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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090491/allelic-variance-among-abo-blood-group-genotypes-in-a-population-from-the-western-region-of-saudi-arabia
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Abdularahman B O Mohamed, Salwa Ibrahim Hindawi, Sameer Al-Harthi, Qamre Alam, Mohammad Zubair Alam, Absarul Haque, Waseem Ahmad, Ghazi A Damanhouri
BACKGROUND: Characterization of the ABO blood group at the phenotype and genotype levels is clinically essential for transfusion, forensics, and population studies. This study elucidated ABO phenotypes and genotypes, and performed an evaluation of their distribution in individuals from the western region of Saudi Arabia. METHODS: One-hundred and seven samples underwent standard serological techniques for ABO blood group phenotype analysis. ABO alleles and genotypes were identified using multiplex polymerase chain reaction, and electrophoretic analysis was performed to evaluate the highly polymorphic ABO locus...
December 2016: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090183/sleep-patterns-and-predictors-of-poor-sleep-quality-among-medical-students-in-king-khalid-university-saudi-arabia
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Aesha Farheen Siddiqui, Hasan Al-Musa, Hasan Al-Amri, Abdulkareem Al-Qahtani, Mushabab Al-Shahrani, Mohammad Al-Qahtani
BACKGROUND: Sleep problems and poor sleep quality are important issues for medical students. This study aimed to investigate the sleep patterns, measure the prevalence of poor sleep quality, and identify the predictors of poor sleep among medical students in King Khalid University (KKU), Saudi Arabia. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 318 medical students during October-November, 2015. Participants were selected by convenience sampling and data were collected using self-administered questionnaires to obtain information regarding socio-demographic variables and indicators of sleep quality...
November 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088587/late-onset-neonatal-sepsis-in-arab-states-in-the-gulf-region-two-year-prospective-study
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Majeda S Hammoud, Abdullah Al-Taiar, Sameer Y Al-Abdi, Hussain Bozaid, Anwar Khan, Laila M AlMuhairi, Moghis Ur Rehman
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the incidence of Late-Onset Sepsis (LOS) in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in Arab states in the gulf region and describe the main causative organisms and their antibiotic resistance. METHODS: Observational prospective cohort study was conducted over two-year period in five NICUs in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. LOS was defined as the growth of a single potentially pathogenic organism from blood or cerebrospinal fluid in infants >3days of age with clinical and laboratory findings consistent with infection...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079788/the-prevalence-of-factor-viii-and-ix-inhibitors-among-saudi-patients-with-hemophilia-results-from-the-saudi-national-hemophilia-screening-program
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Tarek Owaidah, Abdulkareem Al Momen, Hazzaa Alzahrani, Abdulrahman Almusa, Fawaz Alkasim, Ahmed Tarawah, Randa Al Nouno, Fatima Al Batniji, Fahad Alothman, Ali Alomari, Saud Abu-Herbish, Mahmoud Abu-Riash, Khawar Siddiqui, Mansor Ahmed, S Y Mohamed, Mahasen Saleh
Hemophilia A and B are X-linked diseases that predominantly affect male patients. Patients can develop coagulation factor inhibitors, which exponentially increases the treatment cost. However, the prevalence of factor VIII and IX inhibitors in Saudi Arabia is unclear.This study aimed to determine the Saudi prevalence of factor VIII and IX inhibitors.This 4-year, 7-center, cross-sectional study evaluated the Saudi prevalences of hemophilia A and B. We collected the patients' clinical data, evaluated their disease, and tested for factor inhibitors...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079605/delirium-in-critically-ill-children-an-international-point-prevalence-study
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Chani Traube, Gabrielle Silver, Ron W Reeder, Hannah Doyle, Emily Hegel, Heather A Wolfe, Christopher Schneller, Melissa G Chung, Leslie A Dervan, Jane L DiGennaro, Sandra D W Buttram, Sapna R Kudchadkar, Kate Madden, Mary E Hartman, Mary L deAlmeida, Karen Walson, Erwin Ista, Manuel A Baarslag, Rosanne Salonia, John Beca, Debbie Long, Yu Kawai, Ira M Cheifetz, Javier Gelvez, Edward J Truemper, Rebecca L Smith, Megan E Peters, A M Iqbal O'Meara, Sarah Murphy, Abdulmohsen Bokhary, Bruce M Greenwald, Michael J Bell
OBJECTIVES: To determine prevalence of delirium in critically ill children and explore associated risk factors. DESIGN: Multi-institutional point prevalence study. SETTING: Twenty-five pediatric critical care units in the United States, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, and Saudi Arabia. PATIENTS: All children admitted to the pediatric critical care units on designated study days (n = 994). INTERVENTION: Children were screened for delirium using the Cornell Assessment of Pediatric Delirium by the bedside nurse...
January 10, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076350/emergence-of-rare-species-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-as-potential-pathogens-in-saudi-arabian-clinical-setting
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Bright Varghese, Mushira Enani, Mohammed Shoukri, Sahar AlThawadi, Sameera AlJohani, Sahal Al-Hajoj
BACKGROUND: Clinical relevance of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is increasing worldwide including in Saudi Arabia. A high species diversity of NTM's has been noticed in a recent study. However, the identification in diagnostic laboratories is mostly limited to common species. The impact of NTM species diversity on clinical outcome is so far neglected in most of the clinical settings. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: During April 2014 to September 2015, a nationwide collection of suspected NTM clinical isolates with clinical and demographical data were carried out...
January 11, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070338/-pseudomonas-saudiphocaensis-sp-nov-a-new-bacterial-species-isolated-from-currency-notes-collected-during-the-hajj-pilgrimage-in-2012-at-makkah-saudi-arabia
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E I Azhar, A Papadioti, F Bibi, A M Ashshi, D Raoult, E Angelakis
We report here the main characteristics of 'Pseudomonas saudiphocaensis' strain 20_BN(T) (CSUR P1224), a new species of the Pseudomonas genus that was isolated from currency notes collected during the Hajj pilgrimage in 2012 at Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
January 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070337/-jeotgalicoccus-saudimassiliensis-sp-nov-a-new-bacterial-species-isolated-from-air-samples-in-the-urban-environment-of-makkah-saudi-arabia
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A Papadioti, E I Azhar, F Bibi, A Jiman-Fatani, S M Aboushoushah, M Yasir, D Raoult, E Angelakis
We report here the main characteristics of 'Jeotgalicoccus saudimassiliensis' strain 13MG44_air(T) (CSUR P1221), a new species of the Jeotgalicoccus genus that was isolated from air samples in the city environment of Makkah, Saudi Arabia, during the pilgrim period of Hajj 2012.
January 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069326/modelling-the-association-of-dengue-fever-cases-with-temperature-and-relative-humidity-in-jeddah-saudi-arabia-a-generalised-linear-model-with-break-point-analysis
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Ibrahim Alkhaldy
The aim of this study was to examine the role of environmental factors in the temporal distribution of dengue fever in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The relationship between dengue fever cases and climatic factors such as relative humidity and temperature was investigated during 2006-2009 to determine whether there is any relationship between dengue fever cases and climatic parameters in Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia. A generalised linear model (GLM) with a break-point was used to determine how different levels of temperature and relative humidity affected the distribution of the number of cases of dengue fever...
January 6, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068340/phylogeography-of-rift-valley-fever-virus-in-africa-and-the-arabian-peninsula
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Abdallah M Samy, A Townsend Peterson, Matthew Hall
Rift Valley Fever is an acute zoonotic viral disease caused by Rift Valley Fever virus (RVFV) that affects ruminants and humans in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. We used phylogenetic analyses to understand the demographic history of RVFV populations, using sequence data from the three minigenomic segments of the virus. We used phylogeographic approaches to infer RVFV historical movement patterns across its geographic range, and to reconstruct transitions among host species. Results revealed broad circulation of the virus in East Africa, with many lineages originating in Kenya...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067109/depression-literacy-in-women-attending-university-hospital-clinics-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Amna Rehana Siddiqui, Sarah Mahasin, Roa Alsajjan, Marwah Hassounah, Zeinah Alhalees, Norah AlSaif, Fahad D Alosaimi, AlJohara AlQuaiz
BACKGROUND: Depression literacy in general population constitutes an ability to understand depression, with knowledge of disease, its risk factors and symptoms. High levels of depression literacy promote early intervention, potentially reducing related disability. AIM: This study investigated the depression literacy in women visitors to clinics of a tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: Women of 18 and more years were surveyed during their visit to primary and other healthcare clinics of a public hospital in Riyadh...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065960/urinary-bladder-cancer-in-adults-a-histopathological-experience-from-madinah-saudi-arabia
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Abeer Abdalla El-Siddig, Abdulkader Mohammed Albasri, Akbar Shah Hussainy, Ahmed Safar Alhujaily
OBJECTIVE: To delineate the frequency and clinicopathological features of urinary bladder cancer. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the King Fahd Hospital, Madinah, Saudi Arabia, and comprised medical records related to bladder tumours, from January 2006 to October 2015. Data was obtained from histopathologic reports and evaluated for age, gender, cystoscopic findings and histopathological characteristics at the time of presentation. RESULTS: Of the 116 cases, 96(82...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064328/pharmacogenetics-of-cyp2c19-genetic-polymorphism-on-clopidogrel-response-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke-from-saudi-arabia
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Adel A Alhazzani, Murali Munisamy, Gauthaman Karunakaran
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the degree of genetic polymorphisms CYP2C19 (CYP2C19*2, CYP2C19*3) of key drug metabolizing enzymes on the antiplatelet effect of clopidogrel response in patients with acute ischemic stroke from Saudi Arabia. METHODS: A case-control study carried out at Neurology Clinics at Asser Central Hospital, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from October 2015 to January 2016 and included 25 stroke patients responding to clopidogrel therapy and 25 stroke patients non responding to clopidogrel monotherapy...
January 2017: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064326/diabetic-patients-are-at-a-higher-risk-of-lacunar-infarction-and-dyslipidemia-results-of-a-comparative-pilot-study-from-king-fahad-hospital-of-the-university-saudi-arabia
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Azra Zafar
OBJECTIVE: To describe the various risk factors and identify the characteristics of ischemic stroke in diabetic patients. METHODS: A retrospective study carried out at King Fahd Hospital of the University in Al-Khobar, kingdom of Saudi Arabia from February 2010 to December 2015. Statistical analysis was performed by the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (version 22.0, SPSS Inc, Chicago, IL, USA). RESULTS: One hundred and twenty-seven diabetic patients with ischemic stroke were compared with 127 non-diabetics...
January 2017: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062990/ultrastructural-aspects-and-molecular-phylogeny-of-auerbachia-maamouni-n-sp-myxosporea-bivalvulida-from-the-gallbladder-of-gnathanodon-speciosus-forssk%C3%A3-l-actinopterygii-carangidae-in-the-red-sea
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Lamjed Mansour, Carlos Azevedo, Ângela Alves, Saleh Al-Quraishy, Abdel-Azeem S Abdel-Baki
A new myxosporean parasite, Auerbachia maamouni n. sp., infecting the gallbladder of the golden trevally Gnathanodon speciosus Forsskål, is described, based on morphology, ultrastructure, and small subunit (SSU) rRNA gene sequencing. Of 50 fish collected from the Red Sea in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, five were found heavily infected with mature myxospores floating free in the bile. Mature spores are pyriform to club-shaped with smooth valves, and contain a single polar capsule with an S-shaped polar filament, arranged in 13-16 polar filament coils, oriented longitudinally, with an irregular distribution on the polar capsule matrix...
January 2017: Systematic Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061852/the-occurrence-of-esbl-producing-escherichia-coli-carrying-aminoglycoside-resistance-genes-in-urinary-tract-infections-in-saudi-arabia
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Essam J Alyamani, Anamil M Khiyami, Rayan Y Booq, Majed A Majrashi, Fayez S Bahwerth, Elena Rechkina
BACKGROUND: The infection and prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) is a worldwide problem, and the presence of ESBLs varies between countries. In this study, we investigated the occurrence of plasmid-mediated ESBL/AmpC/carbapenemase/aminoglycoside resistance gene expression in Escherichia coli using phenotypic and genotypic techniques. METHODS: A total of 58 E. coli isolates were collected from hospitals in the city of Makkah and screened for the production of ESBL/AmpC/carbapenemase/aminoglycoside resistance genes...
January 6, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057985/the-efficacy-of-noble-metal-alloy-urinary-catheters-in-reducing-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection
#17
Alanood Ahmed Aljohi, Hanan Elkefafy Hassan, Rakesh Kumar Gupta
BACKGROUND: Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the most common device-related healthcare-acquired infection. CAUTI can be severe and lead to bacteremia, significant morbidity, prolonged hospital stay, and high antibiotic consumption. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this study, we evaluated the CAUTI-reducing efficacy of noble metal alloy catheters in sixty patients (thirty per group) in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the King Fahad Hospital in Saudi Arabia...
October 2016: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056850/outbreak-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-in-saudi-arabia-a-retrospective-study
#18
Fadilah Sfouq Aleanizy, Nahla Mohmed, Fulwah Y Alqahtani, Rania Ali El Hadi Mohamed
BACKGROUND: The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is proposed to be a zoonotic disease. Dromedary camels have been implicated due to reports that some confirmed cases were exposed to camels. Risk factors for MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections in humans are incompletely understood. This study aimed to describe the demographic characteristics, mortality rate, clinical manifestations and comorbidities with confirmed cases of MERS-CoV. METHODS: Retrospective chart review were performed to identify all laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia who reported to the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Saudi Arabia and WHO between April 23, 2014 and August 31, 2015...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055233/assessment-of-patients-medical-fitness-to-drive-by-primary-care-physicians-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ghassan A Alkharboush, Faisal A Al Rashed, Ahmed H Saleem, Ibrahim S Alnajashi, Aljohara S Almeneessier, Awad H Olaish, Junaid A Bhatti, Ahmed S BaHammam
OBJECTIVES: Motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) are a significant health burden in Saudi Arabia. The literature has consistently indicated that chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, obstructive sleep apnea, and neurodevelopmental disorders, increase the risk of MVCs. Therefore, assessment of driver fitness by primary care physicians (PCPs) remains a major health intervention that might reduce MVCs. We studied the practices of PCPs in assessing medical fitness-to-drive in at-risk patients...
January 5, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053594/comparative-morphological-and-anatomical-characters-of-cakile-arabica-from-different-habitat-in-eastern-region-of-saudi-arabia
#20
Wafa'a A Al-Taisan, Dalia G Gabr
Morphological, anatomical and physiological plasticity was examined for Cakile arabica from three different sites at the coastal part of the Arabian Gulf near Ad Dammam city in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia. Morphological investigation showed that the size and number of lobes of the leaves are increased in sites (I) which have high salt stress. Also anatomical investigation using a light microscope showed that the plant is adaptive for salt stress by increasing the thickening of the cuticle or epidermis layer and increase in the area of vascular bundles...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
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