Original Article
Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection After Appendectomy for Acute Appendicitis; Results of a Cross-Sectional Study Carried out at a Community Hospital in Qatar (2013-2016)

Humberto Guanche Garcell; Ariadna Villanueva Arias; Cristobal A. Pancorbo Sandoval; Adam Bode Sado; Ramón Nonato Alfonso Serrano; Francisco Gutierrez García

Volume 4, Issue 2 , June 2019, Pages 45-49


  Background: Identifying risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) after appendectomies could be useful in focusing prevention programs. Objective: The current study aimed to identify the risk factors associated with SSI in a cohort of patients from a single center in Western Qatar. Methods: This ...  Read More

Original Article
Immunosuppressive Drugs and Kidney Post-transplant Diabetes Mellitus

Ismael Bilal Ismael; Sarhang Hasan Azeez

Volume 4, Issue 2 , June 2019, Pages 50-56


  Background: As the rate of renal transplantation increases, more immunosuppressive drugs such as cyclosporine A (CsA) are consumed, particularly during the early months following transplantation, leading to post-transplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM) which can cause death. Objective: The present study examined ...  Read More

Original Article
Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistance to Isonicotinylhydrazide and Rifampicin in Culture Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients from 2014 to 2016 in Zahedan City, Iran

Seyed Mohammad Hashemi Shahri; Fatemeh Fardoust; Shokoufeh Mogharabi Ostad Kalayeh; Mohammad Ghenaatpisheh Sanani

Volume 4, Issue 2 , June 2019, Pages 57-61


  Background: One third of the world’s population is infected with TB, and the disease is known as the second deadly global infection, even more severe than measles. The disease kills about 2 million people a year. Approximately 8 million people in the world are affected by advanced tuberculosis ...  Read More

Original Article
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

Case Report
Atomoxetine Induced Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Mengühan Araz Altay

Volume 4, Issue 2 , June 2019, Pages 68-70


  Introduction: Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder in children and adolescents. Atomoxetine is a non-stimulant drug used in the treatment of ADHD. Case Presentation: In this article, a case of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) which occurred in ...  Read More

Case Report
Transcervical Migration of an Essure® Coil

Thomas A. Paterniti; Lee Weber; Gene Krishingner; Sarfraz Ahmad

Volume 4, Issue 2 , June 2019, Pages 71-74


  Introduction: Essure® device malposition is a rare, but clinically significant complication, for which management is idiosyncratic. This case report describes an unusual example of Essure® migration in order to clarify reasonable management options. Case Presentation: A 50-year old G4P2022 underwent ...  Read More