Pages 25-30

  Background: Cognitive errors have been presented as effective factors in the creation and continuation of obsessive–compulsive disorder and social anxiety disorder. Psychological resilience is an important factor in the tolerance of cognitive errors. Objective: The present study aimed to compare ...  Read More

Perception of Nurses Regarding Organizational Justice and Ethical Behavior; Organızational Culture in Hospitals

Zeynep Özsoy; Dilek Ekici

Volume 2, Issue 2 , May 2017, , Pages 41-46

  Background: The organizational culture, justice, and ethical practices found in nursing services and health services have numerical superiority and a significant importance.Objective: This descriptive study aimed to determine the relationship among ethical behavior, organizational justice and culture ...  Read More

Understanding Patients’ Meal Experiences through Staff’s Role: Study on Malaysian Public Hospitals

Reena Kumari Vijayakumaran; Anita Eves; Margaret Lumbers

Volume 3, Issue 2 , May 2018, , Pages 50-58

  Background: One way to improve hospital food provision is certainly by understanding the management of hospital foodservices, but there is limited detailed information about staff roles in food provision in many hospitals around the world. Objective: The hospital meal experience of patients, a part of ...  Read More

Determining Factors Influencing Length of Stay and Predicting Length of Stay Using Data Mining in the General Surgery Department

Samaneh Aghajani; Mehrdad Kargari

Volume 1, Issue 2 , May 2016, , Pages 53-58

  Background: Length of stay is one of the most important indicators in assessing hospital performance. A shorter stay can reduce the costs per discharge and shift care from inpatient to less expensive post-acute settings. It can lead to a greater readmission rate, better resource management, and more ...  Read More

Prevalence of Microorganisms and Antibiotic Sensitivity Among Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcer in Sulaimani City, Iraq

Aso Nasih Qadir; Bakhtiar Mohamed Mahmoud; Taha Othman Mahwi; Delman Mohammed Raoof Arif Al-Attar; Safeen Othman Mahmood

Volume 5, Issue 2 , June 2020, , Pages 56-63

  Background: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are responsible for days of costly hospitalization and are the major cause of medical lower limb amputations. Determining the appropriate antimicrobial therapy for DFUs is highly dependent on recognizing the microorganisms that cause them. Many reports have indicated ...  Read More

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

  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

The Relationship Between Performance Indicators and Readmission of Patients With Open Heart Surgery: A Case Study in Iran

Parvin Ebrahimi; Mohammadali Taghi Nattaj Darzi Naghibi; Soudabeh Vatankhah; Ghassem Faghanzadeh Ganji

Volume 4, Issue 2 , June 2019, , Pages 62-67

  Background: Open heart surgery is a prevalent therapeutic intervention for cardiovascular diseases. Significant adverse effects occur after heart surgery, one of which is patient readmission to the hospital. Objective: The present study aimed to determine the relationship between performance indicators ...  Read More

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 , June 2021, , Pages 65-70

  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

Comparison of Estrogen Receptor and Progesterone Receptor in Ductal Carcinoma and Lobular Carcinoma With Regard to Age Prevalence

Seyed Morteza Mousavi Naeini; Shaban Mehrvarz; Ali Mohammad Madahian; Shahram Manoochehry; Hamid Reza Rasouli

Volume 2, Issue 3 , September 2017, , Pages 68-71

  Background: Breast cancer is one of the most common women’s cancers, and the number of cases is increasing worldwide. Objective: The current study compared invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) and invasive ductal carcinoma with regard to the prevalence of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor ...  Read More

Comparing Anxiety, Depression, and Stress in Consanguineous Versus Non-Consanguineous Parents of Children With Deafness in Baqiyatallah Hospital’s Cochlear Implant Center From 2007 to 2009

Sima Noohi; Mohammad Ghalamfarsa; Esmat Davoudi Monfared

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 85-89

  Background: The birth of a child with a hearing disability is a stressful event in the family. Since consanguineous marriages are associated with the incidence of congenital hearing loss, it is expected that such parents will experience greater psychological problems. Objective: The current study investigated ...  Read More

Estimation Production Function of Inpatient Services and Input Productivity: A Cross-Sectional Study of Iran Selected Public Hospitals

Hamid Mohammadi; Mohammad Meskarpour-Amiri

Volume 1, Issue 3 , August 2016, , Pages 91-93

  Background: Optimal allocation of resources commensurate with performance improvement is the concerns of all countries including Iran. Estimation hospitals production function is important in the economic management of hospitals. Objective: The aim of this study was to estimate the production function ...  Read More

Viral Etiological Factors Causing Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) In Gaya Division, India

Roshan Kamal Topno; Krishna Pandey; Banke Bihari Singh; Manas Ranjan Dikhit; Ashish Kumar; Maneesh Kumar; Ganesh Chandra Sahoo; Vidya Nand Rabidas; Niyamat Ali Siddiqui; Wakil Paswan; Arjun Lal; Diwakar Singh Dinesh; Pradeep Das

Volume 4, Issue 3 , September 2019, , Pages 92-96

  Background: From Gaya and adjoining regions, the trend in patients admitted with acute neurological illness was investigated. Illnesses were identified as sudden outbreaks of Japanese virus encephalitis (JE), Herpes simplex virus encephalitis (HSV-1&2), and other acute encephalitis syndrome (AES). ...  Read More

A Cross-sectional Study of Patient Satisfaction With the Quality of Care in Ghana From an Adolescent’s Perspective

Emmanuel Anongeba Anaba; Moses Abile; Grace Adjei Okai

Volume 5, Issue 3 , September 2020, , Pages 98-104

  Background: Assessing patient satisfaction with care is crucial for healthcare quality improvement. However, little is known about patient satisfaction with care in adolescent-friendly health facilities in Ghana. Objectives: This study aimed to assess patient satisfaction with quality of healthcare in ...  Read More

Comparison of Depression and Quality of Life after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery in Patients With and Without Type D Personalities

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

Volume 6, Issue 3 , September 2021, , Pages 105-111

  Background: Recently, some studies have investigated type D personality as a critical factor in developing depression and reducing the quality of life.Objectives: This study aimed to compare depression and quality of life after coronary artery bypass graft surgery in patients with and without type D ...  Read More

Epidemiology of Hereditary Coagulation Bleeding Disorders: A 15-Year Experience From Southern Iran

Azadeh Farjami; Sezaneh Haghpanah; Peyman Arasteh; Rezvan Ardeshiri; Hakimeh Tavoosi; Zohre Zahedi; Shirin Parand; Mehran Karimi

Volume 2, Issue 4 , December 2017, , Pages 113-117

  Background: Data on the frequency of hereditary bleeding disorders (HBDs) and associated mortality and morbidities during a long-term follow-up from Iran are scarce. Objective: This study evaluated the epidemiologic features among patients with HBD in one of the largest referral centers in southern Iran. ...  Read More

Voluntary/Involuntary Admissions/Readmissions of Psychiatric Patients in a University Hospital in Turkey From 2008 to 2016

Bahadır Geniş; Behçet Coşar; Selçuk Candansayar; Nermin Gürhan

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 123-129

  Background: The treatment and hospitalization of psychiatric patients has been a dilemma for many years. Many countries have different specific legislations regarding the hospitalization and treatment of mental patients. Objective: In the current study, 4100 voluntary/involuntary psychiatric admissions ...  Read More

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 , December 2019, , Pages 128-133

  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

Effects of Patient Education Program on the Quality of Nursing Care and Inpatient Satisfaction in Surgical Wards of Selected Hospitals in Isfahan, Iran

Shahnaz Keifi; Mohsen Shahriari; Zahra Baghersad; Donya Sheibani-Tehrani; Farzaneh Rejalian

Volume 1, Issue 4 , November 2016, , Pages 129-134

  Background: The implementation of patient education within a hospital is a difficult task that plays a key role in improving and controlling diseases and providing quality healthcare services. Objective: The current study evaluated the effect of patient education on the quality of nursing care and inpatient ...  Read More

Educational Attainment and Satisfaction With the Healthcare System: Racial Variation

Shervin Assari

Volume 5, Issue 4 , December 2020, , Pages 141-149

  Background: As shown by Minorities’ Diminished Returns (MDRs), ethnic minorities show weaker than expected effects of education level on health outcomes. However, this pattern is better demonstrated for health behaviors and health care utilization than satisfaction with care. Additionally, more ...  Read More

Characteristics of Dialysis Patients in Hemodialysis Centers in Isfahan

Mohammad Sodavi; Shahrzad Shahidi; Donya Sheibani-Tehrani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 21-25

  Background: Chronic kidney disease is a health problem in today’s world and hemodialysis is an alternative method for patients with chronic renal failure. Preparing provincial and national information on the situation of patients can play a significant role in improving the quality of services ...  Read More

Localized Aortic Root Dissection Secondary to Contrast Agent Injection: Feasibility of Conservative Follow-up With Echocardiography

Ahmet Karabulut

Volume 2, Issue 1 , February 2017, , Pages 21-23

  Introduction: Iatrogenic aortocoronary dissection (ACD) is a nightmare in interventional cardiology. Although ACD is rarely reported, the real-world prevalence is suspected of being higher due to unreported cases. The right coronary artery (RCA) ostium is involved in the majority of cases, and dissections ...  Read More

Prevalence of Dissociative Experiences in Those Referred to Emergency Psychiatric Centers After Attempting Suicide

Ali Firoozabadi; Leila Razeghian Jahromi; Shokoofeh Yaghmaie

Volume 3, Issue 1 , February 2018, , Pages 22-27

  Background: Dissociation is a symptom that can be related to traumatic childhood events. Dissociation in some cases is categorized in a distinct subgroup from other psychiatric disorders. Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of dissociative experiences in patients who ...  Read More

Correlation Between Suicide Attempts and a History of Childhood Abuse in Adults Referring to the Toxicity Emergency Units of Yazd City, Iran

Elham Bazdar; Bonnie Bozorg; Fatemeh Ayoobi; Hamid Owliae; Reza Bidaki

Volume 5, Issue 1 , March 2020, , Pages 24-27

  Background: Child abuse is defined as any act or omission which causes physical or psychological harassment and lasting effects on children. Injuries resulting from child abuse are widespread, and this trauma can lead to psychological problems in adulthood. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate ...  Read More

Economic Performance Analysis of Selected Military Hospitals Using Hospital Indicators and Inpatient Bed-Day Cost

Ehsan Teymourzadeh; Mohammadkarim Bahadori; Mohammad Meskarpour-Amiri; Javad Khoshmanzar; Sayyed-Morteza Hosseini-Shokouh

Volume 4, Issue 1 , February 2019, , Pages 31-38

  Background: Hospitals, the main providers of healthcare services, are costly centers which account for about 80% of the health sector budget and have a huge share of resources. Objective: This study aimed to analyze the economic performance of selected military hospitals in Tehran using hospital indicators ...  Read More