Kerman University of Medical Sciences
1. B12 and Folate Concentrations in Opium Addicts Compared to Healthy Subjects: A Case Control Study from Kerman Coronary Artery Disease Risk Study

Ahmad Gholamhossenian; Beydolah Shahouzehi; Mostafa Shokoohi; Hamid Najafipour

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 198-204

  Background: Opium addiction is a global problem which has implicated many societies. Opium addiction and drug abuse is related to harmful consequences which affect life style, biochemical factors, and vitamins values, and also is considered as a risk for heart diseases. Folate and B12 levels are related ...  Read More

2. Prevalence of Active and Passive Smoking among Adult Population: Findings ‎of a Population-Based Survey in Kerman (KERCADR), Iran

Hamideh Salimzadeh; Hamid Najafipour; Fatemeh Mirzaiepour; Soodabeh Navadeh; Mitra Shadkam-Farrokhi; Ali Mirzazadeh

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, , Pages 16-24

  Background: Smoking is one of the major modifiable non-communicable disease risk factors. Our aim was to report the pattern of active and passive smoking using the data collected through a population base household survey in Kerman, Iran. Methods: Given a cluster random sampling design, we recruited ...  Read More

3. Effects of Different Concentrations of Opium on the Secretion of ‎Interleukin-6, Interferon-γ and Transforming Growth Factor Beta Cytokines ‎from Jurkat Cells

Gholamreza Asadikaram; Somayeh Igder; Zahra Jamali; Nader Shahrokhi; Hamid Najafipour; Mostafa Shokoohi; Abdollah Jafarzadeh; Mohammad Kazemi-Arababadi

Volume 7, 1-2 , Winter 2015, , Pages 47-53

  Background: The risk of infectious, autoimmune and immunodeficiency diseases and cancers rise in opioid addicts due to changes in innate and acquired immune responses. Three types of opioid receptors (К،δ،μ) are expressed on the surface of lymphocytes and mononuclear phagocytes. The present study ...  Read More

4. Potential Effect of Opium Consumption on Controlling Diabetes and Some Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Diabetic Patients

Najmeh Rahimi; Mohamad Hossain Gozashti; Hamid Najafipour; Mostafa Shokoohi; Hamid Marefati

Volume 6, 1-2 , Winter 2014, , Pages 1-6

  Background: Due to this belief that opium may have beneficial effects on diabetes or cardiovascular risk factors, the present study aimed to assess the potential and possible effects of opium consumption on diabetes control and some cardiovascular risk factors in diabetic patients. Methods: This study ...  Read More