Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article(s)
1. 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

Abstract
  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

Case Report(s)
2. Enucleation of Eye Using Finger Following Cannabis Consumption

Abdoul Reza Sabahi; Zahra Amini-Ranjbar; Ali Sharifi; Ali Kheradmand

Volume 6, 1-2 , Winter 2014, Pages 81-84

Abstract
  Background: Enucleation is a topic discussed in psychiatry which is a self-injury matter. Enucleation is observed as psychotic disorder due to substance abuse. In people with mental disorders who also have substance use leading to hallucinations and delusions, unusual eye evacuation were reported. In ...  Read More

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3. Effect of Opium Addiction on Aspirin Resistance in Stable Angina Pectoris

Afsaneh Forood; Reza Malekpour-Afshar; Jamshid Sarnevesht

Volume 6, 1-2 , Winter 2014, Pages 7-13

Abstract
  Background: The rate of cardiovascular diseases in developing countries is approximately 60% and it is still has an increasing trend. The clinical effectiveness of aspirin in preventing cardiovascular events has been well proven. Although aspirin is an effective and inexpensive drug, its consumption ...  Read More

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4. Challenges in the Area of Training and Prevention at the HIV Triangulation Clinic, Kerman, Iran

Farzaneh Zolala; Ali Akbar Haghdoost; Roohollah Zahmatkesh; Mehdi Shafiei

Volume 6, 1-2 , Winter 2014, Pages 14-21

Abstract
  Background: Since 2000, Iran has been delivering training and treatment services, including methadone therapy, to HIV positive patients through triangular clinics. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of these activities at the HIV Triangulation Centre in the city of Kerman, Iran, through clients’ ...  Read More

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5. Drug Use among Residents of Juvenile Correctional Center in Kerman, Iran, and its Relationship with Personality Dimensions and Self-concept

Amin Gousheh; Hassan Ziaaddini; Mohammad Reza Baneshi; Nouzar Nakhaee

Volume 6, 1-2 , Winter 2014, Pages 22-29

Abstract
  Background: Identifying the status of substance misuse and its psychosocial correlates among residents of juvenile correctional centers, as a high risk group, could potentially illuminate the roadmap to prevention of drug use in this group. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 93 individuals aged ...  Read More

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6. The Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Pain and Forward Head Posture among Heroin Users during their Withdrawal with Methadone

Fahimeh Kamali-Sarvestani; Tahereh Motiallah; Farahnaz Ghaffarinejad

Volume 6, 1-2 , Winter 2014, Pages 30-35

Abstract
  Background: Heroin is an extremely addictive narcotic drug derived from morphine. Its continued use requires increased amounts of the drug to achieve the same effect, resulting in tolerance and addiction. This study was done in order to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain and forward head ...  Read More

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7. Selection of Variables that Influence Drug Injection in Prison: Comparison of Methods with Multiple Imputed Data Sets

Saiedeh Haji-Maghsoudi; Ali Akbar Haghdoost; Mohammad Reza Baneshi

Volume 6, 1-2 , Winter 2014, Pages 36-44

Abstract
  Background: Prisoners, compared to the general population, are at greater risk of infection. Drug injection is the main route of HIV transmission, in particular in Iran. What would be of interest is to determine variables that govern drug injection among prisoners. However, one of the issues that challenge ...  Read More

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8. The Relationship between Perfectionism and Coping Strategies in Drug-dependent Men

Nahid Kaviani; Kourosh Mohammadi; Eghbal Zarei

Volume 6, 1-2 , Winter 2014, Pages 45-53

Abstract
  Background: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between perfectionism and coping strategies in drug-dependent men. This study is a descriptive correlational study. Methods: The statistical population of this study consisted of all drug-dependent men (n = 6237) in years 2010-2011, who ...  Read More

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9. Single and Repeated Ultra–Rapid Detoxification Prevents Cognitive Impairment in Morphine Addicted Rats: A Privilege for Single Detoxification

Leila Ghamati; Vahid Hajali; Vahid Sheibani; Khadije Esmaeilpour; Gholamreza Sepehri; Mojtaba Shojaee

Volume 6, 1-2 , Winter 2014, Pages 54-64

Abstract
  Background: Opioids have been shown to affect learning and memory processes. Different protocols of morphine withdrawal can substantially vary in their success to prevent opioid induced impairments of cognitive performance. In the present study, we report the effects of single and repetitive ultra-rapid ...  Read More

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10. Ginger (Zingiber Officinale Roscoe) Prevents Morphine-Induced Addictive Behaviors in Conditioned Place Preference Test in Rats

Shima Torkzadeh-Mahani; Sima Nasri; Saeed Esmaeili-Mahani

Volume 6, 1-2 , Winter 2014, Pages 65-72

Abstract
  Background: Consumption of chronic morphine induces neuro-inflammation and addictive seeking behavior. Ginger (Zingiber Officinale Roscoe), a well-known spice plant, has been used traditionally in the treatment of a wide variety of ailments. It has been shown that ginger has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative ...  Read More

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11. Attitudes, Practices and Perceived Barriers in Smoking Cessation among Dentists of Udaipur city, Rajasthan, India

Nagesh Bhat; Jaddu Jyothirmai Reddy; Mandeepsinh Gohil; Megha Khatri; Mridula Ladha; Meenakshi Sharma

Volume 6, 1-2 , Winter 2014, Pages 73-80

Abstract
  Background: Tobacco is one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality. Tobacco toll in India has one-fifth of all worldwide death attributed to tobacco. There are 700000 deaths per year due to smoking and 800000-900000 per year to all forms of tobacco use of exposure in India. The role of ...  Read More