Original Articles
1. Microbiological Quality of Food Contact Surfaces in A Hospital Kitchen in Shiraz, Iran, 2014

Mohammad Ali Baghapour; Seyed Mohammad Mazloomi; Kourosh Azizi; Razieh Sefidkar

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2015, Pages 128-132

Abstract
  Background: The consumption of healthy food is considered as an essential need to devoid the physical, chemical, and biological hazards. The importance of this issue is more conspicuous in places such as hospitals where people with somehow compromised immune systems are under treatment. Therefore, this ...  Read More

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2. Age, Sex and Site Specific Incidence of Cancer in Kohgilooyeh and Boyerahmad- Iran: A Province with Low Cancer Incidence (2007-2009)

Hosein Oriad; Zafar Parisai; Roksana Estakhrian Haghigh; Mehdi Akbartabar Toori; Mohammad Fararouei

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2015, Pages 133-138

Abstract
  Background: Cancer is the third cause of death in Iran and its incidence is rising alarmingly. However, a study reported that Kohgilooyeh and Boyerahmad (a small province in Iran) seems to have substantially lower incidence rate of cancer compared to the other parts of the country. This study is conducted ...  Read More

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3. Optimization of the Parameters Affecting the Fenton Process for Decolorization of Reactive Red 198 (RR-198) from the Aqueous Phase

Mansooreh Dehghani; Mahshid Ghadami; Talat Gholami; Marzieh Ansari Shiri; Zahra Elhameyan; Mohammad Reza Javaheri; narges shamsedini; Samaneh Shahsavani

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2015, Pages 139-145

Abstract
  Background: Recently, there has been a great concern about the consumption of dyes because of their toxicity, mutagenicity, carcinogenicity, and persistence in the aquatic environment. Reactive dyes are widely used in textile industry. Advanced oxidation processes are one of the cost-effective methods ...  Read More

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4. Supplementation with Glucosamine Has no Adverse Effects on Glycemic Level and Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetic Patients

Zohreh Mazloom; Mohammad Hossein Dabbaghmanesh; Mahsa Moazen; Sara Bagheri

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2015, Pages 146-152

Abstract
  Background: Use of glucosamine as an alternative treatment for osteoarthritis is becoming more frequent, including in those who have diabetes at the same time. The results from in vitro and animal studies propose that glucosamine may inversely affect glucose metabolism. However, the recommended dose ...  Read More

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5. Leaching Zn, Cd, Pb, and Cu from Wastewater Sludge Using Fenton Process

Abooalfazl Azhdarpoor; Rabieh Hoseini; Mansoureh Dehghani

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2015, Pages 153-159

Abstract
  Background: High amount of heavy metals in sludge is one of the major obstacles to its use on farms. The present study aimed to investigate the possibility of leaching heavy metals from wastewater sludge by Fenton method and determine the optimum level of parameters, such as iron, hydrogen peroxide, ...  Read More

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6. Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae) as the Vector of Leishmania Major in Kharameh District, Southern Iran

Zahra Soltani; Mohammad Reza Fakoorziba; Mohammad Djafar Moemenbellah-Fard; Mohsen Kalantari; Mohsen Akbarpour; Hossein Faramarzi; Kourosh Azizi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2015, Pages 160-164

Abstract
  Background: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic in many parts of Iran. This study was conducted to investigate the fauna and some biologic factors of sand flies and detect CL vector(s) in Kharameh district which is one of the most important foci of the disease in Fars province, southern Iran. Methods: ...  Read More

Letter to Editor
7. Clinical Guide for Family Physicians to Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Seyed Esmaeil Managheb; Mesbah Shams; Mahmood Soveid; Mohamad Hadi Imanieh; Mohsen Moghadami

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2015, Pages 165-166

Abstract
  Compiling clinical guidelines is one of the requirements of family physician plan and classification of health care services.1 The high prevalence of type 2 diabetes can easily be seen in general practice so that 2.5% of referrals to general practitioners are due to diabetes. More than half of the patients ...  Read More

Letter to Editor
8. Clinical Guidance on Screening Chronic Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetic Patients for Family Physicians

Seyed Esmaeil Managheb; Mesbah Shams; Mahmood Soveid; Mohamad Hadi Imanieh; Mohsen Moghadami

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2015, Pages 167-168

Abstract
  Incidence of diabetes is increasing in developing countries as well as Iran. Half of the patients are not aware of their disease so screening of diabetes is necessary. Lifestyle changes in society, high-saturated fat diet and decreased physical activity are the factors that influence the growing rate ...  Read More