Editorial Epidemiology
Is Iran threatened by Zika virus?

Rouhullah Dehghani; Masoud Amiri

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 91-93

Abstract
  Zika virus is an Arbovirus identified first time in 1947 in Uganda. Zika epidemic is a threat far greater than the Ebola outbreak. The World Health Organization has urged Asian countries to be vigilant about the risk of spreading Zika virus and preventive measures to control it. In Iran, 64 species of ...  Read More

Original Article Pharmacoepidemiology
An epidemiological survey of drug poisoning and a comparison with other poisonings cases admitted to a university hospital in Gorgan, Iran, 2008-2015

Mohammad Shokrzadeh; Amir Hajimohammadi; Reza Hoseinpoor; Azam Delaram; Yaghoub Shayeste

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 94-103

Abstract
  Background and aims: Acute drug poisoning is a major public health problem in the world.The aim of this study was to investigate the trends and characteristics of acute drug poisoning and to compare that with other poisonings in Gorgan, Iran.Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was done from ...  Read More

Original Article Women's Health
Lipid profile in relation to dietary calorie intake and anthropometric measurement of healthy women taking part in Shiraz diabetes screening test

Zahra Shamekhi; Mahtab Keshvari

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 104-110

Abstract
  Background and aims: It is well known that dyslipidemia is related to cardiovascular disease, dietary aspect and obesity play an important role in CVD risk factor. In the present study, we investigated the relationship between calorie intake, anthropometrical parameters and serum lipids in apparently ...  Read More

Original Article Infectious Disease
Pattern mining analysis of pulmonary TB cases in Hamadan province: Using space-time cube

Seyed Mehdi Hosseini; Masoud Parvin; Masoud Bahrami; Manoochehr Karami; Meysam Olfatifar

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 111-117

Abstract
  Background and aims: One of the most common approach to understanding spatial and temporal trends of event data is to break it up into a series of time snapshots. Therefore space-time cube method applied in order to portray the likely trend in occurrence of the pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) cases.Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article Methodology
Evaluating the microbial contamination of some Iranian dried medicinal plants and distillates

Iman Alavi; Maryam Zahedi; Mahshid Zahedi; Abdollah Ghasemi Pirbalouti; Ebrahim Rahimi; Hassan Momtaz

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 118-124

Abstract
  Background and aims: In Iran herbal water and dried herb are as traditional medicinal and are consumed widely. Therefore, microbial evaluation of these products in term of public health is important. The aim of the present study was to study the contamination of some dried medical plants and distillates ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
The association between serum lipids profile and HbA1c in type 2 diabetes mellitus in Tehran, Iran

Fatemeh Mehravar; Mohammad Ali Mansournia; Moussa Abolhassani; Kourosh Holakouie-Naieni; Ensie Nasli-Esfahani

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 125-133

Abstract
  Background and aims: Dyslipidemia is one of the major factors implicated in the development of the vascular complications of diabetes. In this study, it was evaluated the association between serum lipids profile and Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) in type 2 diabetes mellitus.Methods: In this cross-sectional study, ...  Read More

Original Article Environmental Health
Influence of parameters and kinetic study of nickel (II) and cadmium (III) metals on Dalbergia derived adsorbent

Priyanka Lahot; D.P. Tiwari

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 134-144

Abstract
  Background and aims: From the past studies, it has been proved that consumption of heavy metals by humans may cause several chronicle problems like cancer, kidney and liver damage, high blood pressure and low blood pressure problems and etc. So, it has become very crucial to remove these heavy metals ...  Read More

Original Article HIV/AIDS
Determinant factors of survival time in a cohort study on HIV patient using by time-varying cox model: Fars province, south of Iran

Abbas Rezaianzadeh; Hedayat Abbastabar; Abdolreza Rajaeefard; Haleh Hgaem; Maliheh Abdollahi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 145-155

Abstract
  Background and aims: The pandemic of AIDS is a global emergency and one of the biggest challenges in social and individual life. This study aimed to evaluate the survival time of HIV patients and its effective factors.Methods: This historical cohort study was conducted on the individuals infected with ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
Epidemiological review of gastric cancer in educational hospitals of Birjand University of Medical Sciences (2006-2011)

Azam Sabahi; Leila Ahmadian; Fatemeh Salehi; Sayed Mahmoud Mirzaee

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 156-165

Abstract
  Background and aims: Gastric cancer is one of the most common cancers all over the world and is the world's second fatal cancer. This study was done to identify the epidemiological features and risk factors of gastric cancer in different regions of Birjand. Such study can be an effective step in preventing, ...  Read More

Review article Genetic Epidemiology
Hearing loss: A review on molecular genetics and epidemiologic aspects

Raziyeh Karami-Eshkaftaki; Fereshteh Ahmadinejad; Shahrzad Aghaei; Hassan Moghim; Morteza Hashemzadeh-Chaleshtori; Mohammad-Saeid Jami

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 166-172

Abstract
  Background and aims: Hearing loss (HL) happens due to the genetic or environmental causes or both. Risk factors include congenital infections and congenital deformities of auricle and ear duct. The present study was performed to briefly explain the genetics, molecular biology and epidemiology of HL in ...  Read More

Brief Communication Health Promotion
Happiness and health: Potential related factors

Mohammad Reza Noormohammadi; Mohsen Arbabi; Hassan Moghim; Masoud Amiri

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 173-175

Abstract
  As a temporary emotional situation and a relatively stable state of being happy (subjective happiness level), happiness can be considered. In fact, people with high subjective happiness level think more positively than others.There are many factors with potential positive or negative effects on happiness ...  Read More

Case Report Health Promotion
A critique of the hospital services provision in Iran after implementing Health Sector Evolution Plan: A case report

Ali janati; Mobin Sokhanvar; Edris Hasanpoor; Edris Kakemam; Morteza Arab-zozani; Elaheh Haghgoshayei

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 176-181

Abstract
  Background and aims: Public sector in Iran is responsible for providing whole primary health care and approximately 85% of the second and third level services. Following the previous programs, and in order to improve health system performance, Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education launched ...  Read More