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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441790/eradicating-breast-cancer-longevity-impact-on-kuwaiti-women
#1
Muhammad Ali Al Ramadhan
Objective: To explore salient trends in incidence and mortality from breast cancer among Kuwaiti females and to quantify the number of years that could be saved if breast cancer deaths were eliminated. Methods: Appling life table technique, the paper constructs a bridged, multiple decrement and cancer-elimination life tables for Kuwaiti females. Data sources include Kuwait Cancer Control Center Registry along with vital statistics on mortality by age groups, nationality, and causes of death according to ICD-10 revision...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435312/prevalence-of-chronic-pain-with-neuropathic-characteristics-a-randomized-telephone-survey-among-medical-center-patients-in-kuwait
#2
Nadia Zghoul, Edgar L Ross, Robert R Edwards, Adel Ahmed, Robert N Jamison
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain with neuropathic characteristics is considered to be an international health problem. However, surveys on the actual incidence of neuropathic pain have not been conducted in many Middle East countries, including Kuwait. The aim of this study was to examine the incidence of pain and medical comorbidities among a random sample of patients treated at a large medical center in Kuwait. METHODS: A list of 1,000 patients was created from the hospital medical record system, and a telephone survey was conducted on 759 patients who responded to the phone call, of which 67...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417558/the-tcn2-variant-of-rs9606756-ile23val-acts-as-risk-loci-for-obesity-related-traits-and-mediates-by-interacting-with-apo-a1
#3
Prashantha Hebbar, Fadi Alkayal, Rasheeba Nizam, Motasem Melhem, Naser Elkum, Sumi Elsa John, Mohamed Abufarha, Osama Alsmadi, Thangavel Alphonse Thanaraj
OBJECTIVE: Despite alarming obesity levels in the Arabian Peninsula, its population lacks convincingly identified genetic determinants of obesity. A genome-wide association study was performed for obesity-related anthropometric traits in Arabs and to decipher mechanisms by which the variants mediate traits. METHODS: The Illumina HumanOmniExpress BeadChip was used to genotype 1,353 Arab individuals (largely with Class I obesity) from Kuwait. Genome-wide association tests for obesity-related anthropometric traits were performed...
April 17, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406962/ethnic-differences-in-association-of-high-body-mass-index-with-early-onset-of-type-1-diabetes-arab-ethnicity-as-case-study
#4
Arshad M Channanath, Naser Elkum, Dalia Al-Abdulrazzaq, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Azza Shaltout, Thangavel Alphonse Thanaraj
OBJECTIVE: The "accelerator hypothesis" predicts early onset of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) in heavier children. Studies testing direction of correlation between body mass index (BMI) and age at onset of T1D in different continental populations have reported differing results-inverse, direct, and neutral. Evaluating the correlation in diverse ethnic populations is required to generalize the accelerator hypothesis. METHODS: The study cohort comprised 474 Kuwaiti children of Arab ethnicity diagnosed with T1D at age 6 to 18 years during 2011-2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400862/an-audit-of-clinical-practice-in-a-single-centre-in-kuwait-management-of-children-on-continuous-subcutaneous-insulin-infusion-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-screening
#5
Dina Omar, Hala Alsanae, Mona Al Khawari, Majedah Abdulrasoul, Zahraa Rahme, Faisal Al Refaei, Kazem Behbehani, Azza Shaltout
OBJECTIVES: To audit the current clinical practice of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) for the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D) in children and adolescents attending a single centre in Kuwait. METHODS: A one year retrospective audit was performed in children and adolescents with T1D on CSII, who attended the paediatric diabetes clinic, Dasman Diabetes Institute during 2012. The primary outcome measure was glycaemic control as evidenced by glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) level and the secondary outcome measures were the frequency of monitoring of the risk for microvascular complications and occurrence of acute complications and adverse events...
2017: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390697/smoking-prevalence-and-attributable-disease-burden-in-195-countries-and-territories-1990-2015-a-systematic-analysis-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
#6
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BACKGROUND: The scale-up of tobacco control, especially after the adoption of the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control, is a major public health success story. Nonetheless, smoking remains a leading risk for early death and disability worldwide, and therefore continues to require sustained political commitment. The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) offers a robust platform through which global, regional, and national progress toward achieving smoking-related targets can be assessed...
April 5, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387897/prevalence-of-type-2-diabetes-in-the-arab-world-impact-of-gdp-and-energy-consumption
#7
S A Meo, A M Usmani, E Qalbani
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a rapidly growing and most challenging health issue of the 21st century. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of type-2 DM and its association with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and energy consumption in the Arab world countries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified 88 articles through systematic searches including Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) Web of Science, PubMed and EMBASE databases published between 1980-2015...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380072/population-structure-and-molecular-genetic-characterization-of-5-flucytosine-susceptible-and-resistant-clinical-candida-dubliniensis-isolates-from-kuwait
#8
Mohammad Asadzadeh, Suhail Ahmad, Noura Al-Sweih, Ziauddin Khan
Candida dubliniensis and Candida albicans are two closely related species. Although C. dubliniensis is less pathogenic, it has a higher propensity to develop resistance to fluconazole and some strains exhibit intrinsic resistance to 5-flucytosine (5-FC). All 5-FC-resistant isolates from Kuwait were previously shown to belong to one of seven internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of rDNA-based haplotypes. This study performed fingerprinting of C. dubliniensis isolates by multilocus sequence typing (MLST) to determine population structure of 5-FC-resistant and -susceptible strains and compared the results with data from a global collection of isolates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353392/epidemiology-and-molecular-basis-of-resistance-to-fluconazole-among-clinical-candida-parapsilosis-isolates-in-kuwait
#9
Mohammad Asadzadeh, Suhail Ahmad, Noura Al-Sweih, Ziauddin Khan
Fluconazole resistance among clinical Candida parapsilosis isolates is an emerging problem in many countries, including Kuwait. Resistance to fluconazole is mediated by amino acid substitutions in ERG11 and/or by overexpression of efflux pumps MDR1 and CDR1. Clinical C. parapsilosis sensu stricto isolates (n = 442) were tested for susceptibility to fluconazole by Etest, Vitek II, and broth microdilution methods. ERG11 was analyzed from fluconazole-resistant, fluconazole-susceptible dose-dependent, and selected fluconazole-susceptible isolates...
March 29, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348603/prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-peer-victimization-bullying-among-grades-7-and-8-middle-school-students-in-kuwait
#10
Ahmad J Abdulsalam, Abdullah E Al Daihani, Konstantinos Francis
Background. Peer victimization (bullying) is a universal phenomenon with detrimental effects. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence and factors of bullying among grades 7 and 8 middle school students in Kuwait. Methods. The study is a cross-sectional study that includes a sample of 989 7th and 8th grade middle school students randomly selected from schools. The Revised Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire was used to measure different forms of bullying. After adjusting for confounding, logistic regression identified the significant associated factors related to bullying...
2017: International Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341545/novel-putative-bluetongue-virus-in-healthy-goats-from-sardinia-italy
#11
Giovanni Savini, Giantonella Puggioni, Giorgio Meloni, Maurilia Marcacci, Marco Di Domenico, Angela Maria Rocchigiani, Massimo Spedicato, Annalisa Oggiano, Daniela Manunta, Liana Teodori, Alessandra Leone, Ottavio Portanti, Francesca Cito, Annamaria Conte, Massimiliano Orsini, Cesare Cammà, Paolo Calistri, Armando Giovannini, Alessio Lorusso
In recent years, novel Bluetongue virus (BTV) serotypes have been isolated and/or sequenced by researchers within the field. During Bluetongue surveillance activities, we identified a putative novel BTV serotype in healthy goats from Sardinia, Italy. RNAs purified from blood and serum samples were positive for BTV by a generic real time RT-PCR and c-ELISA, respectively, whereas genotyping and serotyping were unsuccessful. By NGS, the whole genome sequence was obtained from two blood samples (BTV-X ITL2015 strains 34200 and 33531)...
March 21, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338612/pesticide-knowledge-and-safety-practices-among-farm-workers-in-kuwait-results-of-a-survey
#12
Mustapha F A Jallow, Dawood G Awadh, Mohammed S Albaho, Vimala Y Devi, Binson M Thomas
The unsafe and indiscriminate use of pesticides in agriculture represents a major hazard to the environment and human health. The aim of this study was to assess the levels of knowledge, attitude and practices of Kuwaiti farmers regarding the safe use of pesticides. A total of 250 farmers participated in this study through in-depth interviews and observations on-farm. The majority of the farmers acknowledged that pesticides were harmful to their health (71%) and the environment (65%). However, farmers' level of knowledge of pesticide safety is insufficient...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333532/characterizing-spouse-partner-depression-and-alcohol-problems-over-the-course-of-military-deployment
#13
Christopher R Erbes, Mark Kramer, Paul A Arbisi, David DeGarmo, Melissa A Polusny
OBJECTIVE: Spouse/partners of military personnel demonstrate elevated levels of distress during military deployments, yet there is insufficient information about courses of adjustment over time. The current study identified trajectories of depression and alcohol use problems and predictors of those trajectories across the deployment cycle. METHOD: National Guard soldiers (N = 1973) and spouses/intimate partners (N = 1020) completed assessments of risk/protective factors and baseline measures of mental health functioning 2 to 5 months prior to soldiers' 1-year deployments (Time 1) to Kuwait/Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn or Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom...
April 2017: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284584/sources-and-levels-of-endocrine-disrupting-compounds-edcs-in-kuwait-s-coastal-areas
#14
Talat Saeed, Noura Al-Jandal, Abdalla Abusam, Hameeda Taqi, Ahmad Al-Khabbaz, Jamal Zafar
The sources and levels of endocrine disrupting compounds in Kuwait's coastal areas were investigated. Phthalates, alkylphenols and estrogens were measured in the inflows and outflows of three sewage treatment plants as well as in the seawater and sediments from the sewage impacted coastal areas. Phthalate levels in the inflow of the treatment plants ranged from 8.9 to 78.3μg/l; alkylphenols from 0.7 to 279ng/l and estrogens from 30 to 368ng/l. On average, the treatment plants removed about 80% of these compounds...
March 8, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281234/portomesenteric-vein-thrombosis-post-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-case-series-and-literature-review
#15
S Alman AlSabah, Mohammed AlRuwaished, Sulaiman Almazeedi, Eliana Al Haddad, Elie Chouillard
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is today one of the leading procedures in bariatric surgery, and portomesenteric vein thrombosis (PMVT) has been reported as one of its rare complications. The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence, clinical presentation, and outcomes of PMVT in patients undergoing LSG. METHODS: A retrospective study of a database of all post-LSG patients was conducted on the patients who developed PMVT post-LSG from July 2011 to March 2016, at Amiri Hospital, Kuwait...
March 9, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270801/molecular-fingerprinting-studies-do-not-support-intrahospital-transmission-of-candida-albicans-among-candidemia-patients-in-kuwait
#16
Mohammad Asadzadeh, Suhail Ahmad, Noura Al-Sweih, Ziauddin Khan
Candida albicans, a constituent of normal microbial flora of human mucosal surfaces, is a major cause of candidemia in immunocompromised individuals and hospitalized patients with other debilitating diseases. Molecular fingerprinting studies have suggested nosocomial transmission of C. albicans based on the presence of clusters or endemic genotypes in some hospitals. However, intrahospital strain transmission or a common source of infection has not been firmly established. We performed multilocus sequence typing (MLST) on 102 C...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260457/early-versus-late-acute-antibody-mediated-rejection-among-renal-transplant-recipients-in-terms-of-response-to-rituximab-therapy-a-single-center-experience
#17
Osama Gheith, Torki Al-Otaibi, Medhat A Halim, Tarek Mahmoud, Prasad Nair, Mohamed Abdel Monem, Salah Al-Waheeb, Rashad Hassan, Narayanam Nampoory
OBJECTIVES: There are no comparable trials concerning the use of rituximab among renal transplant recipients with acute antibody-mediated rejection. Here, we compared early and late acute antibody-mediated rejection in renal transplant recipients in terms of response to rituximab therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of 1230 kidney transplants performed at Hamed Al-Essa Organ Transplant Center (Kuwait) over the past 10 years, 103 recipients developed acute antibody-mediated rejections and were subcategorized into 4 groups according to the onset of rejection and rituximab treatment...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260427/annual-data-for-kidney-transplant-services-in-kuwait-2015
#18
Yahya M Makkeyah, Turki Al-Otaibi, Narayanan Nampoory, Prasad Nair, Mostafa Al-Mousawi, Mahmoud Samhan, Alaa Gawish, Tarek Said, Medhat A Halim, Osama Gheith
OBJECTIVES: Renal transplant services have been provided by the Hamed Al-Essa Organ Transplant Center in Ibn Sina Hospital since 1979 for Kuwaitis and non-Kuwaiti citizens residing in Kuwait. We aimed to monitor the activity and outcome of annual renal transplants in 2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on transplant patients were collected from hospital records from January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, at Ibn Sina Hospital. RESULTS: Eighty-one patients underwent a renal transplant in Kuwait in 2015; 46 patients (56...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238326/residence-and-transport-time-scales-associated-with-shatt-al-arab-discharges-under-various-hydrological-conditions-estimated-using-a-numerical-model
#19
Yousef Alosairi, Tanuspong Pokavanich
Over the last several decades, concerns in the Northwest Arabian Gulf have risen regarding water quality and ecological conditions, particularly near Kuwait. This interest is mainly attributed to the reduction of freshwater discharge and its associated constituents from the Shatt Al Arab as a result of human activities at diverse scales. From the hydrological perspective, the reduction has also resulted in alteration to the dynamic regime and related residence time and transport conditions. Using a previously well-validated three-dimensional numerical model of the Northern Arabian Gulf (NAG) (Alosairi and Pokavanich, 2017), the residence and transport conditions of numerical tracers have been assessed through a series of numerical tests...
February 18, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236255/a-call-for-more-research-from-the-arabian-gulf
#20
Fatemah AlMarri, Salman Al Sabah, Eliana Al Haddad, Jonathan D Vaz
INTRODUCTION: Obesity has become an epidemic in the Arabian Gulf, with the prevalence of obesity according to the latest report from the World Health Organization (WHO) showing the gulf region to be countries with the highest incidence of obesity in the 30% plus group. This study aims to examine publications on bariatric surgery and compare them with the other countries with a high incidence of obesity in the world. METHODS: A literature review on bariatric surgery published from the earliest detected year of publication up until March 2016 using SCOPUS, PubMed, Ovid, and Google Scholar was conducted...
February 24, 2017: Obesity Surgery
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