There are about 27 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Iraq. The country of the clinical trial is determined by the location of where the clinical research is being studied. Most studies are often held in multiple locations & countries.
Background: Keeping mother and newborn skin-to-skin contact (SSC) after birth brings about numerous protective effects; however, it is an intervention that is underutilized in Iraq where a globally considerable rate of maternal and child death has been reported. The present study was carried out in order to assess the effects of mother and newborn skin-to-skin contact on initiation of breastfeeding, newborn temperature, and duration of the third stage of labor. Methods: A quasi-experimental study was conducted on 108 healthy women and their neonates (56 in the intervention group with mother and newborn skin-to-skin contact and 52 in the control group that were provided with routine postpartum care) at maternity teaching hospital of Erbil, Iraq from February to May, 2017. The required data were collected using four instruments. The first instrument was a structured interview to elicit socio-demographic and obstetric characteristics from the participants. The second instrument was a form that was used to assess the duration of the third stage of labor in mothers. The third instrument was a form to record the newborns' axillary temperature. The fourth instrument was the LATCH scale that was employed to assess the success of the first breastfeed.Descriptive relationships between demographic variables and type of care provided for mothers and newborns after birth were explored using means and SD for continuous variables, whilst categorical variables were described using proportions. The relationship between SSC and time to initiate breastfeeding, duration of third stage of labour, success of breastfeeding, newborn hypothermia, and temperature of the newborn 30 minutes after birth were examined using T test and Chi square. In logistic regression model, the effect of SSC and conventional care on outcomes of the study was analysed by adjusting of potential confounders like mother's age, education level, occupation, number of parity, and newborn gender.
The battle of Mosul was characterized by the use of improvised explosive devices, human shields and suicide bombers in an urban setting. It is unclear whether this type of warfare cause more extensive abdominal injuries to civilians than combatants. All patients admitted with penetrating abdominal injury subjected to an exploratory laparotomy at Emergency Hospital, Erbil, between October 17, 2016 and July 16, 2017 will be included. Differences in demographics, injury mechanism, time since injury, clinical status on arrival, intraoperative findings, postoperative complications and outcome will be studied.
The aim of this study is to assess the impact and feasibility of an interdisciplinary group treatment approach, involving psychotherapy and physiotherapy, with survivors of torture that are incarcerated in a prison in Kurdistan, Iraq. The primary aim is to develop initial estimates of treatment effects on symptoms and poor functioning consistent with centralized pain and post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and/or depression. The secondary aim is to assess the feasibility of studying this interdisciplinary treatment program in which local Kurdish psychotherapists and physiotherapists provide a 10-week intervention in a prison, in the Kurdish Sorani language, and to Kurdish participants that present with mental health symptoms, physical complaints, and poor functioning
Although many reports have investigated the relationship between subfertility and uric acid levels in semen, to the best of author knowledge, there is no study have been published to yet focus on the effects of asthenospermia treatments, such as given an oral zinc supplementation, on the activity of urate-related enzymes, which are important in fertility of human.
The aims of this study are to determine the prevalence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy among the diabetic patients, to determine the association between the clinical profiles of the diabetic patients (diabetes type, diabetes duration, HbA1c, body mass index, hypertension, total cholesterol) and the diabetic peripheral neuropathy DPN and the rational poly pharmacy used to control pain.
an interventional study to measure the possible effects of spironolactone ( an aldosterone antagonist) on the incidence of acute kidney injury after coronary angiography
Assessment of the adjuvant use Niclosamide With Etanercept in Rheumatoid Arthritis
The objective of this study is to test the scale structure, reliability, validity and responsiveness to change of the QLQ-CML24 in conjuction with the QLQ-C30 for patients diagnosed with CML, and to investigate longitudinal relationship between satisfaction with information provision and QoL outcomes.
Although several studies have considered the relationship between infertility and semen thiol compounds levels, no study on the effects of asthenospermia treatments such as oral zinc supplementation on thiol related enzymes activity which are important in fertility of the individual has been reported.
This study evaluates intra umbilical vein injection of 800 µg versus 400 µg misoprostol for the treatment of retained placenta to reduce the need of manual removal of placenta under general anaesthesia