The First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital, Karak, Jordan, 09/11/2014 اليوم العلمي الأول لمستشفى الكرك الحكومي

Abstract books of the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital 2014

Abstract books of the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital 2014

Scientific Day's Committees and Topics Yesterday, I had the honor of being a participant in the first scientific day of the Karak Governmental hospital. I was not only a member of the organizing committee, but also, a speaker in one paper, and co-author in two others. The event was under the patronage of the minister of Health, Dr. Ali Hiasat. However, he could not come and sent the Head of the Directorate of Health of Karak Governorate, Dr. Haitham Al-Mohesen. The event was organized with the help of the Jordanian Hematology Society headed by Prof. Abdullah Abbadi. The president of Mutah University, Prof. Rida Khawaldeh, and Prof. Zouhair Ammarin, the dean of the faculty of Medicine at Mutah University attended the inauguration ceremony.

From the second person in the right side of the photo: Prof. Abdullah Abbadi, President of the Jordanian Society of Hematology, Prof. Rida Khawaldeh, President of Mutah University, and Dr. Zouhair Ammarin, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Mutah University.

From the second person in the right side of the photo: Prof. Abdullah Abbadi, President of the Jordanian Society of Hematology, Prof. Rida Khawaldeh, President of Mutah University, and Dr. Zouhair Ammarin, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Mutah University.

This was the first time ever for the Karak Governmental hospital to organize a scientific day. I was lucky enough that this coincided with my being an intern in this hospital. Five of my fellow interns and I were given the chance to present three researches of ours. I certainly thank Dr. Zakaria Al-Nawaiseh, the Manger of the Karak Governmental and the President of the scientific day. I also thank Dr. Hani Al-Hamaidah, the head of the scientific committee and the dean of the faculty of Pharmacy at Mutah University.

Schedule of the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital 2014

The schedule

Dr. Zakaria Al-Nawiseh, the Manger of the Karak Governmental and the President of the scientific day.

Dr. Zakaria Al-Nawiseh, the Manger of the Karak Governmental and the President of the scientific day: Certainly, he will be remembered for having organized the first scientific day in the history of Karak Governmental hospital!

 Dr. Hani Al-Hamaidah, the head of the scientific committee and the dean of the faculty of Pharmacy at Mutah University.

Dr. Hani Al-Hamaidah, the head of the scientific committee and the dean of the faculty of Pharmacy at Mutah University.

Prof. Abdullah Abaddi while giving his lecture about Stems Cells in Jordan الأستاذ الدكتور عبدالله العبادي ومحاضرة رائعة عن واقع الخلايا الجذعية في الأردن

Prof. Abdullah Abaddi while giving his lecture about Stems Cells in Jordan

 

My role in the organizing committee was to design and prepare the abstract book of the scientific day. Yes, it took me a lot of time. However, I learnt many new techniques in Microsoft Word, and gained a considerable experience on how to organize a schedule and deal with a lot of abstracts. The organizing company of the event, “Around the World Company for Conferences”, actually added the very beautiful upper and lower margins for each page. Also, they designed a cover pages of the abstract book. I was really impressed by this company, not only because of the previous, but also by the overall professional organization of the scientific day. Thank you! I wrote my name at the end page of the book and I put an ad to my facebook page Medical Conferences in Jordan(to keep updated with medical conferences in Jordan). The company did not remove it. However, they used a new design for the cover page.

Abstract book designed and prepared by Dr. Jameel Hijazeen.  Medical Conferences in Jordan(to keep updated with medical conferences in Jordan). My design for the Cover Page of the Abstract Book of The First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital:

The First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital

This is the abstract of the paper that I presented:

Did finishing the psychiatry clerkship improve the attitudes of medical students at Mutah University toward Psychiatry?

Jameel Hijazeen, MD1; Fadi Farah, MD1; Hossam Abed, MD*1; Noor Samarrai2; Radwan Bani Mustafa, MD3.

1 Interns, Ministry of Health, Jordan.
2Fifth-year medical student, Mutah University, Karak, Jordan.
3 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Internal Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
*Sixth-year medical students at Mutah University at the time this study was conducted

Background: Countries around the world, especially low- to middle-income ones, face a shortage of psychiatrists. Psychiatry has always been an unfavorable specialty for many medical students. Several studies have confirmed that psychiatry training and exposure is associated with the development or increase of positive attitudes toward psychiatry Objective: To investigate if the fifth-year psychiatry clerkship is associated with an improvement of the attitudes of medical students toward psychiatry. Methods: A total of 200 4th-, 5th-, and 6th-year medical students participated in our study. Of the sample, 102 (51.0%) were females, and 98 (49.0%) were males. Our study questionnaire included the Attitudes toward Psychiatry-30 items (ATP-30) scale. This is a commonly used and validated scale for assessing the attitudes of medical students toward psychiatry. Results: Analysis showed that there is a positive and statistically significant increase in the ATP-30 mean score of students after finishing the psychiatry clerkship (t= -2.277, p=0.024). This statistical significance in the increase of positive attitudes was found among male students (t=-3.070, 0.003) but not among female students (t=-0.121, p=0.904). Conclusions: Like many researches from countries around the world, our results showed that having finished the psychiatry rotation was associated with the development of positive attitudes toward psychiatry. Our research identified some of the negative attitudes and misconceptions that students have about psychiatry. By identifying and addressing them in the future, we hope that this will translate into more positive attitudes of our students toward psychiatry. Indirectly, we hope that this will translate to more students choosing psychiatry as a specialty. Keywords: psychiatry, attitudes, medical students.

The first slide in my presentation: Did finishing the psychiatry clerkship improve the attitudes of medical students at Mutah University toward Psychiatry?

The first slide in my presentation: Did finishing the psychiatry clerkship improve the attitudes of medical students at Mutah University toward Psychiatry?

Certificate of a Lecturer - Dr. Jameel Khaleel Hijazeen - Lecturer د. جميل خليل حجازين - محاضر

Certificate of a Lecturer – Dr. Jameel Khaleel Hijazeen – Lecturer د. جميل خليل حجازين – محاضر

What each lecturer in the scientific day got

What each lecturer in the scientific day got

Dr. Fadi Farah and I, with our great supervisor Dr. Radwan Bani Mustafa.

Dr. Fadi Farah and I, with our great supervisor Dr. Radwan Bani Mustafa.

The other two papers that my friends presented, and in which I am a co-author:

Social Phobia among Students at two Jordanian Universities

Radwan Bani Mustafa, MD1; Jameel Hijazeen, MD2; HossamAbed, MD2; Fadi Farah, MD2; Hibatullah Abu El Haija3; Hanan Omari, Ph.D.4; Ayman Mansour, Ph.D.5.
1 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Internal Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
2 Interns, Ministry of Health, Jordan.
3 Sixth-year medical student, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
4 Educational Consultant, German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Amman, Jordan.
5
Professor of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
Sixth-year medical students at Mutah University at the time this study was conducted.Speaker

Dr. Hossam Abed presenting the results our study about social phobia under the supervison of Dr. Radwan Bani Mustafa د. حسام عابد

Dr. Hossam Abed presenting the results our study about social phobia under the supervison of Dr. Radwan Bani Mustafa د. حسام عابد

 

Drug Treatment of Hypertension with Complications in Patients admitted into Jordanian Governmental Hospitals

Oday Al-Ma’aitah, MD1; Imad Farjou, MD, Ph.D.2; Jameel Hijazeen, MD1; Mahmoud Abuznaid, MD†3; Ahmed Abo.sharak, MD1; Khaled AlShar’ ,MD4.
1 Interns, Ministry of Health, Jordan.
2 The study supervisor, Prof. of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Mutah University, Karak, Jordan.
GP, Al-Hannan Private Hospital, Amman, Jordan.
4 Intern, Prince Rashed Bin Al-Hasan Military Hospital, the Jordanian Royal Medical Services, Irbid, Jordan.
*** Medical students at Mutah University at the time this study was conducted. Intern at Al-Bashir Governmental Hospital at the time this study was conducted.

Systemic hypertension is a major public health problem worldwide. It is a leading factor for coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, renal disease, and retinopathy. This study aimed to explore hypertension complications among hospitalized hypertensive patients. Also, it aimed to identify the treatment of hypertension employed by these patients and compare the incidence of complications among different treatment groups. Our study was a cross-sectional study that we conducted at Al-Karak and Al-Bashir Governmental Teaching Hospitals in the period from October 2011 till March 2013. Our sample consisted of 162 patients; 96 males (59%) and 66 females (40.7%). Age of patients ranged from 40-100 years (mean of 65± 12.0 years). The percentages of patients on mono-, double-, triple-, and quadruple-therapy were 44.4%, 34.6%, 17.3%, and 3.7% respectively. Diuretics were the most commonly used drugs in 107 patients (35%), followed by ACEI/ARBS (86 patients, 28.2%), BBs (80 patients, 26.2%), and CCBs (32, 10.5%). More males than females were on mono- and double-therapy (84.4% v.s.71.2%). Of the patients on monotherapy (72 patients, 44.4%), the most common drug used is a loop diuretic (27 patients, 37.5%) followed by ACEIs/ARBs (22 patients, 30.6%). The prevalence of complications in patients on monotherapy was higher in patients with loop diuretics )26 patients, 38.2%) than patients on ACEIs/ARBs (19 patients, 27.0%) or BB (19 patients, 27.0%). The most common double therapy combination was a ACEI/ARB and BB (28.6%), followed by Loop & BB (26.8%). The most common triple therapy combination was a loop diuretic, ACE, and BB (28.6%). The most common complication in patients on monotherapy was Angina/ACS (29 patients, 42.6%), followed by CV/TIA (20 patients, 29.4%). The most common complications in patients on double therapy was Angina/ACS (20 patients, 36.4%), followed by decompensated HF (18 patients, 32.7%). The most common complication in patients on triple therapy was decompensated HF (10 patients, 37.0%) followed by CVATIA (8 patients, 29.5%). It is concluded that the prevalence of hypertensive complications decreases as the number of antihypertensive drugs taken increases although the type of complication is not significantly changed.

Keywords: Hypertension complications, uncontrolled blood pressure, treatment

This is a YouTube video of my friend Dr. Oday Ma’aitah while presenting the results:

 

 

Speakers at the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital:

Speakers at the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital - Drs. Oday Maaitah, Hossam Abed, and Jameel Hijazeen

Speakers at the First Scientific Day of the Karak Governmental Hospital – Drs. Oday Maaitah, Hossam Abed, and Jameel Hijazeen

Abstract - Drug Treatment of Hypertension with Complications among Patients admitted into Jordanian Governmental HospitalsAbstract - Social Phobia among Students at Two Jordanian UniversitiesAbstract - Did finishing the pyschiatry clerkship increase the attitudes of medical students at Mutah University toward Pscyhiatry

With this participation, this would be my fourth experience as a speaker in a conference/scientific day: 1) one time at The Ninth Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Medicine at Mu’tah University, Karak, Jordan, April 10-11, 2013. 2) Two times at Sixth Scientific Day of the Faculty of Medicine in Mu’tah University (09.04.2012). How long will it before I achieve my 1,000 expereince? Possible? Who knows!

Finally, these are some great photo from the scientific day, taken elegantly by Dr. Talal Alqaisi:

 

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4 Comments:

  1. We hope to see our university and our hospital here n karak the best of all

  2. Andrey Agapov E-Mail: agaps@list.ru

    Dear Colleagues,

    I am A. Agapov a doctor-therapeutist. Excuse my disturbing you.

    I am looking for **** (he was born on **.**.19** in Al-Karak, national №- ************, passport №- K5*****). Be careful with this man, any money is more expensive for him than doctor’s reputation and people’s respect.

    He had the magistracy by profession “Surgical Stomatology“ in Dnipropetrovsk medical academy of Health Ministry of Ukraine and lived in my flat according to the agreement of the rent till March 2013. Suddenly he went away and didn’t pay: for 1,5 month lease of my flat, electricity and telephone. He didn’t give me my flat’s keys too.

    In the office of Dnipropetrovsk medical academy of Health Ministry of Ukraine they told that he had finished magistracy and returned to Jordan.

    Sum total of debt is 529,00 dollars of USA.

    If he works with you(or you know him) tell him, please that now this affair is studied by competent organs in Jordan, in Kiev and Moscow. He cannot hide himself and all the same he will pay the debt.

    Now his relatives, friends, colleagues and patients will know about such a dishonourable person. I think that it will be very unpleasant for them to know about it.

    Such a respectable name ******* in Al-Karak but he has disgraced it !

    Yours faithfully

    Andrey Agapov

    • Dear Dr. Agapov,

      Thanks for your comment. As I pointed out in the emails that I had sent to you in order to confirm your comment (one of the weirdest that I have ever received in my Blog), I cannot publish comments mentioning the names of people. This can get me to be sued. I wish you all the luck if you was really deceived.

      Regards.

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