In the second issue of the journal Electronic Physician for 2019, we have several papers including four Randomized Controlled Trials, a model development study, a case report, an editorial, a letter to editor (LTE), and several original research including two studies with qualitative approach. Authors of this issue are from nine countries: Iran, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, India, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Jordan.

In an editorial article, Prof Dr. Umesh Wadgave and Prof Dr. Mahesh Ravindra Khairnar (From India), talk about choosing between parametric and non-parametric statistical tests for analysis of non-normally distributed continuous data, which is a long-standing controversy.

According to a randomized clinical trial by Dr. Seyyed Masoud Sajjadi and his team from Department of Cardiovascular Disease (Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran), Remote Ischemic Pre-Conditioning (RIPC) can effectively reduce Contrast Induced Nephropathy (CIN) and reperfusion arrhythmias in patients undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI).

In our second randomized clinical trial, Professor Dr. Gholamreza Faal and his team from Birjand University of Medical Sciences (Iran), compare the effect of Topical Application of Breast Milk, Chlorhexidine and Dry Cord Care Methods on Bacterial Colonization in Umbilical Cord of Preterm Neonates in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

In a double-blind randomized clinical trial, Tayebeh Negahban Bonabi and her team from Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences (Iran) study the effect of acupressure on knee osteoarthritis symptoms in the elderly.

Our last double-blind randomized clinical trial of the April-June 2019 is a psychiatry residency thesis at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and suggests that psychoeducation based on choice theory has a significant effect on marital adaptability and satisfaction as well as family function. 

The next article is a case report from Saudi Arabia (Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia), in which, Professor Dr. Hanan Mesfer Alghamdi presents a rare case of Small Bowel Adenocarcinoma. In another original research from Saudi Arabia, Dr. Shaher Falah Alenazi studies the prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress among male students in Arar city.

In a multi-center prospective pilot study, Dr. Maria Luisa Tataranno and her team from Brain Center Rudolf Magnus (Utrecht University, The Netherlands), Poliambulanza Foundation Hospital Institute (Brescia, Italy), University of Padua (Italy), and University of Siena (Italy), study the differences between umbilical blood gas in term and preterm newborns.

Dr. Manaporn Chatchumni and her team from Rangsit University (Thailand) and The Red Cross University College (Stockholm, Sweden) are the authors of our next article, which is based on a qualitative triangulation study in Thailand. In their study, they explored the different management structures in nurses responses and treating of patients’ postoperative pain.

In our second qualitative research of April-June 2019, authors from United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Iran, explore the perceptions of infertility in infertile women in the United Arab Emirates. The findings of this study showed that infertile women face many problems that affect their feelings and relationships in everyday life. It is thus recommended that counseling and midwifery centers be established in all infertility clinics, and experienced midwives who are familiar with reproductive health concepts guide and support infertile women as well as respond to their questions.

The Second issue of the journal for 2019 also includes other studies, and was published on June 01, 2019. The next issue of the journal (July-September 2019) is scheduled to be available by September 01, 2019.

Please click here to view the list of January-March 2019 articles.