Review Article
1. Mortality Rate and Predicting Factors of Traumatic Thoracolumbar Spinal Cord Injury; A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Amir Azarhomayoun; Maryam Aghasi; Najmeh Mousavi; Farhad Shokraneh; Alexander R. Vaccaro; Arvin Haj Mirzaian; Pegah Derakhshan; Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 181-194

  Objective: To estimate the summation of mortality rate and the contributing factors in patients with traumatic thoracolumbar spinal cord injuries (TLSCI).Methods: A systematic search of observational studies that evaluated the mortality associated with TLSCI in MEDLINE and EMBASE was conducted. The study ...  Read More

2. Healing Effects of Dried and Acellular Human Amniotic Membrane and Mepitelas for Coverage of Skin Graft Donor Areas; A Randomized Clinical Trial

Masoumeh Nouri; Marzieh Ebrahimi; Tooran Bagheri; Mohammad Javad Fatemi; Arash Najafbeygi; Shirin Araghi; Maryam Molaee

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 195-200

  Objective: To compare the healing effects of dried and acellular human amniotic membrane and Mepitel for coverage of split-thickness graft donor site (STGDS).  Methods: Twenty patients who underwent STGDS regeneration surgery in identical anatomic regions were enrolled in this randomized controlled ...  Read More

3. The Effects of Chicken Embryo Brain Extract on Sciatic Nerve Regeneration of Male Rat; An Experimental Study

Fatemeh Rasouli-Sangani; Gholam Hossein Farjah; Sima Nasry

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 201-206

  Objective: To determine the effects of chicken embryo brain extract (BE) on transects sciatic nerve in male rats.Methods: Thirty adult male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 200 to 250 g, were randomized into three groups treated with (1) sham surgery, (2) normal saline (NS), and (3) brain extract (BE). The ...  Read More

4. Interaperitoneal Administration of Αlpha-Tocopherol Loaded Nanoparticles Improves Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Rat Ovaries Torsion and Detorsion Model

Houman Azizizadeh; Alireza Najafpour

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 207-216

  Objective: To investigate effects of intraperitoneally administration of α-tocopherol loaded nanoparticles (TNP) on ischemia-reperfusion injury in ovaries.Methods: Thirty-five healthy female Wistar rats ~250g were randomized into seven experimental groups (n = 5): Group SHAM: The rats underwent only ...  Read More

5. Massive Blood Transfusions and Outcomes in Trauma Patients; An Intention to Treat Analysis

Steven Liu; Quinn Fujii; Farris Serio; Andrew McCague

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 217-220

  Objective: To determine if there exists an upper limit for amount of blood transfused in trauma patients before it reaches a point of futility.Methods: A prospective cohort study was conducted on 131 patients who received massive blood transfusion (MBT), defined as 10 U or higher of PRBCs received in ...  Read More

6. Experience and Availability of Pelvic Binders at Swedish Trauma Units; A Nationwide Survey

Peyman Bakhshayesh; Sara Heljesten; Lars Weidenhielm; Anders Enocson

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 221-225

  Objective: To assess availability, experience, and knowledge about the Pelvic Circumferential Compression Device (PCCD) in Sweden.Methods: A telephone interview with the current on-call trauma doctors at all trauma units in Sweden was conducted. After a short presentation and oral consent, the doctors ...  Read More

7. Predictors of Incidence of Fall in Elderly Women; A Six-Month Cohort Study

Mehdi Safarpour; Seyed Reza Hosseini; Masume Mohamadzade; Ali Bijani; Akbar Fotouhi

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 226-232

  Objective: To determine the incidence and predictive factors of the falls in elderly women in Northern Iran.Methods: A total of 717 elderly women aged 60 years and above in Amirkola, Northern of Iran participated in this study. Age, history of falls during the 12 months leading to the study, accompanying ...  Read More

8. Epidemiologic Aspects of Overall Injuries in Hamadan Province; A Six-Year Registry-Based Analysis

Salman Khazaei; Shahab Rezaeian; Sakineh Mazharmanesh; Mahin Ahmadi-Pishkuhi; Vali Baigi; Zaher Khazaei; Yousef Veisani

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 233-238

  Objective: To investigate the epidemiological aspects of all-cause injuries in Hamadan province during a 6-year period.Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study on injured subjects admitted to private or governmental hospitals in Hamadan province during March 2009 to March 2015. The epidemiological ...  Read More

9. Epidemiology of Animal Bites and Associated Factors with Delay in Post-Exposure Prophylaxis; A Cross-Sectional Study

Salman Khazaei; Manoochehr Karami; Yousef Veisani; Manoochehr Solgi; Shahram Goodarzi

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 239-244

  Objective: To address the epidemiology of animal bites and associated factors with delay in post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in Nahvand district, western Iran.Methods: Data were obtained from Rabies Treatment Center (RTC) in Nahavan district from March 2015 to March 2017. All of referred cases to RTC ...  Read More

Brief Communication
10. Trends of Suicide Attempts and Completed Suicide in Ilam Province of Iran; A Demographic Analysis Study

Yousef Veisani; Ali Delpisheh; Fathola Mohamadian; Reza Valizadeh

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 245-248

  Suicide is a serious public health concern in the world. Epidemiologists are considered the mainstay of the management of problem. The purpose of this study was to investigate the trend of suicide (attempts and completed) by age and gender in a 6-year time period and to compare the suicide rates between ...  Read More

Case Report
11. Hyperthermia and Rigidity Following Overdose of an Unknown Drug; A Case Report and Literature Review

Rose Cecile Dean-Paccagnella; Matthew Creed; Mahendra Kakollu; Suresh Kumar Gopala Pillai

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 249-252

  Drug induced hyperthermia is a rare presentation which can rapidly lead to gross metabolic abnormality and death. These presentations are further complicated by the wide range of potentially causative agents. We present a case of rigidity and hyperthermia, following overdose of an initially unknown substance ...  Read More

Case Report
12. Intracerebral Hemorrhage Secondary to Scorpion Toxin in the Northwest of Argentina; A Case Report

Lucas Bordón; Walter Paredes; Romina Pacheco; Noé Graneros; Carina Tolosa; Gustavo Galarza; Daniel Agustin Godoy

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 253-256

  Scorpionism is the clinical picture resulting from the inoculation of scorpion venom. It is considered a major public health problem, especially in countries with low resources and tropical or subtropical climate. Poisoning can be fatal especially in the first hours due to respiratory and / or cardiovascular ...  Read More

Case Report
13. Handlebar Hernia with Triple Herniation and Perforation: A Case Report and Literature Review

Ankit Shukla; Varun Verma; Krishan Lal Kapoor; Bhanu Gupta; Rajesh Chaudhary

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 257-261

  Blunt trauma abdomen is a very common entity but traumatic abdominal wall hernia is not that common. Herniation through abdominal wall usually occurs following trauma with seat belt, motor cycle, bicycle handle bar etc. Handlebar hernia is a less known variety of traumatic abdominal wall hernia as a ...  Read More

Case Report
14. Femoral Shaft Fracture during Bungee Jump: A Case Report and Literature Review

Daniel Burchette; Shreya Badhrinarayanan; Tim Hardwick; Rebecca Kampa

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2018, Pages 262-266

  Bungee jumping is a recreational sport that is accepted to carry a level of risk. We present the case of a femoral fracture sustained during bungee jumping and examine the published literature on bungee jumping-related injuries. A previously well 31-year old female performed a 200ft bungee jump from ...  Read More