1. Prevalence of Comorbidities in COVID-19 Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Ashkan Baradaran; Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh; Aslan Baradaran; Amir R. Kachooei

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 247-255

Abstract
  Background: In this study, we aimed to assess the prevalence of comorbidities in the confirmed COVID-19 patients. Thismight help showing which comorbidity might pose the patients at risk of more severe symptoms.Methods: We searched all relevant databases on April 7th, 2020 using the keywords (“novel ...  Read More

2. Economic Effects of Anti-Depressant Usage on Elective Lumbar Fusion Surgery

Amirali Sayadipour; Chrisopher K. Kepler; Rajnish Mago; Kenneth M. Certa; Mohammad R. Rasouli; Alexander R. Vaccaro; Todd J. Albert; David G. Anderson

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2016, , Pages 231-235

Abstract
    Background: It has been suggested, although not proven, that presence of concomitant psychiatric disorders may increase the inpatient costs for patients undergoing elective surgery. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that elective lumbar fusion surgery is more costly in patients with ...  Read More