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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929452/knowledge-attitudes-and-behaviours-of-healthcare-workers-in-the-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia-to-mers-coronavirus-and-other-emerging-infectious-diseases
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Abdullah J Alsahafi, Allen C Cheng
Background: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has experienced a prolonged outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus since 2012. Healthcare workers (HCWs) form a significant risk group for infection. Objectives: The aim of this survey was to assess the knowledge, attitudes, infection control practices and educational needs of HCWs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to MERS coronavirus and other emerging infectious diseases. Methods: 1500 of HCWs from Saudi Ministry of Health were invited to fill a questionnaire developed to cover the survey objectives from 9 September 2015 to 8 November 2015...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924960/sun-exposure-behaviours-attitudes-and-protection-practices-among-prince-sattam-bin-abdulaziz-university-students-a-survey-study
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Nasr Addin Othman Bahakim, Bader Ghanem Alanazi, Mohammed Yousef Alead, Abdulrahman Bader Alaql, Nasser Abdulla Al-Ogail, Fahad Abdullah Alghulaydhawi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate sun exposure behaviours, sun protection practices, general knowledge, attitudes and awareness of University students about the benefits of sun exposure and harmful effects of too much or avoidance of sun exposure. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey study was conducted in December 2014 and January2015 at Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia. A questionnaire consisting of multiple-choice closed questions was used...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917214/treadmill-walking-exercise-modulates-bone-mineral-status-and-inflammatory-cytokines-in-obese-asthmatic-patients-with-long-term-intake-of-corticosteroids
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Shehab M Abd El-Kader, Osama H Al-Jiffri, Eman M Ashmawy, Riziq Allah M Gaowgzeh
BACKGROUND: Obesity and asthma are an important public health problem in Saudi Arabia. An increasing body of data supports the hypothesis that obesity is a risk factor for asthma. Asthma appears to be associated with low bone mineral density (BMD) due to long-term use of corticosteroids. Studies recently showed that weight bearing exercise training can increase mineral bone density, reduce weight and improve metabolic control. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to measure the effects of treadmill walking exercises on bone mineral status and inflammatory cytokines in obese asthmatic patients treated with long term intake of corticosteroids...
September 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911983/fibrin-glue-versus-sutures-for-conjunctival-autografting-in-primary-pterygium-surgery
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REVIEW
Vito Romano, Mario Cruciani, Luigi Conti, Luigi Fontana
BACKGROUND: Pterygium, a growth of the conjunctiva over the cornea, is a progressive disease leading in advanced stages to visual impairment, restriction of ocular motility, chronic inflammation and cosmetic concerns. Surgical removal is the treatment of choice, but recurrence can be a problem. Currently the best surgical option in terms of recurrence is conjunctival autograft. To date the most common surgical methods of attaching conjunctival autografts to the sclera are through suturing or fibrin glue...
December 2, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893209/determination-of-metal-levels-in-shamma-smokeless-tobacco-with-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry-icp-ms-in-najran-saudi-arabia
#5
Eid Ibrahim Brima
Objective: The use of Shamma (smokeless tobacco) by certain groups is giving rise to health problems, including cancer, in parts of Saudi Arabia. Our objective was to determine metals levels in Shamma using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Methods: Thirty-three samples of Shamma (smokeless tobacco) were collected, comprising four types: brown Shamma (n = 14.0), red Shamma (n = 9.0), white Shamma (n = 4.0), and yellow Shamma (n = 6.0). All samples were collected randomly from Shamma users in the city of Najran...
January 10, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874154/characterizing-sleeping-habits-and-disturbances-among-saudi-adults
#6
Mohamad Al-Tannir, Samer Y Kobrosly, Ahmad H Al-Badr, Nourhan A Salloum, Youssef M Altannir
To characterize sleeping habits, assess sleep disturbance prevalence, and identify associated factors among Saudi adults.  Methods: A total of 1720 adults were approached for this observational cross-sectional study between October 2014 and March 2015. The study took place in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. We used a questionnaire to describe sleeping characteristics in relation to existing chronic diseases, smoking status, obesity, daily performance and sociodemographic variables. Results: The response rate was 79...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872828/middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-disease-is-rare-in-children-an-update-from-saudi-arabia
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Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq, Rana F Kattan, Ziad A Memish
AIM: To summarize the reported Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases, the associated clinical presentations and the outcomes. METHODS: We searched the Saudi Ministry of Health website, the World Health Organization website, and the Flutracker website. We also searched MEDLINE and PubMed for the keywords: Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus, MERS-CoV in combination with pediatric, children, childhood, infancy and pregnancy from the initial discovery of the virus in 2012 to 2016...
November 8, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872551/evaluation-of-fluoride-levels-in-bottled-water-and-their-contribution-to-health-and-teeth-problems-in-the-united-arab-emirates
#8
Mohamed Yehia Z Abouleish
Fluoride is needed for better health, yet if ingested at higher levels it may lead to health problems. Fluoride can be obtained from different sources, with drinking water being a major contributor. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), bottled water is the major source for drinking. The aim of this research is to measure fluoride levels in different bottled water brands sold in UAE, to determine whether fluoride contributes to better health or health problems. The results were compared to international and local standards...
October 2016: Saudi Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872550/waterpipe-smoking-among-health-sciences-university-students-knowledge-attitude-and-patterns-of-use
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K H Awan, A Alrshedan, M Al Kahtani, S Patil
INTRODUCTION: Although waterpipe smoking is common in Gulf counties, its prevalence in Saudi Arabia is uncertain. The purposes of this study were (a) to assess the prevalence of waterpipe smoking among healthcare university students in Saudi Arabia and (b) to determine their attitudes and practices of waterpipe smoking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among university students of three different health sciences colleges, namely medical, dental, and pharmacy, of a public university, through random cluster sampling...
October 2016: Saudi Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843351/orthodontic-treatment-need-among-young-saudis-attending-public-versus-private-dental-practices-in-riyadh
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Asma M Al-Jobair, Laila F Baidas, Anfal A Al-Hamid, Sara G Al-Qahtani, Amani T Al-Najjar, Huda M Al-Kawari
OBJECTIVE: To assess and compare the severity of malocclusion and orthodontic treatment need among young Saudis receiving free treatment at public dental practices versus those paying for treatment at private practices. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated the records of 300 patients (179 females, 121 males; age 13-21 years) treated at orthodontic clinics from 2013 through 2015. The public sample was selected from orthodontic clinics at the College of Dentistry, King Saud University (KSU); the private sample was selected from five private orthodontic clinics in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
2016: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836348/assessing-the-concentration-of-phthalate-esters-paes-and-bisphenol-a-bpa-and-the-genotoxic-potential-of-treated-wastewater-final-effluent-in-saudi-arabia
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Iman Al-Saleh, Rola Elkhatib, Tahreer Al-Rajoudi, Ghofran Al-Qudaihi
Plasticizers such as phthalate esters (PAEs) and bisphenol A (BPA) are highly persistent organic pollutants that tend to bio-accumulate in humans through the soil-plant-animal food chain. Some studies have reported the potential carcinogenic and teratogenic effects in addition to their estrogenic activities. Water resources are scarce in Saudi Arabia, and several wastewater treatment plants (WTPs) have been constructed for agricultural and industrial use. This study was designed to: (1) measure the concentrations of BPA and six PAEs, dimethyl phthalate (DMP), diethyl phthalate (DEP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and dioctyl phthalate (DOP), in secondary- and tertiary-treated wastewater collected from five WTPs in three Saudi cities for four to five weeks and (2) test their potential genotoxicity...
November 8, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834445/eastern-mediterranean-health-journal-emhj-a-20-year-overview-1995-2014
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A Mandil, F Curlet, H Nour El-Din, N Abu-Saleh, M Soliman
The EMHJ was established in 1995 to provide a peer-reviewed platform for health professionals to share their research with the scientific community. The objective of this review was to examine EMR public health research trends, as reflected by EMHJ publications in 20 years (1995-2014), through secondary data analysis. Published articles were categorized according to EMR strategic priority areas (93%), i.e. health systems strengthening (25%); reproductive and child health (22%); communicable diseases (26%); noncommunicable diseases (25%); emergency preparedness (1...
November 2, 2016: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833485/toward-competency-based-curriculum-application-of-workplace-based-assessment-tools-in-the-national-saudi-arabian-anesthesia-training-program
#13
Ama Boker
BACKGROUND: The anesthesia training program of the Saudi Commission for health specialties has introduced a developed competency-based anesthesia residency program starting from 2015 with the utilization of the workplace-based assessment (WBA) tools, namely mini-clinical exercises (mini-CEX), direct observation of procedural skills (DOPS), and case-based discussion (CBD). OBJECTIVES: This work aimed to describe the process of development of anesthesia-specific list of mini-CEX, DOPS, and CBD tools within the Saudi Arabian Anesthesia Training Programs...
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833483/acquired-hypernatremia-in-a-general-surgical-intensive-care-unit-incidence-and-prognosis
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Mariam A Alansari, Ahmed Abdulmomen, Mohammed Hussein, Ahmad Mohmmad Zubaidi, Jalal T Alswaiti
PURPOSE: Intensive Care Unit (ICU)-acquired hypernatremia (IAH) is a serious electrolyte disturbance that recently was shown to present an independent risk factor for mortality in critically ill patients. IAH has not been widely investigated in Surgical ICU (SICU) patients. No study has specifically investigated IAH epidemiology in the Kingdome of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in general SICU. The objectives of this study are to assess the epidemiological characteristics and prognostic impact of IAH on SICU mortality and outcome in KSA and compare it with international figures...
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829807/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-of-the-general-public-toward-sun-exposure-and-protection-a-national-survey-in-saudi-arabia
#15
Khalid M AlGhamdi, Aeed S AlAklabi, Abdulla Z AlQahtani
Background: Many international studies have been conducted to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of the public toward sun exposure and sun-protection measures. However, there are scarce data on these factors from the Middle East. Objectives: This study aimed to explore the KAP of the public toward sun exposure and sun-protection measures among Saudis. Methods: A cross-sectional survey using a specially designed questionnaire was conducted on a stratified random sample of the general population in the five geographical regions of Saudi Arabia (central, eastern, northern, southern, and western)...
November 2016: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826207/psychosocial-predictors-of-nonadherence-to-medical-management-among-patients-on-maintenance-dialysis
#16
Fahad Dakheel Alosaimi, Mohammed Asiri, Saleh Alsuwayt, Tariq Alotaibi, Mohammed Bin Mugren, Abdulmalik Almufarrih, Saad Almodameg
BACKGROUND: A number of reports suggest a link between depression and nonadherence to recommended management for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients on maintenance dialysis. However, the relationship between nonadherence and other psychosocial factors have been inadequately examined. OBJECTIVES: To examine the prevalence of psychosocial factors including depression, anxiety, insecure attachment style, as well as cognitive impairment and their associations with adherence to recommended management of ESRD...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821186/the-changing-malaria-landscape-in-aseer-region-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia-2000-2015
#17
Ali Mohamed Alshahrani, Tarig M Abdelgader, Ibrahim Saeed, AbdulRhman Al-Akhshami, Mohamed Al-Ghamdi, Mohammed H Al-Zahrani, Ibrahim El Hassan, David Kyalo, Robert W Snow
BACKGROUND: In 2004, a revised action plan was developed, supported by the World Health Organization, to eliminate malaria from Saudi Arabia by preventing re-introduction of malaria into regions since declared malaria free, eliminating foci of transmission in the Mecca and Medina areas and a concerted effort of foci surveillance and control, to eliminate malaria from the regions of Jazan and Aseer. This paper provides the context, activities, progress, and possible contributions toward malaria elimination in the Aseer region since 2000, with a more detailed analysis of the spatial location of locally acquired case incidence since 2012...
November 8, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812197/a-comparative-study-of-clinical-presentation-and-risk-factors-for-adverse-outcome-in-patients-hospitalised-with-acute-respiratory-disease-due-to-mers-coronavirus-or-other-causes
#18
Musa A Garbati, Shamsudeen F Fagbo, Vicky J Fang, Leila Skakni, Mercy Joseph, Tariq A Wani, Benjamin J Cowling, Malik Peiris, Ahmed Hakawi
Middle East Respiratory syndrome (MERS) first emerged in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and remains a global health concern. The objective of this study was to compare the clinical features and risk factors for adverse outcome in patients with RT-PCR confirmed MERS and in those with acute respiratory disease who were MERS-CoV negative, presenting to the King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) in Riyadh between October 2012 and May 2014. The demographics, clinical and laboratory characteristics and clinical outcomes of patients with RT-PCR confirmed MERS-CoV infection was compared with those testing negative MERS-CoV PCR...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809919/primary-health-care-centers-extent-of-challenges-and-demand-for-oral-health-care-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
#19
Abeer Al-Jaber, Omar B Da'ar
BACKGROUND: As primary health care (PHC) centers in Saudi Arabia provide standardized preventive and curative oral health care (OHC) services, challenges remain. In addition, evidence of determinants of OHC seeking behavior is unknown. The aim of this study was to identify common challenges faced by patients seeking OHC in PHC centers and assess determinants of demand for OHC in Riyadh. METHODS: After institutional approval and piloting, 320 adult patients were sampled at two large PHC centers in October 2015...
November 4, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806463/prevalence-and-reasons-for-consumption-of-energy-drinks-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-jeddah-saudi-arabia
#20
Amani A Alrasheedi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate how frequently male and female school and university students consumed energy drinks, their reasons for drinking them, and the extent of their knowledge about the beverages. METHODS: A self-administrated questionnaire was used to collect data from 4355 students (ages 12-26 years). RESULTS: Nearly 60% of the students consumed at least one can of an energy drink per week, and 63.3% drank two to four cans per week...
June 30, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
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