Letter to Editor Clinical Toxicology
1. Evaluation of suicide attempts with drug poisoning in North-West of Iran

Samad Shams Vahdati; Narges Moradi; Jamil Hemat Ghadim; Shahrad Tajoddini

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, Pages 1-2

Abstract
  Deliberate Self-Poisoning (DSP) or drug induced suicide is the most common method of suicide in the developed countries and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality (1-3). Factors associated with DSP include economic and social factors, culture, religion, and health (4-6). Other symptoms ...  Read More

Original Article Emergency medicine
2. Using risk factors to help in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in patients with non-diagnostic electrocardiogram changes in emergency department

Ali Arhami Dolatabadi; Parvin Kashani; Hamidreza Hatamabadi; Hamid Kariman; Alireza Baratloo

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, Pages 3-6

Abstract
  Objective: This study aimed to determine the association of cardiac risk factors and the risk of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) in Emergency Department (ED) patients with non-diagnostic ECG changes. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the ED of Imam Hossein Hospital during a period ...  Read More

Original Article Cardiology
3. Improving advanced cardiovascular life support skills in medical students: simulation-based education approach

Hamidreza Reihani; Niazmohammad Jafari; Mohsen Ebrahimi; Elham Pishbin; Ehsan Bolvardi; Veda Vakili

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, Pages 7-11

Abstract
  Objective: In this trial, we intend to assess the effect of simulation-based education approach on advanced cardiovascular life support skills among medical students. Methods: Through convenient sampling method, 40 interns of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in their emergency medicine rotation ...  Read More

Original Article Ethics
4. A comparative study on effective factors on consent to organ donation among families of brain death victims in Isfahan, 2013

Fereshte Zamani; Hydar Ali Abedi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, Pages 13-18

Abstract
  Objective: According to the previous studies, several social, cultural, and organizational factors are involved in the decision of families of brain death victims for organ donation. The present study was performed to determine the effective factors in the decision of organ donation among families of ...  Read More

Original Article OB/GYN
5. Comparative evaluation of neonatal and obstetrics outcomes of labour between Iranian and Afghan ethnicities

Aboutaleb Beigi; Alireza Mazinanian; Mansour Ashrafinia; Alireza Baratloo; Saeed Safari

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, Pages 19-21

Abstract
  Objective: There are major differences in neonatal and obstetrics outcomes of labour among different ethnicities. The present study compared the neonatal and obstetrics outcomes of labour between the Iranian and Afghan ethnicities. Methods: Neonatal and obstetrics problems were evaluated in Iranian ...  Read More

Original Article Emergency medicine
6. The effect of 24-hour presence of emergency medicine specialists on the performance of emergency department of Shahid Bahonar hospital, Kerman/Iran, 2013

Mohammad Reza Amiresmaili; Mahmood Nekooi Moghadam; Amin Saberi Nia; Rahil Ghorbani Nia

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, Pages 23-27

Abstract
  Objective: Emergency department is the most important part of a hospital and it seems that 24-hour presence of emergency medicine specialist can be effective in improving the performance of this ward. Therefore, the present study was performed with the aim of studying the effect of 24-hour presence of ...  Read More

Review Article Cardiology
7. Cardiac enzyme in emergency medicine

Samad Shams Vahdati; Neda Parnianfard; Sanaz Beigzali; Shahrad Tajoddini

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, Pages 29-34

Abstract
  Objective: Acute chest pain is an important and frequently occurring symptom in patients. Chest pain is often a sign of ischemic heart disease. Chest pain due to suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is responsible for a large and ijncreasing number of hospital attendances and admissions. Current practice ...  Read More

Case Report Cardiology
8. Hyperkalemia-induced complete heart block

Alireza Baratloo; Pauline Haroutunian; Alaleh Rouhipour; Saeed Safari; Farhad Rahmati

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2015, Pages 35-38

Abstract
  Background: Potassium, as an extracellular ion, plays an important role in the electrophysiologic function of the myocardium and any change in extracellular concentration of this ion might have a marked impression upon myocyte electrophysiologic gain. High serum potassium levels are thought to impair ...  Read More