Kerman University of Medical Sciences
1. An Estimation of Drug-Related Deaths in Iran, Using the Capture-Recapture Method (2014-2016)

Masoudeh Babakhanian; Mehran Zarghami; Abbas Alipour; Ardeshir Khosravi; Seyed Saeed Hashemi-Nazari; Mehdi Saberi; Mohammad Reza Ghadirzadeh

Volume 12, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 87-97

  Background: The Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME) and the Legal Medicine Organization(LMO) are the 2 death registration systems in Iran for registering drug-related deaths. The aim of the presentstudy was to assess the number of undercount and the overlap between the deaths registered ...  Read More

2. Study of Methamphetamine Use in Patients Referred to Emergency Ward of a General Hospital at North of Iran in 2017

Pezhman Hadinezhad; Mehran Zarghami; Hosein Montazer; Mahmood Moosazadeh; Fattaneh Ghaderi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Spring 2019, , Pages 18-25

  Background: Acute use of methamphetamine affects the sympathetic system and causes symptoms like tachycardia, hypertension (HTN), tachypnea, peripheral blood vessels constriction, hyperthermia, and mydriasis that can lead to many medical complications. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the use of methamphetamine, ...  Read More

3. Iranian Female Methadone Patients and the Perceived Educational Needs Related to Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Mehran Zarghami; Maedeh Bagheri; Hamed Bahari; Khatereh Tufani; Alireza Mahjoub; Reza Daneshmand; Zahra Alammehrjerdi; Raheleh Mohammadian; Omid Massah

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 242-249

  Background: Iranian female methadone patients are at risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) due to involvement in high-risk sexual behaviours and/or needle sharing. The present study aimed to explore the perceived educational needs related to HIV among a group of Iranian female methadone patients. Methods:The ...  Read More

4. Efficacy of Smoking Cessation on Stress, Anxiety, and Depression in Smokers with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

Mehran Zarghami; Fatemeh Taghizadeh; Ali Sharifpour; Abbas Alipour

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 137-147

  Background: Stress, anxiety, and depression have been reported as very common comorbidities in smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This study was aimed to investigate the effectiveness of smoking cessation on stress, anxiety, and depression in smokers with COPD. Methods: Three ...  Read More

5. An Overview of the Research Reports on Addiction in Iranian Journals from 2010 to 2015

Mehran Zarghami; Fatemeh Taghizadeh; Masoadeh Babakhanian; Maedeh Vaghefinejad

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 67-75

  Background: The articles and research reports presented in the scientific journals are selected without a proper critical appraisal in many cases. This is a major problem, as it leads to the opinions of the experts being neglected in many of these scientific journals. A descriptive study was done in ...  Read More

6. Loperamide Dependence: A Case Report

Mehran Zarghami; Maryam Rezapour

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Spring 2017, , Pages 59-63

  Background: Loperamide is used as an antidiarrheal drug and is available over-the-counter. It cannot pass the blood-brain barrier and it does not have a considerable abuse potential. It can lead to dangerous cardiac arrhythmia.Case Report: Herein, we report a 35-year-old man with a 13-year history of ...  Read More

7. Willingness to Receive Treatment for Hepatitis C among Injecting Drug ‎Users on Methadone Program: Implications for Education and Treatment

Zahra Alammehrjerdi; Afsaneh Moradi; Fenglian Xu; Mehran Zarghami; Javad Salehi-Fadardi; Kate Dolan

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 90-97

  Background: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is common among people who inject drugs (PWID) on methadone program in Iran (Persia). However, a few PWID on methadone program report willingness to receive HCV treatment. This study aimed to assess the factors which were associated with willingness to receive HCV ...  Read More