Quality Improvement of Liver Ultrasound Images Using Fuzzy Techniques

Azadeh Bayani, Mostafa Langarizadeh, Amir Reza Radmard, Ahmadreza Farzaneh Nejad Abstract Background: Liver ultrasound images are so common and are applied so often to diagnose diffuse liver diseases like fatty liver. However, the low quality of such images makes it difficult to analyze them and diagnose diseases. The purpose of this study, therefore, is to [...]

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A Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing the Effect of Neostigmine and Metoclopramide on Gastric Residual Volume of Mechanically Ventilated ICU Patients

Afshin Gholipour Baradari, Abbas Alipour, Abolfazl Firouzian, Laleh Moarab, Amir Emami Zeydi Abstract Background: In critically ill patients, enteral feeding through the nasogastric tube is the method of choice for nutritional support. Gastrointestinal feeding intolerance and disturbed gastric emptying are common challenges in these patients. The aim of this study was to compare the effect [...]

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Feasibility and Value of Radiographic Union Score Hip Fracture after Treatment with Intramedullary Nail of Stable Hip Fractures

Daniele Maiettini, Michele Bisaccia, Auro Caraffa, Giuseppe Rinonapoli, Luigi Piscitelli2, Olga Bisaccia, Giuseppe Rollo, Luigi Meccariello, Paolo Ceccarini, Alberto Rebonato Abstract Introduction: Given the importance of fracture healing on patient outcome in clinical practice, it is critical to assess fracture healing. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of the Radiographic [...]

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The Length of the Greater Palatine Canal in a Lebanese Population: a Radio-anatomical Study

Georges Aoun, Ibrahim Nasseh Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the length of the greater palatine canal in a Lebanese population using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology. Material and methods: In this study, we measured the length of 148 greater palatine canals in 74 CBCT images of Lebanese adult patients (38 [...]

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Self-citation of Medical and Non-medical Universities in Northern Iran

Mohammad Ali Jahani, Mousa Yaminfirooz Abstract Background: Self-citation is one of the main challenges in the evaluation of researchers' scientific output. This study aimed at comparing the institutional self-citation among the universities located in Northern Iran. Methods: This study was conducted as a scientometric study. Research population included all scientific productions of 16 Northern Iran [...]

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Regadenoson in Myocardial Perfusion Study – First Institutional Experiences in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nermina Beslic, Renata Milardovic, Amera Sadija, Sejla Ceric, Zeljka Raic Abstract Introduction: Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is widely used in the evaluation of known and suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Imaging of heart in stress and rest enables the comparison of myocardial uptake of radiotracer in proportion to the needs and coronary flow, which is [...]

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Biomedical Scientific and Professional Social Networks in the Service of the Development of Modern Scientific Publishing

Izet Masic, Edin Begic Abstract Information technologies have found their application in virtually every branch of health care. In recent years they have demonstrated their potential in the development of online library, where scientists and researchers can share their latest findings. Academia.edu, ResearchGate, Mendeley, Kudos, with the support of platform GoogleScholar, have indeed increased the [...]

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How to Improve Visibility of Scientific Biomedical Sources

Asim Kurjak Abstract With the rapid development of information and communications technologies, industrial nations are transforming into societies in which knowledge is the most contested and valuable good. The increased speed at which we have to acquire new knowledge, insights, and abilities is forcing us to divide up learning into novel, shorter phases. The traditional [...]

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How to Compose, Write and Publish a Scientific or Professional Communication

Milivoj Boranic Abstract There is an ample number of recommendations, guides and monographs addressing the art of composing and publishing written, oral or visual communications in science and various professions. In order to write an article, autors have to follow certain rules. Presentation of the article (oral or poster presentation) also requires skill, meaning that [...]

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Prevalence of Oral Lichen Planus in Diabetes Mellitus: a Meta-Analysis Study

Hamid Reza Mozaffari, Roohollah Sharifi, Masoud Sadeghi Abstract Background: Oral lichen planus (OLP) is associated with various other systemic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus (DM). This study evaluated the prevalence of OLP in DM patients compared with non-diabetic control subjectsin a meta-analysis study. Methods: In this study from January 1973 to August 2016, we [...]

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