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)

Recently accepted, Volume 13, No.1 , 2023

Effect of Posteroinferior Lag Screw position for Cephalomedullary Nail on Implant Failure and Functional Outcome Compared to the Center-Center position in intertrochanteric fracture

Kardo Mohammed Salih Hassan and Areewan Mohammed Salih Saeed

Incidence and Risk Factors for Acute Kidney Injury in Intensive Care Unit Patients, A Single Center Study in Sulaimaniyah

Shakar Jamal Jalal, Safa Ezzadin Al Mukhtar, and Kawa Hussain Amin

The Effect of Ramadan Fasting on Pregnancy Outcomes During the Second and Third Trimester

Huda Muhaddein Muhammad, Gona Aziz Rahim, and Roshna Ali Muhammad

Correlation of Coronary Calcium Score and Angiographic Findings in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease

Dana Mohammed Saeed, Kawa Tahir Raheem, and Ferman J. Ahmed 

State Of Thyroid Gland Function in Patients Admitted to Coronary Care Unit

Amanj Abubakr Jalal Khaznadar and Zaynab Muhammed Bahadir Baban 

Adverse outcomes of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography at Gastroenterology and Hepatology Centers in Sulaymaniyah and Duhok City

Hoshman Rahman Asaad, Muhsin Abubakr Mohammed, Ali A. Ramadhan, Heero Ismael Faraj, Mohammed Omar Mohammed, Dana Taib Gharib, Jutyar Aziz Husain, and Ari Zuhair Sdiq 

Prevalence of the Subtypes of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder among Diagnosed Patients in the Kurdistan Region in Iraq

Saman Anwar Faraj

The Outcome of SARS-CoV2 Infection among Children with Cancer in Sulaimaniyah Province, Iraq

Khanda Muhammed Abdulla, Khalid Hama Salih, and Bakir Rahim Rashid

Perception of Medical Students and Examiners Towards Objective Structured Clinical Examination: A Feedback for Improvement

Rozhan Nabaz Mohammed Sediq, Jamal Mahmood Salih, Fattah Hama Rahim Fattah, and Adnan Mohammed Hassan

Evaluation of Vitamin D in Mothers and Newborns at Birth in Sulaimani Maternity Teaching Hospital

Diya Yousif Mahmood and Saman Hussein Noori

Coping Strategies Among University Students and Their Relationship with Parenting Styles

Rebwar G. Hama 

Assessment of Factors Affecting The Health-Related Quality of Life In Patients On Maintenance Hemodialysis

Aras Hama Saeed Faraj and Dana Ahmed Sharif

The Weight-Reducing Effect of Endoscopically–Inserted Intragastric Balloons for Obese Patients Failed Weight Control with Lifestyle Modification and Drugs

Hiwa Abubakr Hussein, Bakhtyar Faiq Salim, Mohammad Abdul Rahman Al-Shaikhani, and Aziz Qadir Sleman 

Cesarean Scar Ectopic Pregnancy in Relation to Previous Obstetrical History

Gash Khalid Arif, and Chro Najmaddin Fattah

A Case Study on Retroperitoneal Masses

Taher A. Hussein Hawramy, Dalya T. Aziz, and Dara A. Mohammed  

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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

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Letter to Editor

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. Ahmed, and 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