Journal of Sulaimani Medical College (JSMC) is a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by the College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani. JSMC is managed and supported by the College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region by a dedicated board of editors in different medical specialties.

JSMC publishes manuscripts in all fields of medicine in the English language. The issues are published online in March, June, September, and December. JSMC is an open-access journal, the journal articles can be accessed freely from the journal website.


ISSN: 2304-7224 (Online)

ISSN: 2223-148X (Print)

Browse issues 3, Vol 12, 2022

This issue contains

Letter to Editor

A Snapshot from General Practice in the UK

Layla Al-Ansari and Diyar Adnan Aref  

The Functional Outcome of Elastic Stable Intramedullary Nailing for Diaphyseal Tibial Fractures in Children

Sangar Anwar Karim, Omer Ali Rafiq Barawi , and Aso Ali Baker

Incidence of Coronary Artery Anomaly in Slemani Cardiac Hospital
Dara M. Mohialdeen,  Razhan Y. Abdalla , Farman J. Ahmedand Kawa Hassan

Efficacy of Topical Minoxidil 5% and Betamethasone Valerate 0.1% versus Betamethasone Valerate 0.1% Monotherapy in Non-segmental Vitiligo
Roshna Ahmed Ali and Ali Mozan Dhahir El-Ethawi

Coincidental Findings of Para Nasal Sinus Pathology in Patient Requested Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Headache
Sana Mohammed Sardar Abdulwahid and Salah Mohammed Fateh

Pregnancy Complications and Outcomes in Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Gona Aziz Rahim 

Metabolic Syndrome and Thyroid Dysfunction in Patients with Acromegaly in Sulaimani
Shadan J. Abdullah, Taha O. Mahwi, and Zagros Ghaffor Rashid 

Serum Vitamin B12, Folic acid, and Homocysteine Levels in Vitiligo Patients: A Case-Control Study in Kurdistan Population
Mahdi Khaleel Fattah and Mohammad Y. Saeed

Compound Depressed Skull Fracture, its Association with Infection, and Importance of the Time from the Accident
Handren Muhamad Rasheed, and Pakhshan Mohammed Faraj

Prevalence of Low Free Testosterone Level in Men With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Taha Othman Mahwi and Soran Khalil Hassan 

Visual Outcome and Self-Satisfaction after Cataract Surgery in Patients Attending Shaheed Dr. Aso Hospital, Sulaimaniyah City, Iraq
Bakhtiar Qadir Hamasalh 

Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, And Practice of Health Care Professionals Regarding Covid-19 Virus
Bayan Omar Sharif, Sara Noori Mohammad, Zhino Raouf Ali, Varin Tofiq Abbas, Shilan Habib Ezadin, Avin Latif, and Kazhal Hakim

Case Report: Post-Megastent Duodenal Polyp
Mohammed Omer Mohammed, Araz Latif Raheem, and 
Ali Jabbar Ahmed  


Browse the newly released issue, Vol 12, No. 4, 2022

This issue contains

Role of The Fibroscan in Assessing Chronic Liver Diseases
Ranj Azad, Mohammed Omer Mohammed, and Mohsin A. Mohammed


Consistency Between Bronchoalveolar Lavage and Endotracheal Aspirate in The Diagnosis of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Kamaran Amin Karadakhy, Bnar J. Hama Amin, Haval Othman, Safeen Othman Mahmood, Nsar Jamal Abdallab, Kosar Mohamed Ali


The role of Staging Laparotomy in Grading Gynecological Malignancies
Soma Tahir Abdull Hussein, Tahir Abdulla Hussein, and Maryam Bakir Mahmood


The Hemodynamic Effects of Combined Spinal-Epidural Versus Spinal Anesthesia in Cesarean Section
Mohanned Wajeeh Saeed Zerary, Van Nasih Mohammed, and Amir Murad Khudadad Boujan 


Short and Mid-Term Medical Outcomes of Sleeve Gastrectomy in Obesity in Sulaimani City. An Analytical Cross-Sectional Study
Syamand Awrahman Ahmed, Karzan Seerwan Abdullah, and Mohammed Ibrahim Mohialdeen Gubari  


Outcomes of Mitchell’s Procedure in The Treatment of Hallux Valgus 
Omer Ali Rafiq Barawi, Abdullah K. Ghafour, and Abd Ali Muhsin 


Normative Data of Nerve Conduction Study of Upper Limb Nerves Among Adults in Sulaimani Province: A Cross-Sectional Study
Hiwa S. Namiq and Talar Hamaali 


Pulmonary Complications of COVID-19 Infection Post-Six Months
Nsar Jamal Abdalla, Kosar Mohamed Ali, and Kamaran Amin Karadakhy


Correlation of Serum Ferritin, Hemoglobin, and Platelet levels in Pregnant Women with Gestational Diabetes  
Sallama Kamel Nasir, Sara Shakir Mahmood, and Rezan Abdulrahman Ali


The Role of Early Clamping of Uterine Artery and Delayed Placental Separation in Reducing Consequences of Placenta Accreta Spectrum (PAS) Disorder 
Tahir Abdullah Hawrami, Naz Azad Abdullah, Maryam Bakr Mahmood, Jwan Maasoum Hawrami, and Nigar Mohammed Salih Barzinji


The Effects of Maternal Obesity on Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Women with Gestational Diabetes 
Fatima Habeeb Faraj, Maryam Bakir Mahmood, Huda Muheddin Muhammad, and Jamal Mahmood Salih 


The Effects of Obesity on The Active Phase of The First Stage of Labor
Dekan Kamaran Mahmood and Rozhan Yassin Khalil 

Physician Career Satisfaction within Specialties in Erbil City
Haitham Issa Bahoo Al- Banna 


Bednar’s Aphthae in Infants in Duhok; A Prospective Cross-Sectional Study
Azad A. Haleem, Nareen A. Abdulrahman, and Akrem M. Atrushi


Safety and Effectiveness of Left Side Colonoscopy or Sigmoidoscopy Versus Total Colonoscopy in Patients Less Than 45 Years Old Age Presented with The Perianal Disease at Kurdistan Center for Gastroenterology/Sulaimaniyah
Sarko Jamal Ahmed and Mohamed Abdulrahman Mohamed


Association Between Maternal Serum Lipid Profile at Late Gestation with Neonatal Macrosomia
Salama Kamel Nasir, Rawaa Mahfoudh Khaleel, and Naz Azad Abdullah