Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article(s)
1. Analysis of Gap in Service Quality in Drug Addiction Treatment Centers of ‎Kerman, Iran, Using SERVQUAL Model

Mohammad Reza Naqavi; Raheleh Refaiee; Mohammad Reza Baneshi; Nouzar Nakhaee

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, Pages 85-92

Abstract
  Background: Treatment of drug addicts is one of the main strategies of drug control in Iran. Client satisfaction strongly influences the success of any treatment program. This study aimed to explore the difference between customer expectations and perceptions in drug addiction treatment centers of Kerman, ...  Read More

Review Article(s)
2. Current research on methamphetamine: Epidemiology, medical and ‎psychiatric effects, treatment, and harm reduction efforts

Seyed Ramin Radfar ‎; Richard A. Rawson ‎

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, Pages 146-154

Abstract
  Background: Methamphetamine (MA) which is known as “shisheh” in Iran is a drug that widely is used in many parts of the world and it is near to a decade that is available for the most drug users and has a considerable prevalence of use. Due to high abuse prevalence and very new challenging phenomenon, ...  Read More

Short Communication(s)
3. Impact of Smoking on Speed and Coordination of Upper Limb Movement

Neeraj Kumar ‎; Madiha Khan ‎ Khan ‎; Namrata Singh ‎; Setpal Singh ‎

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, Pages 155-158

Abstract
  Background: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of smoking on speed and coordination of upper-limb movement. Methods: A total of 62 healthy, young individuals were randomly selected for participation in this study. Out of total subjects, 31 were smokers with a mean age 20.84 years and ...  Read More

Case Report(s)
4. Persistent Psychosis after Abuse of High Dose of Zolpidem

Mahin Eslami-Shahrbabaki; Babak Barfeh; Mansoureh Nasirian

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, Pages 159-162

Abstract
  Background: Zolpidem is a non-benzodiazepine medication which selectively affects GABAA receptors and treats insomnia. There are numerous reports of psychosis following the consumption of zolpidem all of which recovered after stopping the medication. Case Report: A 27 year old male law student, who was ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
6. The Relationship between Mental Health and Addiction to Mobile Phones ‎among University Students of Shahrekord, Iran

Zahra Babadi-Akashe; Bibi Eshrat Zamani; Yasamin Abedini ‎; Hojaetolah Akbari; Nasim Hedayati

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, Pages 93-99

Abstract
  Background: The risk of cell phone addiction is a social and psychological problem which has been proposed by ‎psychologists, psychiatrists, and educational supervisors. The present study aimed to investigate the ‎behavior of mobile phone addicts and mental health of university students of Shahrekord, ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
7. Does Ingestion of Tincture of Opium Notably Raise Blood Alcohol Concentration?‎

Hassan Solhi; Bahman Sadeghi-Sedeh; Pardis Emami; Mohammad Jamalian; Amir Mohammad Kazemifar

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, Pages 100-104

Abstract
  Background: Tincture of opium (TOP) is currently used for maintenance therapy in treatment of opioids addiction. It contains ethanol. The present study was conducted to assess the increase in blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in its users; a process which may interfere with breath-alcohol test performed ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
8. A Study of the Phenomenology of Psychosis Induced by Methamphetamine: ‎A Preliminary Research

Alireza Ghaffari-Nejad; Hassan Ziaadini; Samaneh Saffari-Zadeha; Ali Kheradmand; Fatemeh Pouya

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, Pages 105-111

Abstract
  Background: Psychotic disorder due to industrial drug, such as methamphetamine addiction, is one of the important causes for referral to psychiatric hospital. Psychotic symptoms in these patients are varied. A group of researchers believe that methamphetamine-induced psychosis is completely similar to ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
9. The Synergistic (MARATHON) Effect of Combined Methamphetamine with ‎Sexual Stimulant Drugs on Increasing the Likelihood of High-Risk Sexual Behaviors

Seyed Mehdi Hosseinifard; Alireza Ahmadian; Neda Smaeelifar

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, Pages 112-118

Abstract
  Background: Chronic drug abuse and sexual dysfunction specifically erectile dysfunction may lead drug abusers to seek over-the-counter or non-prescription medications, out of which Sildenafil citrate, sold as the trade name of Viagra® can be considered as a prime and important treatment. Therefore, ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
10. Serum Level of Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor Type-1 in Addicted Patients ‎with Coronary Artery Disease

Afsaneh Forood; Reza Malekpour-Afshar; Amin Mahdavi

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, Pages 119-126

Abstract
  Background: Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) is a glycoprotein with inhibitory effects on the formation of plasmin from plasminogen by plasminogen activator. Thus, it prevents clot lysis in vessel walls. Several evidences prove the relationship between coronary artery disease and response to ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
11. One Decade “Narcotic Addicted Patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis” in St. ‎Alzahra Hospital of Isfahan, Iran

Morteza Abdar Esfahani; Fatemeh Sayehmiri ‏

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, Pages 127-137

Abstract
  Background: Behavior and substance addiction is one of the risk factors for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The aim of this study investigating the relationship between the different clinical manifestations pattern of DVT with the way, the amount and duration of narcotic drugs in patients admitted to St. ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
12. Changes in Serum Biochemical Factors Associated with Opium Addiction ‎after Addiction Desertion

Mohammad Reza Afarinesh; Tahereh Haghpanah ‎; Kouros Divsalar ‎; Elham Dehyadegary ‎; Azar Shaikh-Aleslami ‎; Majid Mahmoodi ‎

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, Pages 138-145

Abstract
  Introduction: The long time use of opium has some effects on serums biochemical factors, the determination of this variation is a new approach in understanding off addiction and relive of drug abuser health. Hence in this study, these indicators in person who were withdrawing of opium have been studied. ...  Read More