short communication Emergency medicine
1. A Colombian-based survey on ventriculostomy and intracranial pressure monitor placement practices

Luis Rafael Moscote Salazar; Andrés M. Rubiano; Willem Guillermo Calderon Miranda; Jorge Aquino-Matus

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 1-3

  Objective: Monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP) is a routine procedure in the neurosurgery field. Although the routine practice of monitoring ICP has decreased in recent years, the practice patterns have not been studied in Colombia. This study was designed to evaluate the current practice forventriculostomy ...  Read More

Original Article Clinical Toxicology
2. Clinico-Epidemiological study of poisoning in a tertiary care hospital in Bangladesh

Rabiul Hossain; Robed Amin; Ahmed Riyadh Hossain; Azizul Kahhar; Fazle Rabbi Chowdhury

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 4-10

   Objective: The scale of the problem of poisoning is enormous hence clinico epidemiological spectrum of all poisoning cases need to explore to generate the management tool. Methods: This prospective study was done at two medicine units (Unit 5 and 10) of Dhaka Medical College Hospital from July ...  Read More

Original Article Orthopedics
3. Crossed Kirschner’s wires for the treatment of anterior flail chest: an extracortical rib fixation

Felice Mucilli; Pierpaolo Camplese; Guiseppe Cipollone; Decio Di Nuzzo; Luigi Guetti; Marco Perioletta; Mirko Barone

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 11-17

  Objective: Thoracic trauma may be a life-threatening condition. Flail chest is a severe chest injury with high mortality rates. Surgery is not frequently performed and, in Literature, data are controversial. The authors report their experience in the treatment of flail chest by an extracortical internal-external ...  Read More

Original Article Clinical Toxicology
4. Epidemiological and clinical status of patients with scorpion sting: emergency department of Sina hospital in Tabriz-Iran

kavous Shahsavarinia; Ali Taghizadieh; Amir Ghaffarzad; Amin Shariati; Farzad Rahmani

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 18-21

  Objective: Scorpion is one of the world’s most venomous arthropods and every year many people are bitten by it. In Iran, scorpion sting is a common health issue. The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiological and clinical status of patients with scorpion sting in the emergency department ...  Read More

Original Article emergency nursing
5. Survival and outcomes following cardiopulmonary resuscitation; a descriptive study in Iran

Ali Arhami Dolatabadi; Elham Memari; Majid Shojaee; Hossein Alimohammadi; Hamid Kariman; Ali Shahrami; Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk3

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 22-25

  Objective: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been known in its present form since 1960. Different studies have reported variable outcomes among different countries. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the rate of CPR success and the survival rate in managing cardiac arrest among ...  Read More

Original Article Emergency medicine
6. Demographic status of married females with suicide attempts referred to the emergency department of Sina Hospital in Tabriz-Iran

Shiva Salmasi; Navideh Robai; Hanieh Ebrahimi Bakhtavar; Farzad Rahmani; Farnaz Rahmani

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 26-29

  Objective: According to the definition of World Health Organization (WHO), attempting suicide is an act that a person intentionally and without others’ interference shows an abnormal behavior (such as harming themselves or eating a drug higher than treatment dose) and his objective is realizing ...  Read More

Case Report Anesthesiology
7. A catheter malpositioned patient with pain and paresthesia

Akbar Fadaei Haghi; Rouya Shokri; Samad Shams Vahdati; Farid Eftekhar Milani; Shahrad Tajoddini

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 30-31

  We report a 54-year-old woman with the history of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who was admitted to our hospital because of volume overload. Due to long-term use of peripheral veins and arteriovenous fistula (AVF) failure, central venous catheterization was the only choice for hemodialysis. She developed ...  Read More

Case Report OB/GYN
8. Early preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome in a 20 week pregnant patient

Fatemeh Keighobadi Khajeh; Gholamreza Fareedalaee; Fatemeh Abbasalizadeh

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 32-33

   The first time Weinstein in 1982 described patients with the syndrome of hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count (HELLP) in pregnant preeclamptic and eclamptic patients. This syndrome is a severe form of preeclampsia or eclampsia. Usually HELLP syndrome occurs at the third trimester ...  Read More

Case Report Pediatrics
9. Sudden death in strabismus surgery under local anaesthesia: a case report

Mahesh Chand Meena; Kuldeep Panchal; Mukta Rani

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2017, Pages 34-37

  Oculocardiac reflex (OCR) sometimes occurs as a result of pressure on the eye or traction of the intraorbital surrounding structures during ophthalmic surgery. This can result in bradycardiac arrhythmia and cardiac arrest. A 45-year-old female was undergoing an elective squint correction surgery of one ...  Read More