M Askarian

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Affiliation: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Country: Iran

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Precautions for health care workers to avoid hepatitis B and C virus infection
    M Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    Int J Occup Environ Med 2:191-8. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Improving infection prevention methods in hemodialysis units: A multicenter survey
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz Nephro Urology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 42:193-4. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint The management of dental waste in dental offices and clinics in shiraz, southern iran
    M Danaei
    Shiraz Nephrology Urology Research Center, Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Int J Occup Environ Med 5:18-23. 2014
  4. doi request reprint The management of cytotoxic drug wastes in Shiraz, Iran: an overview of all government and private chemotherapy settings, and comparison with national and international guidelines
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Waste Manag Res 31:541-8. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Infectious diseases in Iran: a bird's eye view
    M Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry Research Centre, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Clin Microbiol Infect 18:1081-8. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Clinical laboratory waste management in Shiraz, Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Waste Manag Res 30:631-4. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Point prevalence and risk factors of hospital acquired infections in a cluster of university-affiliated hospitals in Shiraz, Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz Medicinal and Natural Chemistry Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    J Infect Public Health 5:169-76. 2012
  8. pmc Prevalence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci colonization and its risk factors in chronic hemodialysis patients in Shiraz, Iran
    Ojan Assadian
    Department of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Vienna, Austria
    BMC Infect Dis 7:52. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, practice, and attitude among Iranian nurses, midwives, and students regarding standard isolation precautions
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz, Iran
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:241-4. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Iranians' attitudes about possible human immunodeficiency virus transmission in dental settings
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz, Iran
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:234-7. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Precautions for health care workers to avoid hepatitis B and C virus infection
    M Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    Int J Occup Environ Med 2:191-8. 2011
    ..Obviously, more detailed studies will be needed to clarify risks and opportunities for health care workers precautions aimed at avoiding HBV and HCV infection, especially in emerging health research communities...
  2. doi request reprint Improving infection prevention methods in hemodialysis units: A multicenter survey
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz Nephro Urology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran Electronic address
    Am J Infect Control 42:193-4. 2014
    ..Providing staff education and training programs, establishing effective surveillance systems, and enforcing regulations in the hospitals should help improve infection prevention. ..
  3. ncbi request reprint The management of dental waste in dental offices and clinics in shiraz, southern iran
    M Danaei
    Shiraz Nephrology Urology Research Center, Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Int J Occup Environ Med 5:18-23. 2014
    ..Dental waste can be hazardous to humans and the environment...
  4. doi request reprint The management of cytotoxic drug wastes in Shiraz, Iran: an overview of all government and private chemotherapy settings, and comparison with national and international guidelines
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Waste Manag Res 31:541-8. 2013
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Infectious diseases in Iran: a bird's eye view
    M Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry Research Centre, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Clin Microbiol Infect 18:1081-8. 2012
    ..We need to emphasize improvements in sanitation, good clinical practice, and education about the rational administration of antibiotics...
  6. doi request reprint Clinical laboratory waste management in Shiraz, Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Waste Manag Res 30:631-4. 2012
    ..Improvements in infectious waste management processes should involve clearer, more uniformly accepted definitions of infectious waste and increased staff training...
  7. doi request reprint Point prevalence and risk factors of hospital acquired infections in a cluster of university-affiliated hospitals in Shiraz, Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz Medicinal and Natural Chemistry Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    J Infect Public Health 5:169-76. 2012
    ..The aim of this point prevalence HAI study conducted in Shiraz, Iran, was to study the local epidemiology of HAIs and the major risk factors for acquiring HAIs in a Middle-Eastern region...
  8. pmc Prevalence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci colonization and its risk factors in chronic hemodialysis patients in Shiraz, Iran
    Ojan Assadian
    Department of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Vienna, Austria
    BMC Infect Dis 7:52. 2007
    ..The aim of this cross-sectional prevalence study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of VRE colonization in chronic hemodialysis patients in two hemodialysis centers in Shiraz, Iran...
  9. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, practice, and attitude among Iranian nurses, midwives, and students regarding standard isolation precautions
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz, Iran
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:241-4. 2007
    ..05). Our study shows that there is an urgent need for evaluating education on infection control practices and standard precautions in general, as well as for structured infection control programs among nursing and midwifery staff...
  10. ncbi request reprint Iranians' attitudes about possible human immunodeficiency virus transmission in dental settings
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz, Iran
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:234-7. 2007
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  11. ncbi request reprint Personal hygiene and safety of governmental hospital staff in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran
    M Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran
    East Mediterr Health J 12:768-74. 2006
    ..Measures are needed to improve health workers' compliance...
  12. ncbi request reprint Prescription of prophylactic antibiotics for neurosurgical procedures in teaching hospitals in Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Am J Infect Control 35:260-2. 2007
    ..This will minimize the consequences of antibiotic misuse such as increased drug antibiotic resistance, adverse events, and higher costs to the institution...
  13. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for rectal colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Shiraz, Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 71345 1737, Shiraz, Iran
    Int J Infect Dis 12:171-5. 2008
    ..In order to determine the risk factors for rectal colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) at the Shiraz Namazi Hospital, we performed a nested case-control study...
  14. ncbi request reprint Needlestick injuries among nurses of Fars province, Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Ann Epidemiol 17:988-92. 2007
    ..A prevalence survey was performed to estimate the magnitude and predictors for needlestick injury (NSI) in nurses of Fars province hospitals...
  15. ncbi request reprint Vancomycin use in a large teaching hospital in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran, 2003
    M Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran
    East Mediterr Health J 13:1195-201. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint Body fluid exposure in nurses of Fars province, Southern Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Arch Iran Med 11:515-21. 2008
    ..Blood and body fluid exposures place healthcare workers at risk for blood-borne infections. To determine the extent of the problem in Iran, we assessed blood and body fluid exposure in healthcare workers in Fars Province hospitals...
  17. doi request reprint Influenza vaccination uptake among students and clinical staff of a university in Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 71345 1737, Shiraz, Iran
    Int J Infect Dis 13:476-82. 2009
    ..To identify barriers to our occupational health and safety influenza vaccination program for clinical staff at the Shiraz University of Medical Science...
  18. ncbi request reprint Infection control practices among dental professionals in Shiraz Dentistry School, Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Arch Iran Med 12:48-51. 2009
    ..To assess the level of knowledge, attitude, and practice among Iranian dental healthcare professionals towards standard isolation precautions in Shiraz, Iran...
  19. doi request reprint Prevalence of nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and its antibiotic susceptibility pattern in healthcare workers at Namazi Hospital, Shiraz, Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 71345 1737, Shiraz, Iran
    Int J Infect Dis 13:e241-7. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among healthcare workers (HCWs) at Namazi Hospital, Shiraz, Iran...
  20. doi request reprint A total quality management approach to healthcare waste management in Namazi Hospital, Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz Medical School, P O Box 71345 1737, Shiraz, Iran
    Waste Manag 30:2321-6. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to reduce the amounts of infectious waste by clear definition and segregation of waste at the production site in Namazi Hospital in Shiraz, Iran...
  21. doi request reprint Facilitators for influenza vaccination uptake in nurses at the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
    M Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 71345 1737, Shiraz, Iran
    Public Health 125:512-7. 2011
    ..Influenza is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to identify facilitators for vaccination in nursing staff at the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences...
  22. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and practice of iranian dentists with regard to HIV-related disease
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz Nephro Urology Research Centre, Shiraz, Iran
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:83-7. 2007
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  23. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitude, and practice toward contact isolation precautions among medical students in Shiraz, Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Community Medicine Department, Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz, Iran
    Am J Infect Control 34:593-6. 2006
    ..Proper behavior regarding infection control may be learned during clinical training for medical students...
  24. ncbi request reprint Attitudes, beliefs, and infection control practices of Iranian dentists associated with HIV-positive patients
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Am J Infect Control 34:530-3. 2006
    ..2% of dentist washed their hands before treatment and 60.2% after treatment. Elementary standard precautions were not routinely implemented in private dental practices, despite high levels of concerns about transmission of infection...
  25. ncbi request reprint Assessment of knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding isolation precautions among Iranian healthcare workers
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Community Medicine Department, Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:105-8. 2005
    ..We found 75% below acceptable safety levels. Routine handwashing before and after glove use was reported by fewer than half of the HCWs...
  26. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of needle stick injuries in medical, dental, nursing and midwifery students at the university teaching hospitals of Shiraz, Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Indian J Med Sci 60:227-32. 2006
    ..Medical, dental, nursing and midwifery students are at high risk for occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens (BBPs) via sharp injuries such as needle stick injuries (NSIs)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Hospital waste management status in university hospitals of the Fars province, Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Community Medicine Department, Shiraz Medical School, Iran
    Int J Environ Health Res 14:295-305. 2004
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  28. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of contact precautions among Iranian nurses
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Am J Infect Control 33:486-8. 2005
    ..Knowledge, attitudes, and contact precaution practices were surveyed in nurses at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences...
  29. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitude, and practices related to standard precautions of surgeons and physicians in university-affiliated hospitals of Shiraz, Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Community Medicine Department, Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz Nephro Urology Research Center, PO Box 71345 1737, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran
    Int J Infect Dis 11:213-9. 2007
    ..To measure levels of knowledge, attitudes, and practice toward standard precautions (SP) in medical practitioners of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences affiliated hospitals in Iran...
  30. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding contact precautions among Iranian physicians
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:868-72. 2006
    ..To assess the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Iranian physicians regarding contact isolation precautions...
  31. ncbi request reprint Results of a hospital waste survey in private hospitals in Fars province, Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz Medical School, PO Box 71345 1737, Shiraz, Iran
    Waste Manag 24:347-52. 2004
    ..Performing extensive studies all over the country, compiling and enacting rules, establishing standards and providing effective personnel training are the main challenges for the concerned authorities and specialists in this field...
  32. ncbi request reprint Adherence to American Society of Health-System Pharmacists surgical antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines in Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:876-8. 2006
    ..The proportion of procedures in which there was compliance with all guideline recommendations was 0.3%. The most common mistakes were overuse and misuse of antibiotics...
  33. ncbi request reprint How do nurses manage their occupational exposure to cytotoxic drugs? A descriptive survey in chemotherapy settings, Shiraz, Iran
    M Momeni
    Student Research Center, Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Int J Occup Environ Med 4:102-6. 2013
    ..We concluded that establishment of safety regulations, health care workers safety surveillance systems as well as continuous training for nurses are of paramount importance...
  34. ncbi request reprint National nosocomial infection surveillance system-based study in Iran: additional hospital stay attributable to nosocomial infections
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Community Medicine Department, Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz, Iran
    Am J Infect Control 31:465-8. 2003
    ..Nosocomial infection is a serious health and financial problem. The purpose of this study was to determine the extra hospital stay attributable to nosocomial infections for patients undergoing surgery...
  35. ncbi request reprint Knowledge about HIV infection and attitude of nursing staff toward patients with AIDS in Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:48-53. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess these matters...
  36. ncbi request reprint Survey on adoption of measures to prevent nosocomial infection by anaesthesia personnel
    M Askarian
    School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran
    East Mediterr Health J 8:416-21. 2002
    ..Increasing the knowledge base of anaesthesia personnel and raising their awareness as to the risk of infection are necessary to improve infection control procedures by anaesthesia personnel...
  37. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis among never-jailed drug abusers
    M Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran
    East Mediterr Health J 7:461-4. 2001
    ..This is approximately 170 times the rate in the general population. Because of cost and time, we recommend the screening of drug addicts by mini-radiography instead of tuberculin skin test at admission...
  38. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of hospitalized female burns patients in a burn centre in Shiraz
    R S Hosseini
    Department of Community Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Islamic Republic of Iran
    East Mediterr Health J 13:113-8. 2007
    ..5%); among those who survived it was 29% (13.4%) and among those who died it was 72% (21.7%). The relation between TBSA and mortality was statistically significant...
  39. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, practice and attitude towards standard isolation precautions in Iranian medical students
    M Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    J Hosp Infect 58:292-6. 2004
    ..Education on infection control issues should not only be focused on healthcare workers, but should also include medical students...
  40. doi request reprint Healthcare-associated infection in Shiraz, Iran 2004-2005
    S Lahsaeizadeh
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    J Hosp Infect 69:283-7. 2008
    ..Our findings highlight that HCAIs are of concern in Iran and that further study is needed to identify risk factors and preventive interventions...
  41. doi request reprint How do Iranian physicians report notifiable diseases? The first report from Iran
    Forouz Nader
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 71345 1737, Shiraz, Iran
    Am J Infect Control 37:500-4. 2009
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Necessity of admissions in selected teaching university affiliated and private hospitals during 2007 in Shiraz, Iran
    Nahid Hatam
    School of Management and Information Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences SUMS, Shiraz, Iran
    Arch Iran Med 13:230-4. 2010
    ..The use of acute hospital beds is an issue of concern both to policy-makers and practitioners. In most countries attempts are underway to improve efficiency in this sector...
  43. doi request reprint The prevalence of multidose vial contamination by aerobic bacteria in a major teaching hospital, Shiraz, Iran, 2006
    Mohammad Motamedifar
    Department of Bacteriology and Virology, Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Am J Infect Control 37:773-7. 2009
    ..Therefore, bacterial contamination of multiple-dose medication vials in Namazi Hospital, the major referral teaching hospital, in Shiraz, southwestern Iran, was evaluated...
  44. ncbi request reprint Incidence of urinary tract and bloodstream infections in Ghotbeddin Burn Center, Shiraz 2000-2001
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Shiraz Medical School, P O Box 71345 1737, Shiraz, Iran
    Burns 29:455-9. 2003
    ..To reduce the rate of infection at Ghotbeddin Burn Center, education, development of standardized guidelines for the use of invasive devices and introduction of a nosocomial infections surveillance system are necessary...
  45. pmc Economic burden of inappropriate antibiotic use for prophylactic purpose in shiraz, iran
    N Hatam
    Department of Health Management, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Iran Red Crescent Med J 13:234-8. 2011
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Study of antibiotic prescribing among dental practitioners in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran
    G Vessal
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran
    East Mediterr Health J 17:763-9. 2011
    ..Guidelines on rational antibiotic use are needed for dental practitioners in the Islamic Republic of Iran...
  47. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of food service staff regarding food hygiene in Shiraz, Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Community Medicine Department, Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz, Iran
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:16-20. 2004
    ..Hospitalized patients are more vulnerable to potential hazards, and neglecting these principles can lead to increased morbidity and mortality...
  48. ncbi request reprint Incidence and outcome of nosocomial infections in female burn patients in Shiraz, Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Medical School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 71345 1737, Shiraz, Iran
    Am J Infect Control 32:23-6. 2004
    ..Most studies on infection in burn patients focus on burn wound infection, whereas other nosocomial infections in this patient group are not described well...
  49. doi request reprint Quality of life and toxicity in breast cancer patients using adjuvant TAC (docetaxel, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide), in comparison with FAC (doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, 5-fluorouracil)
    N Hatam
    School of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Science, Shiraz, Iran
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 284:215-20. 2011
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of burns presenting to an emergency department in Shiraz, South Iran
    Maryam Ansari-Lari
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Burns 29:579-81. 2003
    ..Finally, there was a significant seasonal variation for burns, with most burns occurring in winter months...
  51. doi request reprint Age specific reference levels of serum prostate-specific antigen, prostate volume and prostate specific antigen density in healthy Iranian men
    Abdol Aziz Khezri
    Shiraz Institute for Cancer Research, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Iran J Immunol 6:40-8. 2009
    ..It is relevant to highlight that there is not a precise and perfect report on either 95 percentile value (upper limit of normal range) or on appropriate reference intervals for serum PSA in Iranian population...
  52. doi request reprint The use of artificial neural networks and multiple linear regression to predict rate of medical waste generation
    Sepideh Jahandideh
    Department of Hospital Management, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Waste Manag 29:2874-9. 2009
    ..In conclusion, the obtained results showed that our ANN-based model approach is very promising and may play a useful role in developing a better cost-effective strategy for waste management in future...
  53. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitude and practice towards droplet and airborne isolation precautions among dental health care professionals in Shiraz, Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Pfizer Inc, Oral Care Research and Development, Morris Plains, NJ 07950, USA
    J Public Health Dent 65:43-7. 2005
    ..To determine the level of knowledge, attitude and practice among Iranian dental health care professionals towards droplet and airborne isolation precautions, in Shiraz, Iran...
  54. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of needlestick injuries among medical students at a university in Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:99-101. 2006
  55. ncbi request reprint Prophylactic antibiotic therapy in gynecologic-obstetric procedures: experience from three Iranian teaching hospitals
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Indian J Med Sci 60:245-6. 2006
  56. ncbi request reprint Infection control dogma among nurses in Iran
    Harrison G Weed
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:238-40. 2007
    ..A similar questionnaire survey might be useful in countries like Iran that are developing their infection control personnel and infrastructure...
  57. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial infection rates following cardiothoracic surgery in Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Int J Infect Dis 10:185-7. 2006