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Assessment of side effects of venesection (phlebotomy) procedure in Iraqi patients presenting with erythrocytosis: single center experience

Authors: Eaman Marouf Muhammad --- Raid Ahmed Alrubaye --- Alaa Fadhil Alwan
Journal: Iraq Joural of Hematology المجلة العراقية لامراض الدم ISSN: 20728069/25432702 Year: 2015 Volume: 4 Issue: 1 Pages: 61-66
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية

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Background: Venesection or phlebotomy is generally considered to be a safe method, butoccasionally adverse effects of varying severity may occur during or at the end of the procedure.Objectives: The aim of the study was to estimate the frequency and type of adverse eventsoccurring during venesection and to assess the practices which would help to minimize them.Materials and methods: This is prospective single-center study was conducted from October2011 to November 2012 at the emergency unit of the national center of hematology in Baghdad.All phlebotomies procedures made at the center were analyzed. All adverse events occurringduring or at the end of procedure were registered by using a standardized questionnaire.Results: Overall 3 adverse events were reported in relation to 960 venesections done, resulting inan overall adverse event rate of 0.3125%, that is, an incidence of 1 in every 320 venesections.One adverse effect was presyncopal symptoms of mild intensity, and the other two that observedwere extravasation at site of puncture.Conclusions: Only 0.3% of phlebotomies were complicated by adverse events which were verymild and easily managed. Our study confirms the fact that venesection procedure is a very safemethod which could be made even more event-free by following certain friendly, reassuring andcompetent practices.


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The Value of Free Thyroid Hormones and Aspartate Aminotransferase in Vaginal Washing Fluid for Detection of Preterm Pre-Labor Rupture of Membrane

Author: Maha Mohamed Jasim Al-Bayati*, Eaman Marouf Muhammad**, Athmar Maamon Salman**
Journal: Iraqi Academic Scientific Journal المجلة العراقية للاختصاصات الطبية ISSN: 16088360 Year: 2019 Volume: 18 Issue: 1 Pages: 52-58
Publisher: The Iraqi Borad for Medical Specialization المجلس العراقي للاختصاصات الطبية

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ABSTRACT:BACKGROUND:Preterm pre-labor rupture of membrane occurs in about 2% of all pregnancies. The most frequentconsequences of preterm pre-labor rupture of membrane is preterm delivery, sepsis and pulmonaryhypoplasia. The correct diagnosis of preterm pre-labor rupture of membrane is crucial and successfulmanagement will be based upon it.OBJECTIVE:To determine whether measurement of vaginal washing fluid aspartate aminotransferase(AST) ,free triiodothyronine (free T3) and thyroxin(free T4) were useful tests for the diagnosis of pretermpre-labor rupture of membrane.STUDY DESIGN: A case - control study.SETTING: :This study was conducted at department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of AL-Yarmoukteaching Hospital and National center for DiabetesPATIENTS, MATERIALS AND METHODS:It included hundred pregnant women with a gestational age ranging between 24 - 36+6 weeks. Theywere divided into two groups, the study group which included fifty pregnant women presented withpreterm pre-labor rupture of membrane and the control group which includes fifty pregnant womenwithout any complaint, matched for gestational age. All women underwent sterile speculum vaginalexamination. Free triiodothyronine and free thyroxin levels were measured by using Enzyme immuneassay method, and aspartate aminotransferase level was measured by using colorimetric method, invaginal washing fluid.RESULTS:Vaginal washing fluid free T3, free T4 and AST levels were significantly higher in the study group(1.15), (0.071), (4.9) respectively compared with the control group (0.93), (0.048), (4.5) respectively.Vaginal washing fluid free T4 having the largest area under the curve on receiver operatingcharacteristic curve (ROC) analysis (P<0.001). ROC curve analysis showed that free T3 validityresults in predicting preterm pre labor rupture of membrane among pregnant women were (cut-off1.07pg/ml, sensitivity 88%, specificity 76% and accuracy 82%), free T4 validity results were (cutoff0.055pg/ml, sensitivity 84%, specificity 80% and accuracy 82%) and AST validity resultswere (cut-off 4.9IU/L, sensitivity 52%, specificity 80% and accuracy 66%).CONCLUSION:Measurement of aspartate aminotransferase free triiodothyronine , and thyroxin in vaginal washingfluid of suspected and diagnosed patient presented with preterm pre labor rupture of membranefound to be a useful markers for the diagnosis of preterm pre labor rupture of membrane..


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The impact of Helicobacter pylori infection on iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy

Authors: Miami Abdul Hassan Ali --- Eaman Marouf Muhammad --- Ban Hadi Hameed --- Hala Hashim Hasoobe
Journal: Iraq Joural of Hematology المجلة العراقية لامراض الدم ISSN: 20728069/25432702 Year: 2017 Volume: 6 Issue: 2 Pages: 60-64
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية

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BACKGROUND: Anemia in pregnancy has different adverse effects on pregnancy outcome, andiron deficiency anemia (IDA) is the most common cause of anemia during pregnancy. Recent studieshave suggested an association between Helicobacter pylori and IDA during pregnancy.OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of H. pylori infection on IDA in pregnancy.PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a case–control study carried out at Al‑Yarmouk TeachingHospital between January 1 and August 1, 2016. The study included 100 pregnant women dividedinto two groups: control group with normal hemoglobin (Hb) and a study group with IDA. Both groupswere subjected to H. Pylori test.RESULTS: The mean Hb level of the patients was 9.4 ± 0.8 g/dl. Fifty cases had an Hblevel <11 g/dl and fifty cases with Hb ≥11 gm/dl. Thirty‑two percentage of the study group wereseropositive for anti‑H. pylori IgA compared to 4% of the control group, and this difference wasstatistically significant at P < 0.001.CONCLUSION: There was a positive correlation between IDA during pregnancy and H. pylori‑positivecases.

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