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Mosul, Iraq

The University of Mosul is a public university located in Mosul. It is one of the largest educational and research centers in the Middle East, and the second largest in Iraq, behind the University of Baghdad.The University of Mosul was closed by the ISIL regime in 2014. Wikipedia.

Saeed B.M.N.,University of Mosul
European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology | Year: 2012

It is a retrospective analysis of cases of endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) in whom stents were not inserted after completion of surgery for the last 2 years. Thirty-five patients were included in this study, and selection of patients was done depending on both clinical findings preoperatively and on the operative findings during surgery. These criteria ensure that the level of obstruction is postsaccal, and good surgical procedure with maximal sac exposure and marsupialization. When all criteria were present, stents were not inserted. Follow-ups range from 6 to 12 months (average of 8 months). Success was determined by symptomatic relief of epiphora and dacryocystitis, together with the endoscopic findings of free passage of the fluorescein dye that is applied to the conjunctiva to the nasal cavity. In this study, all the patients had both symptomatic and clinical improvements making the success rate 100%. As a conclusion, stents are not always necessary after endoscopic DCR. © 2011 Springer-Verlag. Source

Mohammed J.R.,University of Mosul
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters | Year: 2012

A simple technique for obtaining wide-angular nulling in the sum and difference patterns of the monopulse antenna is presented. This technique involves the addition of two elements, one at each end of the monopulse antenna array, which together produce a cosine pattern used for obtaining wide-angular nulls. By adjusting the amplitude of the excitation of the two-element auxiliary array, it is possible to modify the overall array pattern to place wide angular nulls in the directions of undesired interference signals. © 2002-2011 IEEE. Source

Al-Amr M.O.,University of Mosul
Computers and Mathematics with Applications | Year: 2015

In this paper, the modified simple equation method (MSEM) is applied to construct exact solutions of the generalized (2+1)-dimensional nonlinear evolution equations (NLEEs) involving parameters via the (2+1)-dimensional Calogero-Bogoyavlenskii-Schiff (CBS) equation, the (2+1)-dimensional breaking soliton equation and the (2+1)-dimensional Bogoyavlenskii's breaking soliton equation. The solitary wave solutions are derived from the exact solutions by assigning special values of the parameters. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Al-Zacko S.M.,University of Mosul
Burns | Year: 2013

Background Marjolin's ulcer, a term used to describe a malignancy arising in chronic ulcers of the skin, sinuses, scar tissue, and especially burns scars. The majority of burn scar carcinomas are seen after a lag period in burns that were not grafted following injury. Objective To describe the epidemiology and its clinical characteristics of patients with Marjolin's ulcer arising in a chronic burn scar. Design and patients A case series study was done at Al-Jumhoori Teaching Hospital Burn Center, identifying 27 patients with chronic burn scar that underwent malignant transformation into a carcinoma, from January 1992 to December 2011. Data related to patients were retrieved from their medical records. All lesions were secondary to burns from various causes. All patients were proven to have malignancy by biopsy. Results Of the 27 Marjolin's ulcer patients, 18 were males and 9 were female (male to female ratio 2:1), and the mean age was 42.7 years (range: 18-80 years). Upon histological examination, all were diagnosed as well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. The lower limb was most frequently affected (81.5%). Treatment of the neoplasm consisted of excision and grafting in 81.5%, radiotherapy in 11.1% and amputation in 7.4%. Local recurrence was noted in 22.2%, and lymph node metastasis in 11.1%. Conclusion Chronic ulcer that undergoes malignant change was a common finding in the present study. All suspected masses or ulcers within chronic burn scars should be promptly biopsied. © 2013 Published by Elsevier Ltd and ISBI. Source

Majid O.W.,University of Mosul
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Year: 2011

Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to compare the effect of submucosal versus intramuscular administration of dexamethasone sodium phosphate on patients' quality of life after surgical removal of impacted lower third molars. Patients and Methods: A randomized, non-blind, clinical trial was planned. The sample was composed of patients requiring extraction under local anesthesia of a single partial bony impacted mandibular third molar with Class II or III and position B or C, according to the Pell and Gregory classification. The patients were randomly distributed into 1 of 3 groups: submucosal dexamethasone, intramuscular dexamethasone, and a control group that received no steroid. A modified translated questionnaire was used to assess the patients' perception regarding different quality of life dimensions. In addition, the objective measurements of facial pain, swelling, and trismus were performed on days 1, 3, and 7 postoperatively. Results: A total of 33 subjects requiring surgical removal of a single impacted mandibular third molar under local anesthesia were included in the present study. Both dexamethasone groups showed a significant reduction in swelling and pain compared with the control group at all intervals (P <.05). Submucosal dexamethasone provided significant improvement in trismus compared with the control group on day 1 postoperatively (P =.026). Both dexamethasone groups showed a highly significant difference in the effect on quality of life and the duration of effect in all subscale scores (P <.01) except for the "speech" and "appearance" subscales. The effect was comparable between the 2 treated groups in all parameters. The effect of the 2 routes of dexamethasone was also comparable for all parameters. Conclusions: Submucosal injection of dexamethasone 4 mg is an effective therapeutic strategy for improving the quality of life after surgical removal of impacted lower third molars with a comparable effect on postoperative sequelae to intramuscular injection. It offers a simple, safe, painless, noninvasive, and cost effective therapeutic option for moderate and severe cases. © 2011 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Source

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