Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article(s)
1. The Effectiveness of Group Therapy on the Family Functioning of Individuals under Methadone Treatment: A Clinical Trial

Hassan Ziaaddini; Batoul Ebrahim Nejad; Nouzar Nakhaee

Volume 5, 1-2 , Winter 2013, Pages 1-6

Abstract
  Background: A significant number of opioid-dependent patients in Iran are now being treated by methadone maintenance therapy (MMT). One of the social complications of substance dependency is family disorganization and a decrease in marital satisfaction. This study aimed to determine the effect of group ...  Read More

Case Report(s)
2. Fetishism Due to Methamphetamine (Glass) Abuse: A Case Report

Ali Mehdizadeh Zare Anari; Alireza Ghafarinezhad; Hoda Soltani

Volume 5, 1-2 , Winter 2013, Pages 73-76

Abstract
  Background: Fetishism is a type of paraphilia. The focus of sexual arousal in fetishism is oriented towards inanimate objects. Sexual arousal and craving are some of the reasons the youth resort to crystal (glass). Drug abuse may cause disorders in sexual function. Case Report: The patient was a 41 years ...  Read More

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3. Factors Influencing Drug Injection History among Prisoners: A Comparison between Classification and Regression Trees and Logistic Regression Analysis

Azam Rastegari; Ali Akbar Haghdoost; Mohammad Reza Baneshi

Volume 5, 1-2 , Winter 2013, Pages 7-15

Abstract
  Background: Due to the importance of medical studies, researchers of this field should be familiar with various types of statistical analyses to select the most appropriate method based on the characteristics of their data sets. Classification and regression trees (CARTs) can be as complementary to regression ...  Read More

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4. Comparing the Effects of Methadone Maintenance Treatment, Therapeutic Community, and Residential Rehabilitation on Quality of Life and Mental Health of Drug Addicts

Ensiyeh Babaie; Nader Razeghi

Volume 5, 1-2 , Winter 2013, Pages 16-20

Abstract
  Background: This study compared the effects of three drug addiction treatment methods on quality of life and mental health of drug addicts. Methods: In this study, 227 Iranian male drug addicts were selected from Mazandaran Province (northern Iran). They were randomized to be treated with methadone maintenance ...  Read More

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5. Relationships between Dissociative Disorders and Personality Traits in Opium Addicts on Methadone Treatment

Alireza Ghafarinezhad; Ghodratollah Rajabizadeh; Vahid Shahriari

Volume 5, 1-2 , Winter 2013, Pages 21-26

Abstract
  Background: Drug abuse is a major public health problem. Some believe that when dissociation fails to defend against emotional, physical, or sexual trauma, the person will find relief from unpleasant thoughts and emotions in opium use. On the other hand, personality disorders are considered as important ...  Read More

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6. Opium Induces Apoptosis in Jurkat Cells

Somayeh Igder; Gholam-Reza Asadikaram; Farzaneh Sheykholeslam; Ahmad-Reza Sayadi; Mehdi Mahmoodi; Mohammad Kazemi Arababadi; Mohammad Javad Rasaee

Volume 5, 1-2 , Winter 2013, Pages 27-34

Abstract
  Background: The direct effect of some opioids on immune cells has been demonstrated. The aim of this study was to assess the apoptotic effect of opium on Jurkat T lymphocyte cells. Methods: Different concentrations of opium (2.86 × 10-3 to 2.86 × 10-11 g/ml) were added to 24-well plates containing ...  Read More

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7. Relation of opium addiction with the severity and extension of myocardial infarction and its related mortality

Farnaz Dehghani; Mohammad Masoomi; Ali Akbar Haghdoost

Volume 5, 1-2 , Winter 2013, Pages 35-42

Abstract
  Background: Despite some evidences about protective or triggering role of opium use in patients with coronary artery disease, the exact role of opium is still under question. The current study aimed to address the relation of opium dependence on the severity and extension of myocardial infarction (MI) ...  Read More

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8. A Study of the Correlation between Computer Games and Adolescent Behavioral Problems

Solmaz Shokouhi Moqhaddam; Noshiravan Khezri Moghadam; Zeinab Javanmard; Hassan Sarmadi Ansar; Mehran Aminaee; Majid Shokouhi Moqhaddam; Mahmoud Zivari Rahman

Volume 5, 1-2 , Winter 2013, Pages 43-50

Abstract
  Background: Today, due to developing communicative technologies, computer games and other audio-visual media as social phenomena, are very attractive and have a great effect on children and adolescents. The increasing popularity of these games among children and adolescents results in the public uncertainties ...  Read More

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9. Frequency of Smoking and Specialized Awareness among Doctors and Nurses of Hospitals in Kerman, Iran

Hakimeh Hoseainrezaee; Sedigheh Khodabandeh; Ali Kheradmand; Motahareh Pilehvarzadeh

Volume 5, 1-2 , Winter 2013, Pages 51-56

Abstract
  Background: Nicotine is one of the strongest poisons. Every year about 75 thousand of Iranians die due to smoking. Since doctors and nurses have a major role in controlling smoking, this study tried to investigate the prevalence of cigarette smoking among doctors and nurses and their awareness about ...  Read More

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10. Interrelationship of Smoking, Lip and Gingival Melanin Pigmentation, and Periodontal Status

Suraj Multani

Volume 5, 1-2 , Winter 2013, Pages 57-65

Abstract
  Background: Cigarette smoking is a significant risk factor for periodontal disease. It also causes pigmentation of oral mucosa. The present study was aimed to assess the effects of smoking on lip and gingival pigmentation and periodontal status and the relationship between pigmentation and periodontal ...  Read More

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11. Substance Abuse among Students of Zanjan’s Universities (Iran): A Knot of Today's Society

Abolfazl Goreishi; Zahra Shajari

Volume 5, 1-2 , Winter 2013, Pages 66-72

Abstract
  Background: In order to assess the status of drug abuse and likely addiction among university students, a descriptive study was designed. Methods: 1200 subjects among the students of three universities in Zanjan were selected by stratified random sampling and their demographic information and history ...  Read More