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)

Letter to Editor 

Mohammed Yousif Saeed, Mahdi Fattah, and Dler R. Abdulkareem

New Release

Browse the newly released issue, Vol 10, No. 2, 2020 

This issue contains

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Presenting Patterns in Sulaimani
Faruk H. Faraj , Ronak I. Mohiadeen , Aween B. Majed and Dara A. Momammed

Evaluation of Sociodemographic, Laboratory, and Prognosis of Extrapulmonary and Pulmonary Tuberculosis among Children in Sulaimani city from 2014 to 2019
Khalid Hama Salih

Molecular Identification of Entamoeba histolytica In Sulaimani Pediatric Teaching Hospital
Sham Jamil Abdullah , Shahnaz AbdulKadir Ali, and Rizgar Raheem Sulaiman

Risk Factors of Uncontrolled Hypertension among People in Sulaimani City according to the Hypertension Guideline Of AHA/ACC 2017 
Omed Hama Karem, Zana Ismael Abdulrahman, and Farman Jaafar Ahmad,

Burr-hole Drainage with Drain versus Burr-hole Drainage with Drain and Irrigation in Treating Chronic Subdural Hematoma: a Case-Control Study
Ari Anwer Salih and Ari Sami Hussain Nadhim

Association between Pre-Trigger Serum Progesterone Level and Conception Rate after a Fresh Embryo Transfer in IVF-ICSI Cycles
Zhiyan Ahmad Abdullah

The Validity of Electrocardiographic QTc Interval in Predicting left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction in Hypertensive Patients
Hemn Hadi Kareem and Amar Talib Al-Hamdi 

Value of Trans-abdominal Ultrasound-guided Percutaneous Liver Biopsy in Patients with Focal or Diffuse Liver Lesions in Kurdistan Centre for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Sulaimani City
Dana Taib Gharib, Mohammed Omer Mohammed, Taha Ahmad Al-Karboly, Heero Ismael Faraj, Kawa Abdullah Mahmood, Nasr Abdulla Qazi, Karok Hassan Salih, and Omar Hama Ghalib Azeez 

Prevalence and Effect of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Kosar Mohamed Ali and Blnd Ahmad Aziz 

Safety and Effectiveness of Fractional Erbium-Yag (2940nm) Laser in the Treatment of Melasma in Sulaimania City
Kazhan A. Tofiq

Relation of Body Mass Index and Duration of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases in Sulaimani Teaching Hospitals
Sanaa Othman Karim and Kosar Muhamad Ali 

His Bundle Pacing, The First Experience Using a Conventional Pacemaker Leads
Ammar Alhamdi

Use of Propofol as Intubation Aid for Children Anesthetized with Sevoflurane
Sami Waseem Sadeq, Amanj A. Marouf and Amir Murad Khudadad

Incidence of Congenital Heart Disease among Infants of Diabetic Mothers in Sulaimani
Mohammed Jazaa Ahmed, Adnan M Hassan, and Alan Abdulla Abdulrahman


Recently Accepted Articles

Accepted for Volume 10, No. 3, 2020

Isolation and Molecular Identification of Brucella Melitensis in Aborted Fetuses of Sheep and Goats in Sulaimani Province, Iraq
Othman Jamal Nassrullah, Mohammed Omer Mohammad, and Shwan Kamal Rachid

A Comparative Study Between the Use of Intravaginal Misoprostol and Intravenous Oxytocin for Induction of Labour after Pre-labor Rupture of Membranes at Term
Gona Aziz Rahem

Continuous Running Suturing Versus Subcuticular Suturing Techniques in Upper Blepharoplasty
Ari Hasan Rashid, Ari Raheem Qader, Hawree Abdulsattar Hasan, and Faraydoon Karim Rasul

Evaluation of Facial Scar Improvement by Autologous Fat Grafting
Ari Raheem Qader, Kazim A Kakaways, Hawree Abdulsattar Hasan , and Ari Hasan Rashid

Prevalence of Latent Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infections among Diabetic Patients Attending Shilan Private Hospital, Duhok city
Ahmed Mohammed Salih

The Endoscopic Findings in Symptomatic Patients with Reliable Noninvasive Laboratory - Proven Helicobacter Pylori Infection
Bakhtyar Faiq Salim

Early Outcome of Meatal Mobilization Technique for Distal Hypospadias: Based On 5 Years’ Experience in A Pediatric Surgery Centre-Shar Hospital-Sulaimani City-Kurdistan Region-Iraq
Mahdi Aziz Hama Marif

Comparison between 2 Different Dietary Intake Methods (7-Day Dietary Weight Records and 24-Hour Dietary Recall) and Duplicate Diet Method Results with Reference Nutrient Intake (RNI)
Mohammed j. Raoof

A Comparative Study of Giardia lamblia Detection by Using of Microscopic, Serologic, and Molecular Methods, In Sulaimani Province
Safin Hamad Ismai and Shahnaz AbdulKadir Ali 

Etiology of Bloody Diarrhea in Children and Prevalence of E. coli O157:H7
Twana Fakhradeen Kareem and Sherko Ali Omer

Assessment of Peripheral Intravenous Cannula Insertion Practice among Health Care Workers of Sulaimani Surgical Teaching Hospital, Sulaimani, Iraq
Khunaw A. Ahmed and Nizar M. T. Hamawandi

Molecular Docking of Selected CD22 Inhibitors Targeting Human CD22 Receptor on B cells
Hawzheen Aziz Muhammad

Evaluation of Serum CA-125 level in Normal and Pre-eclamptic Pregnancies in Sulaimani City
Sallama Kamel Nasir and Iman Abdul Ameer Faraj

The Role of Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking In Keratoconus Management: Based on One-Center Experience in Sulaimani City, Kurdistan Region-Iraq
Kosar Ali Rashid

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Patients on Hemodialysis in Sulaimani City
Mohammed O. Mohammed, Kalthum M Gharib, and Soran M. Gharib

Exploring the Role of Clinical Pharmacist Intervention on the Outcomes of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Zheen Aorahman Ahmed, Zhwan Azad Abdallah, and Tavga Ahmed Aziz

Breast Cancer Metastasis from Primary Gastric Carcinoma: A Case Report 
Sara Jamil Nidhamalddin, Rozhgar Rashid Ali, Hazha Abdullah Mohammed, Hemin Abdulwahab Hassan, and Kalthum Ali