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The occupational hazards and diseases among dentists in Mosul City: Musculo– skeletal pain, eye problem and hepatitis

Author: Ghada Dh Al–Sayagh
Journal: Al-Rafidain Dental Journal مجلة الرافدين لطب الأسنان ISSN: 18121217 Year: 2006 Volume: 6 Issue: 8 Pages: 136-145
Publisher: Mosul University جامعة الموصل

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Aims: To evaluate the distribution of the health hazards and diseases among dentists in Mosul Cityaccording to age, sex and number of working hours per week. It also stated the usage of personalprotective measures among dentists. Materials and Methods: The study of population consisted ofone hundred and thirty dentists. The target population comprised dentists who worked in Mosul City.The study was conducted within form of questionnaire. Dentists were asked whether they suffered anyoccupational disease related to a musculo–skeletal pain and its location whether in the back, upperlimbs or lower limbs. Also location of back pain as in the neck, shoulder, thoracic, lumber and sacralregions. Additionally, dentists were asked about eye problem, infectious diseases and if they arewearing medical gloves and masks. Results: The musculo–skeletal pain was the most frequent complaint of the total dentists (63.08%). Back–pain was the most prevalent of the musculo–skeletal disorders among dentists (81.54%) of the total sample and more frequently in the cervical area; i.e., neck and shoulder (66.15%). There was a significant difference between the prevalence of differentmusculo–skeletal pain and the weekly working hours among dentists (p = 0.01). There was asignificant difference between dentists with and without eye problems (p = 0.033). Higher prevalenceof dentists from the total sample did not complain of infectious diseases (82.31%). Dentists whomnever wearing gloves and masks comprised the higher percentages of the total sample (46.15% and 19.23%, respectively). Conclusions: Carrying out their professional work, dentists are exposed to a number of occupational hazards. The study revealed that musculo–skeletal pain was the frequent complaint of dentists and more frequently in the cervical area (neck and shoulders) with a significant association between the number of working hours per week and musculo–skeletal pain in all locations (back, upper limb, lower limb). The majority of the examined dentists complain of eye problem during their practice, whereas most of them never complain any infectious disease. No significant association between dentists wearing gloves but significant association between those wearing masks with the age.


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Post Stroke Shoulder Pain Problem

Author: Zeki Nooh Hassan
Journal: Iraqi Academic Scientific Journal المجلة العراقية للاختصاصات الطبية ISSN: 16088360 Year: 2006 Volume: 5 Issue: 2 Pages: 172-176
Publisher: The Iraqi Borad for Medical Specialization المجلس العراقي للاختصاصات الطبية

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ABSTRACT:BACKGROUND:Shoulder pain is one of the complications that happened in patient suffered of hemiplagia our aim is tostudy this problem in hemiplegics patients due to strokeMETHODS:56 patients affected by different types of stroke were enrolled in this study , each patient wasexamined by neurologist , CT scan then done and referred to a consultant rheumatologist at alkindihospital for assessment of his shoulder area , the patient then investigated thoroughly for his or hershoulder painRESULTS AND CONCLUSION :The study showed high correlation between shoulder pain and older age patients, aphasia, corticalsensory defectsThe study showed that the frozen shoulder is the commonest cause of post stroke shoulder pain

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shoulder pain --- stroke


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Chronic testicular pain a clinico-pathological study

Author: Abdul Salaam Al-Masri عبد السلام المصري
Journal: Annals of the College of Medicine Mosul مجلة طب الموصل ISSN: 00271446 23096217 Year: 2006 Volume: 32 Issue: 1&2 Pages: 41-45
Publisher: Mosul University جامعة الموصل

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Objective: To evaluate the clinico-pathological spectrum and treatment of chronic testicular pain patients.
Methods: A prospective and descriptive case series study, conducted at the out-patient clinic of the department of urology at Al Jumhoury teaching hospital in Mosul, between Jan2000 and Dec 2005. The parameters analyzed include; character of the pain, onset, and duration, patient’s age, occupation, past surgical and medical history, the clinical examination, the investigations and treatment.
Results: Forty five patients were studied, their age ranged from (16 – 68) years, twenty (44%) patients were under the age of 30 years, ten (22%) patients were between (31 - 45) years, and fifteen (34%) patients were above (46) years of age.
The presenting symptom was chronic scrotal pain for more than three months, which is differing in its onset, duration and description. The pain was mainly at the left side, eight (18%) patients had positive clinical findings, 17(38%) patients had positive ultrasonographic pathological findings.
The treatment ranged from psychological (reassurance), physical (antibiotic with chronic analgesia) to surgical intervention for those with positive lesion proved by physical examination and investigations.
Conclusion: Chronic testicular pain patients remain as dilemma to the general practitioners and frustrating clinical problem for urologists.

Key words: Chronic testicular pain, ultrasonography, Varicocele.

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