Brieflands

History

The company was first founded by Seyyed M. Miri and Seyed-M Alavian as an editorial group in a Medical Institute in 2007 to publish its medical journal. After three years of experience, the number of journals increased to 5 journals, and the company launched its first form of business as a VOF (collaboration) professional STM company in Heerlen, the Netherlands, which was called "Kowsarmedical Publishing." Respecting the publishing services (from submission to publishing), especially an in-house "Journal Management System," our journals increased to more than 60 STM journals between 2010 and 2019. Since 2022, "Brieflands" is the new brand name that acts as a "Science, Technical, Medical Publisher" that publishes more than 50 journals with the services provided by 97 expert employees in three different branches.


Business Profile

  • Brieflands is a Registered Trademark with record number 1454012.
  • Brieflands has been registered as a General partnership (Vennootschap onder firma) company in the Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel) of the Netherlands since 2010.
  • Nedmedica is our related company which is specialized in Author Services. 
  • Our former branding name was Kowsarmedical Publishing (2010-2021).
 

Recent Submissions

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Functional Movement Screening Test in Female Athletes with Visual Impairments
(Brieflands, 2023-11-30) Parisa Alvandi; Fariba Mohammadi; Mahdi Bayati
Background: Vision provides 80% of human sensory perception. Hence, loss of the visual sense can cause severe motor problems. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to describe and compare the total score of functional movement screening test (FMSTM) and its components in three groups B1, B2 and B3 in female athletes who are visually impaired. Methods: Seventy-three female athletes with visual acuity at different levels of blindness (B1, B2 and B3) were selected as participants. Functional movement were measured by FMS tests including deep squats, hurdle steps, in-line lunges, shoulder mobility, active straight leg raises, trunk stability push-ups, and rotary stability. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 22, using ANOVA, Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U tests at a significant level of P ≤ 0.05. Results: The finding showed that the quality of performing functional movements declined with blindness acuity, but it was not significant statistically in total score of functional movement screen (FMS) test between groups. However, there was a significant difference between B1 with B2 group only at the inline lunge. Conclusions: Therefore, coaches are recommended to include FMSTM in the programs for screening, pre-participation, and assessments of athletes with visual impairments to improve functional movements.
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Maternal Education is a Major Factor in Growth Regulation in Twins and Singletons
(Brieflands, 2024-05-31) Novina Novina; Binu Dorjee; Michael Hermanussen; Christiane Scheffler; Barry Bogin; Aman Bhakti Pulungan; Madarina Julia; Yoyos Dias Ismiarto; Budi Setiabudiawan
Background: The social, economic, political, and emotional (SEPE) environment plays a crucial role in shaping human development both pre- and post-birth, with direct and independent effects on growth, as research shows. Objectives: This study examines the growth of twins and singletons and their association with maternal education as one of the social-economic (SE) variables. Methods: This cross-sectional study utilized Nutritional Status Monitoring for Children under 5 Years Old in Bandung District in September 2019. A total of 158 healthy children aged < 5 years, involving 35 twins (70 children) and 88 singletons, were included. Data on weight and length at birth and weight and length/height taken at age 8.6 to 60 months were plotted according to WHOCGS 2006. Statistical analyses and visualizations, including SE variables analysis, were conducted using density plots, correlation plots, St. Nicolas House Analysis (SNHA), and ANOVA. Results: At birth, z-scores of the body length, weight, and body mass index (BMI) of twins were lower than those of singletons (P < 0.05). After birth, z-scores of twins' length/height, weight, and BMI adjusted to those of singletons, with maternal education being the strongest among SE variables of early childhood growth adjustment. Conclusions: Twins were shorter, lighter, and had a lower average BMI at birth than singletons. There was no apparent association between birth measurements and SE variables. However, after birth, maternal education starts to gain a central position in regulating child growth.
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Assessment of Gastrointestinal Manifestations and Predictive Factors Associated with Their Occurrence in Kawasaki Disease Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study
(Brieflands, 2024-08-31) Amirhossein Hosseini; Reza Shiari; Hoora Bagherfar; Khosro Rahmani; Seyed Ali Mofidi; Vadood Javadi; Arsalan Sabooree; Farid Imanzadeh; Maryam Mollaei; Mahmoud Hajipour
Background: Kawasaki disease is an idiopathic febrile systemic vasculitis, recognized as the leading cause of acquired heart disease in pediatric patients. Gastrointestinal manifestations can lead to delayed treatment, underscoring the importance of identifying and predicting factors associated with these manifestations to enable timely intervention. Objectives: The primary objective of this study was to identify the aforementioned factors. Methods: This retrospective study collected demographic information, medical history, physical examination findings, and laboratory results of 359 children suspected of having Kawasaki disease and referred to Mofid Children’s Hospital between 2013 and 2022. The study assessed the frequency of gastrointestinal manifestations and their association with physical examination findings and laboratory data. Results: A total of 359 patients were included in the study, comprising 153 males and 206 females. The mean age of participants was 2.8 ± 2.6 years. Abdominal pain was the most common clinical manifestation, reported in 39% of patients. Elevated levels of aspartate aminotransferase (AST) were observed in 38.1% of patients, while 30.2% showed elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels, and 10.5% exhibited direct hyperbilirubinemia. Patients with elevated ALT and AST levels had a higher incidence of abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, and anorexia. Moreover, patients with positive findings of red blood cell (RBC) and white blood cell (WBC) in their stool examination had a higher incidence of fever and abdominal pain. Conclusions: Based on our statistical analysis, elevated AST and ALT levels, hyperbilirubinemia, and positive stool findings of RBC and WBC appear to be predictive factors for gastrointestinal manifestations in Kawasaki disease.
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Epidemiology, Clinical and Laboratory Findings of Pediatric Leptospirosis in Southeastern Turkey
(Brieflands, 2024-06-30) Özhan Orhan; Huseyin Elci
Background: Leptospirosis is a significant zoonotic infection caused by Leptospira spirochetes, which are distributed globally. Infection typically occurs through exposure to water or soil contaminated by the urine of mammals, including dogs, cattle, pigs, or rodents. Objectives: The objective of this study was to elucidate the epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory characteristics of leptospirosis cases in Turkey. Methods: In a retrospective review, we analyzed the clinical and laboratory data of all individuals under 18 years diagnosed with leptospirosis at a secondary care center in Southeast Turkey from the beginning of 2020 to the end of 2022. Results: Over the two-year period, 36 confirmed cases of leptospirosis in individuals under 18 were identified. All patients had been engaged in activities at wells in cornfields, assisting their families with irrigation or related to well operations. Of these patients, 3 (8%) resided in urban areas, while 33 (92%) lived in rural settings. None required intensive care, and there were no fatalities reported. The most common symptoms at presentation were fatigue (83%), fever (75%), and nausea/vomiting (75%). Laboratory tests revealed that all patients had positive C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, with a significant portion (61%) showing highly positive results (CRP > 100). Conclusions: In conclusion, leptospirosis should be considered by clinicians when evaluating patients, especially those with risk factors like occupational exposure. Prompt testing for the disease is advisable under these circumstances.
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A Comparison of Analgesic Efficacy of Triamcinolone vs Magnesium Sulfate as Adjuvants in Caudal Block in Patients with Low Back Pain: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial
(Brieflands, 2024-04-30) Payman Dadkhah; Masoud Hashemi; Mehrdad Taheri; Ali Alizadeh Ojoor; Milad Jaffari; Alireza Jaffari
Background: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a common issue among older adults. Radicular pain syndromes are often managed with caudal epidural injections. Our study aimed to compare the effects of triamcinolone and magnesium sulfate, used as adjuvants to local anesthetics in caudal blocks, on pain levels and quality of life in patients with LBP. Methods: A total of 40 patients undergoing caudal block were randomized to two groups,received 10 mL caudal epidural injection of either injection 9 mL of ropivacaine 0.1% and 1 mL of triamcinolone; 40 mg (Group T, n = 20) or magnesium sulfate; 200 mg (group M, n = 20). Improvements in the pain score measured with the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and functional ability measured with the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) were the primary and secondary outcome measures, respectively. Before, one month and three months after the caudl block, the VAS and ODI scores were evaluated. Results: The VAS and ODI scores did not exhibit a significant difference between the 2 groups at all post-injection time points, except for the VAS score at 3 months, which showed a statistically lower value in group M compared to group T (P = 0.046). However, when comparing within the same group, both groups showed significantly improved VAS and ODI scores at all post-injection time points compared to the pre-injection scores (P < 0.0001). Conclusions: The addition of magnesium or triamcinolone to a local anesthetic in caudal epidural injections does not result in any discernible difference. However, this combination may lead to improvements in pain levels and quality of life, and these improvements can be sustained for up to 3 months.