Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article(s)
1. Estimation of the Cost of Smoking-Attributable Diseases (Five Selected Diseases): A Case in Kerman City, Iran, 2014

Maliheh Ghobadi; Mohammad Reza Farrokhi; Nouzar Nakhaee; Mohammad Jafari-Sirizi; Mohsen Barouni

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 190-198

Abstract
  Background: Cigarette seems to be the least valuable of addictive drugs. It is easily accessible to the public, and its harmful personal and social effects have attracted less attention. Therefore, the present research was carried out with the aim of presenting cost estimations of smoking-related diseases ...  Read More

Review Article(s)
2. Prevalence of Internet Addiction in Iran: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Farhad Modara; Jalal Rezaee-Nour; Nader Sayehmiri; Fatemeh Maleki; Narges Aghakhani; Kourosh Sayehmiri; Mostafa Rezaei-Tavirani

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 243-252

Abstract
  Background: The internet has unique properties that include ease of access, ease of use, low cost, anonymity, and its attractiveness which resulted in problems such as internet addiction. Different statistics has been reported about internet addiction rate, but there is not a suitable estimation about ...  Read More

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3. Effects of Methamphetamine on Testes Histopathology and Spermatogenesis Indices of Adult Male Rats

Arezoo Saberi; Gholamreza Sepehri; Zohreh Safi; Behzad Razavi; Faranak Jahandari; Kouros Divsalar; Ehsan Salarkia

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 199-205

Abstract
  Background: Methamphetamine (mAMP) as a recreational drug has devastating effects on the central nervous system (CNS). Several studies have shown that mAMP has inhibitory effects on oogenesis and spermatogenesis, and causes impaired fertility. This study designed to investigate the effect of mAM Padministration ...  Read More

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4. Attenuation Effect of Cannabinoid Type 1 Receptor Activation on Methamphetamine-Induced Neurodegeneration and Locomotion Impairments among Male Rats

Effat Ramshini; Shahriar Dabiri; Shokouh Arjmand; Gholamreza Sepehri; Mohammad Khaksari; Meysam Ahmadi; Mohammad Shabani

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 206-213

Abstract
  Background: A number of neuroimaging studies on human addicts have revealed that abuse of Methamphetamine (METH) can induce neurodegenerative changes in various brain regions like the cerebral cortex and cerebellum. Although the underlying mechanisms of METH-induced neurotoxicity have been studied, the ...  Read More

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5. An Investigation of the Risk Factors of Osteoporosis and the Correlation between Opium Consumption and Osteoporosis in Adults

Zeinab Heidari; Armita Shahesmaeili; Mohammad Reza Khajeh-Bahrami; Mandana Rezazadeh-Mehrizi; Mohammad Hossein Gozashti; Vahid Moazed

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 214-221

Abstract
  Background: Osteoporosis and osteopenia are the most common metabolic bone diseases making the patients vulnerable to bone fragility and fracture. In this study, the association of opium consumption and osteoporosis adjusted for other risk factors was studied.Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 619 ...  Read More

Original Article(s)
6. Immunohistochemical Evaluation of P53 and Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Proteins Expression Levels in Gingival Tissue of Opium-dependent Patients

Mohammad Mohammadi; Najmeh Asghari; Mahtab Hashemipoor; Shima Borji; Molouk Torabi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 222-228

Abstract
  Background: Although evidence indicates that tobacco use is one of the risk factors for oral cancer, the relationship between opium addiction and oral cancer has not yet been evaluated. The present study was performed aiming to evaluate P53 and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expression in the ...  Read More

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7. Barriers to Hepatitis C Treatment among Women in Methadone Treatment: A Study from Iran, the Most Populous Persian Gulf Country

Omid Massah; Mohammad Effatpanah; Afsaneh Moradi; Mohammad Salehi; Ali Farhoudian; Zahra Karami

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 229-236

Abstract
  Background: Untreated Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) has been reported among many Iranian female methadone patients. However, few of them report receiving HCV treatment. The present study is the first research from western Asia that explored the barriers to receiving HCV treatment among a group of Iranian female ...  Read More

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8. Development of Risk-Taking Tendency Tool for High School Students

Ali Bahramnejad; Abedin Iranpour; Mashallah Karbakhsh; Nouzar Nakhaee

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, Pages 237-242

Abstract
  Background: Adolescence is the age of increased sensation-seeking and risk-taking. To prevent such behaviors, the adolescent tendency to engage in high-risk behaviors must be measureable. This study aimed to develop a questionnaire about risk-taking tendencies among Iranian students.Methods: This study ...  Read More