Sudan medical journal

Publisher: Jamʻīyah al-Ṭibbīyah al-Sūdānīyah

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Other titles Majalah al-Lībiyah al-Soudāniyah
ISSN 0491-4481
OCLC 32563125
Material type Periodical
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) are important public health problem in Sudan with a prevalence of 10.2 per 1000. Objectives To establish a hospital based registry for patients with RHD and to describe clinical and echocardiographic features of the patients. Methods All patients with the diagnosis of ARF (with carditis) and RHD seen at Jaafar Ibn Ouf Children’s Hospital and Sudan Heart Centre ________________________________ Corresponding author Sulafa Ali Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist at Sudan Heart Centre and Professor at the University of Khartoum, PO Box 102, Sudan Email: from January 2012 to May 2014 were prospectively included using a questionnaire. Results In the study period a total of 370 patients were seen. The age ranged 4-18 years. Thirty-seven patients (4.8%) were 5 years of age or less. Most patients (80%) had RHD and 20% had ARF. RHD was mild in 8% and moderate to severe 92%. Mitral regurgitation (MR) was found in 75% (isolated in 40% and combined with aortic regurgitation in 35%). Of patients who needed surgery only 7% were operated on. Secondary prophylaxis coverage was less than 80% of the scheduled doses in 51% of patients. Conclusion Most patients present with severe RHD dominated by MR and AR. Secondary prophylaxis coverage is poor. It is strongly recommended to consolidate programs RHD
    Sudan medical journal 12/2014; SMJ 2014;50 (3)(50):151-154.
  • Sudan medical journal 05/2014; 7(2):1000-1004.
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Medical students are the source of a country's surgeons. There are concerns regarding a possible decline in the proportion of students choosing surgery as a career in some developing countries. Objective: To identify the level of interest in surgical careers and the factors influence a student's interest in pursuing a surgical career in Sudan. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in September 2013 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan. A self administered questionnaire was distributed to 887 male and female students, (from first to fifth academic years) recruited in the study. Results: Response rate was 73% with 647 questionnaires were collected, out of 887 medical students. Of the returned questionnaires, 604 were valid. Most of the students have decided upon a specialty 541 (89.6%) while 63 (10.4%) did not. Two hundred (36.9%) out of the 541 respondents stated that surgery is their choice for specialty. General Surgery was the popular surgical specialty (48%), followed by Cardiothoracic Surgery (16.5%), Neurosurgery (11%) and Orthopedics (10.5%). Compared with students interested in a career in other medical specialties, those interested in surgery were younger (Pre-clerkship students). Conclusion: Surgery is the most popular choice of postgraduate training by medical students. Fewer than half of the medical students who choose surgery were willing to consider general surgery as a future career choice. Financial reasons and advice from of others were considered by many students as important factors to select surgery.
    Sudan medical journal 04/2014; 50(1):26-31.

  • Sudan medical journal 04/2014; 50(1).