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Saudi Medical Journal

Suzan M Attar
[No Abstract Available].
July 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Mohammed AlAhmari
[No Abstract Available].
July 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Safana A Al-Rawi, Basil O Saleh, Manwar A Al-Naqqash
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the role of serum anti müllerian hormone (AMH) pre-chemotherapy treatment levels in prediction of post-chemotherapy effect on the ovarian reserve of women with breast cancer. METHODS: This cohort prospective study was carried out at the Biochemistry Department, College of Medicine, University of Baghdad and at the Oncology Clinic, Oncology Teaching Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq. It included 58 women with regular menstrual cycle (25-45 years) who were  newly diagnosed with breast cancer...
July 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Eman A Aljufairi, Sara M George, Safa A Alshaikh, Ameera A Radhi, Rawia M Mohamed
To determine the spectrum of various types of lymphoma in Bahrain according to the latest World Health Organization classification criteria.  Methods: A retrospective review was conducted for all new lymphoma cases diagnosed at Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Bahrain during the period from January 2010 to December 2015.  Results: Two hundred and twenty-one new cases of lymphoma in Bahraini patients were diagnosed in the study period. Eighty patients had Hodgkin lymphoma, 140 had non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and one patient had composite lymphoma...
July 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Khalid A Ahmed, Alia K Alfadhel, Bayan J Mohammed
Intra-parenchymal sialolithiasis and subsequent fibrosis of the submandibular salivary glands is a rare disorder. The resulting swelling, pain, and infection derives affected patients to seek treatment. We present the case of an 85-years-old Saudi male patient who suffered from repeated swelling and infection in the left submandibular region which was misdiagnosed and treated for over 60 years as dental infection, infected skin sebaceous gland or lipoma. The presented case represents the largest intra-glandular submandibular stone with the longest duration ever reported in the medical literature...
July 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Shaker A Majrashi, Ohoud M Al Amoodi
Schistosomal cholecystitis is remarkably uncommon disease which is associated with concomitant gallstone disease. The disease prevails with low socio-economic conditions of population. It is still not clear that the widespread fibrocalcific reaction in the wall of gallbladder and the cystic duct, observed for all the reports, predisposes to cholelithiasis or gallstones coexist. In the present study, we report a case of the Saudi male patient affected with schistosomal granulomatous lithiasic cholecystitis. The patient's  gallbladder was badly inflamed therefore performing a safe cholecystectomy in the patient was extremely difficult...
July 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Mohammed S Ayed, Sami S Shafiq, Hafez M Diab, Ahmed D Alahmari, Darshan D Divakar
To assess the usefulness of periapical dental radiograph as a screening tool aimed at early signs of osteoporosis in postmenopausal periodontal patients  and root surface evaluation using spectrochemical analysis. Methods: This study was conducted at the Department of Periodontics, Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for 12 months between December 2016 and November 2017. Two groups consisted healthy postmenopausal women having chronic periodontitis and postmenopausal women having chronic periodontitis with osteoporosis...
July 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Ayla C Turk, Fusun Sahın, Ferıt K Kucukler, Hulya Devecı
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the relationship between vertebral fracture, degree of kyphosis, and BMD in women living in nursing homes. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hitit University Hospital, Corum, Turkey, betweenJanuary 2014 and January 2015. Of the 126 female patients who participated in the study, 48 lived in nursing homes (nursing-home-group [NHG]), 78 lived in non-nursing home settings (control-group [CG])...
July 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Mohamed N Al-Arifi, Hussain A Al-Omar
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of a multidisciplinary intensive education program (MIEP) on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients' outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective study was used to evaluate the impact of MIEP on T2DM patients' outcomes for between May 2016 and May 2017. Data were collected from the diabetes education clinic in King Saud University Medical City (KSUMC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where patients were referred from diabetes outpatient clinics to the diabetes education clinic to receive MIEP...
July 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Reem Y Aljindan, Nasreldin E Hussein, Hala A Khoudair, Alaa Y Shaikh, Hoda A Hassan, Nawar A Alabdulqader, Mahmoud A Shorman, Baha A Abdalhamid
OBJECTIVES: To detect resistance genes to fluoroquinolones and β-lactams in Salmonella strains from a Saudi hospital. METHODS: From October 2015 to December 2016, a total of 149 Salmonella strains were collected from stool specimens from patients admitted to King Fahad Hospital of the University, AlKhobar, Saudi Arabia using CHROMagar Salmonella. The organism identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing were performed using Vitek 2 system. Strain serogrouping was performed using Wellcolex color Salmonella kit...
July 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Kholod H Sagor, Mohammed A AlAteeq
OBJECTIVES: To explore beliefs, attitudes, and barriers associated with uptake of the seasonal influenza vaccine among visitors to primary healthcare clinics. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional, self-administered questionnaire-based study of 300 people visiting Family Medicine Centers, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, between May 2017 and October 2017. RESULTS: Most respondents reported that they never get vaccinated (63...
July 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Saud Al Sifri, Owayed Al Shammeri, Saleh Al Jaser, Abdullah Alkhenizan, Atif Bin Shafi Shafiurrehman, Bassem Morcos, Sameh Wajih, Ibrahim Elnahal, Martin Horack, Philippe Brudi, Dominik Lautsch, Baishali Ambegaonkar, Ami Vyas, Carl A Baxter, Anselm K Gitt
To provide an overview of the extent of hyperlipidemia in very high-risk patients, and how lipid-lowering therapy (LLT) is used in a real-world setting. Methods: In this multicenter observational study, data were collected from LLT-treated patients with stable CHD or an ACS in Saudi Arabia between 2013 and 2014. Individuals were included if they were greater than 18 years and had a full lipid profile available, recorded either prior to the baseline physician visit (CHD patients) or within 24-hours of admission to hospital (ACS patients)...
July 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Hatice B Altinisik, Ugur Altinisik, Sema Uysal, Suzan Sacar, Tuncer Simsek, Yavuz Demiraran
To evaluated Fetuin-A levels of patients admitted in the intensive care unit with a diagnosis of sepsis. Methods: This study was conducted at the Faculty of Medicine, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Hospital, Çanakkal, Turkey, between February 2015 and October 2015. Forty septic patients were included in the study. Subsequent to clinical suspicion of sepsis, serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin; and white blood cell (WBC) counts were evaluated at 3 time-points: 0 (basal), 24, and 72 hours...
July 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Mashael A Alzanbagi, Asmaa A Milyani, Abdulmoein E Al-Agha
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the growth parameters in congenital adrenal hyperplasia patients in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  Methods: This is a descriptive retrospective study over the period of 5 years. Data analysis was using Statistical Package for Social Science. The study included 90 participants in which 61 were girls and 29 were boys aged 0 to 18 years . They were evaluated in Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic at King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, between January  2012 and January 2017...
July 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Anjum Saeed, Asaad M Assiri, Mona Al Asmi, Anhar Ullah
OBJECTIVES: To observe the frequency of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), pattern of clinical presentation and diagnosis among Saudi children at 2 tertiary carehospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: The database of children admitted or seen, and aged less than 18 years over 5 years period and diagnosed with EoE was collected and reviewed. Patients with esophagitis other than EoE were excluded. Patients who had eosinophils count more than 15/high power field (HPF) on esophageal biopsies were given the diagnosis of EoE...
July 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Eko E Surachmanto, Mochammad Hatta, Andi A Islam, Syarifuddin Wahid
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the correlation between Interleukin 17 (IL-17F) and the level of asthma control. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of 40 subjects who were diagnosed with atopic asthma. All participants were recruited from the Allergy and Immunology Clinic, Prof. R.D. Kandou General Hospital, Manado, Indonesia, between April 2015 and April 2016. Total serum IL-17F measured by using Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay methods; and mRNA IL-17F was obtained by using real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction...
July 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Mohammed M Alhaji, Jackson Tan, Mas Rwa Hamid, James A Timbuak, Lin Naing, Nik Aa Tuah
OBJECTIVES: To determine the average health-related quality of life (HRQOL) score levels and their determinants in patients with predialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted for relevant observational studies published between April 2007 and April 2017 in MEDLINE, EBSCOhost, and CINAHL databases. RESULTS: Thirteen observational studies with a total sample of 8635 subjects comprising 53.3% male with an aggregate mean age of 59...
July 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Hyo H Yoo, Sang Y Lee
[No Abstract Available].
June 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Hyo H Yoo, Sang Y Lee
[No Abstract Available].
June 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Ahmed Al Fagih
[No Abstract Available].
June 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
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