Systematic review
Level of Knowledge and Attitude of ICU Nurses toward Organ Donation and the Related Factors: A Systematic Review

Zohre Najafi; Zahra Sadat Manzari

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 143-151

  Introduction: Nurses play a key role in the process of organ donation and transplantation, and previous studies have widely addressed the level of knowledge and attitude of intensive care unit (ICU) nurses in this regard. Considering the direct correlation between the positive attitude of the healthcare ...  Read More

Systematic review
Prevalence of Hepatitis E in Iran: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Abbas Esmaeilzadeh; Azita Ganji; Ali Bahari; Ladan Goshayeshi

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 152-159

  Introduction: Hepatitis E infection is caused by the hepatitis E virus (HEV) and is a self-limiting disease with moderate-to-high prevalence in various regions. Considering that HEV is endemic in Iran, the present study aimed to systematically review the prevalence of HEV in Iran.Methods: This systematic ...  Read More

Systematic review
Assessment of the Kidney Size in Newborns

Mandana Kashaki; Ladan Younesi; Marjan Esmaeili; Hasan Otoukesh; Mohammad Esmaeili

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 160-164

  Introduction: Ultrasonographic assessment of the kidney size in newborns is essential to the diagnosis of renal diseases during the neonatal period. According to the literature, altered renal dimensions may lead to changes in the kidney echotexture in certain renal pathologies. This systematic review ...  Read More

Case report
Sneddon Syndrome with the Initial Presentation of Intracranial Hemorrhage: A Case Report

Zohre Khodamoradi; Maryam Poursadeghfard; Zahra Shamszadeh

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 165-168

  Sneddon syndrome (SS) is characterized by chronic, progressive arteriopathy, which causes ischemic stroke and skin lesions. It seems that thrombotic or embolic processes in the vessels may be involved in the pathology of this syndrome. Neurological symptoms always occur due to the ischemic events of ...  Read More

Case report
Safety of Uterine Compression Suture in the Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Case Report

Malihe Amirian; Atiyeh Vatanchi; Maryam Safari

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 169-172

  Uterine atony is the main cause of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). Uterine compression suture is a common technique to control PPH in caesarean delivery. This article aimed to report a complication of this method for post-delivery atony. A 27-year-old primigravida woman with term pregnancy underwent caesarean ...  Read More

Case report
Severe Backache followed by Lumbar Punctur

Ezzat Khodashenas; Alireza Ataei Nakhaei; Elahe Heidari

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 173-175

  The purpose of this study is to report a case of severe back pain following lumbar puncture (LP), which was associated with an accidental tether cord syndrome (TCS) in MRI. The patient was a 10-year-old boy that was hospitalized in the pediatric ward for severe headache and to rule out meningitis. First, ...  Read More

Case series
Surgery for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy in Children

Mohammad Faraji-rad; Hadi Tohidi; Elnaz Faraji-rad

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 176-179

  This study aimed to assess the efficacy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in localizing epileptic foci in children with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). This prospective study was conducted on 12 patients including five males and seven females aged ...  Read More

LXRs: The Key Regulators of Intermediary Metabolism in Metabolic Syndrome

Hassan Mehrad-Majd; Javad Akhtari; Yalda Ravanshad

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2017, Pages 180-184

  Metabolic syndrome and its various manifestations are considered to be a significant health epidemic in the developed and developing countries across the world. Metabolic syndrome is characterized by a series of metabolic abnormalities, such as central adiposity, insulin resistance, hypertension, glucose ...  Read More