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 web site.


ISSN: 2304-7224 (Online)

ISSN: 2223-148X (Print)

New Release

Browse the newly released issue, Vol 11, No. 1, 2021 

This issue contains

Self-Care Activities of Patients Undergoing Maintenance Hemodialysis in Erbil Governorate
Sideeq Sadir Ali

Patients’ Satisfaction and Safety of Laser Hair Removal
Kazhan Ali Tofiq and Khalid Rashid Suliman

Evaluation of Wound Dressing Practice among Health Care Providers in Sulaimani Surgical Teaching Hospital
Nizar Mohamed Tawfeeq Hamawandi and Barzan O. Ahamad 

Role of Fecal Calprotectin in Differentiation of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in Patients Complaining of Abdominal Symptoms and Referred for Colonoscopy
Trifa A. MahmoodMohammed O. MohammedDana T. GharibTaha AMohamad Muhsin A. Mohammed, and Araz L. Rahim

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors: A Clinicopathologic and Risk Stratification Study of 109 Cases in Sulaymaniyah City -Kurdistan region of Iraq 
Barham M. M. Salih 

Using Cystatin C to Assess Kidney Damage in Beta Thalassemic Patients Residing in Sulaimani City
Dereen Najat and Lana Karim 

Preoperative Anxiety among Adult Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery at Ranya General Hospital /Kurdistan-Iraq
Shewan Qadir Hamad and Muhammad Rashid Amen 

Combined Rhomboid Flap and Double Z-Plasty Technique for Reconstruction of Postburn Web Space Contractures 
Sabir Osman Mustafa and Zhwan Sabah Hassan

Onlay versus Sublay Repair after Incisional Hernia: which Technique to Prefer?
Mezjda Ismail Rashaan

Oral Manifestations in Renal Transplant Recipients in Sulaimani City, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Zhila Nawroz Othman, Khadija Mohammed Ahmed, and Dana Ahmed Sharif

Performance of Self-Care Activities among Heart Failure Patients at Ranya General Hospital Kurdistan –Iraq
Rezan Ali Mustafa and Muhammad Rashid Amen 

Opportunistic Screening for Undiagnosed Diabetes Mellitus and Pre-diabetes in Sulaimani City and its Associated Risk Factors
Shelan Omer Rasheed, Zhian Salah Ramzi, and Taha Othman Mahwi  


Recently Accepted Articles

Accepted for Volume 11, No. 2, 2021

Letter to Editor: Cancer Care during COVID-19 in Kurdistan Region of Northern Iraq 
Sara Jamil Nidhamalddin, Rawaz Salah Dawood, and Maryam Bakir Mahmood 

Anti-hyperlipidemic and Weight Reduction Effect of Different Doses of Ferulago Abbreviata C.C. (Towns (APIACEAE)) in Male Albino Rats
Mohammad Omer Muhammad, Firduas Nuri Ahmed, Hemn Hassan Othman, and Saman Abdulrahman Ahmad

Surgical Sperm Retrieval in Azoospermia: Outcome and Predictive Factors 
Shyaw M. Ahmed, Lusan A. Arkawazi, Kawa A. Mahmood, and Ismaeel H.A. Aghaways.  

An Intraoperative Scoring System during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is a Valuable Tool to Assess Conversion Rates and Perioperative Complications
Mezjda Ismail Rashaan

Clinical Pharmacist Intervention in Managing Pain among Patients with Cancer in Hiwa Oncology Hospital
Tavan Abdulrahman Marf and Mohammed Omer Mohammed

Preoperative Intravenous Ondansetron versus Ephedrine for Intraoperative Hemodynamic Stability in Cesarean Section under Spinal Anesthesia
Awan Mohammed-Amin Baram, Saman Abdula Ahmed Fahmi, and Amir Murad Khudadad Boujan 

The Risk of Low Vitamin D in the Development of Preeclampsia
Shanga Abdulla Sleman, Ghada Saadallah Alsakkal, and Shayan Jalal Khalaf 

Comparison between Topical Application of Tranexamic Acid and Erythromycin in the Treatment of Rosacea
Gulala Ibrahim Qader

The Effects of Antenatal Pelvic Floor Muscles Exercises on the Length of the Second Stage of Labor among Primigravida Women Attending Sulaimani Maternity Teaching Hospitals for Delivery 
Shaghayegh HamidReza Hossein Ali and Atiya K. Mohammed

The Role Of Intravitreal Bevacizumab on Cystoid Macular Edema
Bakhtiar Qadir Hamasalh, Tablo Ahmed Mirza, and  Fazil Ahmad Abdullac 

Stages and Methods of Diagnosis of Bronchogenic Carcinoma in Hiwa Cancer Hospital in Sulaimani City
Yad Noori M. Othman and Kosar Mohamed Ali

Normal Tympanometric Width in Sulaymaniyah Governorate - Kurdistan Region- Iraq
Muaid I. Aziz Baban,  Tebin S. Mahmood, and Salah J Al-Hayani 

Relation of Thyroid Functions with Pulse Rate, Blood Pressure, and Pulse Pressure in Mild SCH and Euthyroid Subjects.
Darya S. Abdulateef, Taha O. Mahwi, Sherwan H. Omer, and Shadan J. Abdullah

Bishop Score and Risk of Having Cesarean Delivery after Induction of labor in NulliparousWomen
Shokhan F. Ahmed and Sallama K. Nasir

Hepatitis B Vaccination Among Dental Healthcare Workers in Erbil City
Rebaz Tahir Lak

Assessment of Theoretical and Practical First Aid Knowledge among Senior Students in Medical Colleges in the Governmental Universities in Sulaimani City
Sarbaz Abdalla Mustafa, Hadeel Abdulelah Ibrahim, Mohammad O. Mohammad, Shniar Anwar Othman, Hawzhin Hakim Salih, Saeeda Ahmed Mohammed, Tara Karim Muhamad, and Raghda Kamaran D Abdulmuhsen