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Annals of Saudi Medicine

Suqing Xu, Fen Li, Xi Xie
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September 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Serdal Korkmaz, Sinan Kulakoglu, Hasan Gorkem, Bilal Aygun, Ali Cetinkaya
: Polycythemia vera is a Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasm. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a monoclonal expansion of a CD5+ CD19+ B lymphocytes. Chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms may coexist with indolent B-cell malignant lymphomas of various types. The association of chronic lymphocytic leukemia with polycythemia vera is a rare event with only a few cases of coexistence ever reported. We report a 56-year-old man in whom these two disorders were diagnosed concomitantly...
September 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Raouf Seyam, Waleed Al Khudair, Said A Kattan, Mohammed Faihan Al, Fawaz Skaff, Waleed Mohamad AlTaweel
BACKGROUND: There is a growing concern that renal impairment may develop in patients with renal angiomyolipomas (AMLs) associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) as a consequence of the disease itself and/or the interventions to mitigate the risk of hemorrhage. OBJECTIVE: To assess the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in patients with bilateral renal AMLs and the impact of tumor burden and intervention on renal function. DESIGN: Retrospective study...
September 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Osama Ibrahim Almosallam, Ali Aseeri, Saud Al Shanafey
BACKGROUND: Colostomy is a common part of the management of high anorectal malformation (ARM) in the pediatric population. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the type of colostomy (loop vs divided) has an impact on outcome in patients with ARM. DESIGN: A retrospective study. SETTING: King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, a tertiary care center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients who were managed with colostomy for ARM and had definitive repair during the period of January 2000 to December 2014...
September 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Sami Hamdan Alzahrani, Ismail Abdelmoneim El Sayed, Sarah Mohammed Alshamrani
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is highly prevalent among the elderly and is associated with poor clinical prognosis, decreased functional status, and increased morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of geriatric malnutrition among outpatients of a geriatric clinic and to determine factors associated with malnutrition. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Geriatric outpatient clinic of the King Abdul Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah...
September 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Khalid S Aljabri, Samia A Bokhari, Faisal Y Assiri, Muneera A Alshareef, Patan M Khan
BACKGROUND: Data on pituitary adenoma (PA) prevalence in Saudi Arabia are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the epidemiology of PA in a well-defined population. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: Departments of Endocrinology and Radiology at King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Radiological and hormonal data of patients with pituitary adenoma by MRI were reviewed for the period January 2008 to December 2015...
September 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Young-Mi Eun, Sung-Goo Kang, Sang-Wook Song
BACKGROUND: Prediabetes is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). While the association of impaired glucose tolerance with CVD has been shown in many studies, the relationship between impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and CVD remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores of participants with normal fasting glucose versus those with IFG, according to fasting plasma glucose (FPG) levels, and to assess whether differences in CAC scores were independent of important confounders...
September 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Xiangdi Yu, Fangxiang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Pain during cesarean delivery is one of the more common reasons for a successful medicolegal claim. However, creating an extensive block area can result in hypotension, so determining the precise dose of local anesthetic is critical. OBJECTIVES: Investigate effects of parturient height on the median effective dose (ED50) of intrathecally-administered ropivacaine. DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional analytic study. SETTING: Anesthesiology department in a provinicial hospital in China...
September 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Syed N Alvi, Chafica El Tabache, Abdullah Al-Ashwall, Muhammad Maher Hammami
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is common in many countries, including Saudi Arabia. Various population-level preventive measures have been implemented, including milk fortification with vitamin D. OBJECTIVES: The main objective of the study was to determine vitamin D levels in fortified low fat cow milk on the Saudi Arabian market and to compare it with the label claims. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Academic research center...
September 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Waleed Mohamad AlTaweel, Raouf Seyam, Ali A Alsulihem
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence is common, particularly in women. Urodynamic studies (UDS) can accurately assess the condition. Less invasive objective measuring tools correlate with urodynamic findings, but the Arabic version of the Urogenital Distress Inventory-6 (UDI-6) questionnaire has not been previously correlated with UDS in Arabian patients. OBJECTIVE: To correlate the Arabic version of the UDI-6 with urodynamic findings in Arabian women with urinary incontinence...
September 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Hazem Mahmoud Al-Mandeel, Emad Sagr, Khalid Sait, Hassan Mohamed Latifah, Abdulaziz Al-Obaid, Ismail A Al-Badawi, Abdulmohsen O Alkushi, Hany Salem, Nada S Massoudi, Holger Schunemann, Reem A Mustafa, Romina Brignardello-Petersen
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the third most common gynecological malignancy in Saudi women with an estimated incidence rate of 1.9 cases per 100 000 women-years. More than 40% of cervical cancer cases are diagnosed at advanced stages due to lack of a routine screening program in Saudi Arabia. Thus, national guidelines for routine screening and treatment of precancerous cervical lesions are needed. METHODS: The Saudi Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare invited a panel of local experts and partnered them with a team from McMaster University in Canada for methodological support, to develop national clinical practice guidelines on the screening and treatment of precancerous lesions for cervical cancer...
September 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Dania Al-Jaroudi
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July 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Arshad Rashid, Saima Nazir
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July 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Kuldeep Thakur, Rohit Bhoil, Rohan Bhoil, Ajay Ahluwalia
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July 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Syarifah N Al-Yahya, Marina Mat Baki, Sakina Mohd Saad, Mawaddah Azman, Abdullah Sani Mohamad
UNLABELLED: A systematic review on laryngopyoceles across Ovid, PubMed, and Google Scholar database was conducted. A total of 61 papers published between 1952 and 2015 were found. Of these, 23 cases written in English, which described the number of cases, surgical approaches, resort to tracheostomy, complications, and outcomes, were shortlisted. Four cases of laryngopyoceles were managed endoscopically using a cold instrument, microdebrider, or laser. Eighteen cases were operated via an external approach, and 1 case applied both approaches...
July 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Saad Alghamdi, Abdullah Alrbiaan, Ali Alaraj, Ahmad Alhuraiji, Mohammad Alghamdi, Abdulrahman Alrajhi
BACKGROUND: Mortality related to human immunodeficiency (HIV) has improved with the use of antiretroviral therapy; however, liver disease-related mortality remains a major concern for the HIV population. Elevation of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) has been noted in HIV-infected persons even without viral hepatitis infection. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the incidence and prevalence of chronic alanine ALT elevation among patients infected with HIV who are negative for hepatitis B or C infection...
July 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Saud Aldeghaither, Ahmad Zubaidi, Khayal Alkhayal, Omar Al-Obaid
BACKGROUND: Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) has gained worldwide acceptance as a minimally invasive technique in colorectal procedures since its introduction in 2008. However, case series on its feasibility and safety in Saudi Arabia are lacking. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the operative results and clinical outcome of single-port laparoscopic procedures in colorectal surgeries. DESIGN: Retrospective. SETTING: This study was conducted at King Khalid university Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
July 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Nil├╝fer Demirsoy, Omur Sayligil
BACKGROUND: There is increasing recognition of the importance of obtaining children's reports of their health, but significant challenges remain in accomplishing these goals in a systematic, community-based approach. OBJECTIVES: The aim of study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of the culturally adapted Turkish version of the "Child Health and Illness Profile - Child Edition (CHIP-CE) (6-11) for children 6 to 11 years of age. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analytical study conducted at Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Eskisehir, Turkey...
July 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Mohammad El Mouzan, Abdullah Al Salloum, Ahmad Al Omer, Mansour Alqurashi, Abdullah Al Herbish
BACKGROUND: Information on LMS parameters and percentiles reference for Saudi children and adolescents is not available. OBJECTIVE: To report the L, M, and S parameters and percentile reference graphs for growth. DESIGN: Field survey of a population-based sample of Saudi school-age children and adolescents (5-18 years of age). SETTING: A stratified listing of the Saudi population. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Data from the national study of healthy children were reanalyzed using the Lamba-Mu-Sigma (LMS) methodology...
July 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Taimur Butt, Hameed Ullah Khan, Israr Ahmed, Abdelmoneim Eldali
BACKGROUND: Patient attendance in the emergency department (ED) is inherently variable and unpredictable. Resources might be better allocated if use of the ER could be predicted during the month of fasting (Ramadan), healthy adult Muslims do not eat or drink from dawn to sunset and in the Middle East, social activities occur mostly during night. There is no published data that has reported changes in local ED attendance pattern during Ramadan. OBJECTIVES: Determine if there are differences in tertiary care ed attendance during Ramadan compared to other times of the year...
July 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
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