Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article(s)
1. Effects of Opium Smoking Cessation on the Nasopharyngeal Microbial Flora

Ali Golshiri; Mohammad Reza Mokhtaree; Ziba Shabani; Sayed Taghi Tabatabaee; Amir Rahnama; Mohammad Moradi; Ahamad Reza Sayadi; Hadi Faezi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2009

Abstract
  Abstract Background: To determine the effect of opium smoking cessation on the frequency and type of microorganisms in the nasopharynx of opium smokers. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study performed in psychology and ENT department of Moradi Hospital of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences ...  Read More

Case Report(s)
2. Rare Variant of Lycanthropy and Ecstasy

Mansoureh Nasirian; Nabi Banazadeh; Ali Kheradmand

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2009

Abstract
  Abstract Background: Lycanthropy is an unusual belief or delusion in which the patient thinks that he/she has been transformed into an animal. In rare cases, the patient believes that another person has been transformed into an animal. Case Report: We report a patient with an uncommon variant ...  Read More

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3. Relationship of Opium Dependency and Stroke

Akbar Hamzei Moqaddam; Seyyed Mohammad Reza Ahmadi Musavi; Khatereh Khademizadeh

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2009

Abstract
  Abstract Background: Stroke is the third cause of mortality and not only leads to dependency, which is a great social, individual and cultural problem, but also can affect the physiology, immune system and coagulation system such as plasma fibrinogen, and it may potentially increase the risk ...  Read More

Case Report(s)
4. Psychosis following Tramadol Withdrawal

Ghodratolah Rajabizadeh; Ali Kheradmand; Mansoureh Nasirian

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2009

Abstract
  Abstract Background: Tramadol is a centrally acting opioid analgesic used to treat moderate to sever pain. It has more advantage and less opioid adverse effects than conventional opioid analgesia. Case Report: This article reports a patient with tramadol dependency that had psychosis after tramadol ...  Read More

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5. Opiate Dependents’ Experiences of the Therapeutic Relationship in Methadone Centers; A Qualitative Study

Nabi Banazadeh; Ali Kheradmand; Heidarali Abedi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2009

Abstract
  Abstract Background: Methadone maintenance therapy is a treatment of choice for opiate addiction. Understanding opiate dependents’ experiences of patients' treatment is a key to continue the treatment and can provide help to revise the standards of methadone centers and improve the quality ...  Read More

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6. Comparative Evaluation of Psychiatric Disorders in Opium and Heroin Dependent Patients

Alireza Ghaffari Nejad; Hassan Ziaadini; Nabi Banazadeh

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2009

Abstract
  Abstract Background: Opium dependency is an important health problem in Iran. Several studies show that most opium dependent patients have concomitant psychiatric disorders. The aim of this study was evaluation of psychiatric disorders in opium dependency in comparison with heroin dependency. ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
7. Frequency of Anabolic Steroids Abuse in Bodybuilder Athletes in Kerman City

Gholamreza Sepehri; Majid Mousavi Fard; Ehsan Sepehri

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2009

Abstract
  Abstract Background: Athletes, especially bodybuilders, abuse anabolic steroid drugs to improve their strength and enhance their muscle growth and appearance. This study was conducted to determine the type and frequency of anabolic steroids abuse in bodybuilder athletes in Kerman City. Methods: ...  Read More

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8. Epidemiologic Study on Drug Abuse among First and Second Grade High School Students in Kerman

Nouzar Nakhaee; Hassan Ziaaddini; Ali Karimzadeh

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2009

Abstract
  Abstract Background: This study investigated the epidemiology of drug abuse among high school students in Kerman. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study on a randomly selected sample of 652 first and second grade high school students (256 boys, 396 girls) in Kerman. They were informed that ...  Read More

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9. Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking in Schizophrenic Patients Compared to Other Hospital Admitted Psychiatric Patients

Hassan Ziaaddini; Ali Kheradmand; Mostafa Vahabi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2009

Abstract
  Abstract Background: This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of cigarette smoking and some of the related factors among schizophrenic and other hospitalized psychiatric patients. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study on 120 patients hospitalized in Shahid Beheshti hospital in Kerman ...  Read More

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10. Exploit the Developed Countries Experiences of Primary School Education to Prevent Drug Addiction and Implications for Iran

Ali Kheradmand; Eshrat Zamani; Nassim Hedayati

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Autumn 2009

Abstract
  Abstract Backgrounds: The purpose of this study was to evaluate various educations in primary schools to prevent drug addiction. Methods: In this qualitative study, data included the experiences of those who been students in the developed countries for some years as well as their parents. The ...  Read More