Review Article
Tube Thoracostomy (Chest Tube) Removal in Traumatic Patients: What Do We Know? What Can We Do?

Shahram Paydar; Zahra Ghahramani; Hamed Ghoddusi Johari; Samad Khezri; Bizhan Ziaeian; Mohammad Ali Ghayyoumi; Mohammad Javad Fallahi; Mohammad Hadi Niakan; Golnar Sabetian; Hamid Reza Abbasi; Shahram Bolandparvaz

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2015, Pages 37-40

  Chest tube (CT) or tube thoracostomy placement is often indicated following traumatic injuries. Premature movement of the chest tube leads to increased hospital complications and costs for patients. Placement of a chest tube is indicated in drainage of blood, bile, pus, drain air, and other fluids. Although ...  Read More

Analgesic Effects and Safety of Desmopressin, Tramadol and Indomethacin in Patients with Acute Renal Colic; A Randomized Clinical Trial

Mehdi Shirazi; Mehdi Salehipour; Mohammad Amin Afrasiabi; Alireza Amin Sharifi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2015, Pages 41-45

  Objective: To compare the efficacy of desmopressin (DDAVP), tramadol and indomethacin on pain intensity of patients with acute renal colic caused by urolithiasis.Methods: This prospective, randomized clinical trial was conducted between July 2005 and July 2006 including120 patients (70 men and 50 women, ...  Read More

Analgesic Effects of Inhalation of Nitric Oxide (Entonox) and Parenteral Morphine Sulfate in Patients with Renal Colic; A Randomized Clinical Trial

Hamid Kariman; Alireza Majidi; Sara Taheri; Ali Shahrami; Hamid Reza Hatamabadi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2015, Pages 46-52

  Objective: To compare the analgesiceffects of Nitrous oxide and morphine sulfate in patients with acute renalcolic due to urolithiasis.Methods: This  was randomized clinical trial being performed in Imam Hossein hospital affiliated with Shahid Beheshti University  of Medical Sciences during a 1-year ...  Read More

Diagnostic Accuracy of Peripheral White Blood Cell Count, Fever and Acute Leukocutosis for Bacterial Meningitis in Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Hosseinali Khalili; Golnaz Yadollahikhales; Mohammad Isaee

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2015, Pages 53-58

  Objective: To determine the diagnostic value of serum white blood cell (WBC) count, fever (>38˚C) and WBC rise (>10%) for bacterial meningitis in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Shahid Rajaei hospital affiliated with Shiraz ...  Read More

Characteristics of Pseudoaneurysms in Northern India; Risk Analysis, Clinical Profile, Surgical Management and Outcome

Hafeezulla Lone; Farooq Ahmad Ganie; Ghulam Nabi Lone; Abdul Majeed Dar; Mohammad Akbar Bhat; Shyam Singh; Khursheed Ahmad Parra

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2015, Pages 59-64

  Objective: To determine the risk factors, clinical characteristics, surgical management and outcome of pseudoaneurysm secondary to iatrogenic or traumatic vascular injury.Methods: This was a cross-sectional study being performed in department of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery skims soura during ...  Read More

The Diagnostic Value of Surface Markers in Acute Appendicitis; A Diagnostic Accuracy Study

Naser Mohammad Gholi Mezerji; Mohammad Rafeie; Zahra Shayan; Ghasem Mosayebi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2015, Pages 65-69

  Objective: To determine the diagnostic value of blood cells surface markers in patients with acute appendicitis. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 71 patients who underwent appendectomy following a diagnosis of appendicitis were recruited during a one-year period. The patients were divided into ...  Read More

Case Report
Giant Fecaloma Causing Small Bowel Obstruction: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Mosin Mushtaq; Mubashir A Shah; Aijaz A Malik; Khurshid A Wani; Natasha Thakur; Fazl Q Parray

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2015, Pages 70-72

  Fecaloma is a mass of hardened feces being impacted mostly in rectum and sigmoid. The most common sites of the fecaloma is the sigmoid colon and the rectum. There are several causes of fecaloma and have been described in association with Hirschsprung’s disease, psychiatric patients, Chagas disease, ...  Read More