Review Article
Is Aspirin Still the Cornerstone of Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease? An Historical and Practical Narrative Review

Carol Gravinese; Matteo Bianco; Enrico Cerrato; Paola Destefanis; Alessia Luciano; Alessandro Bernardi; Simone Bellucca; Ferdinando Varbella; Fiorenzo Gaita; Roberto Pozzi

Volume 2, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 94-101

  Aspirin is an irreversible and non-selective inhibitor of cyclo-oxygenase. It represents the cornerstone of antiplatelet therapy and is used in secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Disagreement over the optimal maintenance dosage still exists; in America and Europe the most used doses of aspirin ...  Read More

Original Article
Factors That Influence Nurses’ Work-Family Conflict, Job Satisfaction, and Intention to Leave in a Private Hospital in Turkey

Dilek Ekici; Kamuran Cerit; Tugba Mert

Volume 2, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 102-108

  Introduction: Nurses who have difficulty balancing their family role and responsibilities because of intense work pressure tend to leave their current jobs to work in organizations which offer better working conditions, lower workloads, and more managerial support. Objective: This study aimed to determine ...  Read More

Original Article
Effects of Different Doses of Fentanyl on the Sedation of Infants Under Mechanical Ventilation; A Randomized Clinical Trial

Bita Najafian; Hamed Eyvazloo; Mohammad Hossein Khosravi

Volume 2, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 109-112

  Background: Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a medical emergency in infants resulting from a lack of or deficiency in surfactant, and leads to pulmonary failure. Surfactant and mechanical ventilation are among the primary treatments for helping infants with respiration. Some sedative drugs, such ...  Read More

Original Article
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

Original Article
Effects of Different Times of Glutaraldehyde 2% on Bacillus subtilis Spores (In Vitro)

Eshagh Lasemi; Mohammad Hossain Kalantar Motamedi; Fina Navi; Maryam Rezae; Niousha Homay Nikfar; Zahra Danial; Roojan Azizpour

Volume 2, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 118-121

  Background: Due to the importance of disinfectant and sterilization of dental instruments, in total, 14%–28% of dentists, 13% of assistants, and 17% of healthcare workers (HCWs) have been subjected to the hepatitis B virus (HBV), and more than 200 healthcare providers (HCPs) pass away annually ...  Read More

Brief Report
Creating a Better Patient Safety Culture in Taiwan: The Viewpoints of Physicians and Registered Nurses

Chih-Hsuan Huang; Hsin-Hung Wu; Yii-Ching Lee; Li Li; Cheng-Feng Wu

Volume 2, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 122-124

  Background: Patient safety culture in healthcare organizations has become an important issue globally for improving medical services. In 2016, Taiwan’s National Health Insurance (NHI) system covered 99.6% of Taiwan’s population. With the enhancement of medical quality, patients expect medical ...  Read More

Case Report
Bilateral Facial Paralysis and Otitis Media as the First Presentations of Wegener’s Granulomatosis: A Case Report

Seyed Mohammad Javad Hosseini; Jaleh Yousefi; Habib Yaribeygi; Gholam Hossein Alishiri

Volume 2, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 125-127

  Introduction: Cranial nerve palsy in Wegener’s granulomatosis is a curious incident, particularly if it occurs without kidney or lung involvement. In a review of medical articles, only 1 case of Wegener’s granulomatosis with bilateral facial nerve palsy was found. Case Presentation: The patient ...  Read More