Welcome to the Journal of Bahrain Medical Society (JBMS), established in 1989, and is the official journal of Bahrain Medical Society (BMS). The journal is sponsored by the Kanoo Foundation, Bahrain and is published by HealthMinds Consulting Pvt. Ltd, India.

JBMS is an international, open access and peer-reviewed medical journal. The scope of the journal is to publish research that interests the health specialties, both in the academic and clinical practice. Our target readers include all medical and health professionals in the health cluster, such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, applied medical sciences, clinical pharmacology, and public health among many others. The journal is published in print and online.

We publish a wide range of articles, including original research, case reports, and preliminary studies. We do this to complement one of the missions of BMS which is providing quality healthcare through quality medical education.

We have overcome the challenges that we faced in the past years with our current committed and dedicated team of Chief Editor, Deputy Chief Editor, and the Editorial and Advisory Boards.

Further, JBMS has added some exciting new features. We now offer our authors and readers the opportunity to access articles, in our website, before they are published in print. Authors and reviewers can earn CME credits through the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA).

On behalf of the entire JBMS team, I thank you for visiting our online home. We hope you will find JBMS to be a helpful resource for taking your research forward. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries, concerns, or comments you may have.

Dr. Ghada Al Qassim
Journal of The Bahrain Medical Society


It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to this issue of JBMS. This issue has a multidisciplinary nature, comprising original research papers from various disciplines of medicine, such as neonatology, pediatrics, surgery, and psychiatry. Moreover, we are including a remarkable case report that, we hope, would be of great interest to the readers. We are proud to have achieved an average review time of 65 days, particularly, for this issue.

Great news for our authors and reviewers! I'm thrilled to announce that National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) has approved Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as follows:

  • First author: 10 hours
  • Second author: 5 hours
  • Third author and those who follow: 3 hours
  • Reviewers: 5 hours

We are thankful to all the players--the authors, reviewers, board members, and the editorial offic--pursuing this endeavour and making this journal come to life, every quarter. Last, but not least, we are forever grateful for our partnership with HealthMinds Consulting Pvt. Ltd. and the Kanoo Foundation.

We hope that JBMS will become the primary platform for researchers to share their findings with the international community. We are now welcoming submissions for future issues of the journal. Together, let's make research happen.

Current Issues

Tuberculous osteomyelitis of the lumbar spine with discharging sinus

Impact of Fetal Diagnosis on Neonates with Congenital Heart Defects in the Kingdom of Bahrain