An-Najah National University

Suleiman Ibrahim Al-Khalil

Biomedical Scienctist,FIBMS,CCHEM MRSC,

  • Wednesday, March 17, 2010
  • The Antibacterial activity of Aqueous Extraction of Petroselinum crispum(Parsley) and Rhus glabra (Smooth sumac)
  • Published at:The 6th Palmta Conference
  • Throughout history, Parsley Teas have been used mainly as kidney stone, bladder infection, and jaundice medications, as well as digestive aids. Smooth sumac used to treat a large number of ailments, particularly mouth and throat sores, burns, to control diarrhea, and to promote urination.
    The Antibacterial activity of parsley (Petroselinum crispum) and Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra) leaves aqueous extract were examined using agar disc diffusion methods against six bacteria (Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella pneumonia, Pseudomonas aeruginsa). The extract of both plants had inhibitory effect at various concentration (4%, 5%, 7%) for sumac and (1.5%, 2%) for Parsley against both Gram (+) and Gram (-). Based on these results of this study both plants could be considered as potential antibacterial agents which confirms their use in folk Medicine.
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  • Wednesday, March 17, 2010
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) among young school girls in Nablus District
  • Published at:Conference
    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) usually occur as consequences of colonization of the periurethral area by a virulent organism that subsequently gains access to the bladder.
    The prevalence rate of (UTI) varies with age and sex. Due to their anatomy, women especially young develop the conditions much more often than men. An important risk factor in girls is antibiotic therapy which disrupts the normal periurethral flora and enables the growth of pathogenic bacteria.
    The prevalence of UTIs in young female in Nablus was conducted, about 280 urine samples were collected from 5 female elementary schools in Nablus district (Jammaeen, Beta, Al Zenabia, Abd AL Raheem Mahmoud and Asker school) and processed for routine and culture analysis.
    Our Results showed that the ratio of infection ranges from 10%-16% depending on the hygienic and self- clean of young females (8-12 years) old.
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  • Wednesday, March 10, 2010
  • Knowledge and practices of pesticide use among farm workers in the West Bank, Palestine: safety implications
  • Published at:Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine,
  • Objectives   The objectives of this study were to assess the knowledge and practices associated with pesticide use in an agricultural community in Palestine, and to determine the prevalence of self-reported health symptoms related to pesticide exposure.
    Methods   In this cross-sectional questionnaire study, agricultural farm workers in Nablus district, Palestine, were interviewed on their knowledge and practices of pesticide use. Comparisons of knowledge and practices of pesticide use between various groups were performed using the Mann–Whitney U-test or the Kruskal–Wallis rank test of variance. The program of the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 15 was used for data analysis.
    Results   The questionnaire was completed by 381 farm workers. The mean age ± SD of the participants was 38.8 ± 11.8 years. The majority (97.9%) of the participants were male. The mean participant scores for knowledge
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  • Tuesday, October 13, 2009
  • The impact of Israeli Industrial Zone on Environmental and Human Health in Tulkarm City
  • Published at:Proceedings, 2nd International Conference on the Palestinian Environment,An-Najah National University-Nablus- Palestine,P196,2009
  • Abstract:
    The present study was conducted on 2471 subjects ( 250 families) residing in the west of the city of Tulkarm and on 1896 control subject group (200 families) in an urban area within the same district. The main aim was to evaluate the impact of air pollution resulting from the Israeli industrial zone based on the west of Tulkarm city on human health .
    Among the study group disease related symptoms for respiratory , skin and eye symptoms were represented by 7.6% 4.2% and 3.5% ,respectively . In comparison , disease related symptoms among the control group were represented by 2.4% for respiratory tract, 4% for skin
    and 3.5% for eye.
    Differences in the prevalence rates of disease related symptoms were
    significant between the two  studied groups especially for respiratory
    disease related symptoms with a P value of 0.002.
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Suleiman Ibrahim Al-Khalil
Biomedical Scientist,
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