Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article(s)
1. The Relationship between Personality Disorders and the Type of Crime Committed and Substance Used among Prisoners

Shahin Fakhrzadegan; Hossein Gholami-Doon; Bagher Shamloo; Solmaz Shokouhi-Moqhaddam

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Summer 2017, Pages 64-71

Abstract
  Background: Prisoners are a vulnerable group within societies, and also threaten society due to their dangerous behavior. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between prisoners’ personality disorders and their crime and substance use.Methods: This was a descriptive-correlational ...  Read More

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3. Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking Prevalence and Associated Factors in the Southeast of Iran

Mina Danaei; Akram Jabbarinejad-Kermani; Elham Mohebbi; Mohsen Momeni

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Summer 2017, Pages 72-80

Abstract
  Background: Waterpipe smoking is a growing public health threat worldwide. The aim of this study was to assess waterpipe smoking prevalence and its associated factors among Iranian adults.Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Kerman, Iran, recruiting 1090 adult participants using multistage ...  Read More

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4. Cost-effectiveness of Methadone Maintenance Treatment Centers in Prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

Sirus Pourkhajoei; Mohsen Barouni; Alireza Noroozi; Ahmad Hajebi; Saeed Amini; Mohammad Karamouzian; Hamid Sharifi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Summer 2017, Pages 81-87

Abstract
  Background: Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is one of the greatest social health problems in many communities in the twenty-first century. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) could decrease HIV infection among injection drug users (IDU). The main aim of this paper was to determine the cost-effectiveness ...  Read More

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5. The Evaluation of Relationship between Sexual Self-concept and Sexual Dysfunction in Individuals Undergoing Methadone Maintenance Treatment

Ghodratolah Rajabizadeh; Fatemeh Yazdanpanah; Mohammad Arash Ramezani

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Summer 2017, Pages 88-95

Abstract
  Background: The present study was conducted with the aim of designing a causal model for the evaluation of sexual dysfunctions based on the variables of methadone dosage and sexual self-concept among individuals undergoing methadone maintenance treatment (MMT).Methods: The study population of the present ...  Read More

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6. Risk Factors of Mortality Due to Acute Opium Poisoning: A Report from the Largest Intoxication Referral Center in Iran

Sahar Rismantab-Sani; Babak Soltani; Siamak Soltani; Azadeh Memarian

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Summer 2017, Pages 96-102

Abstract
  Background: Studies have shown that Iran has a high rate of opiate abuse and the most prevalently used is opium. This study was aimed to evaluate risk factors in patients with acute opium intoxication who referred to Loghman Hakim Hospital, Tehran, Iran, in 2011.Methods: A total number of 383 patients ...  Read More

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7. Prevalence of Substance Abuse among Students of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Rosanna Mozafarinia; Mehrdad Assarian; Ahmad Ziaaddini

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Summer 2017, Pages 103-109

Abstract
  Background: The present study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of substance abuse among students of selected schools of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.Methods: This was a cross-sectional study among students in five schools of Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2014. Data collection ...  Read More

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8. Intervention of the Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid Type B Receptors of the Amygdala Central Nucleus on the Sensitivity of the Morphine-Induced Conditionally Preferred Location in Wistar Female Rats

Firoozeh Alavian; Saeedeh Ghiasvand; Hedayat Sahraei; Maryam Rafiei-Rad

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Summer 2017, Pages 110-117

Abstract
  Background: The amygdala is one of the nerve centers involved in drug reward. It is suggested that the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) is involved in morphine dependency. The CeA gamma-aminobutyric acid-ergic (GABAergic) system is a mediator of morphine rewarding effects. In this research, the ...  Read More