Review Article
4. Lung Contusion: A Clinico-Pathological Entity with Unpredictable Clinical Course

Farooq Ahmad Ganie; Hafeezulla Lone; Ghulam Nabi Lone; Mohd Lateef Wani; Shyam Singh; Abdual Majeed Dar; Nasir-u-din Wani; Shadab nabi wani; Nadeem-ul Nazeer

Volume 1, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 7-16

Abstract
  Lung contusion is an entity involving injury to the alveolar capillaries, without any tear or cut in the lung tissue. This results in accumulation of blood and other fluids within the lung tissue. The excess fluid interferes with gas exchange leading to hypoxia. The pathophysiology of lung contusion ...  Read More

5. Chest Tube Removal Time in Trauma Patients on Positive Ventilation Pressure: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Hamid Reza Abbasi; Farnaz Farrokhnia; Sepideh Sefidbakht; Shahram Paydar; Shahram Bolandparvaz

Volume 1, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 17-21

Abstract
  Objective: To determine the removal time of the chest tube in ICU trauma patients under positive ventilation pressure (PVP).Methods: This was randomized clinical trial being performed in ICU department of Rajaei trauma hospital from March to December 2011. A total number of 92 trauma patients who were ...  Read More

6. Modified Perihepatic Packing; A Creative and Beneficial Method for Management of High Grade Liver Injury

Sajjad Ebrahimi; Sedigheh Tahmasebi; Mohammad Reza Rouhezamin; Seyed Mohsen Mousavi; Hamid Reza Abbasi; Shahram Bolandparvaz; Shahram Paydar

Volume 1, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 22-27

Abstract
  Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of modified perihepatic packing (MPHP) in reducing the rate of re-bleeding rate after packing removal.Methods: This was an experimental study being performed in Shiraz animal laboratory. High grade liver parenchymal injury was induced in 30 transgenic Australian rabbits ...  Read More

7. Epidemiology of Pediatric Acute Poisoning in Southern Iran: A Hospital-Based Study

Mahmood Haghighat; Hossein Moravej; Maryam Moatamedi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 28-33

Abstract
  Objective: To determine the epidemiology of acute childhood poisoning in Shiraz, southern Iran.Methods: This was a prospective cross-sectional descriptive study, being performed in Nemazee and Dastgheib Hospitals affiliated with Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. The study included pediatric patients ...  Read More

8. Predictive Value of Biochemical Markers for Extremity Vascular Trauma Outcome

Shahram Bolandparvaz; Behzad Ghaffari; Seyed Mohsen Mousavi; Shahram Paydar; Hamid Reza Abbasi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 34-37

Abstract
  Objective: To evaluate the predictive value of some biochemical markers in the outcome of extremity vascular trauma.Methods: This study comprised 30 patients with traumatic arterial injury and acute limb ischemia referred to Namazi hospital affiliated with Shiraz University of Medical Ssciences, over ...  Read More

9. Emergency Operating Room Workload Pattern: A Single Center Experience from Southern Iran

Shahram Paydar; Sedigheh Shokrollahi; Shahram Jahanabadi; Fariborz Ghaffarpasand; Zahed Malekmohammadi; Armin Akbarzadeh; Shahram Bolandparvaz; Hamid Reza Abbasi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 38-42

Abstract
  Objective: To determine the epidemiology and pattern of emergency operating room workload in Nemazee hospital affiliated with Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.Methods: All surgical emergency operations which were performed in Nemazee hospital, Shiraz, Iran were collected over twelve ...  Read More

Case Report
10. Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis after Anterior Cervical Discectomy Following Cervical Spine Injury: A Case Report

Reza Nikandish; Alireza Zareizadeh; Siavash Motazedian; Sam Zeraatian; Habib Zakeri; Fariborz Ghaffarpasand

Volume 1, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 43-45

Abstract
  Bilateral vocal cord paralysis is a rare and preventable complication of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Herein, we report a fatal case of bilateral vocal cord paralysis after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACD/F). A 65-year-old man with cervical spine trauma and anterior cord syndrome, ...  Read More

Case Report
11. Postpartum Spontaneous Rupture of Spleen in a Woman with Severe Preeclampsia: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Bahareh Hamedi; Zahra Shomali

Volume 1, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 46-48

Abstract
  Splenic rupture during pregnancy is considered a catastrophic condition associated with high maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. Herein, we report a case of severe preeclampsia that underwent cesarean delivery with subsequent spontaneous splenic rupture. A 21-year-old primigravid woman was transferred ...  Read More