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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734650/treatment-of-cracked-teeth
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Shaymaa Alkhalifah, Halimah Alkandari, Prem N Sharma, Alex J Moule
Although many options are proposed for the treatment of cracked posterior teeth, most treatment decisions are not evidence based. Thus, considerable individual variation can occur regarding treatment recommendations for the same scenario. To our knowledge, there are no studies in the literature assessing practitioners' attitudes toward the treatment of cracked teeth. This research recorded variations between general practitioners and specialist groups regarding the treatment approaches of cracked teeth. In a cross-sectional structured questionnaire survey, 32 prosthodontists, 34 endodontists, and 29 general practitioners working in public and private dental health services in Kuwait were assessed regarding their treatment approach to 5 different clinical cracked tooth scenarios...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728154/prevalence-of-primary-headache-disorders-in-kuwait
#2
Jasem Yousef Al-Hashel, Samar Farouk Ahmed, Raed Alroughani
BACKGROUND: Only an insignificant quantum of data exists on the prevalence of primary headaches among those living in Kuwait. We aimed to determine the prevalence of primary headaches among the Kuwaiti population. METHODS: This community-based study included Kuwaiti population aged 18-65 years. Using systematic random sampling, data was collected by the Headache-Attributed Restriction, Disability, Social Handicap and Impaired Participation questionnaire. Responses to the diagnostic questions were transformed into diagnoses algorithmically to confirm the diagnosis of primary headache...
July 21, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723715/novel-weight-based-dose-threshold-for-18f-naf-pet-ct-imaging-using-advanced-pet-ct-systems-a-potential-tool-for-reducing-radiation-burden
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Fahad Marafi, Abdulreda Esmail, Rashid Rasheed, Fareeda Alkandari, Sharjeel Usmani
BACKGROUND: Fluorine-18-sodium fluoride (F-NaF) PET/CT is an important tool for detecting and evaluating metastatic bone cancer. Besides traditional dose metrics, recent methods such as real-time dose mapping, dose calculation from DICOM information, and their relevance to entrance skin exposure are currently in use to reduce the radiation burden. In this study, we have analyzed the data of 1062 patients retrospectively to evaluate patterns of absorbed dose for institutional weight-based dose protocol as compared with fixed dose method guidelines of Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)...
July 18, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706594/disparity-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-practices-and-outcomes-in-arabian-gulf-countries-gulf-coast-registry
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Mohammad Zubaid, Wafa Rashed, Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali, Taysir Garadah, Najib Alrawahi, Mustafa Ridha, Mousa Akbar, Fahad Alenezi, Rashed Alhamdan, Wael Almahmeed, Hussam Ouda, Arif Al-Mulla, Fahad Baslaib, Abdulla Shehab, Abdulla Alnuaimi, Haitham Amin
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to describe contemporary management and 1-year outcomes of patients hospitalized with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in Arabian Gulf countries. METHODS: Data of patients admitted to 29 hospitals in four Gulf countries [Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE)] with the diagnosis of STEMI were analyzed from Gulf locals with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) events (Gulf COAST) registry. This was a longitudinal, observational registry of consecutive citizens, admitted with ACS from January 2012 to January 2013...
April 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697390/exposure-and-risk-characterization-for-dietary-methylmercury-from-seafood-consumption-in-kuwait
#5
Brian Laird, Hing Man Chan, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Adnan Husain, Hanan Al-Amiri, Basma Dashti, Anwar Sultan, Amani Al-Othman, Faten Al-Mutawa
Seafood is an important source of essential nutrients; however, it can also confer health risks from methylmercury (MeHg). In this paper, we evaluate the levels of potential methylmercury exposure among Kuwaiti seafood consumers in order to support the development of dietary recommendations for fish consumption in Kuwait. Total mercury (HgT) concentration for most of the studied fish and shellfish species were on average below the 0.5μgg(-1) Codex guideline. The notable exception to this was Hamoor (Epinephelus coioides), which averaged 1...
July 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690885/cancer-research-in-the-arab-world-a-review-of-publications-from-seven-countries-between-2000-2013
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REVIEW
Randah R Hamadeh, Saif M Borgan, Abla M Sibai
This review aimed to examine trends in cancer research in the Arab world and identify existing research gaps. A search of the MEDLINE® database (National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, USA) was undertaken for all cancer-related publications published between January 2000 and December 2013 from seven countries, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Sudan. A total of 1,773 articles were identified, with a significant increase in yearly publications over time (P <0.005)...
May 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685408/brief-report-social-support-and-coping-strategies-of-mothers-of-children-suffering-from-asd-in-kuwait
#7
S Al-Kandari, A Alsalem, S Abohaimed, F Al-Orf, M Al-Zoubi, R Al-Sabah, N Shah
This cross-sectional study provides a general profile of mothers of children with ASDs in Kuwait and examines their use of social support resources and coping strategies (using the Brief COPE questionnaire). The majority of mothers reported decreased ability to perform social duties (62.4%) and take care of themselves (50.5%). Overall, 57.7% of mothers reported a decreased ability to enjoy life; this difference was more pronounced among non-Kuwaiti mothers compared to Kuwaiti mothers (p value = 0.03), and in mothers with a bachelor's degree or higher (p value = 0...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685134/vaccinations-against-respiratory-infections-in-arabian-gulf-countries-barriers-and-motivators
#8
Amani S Alqahtani, Daniah M Bondagji, Abdullah A Alshehari, Mada H Basyouni, Tariq M Alhawassi, Nasser F BinDhim, Harunor Rashid
AIM: To study the uptake, barriers and motivators of influenza, pneumococcal, meningococcal and pertussis vaccines among members of public in Arabian Gulf countries. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries' residents. Data collected electronically through a smartphone app. The survey variables aimed to investigate the respondents' awareness about vaccines against influenza, pneumococcal, meningococcal and pertussis infections...
June 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677510/the-management-of-dyslipidaemia-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-receiving-lipid-lowering-drugs-a-sub-analysis-of-the-cepheus-findings
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Abdullah Shehab, Khalid Al-Rasadi, Mohamed Arafah, Ali T Al-Hinai, Wael Al Mahmeed, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula, Omer Al Tamimi, Shorook Al Herz, Faisal Al Anazi, Khalid Al Nemer, Othman Metwally, Akram Alkhadra, Mohammed Fakhry, Hossam Elghetany, Abdel Razak Medani, Afzal Hussein Yusufali, Obaid Al Jassim, Omar Al Hallaq, Fahad Omar Ahmed S Baslaib, Mahmoud Alawadhi, Haitham Amin, Khamis Al-Hashmi, Abderrahim Oulhaj
BACKGROUND: Dyslipidaemia is a risk factor for macrovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Our aim was to assess the use of lipid lowering drugs (LLDs) in patients with T2DM and co-existing dyslipidaemia. METHOD: A multicentre, non-interventional survey conducted in 6 Middle Eastern countries (Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait). Patients with T2DM (n = 3338) who received LLD treatment for ≥3 months with no dose change for ≥6 weeks were enrolled...
July 5, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676134/infant-and-young-child-feeding-patterns-in-kuwait-results-of-a-cross-sectional-survey
#10
Manuel Carballo, Noureen Khatoon, Elizabeth Catherine Maclean, Nawal Al-Hamad, Anwar Mohammad, Rehab Al-Wotayan, Smitha Abraham
OBJECTIVE: The beneficial role of breast-feeding for maternal and child health is now well established. Its possible role in helping to prevent diabetes and obesity in children in later life means that more attention must be given to understanding how patterns of infant feeding are changing. The present study describes breast-feeding profiles and associated factors in Kuwait. Design/Setting/Subjects Interviews with 1484 recent mothers were undertaken at immunisation clinics across Kuwait...
July 5, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670248/allergic-contact-dermatitis-pattern-in-kuwait-nickel-leads-the-pack-in-depth-analysis-of-nickel-allergy-based-on-the-results-from-a-large-prospective-patch-test-series-report
#11
Nawaf Almutairi, Fahad Almutawa
INTRODUCTION: Contact dermatitis is a relatively common dermatosis reported among several population groups from all around the globe. However, the data from Kuwait is unavailable. Patch tests are essential for the diagnosis of contact sensitization. AIM: To determine a relative frequency and pattern of sensitizers to different allergens in patients of suspected contact dermatitis in Kuwait and, also to study the role of the commonest sensitizer in detail. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patch tests were performed in 2461 consecutive patients with a clinical diagnosis of contact dermatitis seen at our hospital between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015...
June 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669452/metaplastic-breast-carcinoma-analysis-of-31-cases-from-a-single-institute
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Salah Fayaz, Gerges Attia Demian, Heba El-Sayed Eissa, Henney Amanguno, Sadeq Abuzalouf
PURPOSE: Metaplastic carcinoma of the breast (MBC) accounts for less than 1% of all mammary tumors. This study aimed at revision of the clinico-pathological features, treatment strategy and outcome for MBC patients presented to the Kuwait Cancer Control Center to define the clinical behavior and prognostic factors of these neoplasms in our population. PATIENT AND METHODS: Thirty-one patients were retrieved from our surgical pathology registry between January 2005 and December 2014...
June 29, 2017: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666103/kuwait-bone-marrow-transplantation-activities
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REVIEW
Salem H Alshemmar, Reem Ameen
Kuwait is located in the Arabian Gulf and has a population of 3.5million. The stem cell transplantation program started in 2000. Autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation started first, as it was easier technically to establish. In 2011, the allogeneic program started with focus on acute leukemia and hemoglobinopathies. The success of both programs required teamwork and support of health planners. We are in the process of establishing a bone marrow donor registry. The issue of donor availability and drug shortage remain the two main obstacles for expanding the bone marrow transplantation program...
June 22, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662723/hla-b27-antigen-in-middle-eastern-and-arab-countries-systematic-review-of-the-strength-of-association-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-and-methodological-gaps
#14
Nelly Raymond Ziade
BACKGROUND: Axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) is a relatively frequent and debilitating disease, with a prevalence ranging from 0.1 to 2% in the Caucasian population. Current Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) classification criteria of AxSpA rely either on sacroiliitis on imaging plus one SpA feature or positive HLAB27 antigen plus two SpA features, in a patient with chronic low back pain and age at onset of less than 45 years. Therefore, HLA-B27 is a central feature in SpA classification and plays a pivotal role in referral strategies and early diagnosis...
June 29, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653259/a-medication-assessment-tool-to-evaluate-prescribers-adherence-to-evidence-based-guidelines-in-bipolar-disorder
#15
Dalal M Al-Taweel, Mohammad Alsuwaidan
Background The goal of evidence-based clinical practice has led to an increased interest in the development of tools to measure adherence to national guidelines in different diseases. This aids in detecting and measuring inappropriate prescribing to specific patient groups by using quality standards extracted from evidence-based guidelines, and ultimately provide the basis of consistent standardized prescribing. Objective To design and validate a medication assessment tool to assess prescribers' adherence to international guideline recommendations in the management of bipolar disorder (MATBD)...
June 26, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653181/laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-for-the-management-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#16
Salman Al Sabah, Eliana Al Haddad, Talal H Muzaffar, Ahmad Almulla
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of obesity is on a continuous rise worldwide, with major studies clearly correlating obesity with the development of chronic metabolic disorders including type 2 diabetes. Bariatric surgery has proven to be beneficial in the management of this condition; however, a limited number of studies exist on its effect on type 1 diabetes. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the outcome of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for the management of patients with type 1 diabetes (DM1)...
June 26, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652834/fractures-in-kuwait-incidence-and-distribution
#17
Fawaz Y Azizieh
The absence of descriptive epidemiological data on the frequency and distribution of fractures in a population is serious and may underestimate the actual importance of this public health problem. In this study, we report the crude and standardized incidence rates of fractures in the population of Kuwait during the period 2009-2012. Using the Ministry of Public Health's national registry, demographic data of all fracture cases between 2009 and 2012 were retrieved. These were further categorized into fractures at the hip or any other sites...
2017: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651147/desalinated-drinking-water-in-the-gcc-countries-the-need-to-address-consumer-perceptions
#18
Basem Shomar, Jalal Hawari
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries consist of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. These countries depend mainly on seawater desalination to meet their water needs. Although great emphasis is given to characterize desalinated water for its physicochemical and microbial properties, e.g. presence of metals, other organic contaminants and for bacteria, sensorial characteristics including smell, taste and color have not received the same attention. This is possibly attributed to the fact that inhabitants of GCC States do not use desalinated tap water for drinking consumption, rather they depend on locally produced or imported bottled water where color, taste and odor are not problematic...
June 23, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651007/urban-chikungunya-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
John M Humphrey, Natalie B Cleton, Chantal B E M Reusken, Marshall J Glesby, Marion P G Koopmans, Laith J Abu-Raddad
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is not well characterized despite increasing recognition of its expanding infection and disease burden in recent years. METHODOLOGY / PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Following Cochrane Collaboration guidelines and reporting our findings following PRISMA guidelines, we systematically reviewed records describing the human prevalence and incidence, CHIKV prevalence/infection rates in vectors, outbreaks, and reported cases for CHIKV across the MENA region...
June 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643134/randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-volitional-help-sheet-to-encourage-weight-loss-in-the-middle-east
#20
Christopher J Armitage, Soud Alganem, Paul Norman
In the Middle East, the prevalence of overweight/obesity is 80%; however, no studies have yet tested the efficacy of interventions to promote weight loss. The aim of the present study was to test the ability of implementation intentions formed using a volitional help sheet to support weight loss among people who were overweight/obese. Participants (N = 216) enrolling in a weight loss program in Kuwait were randomly allocated either to form implementation intentions using a volitional help sheet (intervention group) or to use the volitional help sheet to think about critical situations and appropriate responses but not form implementation intentions (control group)...
June 23, 2017: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
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