School of Medicine Students' Journal <p><strong>The School of Medicine Students’ Journal (SMSJ), is an international, peer-reviewed, and open access scientific journal; it is published by the Vice Chancellor of Research at School of Medicine in Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. The SMSJ is published quarterly which include original articles, case reports, editorials, short communications, clinical photos, narrative, and systematic reviews, which meets required standards in advanced science. We also invite every students in different medical fields to make their seminars into review articles and submit it to SMSJ.</strong></p> <p><strong>The scientific topics of interest for the journal include, but are not limited to: basic medical sciences, clinical researches (in the entire medical specialties and sub-specialties), public health, and medical education. The journal welcomes both quantitative and qualitative research paper.</strong></p> en-US School of Medicine Students' Journal 2676-7597 <p>Authors who publish with SMSJ agree to the following terms:<br>1.&nbsp; Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License<u>,</u> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.<br>2.&nbsp; Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.<br>3.&nbsp; Authors are permitted to redistribute their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) after the publication, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and more citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""><img src="/public/site/images/aaghdaee/88x311.png"></a></p> <p>This journal is licensed under a <a href="" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.</p> Low serum vitamin D is associated with failure of Helicobacter pylori treatment <p><strong>Background and aims: </strong><em>Helicobacter pylori</em> are the most common gastrointestinal infection worldwide. Determination of contributing factors for successful eradication of <em>Helicobacter pylori</em> is important for better infection control. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the association between serum vitamin D deficiency and <em>Helicobacter pylori</em> eradication rate.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>The results of this study demonstrated that before-treatment vitamin D level was between 10 and 20 ng/dL in majority of unsuccessful cases (40.4%) and it was more than 30 ng/dL in majority of successful cases (83.7%) showing statistically significant difference (<span style="font-style: normal !msorm;"><em>P</em></span> &lt; 0.001).</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> This study showed a significant association between vitamin D deficiency and <em>Helicobacter pylori</em> eradication and low vitamin D level resulted in failure of treatment; Hence in unsuccessful cases, assessment of vitamin D level and possible supplementation in those with hypovitaminosis D is recommended.</p> Mohammad Salehi Shahriar Nikpour Narges Bagherian Khoozani Copyright (c) 2021 School of Medicine Students' Journal (SMSJ) 2021-03-30 2021-03-30 3 1 2 5 10.22037/smsj.v3i1.33020 Surgical Technique for Femoral Intramedullary Bent Nail Removal: A Case Report and Review of the Literature <p>A 21-year-old male patient was admitted with a severe right thigh deformity following a car accident. He experienced a previous history of Intramedullary interlocking femoral nail three years ago.<br>The neurovascular examination was normal. The radiologic evaluation revealed a bent nail with 105° angular deformity in the sagittal plane.<br>With a lateral approach to the apex of the fracture site, the Bent nail was cut by an 8mm cobalt drill, two parts of nail extracted; then fixation was performed by a new intramedullary interlocking nail and autogenous cancellous graft.<br>The fracture healed properly without any complication 6 months after corrective surgery.</p> Farzad Amouzadeh Omrani Ali Panjehshahi Melika Alaedini Naser Ghanbari Seyed Mojtaba Jamali Copyright (c) 2021 School of Medicine Students' Journal (SMSJ) 2021-03-31 2021-03-31 3 1 6 9 10.22037/smsj.v3i1.33442 Persian literature course in the undergraduate medical curriculum <p>A serious criticism of contemporary medicine is that it is dehumanized, meaning that it ignores the patient and his/her experiences, values, and priorities as an individual human and only seeks treatment based on the latest findings in the biomedical sciences. To modify and improve this situation, the field of "medical humanities" was formed, which seeks to include human considerations in clinical practice. One of the important domains of the field of “medical humanities” is "Literature and Medicine".</p> <p>Literature and medicine are now taught in medical schools at all undergraduate (both in basic sciences and clinical periods) and residency levels. Broadly speaking, the reasons for this implementation are threefold. The first concerns the patient: such courses teach physicians how to listen more wisely to their patients’ narratives and how to emphasize with the patient’s and family members’ points of view on the experience of illness and treatment. The second reason concerns the physician: Reading literature enhances personal awareness and fosters the habit of self-scrutiny. The third concerns ethics: literature and literary skills empower physicians to think both empathetically and critically about moral issues and dilemmas in daily clinical practice.</p> <p>By reviewing the texts in the field of literature and medicine, we come across various educational programs in medical schools around the world. One of the courses in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) curriculum of Iran is Persian literature (code: 16) which three theoretical units (51 hours). This course, for which a lesson plan has not been designed in the curriculum, is usually offered to students in one of the first year. Since the Persian literature course is in the general courses section, like other courses in this section such as philosophy of ethics, Islamic ethics, and familiarity with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, – <strong>Cont</strong>.</p> Zohreh Khoshgoftar Minoo Yaghmaei Leila Nazari Copyright (c) 2021 School of Medicine Students' Journal (SMSJ) 2021-03-31 2021-03-31 3 1 1 1 10.22037/smsj.v3i1.34444