Volume 29 (2023)
Volume 28 (2022)
Volume 27 (2021)
Volume 26 (2020)
Volume 25 (2019)
Volume 24 (2018)
Volume 23 (2017)
Volume 22 (2016)
Volume 21 (2015)
Volume 20 (2014)
Volume 19 (2013)
Volume 18 (2012)
Volume 17 (2011)
Volume 16 (2010)
Volume 15 (2009)
Volume 14 (2008)
Volume 13 (2007)
Volume 12 (2006)
Volume 11 (2005)
Volume 10 (2004)
Volume 8 (2002)
Innovation or Repetition?

Thamir A. Hamdan

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 1-2


  From inability to leave well alone; From too much zeal for what is new and contempt for what is old; From putting knowledge before wisdom; Science before art, cleverness before common sense; From treating patient as cases; and from making the cure of a disease more grievous than its endurance. God ...  Read More ...

Otolaryngological Manifestations of Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease

Ahmed M. Al-Abbasi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 3-9


  Gastro-oesphageal reflux disease (GORD) is a multifactorial process whose importance lies in its ubiquity, diverse clinical presentation and potential morbidity. GORD is the most common disease affecting the oesophagus, the major indication for antacid consumption, and probably the most prevalent condition ...  Read More ...

Carcinoma of the Pancreas: A Six-Year Experience

Abdul Raheem R. Al-Humrani

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 16-20


  Pancreatic cancer is the tenth most prevalent malignancy and the fifth most common cause of cancer death in the developed world. It was reported that less than 10% of patients survive for more than 1 year following diagnosis and the 5-year survival rate (0.4%), is the lowest of any cancer. This paper ...  Read More ...

The Clinical Presentation of Intussusception in Children Attending the Emergency Department at King Hussein Medical Center

Sami Abu-Rumman; Osama Al-Halasheh

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 21-22


  This is retrospective study of 103 patients who attended the Emergency Department (ED) at King Hussein Medical Center (KHMC), Amman – Jordan, during the period from 1993-1999. Data was obtained from their files regarding the clinical presentation. The mean age was 13 months with a range of 1 month ...  Read More ...

Splenic Injuries in Mosul Province

Shareef W. Al-Sabounchi; Ahmed Dawood Al-Taie

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 31-37


  This is retrospective study of splenic trauma managed at Al-Zahrawi Teaching Hospital and Saddam General Hospital in Mosul Province. The data of 108 patients during the study between the first of January 1993 and the 13th of June 1997; have been analyzed. Males were three times affected more than females. ...  Read More ...

Pharyngo-Laryngo-Esophagectomy with Stomach Pull-Up in Hypopharyngeal Carcinomas

Falih H. Aljanabi; Zaid A. Karem; Ali I. Albayati

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 38-42


  This is a study of fourteen cases presented with hypopharyngeal and upper esophageal tumours that underwent pharyngo-laryngo-esophagectomy with trans-hiatus gastric transposition. PLEGT-with pharyngo gastric anastomosis, done in the period between 1/2/1997 – 2/6/2001 in Alyarmouk Teaching Hospital ...  Read More ...

Hemodynamic Changes after Surgical Closure of Ventricular Septal Defect.

A Abu Haweleh

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 43-46


  This is a prospective study that was carried out during the period between January 1990 to January 2000, to assess the hemodynamic changes and outcome after surgical closure of ventricular septal defect (VSD). Out of 150 patients who underwent surgical closure of VSD, 52 patients had follow up cardiac ...  Read More ...

Coronary Artery Surgery after Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Procedures; Acute Complication

Sami Abu Rumman; Ali Abu Rumman

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 47-50


  This study was done to assess the results surgery for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) after complicated cardiac catheterization and interventional procedures at Queen Alia Heart Institute (QAHI)-King Hussein Medical Centre (KHMC). Between January 1995 and December 2000, eighty nine patients underwent ...  Read More ...

Total Arterial Myocardial Revascularization

Ali Abu Rumman

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 51-55


  Eighty-five patients underwent myocardial revascularization using artery grafts alone and were followed up for 30 months. Twenty-seven patients (31.7%) had single vessel disease, 28 patients (32.94%) had two-vessel disease and 30 patients (35.3%) had three or more obstructed coronary arteries. Eight ...  Read More ...

Severely Displaced and Rotated Lateral Condylar Fracture of Humerus in Children

J.H. Amara

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 56-59


  Eight children between 4 and 10 years old with displaced and rotated fractures of the lateral humeral condyle were treated by open reduction and internal fixation. In all cases union occurred. There were no complications apart from one case developed stiff elbow which need manipulation under anaesthesia ...  Read More ...

Femoral Varus Derotation Osteotomy in Management of Perthes’ Disease

M.J Kareem; A.W Al-Mukhtar

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 60-70


  This is a prospective study done on 27 hips in 25 patients presented with Perthes’ disease between December 1999 and August 2002. Fourteen hips were treated operatively by mean of upper femoral osteotomy (group A), and the other remaining 13 hips were treated conservatively by mean of Scottish Rite ...  Read More ...

Hearing Loss at 4khz in School Age Children in Jordan:A Pilot Study

Kholood Kaabneh; Mohammed Tawalbeh

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 71-74


  Pure tone screening audiometry was carried out on 400 school children at three different ages, 10,13 and 15 years old during the period 1998-1999. The results showed that the dip at 4KHz (>20dB) was found in 50 (12.5%) of the study sample, 35 boys (8.7%) and 15 (3.8%) girls. The 4KHz dip was unilateral ...  Read More ...

Otitis Media with Effusion in Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction

Suhair Al-Hurani; Mousa Al-Madani; Mohd AL-Hashki

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 75-77


  Forty three patients with congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction were examined by an E.N.T. specialist in Prince Ali Hospital for presence or absence of otitis media with effusion to investigate the association, if any, between otitis media with effusion and congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction ...  Read More ...

Chemical Sphincterotomy for Anal Fissure

Kadhim H. Al-Temimy; Nabeel A. J. Ali; Nezar A. Al-Mahfooz

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 78-83


  Six hundred and forty patients (65 of them were children) with acute and chronic anal fissure were randomized to receive topical 0.2%-0.8% Glyceryl trinitrate (G.T.N.) or Isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) 1%-3% three times daily digitally applied ointment. Patients were followed for 6-26 months. A course of ...  Read More ...

fissurectomy and midline Internal Sphincterotomy in the Treatment of Chronic Fissures

Khalil A. Al-Mefreji

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 84-87


  Eighty six patients with chronic anal fissures were treated at Al-Kindy Teaching Hospital from 1992-1996 by fissurectomy and internal midline posterior sphincterotomy. All patients had satisfactory results with a period of follow up ranging from 4-7 years, no recurrence of the symptoms or major complications ...  Read More ...

Incidental Carcinoma in Multinodular Goitre

Jasim M. Al-Diab

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 88-90


  This is a prospective study of 105 thyroid specimens during one-year period with the aim of evaluation of the prevalence and pattern of thyroid cancer in multinodular goiter. Only specimens with histologically proved multiple nodules were considered. Carcinomas were found in 8 cases (7.6%). The incidence ...  Read More ...

Peripheral Lymphadenopathy in Basrah. A Histopathological Study of 1167 Cases during (1980-1997) Periods

Mohammed K. Al-Wiswasy; Suadad A. AL-Nakshabandi; Sawsan S. Al-Harron

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 91-97


  A review of the histopathological examination reports of 1167 cases of peripheral lymphadenopathy (LAP) received in the Department of Pathology in Basrah Saddam Teaching Hospital (1980-1997) and from Al-Wiswasy Private Laboratory (1984-1997) in two different periods (1980-1989) and (1990-1997) was done. ...  Read More ...

Lipid Peroxidation in Oral Cancer

Ghaydaa H. Badri

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 98-100


  In this study, 20 patients with oral cancer (confirmed by histopathological examination) and 21 control subjects were included, to evaluate the degree of lipid peroxidation (LP) in oral cancer. Serum malondialdehyde (MDA) was significantly higher among oral cancer patients (5.842.19 nMol/L) compared ...  Read More ...

Active Management of Labour in Parous Women (Fetomaternal Effect)

Hayfa Al-Shaheen

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 101-106


  This prospective study was carried out during nine months period (first of December 2000 until the end of August 2001) in Basrah Maternity and Children Hospital to evaluate whether oxytocin augmentation would shorten the length of labour, lower cesarean section rate or has any adverse effects on neonatal ...  Read More ...

Hydatid Cyst in the Back Muscles: A Rare Presentation

Najeeb S. Jabbo

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 107-109


  Hydatid cyst is endemic in animal breeding area. Local reports from Iraq indicates that its prevalence in the central and southern zones. It usually affects the liver followed by the lungs. Reports of rare infection of different organs in the body are presented in the literature. In this report, we present ...  Read More ...

Lymphoedema Praecox: A Case Report of Primary Lymphoedema

Hussein Ali Al-Chalabi; Kathem Kassim AL-Rubiay

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 110-112


  A 39 year-old woman presented with clinical features which consistent with primary lymphoedema (lymphoedema praecox) associated with rosacea lymphoedema. She had clinical and radiological evidence of bilateral pleural effusion and ascites. Skin biopsy revealed perivasculitis. The treatment of this particular ...  Read More ...

Aggressive Fibromatosis, Aetiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

Mahmod H. Kubba; Thamir A. Hamdan

Volume 9, Issue 1 , June 2003, Page 113-122


  Aggressive fibromatosisrepresents (AF) a semimalignant tumour which has a locally destructive and invasive growth tendency but does not metastasize because of its high recurrence rate, the tumour remains a surgical problem. AF is rare group of fibroproletlative tumour started initially as painful masses ...  Read More ...