Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article
1. Efficacy of Smoking Cessation on Stress, Anxiety, and Depression in Smokers with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

Mehran Zarghami; Fatemeh Taghizadeh; Ali Sharifpour; Abbas Alipour

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 137-147

Abstract
  Background: Stress, anxiety, and depression have been reported as very common comorbidities in smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This study was aimed to investigate the effectiveness of smoking cessation on stress, anxiety, and depression in smokers with COPD. Methods: Three ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Route of Drug Abuse and Its Impact on Oral Health-Related Quality of Life among Drug Addicts

Aditi Sharma; Simarpreet Singh; Anmol Mathur; Vikram Pal Aggarwal; Neha Gupta; Diljot Kaur Makkar; Manu Batra; Deeksha Gijwani

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 145-155

Abstract
  Background: Various studies have tested quality of life (QOL) among drug addicts, however very few have reported any association between oral health-related quality of life (OHRQOL) and mode of drug administration among drug addicts. Hence, the present study was conducted aiming to evaluate the impact ...  Read More

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3. Immunohistochemical Assessment of Inflammation and Regeneration in Morphine-Dependent Rat Brain

Maryam Iranpour; Sadaf Torkzadeh-Tabrizi; Zeinab Khatoon-Asadi; Reza Malekpour-Afshar

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 156-161

Abstract
  Background: Opioids are amongst the most common abused drugs. Pathologic studies on opioid abuse are limited since the evaluation of inflammation and regeneration in brain tissue is not as simple as other tissues of the body. Thus, the present study aimed to determine the relationship between the dependence ...  Read More

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4. Substance Abuse and its Associated Factors among Pregnant Women: A Cross-Sectional Study in the Southeast of Iran

Seyed Mehdi Tabatabaei; Fatemeh Behmanesh-Pour; Alireza Salimi-Khorashad; Maryam Zaboli; Zahra Sargazi-Moakhar; Sedigheh Shaare-Mollashahi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 162-172

Abstract
  Background: The data on the prevalence of substance abuse in Iranian pregnant women is scarce in the current literature. This study investigated the prevalence of and the factors associated with substance abuse among pregnant women, and compared self-reported use with urine test results. Methods: This ...  Read More

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5. Modulation of Drug Craving in Crystalline-Heroin Users by Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation of Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex

Mona Sharifi-Fardshad; Mehdi Mehraban-Eshtehardi; Hassan Shams-Esfandabad; Schwann Shariatirad; Nader Molavi; Peyman Hassani-Abharian

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 173-179

Abstract
  Background: Drug craving, the main cause of relapse and a major motivator for drug use, is a challenging obstacle in substance use treatment. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a non-invasive neuromodulatory technique, has shown promising outcomes in treating different neuropsychiatric disorders ...  Read More

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6. Heart Reaction to Nandrolone Decanoate plus Two Different Intensities of Endurance Exercise: Electrocardiography and Stereological Approach

Siyavash Joukar; Vida Naderi-Boldaji; Mahdieh Yoosefnia; Hamidreza Nasri; Forouzan Rafie

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 180-189

Abstract
  Background: Regarding the negative effects of androgenic anabolic steroids (AASs) abuse, the long-term effect of nandrolone decanoate with/without two intensities of endurance exercise training was investigated on heart tissue and electrocardiogram (ECG) in rats. Methods: The experiment was conducted ...  Read More

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7. The Effect of Chronic Ethanol Consumption on Sexual Motivation and Behavior of Adult Male Wistar Rats in the Copulatory Phase

Maryam Sadeghzadeh; Alireza Shirpoor; Naser Khalaji; Roya Naderi; Mahrokh Samadi; Yousef Rasmi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 190-197

Abstract
  Background: The interaction of ethanol consumption and sexual behavior has been evaluated over the past three decades; however, some studies have assessed how ethanol consumption affects the general behavioral aspects of the copulatory cycle patterns in male rats. The aim of this study was to investigate ...  Read More

Short Communication(s)
8. B12 and Folate Concentrations in Opium Addicts Compared to Healthy Subjects: A Case Control Study from Kerman Coronary Artery Disease Risk Study

Ahmad Gholamhossenian; Beydolah Shahouzehi; Mostafa Shokoohi; Hamid Najafipour

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 198-204

Abstract
  Background: Opium addiction is a global problem which has implicated many societies. Opium addiction and drug abuse is related to harmful consequences which affect life style, biochemical factors, and vitamins values, and also is considered as a risk for heart diseases. Folate and B12 levels are related ...  Read More