Delusion of Pregnancy as a Somatic-Type Delusional Disorder in a Young Male From the South of Iran

Reza Bidaki; Bonnie Bozorg; Mohammad Ayatollahi; Mehrdad Roozbeh

Volume 3, Issue 2 , May 2018, , Pages 69-70

  Introduction: Delusion of pregnancy is a bizarre delusion in which one feels s/he is carrying a fetus. The etiology is unknown, but aloneness, masturbation, and stress may precipitate this disorder. Case Presentation: We introduce a young, single man who has delusions of pregnancy. This type of delusion ...  Read More

Clinical Implications of Congenital Absence of Circumflex Coronary Artery

Ahmet Karabulut

Volume 2, Issue 3 , September 2017, , Pages 90-92

  Introduction: Coronary artery anomalies are rare clinical entities reported in 0.6% to 5.6% of diagnostic coronary angiographies. Anomalous origins of coronary arteries from distal segments are rarely reported. Presented herein is a coronary anomaly in which the circumflex artery (CX) originated as a ...  Read More

Primary Patency Rate of Superficial Femoral Artery Angioplasty in Patients with Stenosis/Occlusion of Femoropopliteal Artery

Pezhman Farshidmehr; Roozbeh Cheraghali; Hossein Zabihi Mahmoudabadi; Mohammad Sadra Nazari; Ali Gilani; Ehsan Rahimpour

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 35-38

  Background: The primary patency rate (PPR) is still controversial in angioplasty and heart bypass surgery for blood vessel repair and reconstruction in patients with femoropopliteal disease. Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the prolonged PPR rate in patients with stenosis/occlusion of the ...  Read More

Spontaneous Pneumothorax and Pneumomediastinum Following COVID-19

Ensieh Vahedi; Seyed Jalal Madani; Hamideh Molaee; Esmat Davoudi-Monfared

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2021, , Pages 39-41

  Background: Pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax are usually rare conditions after pneumonia. This study examines the progress of pneumonia of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to spontaneous pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum in a patient. Case Presentation: The patient was a 40-year-old man who ...  Read More

The Anti-inflammatory Role of Curcumin in Osteoarthritis: An Overview of Molecular and Radiologic Changes

Reza Gerami; Ramezan Jafari; Niloufar Nazeri; Amin Saburi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , February 2022, , Pages 1-3

  Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, causing pain and progressive disability in millions of people worldwide. The commonly prescribed medications for OA, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, have many side effects which has led the scientists to consider safer drugs as ...  Read More

The Saga of Non-COVID Patients in COVID Times: Our Experience in a Secondary Care Hospital in Hilly Terrain, Northern India

Sanat Kumar Khanna; Saurabh Maheshwari; Sai Vishal Goud Vaggu; Himanshu Chhagan Bayad; Shruti Samyal

Volume 7, Issue 1 , February 2022, , Pages 4-10

  Background: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic resulted in the diversion of all the resources, attention, and energy of the medical personnel and administration towards the management of COVID-19 patients. This resulted in unforeseen difficulties and hazards for non-COVID-19 patients in ...  Read More

The Association of Atorvastatin Therapy With COVID-19 Outcomes and Mortality

Hamid Reza Aghaei Meybodi; Seyedeh Zahra Fotook Kiaee; Marjan Akhavan; Samira Abbasloo; Mahnaz Pejman Sani

Volume 7, Issue 1 , February 2022, , Pages 11-16

  Background: The world is still witnessing a largely ongoing spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); therefore, the scientific findings in this area need to be shared promptly.Objectives: This study aimed to assess the usefulness of Atorvastatin treatment in reducing COVID-19 mortality in patients ...  Read More

Assessment of Bed Utilization Indicators of Medicine Ward of a Tertiary Level Hospital: A Cross-sectional Study in Eastern India

Manisha Sarkar; Urmila Dasgupta

Volume 7, Issue 1 , February 2022, , Pages 17-22

  Background: Efficient hospital bed utilization is an important function of hospital administrators. Scarcity of beds, overcrowding, and flooring are often the picture of tertiary hospitals.Objectives: This study aims to find out hospital bed utilization indicators such as average daily census, bed occupancy ...  Read More

Investigating Fire Protection Condition in the Units of Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran, Iran

Mojtaba Fazel; Ali Ardalan; Abbas Ostad Taghizadeh; Tahereh Yaghoubi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , February 2022, , Pages 23-27

  Background: Various studies indicate that in many cases, fire has broken out in hospitals.Objectives: This study aims to assess fire protection in the selected units of Imam Khomeini hospital located in Tehran, Iran in 2020.Methods: In this descriptive-analytic study, first, a researcher-made checklist ...  Read More

Assessing the Extent and Causes of Cancellation of Surgeries: An Important Issue in Improving the Efficiency of the Hospital

Hasan Jafari; Parvin Jafari; Mohammad Kazem Rahimi; Roohollah Arab Saniabadi; Farzaneh Zare Banadkooki

Volume 7, Issue 1 , February 2022, , Pages 28-32

  Background: Canceling surgery imposes the high cost of the healthcare provider system and wasted many energy and time from the patient and the care team.Objectives: This study examined the extent and reasons of canceling of surgeries in one of the hospitals affiliated to Shahid Sadoughi University of ...  Read More

Combination Therapy of ReciGen Interferon, Methylprednisolone, and Sovodak as a Candidate for Treatment of Patients With Severe COVID-19 in Iran: A Case Series

Zahra Kamiab; Ali Esmaeili Nadimi; Fatemeh Bahrehmand

Volume 7, Issue 1 , February 2022, , Pages 33-36

  Introduction: During the current worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (CPVID-19), this disease was first identified in Iran at the end of February. This study was conducted to examine patients with severe COVID-19 disease, who were treated with three medications, namely ReciGen, methylprednisolone, ...  Read More

Transfusion-Related Hemochromatosis Involving Pituitary Gland in a Patient of Beta-Thalassemia Major

Brikshya Gurung; Saurabh Maheshwari; Darshan Singh Grewal; Pratik Regmi; Ajay Khadka

Volume 7, Issue 1 , February 2022, , Pages 37-40

  Introduction: Hemochromatosis of the pituitary gland is a form of iron overload disease which occurs in different clinical conditions related to multiple blood transfusions.Case Presentation: We present a case of secondary hemochromatosis involving the pituitary gland and choroid plexus in an eight-year-old ...  Read More

Strategies for Improving the Diagnosis and Prevention of Malaria During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa

Olayinka Stephen Ilesanmi; Aanuoluwapo Adeyimika Afolabi; Ayomide Esther Bello

Volume 7, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 86-89

  The African continent is a known malaria-endemic region. 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 the health status of individuals on the African continent during ...  Read More

Blacks’ Diminished Salience of Age as a Determinant of Chronic Obstructive Respiratory Disease

Shervin Assari; Babak Najand; Ali Ayoubian

Volume 7, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 90-96

  Background: Age is a major determinant of chronic respiratory disease (CRD). This is important because CRD have a main role in shaping morbidity and mortality of individuals and populations. However, less research is done on whether age-related changes in development of CRD differ across diverse racial ...  Read More

Managing Neurosurgery in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bahram Aminmansour; Mehdi Shafiei; Masih Sabouri; Mehdi Mahmoodkhani; Mehrnaz Hematzadeh; Donya Sheibani Tehrani

Volume 7, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 97-104

  Background: COVID-19 quickly spread around the world as an epidemic with potentially unknown hazards. Like its impacts on various occupations, neurosurgery has undergone changes due to the virus, including changes in surgical planning, inpatient and outpatient clinics, emergency management, and even ...  Read More

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

Volume 7, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 105-108

  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

Prevalence of Different Types of Craniosynostosis in Isfahan, Iran

Ali Riazi; Mostafa Allami; Alireza Arabi; Mehrdad Larry

Volume 7, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 109-114

  Background: Craniosynostosis is a congenital deformity of the skull that occurs at birth.Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the frequency of different types of craniosynostosis in Isfahan, Iran.Methods: In this retrospective study, the records of all patients referred to the pediatric neurosurgery ...  Read More

Comparing the Efficacy of Amitriptyline and Melatonin on Tinnitus Treatment

Ahmad Chitsaz; Bahareh Rajol Dezfouli; Ahmad Rezaeian

Volume 7, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 115-118

  Background: Tinnitus is described as the perception of sounds occurring in one or both ears or inside the human head without external auditory stimuli.Objectives: This study aimed to compare the efficacy of amitriptyline and melatonin in the treatment of tinnitus.Methods: This study was a randomized ...  Read More

Variations in Anthropometric Parameters in Offspring of Type 2 Diabetes Patients

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

Volume 7, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 119-122

  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