Abdorrahim Afkhamzadeh

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OBJECTIVE We aimed to compare the features of intensive care units (ICUs), their antimicrobial resistance patterns, infection control policies, and distribution of infectious diseases from central Europe to Mid-West Asia. METHODS A cross-sectional point prevalence study was performed in 88 ICUs from 12 countries. Characteristics of ICUs, patient and(More)
OBJECTIVE Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) has an imperative place amongst nosocomial infections leading to increase morbidity and mortality rates. The present study aimed to determine risk factors for acquisition of ventilator- associated pneumonia in an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS A nested case-control study was carried out from September(More)
Purpose: To assess the efficacy of remifentanil in preventing succinylcholine-induced myalgia in humans. Methods: Sixty healthy adults scheduled for elective surgery under general anesthesia were enrolled in a double-blind study and randomly allocated to two groups of thirty patients. Patients in Group I (remifentanil group) were pretreated with(More)
Background. Postpartum depression (PPD) is considered as one of the mood disturbances occurring during 2-3 months after delivery. The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of PPD and its associated risk factors in border city of Ilam, western Iran. Methods. Through a descriptive cross-sectional study in 2011, overall, 197 women who attended(More)
BACKGROUND Based on some estimation more than two million peoples in Iran are affected by Type 2 diabetes. The present study was designed to evaluate the status of diabetes control among Type 2 diabetes patients in Kurdistan, west of Iran and its associated factors. METHODS In our cross sectional study conducted in 2010, 411 Type 2 diabetes patients were(More)
Article history: Received: 4 Dec 2010 Accepted: 26 Apr 2012 Available online: 28 Oct 2012 ZJRMS 2013; 15(2): 11-13 Background: Premature birth is a cause of prenatal mortality and covers 60-80% of deaths caused by the congenital defects. Despite eye-catching developments in medical sciences, premature birth statistics are still high and impose hefty costs(More)
BACKGROUND Bloodstream infection (BSI) is one of the most common causes of nosocomial infection in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). The aim of the present study was to determine bacterial agents and their susceptibility patterns to antibiotics and to investigate the risk factors associated with BSI. METHODS This was a nested case-control study(More)
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