Review Article
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Resources for Risk Stratification of Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome

Dilceu Silveira Tolentino Júnior; Eliseu Miranda de Assis; Roberto Carlos de Oliveira

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

  Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) results from acute obstruction of a coronary artery which is responsible for a high mortality rate worldwide. The consequences depend on the degree and location of the obstruction and vary from unstable angina to non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), ST-segment ...  Read More

Short Communication
Epidemiology, Reported Injury Characteristics of Brain Trauma: Evidences Collected from a Level-One-Trauma Center in Zahedan City, Iran

Minoo Sharbafshaaer

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2021, Pages 7-10

  Background: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the damage to brain tissue and disruption of the brain function caused by an external mechanical force as evidenced by documented medical records. Objectives: The study aimed to estimate the prevalence of TBI through age-groups, severity, and mechanism of TBI. ...  Read More

Original Article
Socio-Demographic and Clinical Profile of Health Care Workers Diagnosed for COVID-19 by Truenat at a Tertiary Care COVID Hospital

Bineeta Kashyap; Rajat Jhamb; Narendra Pal Singh; Krishna Sarkar; Rajnish Avasthi; Ashwani Khanna

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2021, Pages 11-17

  Background: In December 2019, in Wuhan, China; a new coronavirus emerged that had not been previously identified in humans. Hence is crucial to characterize the infection risk among infected health care workers (HCWs), being responsible for secondary transmission to patients, and others. Objectives: ...  Read More

Original Article
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

Original Article
Factors Affecting Medical Equipment Management in the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis: A Mixed Qualitative and Quantitative Study

Vahid Khodadadi; Asghar Bakrani; Mohammad Hossein Vafaie

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2021, Pages 23-28

  Background: Medical equipment plays an important role in community health in critical situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Objectives: This study was conducted to determine and identify the factors affecting the management of medical equipment in crisis situations. Methods: The present study was ...  Read More

Original Article
Is the Ratio of Retracted Iranian Papers Compatible With Their Research Growth Rate? An International Database Survey

Mohamad Amin Pourhoseingholi; Farshid Rahimibashar; Masoum Khosh Fetrat; Amir Vahedian-Azimi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2021, Pages 29-34

  Background: Retraction of articles occurs as a result of scientific misconducts or honest errors. Objectives: This study aimed to identify the frequency of retracted Iranian publications, compared to those of other countries and adjust them with influential parameters. Methods: All publications that ...  Read More

Case Series
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

Case Report
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