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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293161/assessment-analytics-the-missing-step
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EDITORIAL
Mohammed Saqr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293160/hemophagocytic-histiocytosis-a-clinicopathological-correlation
#2
Waseem Iqbal, Abdulaziz Ajlan Alsalloom, Khalid Shehzad, Faisal Mughal, Zafar Rasheed
OBJECTIVES: Histiocytic hyperplasia with hemophagocytosis (HP) is relatively uncommon condition that has often been mistaken in the past for neoplastic disorders. This study was conducted to investigate the possible etiology of HP, its intensity in the bone marrow (BM), and also its effect on hematological parameters with the extent of disease activity. METHODS: Blood samples were collected and BM examination was performed in 250 patients with varied etiology showing HP...
January 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293159/intensified-tuberculosis-case-finding-implementation-of-isoniazid-preventive-therapy-and-associated-factors-among-people-living-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-at-public-health-facilities-of-harari-region-eastern-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
#3
Ayele Geleto, Degu Abate, Gudina Egata
OBJECTIVE: Globally, the number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV) particularly in sub-Saharan Africa is growing. This has been resulted in increased number of tuberculosis (TB) new cases. To control burden of TB among PLHIV, a number of collaborative TB/HIV activities were recommended. However, data about collaborative TB/HIV services in the study area is scarce. The objective of this study is to assess intensified TB case finding, implementation of isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) and associated factors among PLHIV...
January 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293158/comparison-of-medical-students-learning-approaches-between-electronic-and-hard-copy-team-based-learning
#4
Fawzy Sharaf, Sultan Alnohair
AIM: To compare the students' perception of team-based learning (TBL): The paper (hard copy) compared with the e-copy (electronic copy) in the family medicine course of the fifth year medical students, Qassim University College of Medicine. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted during the family medicine course in 2015-2016 to compare the hard copy and the e-copy TBL sessions. We used Google drive to distribute, collect and analyze the questionnaire. The results of the e-copy TBL are shown and displayed directly with each session to the students, which was not the same as practiced with hard copy...
January 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293157/thyrotoxic-periodic-paralysis-a-case-report
#5
Barakat Lafi G Al Moteri, Mohammad Aslam
Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) is a rare complication of hyperthyroidism characterized by episodes of muscle weakness and hypokalemia. TPP is typically present in young Asian men, female, and non-Asian ethnic group can also be affected. TPP is a curable cause of hypokalemic periodic paralysis, can often be the first manifestation of thyrotoxicosis. Factors such as high carbohydrate diet, strenuous exercise, emotional stress, and steroid can precipitate an attack of TPP. The presence of both hypokalemia and elevated level of thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) are important diagnostic features during the acute episode...
January 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293156/indications-of-implant-removal-a-study-of-83-cases
#6
Muhammad Haseeb, Muhammad Farooq Butt, Tariq Altaf, Khalid Muzaffar, Anil Gupta, Aleena Jallu
INTRODUCTION: Fracture fixation has become advanced with the advent of new and custom metal implants for each type of bone/fracture. After union though, the implant ceases to be important and may be removed. Routine removal is advocated by some and opposed by others. Nevertheless, some patients require removal of the hardware because of various implant-related problems. Our study was aimed at identifying the most common causes for implant removal. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the common indications of orthopedic implant removal surgeries...
January 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293155/prevalence-of-diabetic-nephropathy-among-type-2-diabetic-patients-in-some-of-the-arab-countries
#7
REVIEW
Abdulrhman Aldukhayel
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is a public health concern worldwide and an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Type 2 DM is associated with microvascular and macrovascular complications. Diabetic nephropathy (DN), which is characterized by proteinuria, is one of the most serious long-term microvascular complications of DM. The proportion of DN is increasing worldwide. DN is the leading cause of chronic kidney diseases and end-stage renal disease, which constitutes the major workload of dialysis centers worldwide...
January 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293154/coverage-and-predictors-of-routine-immunization-among-12-23-months-old-children-in-disaster-affected-communities-in-pakistan
#8
Shafiq Ur Rehman, Amna Rehana Siddiqui, Jamil Ahmed, Zafar Fatmi, Sayed Masoom Shah, Aisha Rahman, Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai
OBJECTIVES: We aimed this study to determine the relationship of various factors related to poor immunization in children in an earthquake affected community. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted this cross-sectional study during 2007-2008 in Muzaffarabad district of Pakistani side of Kashmir. We selected 43 villages as clusters and in the second, 860 children between 12 and 24 months were selected from households through systematic sampling. Mothers of the eligible children were interviewed with a questionnaire...
January 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293153/susceptibility-profile-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-to-linezolid-in-clinical-isolates
#9
Ali Shariq, Syed Bilal Tanvir, Atif Zaman, Salman Khan, Armeena Anis, Misha Aftab Khan, Sumaira Ahmed
OBJECTIVE: To determine the resistance and sensitivity pattern of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates to linezolid (LZD) along with its prevalence in a tertiary care hospital of Karachi, Pakistan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out. This study lasted for about 1 year. Prevalence and sensitivity of LZD, vancomycin, and oxacillin was tested against isolates of MRSA. RESULTS: Out of total 369 specimens 165 were found to be MRSA making the prevalence in our study 44...
January 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293152/risk-profile-of-coronary-heart-disease-among-the-staff-members-of-qassim-university-saudi-arabia
#10
Sultan A L Nohair, Abdulrahman A L Mohaimeed, Fawzy Sharaf, Zahid Naeem, Farid Midhet, Homaidan A L Homaidan, Sandra J Winter
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the risk profile of coronary heart disease (CHD) among the staff members of Qassim University and assess their knowledge in a screening campaign in Qassim region, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among male and female staff at Qassim University campus. All employees of Qassim University were invited to participate in the study. Data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire. The study sample size was 233 staff and employees...
January 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293151/conventional-and-alternative-treatment-approaches-for-clostridium-difficile-infection
#11
REVIEW
Khalid M Aljarallah
Clostridium difficile-associated disease continues to be one of the leading health concerns worldwide. C. difficile is considered as a causative agent of nosocomial diarrhea that causes serious infection, which may result in death. The incidences of C. difficile infection (CDI) in developed countries have become increasingly high which may be attributed to the emergence of newer epidemic strains, extensive use of antibiotics, and limited alternative therapies. The available treatment options against CDI are expensive and promote resistance...
January 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293150/the-evaluation-of-simulation-market-in-nursing-education-and-the-determination-of-learning-style-of-students
#12
Yasemin Çelik, Yeşim Ceylantekin, İbrahim Kiliç
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to detect the overall evaluation of nursing students toward simulation markets throughout the practice education and to reveal their learning styles in relation to certain individual features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data were collected via questionnaires including students' evaluation toward simulation markets and "Kolb learning styles inventory." Participants included 103 male and female nursing students in Turkey. For the analysis, percentage, means, standard deviation, t-test, and ANOVA were utilized...
January 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833525/green-tea-bioactive-polyphenol-epigallocatechin-3-o-gallate-in-osteoarthritis-current-status-and-future-perspectives
#13
EDITORIAL
Zafar Rasheed
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833524/idiopathic-spinal-cord-herniation-a-case-report
#14
Abdullah Alkhamees, Francois Proust
Idiopathic spinal cord herniation (ISCH) is a rare cause of progressive spinal myelopathy, which frequently presents as Brown-Sequard syndrome. A 50 year old woman consulted for difficulty in walking. On examination, the patient reported sensory deficit of temperature on the left side, associated with diminished anal sensitivity. Nine months before consultation, a walking disorder began disturbing the activities of everyday life. A single case report with surgical treatment outcome. Idiopathic spinal cord herniation is a potentially treatable condition, which should be diagnosed early and treated...
October 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833523/role-of-cytogenetic-biomarkers-in-management-of-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-a-review
#15
REVIEW
Zeba Khan, Manoj Pandey, Ravindra M Samartha
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is much more common than people recognize, and habitually goes undetected and undiagnosed until the disease is well advanced or when their kidney functions is down to 25% of normal function. Genetic and non-genetic factors contribute to cause CKD. Non-genetic factors include hypertension, High level of DNA damage due to the production of reactive oxygen species and nucleic acid oxidation has been reported in CKD patients. Main genetic factor which causes CKD is diabetic nephropathy...
October 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833522/histamine-h3-receptors-and-its-antagonism-as-a-novel-mechanism-for-antipsychotic-effect-a-current-preclinical-clinical-perspective
#16
REVIEW
Danish Mahmood
Histamine H3 receptors are present as autoreceptors on histaminergic neurons and as heteroreceptors on nonhistaminergic neurones. They control the release and synthesis of histamine and several other key neurotransmitters in the brain. H3 antagonism may be a novel approach to develop a new class of antipsychotic medications given the gathering evidence reporting therapeutic efficacy in several central nervous system disorders. Several medications such as cariprazine, lurasidone, LY214002, bexarotene, rasagiline, raloxifene, BL-1020 and ITI-070 are being developed to treat the negative symptoms and cognitive impairments of schizophrenia...
October 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833521/treatment-responsive-holmes-tremor-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
REVIEW
Mohammed Alqwaifly
Holmes tremor is a rare symptomatic movement disorder, characterized by a combination of resting, postural, and action tremors. It is usually caused by lesions involving the brainstem, thalamus, and cerebellum. It is often difficult to treat, many medications have been used with varying degrees of success. It may respond to stereotactic thalamotomy and deep brain stimulation in ventralis intermedius nucleus. Here I report a case of Holmes tremor secondary to multiple sclerosis that treated with L-dopa/carpidopa and showed marked improvement...
October 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833520/assessment-of-dietary-behavior-of-high-school-students-of-an-urban-setting-in-pakistan
#18
Jamil Ahmed, Shafiq Ur Rehman, Faisal Mughal
OBJECTIVES: Exposure to energy dense foods increases the risk of obesity and non communicable disease in adult life. We conducted this study to assess the dietary behavior among class six to ten school students of government and private schools in Pakistan. METHODOLOGY: This cross-sectional study was conducted in a sub district of Hyderabad, Pakistan using a questionnaire to measure food frequency by interviewing them through a recall method. A total of 504 male and female students of 6-10 grades were selected by simple random sampling method...
October 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833519/monocytopenia-induction-by-vinorelbine-cisplatin-and-doxorubicin-in-breast-non-small-cell-lung-and-cervix-cancer-patients
#19
Taha Nazir, Nida Taha, Azahrul Islam, Suraj Abraham, Adeel Mahmood, Mazhar Mustafa
BACKGROUND: The neoplasm is still a potential threat for breast, Non-Small Cell Lung (NSCL) and cervix cancer patients. Those gradually invade into other body organs, inducing complex pathological complications. Whereas, the anticancer drugs suppress the bone marrow, resulting serious hematological toxicities. Thus, the monocytic toxicity may the chance of infections, particularly in AID's patients. OBJECTIVE: We aimed this retrospective study to investigate the monocytopenia induced by vinorelbine following chemotherapy in cancer patients...
October 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833518/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-subgingival-bacteria-in-predicting-preterm-birth-a-pilot-cohort-study
#20
Khalid S Hassan, Maha M El Tantawi, Adel S Alagl, Amani M Alnimr, Yasmeen A Haseeb
OBJECTIVE: Preterm birth (PTB) increases the risk of adverse outcomes for new born infants. Subgingival bacteria are implicated in causing PTB. The aim of the present study was to assess the accuracy of some subgingival gram positive and gram negative bacteria detected by routine lab procedures in predicting PTB. METHODOLOGY: Pregnant Saudi women (n= 170) visiting King Fahad hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, were included in a pilot cohort study. Plaque was collected in the 2(nd) trimester and screened for subgingival anaerobes using Vitek2...
October 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
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