Publisher: Tehran University of Medical Sciences   (Total: 21 journals)   [Sort by number of followers]

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Academic J. of Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Acta Medica Iranica     Open Access   (SJR: 0.34, CiteScore: 1)
Current J. of Neurology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.415, CiteScore: 1)
Dermatology and Cosmetic     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Frontiers in Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.532, CiteScore: 1)
Hospital     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.56, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Hospital Research     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Occupational Hygiene     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Iranian J. of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.326, CiteScore: 1)
Iranian J. of Health and Environment     Open Access  
Iranian J. of Microbiology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.388, CiteScore: 1)
Iranian J. of Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.334, CiteScore: 1)
Iranian J. of Public Health     Open Access   (SJR: 0.33, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Air Pollution and Health (رتبه علمی- پژوهشی)     Open Access  
J. of Arthropod-Borne Diseases     Open Access   (SJR: 0.72, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Dental Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
J. of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences     Open Access  
J. of Family and Reproductive Health     Open Access   (SJR: 0.21, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.327, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Pharmaceutical Care     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
J. of Tehran University Heart Center, The     Open Access   (SJR: 0.152, CiteScore: 0)
Medical J. of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.364, CiteScore: 1)
Nanomedicine Research J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tehran University Medical J.     Open Access   (SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
Translational Research in Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Transport Phenomena in Nano and Micro Scales     Open Access  
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ISSN (Print) 2322-1984 - ISSN (Online) 2322-2271
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  • A Feasibility Study on Using the Facilities of Health Centers for
           Developing a Laboratory Network on Vectors and Reservoir Hosts of
           Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Iran

    • Authors: Mohammad Reza Yaghoobi-Ershadi, Amir Ahmad Akhavan, Mohammad Reza Shirzadi, Seyedeh Zohreh Hosseini, Oscar Daniel Salomon, Ahmad Ali Hanafi-Bojd, Yavar Rassi
      Pages: 255 - 264
      Abstract: Background: Cutaneous leishmaniasis is an ancient endemic disease in Iran and continues to be a growing health threat to community development and the environment. This paper explains how to use the facilities of health centers for developing a laboratory network on vectors and reservoir hosts of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Iran. Methods: A literature search was performed of the relevant multiple databases to include studies on vectors and reservoirs of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Iran. A team of experienced experts was performed. After holding several meetings, field visits and organizing workshops, the activities of laboratories were determined at three levels. Results: Entomological studies showed that 5 species of the genus Phlebotomus and 10 species of the genus Sergentomyia are active in the south, 4 species of the genus Phlebotomus and one species of the genus Sergentomyia in the central part and 5 species of the genus Phlebotomus and 2 species of the genus Sergentomyia in the north east. Reservoir hosts were identified in the study areas. The tasks of laboratories were regulated at different levels. Conclusion: The Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education should prioritize the employment of capable persons in the field of Medical Entomology and Vector Control. The survival of this laboratory network depends on hiring and employing interested and persistent people. The universities of Medical Sciences that have the facilities to set up this network will be a very effective partner in the control of the disease in high risk areas. The results can be used in neighboring countries.
      PubDate: 2022-03-15
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 3 (2022)
  • A Review on Important Zoonotic Bacterial Tick-Borne Diseases in the
           Eastern Mediterranean Region

    • Authors: Manijeh Yousefi Behzadi, Ehsan Mostafavi, Mahdi Rohani, Ali Mohamadi, Mozhgan Ahmadinezhad, Neda Moazzezy, Masoomeh Shams-Ghahfarokhi, Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh
      Pages: 265 - 277
      Abstract: Background: Zoonotic diseases as health concerns worldwide account for more than half of the emerging infectious diseases. Arachnids are powerful vectors to transmit several diseases to humans. Additionally, these emerging zoonotic diseases have been a considerable health threat in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of the WHO (EMRO) due to the large population living close to farms and international trade with nearby countries. Methods: This review study is based on the reported three tick-borne diseases, Lyme disease, Tularemia, and Q fever, from Iran and other EMRO countries. To this end, we searched PubMed central, ISI web of Science, and Google with the related keywords in English at any time. The reported data are then sorted by countries for each disease. Results: According to the published data, 15 countries in the region have one/more emerging infectious diseases. Q fever has been the most frequent infection in EMRO countries, while Lyme was less recorded. Furthermore, Iran is among the countries with documented history of all three investigated diseases. Conclusion: Tick-borne disease is popular among EMRO countries, indicating that they have natural conditions for infections in animals and humans. It appears necessary to develop a disease management strategy and control programs against tick-borne diseases (TBDs). Moreover, the disease-resistant animal could be bred instead of susceptible livestock. Therefore, research studies to control TBDs should be regarded as a top priority plan.
      PubDate: 2022-03-15
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 3 (2022)
  • Insecticide Resistance Status of Malaria Vectors in a Malarious Area,
           Southeast of Iran

    • Authors: Jalil Nejati, Seyed Hassan Moosa-Kazemi, Mohammad Ali Oshaghi, Wrya Badzohre, Masoumeh Pirmohammadi, Zahra Saeidi, Nazanin Naseri-Karimi, Seyedeh Zahra Parkhideh, Hassan Vatandoost
      Pages: 278 - 286
      Abstract: Background: Malaria continues to be the main vector-borne disease in Iran. The endemic foci of malaria are in Sistan and Baluchistan Province, the borderline of Iran and Pakistan. By the year 2020 the program of the country is malaria elimination. The main vector control is using insecti- cide as Indoor Residual Spraying. The aim of the study was to evaluate the susceptibility of main malaria vectors to different insecticides recommended by WHO. Methods: All the insecticides papers supported by WHO and evaluation of insecticide resis- tance of Anopheles stephensi, Anopheles culicifacies, Anopheles superpictus to different chemi- cal groups of imagicides including DDT 4%, malathion 5%, propoxur 01.%, lambdacyhalothrin 0.05%, deltamethrin 0.025% and permethrin 0.75% were followed by the WHO guideline. Results: Results of the susceptibility test against different insecticides revealed that An. stephensi and An. culicifacies are resistant to DDT and susceptible to other insecticides. An. superpictus is susceptible to all groups of pesticides. Conclusion: Knowledge on insecticide resistance in target species is a basic requirement to guide insecticide use in malaria control programmes in local and global scales.
      PubDate: 2022-03-15
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 3 (2022)
  • A Comprehensive Database and Geographical Distribution Model of Vectors
           and Vector Borne Diseases in Ardabil Province, Borderline of Iran and
           Azerbaijan Republic 2001–2018

    • Authors: Davoud Adham, Hassan Vatandoost, Eslam Moradi–Asl
      Pages: 287 - 299
      Abstract: Background: Vector borne diseases (VBDs) are the infectious diseases reported from all parts of the world and Iran. The main vectors of VBDs belong to the phylum of arthropod and insects. The aim of this study was providing the database of important VBDs and vectors and geographical distribution model in Ardabil, northwest of Iran. Methods: This retrospective cross–sectional study was conducted from 2001–2018. All the ear- lier published studies, reports and documentations related to vectors and vector–borne diseases searched systematically as well as the data of diseases was collected from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) of Ardabil University of Medical Sciences. ArcGIS 10.4.2 ( arcgis) were used to spatial analysis mapping, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) index and high/low clustering. Results: Totally 110076 cases of VBDs reported in Ardabil Province during the past 18 years including malaria, visceral leishmaniasis (VL), cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), tick–borne relapsing fever (TRF), pediculosis, scorpionism, scabies and anthrax. These diseases were transmitted in Ardabil Province by eight arthropod families, 19 genera and 70 spices of arthropods. Most species belonged to Culicidae with 24 species followed by Psycodidae with 22 and Ixodidae with 16 species. The incidence rate of VBDs was 63/100000 in 2001 which decreased to 7/100000 in 2010 and then increased to 21 /100000 in 2018. Conclusion: The distribution model of the VBDs was plotted based on the geographical and ecological of the vectors will help the authorities for decision.
      PubDate: 2022-03-15
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 3 (2022)
  • Predicting the Potential Distribution of Major Malaria Vectors Based on
           Climate Changes in Sistan and Baluchistan Province, Southeastern Iran

    • Authors: Jalil Nejati, Hassan Vatandoost, Mehdi Zanganeh Baygi, Ahmad Ali Hanafi-Bojd
      Pages: 300 - 313
      Abstract: Background: Given the significance of climate change and its substantial effects on mosquitoes’ habitats, this study was aimed to model the spatial distribution of the main malaria vectors in the south east of Iran. Methods: Several scientific databases between 1980 and 2019 were reviewed to find mosquito species and their spatial information in this area. The archived folders in the center for diseases control and prevention were used to exploit essential data on malaria cases and foci. Three representative concentration pathways (RCP2.6, RCP4.5 and RCP8.5) were chosen to stand for three possible climate scenarios. Finally the potential species distribution of Anopheles stephensi and An. culicifacies s.l. in the 2030s and 2050s horizons were estimated by the Maximum Entropy Model. Results: So far, a total of 39 mosquito species belonging to the family Culicidae have been reported from the study area. In 2019, the total malaria cases have increased by 91% compared to 2015, as well as a sharp rise than 2018 (249%). In that year, 91% of cases were imported from other countries, which caused 40% increase in the new potential foci than in 2018. The Jackknife test demonstrated the annual mean temperature and precipitation of the coldest quarter with the greatest impact on the environmental suitability of the mentioned two species. Conclusion: The effect of climate change on the appearance and recurrence of mosquito-borne diseases has been demonstrated in various studies. Collecting further data and conducting investigation on this issue will improve control management, especially for the malaria vectors.
      PubDate: 2022-03-15
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 3 (2022)
  • Possible Synergistic Effect of Combined Metarhizium anisopliae and
           Fenitrothion for Control of German Cockroach (Blattella germanica) as a
           Novel Approach

    • Authors: Mohammad Reza Khaksar, Majid Kababian, Roohollah Fateh, Abedin Saghafipour, Hassan Vatandoost, Mona Sharififard
      Pages: 314 - 324
      Abstract: Background: Cockroaches are one of the most common pests in many residential areas. In this study, the simultaneous effects of fungi, Metarhizium anisopliae and fenitrothion-coated baits on the mortality rate of the German cockroach nymphs were investigated. Methods: To determine the lethal level of fenitrothion insecticide, a bioassay test was performed on the last instar nymphs of the German cockroach reared at insectarium conditions. Various toxic concentrations of fenitrothion (0.1%, 0.3%, 0.5%, 0.7%, 0.9%, 1.5%, and 2%) were used. Different concentrations of M. anisopliae (1×104, 1×105, 1×106, 1×107, 1×108 Conidia/ ml) were also applied to nymphs. Eventually, we combined the effective dose of fenitrothion (0.93%) with the effective concentration of M. anisopliae (6.6 ×106 Conidia/ml) to provide the fungus-coated bait to attract insects. Mortality was recorded 24–96 hours after exposure to the toxic bait. The resulting data were subjected to Probit analysis. Results: The results of applying M. anisopliae spores with fenitrothion composition showed that the mortality rate of German cockroach nymphs was significant. Therefore, the optimal dose of fenitrothion used in combination with M. anisopliae seems essential to reduce the German cockroach nymphs. Conclusion: The results of this study can be considered a suitable method as a mixture with low cost and minimal damage to the environment and other organisms.
      PubDate: 2022-03-15
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 3 (2022)
  • The Effect of Geographical and Climatic Factors on the Distribution of
           Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Golestan Province, an
           Endemic Focus of Zoonotic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Iran, 2014

    • Authors: Ehsan Allah Kalteh, Aiuob Sofizadeh, Seyed Hamid Hosseini
      Pages: 325 - 334
      Abstract: Background: Phlebotomus papatasi is known as the main vector of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis. This study aimed to investigate the effect of geographical and bioclimatic factors on the Ph. papatasi distribution. Methods: A total of 34 villages were selected, and sampling was performed three times using 120 sticky traps in each selected village. All the collected species were mounted and identified. The densities of Ph. papatasi were measured in all the villages and entered ArcMap as a point layer. The required bioclimatic and environmental variables were extracted from the global climate database and The normalized difference vegetation index was obtained from the MODIS satellite imagery, also, all variables entered into ArcMap as raster layers, so The numerical value of each independent variable in the cell where the selected village is located in this, was extracted using spatial analyst tools and the value to point submenu. All the data were finally entered IBM SPSS, and the relationship was examined between the number of collected Ph. papatasi and the independent variables using Spearman’s correlation test. Results: A total of 1773 specimens of Ph. papatasi were collected. The findings of this study showed that max temperature of the warmest month, temperature annual range, temperature seasonality, mean diurnal range, precipitation seasonality, mean temperature of the driest and warmest quarter were positively associated with the density of Ph. papatasi. Conclusion: Air temperature and precipitation were shown as the most significant factors in the distribution of Ph. papatasi.
      PubDate: 2022-03-15
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 3 (2022)
  • Preparation of a Nanoemulsion of Essential Oil of Acroptilon repens Plant
           and Evaluation of its Larvicidal Activity Agianst Malaria Vector,
           Anopheles stephensi

    • Authors: Samira Firooziyan, Mahmoud Osanloo, Seyed Hassan Moosa-Kazemi, Hamid Reza Basseri, Habib Mohammadzadeh Hajipirloo, Ali Sadaghianifar, Amir Amani, Mohammad Mehdi Sedaghat
      Pages: 335 - 348
      Abstract: Background: Extensive use of chemical larvicides to control larvae, has led to resistance in vectors. More efforts have been conducted the use of natural products such as plant essential oils and their new formulations against disease vectors. Nanoformulation techniques are expected to reduce volatility and increase larvicidal efficacy of essential oils. In this study for the first time, a larvicide nanoemulsion from the essential oil of Acroptilon repens was developed and evaluated against Anopheles stephensi larvae under laboratory conditions. Methods: Fresh samples of A. repens plant were collected from Urmia, West Azarbaijan Prov- ince, Iran. A clevenger type apparatus was used for extracting oil. Components of A. repens essential oil (AEO) were identified by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS). All larvicidal bioassay tests were performed according to the method recommended by the World Health Organization under laboratory condition. Particle size and the morphologies of all pre- pared nanoformulations determined by DLS and TEM analysis. Results: A total of 111 compounds were identified in plant. The LC50 and LC90 values of AEO calculated as 7 ppm and 35 ppm respectively. AEO was able to kill 100% of the larvae in 4 days. Conclusion: The nanoemulsion of AEO showed a weak effect on the larvar mortality. It may therefore be suggested that this kind of nanoemulsion is not appropriate for the formulation as a larvicide. It is important to screen native plant natural products, search for new materials and prepare new formulations to develop alternative interventions with a long-lasting impact.
      PubDate: 2022-03-15
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 3 (2022)
  • The First Report of the Dangerous Scorpion Hemiscorpius acanthocercus from
           Hormoz Island in the Persian Gulf

    • Authors: Mehran Shahi, Hossein Sanaei-Zadeh
      Pages: 349 - 350
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      PubDate: 2022-03-15
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 3 (2022)
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