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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461449/optimizing-vancomycin-monitoring-in-pediatric-patients
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Abdullah Alsultan, Manal Abouelkheir, Saeed Alqahtani, Ahmad Aljabri, Ali M Somily, Sarah Alsubaie, Abdulkarim Alrabiaah, Elham Bukhari, Fahad Alzamil
INTRODUCTION: Several studies have reported that trough levels may not be optimal for monitoring vancomycin therapy, because of overexposure and nephrotoxicity risks. Therefore, we developed a population pharmacokinetic model to optimize vancomycin dosing and monitoring in pediatrics. METHODS: Data were retrospectively collected on 76 pediatric patients aged 1-12 years, admitted to general pediatric wards or ICUs at King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
February 15, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456375/assessment-of-queries-received-by-the-drug-information-center-at-king-saud-medical-city
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Dlal Abdulrahman Almazrou, Sheraz Ali, Jasser Ali Alzhrani
Background: The complexity of drug therapies has increased the need to evaluate the drug information scientifically. In this regard, the aim of drug information centers (DICs) is to promote rational use of drugs in a health-care setting. DI pharmacists play a vital role in providing the necessary and reliable information on drugs to promote the concept of rational drug use, eventually leading to a better patient outcome. The objective of the present study was to assess the drug-related queries received by the DIC at the King Saud Medical City (KSMC) from health-care professionals working in a large tertiary care setting...
October 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456210/appraising-the-outcome-and-complications-of-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-in-self-care-peritoneal-dialysis-and-assisted-peritoneal-dialysis-a-5-year-review-of-a-single-saudi-center
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Jamal Saleh Al Wakeel, Mohammed A Al Ghonaim, Abdullah Aldohayan, Saira Usama, Saad Al Obaili, Ahmad R Tarakji, Mohammad Alkhowaiter
Our objective is to study the outcomes and complications of peritoneal dialysis (PD) including comparison of self-care PD with home-care assisted PD during a five-year period. A retrospective study of PD data at King Saud University-affiliated hospital in Riyadh from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2013. One hundred and eleven patients were included (female 55%). The average age was 47.4 (1-83) years. Twenty-one (18.91%) patients were on continuous ambulatory PD and 90 (81.08%) on automated PD. The mean time on PD was 23...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436570/the-effects-of-irradiance-and-exposure-time-on-the-surface-roughness-of-bulk-fill-composite-resin-restorative-materials
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Fahad I Alkhudhairy
To evaluate the surface roughness of 4 different bulk-fill resin-based composites cured using different irradiance levels. Methods: This in vitro study was performed in February 2017 to August 2017 at the College of Dentistry, King Saud University. Twenty-four specimens were prepared from each of the bulk-fill materials [Tetric N-Ceram (TNC), SonicFill (SF), Smart Dentin Replacement (SDR), and Filtek Bulk-Fill (FB)] using a brass metal mold, resulting in a total of 96 specimens, cured using a Bluephase N light curing unit...
February 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379361/molecular-genetic-studies-in-saudi-population-identified-variants-from-gwas-and-meta-analysis-in-stroke
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Khalid Khalaf Alharbi, Imran Ali Khan, Mohammad Abdullah Alotaibi, Abdullah Saud Aloyaid, Haifa Abdulaziz Al-Basheer, Naelah Abdullah Alghamdi, Raid Saleem Al-Baradie, A M Al-Sulaiman
Introduction: Stroke is a multifactorial and heterogeneous disorder, correlates with heritability and considered as one of the major diseases. The prior reports performed the variable models such as genome-wide association studies (GWAS), replication, case-control, cross-sectional and meta-analysis studies and still, we lack diagnostic marker in the global world. There are limited studies were carried out in Saudi population, and we aim to investigate the molecular association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) identified through GWAS and meta-analysis studies in stroke patients in the Saudi population...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379335/advancing-pharmaceuticals-and-patient-safety-in-saudi-arabia-a-2030-vision-initiative
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Tariq M Alhawassi, Hatem A Abuelizz, Mansour Almetwazi, Mansour A Mahmoud, Ahmed Alghamdi, Yazed S Alruthia, Nasser BinDhim, Khalid A Alburikan, Yousif A Asiri, Peter J Pitts
Low-quality medicines deliver sub-optimal clinical outcomes and waste precious health resources. It is important to ensure that public funds are spent on healthcare technologies that meet national regulatory bodies such as the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), quality standards for safety, efficacy, and quality. Medicines quality is a complicated combination of pre-market regulatory specifications, appropriate sourcing of ingredients (active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), excipients, etc.), manufacturing processes, healthcare ecosystem communications, and regular and robust pharmacovigilance practices...
January 2018: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371720/learning-preferences-among-dental-students-using-the-vark-questionnaire-a-comparison-between-different-academic-levels-and-gender
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Nasser AlQahtani, Khalid AlMoammar, Sahar Taher, Sahar AlBarakati, Eman AlKofide
OBJECTIVE: To examine the learning style preferences of undergraduate dental students and determine the influence of gender on their selection. METHODS: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted at the College of Dentistry, King Saud University, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from September 2016 to January 2017.The Arabic version of visual, audio, read/write, and kinaesthetic questionnaire was administered to students from the first to the fifth academic year...
January 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332110/association-of-psychological-stress-with-skin-symptoms-among-medical-students
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Ghada A Bin Saif, Hala M Alotaibi, Abdullateef A Alzolibani, Noor A Almodihesh, Hamad F Albraidi, Najed M Alotaibi, Gil Yosipovitch
To evaluate the association between psychological stress and skin symptoms among medical students.  Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out between January and June 2015. Electronic survey consists of Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ) and Self-Reported Skin Complaints Questionnaire were distributed to all 1435 undergraduate students at College of Medicine, King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Results: Final analysis was performed on data from 529 (36.9%) students. Students were divided into three groups: least stressed students, n=135, PSQ index less than 0...
January 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332107/the-sleep-architecture-of-saudi-arabian-patients-with-kleine-levin-syndrome
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Saad M Al Shareef, Aljohara S Almeneessier, Omeima Hammad, Richard M Smith, Ahmed S BaHammam
To establish baseline sleep architecture during an acute attack of Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS) in a cohort of Saudi Arabian KLS patients and compare these characteristics with other published cohorts. Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study of the polysomnographic characteristics of 10 typical symptomatic Saudi Arabian KLS patients attending the University Sleep Disorders Center, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between 2002 and 2015. Data were captured by nocturnal polysomnography during an acute attack of hypersomnia and compared with other published cohorts identified via a systematic literature search...
January 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248841/readiness-for-self-directed-learning-how-bridging-and-traditional-nursing-students-differs
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Homood A Alharbi
BACKGROUND: The dean of the nursing college has an initiative to reform the BSN program in the college to minimize the use of lecturing and maximize interactive and lifelong learning. Appropriate assessment of how our students are prepared to be self-directed learners is crucial. OBJECTIVE: To compare traditional and bridging students in regard to their SDLR scores in the nursing college in Saudi Arabia. DESIGN: This was a comparative study to compare traditional and bridging students in regard to their self-directed learning readiness scores (SDLR)...
December 11, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181890/acute-kidney-injury-induced-by-concomitant-use-of-vancomycin-and-piperacillin-tazobactam-in-pediatrics
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Manal Abouelkheir, Sarah Alsubaie
BACKGROUND: Vancomycin is very commonly used in combination with piperacillin-tazobactam (PTZ) as an initial empiric therapy for moderate to severe infections, whenever coverage for both methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa is required. The combination of vancomycin and PTZ in adults has recently been reported to significantly increase the risk of developing acute kidney injury (AKI) relative to vancomycin monotherapy; such reports in pediatrics are sparse...
November 27, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142580/medical-education-journal-club-two-years-experience-at-king-saud-university
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Samina A Khan, Mona M Soliman
Objective: Medical Education Journal Club is an evidence-based approach to teach and learn critical appraisal techniques on available literature. This study evaluates the implementation and experience of two academic years of Journal club at Medical Education Department, King Saud University. Methods: We started JC in 2015 at medical education department, KSU. An invitation with a published paper and event poster were sent 2 weeks prior of the session to participants...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142573/standing-out-with-professionalism-how-do-students-and-faculty-of-two-different-medical-schools-perceive-it
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Kamran Sattar, Sue Roff, Durdana Siddiqui, Sultan Ayoub Meo
Background and Objectives: Medical professionalism is an essential aspect of medical education and practice worldwide. Our objective was to explore and compare the perception as recommended sanctions about professionalism lapses, using the "Dundee Polyprofessionalism Inventory I: Academic Integrity", among the faculty and the students' of two different medical schools in Saudi Arabia. Methods: Respondents from the two medical schools in Saudi Arabia, recommended sanctions for the first time, absolute lapses in academic professionalism were determined by using the "Dundee Polyprofessionalism Inventory 1: Academic Integrity"...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137958/knowledge-and-information-sources-on-standard-precautions-and-infection-control-of-health-sciences-students-at-king-saud-bin-abdulaziz-university-for-health-sciences-saudi-arabia-riyadh
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Abdullah Khubrani, Meshal Albesher, Abdulah Alkahtani, Faisal Alamri, Majid Alshamrani, Emad Masuadi
BACKGROUND: Only one study has been conducted in Saudi Arabia to assess medical students' knowledge of standard precautions (SPs) and infection control (IC). In this study, we examined knowledge of SPs and IC among clinical students attending the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we targeted clinical students from the following five colleges: Medicine (fifth and sixth years); Dentistry (second semester of the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth years); Applied Medical Sciences (third and fourth years); Nursing (third and fourth years); and Pharmacy (third, fourth, and fifth years)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073172/perceptions-of-gender-equality-work-environment-support-and-social-issues-for-women-doctors-at-a-university-hospital-in-riyadh-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
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Shehla Baqi, Amal Albalbeesi, Sundus Iftikhar, Naila Baig-Ansari, Mohammad Alanazi, Awadh Alanazi
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is an Islamic monarchy and was established in 1932. Saudi women first entered the medical field in 1975 and the country has since seen a steady increase in women pursuing medicine. However, there is limited data on gender related issues for women doctors practicing in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, our study objective was to assess the perception amongst peers regarding gender equality and social issues faced by women doctors in Saudi Arabia. An online anonymous cross-sectional survey was administered in English to doctors at King Khalid Hospital, affiliated to King Saud University, in Riyadh, between April and May of 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064329/erratum
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Alghadir, A., Zafar, H., Iqbal, Z. A., Al-Eisa, E. (2017). Work-related low back pain among physical therapists in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Workplace Health & Safety, 65(8), 337-345. (Original DOI: 10.1177/2165079916670167). The following acknowledgment should have been included in this article. The text is included below. Acknowledgment The authors are grateful to the Deanship of Scientific Research, King Saud University for funding through Vice Deanship of Scientific Research Chairs.
October 1, 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063151/correction-to-a-case-series-of-lateral-opening-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy-for-valgus-malalignment
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Brett Collins, Alan Getgood, Abdulaziz Z Alomar, J Robert Giffin, Kevin Willits, Peter J Fowler, Trevor B Birmingham, Robert B Litchfield
Unfortunately, one of the co-author affiliation was incorrect in the original publication of this article. The correct affiliation is given below: Abdulaziz Z. Alomar, King Khalid University Hospital, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
October 23, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033527/dental-students-perceptions-of-an-online-learning
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Moshabab A Asiry
OBJECTIVES: To identify the readiness of students for online learning, to investigate their preference and perception, and to measure the quality of online tutorials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 14-statement questionnaire was administered to fourth year undergraduate dental students in male campus at King Saud University who completed preclinical orthodontic course. The students responded to each statement by using Likert scale. RESULTS: The results reveal a high agreement of students (27...
October 2017: Saudi Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989127/relationship-of-body-mass-index-with-diet-physical-activities-and-lifestyles-of-dental-students
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Syed R Habib, Sakhar Alghofaily, Hussam Alshamrani, Abdullah Alhammad, Kamran Habib Awan
INTRODUCTION: The objective of the study was to investigate the prevalence of overweight issues and obesity by recording the body mass index (BMI) and explore the dietary habits, physical activities (PAs), and lifestyles of male students at the College of Dentistry, King Saud University. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A custom-designed self-administrative form and questionnaire were used in this study for data collection. The first part of the form was used to record the participants' height and weight for the BMI...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924280/antibiotics-use-and-misuse-in-upper-respiratory-tract-infection-patients-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-analysis-in-university-hospital-saudi-arabia
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Waseem Hajjar, Sami Alnassar, Sara Al-Khelb, Sarah Al-Mutairi, Norah Al-Refayi, Sultan Ayoub Meo
OBJECTIVE: To assess the awareness and causes of antibiotics use and misuse in patients with upper respiratory tract infections. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from January 2014 to December 2015, and comprised patients suffering from upper respiratory tract infections. A well-established, self-administrated questionnaire was randomly distributed to the patients. The questionnaire consisted of 3 parts: demographic variables, knowledge, and beliefs, and behaviour towards antibiotic use and misuse...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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