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International Journal of Health Sciences

Zahid Naeem
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July 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
Ahmad A Alshomar
Nephrotic syndrome is a rare presentation of IgA nephropathy. The degree of proteinuria in IgA nephropathy predicts poor prognosis. We herein report a teenager with IGA nephropathy, the nephrotic syndrome and segmental glomerular scars who after developing complications from high dose corticosteroid therapy was successfully treated with tacrolimus and low dose prednisone.
July 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
Omar M Al Nozha
Vitamin D deficiency /insufficiency is widely recognized as a global health problem that is likely to be involved in pathogenesis or progression of many acute and chronic health disorders. Its relation to skeletal health has been clearly demonstrated and thoroughly examined. This review aims to highlight the continuous debate about the relation between vitamin D and extra-skeletal health and whether it is a causality or just an association. Overall, the available evidence does not meet the criteria for establishing cause-and-effect relationships because of the limitations of observational studies to corroborate the causality due to many potential confounders...
July 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
Shoaib Haider Siddiqui, Ahmed Nabil Mohamed
Dental trauma to the permanent dentition can lead to clinical complications and its management may considerably challenge a practitioner. The incidence of pulp canal obliteration following dental trauma has been reported to be approximately 4 - 24%. Attempting to locate canals following calcific metamorphosis and negotiating it to full working length may lead to iatrogenic errors such as fractured instrument and perforation. This review article describes the possible etiology of Calcific Metamorphosis, its clinical and radiographic features as well as its management...
July 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
Umesh Wadgave, L Nagesh
Today tobacco use is the single greatest preventable cause of death in the world. Tobacco use is often incorrectly perceived to be solely a personal choice. This is contradicted by the fact that when fully aware of the health impact, most tobacco users want to quit but find it difficult to stop due to the addictiveness of nicotine. Henceforth, Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) came into existence which temporarily replaces much of the nicotine from tobacco to reduce motivation to consume tobacco and nicotine withdrawal symptoms, thus easing the transition from cigarette smoking to complete abstinence...
July 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
Bander Aziz Al Enizi, Nazmus Saquib, Mohamed Saddik Abdelkawi Zaghloul, Mohammed Suliman Abdullah Alaboud, Muhammad Siddique Shahid, Juliann Saquib
OBJECTIVE: Despite the strong evidence that basic life support including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) improves survival rates after cardiac events, the awareness and training among citizens of Saudi Arabia is low. The study objective was to determine the current level of knowledge and CPR-skills among secondary school teachers. The second objective was to assess their attitudes and willingness to participate in regular CPR training. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the secondary schools in Al-Qassim region in 2015...
July 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
Jonas Preposi Cruz, Paolo C Colet, Nahed Alquwez, Hikmet Alqubeilat, Meshrif Ahmad Bashtawi, Eyad Ali Ahmed, Charlie P Cruz
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to measure the evidence-based practice (EBP) beliefs and implementation among Saudi nursing students enrolled in the bridge program. It also sought to identify the factors that influence EBP beliefs and implementation. METHODS: A convenience sample of 188 nursing bridge program students at a university in Saudi Arabia was surveyed in this descriptive, cross-sectional study. The EBP Beliefs Scale (EBP-B) and the EBP Implementation Scale (EBPI) were employed to collect data regarding the respondents' beliefs and implementation of EBP, respectively...
July 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
Rakan A Almogbel, Fulwa A Alhussan, Sulaiman A Alnasser, Metab A Algeffari
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of gastroparesis in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) vary widely. Our aim is to estimate the prevalence of clinical symptoms of gastroparesis among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and explore the relationship between gastroparesis and other risk factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study evaluating 147 type 2 diabetics using the Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptoms Index (GCSI). A GCSI Total Score ≥ 1.90 were chosen as having definite symptoms of gastroparesis...
July 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
Ravi Shankar Reddy, Khalid A Alahmari
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to find "Effect of lower extremity stretching exercises on balance in the geriatric population. METHOD: 60 subjects (30 male and 30 female) participated in the study. The subjects underwent 10 weeks of lower limb stretching exercise program. Pre and post 10 weeks stretching exercise program, the subjects were assessed for balance, using single limb stance time in seconds and berg balance score. These outcome measures were analyzed...
July 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
Masood Ahmed Shaikh, Fawazy Al Sharaf, Khalid Shehzad, Faiza Shoukat, Zahid Naeem, Sultan Al Harbi, Ahmad Saeed Almutairi, Muath Owaidh Al Ilaj, Sultan Al Motairi
UNLABELLED: Obesity has become a global epidemic. It's level in the Middle Eastern and Asian countries have reached to an alarming level. Rapid transition of life style and urbanization has not only affected adults but also the younger population. OBJECTIVE: This study records the trends of prevalence of obesity and over weight in the school children of both genders of Al Qassim region by employing three different non-invasive methods and recorded their differences...
July 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
Veronica Southard, Joanne DiFrancisco-Donoghue, James Mackay, Stephanie Idjadi, Neil Wright
BACKGROUND: Symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) include bradykinesia, gait abnormalities, balance deficits, restless leg syndrome, and muscular fatigue. Compression garments (CG) have been shown to improve performance in athletes by increasing venous return and reduce lactic acid. OBJECTIVE: Assess the effect of compression garments on the performance of 3 standardized functional tests in persons with PD. METHODOLOGY: The functional tests selected represented strength, endurance, and mobility measures in individuals with PD...
July 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
Juliann Saquib, Nazmus Saquib, Marcia L Stefanick, Masuma Akter Khanam, Shuchi Anand, Mahbubur Rahman, Glenn M Chertow, Michele Barry, Tahmeed Ahmed, Mark R Cullen
BACKGROUND: The sustained economic growth in Bangladesh during the previous decade has created a substantial middle-class population, who have adequate income to spend on food, clothing, and lifestyle management. Along with the improvements in living standards, has also come negative impact on health for the middle class. The study objective was to assess sex differences in obesity prevalence, diet, and physical activity among urban middle-class Bangladeshi. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, conducted in 2012, we randomly selected 402 adults from Mohammedpur, Dhaka...
July 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
Mohammad H Al-Qahtani
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the dietary habits and life style of medical students. DESIGN METHODS: This is a cross sectional study as self-reported questionnaire for the male and female medical students at College of Medicine University of Dammam, eastern province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, comparing their habits and life style according to their gender and to their academic levels; 1(st), 3(rd) and 6(th) year. RESULTS: 562 students participated in the study with response rate of 91%, average age: 20...
July 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
Alaa Abdelhamid
BACKGROUND: Cement dust contains heavy metals like nickel, cobalt, lead and chromium, pollutants hazardous to the biotic environment, with adverse impact for vegetation, human and animal health and ecosystems. OBJECTIVE: To investigate if long term exposure to cement dust can affect the periodontal health and affect the outcome of non-surgical periodontal therapy. METHODS: A total of sixty subjects were included in this study. Forty patients with chronic periodontitis were grouped into; Group I comprised of 20 patients with chronic periodontitis working in the Portland Cement Company and Group II comprised of 20 patients with chronic periodontitis who does not work in cement factories nor live near any of them...
July 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
Laura Ortega-Cervantes, Adriana Aguilar-Lemarroy, Aurora Elizabeth Rojas-García, Briscia Socorro Barrón-Vivanco, Verónica Vallejo-Ruiz, David Cantú-De León, Yael Yvette Bernal Hernández, Armando Jáuregui-Martínez, Irma Martha Medina-Díaz
OBJECTIVE: In Mexico cervical cancer (CC) is the most common cause of death from neoplasia in women. Study aimed to analyze the current distribution of Human papillomavirus (HPV) types in women from Nayarit, Mexico, with Squamous intraepithelial lesions (SIL) and Cervical cancer (CC). METHODOLOGY: Between January 2011 and July 2013, cervical samples were collected from female residents of the Mexican state of Nayarit and were analyzed by means of a LINEAR ARRAY® HPV genotyping test...
July 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
Zafar Rasheed
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April 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
Fahad Saleh Alhajjaj, Farooq Pasha
Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is a rare disease with devastating outcomes in healthy adults. It may affect renal allografts resulting in higher mortality rate, graft loss and permanent dialysis. Presentation is highly variable and non-specific requiring higher degree of suspension. Optimal management of EPN is controversial with recent case reports challenging a previously suggested management pathway. We report a case of a 71-year-old man who presented in septic shock who was diagnosed with EPN in an allograft kidney in the emergency department, treated with antibiotics and medical support but died on the 6th day of presentation...
April 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
Butchibabu Kalakonda, Pradeep Koppolu, Kusai Baroudi, Ashank Mishra
Periodontal diseases, considered as inflammatory diseases have proved to have a spectrum of systemic implications. Earliest research has associated periodontal disease with common systemic aliments such as hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis to name a few. The evolution of advanced diagnostic aids let researchers make vast inroads in linking periodontal diseases to systemic diseases like Alzheimer's disease (AD) and even Schizophrenia. Our aim was to review and critically evaluate comprehensive literature and provide knowledge to medical practitioners on these associations so as to pave way for closer interactions between medical and dental practitioners in implementing better health care...
April 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
Anjuman Gul Memon, Zahid Naeem, Atif Zaman, Faryal Zahid
The surgeon's daily workload renders him/her susceptible to a variety of the common work-related illness. They are exposed to a number of occupational hazards in their professional work. These hazards include sharp injuries, blood borne pathogens, latex allergy, laser plumes, hazardous chemicals, anesthetic gases, equipment hazards, static postures, and job related stressors. However, many pay little attention to their health, and neither do they seek the appropriate help when necessary. It is observed that occupational hazards pose a huge risk to the personal well-being of surgeons...
April 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
H Younus, S Anwar
Non-enzymatic glycosylation (glycation) plays an important role in the development of physiological and pathophysiological processes such as aging, diabetes, atherosclerosis, neurodegenerative diseases and chronic renal failure. Preventing glycation can minimize diabetic complications. Glycation can be prevented by the natural defence system in the body, synthetic inhibitors and natural inhibitors. Synthetic inhibitors may prevent glycation through several possible mechanisms. They might inhibit the glycation by interfering with the attachment of sugars with proteins, by inhibiting the late stage of glycation or by preventing Amadori product formation...
April 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
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