Mini Review
Partial 2-Stage Revision in Chronic Hip Arthroplasty Infections: A Review

Francesco Castagnini; Luca Busanelli; Giovanni Bracci; Enrico Tassinari; Federico Biondi; Claudio Masetti; Aldo Toni

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 72-75

  Background: Periprosthetic hip infections (PHIs) are troublesome complications of hip arthroplasties. The gold standard procedure for treating chronic PHI is a 2-stage approach. Recently, however, more conservative approaches have been developed to spare the osseointegrated components and avoid sequestra, ...  Read More

New Legionella Control Options by UV and Violet LEDs for Hospitals and Care Facilities

Martin Hessling; Julian Schmid; Katharina Hoenes; Petra Vatter

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 76-78

  Legionella infections caused by contaminated water are a widespread problem worldwide. Discharge lamps like mercury vapor lamps are widely known for the disinfection properties of their radiation, but they suffer technical disadvantages, like high voltages and toxic content, and are, therefore, not suitable ...  Read More

Original Article
Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B and C Infections in Mokolo District Hospital, Northern Cameroon: The Value of a Screening Campaign

Abdoul Rahamane Njigou; Joël Noutakdie Tochie; Celestin Danwang; Frank-Leonel Tianyi; Ronni Tankeu; Veronica Aletum; Mazou N. Temgoua

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 79-84

  Background: Infections due to the hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) viruses constitute a global public health problem. Although screening of these infections remains a pivotal tool for timely detection and management of carriers, this preventive measure has been neglected in Africa. Objective: ...  Read More

Original Article
Comparing Anxiety, Depression, and Stress in Consanguineous Versus Non-Consanguineous Parents of Children With Deafness in Baqiyatallah Hospital’s Cochlear Implant Center From 2007 to 2009

Sima Noohi; Mohammad Ghalamfarsa; Esmat Davoudi Monfared

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 85-89

  Background: The birth of a child with a hearing disability is a stressful event in the family. Since consanguineous marriages are associated with the incidence of congenital hearing loss, it is expected that such parents will experience greater psychological problems. Objective: The current study investigated ...  Read More

Original Article
Patient Satisfaction With Hospital Foodservice and its Impact on Plate Waste in Public Hospitals in East Malaysia

Nur Farhana Aminuddin; Reena Kumari Vijayakumaran; Shariza Abdul Razak

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 90-97

  Background: Foodservice is an important issue in hospital settings, and patients’ levels of satisfaction are often indicated by consumption and plate waste. Objective: The current study compared patient satisfaction in hospital areas and other factors and determined the relationship between patient ...  Read More

Original Article
Job Burnout Among Family Physicians in Rural Areas of Isfahan Province

Neda Moein; Gholamhossein Ahmadzadeh; Alireza Safaeeyan

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 98-103

  Background: In providing optimum medical and health services, great pressure is put on the physical and mental health of family physicians. Job burnout is damaging to the health of family physicians and medical treatment personnel. It leads to reduced job productivity, increased absenteeism, increased ...  Read More

Case Report
Laparoscopic Management of Strangulated Broad Ligament Hernia

Tanvi Khetan; Abdulzahra Hussain; Ihsan Al-Shoek; Shamsi EL-Hasani

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 104-106

  Introduction: Broad ligament hernia was first reported post-autopsy by Quain in 1861. In a 1995 review article, only 61 cases had ever been reported. This paper presents a case report of broad ligament hernia and explores the literature surrounding this topic. Case Presentation: The patient presented ...  Read More