Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article(s)
1. Screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Smoking Cessation ‎Clinic in France

Pougnet Richard; Heno Gilles; Zarrin Alavi; Lienau Christine; Le Bretonnic Maryline; Garlantézec Ronan; Pougnet Laurence; Perriot Jean; Dewitte Jean-Dominique

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 1-8

Abstract
  Background: The purpose of this study was to detect chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among smokers seeking treatment for the first time in a smoking cessation clinic and to assess the predictors of positive screening. Methods: This study was based on a multicenter survey with questionnaires ...  Read More

Short Communication(s)
2. Predisposing Factors for Methadone Poisoning in Children Hospitalized at ‎Kerman Afzalipour Hospital, Iran

Ali Hosseininasab; Aliasghar Vahidi; Fatemeh Bagheri-Charouk

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 61-66

Abstract
  Background: Methadone is a synthetic opioid that has been used to relieve severe pain in addiction withdrawal. Unfortunately, due to non-standard supply and storage, the incidence of poisoning and deaths caused by this drug is increasing daily. The purpose of this study was to determine the underlying ...  Read More

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4. Impact of Opium Addiction on Levels of Pro- and Anti-inflammatory Cytokines after ‎Surgery

Mohammad Reza Lashkarizadeh; Mohammad Garshasbi; Moahmmad Shabani; Shahriar Dabiri; Hadi Hadavi; Hasan Manafi-Anari

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 9-15

Abstract
  Background: Opium addiction alters immune responses to stresses such as an injury due to changing the secretion of cytokines. The present study assessed the effect of opium addiction on the cytokines [tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα), interferon-γ (IFN-γ), interleukin-4 (IL-4), and IL-10] before and ...  Read More

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5. Prevalence of Active and Passive Smoking among Adult Population: Findings ‎of a Population-Based Survey in Kerman (KERCADR), Iran

Hamideh Salimzadeh; Hamid Najafipour; Fatemeh Mirzaiepour; Soodabeh Navadeh; Mitra Shadkam-Farrokhi; Ali Mirzazadeh

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 16-24

Abstract
  Background: Smoking is one of the major modifiable non-communicable disease risk factors. Our aim was to report the pattern of active and passive smoking using the data collected through a population base household survey in Kerman, Iran. Methods: Given a cluster random sampling design, we recruited ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
6. Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Dental Settings: An Exploratory Survey in ‎Bangalore City, India

Gaurav Sharma; Manjunath P Puranik; Sowmya KR

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 25-31

Abstract
  Background: Smoking and other forms of tobacco use remain the most significant worldwide public health problem. The dental practice is being identified as potential location for smoking cessation activity. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) promotes the chances of tobacco cessation, however, evidence ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
7. Comparing Time Perception among Morphine-Derived Drugs Addicts and Controls

Ali Shahabifar; Ataollah Movahedinia

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 32-40

Abstract
  Background: The aim of the present study is to compare time perception among drug addicts and controls. Methods: 30 drug addicts were selected, and 30 non-addict individuals were selected as the control group. The two groups performed three tests of time reproduction, time estimation, and time discrimination. ...  Read More

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8. Evaluation of the Prevalence of Drug Abuse and Smoking in Parents of ‎Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Nooshin Parvaresh; Shahrzad Mazhari; Neda Mohamadi; Najmeh Mohamadi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 41-48

Abstract
  Background: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 5% of children. In addition to pharmacotherapy, non-drug treatments such as appropriate parenting are also very important in the treatment of these children. Diagnosis and treatment of parents with psychiatric disorders and substance ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
9. Relapse and Risk-taking among Iranian Methamphetamine Abusers ‎Undergoing Matrix Treatment Model

Parvaneh Taymoori; Tahereh Pashaei

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 49-60

Abstract
  Background: This study investigated the correlation between risk-taking and relapse among methamphetamine (MA) abusers undergoing the Matrix Model of treatment. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on male patients who were stimulant drug abusers undergoing the matrix treatment in the National ...  Read More