Original Article
Ultrasound Guided Infraclavicular Block for Pain Control After Upper Extremity Surgery

Derya Yalçın; Dilek Erdoğan Arı; Ceren Köksal; Cansu Akın; Sinan Karaca; Özgür Karakuş

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2018, Pages 108-112


  Background: Opioids added to local anesthetics for peripheral nerve blocks may intensify analgesia and prolong analgesic and sensorial block duration. These agents may also cause potentiation and prolongation of motor block. Objective: This study compared the postoperative effects of 30 mL of 0.25% ...  Read More

Original Article
CONUT: A Useful Alarm of Malnutrition in the Centralized Laboratory of a Spanish Hospital

Miriam Menacho-Román; Gilberto Pérez-López; José Manuel del Rey-Sánchez; Domingo Ly-Pen; Antonio Becerra-Fernández

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2018, Pages 113-117


  Background: Hospital malnutrition, usually secondary to various diseases and their treatments, is an important problem in our clinical practice. For its proper assessment, it is crucial to use a nutritional alert system, such as the CONUT (COntrol NUTrition) program; this tool uses 3 analytical parameters: ...  Read More

Original Article
Evaluation of Flow Cytometry and Kleihauer Techniques for Quantification of Fetomaternal Hemorrhage: A Prospective Cohort Study in Southwestern Iran

Zeinab Keshavarz; Leili Moezzi; Reza Ranjbaran; Abbas Behzad-Behbahani; Masooma Abdullahi; Mahdokht Mahmoodi; Sedigheh Sharifzadeh

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2018, Pages 118-122


  Background: Quantification of fetal red blood cells (RBCs) in maternal blood is of great importance to calculate appropriate dose of post-deliver anti D immunoglobulin in a rhesus D (RhD)-negative woman. Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate a direct immunofluorescence flow cytometry technique ...  Read More

Original Article
Voluntary/Involuntary Admissions/Readmissions of Psychiatric Patients in a University Hospital in Turkey From 2008 to 2016

Bahadır Geniş; Behçet Coşar; Selçuk Candansayar; Nermin Gürhan

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2018, Pages 123-129


  Background: The treatment and hospitalization of psychiatric patients has been a dilemma for many years. Many countries have different specific legislations regarding the hospitalization and treatment of mental patients. Objective: In the current study, 4100 voluntary/involuntary psychiatric admissions ...  Read More

Original Article
Design and Evaluation of a Mobile-Based Application for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: Case Study of Shariati Hospital in Tehran, Iran

Reza Safdari; Leila Shahmoradi; Ali Garavand; Nasim Aslani; Aliasghar Valipour; Hassan Bostan

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2018, Pages 130-136


  Background: With regard to the particularly high prevalence, cost, and number of disabilities associated with diabetes, increasing patients’ knowledge and skills for managing the disease can help minimize the risks of complications. Objective: The present study aimed to design and evaluate a mobile-based ...  Read More

Case Report
Hypereosinophilic Cardiac Involvement Presenting With Left Ventricular Massive Thrombus and Cardioembolic Stroke: A Case Report

Muhammet Gurdogan; Ugur Ozkan; Servet Altay; Fulya Puyan

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2018, Pages 137-139


  Introduction: It is well known that the tendency toward thrombosis is increased in cancer patients. The increase in cancer procoagulant and tissue factor levels, endothelial damage, and stasis due to compression are among the most accused causes of thrombosis in cancer patients. Hypereosinophilia is ...  Read More