Sirte Journal of Medical Sciences 2024-07-02T20:56:04+00:00 Prof Dr. Abdallah Mohamed Alhwal Open Journal Systems <p><strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Sirte University Journal of Medical Sciences, a semi-annual refereed medical journal specialized in publishing research and scientific articles in the field of Medicine, Dentistry and Health sciences. It was established by a decision of the University President No. (12) For the year 2021 on 04/05/2021, and the Journal obtained the legal deposit number (991/ 2021) from the National Library.</strong></p> <p><strong>Through the journal, scientific medical research is published, which aims to see the latest medical research and studies and how to deal with diseases and causes, treat them and limit their spread.</strong></p> <p><strong>The Journal targets specialists and specialists in the field of medical and allied sciences to include all medical fields in medicine, dentistry, nursing, applied medical sciences, pharmacy and public health, in addition to researchers in the field of medical sciences.</strong></p> <p><strong>The journal is pleased to invite all researchers to publish their scientific research in it to enrich scientific research in the field of medical sciences.</strong></p> Routine blood tests as a crucial diagnostic tool for COVID-19 2024-07-01T01:06:25+00:00 Khdija Suleman Mohamed Mohamed Ahmed Dow Abdallah I. Abdallah <p>Routine laboratory tests are essential for identifying COVID-19 cases. Reviewing the clinical features of confirmed COVID-19 cases retrospectively can offer valuable insights, the data were collected from 240 files, which included all files from the beginning of the opening of the isolation center in first of June 2020, until the 30<sup>th</sup>&nbsp; of December 2021. Of the 240 cases, 100 cases were dead. Of survived cases, 54% were male and 46% were female. While the dead cases, 56% were male and 44% were female. In conclusion, the blood cell count plays a crucial role in both diagnosing and predicting the outcome of COVID-19, serving as a routine diagnostic tool. Low levels of leukocytes and differential white blood cell count can serve as indicators of a COVID-19 infection, while higher counts may indicate the progression of the disease. Conversely, lymphocyte and D-dimer levels do not provide diagnostic value but are indicative of the severity of COVID-19 cases.</p> 2024-07-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 In-hospital cardiac arrest epidemiology and intervention 2024-07-01T17:00:15+00:00 Ali Ismaeil <p>Introduction: Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the abrupt loss of all cardiac activities as a result of acute heart rhythm disturbance and cessation of respiration, it is the most critical condition that faces any healthcare system, and that requires accurate precise coordinated intervention to achieve a favourable outcome. The epidemiological figures and the survival rates of in-hospital cardiac arrest vary significantly between developed and developing countries owing to the availability of rapid response resuscitation teams and advanced healthcare facilities. This study dictated to examine the epidemiology and the intervention aspects of in-hospital cardiac arrest in the city of Sirte at Ibn Sina Teaching Hospital. Methods: This study is a cross-sectional survey, dedicated to examining the epidemiological and intervention data of in-hospital cardiac arrest at IBN SENA TEACHING HOSPITAL in the city of Sirte, used a data collection form that included details of interest, a total of 591 files for patients who were admitted to the intensive care unit during the study period, 50 cases of cardiac arrest were registered and included in this study for analysis. Results: a total of 50 cases, with an overall incidence of 5.4 cardiac arrests for every 1000 admissions. males were arrested more than females during the study period; 66% males (34 cases) and 32% females (16 cases), the age group that has the highest frequency of cardiac arrest was (&gt;75 years old) group for both sexes, and almost all of the registered cases were in the ICU, even though only 23 cases 46% were resuscitated, respiratory system diseases were the most frequent aetiology for cardiac arrest during the study period, followed by trauma and came 3rd the cardiovascular system diseases, Concomitant comorbidity of HTN and DM represents the most frequent pre-arrest illnesses which, and finally the survival rates were zero. Very important data were missed/undocumented that could improve the survival rates in one way or the other</p> 2024-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024 The Attitude and willingness towards COVID-19 Vaccine in healthcare workers in Sirte, Libya 2024-07-02T20:56:04+00:00 Mohamed Ahmed Dow Mosbah Moftah Saad Aldleoo <p>Healthcare workers (HCWs) are among the groups that were at the forefront of the Corona epidemic. Many of them became infected and sometimes died. Since they are among the most vulnerable to this epidemic, they were among those targeted for the Covid-19 vaccination. This an observational cross-sectional study aims to evaluate the knowledge and attitudes of health care workers at Ibn Sina Hospital in the city of Sirte regarding vaccination against the Coronavirus, and how demographic, professional, or other factors may be affected by differences in knowledge and attitudes related to acceptance of taking the Coronavirus vaccine. The study was targeted 155 participants (mean age 1.97, male 73 (47.1%), female 82 (52.9%). Those who agreed to take the vaccination were (77) and represented (49.7%). Those who did not agree to take the vaccination and answered no were (58) and represent (37.4%). There were (20) of those who were not interested and were hesitant about taking the vaccination or not, representing (12.9%) of the total number in this study.</p> 2024-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2024