Review Article
2. Intravenous Fluid Therapy in Traumatic Brain Injury and Decompressive Craniectomy

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

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2014, Pages 3-14

Abstract
  The patient with head trauma is a challenge for the emergency physician and for the neurosurgeon. Currently traumatic brain injury constitutes a public health problem. Knowledge of the various supportive therapeutic strategies in the pre-hospital and pre-operative stages is essential for optimal care. ...  Read More

3. Accuracy of Surgeon’s Intraoperation Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis, Compared with the Histopathology Results

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

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2014, Pages 15-21

Abstract
  Objective: To evaluate the accuracy of surgeons’ intraoperative diagnosis in open appendectomy and compare it with the histopathology examination results afterwards.Methods: This was a cross-sectional retrospective study accomplished in Namazee hospital affiliated with Shiraz University of Medical ...  Read More

4. The Effects of Intravenous Acetaminophen on Pain and Clinical Findings of Patients with Acute Appendicitis; A Randomized Clinical Trial

Seyed Mohsen Mousavi; Shahram Paydar; Sedigheh Tahmasebi; Leila Ghahramani

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2014, Pages 22-26

Abstract
  Objective: To determine the effects of intravenous Acetaminophen (Apotel®)  on pain severity and clinical findings of peritonitis in patients with acute appendicitis.Methods: This randomized  cross-over clinical trial was carried out duringa 6-month  period from August 2012 to February 2013 and comprised ...  Read More

5. Angiographic Findings of Patients with Blunt or Penetrating Extremity Injuries: Focus on Indications and Contraindications

Masoud Pezeshki Rad; Hassan Ravari; Aria Bahadori; Orkideh Ajami

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2014, Pages 27-31

Abstract
  Objective: To determine the etiology, signs and symptoms, angiography indications and angiography findings in patients with limb penetrating injuries suspected to have arterial injury.Methods: This was a cross-sectional study being performed in Imam Reza Hospital affiliated with Mashhad University of ...  Read More

6. Epidemiological and Clinical Features of Cervical Column and Cord Injuries; A 2-Year Experience from a Large Trauma Center in Southern Iran

Hamid Reza Kamravan; Ali Haghnegahdar; Shahram Paydar; Mohamad Khalife; Mahsa Sedighi; Fariborz Ghaffarpasand

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2014, Pages 32-37

Abstract
  Objective: To describe the epidemiological characteristics of patients with cervical spine injury admitted to Rajaee hospital, Shiraz, Iran.Methods: This cross-sectional study includes all patients admitted with impression of cervical column injury with or without cervical cord injury from October 2009 ...  Read More

7. Epidemiology and Clinical Characteristics of Mucormycosis in Patients with Leukemia; A 21-year Experience from Southern Iran

Amene S. Sarvestani; Gholamreza Pishdad; Shahram Bolandparvaz

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2014, Pages 38-43

Abstract
  Objectives: To determine the epidemiological aspect of mucormycosis, the nature of malignancies complicated by mucormycosis, the initial site of involvement and the subsequent outcome.Methods: This was a cross-sectional study which was performed by reviewing the medical records of 95 patients with leukemia ...  Read More

8. The Performance of Trauma Research Centers of Iran during the Past 10 Years; A Science Monitor Survey

Mahnaz Yadollahi; Narges Shamseddini; Leila Shayan; Abbas Rezaianzadeh; Shahram Bolandparvaz

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2014, Pages 44-51

Abstract
   Objective: To compare and evaluation of scores of trauma research center of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran with other trauma research centers in Iran.Methods: The assessment scores of each center were gathered from Iran medical research and Ministry of Health and Medical Education website. ...  Read More

Brief Communication
9. The Efficacy of Rigid Bronchoscopy for Foreign Body Aspiration

Farooq Ahmad Ganie; Mohd Lateef Wani; Abdul Gani Ahangar; Gholam Nabi Lone; Shyam Singh; Hafeezulla Lone; Shadab Nabi Wani

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2014, Pages 52-54

Abstract
  The aim of the current study was to determine the pattern, presentation and management of foreign body aspiration in our  population.  This prospective study comprised 55 patients with foreign body aspiration admitted to our department from January 2009 to December 2011. All patients underwent rigid ...  Read More

Case Report
10. A Late-onset Psoas Abscess Formation Associated with Previous Appendectomy: A Case Report

Sam Moslemi; Maryam Tahamtan; Seyed Vahid Hosseini

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2014, Pages 55-58

Abstract
  Psoas abscesses could originate from an adjacent source of infection in the abdominopelvic cavity known as a secondary complication of acute appendicitis. However, it is considered as a very rare event when occurring late after the presentation of appendicitis. Whether it is the source or complication ...  Read More

Case Report
11. Brain Infarction: Rare Neurological Presentation of African Bee Stings

Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda; Nancy Carolina Duarte-Valdivieso; Gabriel Alcala-Cerra; Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2014, Pages 59-61

Abstract
  Bee stings are commonly encountered worldwide. Various manifestations after bee sting have been described including local reactions which are common, systemic responses such as anaphylaxis, diffuse intravascular coagulation and hemolysis. We report a case of a 74-year-old man who developed neurologic ...  Read More