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January 17, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339631/abstracts-of-award-winning-posters-22nd-annual-health-sciences-poster-conference-faculty-of-medicine-health-sciences-centre-kuwait-university-kuwait-march-7-9-2017-abstracts
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January 17, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334162/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-children-with-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis-treated-with-tnf-inhibitors-in-comparison-to-conventional-agents
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Nawaf Al Mutairi, Dhuha Alrqobah, Nasser Haji Hussain
Association of childhood psoriasis with metabolic syndrome has not been studied well. TNF-alfa contributes to the inflammation seen in metabolic syndrome, and recently etanercept has shown to reduce the levels of inflammatory markers. Assessment of prevalence of metabolic syndrome in juvenile psoriasis patients in Kuwait. We included 236 patients with moderate to severe psoriasis below 18 years treated for at least 24 weeks with TNF inhibitors (Group A), and equal number of age and sex matched cases treated with conventional medications (Group B)...
January 15, 2018: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325555/the-readiness-of-hospital-pharmacists-in-kuwait-to-practise-evidence-based-medicine-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ali Jasem Buabbas, Fatemah Mohammad Alsaleh, Hamza Mohamad Al-Shawaf, Ali Abdullah, Abdullah Almajran
BACKGROUND: The evolving role of pharmacists in providing pharmaceutical care, as part of the healthcare team, challenges them to acquire up-to-date knowledge of medicines to make the best clinical decisions. The volume of medical literature is on the increase, and it is important to utilise these resources to optimise patients' therapeutic outcomes. This study aimed at assessing the readiness of government hospital pharmacists in practising evidence-based medicine (EBM) in Kuwait in regards to their attitude, knowledge and skills, as well as the perceived barriers and facilitators...
January 11, 2018: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306891/community-pharmacists-services-for-women-during-pregnancy-and-breast-feeding-in-kuwait-a-cross-sectional-study
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Abdullah Albassam, Abdelmoneim Awad
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to identify the services provided by community pharmacists in Kuwait and their views regarding self-care in pregnancy and lactation. In addition, it determined the pharmacists' recommendations for treatment of pregnancy-related and breast feeding-related ailments. DESIGN: Cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey. SETTING: Community pharmacies in Kuwait. PARTICIPANTS: 207 pharmacies were randomly selected from the Ministry of Health database...
January 5, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305305/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-the-procedureless-intragastric-balloon
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Salman Alsabah, Eliana Al Haddad, Shehab Ekrouf, Ahmad Almulla, Saud Al-Subaie, Mubarak Al Kendari
BACKGROUND: Obesity is on a continuous rise worldwide, and with it, novel bariatric procedures have emerged. The introduction of gastric balloons has opened up a nonsurgical option for patients opting for it. However, they still require some form of sedation and endoscopy for insertion and/or removal. OBJECTIVES: The Elipse balloon is a novel creation that has managed to bypass both these procedures; therefore, the investigation into its effectiveness is of importance...
December 9, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301135/a-retrospective-analysis-of-dialysis-events-over-a-3-year-period-in-an-outpatient-dialysis-unit-in-the-state-of-kuwait
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Moustapha Ramadan, Gautam Hebbar
OBJECTIVE: To determine the difference in the rates of dialysis events stratified by vascular access type and to describe the microbiological profile and sensitivity patterns of positive blood cultures over a 3-year period. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The dialysis event data of 10751 chronic hemodialysis patients collected from March 2013 to February 2016 at an Outpatient Dialysis Unit in Kuwait were reviewed. The dialysis events studied were; use of intravenous (IV) antimicrobials, positive blood culture and signs of inflammation at the vascular access site...
January 4, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289863/impact-of-endocrine-disrupting-compounds-in-sewage-impacted-coastal-area-on-seabream
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Noura Al-Jandal, Talat Saeed, Ismail Azad, Sherain Al-Subiai, Waleed Al-Zekri, Sumaiah Hussain, Enas Al-Hasan
The pollution of coastal regions worldwide has been of a great concern due to the presence of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). These chemicals find their way to the marine environment via the sewage treatment plants (STPs). Hence, this study was designed to investigate the status and sources of EDCs and their effect on fish in Kuwait's coastal areas, from the chemical and biological perspectives. The assessment of three STPs indicated the presence of significant levels of phthalates (19 and 31µg/l), alkylphenols (85 and 159ng/l), and estrogens (30 and 368ng/l) in both inflow and outflow samples...
December 28, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278939/do-mothers-affect-daughter-s-behaviors-diet-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behaviors-in-kuwaiti-mother-daughter-dyads
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Lemia H Shaban, Joan A Vaccaro, Shiryn D Sukhram, Fatma G Huffman
The objective of the study was to evaluate 169 Kuwaiti mother-daughter dyads and their associations with health behaviors for eating healthy, engaging in physical activity, daughters perceived body weight, time spent with computer/video, and time viewing television. Female students aged 10-14 years were selected from private and public schools in the State of Kuwait. Results demonstrated that daughters exhibited similar behaviors to their mothers in their perceived eating behavior, physical activity, computer/video game use, and TV screen time...
December 26, 2017: Ecology of Food and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273017/vitamin-d-levels-in-schoolchildren-a-cross-sectional-study-in-kuwait
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Khulood Othman Alyahya
BACKGROUND: Ongoing studies in the Middle East, particularly in the Arabian Gulf countries, have reported extremely low levels of serum vitamin D across age and gender. In Kuwait, vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in adolescent girls and in adult women. A number of risk factors have been reported, among which gender, age, and obesity are a few. Because adequate vitamin D status is necessary to promote bone mineral accrual in childhood, and because low vitamin D levels have been associated with a wide range of health problems, there is concern that growing children with low vitamin D may be at higher risk for developing diseases...
December 22, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249136/pattern-of-inpatient-referrals-to-a-drug-allergy-unit-in-kuwait
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M Al-Ahmad, T Rodriguez Bouza
Introduction. There is no information regarding the pattern of inpatient referrals to drug allergy units in Kuwait. Objectives. The main goal of this study is to clarify the pattern of inpatient referrals to a drug allergy unit in terms of incidence, drugs implicated and allergy evaluation outcomes in comparison with studies in other countries. Patients and Methods. A retrospective chart review of inpatient drug allergy consultations at Al-Rashed Allergy Center over a 3-year period was performed. Results. A total of 51 patients were referred for drug allergy consultations, with an estimated incidence of reported drug allergy among inpatients of 0...
November 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233421/motivations-career-aspiration-and-learning-experience-of-students-in-the-pharmacy-program-at-kuwait-university-a-tool-to-guide-curriculum-development
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Abdelmoneim Awad, Asmaa Al-Haqan, Pierre Moreau
PURPOSE: To determine students' motivating factors in the choice of pharmacy, career aspirations, and perceptions about learning experiences in the current pharmacy curriculum. ACTIVITY: A descriptive cross-sectional survey of pharmacy students was performed at Kuwait University FINDINGS: The most common reason to pursue pharmacy was that they were not admitted to medicine or dentistry (40.5%). About half of students were seeing themselves employed in hospital pharmacies immediately after graduation...
March 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225933/changing-views-on-child-mortality-and-economic-sanctions-in-iraq-a-history-of-lies-damned-lies-and-statistics
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Tim Dyson, Valeria Cetorelli
In August 1990, Saddam Hussein's army invaded Kuwait and consequently the United Nations imposed economic sanctions on Iraq. In 1991, an international military alliance expelled the Iraqi army from Kuwait during a short war. Nevertheless, the economic sanctions remained in place-their removal required that Iraq should destroy its weapons of mass destruction. Subsequent years saw reports of acute suffering in Iraq. The sanctions undoubtedly greatly reduced the country's ability to import supplies of food and medicine...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212087/knowledge-and-socio-demographic-determinants-of-emergency-management-of-dental-avulsion-among-parents-in-kuwait-a-cross-sectional-study
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Lolwa Alyahya, Sarah Alkandari, Saitah Alajmi, Asma Alyahya
<br>Objectives: To evaluate the parent's knowledge of first aid measures of a permanent tooth avulsion among parents in Kuwait and to assess the effect of different sociodemographic characteristics. <br> Materials (Subjects) and Methods<br>Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 554 parents who visited five dental specialty centers in Kuwait. Participants' sociodemographic data and responses to avulsion management questions were collected through a self-administered questionnaire...
December 6, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212076/resistance-associated-mutations-and-polymorphisms-among-integrase-inhibitor-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-1-patients-in-kuwait
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Wassim Chehadeh, Osama Albaksami, Sonia Elezebeth John, Widad Al-Nakib
OBJECTIVES: Resistance-associated mutations (RAMs) in the integrase of different HIV-1 subtypes were investigated in a cohort of patients never exposed to integrase strand transfer inhibitors (INSTIs). METHODS: The viral RNA was extracted from plasma samples of 53 INSTI-naïve patients, and the integrase genetic region was sequenced and analyzed for subtype assignment and drug resistance. RESULTS: The median viral load at sampling was 5.28 × 104 RNA copies/mL...
December 7, 2017: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203060/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-middle-east-countries-meta-analysis-of-cross-sectional-studies
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REVIEW
Alireza Ansarimoghaddam, Hosein Ali Adineh, Zareban Iraj, Iranpour Sohrab, Hosseinzadeh Ali
OBJECTIVE: Metabolic syndrome is an important metabolic disorder which impose noticeable burden on health system. We aimed to review and imply the prevalence of it in Middle-East countries. METHODS: present study was a systematic review to present overview about metabolic disorder in Middle East. Electronic literature search of Medline database and Google scholar were done for English-language articles without time filtering, as well as for population-based or national studies of the prevalence of metabolic syndrome...
December 2, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202160/benefits-and-challenges-of-supervising-physical-therapy-students-in-the-state-of-kuwait-a-national-study
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Sameera H Aljadi, Naser M Alotaibi, Hesham N Alrowayeh, Talal A Alshatti
One common component of allied health education is clinical fieldwork. It is the bridge between the didactic curriculum and clinical practice. Clinical supervisors perceive that being a clinical supervisor has both benefits and challenges. A modified questionnaire was distributed to 75 physical therapists who had previously or were currently engaged in supervising physical therapy students in 12 public hospitals in the State of Kuwait. In addition to demographic data, the questionnaire asked about the benefits and challenges associated with supervising students...
2017: Journal of Allied Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197046/evaluation-of-nutritional-status-post-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-5-year-outcomes
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Salman Al-Sabah, Aliaa Al-Mutawa, Alfred Kojo Anderson, Mohammad Al-Mutawa
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is considered a public health problem and has led to advancements in bariatric surgery. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) had become the most performed procedure worldwide; however, its consequences on nutritional status in the short and long term are of concern. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of medical records and bariatric database of patients who underwent LSG from October 2008-September 2015 at Al-Amiri Hospital, Kuwait, was performed...
December 1, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184613/gender-differences-among-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-the-middle-east
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Aliah Ali Khesroh, Faisal Al-Roumi, Ibrahim Al-Zakwani, Sreeja Attur, Wafa Rashed, Mohammad Zubaid
Background: There is controversy regarding the relationship between gender and acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Objective: To study the impact of gender on presentation, management, and mortality among patients with ACS in the Middle East. Methodology: From January 2012 to January 2013, 4057 patients with ACS were enrolled from four Arabian Gulf countries (Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar), representing more than 85% of the general hospitals in each of the participating countries...
July 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183008/correlates-of-pulmonary-function-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-and-elevated-fetal-hemoglobin
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Adekunle D Adekile, Asmaa Azab, Abdullah Owayed, Mousa Khadadah
OBJECTIVE: The current study was carried out to compare pulmonary function tests (PFT) in pediatric Kuwaiti sickle cell disease (SCD) patients to age-matched normal controls and to investigate the association of PFTS to selected clinical and laboratory parameters. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: There were 38 patients with SCD and 36 controls in the study. The patients were recruited from the Pediatric Hematology Clinics of Mubarak Al-Kabeer and Al-Amiri Hospitals, Kuwait and were studied in steady state...
November 28, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
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