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Research Line

The Goals of Research Plan

  • Improve the health and well-being of all children and adolescents by advancing research advocating for children and providing the country best primary and specialty pediatric clinical care.
  • providing care of the highest order to the infants and children in the community as well as clinical tertiary care centers through researching the health problems in our community and finding solutions for the pediatric health problem
  • Provide pediatric education to medical students, residents, subspecialty fellows, practicing pediatricians and other healthcare providers using the latest resources and learning methods.

The broad lines of the  research 

The research goal for The Department of Pediatrics is to develop the infrastructure for research interests that include:

  1. Screening for behavioral disorders in children.
  2. Neonatal morbidity and mortality.
  3. Anemia in children.
  4. Spectrum of infectious diseases in children.
  5. Nutritional disorders in children.
  6. Growth of children in Basra.
  7. Cancer in children.
  8. Other important aspects of childhood diseases as respiratory and neurological diseases.
  1. Researches 

Anemia in children: 

  1. Persistent Splenomegaly in Sickle Cell Anemia
  2. Serum Magnesium Level in Sickle Cell Anemia

 Nutritional disorders in children:

  1. Antioxidants in Malnourished Children
  2. Trace Elements in Malnourished Children
  3. Urinary Secretary Ig A Level in  Malnourished Children
  4. The Incidence of Malnutrition Among Children Admitted to Pediatrics Wards

Growth of children in Basra: 

  1. Growth Hormone Deficiency in Short Stature

Cancer research

  1. CD Markers in Acute Leukemia
  2. Cardiomyopathy in Children with Cancer
  3. Ototoxicity in Patients with Cancer Treated with Platinum Compounds
  4. Isolation of Microorganism at the Site of Peripheral Intravenous Line in Patients with Neutropenia

Neonatal morbidity and mortality:

  1. Lipid Profile in Infants of Diabetic Mothers
  2. Cardiomyopathy in Neonatal Asphyxia
  3. Hypernatremia in Neonatal Jaundice


  1. Antioxidant Level Among Passive Smokers
  2. Vitamin D Level in Epileptic Child
  3. Vitamin D Level in Children with Recurrent Wheeze

  1. Place of Research 
  2. Hospitals
  3. Laboratories
  4. Primary Health Care Centers
  5. Schools
  6. Community
  1. Equipments for the research
  2. Questionnaires
  3. Equipments in medical laboratories
  1. Duration of Research
  • Ranging from 1-2 years