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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874163/family-profile-of-victims-of-child-abuse-and-neglect-in-the-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
#1
Ghulam Nabi, Maha A Almuneef
[No Abstract Available].
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874162/emerging-zika-virus
#2
Sora Yasri, Viroj Wiwanitkit
[No Abstract Available].
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874161/diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-parotid-masses-preliminary-results
#3
Zeynel Yologlu, Hasan Aydin, Nalan A Alp, Bilgin K Aribas, Volkan Kizilgoz, Kemal Arda
To demonstrate the diagnostic potentials of MRI, diffusion weighted imaging (DWI), and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) mapping in the detection of parotid masses correlated to the histopathological results. Methods: Study design was retrospective. Fifteen patients with parotid gland masses were included as the study group and contralateral normal parotis glands of same patients were taken as the control group. Patients with bilateral parotid gland tumors were excluded, 7 right-sided and 8 left-sided parotid masses were included in the research...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874160/microvascular-and-macrovascular-complications-of-type-2-diabetic-mellitus-in-central-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
#4
Aboud F Alaboud, Ayla M Tourkmani, Turki J Alharbi, Aljoharah H Alobikan, Osama Abdelhay, Saad M Al Batal, Hesham I Alkashan, Umar Y Mohammed
To determine the prevalence of macrovascular and microvascular complications of type 2 diabetes mellitus and its associated determinants.  Methods: We evaluated the online medical records of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who have been seen in chronic disease unit between April and June 2014. Seven hundred and forty-eight participants satisfied the inclusion criteria. Of these, 317 (42.4%) were males with a mean age of 57.9 years, 681 (64.3%) were obese with body mass index (BMI) of greater than 30, while only 9...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874159/evaluation-of-genexpert-mtb-rif-for-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-and-rpo-b-gene-in-respiratory-and-non-respiratory-clinical-specimens-at-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-in-saudi-arabia
#5
Ali M Somily, Mazin A Barry, Hanan A Habib, Fawzia E Alotaibi, Fahad A Al-Zamil, Mohammed A Khan, Mohammed S Sarwar, Nawab D Bakhash, Abdulkarim A Alrabiaah, Zahid A Shakoor, Abiola C Senok
To assess the performance of Xpert MTB/RIF, an automated molecular test for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and resistance to rifampin (RIF), against smear microscopy and culture method for diagnosis of MTB infection. Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of 103 respiratory and 137 non-respiratory patient specimens suspected of tuberculosis at King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia performed between April 2014 and March 2015. Each sample underwent smear microscopy, mycobacterial culture, and GeneXpert MTB/RIF test...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874158/urogenital-myiasis-caused-by-psychoda-albipennis
#6
Mehmet G Culha, Kamuran Turker, Sule Ozsoy, Ege C Serefoglu
Myiasis is a parasitic infestation of vertebrate animals caused by the eggs and larvae of flies within the Diptera species. Psychoda albipennis is a rare cause of urogenital myiasis in humans. We present the case of a 42-year-old male diagnosed with urogenital myiasis caused by Psychoda albipennis.
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874157/excision-of-oral-pyogenic-granuloma-in-a-diabetic-patient-with-940nm-diode-laser
#7
Maha A Al-Mohaya, Abdulaziz M Al-Malik
Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a common, acquired, benign vascular reactive proliferation that typically develops as a small erythematous papule on the skin or oral mucosal surface. Oral PG is often caused by constant low-grade infection, minor trauma, poor oral hygiene, and due to hormonal disturbances. It shows a striking predilection for the gingiva. Lesions can be excised surgically with removal of the underlying causes. However, this modality may be associated with unnecessary complications. Recently, different laser wavelengths have been used for removal of oral PG...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874156/prevalence-of-obesity-in-elementary-school-children-and-its-association-with-dental-caries
#8
Deema J Farsi, Heba M Elkhodary, Leena A Merdad, Najat M A Farsi, Sumer M Alaki, Najlaa M Alamoudi, Haneen A Bakhaidar, Mohammed A Alolayyan
To investigate the prevalence of obesity among elementary school children and to examine the association between obesity and caries activity in the mixed dentition stage. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia between September 2014 and June 2015 using a multi-stage stratified sample of 915 elementary school children (482 boys, 433 girls) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Anthropometric measurements, consisting of height, weight, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference (WC), were obtained...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874155/phase-down-of-amalgam-awareness-of-minamata-convention-among-jordanian-dentists
#9
Mohammad A Al-Rabab'ah, Mohammad A Bustani, Ameen S Khraisat, Faleh A Sawair
To assess the knowledge of Jordanian dentists toward phase down of dental amalgam as recommended by the Minamata Convention, and their training and competency in placing posterior composites.  Methods: This study was conducted through structured questionnaire interviews with randomly selected cohort of dentists in Jordan between March 2015 and June 2015. Out of 230 dentists who were invited, 196 (85.2%) agreed to participate. Dentists were asked if they know about the Minamata Convention. They were also asked about their training in placement of posterior composite...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874154/characterizing-sleeping-habits-and-disturbances-among-saudi-adults
#10
Mohamad Al-Tannir, Samer Y Kobrosly, Ahmad H Al-Badr, Nourhan A Salloum, Youssef M Altannir
To characterize sleeping habits, assess sleep disturbance prevalence, and identify associated factors among Saudi adults.  Methods: A total of 1720 adults were approached for this observational cross-sectional study between October 2014 and March 2015. The study took place in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. We used a questionnaire to describe sleeping characteristics in relation to existing chronic diseases, smoking status, obesity, daily performance and sociodemographic variables. Results: The response rate was 79...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874153/effects-of-personality-traits-on-collaborative-performance-in-problem-based-learning-tutorials
#11
Hye Won Jang, Seung Won Park
To examine the relationship between students' collaborative performance in a problem-based learning (PBL) environment and their personality traits. Methods:This retrospective, cross-sectional study was conducted using student data of a PBL program between 2013 and 2014 at Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. Eighty students were included in the study. Student data from the Temperament and Character Inventory were used as a measure of their personality traits. Peer evaluation scores during PBL were used as a measure of students' collaborative performance...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874152/healthcare-professionals-awareness-and-knowledge-of-adverse-drug-reactions-and-pharmacovigilance
#12
Noor B Almandil
To document the knowledge of, attitudes toward, and practices of adverse drug reaction (ADR) reporting and pharmacovigilance systems among healthcare professionals. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted using a questionnaire. This study took place at King Fahd Hospital of the University (KFHU), Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,  between  April 2015 and  April 2016. Healthcare professionals, including physicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses, were considered eligible and invited to take part in the study...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874151/a-stepwise-introduction-of-a-successful-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-university-hospital-in-western-saudi-arabia
#13
Maha M Alawi, Bayan M Darwesh
OBJECTIVES: To analyze and evaluate the safety and cost-effectiveness of a gradually-implemented antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) in a tertiary care center. METHODS: Prospective data were collected from an ASP that was gradually introduced between April 2012 and December 2013 in 6 hospital departments, over successive periods of 3 months each. A multidisciplinary team supervised antibiotic use and regulated pharmacy dispensations of a list of restricted antimicrobials (RAs)...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874150/the-radiological-research-for-pelvis-asymmetry-of-unilateral-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip-in-adult
#14
Ya-Min Li, Jue-Hong Li, Bin Li, Jia-Xing Wang, Yun-Su Chen
To investigate whether adult patients with unilateral developmental dysplasia of the hip (UDDH) have pelvic asymmetry and what correlation existing between them. Methods: A total of 100 adult patients with UDDH were enrolled in the retrospective observational study in Shanghai Jiaotong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, China, between January 2012 and February 2014. The anteroposterior pelvic radiographs were reviewed and the pelvic heights and ischium heights were measured and compared between the affected and non-affected sides to find out the relationship between the pelvic morphology and hip dysplasia...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874149/gastroesophageal-stenting-for-the-management-of-post-sleeve-gastrectomy-leak-a-single-institution-experience
#15
Noha Guzaiz, Mohammad Arabi, Azzam Khankan, Refaat Salman, Mohammed Al-Toki, Shahbaz Qazi, Abdulmohsin Alzakari, Mohammad Al-Moaiqel
OBJECTIVES: To retrospectively evaluate the effectiveness of gastroesophageal stenting for post sleeve gastrectomy staple line leaks using removable self-expandable stents. METHODS: Between April 2012 and June 2015, 12 consecutive patients (6 males) with mean age of 34 years (21-38 years) presented with staple line leak 1-8 weeks after the operation (mean 2.8 weeks). Patients underwent gastroesophageal stenting by interventional radiology. A total of 23 stents were deployed with mean length of 17...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874148/dry-eye-disease-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
#16
Kubra Serefoglu Cabuk, İlkay Cakir, Ahmet Kirgiz, Kursat Atalay, Muhittin Taskapili
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate dry eye disease (DED) in patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and compare with healthy individuals. METHODS: The study was conducted in the Ophthalmology and Endocrinology Department of Bagcilar Education and Research Hospital, a tertiary care center in Istanbul, Turkey, between January and December 2015. In this prospective case-controlled study, dry eye disease tests were performed on 44 patients with MetS and 43 healthy controls. TearLab Osmolarity System, which is a lab-on-a-chip technology, was used to measure tear osmolarity...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874147/open-globe-eye-injury-characteristics-and-prognostic-factors-in-jazan-saudi-arabia
#17
Mashaal A Makhrash, Ibrahim M Gosadi
To evaluate characteristics and prognostic factors of open globe injuries (OGI) presented to King Fahad Specialist Hospital in the Jazan region, Saudi Arabia.  Methods: This study is a retrospective review of medical records of OGI patients who underwent operative repair of their injuries in King Fahad Central Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia between January 2011 and December 2013. Demographic information, eye injury, preoperative, and postoperative visual acuity were collected. The initial and final visual acuity outcomes were compared to identify subjects who witnessed any improvement in their visual acuity...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874146/roles-of-nucleolin-focus-on-cancer-and-anti-cancer-therapy
#18
Zhuo Chen, XinHua Xu
Nucleolin, a multifunctional protein distributed in the nucleolus, participates in many modulations including rDNA transcription, RNA metabolism, and ribosome assembly. Nucleolin is also found in the cytoplasm and on the cell membrane, and surface nucleolin can bind to various ligands to affect many physiological functions. The expression and localization of nucleolin is often abnormal in cancers, as the differential distribution of nucleolin in cancer can influence the carcinogenesis, proliferation, survival, and metastasis of cancer cells, leading to the cancer progression...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874145/personalized-medicine-is-it-time-for-infectious-diseases
#19
Maha A Al-Mozaini, Michael K Mansour
[No Abstract Available].
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761573/the-spectrum-of-congenital-heart-diseases-in-down-syndrome-a-retrospective-study-from-northwest-saudi-arabia
#20
Mahmood D Al-Mendalawi, Hany M Abo-Haded
[No abstract available].
November 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
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