Letter to the editor Infectious Disease
1. Lessons Learned on How to Manage a Crisis: Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Healthcare System Weaknesses

Morteza Arab-Zozani; Hosein Ameri

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 142-143

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2020.25

Abstract
    Dear Editor,   We have witnessed many advances in all fields of science over the years, especially in the field of health. However, various facts can be obtained in times of adversity. Although programs usually work well until a crisis occurs, they do not well continue during the crises. ...  Read More

Original Article Infectious Disease
2. Intestinal Protozoan Infections in Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy in Shahrekord the Central Southwest of Iran in 2018

Seyed Mahmood Banihashemi; Eissa Soleymani; Rahman Abdizadeh; Mousa Motavalli Haghi; Bahman Khalili

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 144-151

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2020.26

Abstract
    Background and aims: Parasitic infections, especially opportunistic parasites, can cause serious problems for immunocompromised patients. In this regard, this study aimed to evaluate parasitic infections in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy after referring to Kashani hospital of Shahrekord ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
3. Epidemiologic Evaluation of Maxillofacial Trauma in Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan

Abbas Haghighat; Sobhan Pourarz; Afsaneh Zarghami

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 152-156

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2020.27

Abstract
    Background and aims: This study aimed at analyzing the epidemiological features and complications of different types of maxillofacial traumas in patients who referred to Alzahra hospital, Isfahan during 2005-2019.   Methods: This descriptive-analytical cross-sectional study included all patients ...  Read More

Original Article Social Epidemiology
4. Investigating the Status of Suicide Attempt and Suicide Deaths in Population Covered by Dezful University of Medical Sciences During 2012-2018

Fatemeh Rashidi; Maryam Mansouri Baghbaderani; Forutan Salehinezhad; Maryam Dastoorpoor

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 157-162

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2020.28

Abstract
  Background and aims: Suicide is one of the most important complications of the industrialized world. The purpose of this study was to investigate the status of suicide attempt and suicide deaths in the population covered by Dezful University of Medical Sciences (DUMS).   Methods: In this ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
5. Prevalence of Von Willebrand Disease in Women of Reproductive Age With Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in Kashan, Iran, During 2019

Tahereh Abdoli; Mansooreh Samimi; Fatemeh Atoof; Mohammad Shayestehpour; Majid Ehsani

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 163-166

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2020.29

Abstract
  Background and aims: Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is an inherited disorder of blood clotting in humans. The prevalence of VWD is different among various populations. The prevalence of this disorder in women with menorrhagia is less reported in Asia and Iran. The present study aimed to determine ...  Read More

Original Article Epidemiology
6. Self-medication Among Students in Southern Iran: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Attitudes

Hamed Delam; Omid Soufi; Ahmadreza Eidi; Mohammad-Rafi Bazrafshan

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 167-172

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2020.30

Abstract
  Background and aims: Self-medication, as the most common method of self-care, is one of the major problems in treatment in many countries in the world. The present study was designed to determine the prevalence of self-medication and identify the factors associated with casual medication use among students ...  Read More

Original Article Health Promotion
7. Relationship Between General Health and Dysmenorrhea in Students at Shahrekord University in 2018

Zahra Karimi; Leili Rabiei; Asma Sayyad; Masoud Lotfizadeh

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 173-178

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2020.31

Abstract
  Background and aims: Dysmenorrhea is one of the most common problems that women experience. Dysmenorrhea brings about psychological problems for women and adversely affects their performance. Therefore, providing, maintaining, and promoting the health of women is an important goal. The present study ...  Read More

Brief Communication Epidemiology
8. Sources of Drug Information and the Rate of Reading Patient Information Leaflets by Medical Sciences Students

Ameneh Nasiri; Bahareh Gholami Chaboki; Seyed Soheil Saeedi Saravi; Mojgan Nazari

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 179-182

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2020.32

Abstract
  Background and aims: Patient information leaflets (PILs) are the best form of written information transfer. The aim of this study was to investigate the sources of drug information and the reading rate of PILs among medical sciences students.   Methods: Three hundred students were entered ...  Read More