Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article(s)
1. Comparison of the Efficacy of Buprenorphine and Clonidine in Detoxification of Opioid-Dependents

Hassan Ziaaddini; Mansooreh Nasirian; Nouzar Nakhaee

Volume 4, 3-4 , Autumn 2012, Pages 79-86

Abstract
  Background: Since the number of drug users is increasing, applying a method of detoxification with fewer side effects during withdrawal from opioids and greater reliability seems to be necessary. In addition, without maintenance treatment, there will be limited success of treatment. This study aimed ...  Read More

Short Communication(s)
2. Prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection among Injection Drug Users Released from Jail

Ali Reza Moradi; Abbas Emdadi; Bahram Soori; Ehsan Mostafavi

Volume 4, 3-4 , Autumn 2012, Pages 151-155

Abstract
  Background: Injecting drug users (IDUs) and prisoners are considered to be highly vulnerable to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in Iran. This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of HIV infection among IDUs released from jail in Bahar (Hamadan, Iran). Methods: In a cross-sectional ...  Read More

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3. The Prevalence of Problematic Internet Use and the Related Factors in Medical Students, Kerman, Iran

Shahrzad Mazhari

Volume 4, 3-4 , Autumn 2012, Pages 87-94

Abstract
  Background: Although problematic Internet use (PIU) is a growing problem among adolescents, few studies have examined its prevalence among university students in Iran. This study was designed to investigate the prevalence of PIU and its potential risk factors among students at Kerman University of Medical ...  Read More

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4. Comparison of Duration of Spinal Anesthesia with Lidocaine or Lidocaine Plus Epinephrine between Addicts and Non-addicts

Afshin Mansourian; Mohammad Askarzadeh; Mohammad Shabani; Kouros Divsalar

Volume 4, 3-4 , Autumn 2012, Pages 95-101

Abstract
  Background: Duration of spinal anesthesia depends on the type of anesthetic agent, dosage and additive materials such as epinephrine, ephedrine and opioid. We compared the duration of spinal anesthesia with lidocaine 5% with or without epinephrine in addict and non-addict patients undergoing inferior ...  Read More

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5. Impacts of Mothers’ Occupation Status and Parenting Styles on Levels of Self-Control, Addiction to Computer Games, and Educational Progress of Adolescents

Yasamin Abedini; Bibi Eshrat Zamani; Ali Kheradmand; Ghodratollah Rajabizadeh

Volume 4, 3-4 , Autumn 2012, Pages 102-110

Abstract
  Background: Addiction to computer (video) games in adolescents and its relationship with educational progress has recently attracted the attention of rearing and education experts as well as organizations and institutes involved in physical and mental health. The current research attempted to propose ...  Read More

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6. Effects of Methadone on Liver Enzymes in Patients Undergoing Methadone Maintenance Treatment

Mahin Eslami-Shahrbabaki; Ali Akbar Haghdoost; Azadeh Mashaiekhi; Navid Khalili; Zahra Amini-Ranjbar; Alireza Ghayomi

Volume 4, 3-4 , Autumn 2012, Pages 111-116

Abstract
  Background: Methadone is currently the most frequently used substance in the treatment of short-term and particularly long-term opiate dependence. Patients' beliefs about the adverse effects of methadone on function of organs, especially liver, have widely affected the use of this substance. This study ...  Read More

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7. Comparison of Total Hip Arthroplasty and Core Decompression in Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head after Taking Temgesic and Norgesic

Mahmood Karimi-Mobarake; Ali Nemati; Ali Kheradmand; Ghodratollah Rajabyzadeh

Volume 4, 3-4 , Autumn 2012, Pages 117-121

Abstract
  Background: Osteonecrosis is common after taking Temgesic and Norgesic. This study intended to suggest the preferable surgical treatment in osteonecrosis patients who use these drugs. Methods: Twenty tree patients with hip osteonecrosis who were hospitalized in the Kerman hospitals after using Temgesic ...  Read More

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8. Smoking Pattern in Family Members of Smokers in Slums of Surat City, Western India

Vaibhav Gharat; Sunil Nayak; Rajkumar Bansal

Volume 4, 3-4 , Autumn 2012, Pages 122-126

Abstract
  Background: The relationship between becoming a smoker and having smoker parents, siblings, and relatives is still uncovered in India. The influences of a smoking role model in a family on smoking habits of individuals are yet to be revealed. This study aimed to understand the relationship of smoking ...  Read More

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9. Efficacy of Integrating Stress Coping Skills Training with Detoxification on Social Adjustment of Addicted Women

Mehdi Dehestani; Morteza Tarkhan; Maryam Abbasi; Zahra Sadat Aghili

Volume 4, 3-4 , Autumn 2012, Pages 127-132

Abstract
  Background: Addiction as a biopsychosocial problem has been dramatically increased in our country. Adverse consequences of the addiction in women have been shown to be more than men, which in turn can affect family members’ health and wellbeing. The current study examined the efficacy of stress coping ...  Read More

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10. The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Mental Disorders with Internet Addiction in Internet Users University Students

Hasan Khoshakhlagh; Salar Faramarzi

Volume 4, 3-4 , Autumn 2012, Pages 133-141

Abstract
  Background: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between emotional intelligence and mental disorders, with internet addiction in university students. Methods: The method of study was descriptive-pilot one and correlation. Two hundred internet users (male and female) from Isfahan University and ...  Read More

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11. Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, Behaviour and Interpersonal Factors Related to the Use of Tobacco among Youth of Udaipur City, Rajasthan, India: a Cross-Sectional Study

Suraj Multani; Jaddu Jyothirmai Reddy; Nagesh Bhat; Ashish Sharma

Volume 4, 3-4 , Autumn 2012, Pages 142-150

Abstract
  Background: Tobacco is the most important preventable cause of disease burden and death all over the world. Apart from being the single most important determinant of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, smoking is also a threat to oral health. The Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) as a part of Global ...  Read More