Review Article
Management of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prophylaxis in Trauma Patients

Shahram Paydar; Golnar Sabetian; Hosseinali Khalili; Javad Fallahi; Mohammad Tahami; Bizhan Ziaian; Hamid Reza Abbasi; Shahram Bolandparvaz; Fariborz Ghaffarpasand; Zahra Ghahramani

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 1-7

  Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PTE) are known as venous thromboembolism (VTE). DVT occurs when a thrombus (a blood clot) forms in deep veins of the body, usually in the lower extremities. It can cause swelling or leg pain, but sometimes may occur with no symptoms. Awareness of DVT ...  Read More

Review Article
Severe Cranioencephalic Trauma: Prehospital Care, Surgical Management and Multimodal Monitoring

Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar; Andres M. Rubiano; Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda; Willem Calderon-Miranda; Gabriel Alcala-Cerra; Marco Antonio Blancas Rivera; Amit Agrawal

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 8-23

  Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death in developed countries. It is estimated that only in the United States about 100,000 people die annually in parallel among the survivors there is a significant number of people with disabilities with significant costs for the health system. It has been ...  Read More

Cranioplasty Results after Application of Anti-adhesive Films (OrthoWrap™) in Traumatic Decompressive Craniectomy

Hosseinali Khalili; Aydin Omidvar; Fariborz Ghaffarpasand; Golnaz Yadollahikhales

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 24-28

  Objective: To determine the effects of application of anti-adhesive films (OrthoWrap™) in traumatic decompressive craniectomy on prevention of adhesion formation and facilitation of subsequent cranioplasty.Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study being performed in Shahid Rajaei hospital (Shiraz ...  Read More

Effect of Platelet Rich Plasma Combined with Chitosan Biodegradable Film on Full-Thickness Wound Healing in Rat Model

Rahim Mohammadi; Moein Mehrtash; Moeid Mehrtash; Nava Hassani; Ali Hassanpour

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 29-37

  Objective: To assess the effects of platelet rich plasma (PRP) with chitosan biodegradable film on full thickness wound healing in rat.Methods: This was an experimental study being performed in 2015 during a 4-month period. Twenty-four male white Wistar rats were divided into four groups of 12 rats each, ...  Read More

Incidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis in Patients Undergoing Degenerative Spine Surgery on Prophylactic Dalteparin; A Single Center Report

Alireza Farid Moayer; Navideh Mohebali; Ali Razmkon

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 38-42

  Objective: To determine the incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in patients undergoing spinal surgeries receiving prophylactic doses of Deltaparin in a single center in central Iran.Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Shariatee hospital of Isfahan during a 12-month period. We included ...  Read More

Economic Burden of Road Traffic Accidents; Report from a Single Center from South Eastern Iran

Aliyeh Sargazi; Atefeh Sargazi; Prigil Kumar Nadakkavukaran Jim; HoseinAli Danesh; Forough Sargolzaee Aval; Zohre Kiani; AmirHosein Lashkarinia; Zahra Sepehri

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 43-47

  Objective: To determine the economic burden of road traffic accidents (RTAs) in patients admitted to a single center in south eastern Iran.Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Amir-Al-Momenin hospital of Zabol affiliated with Zabol University of Medical Sciences during a 12-month period ...  Read More

Brief Communication
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) in Hungary; The First 10 Years

Endre Varga; Endre Csonka; Balázs Kószó; Zoltán Pető; Zsuzsanna Ágoston; Erika Gyura; Gábor Nardai; Kristóf Boa; Gábor Süveges

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 48-50

  Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) programs are recognized as the standard educational trauma program worldwide. Data suggest that ATLS has a positive impact on the value of trauma care. The ATLS Hungary program has been started in 2005, celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year. In the present ...  Read More

Case Report
Small Bowel Obstruction Secondary to Femoral Hernia; Case Report and Review of the Literature

Majid Akrami; Mohamamd Yasin Karami; Vahid Zangouri; Iman Deilami; Mehrnoush Maalhagh

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 51-53

  Femoral hernias account for 2% to 4% of groin hernias, are more common in women, and are more appropriate to present with strangulation and require emergency surgery. This condition may lead to symptoms of bowel obstruction or strangulation and possible bowel resection-anastomosis. To the best of our ...  Read More

Case Report
Transradial, Transscaphoid, Transcapitate, Perilunate Dislocation; A Case Report and Approach to the Patient

Sarabjeet Kohli; Vikram Khanna; Nilesh Virani; Hemant Chaturvedi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 54-57

  Carpal injuries are uncommon and are mainly seen in the younger age group. The incidence is unclear as many of the cases go undiagnosed. A 22-year-old male patient coming to the hospital after road traffic accident with head, face and left wrist injury. After immediate primary management the patient ...  Read More

Case Report
Symptomatic Chiari Malformation with Syringomyelia after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Case Report

Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar; Nasly Zabaleta-Churio; Gabriel Alcala-Cerra; Andres M. Rubiano; Willem Guillermo Calderon-Miranda; Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda; Amit Agrawal

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, Pages 58-61

  Chiari malformation Type I (CM-I) is a congenital disorder, which is basically a tonsillar herniation (≥ 5 mm) below the foramen magnum with or without syringomyelia. The real cause behind this malformation is still unknown. Patients may remain asymptomatic until they engender a deteriorating situation, ...  Read More