Review Article
Decompressive Craniectomy and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review

Hernando Alvis-Miranda; Sandra Milena Castellar-Leones; Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar

Volume 1, Issue 2 , April 2013, Pages 60-68

  Intracranial hypertension is the largest cause of death in young patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Decompressive craniectomy is part of the second level measures for the management of increased intracranial pressure refractory to medical management as moderate hypothermia and barbiturate coma. ...  Read More

Effects of Triage Education on Knowledge, Practice and Qualitative Index of Emergency Room Staff: A Quasi-Interventional Study

Hashem Rahmati; Mahboobeh Azmoon; Mohammad Kalantari Meibodi; Najaf Zare

Volume 1, Issue 2 , April 2013, Pages 69-75

  Objective: To determine the effects of triage education based on emergency severity index (ESI) on promoting the knowledge and performance of nurses and qualitative indices of emergency department.Methods: This study was a quasi-interventional study being performed in Vali Asr Hospital of Fasa University ...  Read More

The Etiology, Associated Injuries and Clinical Presentation of Post Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia

Farooq Ahmad Gaine; Ghulam Nabi Lone; Mushtaq Ahmad Chowdhary; Hafeezula Lone

Volume 1, Issue 2 , April 2013, Pages 76-80

  Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the etiology, associated injurers and clinical presentation of post traumatic diaphragmatic hernia.Methods: This study was a cross-sectional study being conducted in the department of Cardiovascular, thoracic surgery (CVTS) and Pediatric Surgery, Sher-i-Kashmir ...  Read More

Pattern of Traumatic Injuries and Injury Severity Score in a Major Trauma Center in Shiraz, Southern Iran

Hamid Reza Abbasi; Seyed Mohsen Mousavi; Ali Taheri Akerdi; Mohammad Hadi Niakan; Shahram Bolandparvaz; Shahram Paydar

Volume 1, Issue 2 , April 2013, Pages 81-85

  Objective: To record and classify mechanisms of injury and injury severity score (ISS) in trauma patients admitted to the largest trauma center in Southern Iran.Methods: This was a prospective cross-sectional study including all the patients who were admitted to Nemazee hospital from 2009 to 2010. We ...  Read More

Prediction of Consciousness Recovery in Coma after Traumatic Brain Injury by Disorder of Consciousness Scale (DOCS)

Somaye Kavusipur; Zahra Rojhani Shirazi; Zahra Ardekani; Soqra Omidi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , April 2013, Pages 86-89

  Objective: To determine the prediction value of disorder of consciousness scale (DOCS) for consciousness recovery after traumatic brain injury (TBI) leading to coma.Methods: This is a descriptive-cross-sectional study of the correlation between the level of patients’ consciousness in the first and ...  Read More

Role of Physical Examination in Decision Making for Selective Exploration in Patients with Penetrating Zone II Neck Injury

Seyed Vahid Hosseini; Babak Sabet; Abbas Rezaianzadeh; Leila Ghahramani; Seyed Hossein Hosseini; Alireza Safarpour; Salar Rahimikazerooni

Volume 1, Issue 2 , April 2013, Pages 90-92

  Objective: To evaluate the role of physical examination in decision making for exploring patients with penetrating zone II neck injury.Methods: This was a cross-sectional study being performed in a level I trauma center between 2006 and 2010. The present study reviewed the records of 150 patients with ...  Read More

Case Report
Spontaneous Massive Hemothorax Secondary to Ectopic Diaphragmatic Varicose Veins

Marta Ferreira; Jose Teixeira; Vitor Marques; Carlos Casimiro; Luis Filipe Pinheiro

Volume 1, Issue 2 , April 2013, Pages 93-95

  The article reports a clinical case of a 39-year-old male patient who was admitted in the emergency room in shock. The clinical exams and additional tests identified a right massive hemothorax, without apparent etiological factors. He was submitted to an emergency right thoracotomy. A bulky varicose ...  Read More

Case Report
Antepartum Uterine Rupture Occurring at the Site of a Peviously Repaired Dilatation and Curettage-Induced Perforation: A Case Report

Leila Ghahramani; Sam Moslemi; Maryam Tahamtan; Mohammad Hasan Hashemizadeh; Abdolkhalegh Keshavarzi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , April 2013, Pages 96-98

  The uterine rupture during pregnancy is a catastrophic condition resulting in both maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. It occurs in nearly 1% of patients with previous cesarean sections. However, uterine rupture at the site of previous iatrogenic perforation which is spontaneously healed ...  Read More