A Master’s Thesis Discusses (Evaluation of Urinary Tract Infections and Immunological Manifestations of Iraqi patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis).

College of Medicine at Al- Iraqia University, a discussion of thesis of a master’s student in Medical Microbiology Branch (Israa Muhammad Jassim) took place on her thesis tagged (Evaluation of urinary tract infection and immunological profile in Iraqi patients with Rheumatoid arthritis)

The study aimed to: clarify the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis and urinary tract infection and identify the most frequent bacteria causing urinary tract infection in Iraqi patients with rheumatoid arthritis and to measure the level of IL18, IL32, IL37 in patients’ blood serum and investigate whether they are predictive parameters of disease progression and their association with disease activity.

The study found: an increase in the incidence of urinary tract infection in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and E. coli bacteria were the most frequent of the type of Gram-negative bacteria, while Staphylococcus hemolytic was the most frequent of the type of Gram-positive bacteria. The levels of IL18, IL32, and IL37 were higher in the blood serum of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

The study recommended:

Study of other injury factors or other environmental factors for the emergence and progression of rheumatoid arthritis in Iraqi patients.

After listening to the discussion committee’s observations and student’s defense of her thesis with scientific evidence and evidence, the thesis was accepted in form and content, and a master’s degree was awarded to the student with honors.

On this occasion, the Deanship of College of Medicine congratulates Dr. Sana and the researcher Israa for this scientific achievement, wishing them progress and giving in serving the educational process of our country.

The discussion was attended by the Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Ali Saleh Hussein Al-Jubouri, Dean of College of Medicine, Prof. Dr. Jamal Al-Qaisi, his assistant for scientific affairs, Assist. Prof. Dr. Nawar Sahib Khalil, Headead of Medical Microbiology Branch, Prof. Dr. Haifa Mahmoud Fahd, and a number of college professors and students of Graduate Studies.

The discussion committee consisted of:

-Prof. Dr. Batool Matar Mahdi / University of Baghdad _ Al-Kindi College of Medicine _ Chairman.

-Prof. Dr. Yunus Abdul Rahman Rashid / College of Medicine _Al- Iraqia University _ Member

-Assist. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Hussein Musharraf / College of Medicine _Al- Iraqia University _ Member

-Assist. Prof. Dr. Sana Khudair Jamil/College of Medicine_Iraqi University_ Member and Supervisor.

-Nabaa Ihsan Jawad, Ph.D., Department of Medicine, Baghdad Teaching Hospital, member and supervisor.