Case Review
1. Delayed Cardiac Rupture Induced by Traumatic Myocardial Infarction: Consequence of a 45-Magnum Blast Injury; A Comprehensive Case Review

Holger Rupprecht; Katharina Gaab

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 1-7

Abstract
  A penetrating chest trauma, a myocardial contusion or a myocardial infarction can lead to a cardiac rupture, which is linked to an extreme high death rate. Only few cases with delayed perforation of the myocardium have been reported in literature. We report about a penetrating gunshot injury, which led ...  Read More

2. Effects of Aloe Vera and Chitosan Nanoparticle Thin-Film Membranes on Wound Healing in Full Thickness Infected Wounds with Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

Reza Ranjbar; Alireza Yousefi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 8-15

Abstract
  Objective: To assess effect of Aleo vera with chitosan nanoparticle biofilm on wound healing in full thickness infected wounds with antibiotic resistant gram positive bacteria.Method: Thirty rats were randomized into five groups of six rats each. Group I: Animals with uninfected wounds treated with 0.9% ...  Read More

3. Descriptive Analysis of Right and Left-sided Traumatic Diaphragmatic Injuries; Case Series from a Single Institution

Hassan Al-Thani; Gaby Jabbour; Ayman El-Menyar; Husham Abdelrahman; Ruben Peralta; Ahmad Zarour

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 16-25

Abstract
  Objective: To investigate the presentation, management and outcomes of left and right-sided traumatic diaphragmatic injury (TDI) in a single level I trauma center.Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted during a 7-year period from 2008 to 2015 in a level I trauma center in Qatar. We included ...  Read More

4. The Predictive Value of Repeated Abdominal Ultrasonography in Patients with Multiple Trauma and Decreased Level of Consciousness: The Experience of a Resource-Limited Centre

Shahram Paydar; Behnam Dalfardi; Bardia Zangbar-Sabegh; Hossein Heidaripour; Leila Pourandi; Alireza Shakibafard; Mehdi Tahmtan; Leila Shayan; Mohammad Hadi Niakan

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 26-30

Abstract
  Objective: To determine the predictive value of repeated abdominal ultrasonography in patients with multiple trauma and decreased level of consciousness (LOC).Methods: This prospective cross-sectional study was conducted over a six-month period at Shahid Rajaee Trauma Hospital, Shiraz, Iran. We included ...  Read More

5. Efficacy and Safety of Morphine and Low Dose Ketamine for Pain Control of Patients with Long Bone Fractures: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Clinical Trial

Fatemeh Jahanian; Seyed Mohammad Hosseininejad; Hamed Amini Ahidashti; Farzad Bozorgi; Iraj Goli Khatir; Seyyed Hosein Montazar; Vahideh Azarfar

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 31-36

Abstract
  Objective: To compare the effects of intravenous morphine and a low dose of ketamine on pain intensity of patients with traumatic fractures of the long bones.Methods: This randomized, controlled, double-blinded, clinical trial was conducted in the adult emergency department (ED) of Emam Khomeini hospital, ...  Read More

6. Outcome after Surgical Management of Acetabular Fractures: A 7-Year Experience

Seyed Amirreza Mesbahi; Ali Ghaemmaghami; Sara Ghaemmaghami; Pouya Farhadi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 37-44

Abstract
  Objective: To determine the functional and radiologic results of surgical treatment in patients with acetabular fractures.Methods: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study. We retrospectively reviewed medical records of patients operatively treated acute acetabular fractures at a level I trauma ...  Read More

7. Epidemiology and Pattern of Traumatic Brain Injury in a Developing Country Regional Trauma Center

Mohamadreza Saatian; Jamal Ahmadpoor; Younes Mohammadi; Ehsan Mazloumi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 45-53

Abstract
  Objective: To determine the epidemiological aspects of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a regional trauma center.Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on patients with TBI during 2013 to 2016 in a single center in Hamedan, central Iran. The distribution and relationships of TBI ...  Read More

8. The Frequency of Brain CT-Scan Findings in Patients with Scalp Lacerations Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury; A Cross-Sectional Study

Hadid Hamrah; Sarah Mehrvarz; Amir Mohammad Mirghassemi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 54-58

Abstract
  Objective: To determine the frequency of the brain CT-scan findings in patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and scalp lacerations.Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted during a 1-year period from March 2016 to March 2017 in Level I trauma center in Shiraz, Southern Iran. We included ...  Read More

9. Determinants of the Lethal Area 50 Index (LA50) in Burn Patients Admitted to a Tertiary Referral Burn Center in Southern Iran

Abdolkhalegh Keshavarzi; Sina Kardeh; Amirhosein Pourdavood; Mana Mohamadpour; Maryam  Dehghankhalili

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 59-63

Abstract
  Objective: To evaluate the lethal area 50 (LA50) and determinants of mortality in burn patients admitted to a single burn center.Methods: This retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted in a tertiary burn center affiliated with Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran, during a 1-year ...  Read More

10. Characteristics of the Traumatic Forensic Cases Admitted To Emergency Department and Errors in the Forensic Report Writing

Nurettin Aktas; Umut Gulacti; Ugur Lok; Irfan Aydin; Tayfun Borta; Murat Celik

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2018, Pages 64-70

Abstract
  Objective: To identify errors in forensic reports and to describe the characteristics of traumatic medico-legal cases presenting to the emergency department (ED) at a tertiary care hospital.Methods: This study is a retrospective cross-sectional study. The study includes cases resulting in a forensic ...  Read More