Kerman University of Medical Sciences
1. Developing an Educational Parenting Skills Package to Parents Undergoing Substance Abuse Treatment for Preventing Addiction among Adolescents: A Study Protocol Based on Social Marketing Approach

Seyed Hamid Hosseini; Ahmad Hajebi; Seyed Abbas Motevalian; Seyed Kaveh Hojjat; Mahnaz Ashoorkhani; Roya Sadeghi

Volume 13, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 68-76

Abstract
  Background: Developing an educational parenting skills package for parents with substance abuse may be effective in preventing the same problem in their adolescents. Social marketing is one of the approaches facilitating the preparation of educational content for this purpose. Social marketing is a regular ...  Read More

2. Association of Opium Addiction with Coronary Artery Ectasia and Coronary Artery Disease

Naemeh Bahrami; Gholamreza Asadikaram; Mohammad Masoumi

Volume 13, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 77-84

Abstract
  Background: Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is a rare cardiovascular disorder with unknown mechanisms and related risk factors. The roles played by homocysteine in induction of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have also been documented previously. This project was designed to assess the relationship between ...  Read More

3. Effectiveness and Safety of Haloperidol Add-on Methadone in Acute Opium Withdrawal Symptoms of Opioid-dependent Patients: A Double-blind Randomized Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial

Fattaneh Ghaderi-Bafti; Mehran Zarghami; Abdolkarim Ahmadi; Mahmood Moosazadeh; Pezhman Hadinezhad; Narjes Hendouei

Volume 13, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 85-94

Abstract
  Background: The aim of this double-blind clinical trial was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of haloperidol on acute opioid withdrawal symptoms. Methods: In this randomized double-blind clinical trial, fifty-two eligible patients were assigned to two groups according to previous opioid consumption, ...  Read More

4. Psychometric Properties of the Persian Internet Addiction Test-Social Networking Sites Version: Dimensionality Assessment of Social Networking Site Addiction

Yasaman Hashemi; Fariba Zarani; Mahmood Heidari; Khatereh Borhani; Shima Shakiba

Volume 13, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 95-105

Abstract
  Background: By evaluating the psychometric properties of the Persian version of the Internet Addiction Test-Social Networking Sites version (IAT-SNS) in a sample of Iranian university students, this study investigated the dimensionality of SNS addiction for the first time. Methods: A total of 620 SNS ...  Read More

5. A Comparison of the Prevalence Rate of Oral Candida Colonization between Opium Users and Cigarette Smokers in Kerman, Iran

Nader Navabi; Seyed Amin Ayatollahi-Mousavi; Nadia Anvari

Volume 13, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 106-13

Abstract
  Background: Candidiasis is the most common opportunistic oral infection and smoking is considered as one of its well-known risk factors. However, it remains unknown whether opium users are susceptible to increased oral candida colonization. The aim of the present study is to compare the prevalence rate ...  Read More

6. Comparison of Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Lesions in Opium Addict and Non-addict Patients with Thrombotic Stroke: A Case-Control Study

Farhad Iranmanesh; Rostam Syfadini; Yaseman Mahalati; Faranak Gadari; Tania Dehesh

Volume 13, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 114-9

Abstract
  Background: There is no consensus on the effect of opium on stroke yet. Some studies show the negative effects of opium on ischemic strokes. Here, we attempt to compare the volume of lesions in opium addict and non-addict patients with thrombotic stroke. Methods: This case-control study was conducted ...  Read More