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Waleed Alharbi

Waleed Alrogy, Dunia Jawdat, Muhannad Alsemari, Abdulrahman Alharbi, Abdullah Alasaad, Ali H Hajeer
Organ transplantation is recognized worldwide as an effective treatment for organ failure. However, due to the increase in the number of patients requiring a transplant, a shortage of suitable organs for transplantation has become a global problem. Human organ trade is an illegal practice of buying or selling organs and is universally sentenced. The aim of this study was to search social network for organ trade and offerings in Saudi Arabia. The study was conducted from June 22, 2015 to February 19, 2016. The search was conducted on Twitter, Google answers, and Facebook using the following terms: kidney for sale, kidneys for sale, liver for sale, kidney wanted, liver wanted, kidney donor, and liver donor...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Khalid A Alnemer, Waleed M Alhuzaim, Ahmed A Alnemer, Bader B Alharbi, Abdulrahman S Bawazir, Omar R Barayyan, Faisal K Balaraj
BACKGROUND: Health care professionals are utilizing Twitter to communicate, develop disease surveillance systems, and mine health-related information. The immediate users of this health information is the general public, including patients. This necessitates the validation of health-related tweets by health care professionals to ensure they are evidence based and to avoid the use of noncredible information as a basis for critical decisions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate health-related tweets on Twitter for validity (evidence based) and to create awareness in the community regarding the importance of evidence-based health-related tweets...
2015: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Khalid Khalaf Alharbi, Tarek S Kashour, Wejdan Al-Hussaini, May Salem Nbaheen, Rana M W Hasanato, Sarar Mohamed, Waleed Tamimi, Imran Ali Khan
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is caused by genetic defects involving the low density lipoprotein-receptor (LDL-R), predisposing affected people to premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and death. The aim of the present study was to assess certain exons in the LDLR gene mutation detection analysis affecting in the Saudi population with FH. This case-control study was carried out with 200 subjects; 100 were FH cases and 100 were healthy controls. Five mL of venous blood samples were collected from all the subjects and used for biochemical and genetic analysis...
2015: Acta Biochimica Polonica
Khalid K Alharbi, Tom G Richardson, Imran Ali Khan, Rabbani Syed, Abdul Khader Mohammed, Christopher R Boustred, Tom R Gaunt, Waleed Tamimi, Nasser M Al-Daghri, Ian N M Day
Large scale studies in Europeans have clearly identified common polymorphism affecting BMI and obesity. We undertook a genotype study to examine the impact of variants, known to influence obesity, in a sample from the Saudi Arabian population, notable for its profound combination of low mean physical activity indices and high energy intake. Anthropometry measures and genotypes were obtained for 367 Saudis, taken from King Saud University and Biomarker Screening Project in Riyadh (Riyadh Cohort). We observed large effect sizes with obesity for rs10767664 (BDNF) (OR = 1...
2014: Disease Markers
Darren Mylotte, Ali Andalib, Pascal Thériault-Lauzier, Magdalena Dorfmeister, Mina Girgis, Waleed Alharbi, Michael Chetrit, Christos Galatas, Samuel Mamane, Igal Sebag, Jean Buithieu, Luc Bilodeau, Benoit de Varennes, Kevin Lachapelle, Ruediger Lange, Giuseppe Martucci, Renu Virmani, Nicolo Piazza
AIMS: A comprehensive description of transcatheter heart valve (THV) failure has not been performed. We undertook a systematic review to investigate the aetiology, diagnosis, management, and outcomes of THV failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: The systematic review was performed in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines using EMBASE, MEDLINE, and Scopus. Between December 2002 and March 2014, 70 publications reported 87 individual cases of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) failure...
June 1, 2015: European Heart Journal
A T Williams, P Randerson, O A Alharbi
Forty-five beaches at 41 bathing area locations in Wales were analysed for litter in 2000 and 2012, via a standard seven category checklist. Fourteen resorts, 2 urban, 11 village, 15 rural 3 remote, were graded, A to D. A grade beach numbers changed from 5 to19; B, 27 to 24; C, 9 to 2; D, 4 to 0, many beaches maintaining their current status. Assuming trend continuance within the next 12 years, the A:B grade ratio would approach equilibrium of 44:56, with no grade C or D beaches. Recreational litter was ubiquitous; fishing materials prevalent along Cardigan Bay...
July 15, 2014: Marine Pollution Bulletin
Hanan Alfawaz, Hani Tamim, Shmeylan Alharbi, Saleh Aljaser, Waleed Tamimi
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in several chronic, non-communicable diseases independent of its conventional role in bone and calcium homeostasis. In this retrospective study, we determined the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and its association to several cardiometabolic indices among patients visiting King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC), a tertiary hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: A total of 3475 charts of out-patient subjects who visited KAMC from September 2009 until December 2010 were reviewed and included...
2014: BMC Public Health
Khalid K Alharbi, Tarek S Kashour, Wejdan Al-Hussaini, May Salem Al-Nbaheen, Sarar Mohamed, Rana M W Hasanato, Waleed Tamimi, Mohammed Yahya Al-Naami, Imran Ali Khan
BACKGROUND: The study of the association between genotype and phenotype is of great importance for the prediction of multiple diseases and pathophysiological conditions. The relationship between angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) Insertion/Deletion (I/D) polymorphism and Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) has been not fully investigated in all the ethnicities. In this study we sought to determine the frequency of I/D polymorphism genotypes of ACE gene in Saudi patients with FH. RESULTS: This is a case-control study carried out purely in Saudi population...
2013: Lipids in Health and Disease
Ali Andalib, Samuel Mamane, Ian Schiller, Andrea Zakem, Darren Mylotte, Giuseppe Martucci, Pascal Lauzier, Waleed Alharbi, Renzo Cecere, Magdalena Dorfmeister, Ruediger Lange, James Brophy, Nicolo Piazza
AIMS: To evaluate the outcomes of mitral valve surgery in octogenarians with severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation (MR). METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of data on octogenarians who underwent mitral valve replacement (MVR) or mitral valve repair (MVRpr). Our search yielded 16 retrospective studies. Using Bayesian hierarchical models, we estimated the pooled proportion of 30-day mortality, postoperative stroke, and long-term survival...
February 2014: EuroIntervention
Abdul Majid Wani, Waleed Mohd Hussain, Wail AlMiamini, Amer M Khoujah, Mohd S Diari, Mubeena Akhtar, Zeyad S Alharbi
Peptic ulcer perforation and haemorrhage is not unusual as a complication of peptic ulcer disease. In the older patientspresentation can be dramatic and atypical. The authors are presenting a case of duodenal ulcer perforation and haemorrhage which was misdiagnosed as a gastric malignancy and thus failure to have Helicobacter pylori eradication, recurrence with complication and hesitancy in surgical intervention due to initial label of malignancy.
2011: BMJ Case Reports
Waleed Altaweel, Mohannad Alharbi
AIMS: The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence, risk factors, and impact upon health related quality of life (HRQL) of urinary incontinence in Saudi women. METHODS: We performed a clinic-based cross-sectional survey. 6,600 women aged 20 years and older were selected. The bother of urinary incontinence symptoms was assessed using the Arabic version of the short form of Urogenital Distress Inventory (UDI-6) questionnaire. We measured the impact of urinary incontinence on HRQL using the Incontinence Impact Questionnaire (IIQ-7)...
June 2012: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Waleed Tamimi, Norah Hamad Al-Kharji, Melfi Alanazi, Naila Felimban, Ali Al-Khulif, Khalid K Alharbi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic value of the enzyme creatine kinase (CK) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of children with meningitis. METHOD: CSF samples were collected from seventy one children suspected of having meningitis. The levels of total CK, CK-BB, Glucose, total protein, WBC counts, and culture were determined in the CSF. The cutoff value for total CK in the CSF was defined as 18 U/L. RESULTS: Three cases (4%) of bacterial meningitis and 11 cases (15%) of aseptic meningitis were confirmed by culture...
August 2008: Clinical Biochemistry
Mohamed Naguib, Abdulhamid H Samarkandi, Khaled Abdullah, Waleed Riad, Saleh W Alharby
BACKGROUND: The authors examined the notion that a reduction in succinylcholine dose from 1 mg/kg to approximately 0.6 mg/kg would allow a faster recovery of spontaneous ventilation and reduction in the incidence of hemoglobin desaturation during the period of apnea in simulated complete upper airway obstruction situations. METHODS: This prospective, randomized, double-blind study involved 60 patients. After preoxygenation to an end-tidal oxygen concentration >90%, patients were anesthetized with 2 microg/kg fentanyl and 2 mg/kg propofol...
January 2005: Anesthesiology
Mohamed Naguib, Abdulhamid Samarkandi, Waleed Riad, Saleh W Alharby
BACKGROUND: The authors reappraised the conventional wisdom that the intubating dose of succinylcholine must be 1.0 mg/kg and attempted to define the lower range of succinylcholine doses that provide acceptable intubation conditions in 95% of patients within 60 s. METHODS: This prospective, randomized, double-blind study involved 200 patients. Anesthesia was induced with 2 mug/kg fentanyl and 2 mg/kg propofol. After loss of consciousness, patients were randomly allocated to receive 0...
November 2003: Anesthesiology
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