The Spatiotemporal Pattern of Trauma in Victims of Violence Visited in Emergency Room of Rajaee Hospital

Mohammad Reza Rouhezamin; Shahram Paydar; Maryam Hasirbaf; Shahram Bolandparvaz; Hamid Reza Abbasi

Volume 1, Issue 4 , October 2013, Pages 141-146

  Objective: To explain an important  aspect of violence, the spatiotemporal pattern of trauma in victims of violence visited in emergency room of Rajaei hospital, Shiraz, IranMethods: This cross-sectional prospective study comprised 109 randomly selected victims of violence visited in emergency room ...  Read More

Diagnostic Accuracy of Magnetic Resonance Angiography for Detection of Intracranial Aneurysms in Patients with Acute Subarachnoid Hemorrhage; A Comparison to Digital Subtraction Angiography

Mohammad Farahmand; Siamak Farahangiz; Mahnaz Yadollahi

Volume 1, Issue 4 , October 2013, Pages 147-151

  Objectives: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) compared to intra-arterial digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in detection of intracranial aneurysms in those suffering from acute subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH).Methods: This observational diagnostic study was ...  Read More

Effects of Meperidine on Pain Intensity and Accuracy of Clinical Diagnosis in Patients with Acute Abdominal Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Vahid Hattami; Sajjad Hatami; Khairolah Asadolahi; Mahtab Anvari

Volume 1, Issue 4 , October 2013, Pages 152-157

  Objectives: To determine  the effects of Meperidine (Pethedine®)  on pain intensity, clinical findings, final diagnosis and management of patients with acute abdominal pain.Methods: This was a randomized clinical trial including 100 patients, with lower abdominal pain lasting for less than 48 hours ...  Read More

Accuracy of Ultrasonography in Diagnosing Acute Appendicitis

Parisa Javidi Parsijani; Nima Pourhabibi Zarandi; Shahram Paydar; Hamidreza Abbasi; Shahram Bolandparvaz

Volume 1, Issue 4 , October 2013, Pages 158-163

  Objectives: To evaluate the accuracy of sonography in diagnosing acute appendicitis in patients with Alvarado score 4–7.Methods: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study being performed in Namazee hospital affiliated with Shiraz University of Medical sciences during a one year period from 9/2007 ...  Read More

Predisposing Factors for Mucormycosis in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus; An Experience of 21 Years in Southern Iran

Amene S. Sarvestani; Gholam Reza Pishdad; Shahram Bolandparvaz

Volume 1, Issue 4 , October 2013, Pages 164-170

  Objectives: To determine the prevalence and predisposing factors of mucormycosis in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) in a Shiraz referral centers.Methods: This retrospective case control study, reviewed the medical records of 162 patients with pathologically confirmed diagnosis of mucormycosis hospitalized ...  Read More

The Pattern, Presentation and Management of Pardah Pin Inhalation: Report from a Single Center in Northern India

Mohd Lateef Wani; Farooq Ahmad Ganie; Nasir-ud-din Wani; Abdul Gani Ahangar; Ghulam Nabi Lone; Hafeezulla Lone; Abdul Majeed Dar; Mohammed Akbar Bhat; Shyam Singh; Nadeem-ul Nazeer; Shadab Nabi Wani

Volume 1, Issue 4 , October 2013, Pages 171-174

  Objective: To describe the clinical characteristics, presentation and management of Pardah pin inhalation in female teenagers of single center in northern India.Methods: This was a prospective cross-sectional study being performed in department of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery of Sher-i-Kashmir ...  Read More

Brief Communication
Emergent Decompressive Craniectomy in Patients with Fixed Dilated Pupils; A Single Center Experience

Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar; Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda; Camilo Palencia; Andres M. Rubiano

Volume 1, Issue 4 , October 2013, Pages 175-178

  This is a case series which report the clinical results of decompressive craniectomy in 4 patients with dilated pupils secondary to traumatic brain injury and postoperative edema. Between 2011 and 2012, four patients, 3 males and 1 female, aged between 35 and 64 with mean age of 50.1 ± 8.9 years, underwent ...  Read More

Case Report
Splenic Epidermoid Cyst during Pregnancy; Case Report and Review of the Literature

Majid Forouzesh; Laleh Ghanbarzadegan; Masoomeh Rahimi; Leila Ghahramani

Volume 1, Issue 4 , October 2013, Pages 179-181

  Cystic disease of the spleen is not frequently encountered in surgical practice. It is broadly classified as parasitic and non-parasitic, the latter being a rare entity. In this case report, an epidermoid cyst of spleen led to acute abdomen in young age pregnant woman is presented.A 26-year-old woman ...  Read More

Case Report
Asymptomatic Tuberculosis-Induced Ileal Perforation in an HIV- Infected Individual; A Case Report

Sedigheh Tahmasebi; Sam Moslemi; Maryam Tahamtan; Lohrasb Taheri; Mohammad Ali Davarpanah

Volume 1, Issue 4 , October 2013, Pages 182-185

  The co-existence of acquired immune  deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and tuberculosis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality because of a widespread organ involvement. The gastrointestinal tract is a common site for localization of opportunistic  microorganisms  in AIDS. However, surgical abdominal ...  Read More