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Evaluation of blood lead level in methamphetamine users in Tehran

Overview of attention for article published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, February 2017
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Title
Evaluation of blood lead level in methamphetamine users in Tehran
Published in
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, February 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13011-017-0088-3
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Authors

Babak Mostafazadeh, Shahin Shadnia, Mohammad Ali Tavakkoli, Hamid Reza Khoddami Vishteh

Abstract

Given the increasing number of lead poisoning in opioids users and since no study has been conducted so far to review lead poisoning in methamphetamine (crystal) users, this study aimed to investigate blood lead level in methamphetamine addicts. This study was conducted on 20 patients with methamphetamine poisoning and their blood lead level was measured. The subjects were selected from among patients with a history of continuous use of methamphetamine, without a history of using opiates in the past 6 months confirmed by a negative urine tests, and without a history of heavy metal poisoning. Of all, 18 patients were male and the mean age was 32 ± 10 years; 17 patients were abusing the drug via inhalation and three persons via oral administration. The mean blood lead level was 2.3 ± 1.1 μg/dL and poisoning was not observed in any of the cases. Blood lead level was not associated with age, sex, dosage, and route of administration. Although blood lead level was not at poisoning level in people who only used methamphetamine in Iran, due to the simultaneous use of other substances and because of non-specific symptoms, lead poisoning must be suspected in all cases of substances poisoning.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 27%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 13%
Professor 2 13%
Librarian 1 7%
Student > Master 1 7%
Other 3 20%
Unknown 2 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 40%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 7%
Unknown 6 40%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 April 2017.
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#7,557,141
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Outputs from Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
#317
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#112,215
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#1
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