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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210181/causes-of-irreversible-unilateral-or-bilateral-blindness-in-the-al-baha-region-of-the-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
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Huda Farhan Alghamdi
PURPOSE: To determine the causes of irreversible unilateral and bilateral blindness that cannot be rehabilitated medically, optically nor surgically in Al Baha province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. METHODS: There were a retrospective chart review and examination of patients presenting to King Fahad Hospital Al Baha, Saudi Arabia, with unilateral or bilateral blindness from June 2011 to September 2011. Blindness was defined as best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of less than 0...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209162/fatty-acid-and-cholesterol-profiles-hypocholesterolemic-atherogenic-and-thrombogenic-indices-of-broiler-meat-in-the-retail-market
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Youssef A Attia, Mohammed A Al-Harthi, Mohamed A Korish, Mohamed M Shiboob
BACKGROUND: Broiler meat is an essential source of food due to its favourable effects on human health derived from its protein, fats, minerals, vitamins and its bioactive components. METHODS: A total of 90 carcasses were collected from the retail market in Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia during April, May and June 2014 to determine the effects of meat type (frozen vs. fresh) and sources within fresh types (A, B, C) vs. frozen types (D, E and F) on their fatty acid profiles, cholesterol, their hypocholesterolemic, atherogenic and thrombogenic indices, and on their antioxidants' status...
February 16, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198548/phylogenetic-characterization-of-circulating-dengue-and-alkhumra-hemorrhagic-fever-viruses-in-western-saudi-arabia-and-lack-of-evidence-of-zika-virus-in-the-region-a-retrospective-study-2010-2015
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Moneerah S Al-Saeed, Sherif A El-Kafrawy, Suha A Farraj, Tagreed L Al-Subhi, Norah A Othman, Arwa Alsultan, Huda G Ben Helaby, Mustafa M Alshawdari, Ahmed M Hassan, Remi N Charrel, Esam I Azhar, Anwar M Hashem
Flaviviruses represent a global public health concern. They consist of ∼70 viruses with almost half of them causing human diseases with unspecified febrile illnesses. Cities in western Saudi Arabia are endemic for viruses (DENV) with sporadic infections due to Alkhumra hemorrhagic fever virus (AHFV). They also represent a major destination for travelers coming for annual religious pilgrimages (Hajj and Umrah) from all over the world. However, whether other flaviviruses are circulating is not known because of the limited number of surveillance studies...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191331/development-of-dual-taqman-based-one-step-rrt-pcr-assay-panel-for-rapid-and-accurate-diagnostic-test-of-mers-cov-a-novel-human-coronavirus-ahead-of-hajj-pilgrimage
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Mohammad Sadegh Hashemzadeh, Rahimeh Rasouli, Bentolhoda Zahraei, Morteza Izadi, Mahdi Tat, Seyed Hassan Saadat, Mohammad Najarasl, Behzad Khansari Nejad, Ruhollah Dorostkar
BACKGROUND: Coronaviruses (CoVs) are large ribonucleic acid (RNA) viruses causing primarily respiratory disease in humans. A novel human coronavirus, subsequently named middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), was first reported in Saudi Arabia in September of 2012. With increasing numbers of infections and deaths from MERS-CoV, development of a rapid and reliable kit was crucial to prevent further spread of MERS-CoV. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we present two real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) assays for in-house rapid and sensitive diagnostic testing of MERS-CoV, detecting the regions upstream of the envelope gene (upE) and open reading frame (ORF) 1b, respectively, for initial screening and final confirmation of MERS-CoV infection, as recommended by the world health organization (WHO)...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188119/incidence-and-economic-burden-of-acute-otitis-media-in-children-aged-up-to-5years-in-three-middle-eastern-countries-and-pakistan-a-multinational-retrospective-observational-study
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Ghulam Mustafa, Amal Y Al Aidaroos, Idris S Al Abaidani, Kinga Meszaros, Kusuma Gopala, Mehmet Ceyhan, Mohamad Al-Tannir, Rodrigo DeAntonio, Shyam Bawikar, Johannes E Schmidt
Epidemiological data on acute otitis media (AOM), an infectious disease frequently affecting children, are lacking in some countries. This study was undertaken to assess the incidence of AOM in children ≤5years in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Pakistan, and Turkey, as well as the economic burden from a parent/caregiver perspective. Medical records of 4043 children (Saudi Arabia=1023, Oman=998, Pakistan=1022, Turkey=1000) were retrospectively reviewed and the incidence of AOM episodes calculated from suspected and confirmed cases...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177114/implementation-of-a-mentored-professional-development-programme-in-laboratory-leadership-and-management-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa
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L A Perrone, D Confer, E Scott, L Livingston, C Bradburn, A McGee, T Furtwangler, A Downer, A H Mokdad, J F Flandin, S Shotorbani, H Asghar, H E Tolbah, H J Ahmed, A Alwan, R Martin
Laboratories need leaders who can effectively utilize the laboratories' resources, maximize the laboratories'capacity to detect disease, and advocate for laboratories in a fluctuating health care environment. To address this need, the University of Washington, USA, created the Certificate Program in Laboratory Leadership and Management in partnership with WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, and implemented it with 17 participants and 11 mentors from clinical and public health laboratories in 10 countries (Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen) in 2014...
February 1, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174468/awareness-perceptions-and-beliefs-about-physiotherapy-held-by-physicians-working-in-saudi-arabia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Einas S Al-Eisa, Hind Al-Hoqail, Asma S Al-Rushud, Azhar Al-Harthi, Banan Al-Mass, Bashayer M Al-Harbi, Sara Al-Azzaz, Ahmad H Alghadir, Zaheen A Iqbal
[Purpose] Over the years physiotherapy has been recognized as a popular mode of treatment that decreases the disability and dependency rate of patients. However, there is still a need for its recognition in multidisciplinary health care structures. If a physician were well aware of how a physical therapist could help with treatment if patients and prevent complications, hospital patient load could be decreased to a greater extent. The aim of this study was to study the awareness, perception and beliefs of physicians working in Saudi Arabia about physiotherapy...
December 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163842/assessment-of-maternal-knowledge-about-infantile-colic-in-saudi-arabia
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Hassan Al-Shehri, Bader H Al-Mogheer, Talal H Al-Sawyan, Abdulaziz Badr Abualalaa, Omar Ahmed Jarrah, Mosleh Jabari, Abdullah Al-Faris
INTRODUCTION: The infantile colic is a difficult experience met by parents in the first few months of an infant's life. This may lead to increased discomfort for infants as well as psychological distress for mothers. This study aimed at assessing the baseline knowledge of mothers in Saudi Arabia about infantile colic mainly in regard to the etiology and management. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, a questionnaire was distributed among mothers in six primary healthcare centers (PHCC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during their visit for immunization clinics in 2016...
December 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163574/acne-vulgaris-perceptions-and-beliefs-of-saudi-adolescent-males
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Sahar H Al-Natour
INTRODUCTION: Although acne vulgaris is common in adolescents, information on their understanding of acne is minimal. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the perceptions and beliefs of Saudi youth on acne. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred twenty-nine male students (aged 13-22 years) from 6 secondary schools in the Eastern Saudi Arabia completed a self-reported questionnaire on knowledge, causation, exacerbating and relieving factors of acne. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 15...
January 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163572/knee-problems-and-its-associated-factors-among-active-cyclists-in-eastern-province-saudi-arabia
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Abdullatif K Althunyan, Magdy A Darwish, Moataza M Abdel Wahab
INTRODUCTION: Bicycling is one of the most enjoyable aerobic exercises recommended for the promotion of an individual's health. The Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia has seen a huge increase in the number of people who cycle. People have different goals for bicycling, but the injuries they sustain are common. Most of them relate to overuse, particularly of lower body joints. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of knee problems and factors associated with knee pain in cyclists...
January 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163569/use-of-hormones-and-nutritional-supplements-among-gyms-attendees-in-riyadh
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Sulaiman A Alshammari, Mishal A AlShowair, Abdulmalik AlRuhaim
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, studies have shown a high prevalence of hormones and nutritional supplement use by athletes and gym members. Many athletes consume unproven, potentially harmful or even banned supplements. OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of the use of hormones and nutritional supplements by people who exercise in gyms in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the types of supplements they most commonly use and to obtain a general view of the main reasons for using these enhancements...
January 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162966/over-the-counter-antibiotics-in-saudi-arabia-an-urgent-call-for-policy-makers
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Sharafaldeen Bin Nafisah, Salahaldin Bin Nafesa, Aliyah H Alamery, Mazen A Alhumaid, Haitham M AlMuhaidib, Fahad A Al-Eidan
Antibiotics over-consumption is a pandemic that has a tremendous cost on the overwhelmed healthcare system. The accessibility of antibiotics coupled with the misconception of public toward those drugs both of which implicated in the use and misuse of antibiotics. The aim of this study was to investigate the perception of the community toward antibiotics, its purpose and harmfulness, in addition to the accessibility of those drugs as over the counter and without prescriptions. We also investigated the behavior toward antibiotic prescriptions when perceived unnecessary...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153558/middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-mers-cov-outbreak-in-south-korea-2015-epidemiology-characteristics-and-public-health-implications
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K H Kim, T E Tandi, J W Choi, J M Moon, M S Kim
BACKGROUND: Since the first case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in South Korea was reported on 20(th) May 2015, there have been 186 confirmed cases, 38 deaths and 16,752 suspected cases. Previously published research on South Korea's MERS outbreak was limited to the early stages, when few data were available. Now that the outbreak has ended, albeit unofficially, a more comprehensive review is appropriate. METHODS: Data were obtained through the MERS portal by the Ministry for Health and Welfare (MOHW) and Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, press releases by MOHW, and reports by the MERS Policy Committee of the Korean Medical Association...
February 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153016/lack-of-association-between-polymorphism-rs540782-and-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-in-saudi-patients
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Altaf A Kondkar, Nikhil B Edward, Hatem Kalantan, Abdullah S Al-Kharashi, Saleh Altuwaijri, Gamal Mohamed, Tahira Sultan, Taif A Azad, Khaled K Abu-Amero
BACKGROUND: To investigate whether polymorphism rs540782 on chromsome 1, in close proximity to the Zona Pellucida Glycoprotein 4 (ZP4) gene, is a risk factor for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). METHOD: The study genotyped 92 unrelated POAG cases and 95 control subjects from Saudi Arabia using Taq-Man® assay. RESULTS: The genotype frequency distribution did not deviate significantly from the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (p > 0.05)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153002/access-and-utilisation-of-primary-health-care-services-comparing-urban-and-rural-areas-of-riyadh-providence-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
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Ghadah Alfaqeeh, Erica J Cook, Gurch Randhawa, Nasreen Ali
BACKGROUND: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has seen an increase in chronic diseases. International evidence suggests that early intervention is the best approach to reduce the burden of chronic disease. However, the limited research available suggests that health care access remains unequal, with rural populations having the poorest access to and utilisation of primary health care centres and, consequently, the poorest health outcomes. This study aimed to examine the factors influencing the access to and utilisation of primary health care centres in urban and rural areas of Riyadh province of the KSA...
February 2, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151453/anthropometric-cutoff-values-for-predicting-metabolic-syndrome-in-a-saudi-community-from-the-saudi-dm-study
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Khalid Al-Rubean, Amira M Youssef, Yousuf AlFarsi, Ahmad H Al-Sharqawi, Nahla Bawazeer, Mohammad T AlOtaibi, Fahd Issa AlRumaih, Muhammad Shoaib Zaidi
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome varies widely by ethnicity and by the criteria used in its definition. OBJECTIVE: To identify the optimal cutoff values for waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and body mass index (BMI) for identifying metabolic syndrome among the Saudi population. DESIGN: Nationwide household cross-sectional population-based survey. SETTING: Thirteen health sectors in Saudi Arabia...
January 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151450/outcomes-of-road-traffic-injuries-before-and-after-the-implementation-of-a-camera-ticketing-system-a-retrospective-study-from-a-large-trauma-center-in-saudi-arabia
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Suliman Alghnam, Muhamad Alkelya, Moath Alfraidy, Khalid Al-Bedah, Ibrahim Tawfiq Albabtain, Omar Alshenqeety
BACKGROUND: Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are the third leading cause of death in Saudi Arabia. Because speed is a major risk factor for severe crash-related injuries, a camera ticketing system was implemented countrywide in mid-2010 by the traffic police in an effort to improve traffic safety. There are no published studies on the effects of the system in Saudi Arabia. OBJECTIVE: To examine injury severity and associated mortality at a large trauma center before and after the implementation of the ticketing system...
January 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140707/preparing-for-practice-nursing-intern-and-faculty-perceptions-on-clinical-experiences
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Hanan AlThiga, Sharifah Mohidin, Yoon Soo Park, Ara Tekian
PURPOSE: Clinical experience and exposure to real patients are required elements of nursing education. Trainees in nursing are expected to be prepared adequately for the hard-working environment, increasing patient complexity, and higher-level competencies. This study investigates differences between nursing interns and clinical faculty on actual and perceived importance of educational preparation and development of clinical competencies, focusing on the nursing curriculum and transition to practice...
January 31, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133697/prevalence-and-predictors-of-physical-exercise-among-nurses-a-cross-sectional-study
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121518/work-related-low-back-pain-among-physical-therapists-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Ahmad Alghadir, Hamayun Zafar, Zaheen A Iqbal, Einas Al-Eisa
Low back pain (LBP) is a common health problem. Professions like physical therapy (PT), involving frequent lifting, bending, or standing, are at risk for developing LBP. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of work-related LBP and factors associated with and consequences of work-related LBP among physical therapists in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A self-administered online questionnaire (i.e., demographic data, history of LBP before and after working as a physical therapist, work setting, and effect on daily activities) was sent to 600 members of the Saudi PT association...
January 1, 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
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