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Hicham Ait Lbacha, Zaid Zouagui, Said Alali, Abdelkbir Rhalem, Elisabeth Petit, Marie Julie Ducrotoy, Henri-Jean Boulouis, Renaud Maillard
BACKGROUND: There has been a growing interest in camel anaplasmosis due to its recent emergence in this reservoir species and concerns for its zoonotic potential. The epidemiology of anaplasmosis in camels therefore remains poorly understood mostly because camels belong to marginalised poor and often transhumant populations whose interests are largely neglected. Most studies of anaplasmosis in camels have relied on microscopy and serology for diagnosis and only three studies, undertaken in Tunisia, Saudia Arabia and China, have used molecular diagnostics...
February 5, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
Saudia Mushkbar
A 16-year-old boy presented to the emergency room (ER) with pain, redness, and swelling of his right upper arm that had been bothering him for 2 days.
April 2016: Journal of Family Practice
Ji Yeon Lee, Saudia Ally, Brian Kelly, David Kays, Lisa Thames
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare hospital length of stay and rate of infectious complications in children with perforated appendicitis based on the postoperative antibiotic administered. METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of children with perforated appendicitis who underwent an appendectomy at a large academic medical center from 2008 to 2013. The primary outcome was hospital length of stay. The secondary outcomes were rates of abscess formation, wound infection, and 30-day readmissions...
March 2016: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
Linda M Speer, Saudia Mushkbar, Tara Erbele
Chronic pelvic pain in women is defined as persistent, noncyclic pain perceived to be in structures related to the pelvis and lasting more than six months. Often no specific etiology can be identified, and it can be conceptualized as a chronic regional pain syndrome or functional somatic pain syndrome. It is typically associated with other functional somatic pain syndromes (e.g., irritable bowel syndrome, nonspecific chronic fatigue syndrome) and mental health disorders (e.g., posttraumatic stress disorder, depression)...
March 1, 2016: American Family Physician
Yaser Ali Badran, Tarek Ahmed El-Kashef, Alsayed Saad Abdelaziz, Mahmoud Mohamad Ali
INTRODUCTION: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection commonly occurring during pregnancy. The incidence of UTI in pregnant women depends on parity, race, and socioeconomic status and can be as high as 8%. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to determine the association of UTI with genital hygiene practices and sexual activity in pregnant women. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2011 to June 2014, a total of 200 pregnant women attending prenatal clinics in Al-Zahra Hospital and King Khalid Hospital in Saudia Arabia Kingdom were selected...
October 2015: Urology Annals
Mohaimen Abdolhamid Alkurdi
Dr. Mohaimen Alkurdi narrates his father the anesthesia technician of the last century as he worked and taught anesthesia in Riyadh.
July 2012: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Linda Speer, Saudia Mushkbar
Recent advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of chronic fatigue and related disorders can help guide your response to this common complaint.
February 2015: Journal of Family Practice
Ibrahim M Jomoah
The present study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and eye and vision complaints among the computer users of King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), and Saudi Telecom Company (STC). Stratified random samples of the work stations and operators at each of the studied institutions were selected and the ergonomics of the work stations were assessed and the operators' health complaints were investigated. The average ergonomic score of the studied work station at STC, KAU, and SAUDIA was 81...
2014: TheScientificWorldJournal
Gassan Abudari, Hassan Zahreddine, Hassan Hazeim, Mohammad Al Assi, Sania Emara
Background Palliative care is not yet integrated into the health-care system in Saudi Arabia. King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre-Riyadh (KFSH&RC-Riyadh) is a tertiary care facility and regional cancer centre in Saudia Arabia with a highly multinational nursing workforce. Little is known about these nurses' knowledge of and attitudes towards palliative care. Aim To determine the palliative care knowledge and attitudes of the nursing workforce of KFSH&RC-Riyadh and any influencing factors. Method A questionnaire including demographic data, the Palliative Care Quiz for Nurses (PCQN), and Frommelt Attitude Toward Care of the Dying scale (FATCOD) was completed by 395 staff nurses from 19 countries...
September 2014: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Mohamed A Soltan, Mohamed M Abd-Eldaim
Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is an acute, highly contagious fatal disease of small ruminants characterized by high fever, ocular and nasal discharge, pneumonia, erosive stomatitis and severe enteritis that ultimately results in high mortalities. Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) is widely distributed and endemic in several African, middle eastern and south Asian countries and it poses a threat to European countries. Egyptian veterinary medical authorities stated that Egypt is free from PPRV and the only measures for disease control are test and slaughter of infected population to maintain the free status...
December 2014: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
Syed Shahid Habib
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of different categories of body composition in healthy Saudi adults and its relationship with fitness scoring. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted on 428 healthy adult Saudi subjects over 18 years of age conducted at the department of Physiology, College of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Saudia Arabia from April 2010 to September 2011. All participants underwent body composition analysis assessed by bioelectrical impendence analysis...
October 2013: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Humaid Alhumaid, Manal Bukhari, Ammar Rikabi, Mohamad Farahat, Tamer A Mesallam, Khalid H Malki, Ahmed Aldkhyyal
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) or (plasma cell granuloma) of the larynx is a rare benign lesion that usually involves the lungs and broncopulmonary tree, as well as abdominal viscera. Overall this kind of tumor represents less than 1% of all tumors in the lung and respiratory tract with only 31 cases reported to date in the English language literature of laryngeal IMT. We report the first 2 cases in Saudia Arabia of IMT of the larynx treated at King Abdulaziz University Hospital (KAUH) with literature review...
July 2011: International Journal of Health Sciences
Rashad M Al-Sanosy
BACKGROUND: Khat is a widely-abused psychoactive substance in East African countries, Yemen and Southwestern areas of the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia (KSA), especially in Jazan region. However, patterns of Khat consumption as well as its adverse consequences on academic work are not well studied. OBJECTIVE: The study was conducted to assess the pattern of Khat abuse and its associated academic effect on Secondary School and College students in Jazan region, KSA. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in May 2006, in Secondary Schools and Colleges in Jazan region, KSA...
September 2009: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
S Elkharaz, E M Abdel-Razek, A Eldin, A M Abdel-Razek
Patients suffering from considerable cutaneous loss must be treated under strict aseptic conditions and with positive pressure ventilation, which is available in burns units. The differentiation of severe bullous skin diseases remains a challenge for the clinician. We report seven cases of severe bullous skin diseases in a paediatric age group treated in a burns unit with the cooperation of a paediatric intensive care unit (King Saud Hospital, Unizah, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia) between 2001 and 2005. Toxic epidermal necrolysis (Lyell's syndrome) was encountered in five cases, staphylococcal scalded-skin syndrome in one, and generalized drug eruption in one...
December 31, 2006: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
Khalid Al-Saran, Alaa Sabry, Naila Shaheen, Ahmed Yehia
Chronic infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a serious public health problem affecting an estimated 2% of the world's population. The natural history of HCV infection in hemodialysis patients remains incompletely understood and the management is difficult. HCV infection in hemodialysis patients is usually asymptomatic. Given the diminished life expectancy of hemodialysis patients, complications such as decompensated cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma may not have time to develop. The frequency of advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis ranges from 0% to 28 %...
September 2009: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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September 2009: International Journal of Pediatric Obesity: IJPO
Linda French, Kevin Phelps, Nageswar Rao Pothula, Saudia Mushkbar
Women who have symptoms related to the genitourinary system present daily in a typical family medicine practice. The most common complaints are dysuria, increased urinary frequency, and incontinence. In the vast majority of cases the underlying problem is either urinary tract infection, urinary incontinence without infection, or bladder pain without infection that may be termed painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis. This article discusses epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of these conditions...
March 2009: Primary Care
A M Abou-Zeid, A D Altalhi, R I Abd El-Fattah
Twenty two plants were collected from Taif Governorate and identified as: Euphorbia glomerifera, Juniperus procera, Launaea mucronata, Capparis dcidua, Punica granatum, Opuntia ficus, Prunus persica, Eucalyptus globulus, Medicago sativa, Artemisia monosperma, Trichodesma calathiforme, Artemisia judaica, Foeniculum vulgare, Phagnalon sinaicum, Rumex dentatus, Asphodelus aestives, Pulicaria crispa, Launae sonchoides, Forsskaolea tenacissima, Arnebia hispidissima, Avena spp and Aerva lanata. Pathogenic fungi were isolated from some of these plants and identified as Alternaria alternate, Ulocladium botrytis, Cladosporium spp, Cephalosporium spp, Penicillium chrysogenum, Fusarium oxysporum and Humicola grisea...
July 2007: Roumanian Archives of Microbiology and Immunology
Madbuli H Noweir, Abdullah O Bafail
Summer heat in coastal subtropical Jeddah, augmented by heat from operating ground servicing equipment in King Abdul-Aziz International Airport (KAAIA), presents a major occupational problem to ground service operators, particularly the air traffic control coordinator (ATCC), that hinders their work efficiency and induces health disorders to them. The present study was conducted to assess the magnitude of this problem and propose heat control strategy and remedial actions for the Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA)...
October 2008: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Junko Katol, Mayumi Takao, Hiroshi Ideguchi, Hiroyoshi Sawada, Hironobu Kawashima, Junko Ono
The majority of a-thalassemia results from the large deletions in a-globin gene cluster, including both or either one of alpha-globin genes (alpha1 and alpha2). Most common a-thalassemia-2 deletions (single gene deletions) are -alpha3.7 and -alpha4.2, and alpha-thalassemia-1 deletions (double gene deletions) are --SEA, --THAI, --FIL, --MED and -(alpha)20.5 Although it is not easy to diagnose these deletions because of the high GC content at this locus and the sequence homology among psi alpha2, psi alpha1, alpha2 and alpha1 genes, these alleles can now be diagnosed by a single tube multiplex gapPCR assay...
November 2006: Rinsho Byori. the Japanese Journal of Clinical Pathology
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