Original Article Epidemiology
2. A time series of infectious-like events in Australia between 2000 and 2013 leading to extended periods of increased deaths (all-cause mortality) with possible links to increased hospital medical admissions

Rodney P. Jones

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 53-67

Abstract
  Background and aims: Trends in deaths and medical admissions in the UK and Europe show evidence for a series of infectious-like events. These events have been overlooked by traditional surveillance methodologies. Preliminary evidence points to a rise in medical admissions in Australia around the same ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
3. Exploring the spatial patterns of three prevalent cancer latent risk factors in Iran; Using a shared component model

Parisa Chamanparaa; Abbas Moghimbeigi; Javad Faradmal; Jalal Poorolajal

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 68-77

Abstract
  Background and aims: The aim of this study was the modeling of the incidence rates of Colorectal, breast and prostate cancers using a shared component model in order to explore the spatial pattern of their shared risk factors (i.e., obesity and low physical activity) affecting on cancer incidence, and ...  Read More

Original Article Clinical
4. Frequency of cardiac involvement among patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Mehrnaz Mozaffarian; Mojdeh Sharifian Fard; Reza Vafaee; Alireza Jahangirifard

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 78-81

Abstract
  Background and aims: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an idiopathic chronic inflammatory disease mainly involves sacroiliac and axial joints; but it may also have extra-articular involvement. Accordingly, this study was designed to determine the frequency of cardiac involvement among patients with ankylosing ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
5. Study of distribution of elderly population in Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari Province from 1966 to 2011

Zahra Taheri; Zohre Taheri; Neda Taheri Sarteshnizi; Mahin Ghafari; Masoud Amiri

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 82-87

Abstract
  Background and aims: Nowadays, the age structure of Iran is transitioning from youth to elderly. Although, the elderly population are still accounted for a small portion of the population; however, the population growth rate of this age group is growing compared to the growth of the total population. ...  Read More

Original Article Clinical
6. The study of brain death in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province in Iran from 2003 to 2013

Fares Najari; Babak Mostafazadeh; Pantea Ramezannegad

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 88-98

Abstract
  Background and aims: There are different causes for brain death including head trauma, cerebrovascular accidents and intracranial space-occupying lesions. The present study was aimed to determine the causes of brain death in Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari province due to high turnover of trauma in this area ...  Read More

Original Article Biostatistics
7. Contributing factors to extreme tendencies to internet in students of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences and providing preventive strategies to deal with it

Hojat Allah Moradi Pordanjani; Ali Mohammad Amani Shalamzari; Seyyed-Ali Derakhshan; Houshang Beikbakan

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 99-104

Abstract
  Background and aims: Internet seems to be increasingly involved a major part of the daily lives of population. In recent years, many reports have confirmed the huge number of internet users worldwide. This article is seeking to explore the factors contributing to the tendency to internet in students ...  Read More

Review article Environmental Health
8. Removal of lead ions from industrial wastewater: A review of Removal methods

Mohsen Arbabi; Sara Hemati; Masoud Amiri

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2015, Pages 105-109

Abstract
  Background and aims: The removing of (potential) toxic heavy metal ions from sewage, especially in industrial and mining waste effluents, has been widely studied in recent years. The aim of present study was to investigate the various methods for lead removal of lead ions from industrial wastewater. ...  Read More