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Distribution of zooplankton in the Al-Hawizah, Al-Hammar marshes and Al-Izze river South of Iraq

Author: S. G. Ajeel, T.A.Khalaf, H. H. Mohammad and M.F.Abbas
Journal: Marsh Bulletin مجلة الاهوار ISSN: 18169848 Year: 2006 Volume: 1 Issue: 2 Pages: 140-153
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

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Samples of zooplankton were collected seasonally from seven stations in the marshes South of Iraq. For the period from December 2003 to November 2004, by plankton net 120 micron mish-size. Water temperature, salinity and pH were recorded at each station. The population density of zooplankton ranged between 52 ind./ m3 at station 5 (Al-Barga region) during Autumn, to 3309 ind /m3 at station 2 (Al-Turaba region) during Spring2004. Crustacea was the dominated group in all stations because the Copepoda was very abundant and its comprised 62.4%, 67%, 89.9%, 62.5%, 31.5%, 49.9%, and 64.9%, in stations (1,2,3,4,5,6,7)respectively. The density of zooplankton is governed inversely by water temperature and to lesser extent by salinity. A total of 18 species of Cladocera belonging to 12 genera were identified in the area, 5 species are new records to the Iraqimarshes.

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marshes --- ranged --- zooplankton --- Al-Hawizah --- Al-Hammar


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Histopathological Study of BCC in Rizgari Teaching Hospital

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This study include (66) case of Basal cell carcinoma (BCC). The age of the patients ranged from (21 – 80) year. The highest percentage of patients was seen related to the age group (61 – 70) year. The total male to female ratio was 1.1:1. The most common histological type was the solid and the most common site of occurrence was the nose. No significant difference was found between site distribution and sex of the patients. The percentage of cases with apparent palisading pattern was (83.1%) and mostly seen related to the solid type. Significant difference was found between peripheral palisading pattern and histological types of BCC. Most cases showed apparent inflammatory reaction, no pigmentation, and involved margin by tumor cells. No significant difference was found between inflammatory reaction, presence of pigmentation, involvement of surgical margins, and histological types of BCC.This study include (66) case of Basal cell carcinoma (BCC). The age of the patients ranged from (21 – 80) year. The highest percentage of patients was seen related to the age group (61 – 70) year. The total male to female ratio was 1.1:1. The most common histological type was the solid and the most common site of occurrence was the nose. No significant difference was found between site distribution and sex of the patients. The percentage of cases with apparent palisading pattern was (83.1%) and mostly seen related to the solid type. Significant difference was found between peripheral palisading pattern and histological types of BCC. Most cases showed apparent inflammatory reaction, no pigmentation, and involved margin by tumor cells. No significant difference was found between inflammatory reaction, presence of pigmentation, involvement of surgical margins, and histological types of BCC.Key wards: Skin cancer, BCC.


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Species Identification and Strain Differentiation of Dermatophyte by (GACA)4-Primer based PCR
تشخيص انواع الفطريات الجلدية وتمايز سلالاتها باستخدام التفاعل التسلسلي (GACA)4للبوليمراز المعتمد على البادئ

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Dermatophytes are a group of morphologically and physiologically related molds some of which cause well defined infections: dermatophytoses (tineas or ringworm). The present study aims at identification of dermatophytes species and varieties from patients in Wasit province-Iraq using molecular approach based PCR fingerprint.The short oligonucleotide (GACA)4 is a microsatellite primer was used in this study for identification of dermatophyte isolates. The results identified different species and varieties among dermatophytes. The numbers of resulting PCR bands ranged from 1 to 4 (size range, 600bp to 1600bp) for each species. The resulting patterns were distinct for Trichophyton and Microsporum species and varieties. Trichophyton soudanense and Trichophyton verrucosum revealed distinguishable profiles with four largest bands (800bp to 1900bp) among Trichophyton species. (GACA)4 is able to amplify all species of Microsporum producing intraspecies variation which is observed with Microsporum canis (rough strain) and Microsporum canis (smooth strain), all of which had different band pattern. We conclude that (GACA)4-based PCR has utility as a rapid method for identification of dermatophytes species as well as its utility for differentiation of Trichophyton and Microspmoru species and varieties.

تعد الفطريات الجلدية اعفان مرتبطة من الناحيتين الشكلية والوظيفية ويسبب بعضها أصابات واضحة منها القوباء الحلقية. تهدف هذه الدراسة الى تشخيص انواع وضروب الفطريات الجلدية المعزولة من مرضى محافظة واسط في العراق باستخدام طريقة البصمة الوراثية المعتمدة على التفاعل التسلسلي للبوليمراز. اظهر التشخيص الوراثي على المستوى الجزيئي باستخدام البصمة الوراثية انماط للحامض النووي منقوص الاوكسجين DNA لكل نوع من الفطريات الجلدية: أستخدم البادئ القصير قليل النيوكليوتيدات (GACA)4 لإيجاد البصمة الوراثية بوصفه بادئا لتشخيص عزلات الفطريات الجلدية. شخصت بهذه الطريقة انواع وضروب مختلفة بين الفطريات الجلدية وتراوح عدد حزم التفاعل التسلسلي للبوليمراز الناتجة من 1-4 حزمة لكل نوع ومدى حجم تراوح ما بين 600 زوج قاعدي الى 1600 زوج قاعدي. كانت نماذج الحزم الناتجة متميزة لأنواع وضروب الـ Trichophytonو Microsporumالتي شخصت بهذه الطريقة. أظهر الـنوعين soudanense Trichophyton و Trichophyton verrucosumطرز متميزة بأربع حزم كبيرة (800 زوج قاعدي الى 1900 زوج قاعدي)بين أنواع الـ .Trichophyton وتمكن البادئ (GACA)4 من تضخيم جميع انواع الـ Microsporum وادى ذلك الى ظهور اختلافات ضمن النوع الواحد والذي لوحظ في النوع M. canis بين سلالته الخشنة والملساء والتي اظهر كل منها حزم مختلفة. نستنتج ان طريقة البصمة الوراثية باستخدام البادئ (GACA)4 طريقة سريعة لتشخيص الفطريات الجلدية كما لها الفائدة في التمايز بين انواع وضروب الجنسين .Trichophyton, Microsporum


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Evaluation of serum anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies level in rheumatoid patients with and without periodontitis

Author: Fatin M. Jarallah فاتن جار الله
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2012 Volume: 24 Issue: 4 Pages: 83-87
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontitis (PD) are widely prevalent diseases and are characterized bytissue destruction due to chronic inflammation. Recently, there is growing evidence that the two diseases sharemany pathological features. An association between periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis has been consideredmany years ago. The current study was established to evaluate the serum ACCP levels in rheumatoid arthritis patientswith and without periodontitis, in addition to study the correlation between serum ACCP levels and periodontalparameters.Subjects and methods: A total of 95 subjects were enrolled in this study, age ranged (35 – 55) years divided into 3groups: Group I consist of 45 rheumatoid arthritis patients with periodontitis, while group II consist of 35 rheumatoidarthritis patients without periodontitis and group ÉÉÉ which consist of 15 apparently- healthy controls. . Periodontalparameters used in this study were plaque index (PI), gingival index (GI), probing pocket depth (PPD), clinicalattachment level (CAL) and bleeding on probing (BOP). Blood samples were collected from each subject todetermine serum concentrations of ACCP by means of enzyme-linked immune-sorbent assay (ELISA).Results: present study revealed that serum ACCP levels were significantly higher in rheumatoid patients withperiodontitis (P<0.001) than that in other two groups. Regarding the correlation between serum ACCP levels andperiodontal parameters, the current study showed positive correlation between serum ACCP and each of plaqueindex, gingival index and probing pocket depth.Conclusion: The current results provide strong evidence of association between periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis,and suggested that periodontitis may play an important role in activation and triggering immune response

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Background: Rheumatoid arthritis --- RA and periodontitis --- PD are widely prevalent diseases and are characterized by tissue destruction due to chronic inflammation. Recently --- there is growing evidence that the two diseases share many pathological features. An association between periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis has been considered many years ago. The current study was established to evaluate the serum ACCP levels in rheumatoid arthritis patients with and without periodontitis --- in addition to study the correlation between serum ACCP levels and periodontal parameters. Subjects and methods: A total of 95 subjects were enrolled in this study --- age ranged --- 35 – 55 years divided into 3 groups: Group I consist of 45 rheumatoid arthritis patients with periodontitis --- while group II consist of 35 rheumatoid arthritis patients without periodontitis and group ÉÉÉ which consist of 15 apparently- healthy controls. . Periodontal parameters used in this study were plaque index --- PI --- gingival index --- GI --- probing pocket depth --- PPD --- clinical attachment level --- CAL and bleeding on probing --- BOP. Blood samples were collected from each subject to determine serum concentrations of ACCP by means of enzyme-linked immune-sorbent assay --- ELISA. Results: present study revealed that serum ACCP levels were significantly higher in rheumatoid patients with periodontitis --- P<0.001 than that in other two groups. Regarding the correlation between serum ACCP levels and periodontal parameters --- the current study showed positive correlation between serum ACCP and each of plaque index --- gingival index and probing pocket depth. Conclusion: The current results provide strong evidence of association between periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis --- and suggested that periodontitis may play an important role in activation and triggering immune response

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