Review Article
Arrhythmias in Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension; A Narrative Review of the Current Literature

Dirk Bandorski; Reinhard Hoeltgen

Volume 3, Issue 2 , May 2018, Pages 37-43

  Incidence and prognostic relevance of supraventricular arrhythmias were evaluated in nine studies. These studies investigated patients with different forms of pulmonary hypertension. Supraventricular arrhythmias were more often found in patients with group two pulmonary hypertension. Common findings ...  Read More

Original Article
A Study of Cerebral Performance Categories Based on Initial Rhythm and Resuscitation Time Following In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in a State Hospital in Turkey

Faruk Cicekci; Ali Ulvi Uca; Inci Kara; Iskender Kara

Volume 3, Issue 2 , May 2018, Pages 44-49

  Background: The cerebral performance category (CPC) score is widely used in research and quality assurance to assess neurologic outcome following cardiac arrest. However, little is known about the results of the CPC in Turkey. Objective: This study aimed to determine whether the CPC is associated with ...  Read More

Original Article
Understanding Patients’ Meal Experiences through Staff’s Role: Study on Malaysian Public Hospitals

Reena Kumari Vijayakumaran; Anita Eves; Margaret Lumbers

Volume 3, Issue 2 , May 2018, Pages 50-58

  Background: One way to improve hospital food provision is certainly by understanding the management of hospital foodservices, but there is limited detailed information about staff roles in food provision in many hospitals around the world. Objective: The hospital meal experience of patients, a part of ...  Read More

Original Article
Intrapleural Fibrinolysis in Post-tubercular Loculated Pleural Effusions at a Tertiary-Care Respiratory Center: An Uncontrolled Blinded Before-After Intervention Study

Narayanan Subramanian; Debajyoti Bhattacharyya; Inam Danish Khan; Vishnu Prasad; Arun Kotaru; Vasu Vardhan; Kapil Pandya

Volume 3, Issue 2 , May 2018, Pages 59-63

  Background: Tuberculous, parapneumonic and traumatic loculated pleural-effusions pose therapeutic challenges due to resultant pleural-thickening and compromised lung-function for life. Tuberculosis is widely prevalent in developing countries, necessitating appropriate, effective, and economical treatment ...  Read More

Original Article
Occupational Stress and How to Confront It: A Case Study of a Hospital in Shiraz

Tahereh Shafaghat; Mohammad Kazem Rahimi Zarchi; Zahra Kavosi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , May 2018, Pages 64-68

  Background: Although all jobs can be stressful, occupational stress is an important issue in jobs that deal with human health. Evidence indicates that nursing is a stressful occupation. Objective: This research evaluated factors affecting occupational stress and strategies for coping with it. Methods: ...  Read More

Case Report
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