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Ahmed I Albarrak, Rafiuddin Mohammed, Nasriah Zakaria, Lujain M Alyousef, Noura B Almefgai, Hend D Alqahtani, Hanan S Alamer, Ahlam A Alsulaiman
Background & Objectives: The present study was to investigate the use of the internet among university students accessing obesity health information and further to measure their satisfaction and in decision-making. Methods: A cross sectional study, among students at King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This study received ethical clearance from Institutional Review Board, College of Medicine, KSU. Female and male of undergraduate and postgraduate, enrolled through a random sampling. The survey questionnaire was self-administered and consisted of two sections...
September 2016: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
Asma M Al-Jobair, Maha A AlSarheed
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate Saudi dental students' opinions on the qualities and attributes of an effective dental teacher. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between March and May 2014 at the College of Dentistry, King Saud University. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to all students enrolled in the 2013/2014 academic year. The questionnaire contained 43 items regarding students' opinions on the qualities and attributes of a good dental teacher...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Osama Ibrahim Almosallam, Ali Aseeri, Saud Al Shanafey
BACKGROUND: Colostomy is a common part of the management of high anorectal malformation (ARM) in the pediatric population. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the type of colostomy (loop vs divided) has an impact on outcome in patients with ARM. DESIGN: A retrospective study. SETTING: King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, a tertiary care center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients who were managed with colostomy for ARM and had definitive repair during the period of January 2000 to December 2014...
September 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Sultan Ayoub Meo, Abdul Latif Mahesar, Saeed Ahmed Sheikh, Kamran Sattar, Ishfaq A Bukhari
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the research progress of Gulf Cooperation Council countries in science and social sciences. METHODS: This study was conducted in the Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from June 2014 to February 2015.All research documents related to the 1996-2013 period having an affiliation with Gulf Cooperation Council countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman, were tracked...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Nouf Backer Al Backer
Identification of health issues in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is paramount to provide appropriate care and interventions. The Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) is the one of the few current measures that assesses ASD-associated health problems thus informing intervention decisions. However, little research has been conducted to compare ATEC with other more recognized measures such as the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS). It is unclear whether these two scales can be used interchangeably or whether high scores on one scale are comparable to the other...
2016: Sudan J Paediatr
Abdalla A Saeed, Ahmed A Bahnassy, Nasser A Al-Hamdan, Faisal S Almudhaibery, Anisah Z Alyahya
BACKGROUND: Stress and its psychological manifestations are currently a major source of concern. Medical education poses challenging and potentially threatening demands for students throughout the world. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and factors associated with perceived stress in medical students in the College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study on all medical students of batches 9, 10, and 11, which constituted all the enrolled students...
September 2016: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
Turki A Al-Thunayan, Mohammed T Al-Zahrani, Ahmad A Hakeem, Fahad M Al-Zahrani, Mohammad M Al-Qattan
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the tensile strength of repaired flexor profundus tendons in young lambs, which would be equivalent to repairs in children older than 2 years of age. METHODS: A comparative in-vitro experimental study conducted at King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from October 2014 to December 2015. We utilized 30 flexor profundus tendons of young lambs with a width of 4 mm. All tendons were repaired with a 4-strand repair technique using 4/0 polypropylene core sutures...
September 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
Amjad Hussain Wyne, Bander Abdul Rahman Al-Neaim, Faisal Mohammad Al-Aloula
OBJECTIVE: To obtain information about parental attitude towards healthy weight screening/counselling during dental visits of their children. METHODS: The study was conducted at the King Saud University College of Dentistry Interns Clinic at Darraiyah University Campus, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from October to December 2013, and comprised a sample of 6-to-11-year-old children and their parents. A questionnaire was used to record height/weight data, history of body weight counselling and parental opinion regarding healthy weight screening and counselling...
August 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Ahmad Al-Mohrej, Sajida Agha
Recently, an outbreak of MERS-CoV occurred in King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC), Riyadh. This outbreak contributed to the students at the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) becoming more involved in promoting health awareness in their communities. This was a cross-sectional study that evaluated students in the clinical phase of medical school. The data were collected by an online questionnaire. The measurements were obtained using a researcher-administered and a self-reported questionnaire that had been previously validated...
August 5, 2016: Journal of Infection and Public Health
Ahmed Qannam, Ibrahim O Bello
INTRODUCTION: The increased life expectancy being observed worldwide necessitates careful planning for future geriatric oral health care needs, which should be based on epidemiologic surveys to identify these needs. We aimed to survey the range of lesions diagnosed in soft-tissue biopsies of patients over age 60 over a 30-year period in a Saudi Arabian teaching hospital. METHODS: The histopathology records of geriatric patients with complete demographic data who were diagnosed between 1984 and 2013 at the College of Dentistry, King Saud University, were reviewed...
April 2016: Saudi Dental Journal
Saud Aldeghaither, Ahmad Zubaidi, Khayal Alkhayal, Omar Al-Obaid
BACKGROUND: Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) has gained worldwide acceptance as a minimally invasive technique in colorectal procedures since its introduction in 2008. However, case series on its feasibility and safety in Saudi Arabia are lacking. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the operative results and clinical outcome of single-port laparoscopic procedures in colorectal surgeries. DESIGN: Retrospective. SETTING: This study was conducted at King Khalid university Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
July 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Sa'ed H Zyoud, Shaher H Zyoud, Samah W Al-Jabi, Waleed M Sweileh, Rahmat Awang
BACKGROUND: Recently, the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry has been growing rapidly in many countries in the world, including in Arab countries. Pharmaceuticals reach aquatic environments and are prevalent at small concentrations in wastewater from the drug manufacturing industry and hospitals. Such presence also occurs in domestic wastewater and results from the disposal of unused and expired medicines. Therefore, the objective of this study was to analyze and compare the quantity and quality of publications made by researchers in Arab countries on pharmaceutical wastewater...
2016: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Elias S Cohen
This essay is an exploration of an extended period of the last 2000 days of anticipated mortality from the perspective of an aging gerontologist. The last 2000 days come at the end of what has come to be referred to as the Third Age (Silva, L. R. (2008). [From old age to third age: The historical course of the identities linked to the process of ageing]. História, ciências, saúde-Manguinhos, 15: , 155-168. doi:10.1590/S0104-59702008000100009). Life in the last 2000 days is a period in which the appreciation of finitude comes into new prominence, affecting a variety of elements that command attention-from individuals and from scholars...
June 30, 2016: Gerontologist
Al-Waleed Al-Johar, Abdulrahman Al-Saud, Yazeed Abalkhail, Talal Jawdat, Saleh Al-Khamees, Al-Thunayan Faisal, Abdel G Abdel-Gader
BACKGROUND: Saudi females constitute less than 5% of blood donors and as demand for blood is ever increasing there is a need to identify the factors that discourage them from donating their blood and subsequently to find approaches to enhance their share as blood donors. The aim of this study is to find out the knowledge, attitude and motivation of Saudi female university students towards blood donation. METHODS: This is a questionnaire-based cross-sectional descriptive study among female students (n = 300) from six colleges: Medicine, Dentistry, Applied Medical Sciences, Science, Arts, and Business Administration at King Saud University, Riyadh...
2016: Clinical Laboratory
Sultan Ayoub Meo
To highlight the prevalence and future projections of type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The systematic analytic study was conducted in the Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from Dec 2014 to April 2015. Systematic bibliographic search of scientific databases including ISI-web of science, PubMed and Google Scholar was conducted with key words of "diabetes mellitus" "prevalence", "incidence". Total 46 peer reviewed papers were selected and examined...
June 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Abdullah M Alfawaz, Saad A Al-Dahmash
OBJECTIVE: To assess the value of current selection criteria and additional factors as predictors of performance in an ophthalmology residency training program. DESIGN: A retrospective study. PARTICIPANTS: Data were collected from the files of 166 residents who were collectively trained in an ophthalmology residency program from 2000 to 2013. METHODS: The program's selection criteria included medical school grade point average (GPA), Saudi licensing examination (SLE) score, multiple-choice question ophthalmology selection (MCQ) examination score, and interview mark...
June 2016: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
Fahad D Alosaimi, Haifa Alyahya, Hatem Alshahwan, Nawal Al Mahyijari, Shaik A Shaik
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence and correlates of smartphone addiction among university students in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia between September 2014 and March 2015. An electronic self administered questionnaire and the problematic use of mobile phones (PUMP) Scale were used.  RESULTS: Out of 2367 study subjects, 27.2% stated that they spent more than 8 hours per day using their smartphones...
June 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
Mohamed E Abd Ellatif, Haitham Alfalah, Walid A Asker, Ayman E El Nakeeb, Alaa Magdy, Waleed Thabet, Mohamed A Ghaith, Emad Abdallah, Rania Shahin, Asharf Shoma, Ibraheim E Dawoud, Ashraf Abbas, Asaad F Salama, Maged Ali Gamal
AIM: To study the preoperative and postoperative role of upper esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) in morbidly obese patients. METHODS: This is a multicenter retrospective study by reviewing the database of patients who underwent bariatric surgery (laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic Roux en Y gastric bypass, or laparoscopic minigastric bypass) in the period between 2001 June and 2015 August (Jahra Hospital-Kuwait, Hafr Elbatin Hospital and King Saud Medical City-KSA, and Mansoura University Hospital - Egypt)...
May 25, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Mohammad M Al-Qattan, Ola Helmi Mawlana, Raeesa Abdel-Twab Mohammed Ahmed, Khalid Hawary
OBJECTIVE: To determine tendon stump changes following unrepaired Achilles tendon lacerations in an animal model. STUDY DESIGN: An experimental study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from October 2013 to January 2014. METHODOLOGY: Arabbit model was developed and studied tendon retraction and histological changes in the proximal and distal stumps following transection of the Achilles tendon...
May 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Einas Al-Eisa, Asma Alderaa, Arwa AlSayyad, Fatimah AlHosawi, Shahad AlAmoudi, Sara AlTaib, Sara Mahmoud, Tarfah AlGhanim, Ahmad Alghadir, Shahnawaz Anwer
[Purpose] Interprofessional education (IPE) is an important academic approach for preparing health-care professionals to provide patient care in a collaborative team environment. This study aimed to measure the perceptions and readiness toward IPE among female undergraduate health-care students at King Saud University (KSU). [Subjects and Methods] A cross-sectional study carried out using a survey in the form of an electronic questionnaire: The Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS). The questionnaire was distributed to the students via e-mail and social media networks...
April 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
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