Prevalence of Vertebral Compression Fracture Among Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients in Sulaymaniyah

Hemn Hassan Mohamed; Raouf Rahim Merza

Volume 7, Issue 4 , December 2022, , Pages 123-130

  Background: The risk of fractured vertebral increases in patients with rheumatoid arthritis as they are more likely to suffer from osteopenia, and osteoporosis.Objectives: This study aimed to investigating the rate and risk factors of vertebral fractures in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.Methods: ...  Read More

The Time Lag Between the Onset of Symptoms and Diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis in Sulaymaniyah Province, Iraq

Raouf Rahim Merza; Lawen Jamal Mustafa

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2022, , Pages 63-68

  Background: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic, progressive, and disabling disease among rheumatological diseases.Objectives: Current study aimed to investigate the Time lag between the onset of symptoms and final diagnosis of AS, and also identify the factors that contribute to that delay in Sulaymaniyah ...  Read More