Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences <p>Sudan JMS is a joint project of continuous medical education program at Faculty of Medicine - Omdurman Islamic University, The National Centre for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Ibn Sina Hospital and Omdurman teaching Hospital (Sudan). Sudan JMS is published every three months. High-quality papers written in English or Arabic language dealing with aspects of medical sciences are welcomed. Sudan JMS publishes original articles, case reports, Letter to the Editor, commentaries and peer reviews.</p><p>Other websites related to this journal: <a title="" href="" target="_blank"></a> and <a title="" href="" target="_blank"></a></p> en-US <p>Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the journal.</p><p>This content is freely available and published under a Creative Commons Attribution License.</p> (Editor-in-Chief) (Dr. Aamir Yassin) Sun, 24 Jul 2022 15:48:00 +0000 OJS 60 Medical research and publication in Sudan: What Sudan could reasonably expect to achieve in the longer term, and how? <p>No abstract</p> Ansam Mohamed Abdelaziz Dafalla, Nazik Elmalaika Husain Copyright (c) 2022 Sun, 24 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Thyroid-stimulating hormone suppressive therapy and osteoporosis: A review and meta-analysis <p><strong>Background</strong>: Osteoporosis is a common morbid and mortal disease; thyroidstimulating hormone (TSH) suppression is the state-of-the-art for postoperative differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). However, its association with osteoporosis remains controversial. The current meta-analysis assessed the relationship between TSH suppressive therapy and osteoporosis among patients with DTC.<br><strong>Methods:</strong> We systematically searched PubMed, Cochrane Library, EBSCO, and the first 100 articles in Google Scholar for relevant articles published in English during the period from 2008 to November 2020. The keywords differentiated thyroid cancer, TSH suppression, osteoporosis, low bone mineral density, osteopenia; fracture risk, disturbed bone micro-architecture, bone loss, and trabecular bone were used. One hundred and eighty-four articles were retrieved; of them, fourteen were eligible and met the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The RevMan system was used for data analysis.<br><strong>Results:</strong> We included 36 cohorts from 15 studies, the studies showed higher osteoporosis and osteopenia among TSH-suppressed women, odd ratio, 2.64, 1.48–4.68 and 2.23, 0.33–14.96, respectively. High heterogeneity was observed, I2 = 68% and 96%, respectively). The sub-analysis showed a lower bone mineral density among postmenopausal women at both femoral neck and lumbar spines, odds ratio, –0.02, –0.07 to 0.04, and –0.03, –0.06 to 0.01, I2 for heterogeneity, 69%, and 51% in contrast to men and premenopausal women who showed normal or higher bone density.<br><strong>Conclusion</strong>: TSH suppression for DTC was associated with osteoporosis and osteopenia among postmenopausal women but not premenopausal women or men. Studies focusing on trabecular bone scores are needed.</p> Hyder Osman Mirghani, Albaraa Altowigri Copyright (c) Sun, 24 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 The menace of predatory journals <p>No abstract</p> Prerna Agarwal, Bharti Bhandari Copyright (c) Sun, 24 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Significance of primary fibrinogenolysis <p>No abstract</p> Bashir Abdrhman Bashir Copyright (c) Sun, 24 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000