Cihan University-Erbil Scientific Journal 2023-01-09T05:56:32+00:00 Prof. Amjad Sabir Al-Dalawi Open Journal Systems <p>Cihan University-Erbil Scientific journal (CUESJ) is a biannual academic journal published by the Cihan University-Erbil. CUESJ a periodical journal publishes original researches in all areas of Science, Engineering and Technology. CUESJ is a Peer-Reviewed Open Access journal with Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). CUESJ provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full text of research articles without requiring a subscription to the journal, and has neither article processing charge (APC) nor article submission charge (ASC). CUESJ applies the highest standards to everything it does and adopts IEEE citation/referencing style. CUESJ Section Policy includes three types of publications; Articles, Review Articles, and Letters. CUESJ has a print-ISSN: <a href="">2519-6979</a>. It is a member of the ROAD with e-ISSN: <a href="">2707-6377</a> and a member of the Crossref with a doi: <a href="">10.24086/issn.2519-6979</a>.</p> Using Factor Analysis to Determine the Most Important Factors Affecting Student Absenteeism at Cihan University- Erbil 2022-07-12T19:54:15+00:00 Hawkar Q. Birdawod <p>The review of the relevant literature reveals that the issue of absenteeism among students was not new. The researcher intended to explore the factors affecting absenteeism and to find a solution to solve this issue. For this purpose, a mixed methods research was designed. To analyze this problem, both quantitative and qualitative research methods were adopted in this study. In quantitative approach a close ended questionnaire was developed to collect data. The sample comprised of 470 students out of total population of (4892). A descriptive and inferential statistical techniques were used to analyze the data. ‎Transcriptions were analyzed through Thematic Description Approach under the qualitative ‎methods using IBM SPSS version 25.0. The results revealed significant factors of the phenomenon. It was delimited to the Cihan University-Erbil only, but the findings can be generalized all over Kurdistan Region, because of the many similarities in our educational system (examination, large scale assessment and resources).</p> 2022-07-10T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Proteinase Inhibitors of Pigeonpea cv. BSMR 736: Characterization and Bioefficacy Against Helicoverpa Armigera 2022-09-19T19:04:53+00:00 Faiyaz K. Shaikh Sarwan W. Bradosty Prafull P. Gadge Bhimrao V. Jaiwal Manohar V. Padul Ajit B. Patil <p>Pigeonpea is an agriculturally important leguminous crop with high vulnerability to insect pest attack specifically, Helicoverpa armigera. The proteinase inhibitors (PIs) mediated host plant resistance against insect pests is a promising sustainable agricultural research practice. The current study was carried out to perceive biochemical characterization of proteinase inhibitors named PPTI in the pigeonpea (cv. BSMR 736). The purification of PPTI from crude protein seed extract was achieved by acetone precipitation, N-LP-IEF, and trypsin affinity chromatography. It was found to inhibit bovine trypsin and HaGPs in vitro. The optimal conditions for inhibition were pH 8 and temperature 40ºC. The PPTI showed four isoinhibitors bands on native, non-reducing and reducing SDS-PAGE in the range of 26.7–19.3 KDa. Upon resolution on two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE), PPTI produced nine pI variant spots having isoelectric point (pI) 6.6, 6.6, 6.3, 6.1, 5.9, 5.8, 5.7, 5.6 and 5.6. An artificial diet containing PPTI reduced the H. armigera larval weight about 69%, with 25% mortality. For eco-friendly sustainable agricultural practices, natural compounds like PPTI could be expressed in transgenic crops to prevent the invasion of H. armigera in pigeonpea.</p> 2022-08-01T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Design of RF Frontend Unit to Avoid Intermodulation Using Arduino Uno 2022-08-11T16:24:34+00:00 Adil H. Mohammed Yazen S. Almashhadani Ahmad N. Abdulfattah <p>Designing a Radio Frequency (RF) front end is vastly realized for determining the level of integration that is required in the signal chain inside the receivers to be idealistic. The receivers is susceptible to harmful intermodulation due to nonlinear RF front ends. In this paper, intermodulation distortion is avoided by a selective prototype hardware design of RF fort end which is connected with the Arduino Uno for controlling the power levels. The measurements are tested out as a result of injecting a signals within x-band frequencies and chosen different power levels are assumed. These measurements is revealed an accepted results for the intermodulation avoidance.</p> 2022-08-10T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Empower E-wallets Payment System by using Secured Hybrid Approach of Online and Offline Services 2022-08-11T18:11:02+00:00 Mohammed H. Shukur Reem J. Ismail Laith R. Flaih <p>Payment mechanisms are migrated to mobile devices as e-commerce grows, creating e-wallets. The current e-wallet payment solutions are based on online-connected smartphones. The transaction is completed using a mobile application, which requires a GPRS and Wi-Fi connection. People around the world are becoming more interested in e-wallets. Nevertheless, in Iraq, it grows slower than in other parts of the world after survey is done to ascertain the primary elements influencing Iraqis’ adoption of electronic wallets. This paper proposes a design of e-wallet Mobile app offering online to offline (O2O) payments that aim to replace traditional e-wallet, credit cards, debit cards, and cash using offline connectivity, near-field communication (NFC), and SMS-based payment mechanisms that are independent of internet connection.</p> 2022-08-05T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Essential Pheromonal Elements of the Mouse Preputial Gland in Castrated Treated Mice 2022-08-16T08:14:18+00:00 Merza H. Homady Ali A. Majeed Maysoon T. Al-Haideri‎ Mustafa T. Younis‎ <p>The present study investigated the 1effects of both castration and manipulation of castrated1 subjects with 0.1 ml of 50µg/kg/day of testosterone at 3 weeks of age for 6 weeks on the pheromonal and histological structure of male mice preputial gland. &nbsp;&nbsp;The preputial gland results from the control intact group showed that six essential pheromonal compounds are present, whereas the glandular structure revealed well-developed acini with basement membrane and connective tissue around most of them. These findings also showed that castration has deleterious effects on the essential pheromonal compounds which are reduced to two compounds only (the α.-Farnesene and 1- Tetradecanol) as well as the histological sections from such subject appeared many atrophied vacuolated acini. On the other hand, treatment of castrated animals with such dose of testosterone did not show any marked effects on the essential pheromonal compounds but it was able to restore the activities of acinar development as showed by many hypertrophied alveoli.</p> 2022-08-20T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Route Discovery Development for Multiple Destination Using Artificial Ant Colony 2022-08-16T08:19:12+00:00 Reem J. Ismail Mohammed H. Shukur Samar J. Ismael <p>Smart cities need a smart applications for the citizen, not just digital devices. Smart applications will provide a decision-making to users by using artificial intelligence. Many real-world services for online shopping and delivery systems were used and attracted customers, especially after the Covid-19 pandemics when people prefer to keep social distance and minimize social places visiting. These services need to discover the shortest path for the delivery driver to visit multiple destinations and serve the customers. The aim of this research is to develop the route discovery for multiple-destination by using ACO Algorithm for Multiple destination route planning. ACO Algorithm for Multiple destination route planning develops the Google MAP application to optimize the route when it is used for multiple destinations and when the route is updated with a new destination. The results show improvement in the multiple destination route discovery when the shortest path and the sequence order of cities are found. In conclusion, the ACO Algorithm for Multiple destination route planning simulation results could be used with the Google Map application and provide an artificial decision for the citizen of Erbil city.&nbsp; Finally, we discuss our vision for future development.</p> 2022-08-20T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Detecting Denial of Service Attacks in Internet of Things Using Software-Defined Networking and Ensemble Learning 2022-08-16T15:19:20+00:00 Adil H. Mohammed Shima Rashidi Yusra A. Salih <p class="Abstract"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-weight: normal;">The Internet of Things (IoT) is a novel approach to automate connections between smart devices without involving humans. The utilization of this structure is growing, and its application range is continually expanding. We confront additional issues as the usage of these networks grows, such as the presence of attackers and combating their attacks. These networks' performance may be improved, and their development can be accelerated, with new solutions to these difficulties. A new method for improving IoT security is proposed in this research, which is based on software-based network and collaborative learning. The suggested solution divides the network domain into numerous subdomains, each with its own controller for exchanging security rules with other subdomains. All of a subnet's node traffic is routed through the subnet's control node in this topology. As a result, each controller node employs an integrated learning model to continually evaluate network traffic data and detect assaults. This learning model incorporates an artificial neural network, a decision tree, and a New Biz model that uses statistical information gathered from each data stream to identify the likely existence of assaults. NSL-KDD database data was utilised to assess the proposed method's performance, and its accuracy in identifying denial of service attacks was compared to earlier approaches.</span></p> 2022-08-20T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Serum Fibroblast Growth Factors 23, Chemerin, and Vitamin D Levels in Patients with Psoriasis 2022-08-16T15:20:51+00:00 Shatha N. Tawfeeq Moayad M. Al Anzy Entedhar R. Sarhat <p>The aim of the study was to compare the levels of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) and chemerin, as well as Vitamin D in psoriasis sufferers and healthy controls. From 2021 to 2022, ninety subjects were studied. The study comprised 45 individuals with psoriasis and 45 healthy controls. Serum fasting FGF23 and chemerin levels of the study group were examined by sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The results demonstrate that the mean serum FGF23 and chemerin quantities in psoriasis patients were greater than in controls, with a statistically significant. Patients with psoriasis, on the other hand, had considerably lower blood Vitamin D levels than healthy controls. These findings demonstrate that psoriatic patients have lower Vitamin D levels than healthy controls, and they add to the growing body of data linking FGF23, chemerin Vitamin D levels, and the course of psoriasis.</p> 2022-08-20T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A Microbiological Survey of Ear Infections in Inhabitants of Erbil City 2022-08-22T15:33:00+00:00 Treska D. kamil Ameena S. M. Juma Muhsin H. Ubeid <p>this study was carried out to indicate the number of infected individuals with ear infection from different genders and ages determine the antibiotic sociability for the ear swab bacterial isolates. A total of 82 ear swabs were obtained in Erbil City from various hospitals and labs. Males made up 48 (59%) of the 81 samples, while females made up 33 (41%). 0-10 years had the most bacteria isolated from ear swabs, followed by 11-20 years and then 21-40 years. Pseudomonas spp. were the most prevalent bacteria found in all of the swabs (43 percent). Pathogenic bacteria were found in 70% of the samples, while no growth was seen in 30% of the swabs. Many bacterial isolates were found to be sensitive to the antibiotic Amikacin, which was determined to have the best effect on 35 of them. Clotrimazole was shown to be the least effective antibiotic on numerous bacterial strains, with 19 being resistant.</p> 2022-08-20T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Green Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Using Zingiber Officinale Rhizomes Aqueous Extract and its Gastroprotective Activity Against Ethanol-Produced Stomach Ulcer in Rodents 2022-08-22T16:55:29+00:00 Suhayla H. Shareef Ismail N.M. Hadi Mustafa A. Badeea ‎ Mahmood A. Abdulla <p>Synthesis of gold nanoparticles exhibition wide range of bioactivities and was conventionally used for the remedy of numerous disorders. Our study aims to measure the gastroprotective effect of synthesized gold nanoparticles on absolute ethanol-induced stomach ulceration in rats. The rats were noticeably administered with two doses of gold nanoparticles (175 ppm and 350 ppm) with absolute alcohol and&nbsp;showed a significant improvement in the adverse effect of ethanol-produced stomach damage as confirmed by decreasing ulcer index&nbsp;and raising % of ulcer prevention. Increased mucus pH of stomach content reduced ulcerated portion, condensed or nonappearance of&nbsp;edema, and white blood cells permeation subcutaneous layer. In gastric tissue homogenate, synthesized gold nanoparticles presented&nbsp;a substantial increase in superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) actions, and a substantial lessening of malondialdehyde (MDA)&nbsp;amount. Besides, gold nanoparticle increases the intensity of periodic acid Schiff stained (PAS) of the gastric epithelium of the stomach.&nbsp;Gold nanoparticles confirmed gastro-protective effects which might be qualified to its antioxidant, increase mucus secretion, increase&nbsp;endogenous enzymes (SOD and CAT), and reduce MDA quantity.</p> 2022-08-22T16:55:26+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Study of Shear Transfer in Modified Push-Off Members Using Finite Elements Method 2022-08-31T06:10:12+00:00 Sabih H. Muhodir <p>This paper aims to investigate numerical study onto the behavior of modified push-off specimens under the action of direct shear stress. Based on the tow-dimensional finite element model developed in this research, the contribution of the aggregate interlock to resist the shear stress along the shear plane, the effect of existing of the compressive stress acting across the shear plane, the effect of the parallel reinforcement in resisting shear stress, the effect of the shear reinforcement parameter, the strains in the concrete and steel and the actual distribution of the shear stress along the shear plane were studied. To verify the accuracy and applicability of the suggested finite element model, a comparison between the results obtained in this study and those obtained experimentally by other authors was carried out. Comparison showed that the finite element results were in good agreement with the experimental results. It has been found that, for modified push-off specimens of groups without shear reinforcement across the shear plane the diagonal tension crack within the shear plane occurred at the load level which is closely to the ultimate shear strength respectively, while for specimens with both shear and parallel reinforcement , the first crack formed at about (33.7% - 53.0%) of the ultimate strength , also the investigation showed that the presenting of the shear reinforcement normal to the shear plane are significantly increased the shear transfer stress for all levels of loading.</p> 2022-08-27T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Green Network Panoramic Vision 2022-09-08T06:01:33+00:00 Seema K. Alfaris <p>Most cities worldwide suffer from the unequal distribution of urban areas and country areas around them and the growth of dangerous environmental issues. One of the primary causes of the imbalance is the continued expansion of building blocks and urban development against the open spaces and green areas either in or out of cities. Furthermore, the natural landscape, in general, has a significant impact on protecting the climate from rising temperatures and pollutants. So the aim of this research is to identify a panoramic vision of a green network and get to ‎use sustainable land in a strong and socially solid society. ‎ As a result, the research problem reads: there is dispersion and disintegration in urban open space planning and its development. To solve the research problem, a hypothesis is proposed stating that “the absence of a panoramic vision of green networks and disconnection with the surrounding region is one of the most important causes of dispersion in those spaces”. Erbil city is one of the Iraqi cities in the northern part, was chosen as a case study to examine the green network components or elements. The results showed that Erbil has many aspects of the green network. This study offers some suggestions to fulfill the missing parts of it.</p> 2022-09-10T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A Comparison of Chemical Compounds between Anti-Diabetic Drug and Some Medicinal Plants 2022-09-16T18:20:02+00:00 Ali M. Hussein Rayan S. Salahalddin Zhala B. Taha Hawri A. Majeed Ali J. Muhialdin Rahman K. Faraj <p>Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a kind of diabetes marked by high blood sugar, insulin, and insulin insufficiency. Adult-onset diabetes is another name for it. Increased thirst, frequent urination, and unexplained weight loss are common indications and symptoms. Metformin side&nbsp;effects include metallic taste, weakness, diarrhea, stomach upset, lactic acidosis, and vomiting. Two other side effects are asthenia and&nbsp;a Vitamin B12 deficiency. Many recent studies and most health experts recommend basil seed as a better Metformin substitute. The research investigates why patients who consume basil seeds have a similar response to those who take Metformin. The methodology of the study consisted of two main steps, first step is to analyze basil and use HPLC to determine its chemical components. The second step is to compare the broken-down components to Metformin-composed materials, which is done by diluting with methanol/water (50:50 v/v) and removing the fat layer using 20 mL hexane. The findings showed that basil seed and Metformin had the most similar component structure, thus the foundlings concluded that patients had the same responses without the Metformin side effects, implying that basil&nbsp;seed stabilizes blood sugar levels.</p> 2022-09-20T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Different Concentrations of Honey's Antimicrobial Activity Against ‎Staphylococcus Aureus by HPLC Determination 2022-09-25T16:03:27+00:00 Raid D. Thanoon Abdalmuhaymen S. Alshaeen Hasnaa ‎ R. Abdullah Laith A. Abdulhussain Wurood ‎ J. Mohammed Abdullah‎ B. Hassan <p>Honey has been used in ancient times as a treatment. It is used for healing wounds and also can be used as antiseptic to kill bacteria and other microorganisms. The aim of this study was to examine the activity of honey as a bactericidal and bacteriostatic and to measure the most active compounds of honey with highly bacterial inhibition zone using HPLC technique. In this experiment and the honey was used to check whether the honey can be used as an antimicrobial agent or not. First by well diffusion method is done by adding different concentrations of honey (25, 75, 100, 125, 150, 200, microliter). Th results showed a little inhibition zone for the three types of honey but in different size for each type. The industrial honey showed the largest effect. Different concentrations were used (10 %, 30 % 50%). The antibiotic sensitivity was applied, the result showed only two resistant antibiotics (Azithromycin and Erythromycin). The concentration of Catalase, Amylase, Invertase, Glucose oxidase in honey tested by HPLC and showed the concentration of each substance cons of catalase = (32877 ÷ 170253 ) x 20 = 3.862 u/ml; cons of amylase = (136985 ÷ 180849) x 20 = 15.149 u/ml; cons of Invertase = (58466&nbsp; ÷ 193624) x 20 = 6.039 u/ml; cons of glucose peroxide = (105204 ÷ 163245) x 20 =12.889 u/ml. Moreover, the presence of gluconic acid ‘Organic acid’ gives the honey its acidic characteristic which is about 3.2 pH.</p> 2022-09-25T16:03:24+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Apply Parametric Shared Frailty Models to Colorectal Cancer Patients 2022-10-31T11:17:19+00:00 Hevi J. Hameed Mohammad M. Faqe <p>&nbsp;Colorectal cancer is a combination of colon and rectal cancer that indicates an abnormal growth of cells in either the colon or rectum and is named according to its original location. After treatment, cancer may return to the primary site of the original tumor or to a different location in the body once or more, which is called recurrent. This paper aimed to model this type of data from 128 colorectal cancer patients collected at Hiwa hospital in Sulaimani considering the gamma shared and inverse Gaussian shared frailty models for analyzing the patient’s survival times with colorectal cancer recurrence and estimate the prognostic factor’s impact on their survival. Comparison of the results of these models with those without a frailty model using Weibull, log-logistic, and lognormal as a baseline distribution. To identify the best model for the data the (AIC) Akaike Information Criterion and (BIC) Bayesian Information Criterion were also used. Results showed that the cancer stage was the only significant factor affecting survival in recurrent events, as well as evidence of existing heterogeneity in colorectal patients. According to (AIC) and (BIC), the Weibull as baseline distribution with shared Gamma frailty model proved the most efficient model for the colorectal recurrent data. In Conclusion, the shared frailty model is better than no frailty when analyzing this type of data.</p> 2022-11-01T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Preventive Effects of Urtica dioica ‎Extract and Nanoparticle on Oxidative Stress ‎and Lipid Profile in Hyperlipidemic Male ‎Rats 2022-10-31T11:21:06+00:00 Banw A. Othman Nadir M. Nanakali <p>Cardiovascular diseases are the&nbsp;major factor in human premature death and disability and they&nbsp;are becoming more common worldwide. Individual atherosclerosis risk factors such obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and smoking all lead to an increase in oxidative stress. As a result, oxidative stress is thought to be a major factor in the development of atherosclerosis. Heart disease risk factors that have been well-documented include elevated blood lipid levels. Significant gaps in the treatment of CVDs still exist, in addition to making healthy lifestyle changes and using lipid-lowering medications as part of primary CVD prevention and therapy regimens.&nbsp;Natural extracts are a rich source of biomolecules that can be used as complex reagents for the biogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles as well as antioxidant medicines or dietary supplements. The current study estimates the anti-oxidant and protective activity of <em>Urica dioica</em> 200mg/kg extract water and ethanol with its silver nanoparticles 15mg/kg on lipid profile in induced hyperlipidemia rats feeding on high fat diet then evaluate lipid profile and MDA, SOD and GSH of the serum after 40 days, also characterization of AgNPs done by UV-Vis absorption, FTIR, XRD and SEM. The result&nbsp;demonstrates that the successful synthesis of NPs and Urtica dioica has a favorable impact on lipid profile and can function as a good antioxidant that can be employed as a protective agent against rising lipids and oxidative stress. However, further research studies need to investigate the safety and activity of different dose of AgNPS of <em>Urtica dioica.</em></p> 2022-11-01T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Use of Tobit and Logistic Regression Models to Study Factors that Affect Blood Pressure in Cardiac Patients 2022-11-23T06:37:06+00:00 Bekhal S. Sedeeq Banaz W. Y. Meran <p>This research witnessed using the Tobit and logistic regression models to study the factors that affect blood pressure in cardiac patients. The data have been collected, from 500 patients with heart disease in hospital-heart center - Erbil. The two levels of blood pressure, low and high blood pressures, were taken from the patients, as dependent variables and some, independent variables (Gender, Age, Urea, Cholesterol, Creatinine, and Weight). The researcher found that the median of blood pressure by means of arterial pressure (MAP) equation contains each of high and low blood pressures differently because the threshold point was determined to be (99.33), which is equal to,12/8 mmHg, which is the normal amount of blood pressure. The aim of this research is to explain the main concepts and processes of Tobit regression analysis (Censored- and Truncated) and logistic regression analysis, which is used for knowing which factors of independent variables has more effect on the response variables (blood pressure), and to compare the outcomes of the two models (Tobit regression and logistic regression) in order to determine which of the models best fits our data in which AIC and BIC are used. The researcher reached a conclusion that the logistic regression model best fits our data compared with Tobit regression, and it arrived at the results obtained by utilizing the statistical packages in R programming, MATLAB and Statistical Packages of Social Sciences (SPSS) V.26, which was used to analyze data from our research</p> 2022-11-20T15:43:41+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Influence of the COVID-19 Lockdown on the Lifestyles and Eating Behavior of Cihan University Students 2022-12-24T16:35:27+00:00 Yaseen Galali Salih M.S. Zebari Kazhin Younis Zainab Rizgar Nareen Sidiq Brwa Taha <p>Recent studies found that a city confinement as a result to Covid-19 outbreak resulted on eating and lifestyle behavior changes. This study investigated the influence of lockdown on eating and life style changes.&nbsp; A cross-sectional study was done from December 18, 2021, to February 20, 2022.&nbsp; The research composed of three parts. Part I &nbsp;(6 questions) contained socio-demographic statues; section two (11 questions) studied dietary behavior through that included) a&nbsp;Mediterranean diet (MD) adherence using 14-scaled items with an MD screener tool ranging from 0 to 13; and section three (12 questions) studying lifestyle habit changes such as physical activity, sleeping habits, and smoking habits. The results showed that, 17% (63) of individuals that believed their lifestyle had improved, while 38.6% (143) stated it had worsened. Specifically, during lockdown, the physical activity frequency seems &nbsp;reduced from 50% (185) to 33% (127), and sleeping hours for those sleeping more than 9 hours were dramatically raised from 17% to 31.4%. In terms of eating habits, 36.8% of participants stated appetite improvement, whereas 22.7% reported a decrease. The appetite change during confinement &nbsp;was not connected with body mass index, although it was significantly associated with weight change (p =0.0001). Similarly, 47% of participant&nbsp;said they had gained weight. The data also showed that 67% (248) medium adhered to MD diet. Thus, the Covid-19 lockdown has negatively affected both lifestyle and eating behavior of the students.</p> 2022-11-30T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Relationship between Sera Vitamin D, Calcium, and Magnesium Levels in Pregnant Women with and without Postpartum Depression 2022-12-20T09:48:05+00:00 Hataw A. Mohammed Hero H. Muhammed Saed Bushra M. Jarallah <p>Postpartum depression (PPD) is a significant mental health case after childbirth, distinguished by behavioral changes and emotional disturbance. PPD is a significant public issue estimated to affect 10–15% of women worldwide.&nbsp;The study's objective was to investigate whether low sera concentrations of vitamin D, calcium, and magnesium during the third trimester of pregnancy are associated with PPD. The study population included eighty pregnant women between the ages of 25 to 35 years. They were divided into two groups (control and depressed group). Simple samples technique collecting was used for serum collecting from the two groups. When the blood samples were taken, vitamin D level was determined using an ELISA device. Calcium and magnesium were measured by using the spectrophotometric method. A health questionnaire structure was used for screening depression after birth. After measuring pregnancy serum concentrations of vitamin D of (40) pregnant control and (40) pregnant with PPD, we found that there was no significant relationship between vitamin D concentrations and risk of PPD (<em>p</em>= 0.6497). Statistical analysis indicated the significant differences (<em>p</em>= 0.0003) between sera calcium levels of the control group as compared with the depressed group. Significant differences (<em>p</em>= 0.0005) in magnesium levels between the two groups were observed. Our study detected that vitamin D concentrations in the serum of women during their last trimester of pregnancy had no statistical link with their risk of PPD. Whereas direct associated with calcium and magnesium deficiency in the third trimester of pregnancy and the incidence of PPD were reported.</p> 2022-12-20T09:48:03+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Pre and Early Post-Operative Iron Assessment in Obese Patients Underwent Laparoscopic Sleeve Gasterctomy 2023-01-09T05:51:39+00:00 Salih M. S. Zebari Nashwan Q. Mahgoob Maryam N. Qahtan Noorhan M. Jassim Hafsa O. Adil Amenah Q. Hashim <p>Obesity is a chronic disease associated with mortality and morbidity. Bariatric surgery (BS) as a long-term weight reduction treatment has been increased. This study investigated the early state of iron storage and deficiency in patients underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). Thirty patients were selected as a prospective study underwent LSG according to specialized inclusion and exclusion criteria at Soran Private Hospital in Erbil, from 1/1/2021 to 1/9/2021 after signing a consent form. All selected patients underwent preoperative and three months’ post-operative hemoglobin (Hb), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), and serum ferritin (SF) assessments. They were instructed to follow specialized diet regimen for three months’ post-operative and not to take any drugs and supplements. Results showed a strong positive correlation between preoperative and postoperative assessment for both Hb and MCV respectively (r= 0.72; P &lt; 0.001), (r= 0.76; P &lt; 0.001), and a moderate correlation for SF (r= 0.41; P &lt; 0.024). &nbsp;Significant difference (P &lt; 0.05) was found between preoperative and postoperative for the three markers (Hb, MCV and SF). Their values were decreased from preoperative to postoperative for the majority of the cases, but they were still within the normal range. The finding demonstrated that after three months from LSG, no patients showed iron deficiency anaemia. However, there was decrease in SF level which indicated that the storage capacity of iron was decreasing. This suggest that the iron supplement has to be started since the food regime followed in by the patients was not sufficient to maintain normal iron level.</p> 2022-12-30T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Grid to Ground Solutions in Construction Projects 2023-01-09T05:56:32+00:00 Shamal F. Ahmed <p>Nowadays, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) techniques are considered the cornerstones in the field of surveying and civil engineering industry. At present, a plethora of companies is employing GNSS in their daily activities. The engineering construction projects are designed based on ground distances although rapid static works on grid coordinate system, where the distances between points vary from the ground. The established control points should be compatible with the design by converting distances to ground. This study investigates the effect of the scale factor (SF) to reduce the linear distortion when grid is converted to ground. For this purpose, eight different distances from 64.858 m to 887.974 m were taken with rapid static method. The results reveal that whereas the distances are increased, the difference between the grid and ground is proportional, and for the smallest distance, the difference was 54 mm and for the largest was 398 mm. Besides, the grid distances were converted to ground distances using the combined SFs that works as a divider; the average difference was decreased from 175 mm to 45 mm, and the maximum difference was decreased from 398 mm to 85 mm.</p> 2022-12-30T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A Proposed Model for Build a Secure Restful API to Connect between Server Side and Mobile Application Using Laravel Framework with Flutter Toolkits 2022-10-03T14:58:22+00:00 Osama M.A. AL-atraqchi <p>Any business these days need a mobile application connected with central database, like E-commerce, E-Learning, Restaurant applications …etc., and in order to create a professional application -connected with backend, Restful API is needed, therefore, choose the best languages, tools and frameworks to build a mobile application in the client side, and Database, API and Dashboard in the backend is crucial. this paper proposed a model to create a Cross-platform mobile application using Flutter Framework with some packages like http to connect with API, (flutter_secure_storage) to store a token and (GetX) for state management and MVC Architectural style, beside using Laravel framework with MySQL database to build an Restful API and the dashboard in the backend, and for make a system for Rules and permissions, Spatie package has been used&nbsp; with Laravel, as well as use Sanctum for Authentication and Authorization system to protect the APIs with JWT, the result is build a full stack application (frontend and Backend)&nbsp; called (My Services), which is a kind of Ecommerce application for services only in less than one month.</p> 2022-08-20T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## FANET Drone’s Data Applications, Mobility Models and Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11n Standards for Real and Non-Real Time Traffic 2022-10-03T14:59:08+00:00 Ghassan A. QasMarrogy Areen J. Fadhil <p>Data traffic is the most important data transmission between users inside every network, these data traffic can be videos, files, voice, pictures, and many more, that divided into two types, real-time and non-real-time traffic. Most real-time traffic data has a low tolerance for the delay during transmission as they need to be fast received between communication devices. In this paper, a comprehensive analysis will be made to evaluate the two types of data transmitted through FANET drones, with different mobility models and two types of IEEE 802.11 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz by using OLSR routing protocol. Metrics such as delay and throughput will be measured. This paper gives an important overview of how real and non-real-time traffic will be handled during data transmission in FANET networks.</p> 2022-08-22T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A Review on the Structure, Application and Performance of the Passive Microstrip Devices 2022-09-19T19:26:56+00:00 Abbas Rezaei Salah I. Yahya <p>Microstrip technology is widely applied for design and implementation of several communication devices such as filters, diplexers, triplexers, multiplexers, couplers, etc. They are utilized to isolate desired signals and remove disturbing signals. The layout of filters, diplexers and triplexers have two, three and four ports, respectively. Passive filters have at least one pass channel, whereas diplexers have at least two channels to transmit the desired signal, and multiplexers have more passbands with more channels. In order to implement the passive components, first a cell called resonator must be designed. Creativity is very important in resonator design. It must be small and novel to get a better device than previous works. Therefore, the layout of previous reported resonator, used in passive microstrip devices, are studied in this work. There is a fierce competition among designers to miniaturize and increase the device performance. Hence we will investigate them, from the point of view size and performance, in this work. Some diplexers are multi-channel, which are more difficult to design than two-channel diplexers. Therefore, the multi-channel diplexers are less reported than the two-channel diplexers. The design of multiplexers is also very difficult because several channels must be controlled. Hence, they are less designed than filters and diplexers. The diplexers can be bandpass-bandpass or lowpass-bandpass, where the latest is less designed. This is because designing a lowpass-bandpass diplexer needs lowpass and bandpass resonators, whereas the design of a bandpass-bandpass diplexer needs only a bandpass resonator.</p> 2022-09-20T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##