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OBJECTIVE To assess the complications related to intravenous drug abuse. DESIGN Prospective study. METHODS Intravenous drug abusers (IVDAs) with vascular complications were assessed. RESULTS Sixty-two patients presented with swelling and tenderness in the groin, and 3 patients with similar lesions in the cubital fossa. Infected pseudoaneurysms and(More)
BACKGROUND Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is considered as one of the major hygienic problems among women. The main aim of the study is to assess the potential risk factors associated with SUI among Iranian women. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was conducted on 90 married women with history of SUI diagnosed by an urologist and were selected randomly.(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), which include ulcer-ative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD), are debilitating and chronic disorders with unpredictable courses and complicated treatment measures. Therefore, an efficient treatment protocol seems necessary as therapeutic prophylaxis for these disorders. This study aims to determine the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of vitamin A and C, as the agents that improve wound healing, on the adhesion formation process. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty male Wistar rats were used. They underwent midline laparotomy, for repair of a peritoneal injury, and were then assigned to four groups. Group 1 (Vitamin A) received 2000(More)
BACKGROUND On an average 30-50% of patients who undergo incision and drainage (I and D) of anal abscess will develop recurrence or fistula formation. It is claimed that finding the internal orifice of anal abscess to distract the corresponding anal gland duct; will decline the rate of future anal fistula. Surgeons supporting I and D alone claim that finding(More)
BACKGROUND Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) is a newly developed method of performing cholecystectomy and has been increasingly used. The aim of this study is to see if SILC has any advantages over conventional (three-port) laparoscopic cholecystectomy (CLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 52 patients who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE Antimicrobial prophylaxis has been demonstrated to lower the incidence of postoperative infection in nearly all types of surgery. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) guideline summarizes current data on the appropriate use of antibiotic for surgical prophylaxis. The objective of this study was to assess and audit the use of(More)