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The collection of articles appearing in the current book consists of manuscripts on the history of medicine in Iran, initially published from 1998 to 2014 in the “Archives of Iranian Medicine” (AIM). These articles are categorized into four separate parts, based on their subjects: Part 1) Ancient Times, Medieval Period, Part 2) Contemporary Medicine, Part 3) Outstanding Physicians and Part 4) Historical Background of Fatal Diseases in Iran. These 73 manuscripts have now been compiled in a 446 pages book for those who are interested in the history of Iranian medicine.

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A Monthly Peer-Reviewed Medical Journal Published by the Academy of Medical Sciences of the I.R. Iran; Indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE, ISI Web of Science, EMBASE, SCOPUS, CINHAL, PASCAL, CSA, SID, ISSN: Print 1029-2977, Online 1735-3947.The impact factor of Archives of Iranian Medicine according to Journal Citation Reports®(JCR®) 2012 is 1.222.

Selected Article
Acute Adult and Adolescent Poisoning in Tehran, Iran; the Epidemiologic Trend between 2006 and 2011 1

Authors' affiliations: 1Toxicological Research Center, Department of Clinical Toxicology, Loghman-Hakim Hospital Poison Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. 2Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Private Clinic, Tehran, Iran.

•Corresponding author and reprints: Nasim Zamani MD, Loghman Hakim Hospital, Karegar St., Tehran, Iran. Tel: +98-912-205-9290, E-mail:

Accepted for publication: 18 May 2014


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Authors: Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam1, *Nasim Zamani2, Mitra Rahimi3, Shahin Shadnia4, Abdolkarim Pajoumand5, Saeedeh Sarjami6,
Keywords: Epidemiologic trend, frequency, Iran, mortality, poisoning, toxicity

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of each poisoning and its related death in our center as a sample of Tehran in six consecutive years (2006 to 2011).
METHODS: All poisoned children and adults referring to Loghman-Hakim hospital poison center and hospitalized in the study period were enrolled and evaluated.
RESULTS: In 108,265 patients, the most common causes of poisoning were anti-epileptics and sedative-hypnotics (22.3%). The most common causes of death were pesticides (24.84%) and narcotics (24.75%). In drugs of abuse, opium was more prevalent in the early period of the study but was replaced by methadone later.
CONCLUSION: It seems that national policies for drug control and prevention of suicide have not been efficient enough. We expect to see Iran in the first 50 countries with regard to suicide and to maintain the first place in narcotic abuse if enough attention is not provided.

ISSN:1029-2977       Article type:Original


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