Azerbaijan Medical Journal

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Azerbaijan Medical Journal

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Azerbaijan Medical Journal

STRESS, ANXIETY, AND DEPRESSION IN NURSES CARING FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS AND HOW NURSES COPE WITH THEM: A SCOPING REVIEW

Abstract : Lack of attention to the psychological problems of nurses caring for Covid 19 patients has the potential to disrupt health services and will have an impact on poor handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. The aim of this scoping review is to review articles related to how nurses coped with stress, anxiety and depression while caring for COVID-19 patients. 10 from 145 articles that met the inclusion criteria from 5 databases: Google Sholar, Science direct, Pubmed, Willey and Cambridge published from De


Restrictive Cardiomyopathy-Presentation of Four Cases

Abstract : Restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) is a rare phenotype among the cardiomyopathies. It is a disorder of myocardial muscles with impaired ventricular Diastolic filling with distinct impaired hemodynamic features, raised ventricular filling pressures. The cause maybe idiopathic or secondary to systemic diseases. In countries like India the main cause for RCM is due to endomyocardial fibrosis rather than idiopathic form of RCM though the evolving pattern is now changing. We conduct a retrospective stu


Correlation Of CRP and Ferritin Levels In The Degree Of Severity Of COVID-19

Abstract : New biomarkers are needed to identify Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients who experience deterioration and have the potential to die. Elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) occur in the early phase of infection when the SARS-CoV-2 virus binds to the ACE2 receptor and infects bronchial epithelial cells. Then, in the hyperinflammatory phase of COVID-19, there was an increase in serum ferritin, where the levels were higher in severe cases of COVID-19. It is recommended that serum CRP


Prevalence and Angiographic characteristics of Coronary Artery Ectasia at a tertiary care center

Abstract : Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is defined as a dilation of a coronary artery segment with at least 1.5 times the diameter of the adjacent normal segments. The Classification is usually based on shape and extent of involvement of the coronary arteries: an arterial aneurysm is usually reserved for focal dilatation, whereas the term ectasia is used to describe an elongated and extended widening of a tubular structure. Most patients with CAE have atherosclerotic heart disease (ASHD) concomitantly. We


Preschool Children Accuracy in Eye-Tracker Controlled Computer-Based Preferential Looking Test

Abstract : Birth to the age of 3-5 y.o. is the critical period of visual acuity development in children. Preferential looking is an early eye examination to detect visual impairment in children and has been known as an objective test for children below 5 y.o. The purpose of this study was to examine the children’s accuracy in answering the computer-based preferential looking test. This research was conducted using a cross-sectional method. The subjects used were children aged 3-5 y.o. who were taken by c


The Pattern of COVID-19 Spread in Asia After Thirty-Three Months: A Cross-sectional Study

Abstract : COVID-19 statistics are dynamic. The purpose of this study was to use COVID-19 data to examine the spread of COVID-19 in the continent of Asia by the end of September 2022 and compare it to the global spread. Online data on COVID-19 statistics were extracted from the "Worldometer" website. As of October 1, 2022, Asia has recorded 189,808,651 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (30.5% of cases worldwide) and 257,630 deaths (22.6%). Among the six continents, Asia was least affected after Africa based on t


Determination of some Physiological Parameters in Smokers with Polycythemia in Karbala Province

Abstract : Cigarette smoking remains one of the major risk factors for rising mortality and morbidity worldwide. It has direct and indirect effect; among the many adverse health effects, smoking can lead to secondary polycythemia, which is common. This research including the study of total bilirubin levels, Sodium, Potassium and some of clotting factors in smoker's polycythemia in the province of Karbala. To achieve this aim (200) samples were arranged in two groups, (100) samples were patients (males) wit


Role of Administering Methotrexate and All Trans Retinoid Acid Toward Telomerase Activity Degression and Apoptosis Index Escalation on Cell Culture of Choriocarcinoma Cell Line Bewo (Atcc®Ccl-98tm)

Abstract : Choriocarcinoma is a malignant gestational tropoblastic disease derived from an imbalance between apoptotic activity and cytotrophoblast cell proliferation. The ability of apoptosis and cell proliferation is either associated with telomerase activity. This study aimed to evaluate therapeutic effect from combination Methotrexate and All Trans Retinoid Acid. This research method was experimental with post test-control group design approach. This study used cell culture of choriocarcinoma cell line


Assesment and Comparison of Inpatient Antibiotic Use on Orthopedic Patients Using ATC/DDD Methodology: A Literature Review

Abstract : This study was to assess and compare antibiotic consumption on orthopedic patients by Defined Daily Dose (DDD). ATC/DDD system is a method of counting the amounts of drugs recommended by WHO and Ministry of Health which useful for monitoring and comparing antibiotic use among departments, within hospital, as well as between countries or regions. A literature review was conducted by searching articles through PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar database up to November 2020 using


Development and Validation of The Quantification Method for Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxy Mitragynine in Kratom Plant using High-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Photodiode Array

Abstract : Mitragyna speciosa or Kratom is a typical plant from West Kalimantan, Indonesia, and also is a plant endemic to Southeast Asia. Kratom contains thirty-seven alkaloid compounds. The major alkaloid compounds are mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine. Both have potent opioid effects due to their affinity for μ, K, and δ-opioid receptors. Mitragynine has a substantial opioid impact to create an analgesic effect, more potent than morphine and having a hypnotic effect at large dose. This plant has t