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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251233/diverse-etiology-of-hyperlipidemia-among-hospitalized-children-in-western-region-of-saudi-arabia
#1
Mahmood D Al-Mendalawi, Abdulmoein E Al-Agha
[No Abstract Available].
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251232/oral-diseases-associated-with-fixed-prosthodontic-restorations
#2
Ahmad A Alnazzawi
[No Abstract Available].
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251231/serologic-evidence-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-among-cancer-patients-a-prospective-study-from-qassim-region-saudi-arabia
#3
Abdelmageed Imam, Faisal G Al-Anzi, Mohammad A Al-Ghasham, Moayad A Al-Suraikh, Azzam O Al-Yahya, Zafar Rasheed
To determine the frequency of antibody seropositivity of Toxoplasma gondii  infection in a cancer patient population. We also explored on association of Toxoplasma gondii seropositivity with selected variables. Methods: This is a prospective cross-sectional study conducted at  Prince Faisal bin Bandar cancer center, Qassim, Saudi Arabia, from November 2014 to  March 2015. One hundred thirty seven patients were involved in the study. Demographic data was collected using structured questionnaire, and clinical information was retrieved from the patient's medical reports...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251230/parasitic-infestation-in-appendicitis-a-retrospective-analysis-of-660-patients-and-brief-literature-review
#4
Eren Altun, Veli Avci, Meltem Azatcam
To investigate the incidence of parasitic infestations and inflammation accompanying parasitosis in a series of appendectomy cases.  Methods: Six-hundred-sixty  patients who had undergone appendectomy in Bingöl State Hospital, Bingol, Turkey with the preliminary diagnosis of appendicitis between January 2012 and February 2015 were included in this retrospective study. They were retrospectively evaluated in terms of age, gender and pathological findings. Cases diagnosed with parasitic infestations were re-evaluated histopathologically for inflammatory response...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251229/oronasal-fistula-post-septoplasty
#5
Riyadh A Alhedaithy, Saad A Alsaleh
Nasal septal surgery is one of the most common otolaryngology procedures performed, with rare occurrences of major postoperative complications. Oronasal fistula is a rare complication of septal surgery, with only few cases being reported in the literature. It is commonly caused by a congenital cleft palate, cleft palate surgery, traumatic injuries, infections, or neoplasms; however, it does not usually occur post-septal surgery. Here, we report the case of a 55-year-old male who presented with a symptomatic oronasal fistula post-septoplasty...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251228/conjoined-twins-in-a-triplet-pregnancy-a-rare-obstetrical-dilemma
#6
Huseyin C Ozcan, Mete G Ugur, Aynur Mustafa, Irfan Kutlar
Conjoined twins are derived from division of a single fertilized ovum after the twelfth day of fertilization. Triplet conjoined twin is considered as a unique phenomenon that is accompanied with a wide variety of congenital abnormalities and also hazardous consequences for both fetuses and parents. We present an extremely rare case of conjoined twins in a triplet pregnancy with symmetric thoracoomphalopagus that was diagnosed in prenatal period by using ultrasound scanning and MRI. In triplet pregnancies, we should be aware about the possibility of conjoined twins...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251227/evaluation-of-disaster-preparedness-for-mass-casualty-incidents-in-private-hospitals-in-central-saudi-arabia
#7
Abdullah A Bin Shalhoub, Anas A Khan, Yaser A Alaska
To identify and describe the hospital disaster preparedness (HDP) in major private hospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Methods: This is an observational cross-sectional survey study performed in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia between December 2015 and April 2016. Thirteen major private hospitals in Riyadh with more than 100 beds capacity were included in this investigation. Results: The 13 hospitals had HDP plan and reported to have an HDP committee. In 12 (92.3%) hospitals, the HDP covered both internal and external disasters and HDP was available in every department of the hospital...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251226/awareness-of-do-not-resuscitate-orders-in-the-outpatient-setting-in-saudi-arabia-perception-and-implications
#8
Mohammed A Al Sheef, Maha S Al Sharqi, Lina H Al Sharief, Tharaa Y Takrouni, Arshad M Mian
To determine the level of awareness of outpatients, their preferences regarding the appropriate time for discussions regarding do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order  in Saudi Arabia. Methods: This cross-sectional, self-administered survey was conducted at King Fahd Medical City, a tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between December 2012 and January 2013. Demographic parameters of the participants were analyzed by frequency distribution, and the data on their responses by percentage analysis. Results: The survey participants constituted 307 randomly selected outpatients/caregivers presenting for outpatient care at primary and tertiary care centers, 70% were female...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251225/risk-of-fatigue-among-anesthesia-residents-in-saudi-arabia
#9
Abeer A Arab, Huda Y Khayyat
To quantify fatigue risk and sleepiness among anesthesia residents in Saudi Arabia (SA). Methods: Between April 2014 and April 2015, all anesthesia residents training in western, central, and eastern regions in SA were invited to fill a survey. We conducted a cross-sectional self-reporting survey that included demographic data, the Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS), and 2 other scales to assess fatigue risk: a Checklist for Individual Strength (CIS) and a predefined comprehensive fatigue risk assessment previously developed by the Australian Medical Association (AMA)...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251224/comparison-of-paracetamol-ibuprofen-and-diclofenac-potassium-for-pain-relief-following-dental-extractions-and-deep-cavity-preparations
#10
Giath Gazal, Khalid H Al-Samadani
To compare the effectiveness of different oral analgesics for relieving pain and distress in adults following the extraction of teeth and deep cavity preparations under local anesthesia. Methods: This randomized controlled study was conducted between November 2015 and May 2016. One hundred and twenty patients were randomly allocated to 3 groups. Forty patients were in the paracetamol (1 gram) group, 40 in the ibuprofen (400 mg) group and 40 in the diclofenac potassium (50 mg) group. Evaluation of the post extraction and deep cavity preparations pain was made by patients immediately postoperatively, 2, 4 and 6 hours postoperatively on standard 100 mm visual analogue scales (VAS)...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251223/prevalence-of-sleep-duration-among-saudi-adults
#11
Anwar E Ahmed, Fares Al-Jahdali, Abdulaziz AlALwan, Faisal Abuabat, Salih A Bin Salih, Abdullah Al-Harbi, Salim Baharoon, Mohammad Khan, Yosra Z Ali, Hamdan Al-Jahdali
To examine the associations between sleep duration and a variety of demographic and clinical variables in a sample of Saudi adults.  Methods: A cross-sectional study among 2,095 participants was conducted at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, between May and October 2014. A questionnaire was administered to collect data related to clinical health outcomes and demographic characteristics. Participants were asked to report their average sleep duration per night in hours.  Results: One-third (33...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251222/high-preoperative-serum-ferritin-predicted-poor-prognosis-in-non-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#12
Hong Tingting, Shen Di, Chen Xiaoping, Wu Xiaohong, Hua Dong
To validate the prognostic significance of preoperative serum iron metabolism parameters in non-metastatic colorectal cancer patients treated with curative resection.   Methods: We conducted a prospective cohort study in the Department of Surgical Oncology, WuXi 4th People's Hospital, WuxiChina, between  March 2010 and September 2013.  The relationships of serum iron metabolism parameters with other variables were examined. The prognostic significance was evaluated using the Kaplan Meier curve and Cox proportional hazards regression model...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251221/the-prognostic-significance-of-hypertension-at-diagnosis-in-children-with-wilms-tumor
#13
Wasil Jastaniah, Naglla Elimam, Razan S Alluhaibi, Alaa T Alharbi, Adil Ah Abbas, Mohammed B Abrar
To determine the prognostic effect of hypertension at diagnosis on outcomes of children with Wilms tumor (WT).   Methods: A single center retrospective analysis was conducted on 85 consecutive children with WT diagnosed between January 2000 and August 2013. Patients were classified as hypertensive or normotensive at diagnosis. Overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) were estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Cox regression was used to determine the predictive significance of hypertension and other clinical factors...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251220/coexisting-ventricular-septal-defect-affects-the-features-of-ruptured-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysms
#14
Yan Jin, Xiu-Min Han, Hui-Shan Wang, Zeng-Wei Wang, Min-Hua Fang, Yan Yu, Xiao-Xuan Fang
To determine the correlation exists between ventricular septal defect (VSD) and ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (RSVA). Methods: Between September 2003 and April 2014, 80 RSVA patients underwent surgical repair. These patients were retrospectively divided into two groups: the VSD group (38 cases) and the non-VSD group (42 cases).  Results: Rupture points of SVA originated more frequently in the right coronary sinus (RCS) of patients in the VSD group than those in the non-VSD group (p=0.002). In the VSD group, more than 92...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251219/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-standard-bariatric-surgical-procedures-on-saudi-population-using-the-bariatric-analysis-and-reporting-outcome-system
#15
Azzam Al Kadi, Zakaur R Siddiqui, Arshad M Malik, Mohammed Al Naami
To  compare the efficacy of various standard bariatric surgical procedures using the Bariatric Analysis and Reporting Outcome System (BAROS). Methods: This is a prospective, descriptive analytical study conducted in 2 medical institutions in Saudi Arabia. A total of 270 patients who had different bariatric surgery during the period between March 2010 and December 2012 were included. The data was analyzed and scored against 3 outcomes, excess weight loss, cure or improvement of comorbidities, and quality of life changes...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251218/endoscopic-anatomy-of-the-lacrimal-sac-for-dacryocystorhinostomy-a-cadaveric-study
#16
Ameen Alherabi, Osama Marglani, Islam Herzallah, Hassan Shaibah, Tariq Alaidarous, Haddad Alkaff, Mian Farooq, Ashjan Bamahfouz, Talal Al-Khatib, Hani Marzouki
To assist the endoscopic localization of the lacrimal sac (LS)  relative to nearby landmarks. Methods: This is a descriptive prospective anatomical study. Sixteen lateral nasal walls were dissected endoscopically to identify and localize the LS between October and November 2015. Multiple measurements were obtained from the NS to the anterior and posterior walls of the LS, as well as to the middle turbinate axilla (MTA) and from the MTA to the LS borders. Results: The average distance from the NS to the anterior border of the LS was 42...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251217/lymphangiogenesis-and-colorectal-cancer
#17
Ciyou Huang, Yigang Chen
Lymphatic metastasis is an important event in the progress of metastasis in colorectal cancer (CRC). The purpose of this article is to assess the role of lymphangiogenesis on CRC. In peritumoral areas of CRC, the lymphatic microvessel density (LMVD) is higher than those in normal colorectal tissues. Morever, the high LMVD is correlated with DFS and local recurrence in CRC. The VEGF-C/VEGF-D/VEGFR-3 pathway, sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling pathway and extracellular matrix (ECM) are involved in the regulation of lymphangiogenesis in CRC...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251216/health-professionals-knowledge-and-attitudes-toward-older-people-in-primary-care-in-saudi-arabia
#18
Badrya H Alamri, Lily D Xiao
Previous international studies have indicated that a range of factors influence knowledge and attitudes toward older people were education, past work experiences, and social contact with healthy older people. This article reports on the findings of a literature review in relation to attitudes toward older people among health professionals working in primary healthcare centers in Saudi Arabia. The findings of this narrative literature are reported through 5 themes: the instruments used in the selected studies to measure attitudes toward older people; the instruments used to measure knowledge on ageing; attitudes toward older people; knowledge of the care of older people; and factors that influence knowledge and attitudes toward older people...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133698/non-therapeutic-infant-male-circumcision-evidence-ethics-and-international-law-perspective
#19
Alamin Berhanu, Abdullah Alkhenizan
[No Avaliable Abstract].
February 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133697/prevalence-and-predictors-of-physical-exercise-among-nurses-a-cross-sectional-study
#20
Mohamad A Al-Tannir, Samer Y Kobrosly, Nahid K Elbakri, Amani K Abu-Shaheen
To identify the prevalence and predictors of physical exercise among nurses. Methods: This study was conducted at 2 hospitals selected randomly from tertiary hospitals in King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon in 2014. The study included nurses with at least one year of nursing experience. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire. The questionnaire was divided into 2 sections, one covering the respondents' demographics, and the other one assessing the prevalence and the characteristics of physical exercise...
February 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
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