Dariush Abtahi

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BACKGROUND The ability to identify critically ill patients who will not survive until hospital discharge may yield substantial cost savings. The aim of this study was to validate the mortality prediction model II (MPM II) in in-hospital mortality of critically ill patients for quality management and risk-adjusted monitoring. METHODS The data were(More)
INTRODUCTION Airway management, especially outside the operating room, needs meticulous observation in order to avoid certain risks, such as; endotracheal tube (ETT) disloca-tion, esophageal intubation, and unwanted extubation. ETT or tracheostomy dislocation is responsible for one-half of death or brain damage cases in the ICU. Despite appropri-ate(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal anesthesia is an important and commonly used method for surgical anesthetic in operating rooms. However, even with identical drug dosage and administration mode, the extent of drug distribution in vivo is highly variable and difficult to control. Preanesthetic administration of fluids immediately before spinal anesthesia (preload) is(More)
Background: Hand disinfection is a major part of infection control during a surgical procedure. In contrast to developed countries, where the use of alcohol-based solutions (ABS) is routine, the usual practice in Iran is hand scrubbing using Povidone Iodine Solution (PVI). Most researchers have concluded that ABS might be superior to PVI, but others have(More)
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