Volume 7, Issue 5 (winter 2004)                   2004, 7(5): 42-45 | Back to browse issues page

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Background: Smoking of opium is one of the most common ways to abuse of this material in Iran. Objective: This study was planned to determine the effects of opium Smoking on pulmonary function tests. Methods: The case-control study was done on two groups of men between the ages 30-50. The case group was 25 opium addicts: 22 cigarette smokers and opium addicts, and 3 men that only were opium addicts. The control group was consisted of 25 men, 22 smokers and 3 non smokers. All of the 50 men underwent spirometery and the results compared with each other. Findings: Opium Smoking has not extra effect on reduction of pulmonary function tests in case group. Systolic blood pressure in case group was lower with meaningful results (P=0.031). Expiratory reserve volume (ERV) was higer in case group (P=0.006). Conclusion: Abusing opium in values mentioned in this study has no destructive effect on lung volumes.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Cardiology