Short Communication
Audit of Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Rates: A Canadian Retrospective Cross-Sectional Database Review

Devon Evans; Margaret Burnett

Volume 3, Issue 1 , February 2018, Pages 1-5

  Background: Minimally invasive hysterectomy is generally preferable to abdominal hysterectomy. The technicity index (TI) is the proportion of hysterectomies performed by minimally invasive surgery. Many centers globally have started to audit local TI as a quality indicator, but only a handful have published ...  Read More

Original Article
Sickness absenteeism of Healthcare Workers in a Teaching Hospital

Maryam Mollazadeh; Maryam Saraei; Ramin Mehrdad; Nazanin Izadi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , February 2018, Pages 6-10

  Background: Absence from work for health reasons is known as “sickness absenteeism”. Frequent sick leave is a major concern to any organization, especially hospitals. Objective: This study analyzed the extent and causes of sickness absenteeism in a teaching hospital and evaluated its corelation ...  Read More

Original Article
Knowledge, Attitude, and Contraceptive Preferences Among Postpartum Women in Izzi, Ezza South, and Ikwo Local Government Areas of Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Rita Anaba; Emmanuel Ajuluchukwu Ugwa; Iwasam Elemi Agbor; Matthew Igwe Nwali; Bright Orji

Volume 3, Issue 1 , February 2018, Pages 11-15

  Background: The fertility rate is high and the contraceptive prevalence rate is very low in Nigeria. Thus, women in Nigeria are exposed to the dangers of unwanted and unplanned pregnancies. Objective: The current study aimed to determine the levels of knowledge, attitudes, and contraceptive preferences ...  Read More

Original Article
Medical Errors Disclosure: Is It Good or Bad?

Amirashkan Nasiripour; Pouran Raeissi; Mehrnoosh Jafari

Volume 3, Issue 1 , February 2018, Pages 16-21

  Background: In the treatment and health process, there are a lot of dangers to patients, and the increased number of medical errors is one of the most important circumstances of this process. Objective: The present research purposed to decrease medical errors through disclosure of them in hospitals of ...  Read More

Original Article
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

Brief Report
Preventing Traumatic Urinary Catheter Insertion Through a Computerized Ordering System: Quasi-experimental Study From a Tertiary Academic Center

Ted Lee; Heiko Yang; David A. Haneuer; Julian Wan

Volume 3, Issue 1 , February 2018, Pages 28-31

  Background: Iatrogenic urethral injury is a well-known risk of urinary catheter insertion. Associated morbidities include stricture formation, catheter associated infection, risk for instrumentation, and extended length of stay. Yet, insufficient attention is paid to its prevention. Objective: This study ...  Read More

Case Report
Steroid Cell Tumor of Ovary Diagnosed After Delivery; Case Report

Nurullah Damburacı; Barış Sevinç; Şirin Küçük; Nebi Sürüm; Cenk Şahin Güler; Ömer Karahan

Volume 3, Issue 1 , February 2018, Pages 32-34

  Introduction: Steroid cell tumors (SCTs) constitute less than 0.1% of all ovarian tumors. They are divided into 3 categories according to cell of origin: Stromal Luteoma arising from stromal cells of the ovary, Leydig cell tumor arising from Leydig cells, and SCT not otherwise specified (NOS) when the ...  Read More