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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812924/susceptibility-testing-and-reporting-of-new-antibiotics-with-a-focus-on-tedizolid-an-international-working-group-report
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Mark H Wilcox, Natalia Dmitrieva, Ana Cristina Gales, Irina Petukhova, Suleiman Al-Obeid, Flavia Rossi, Joseph M Blondeau
Inappropriate use and overuse of antibiotics are among the most important factors in resistance development, and effective antibiotic stewardship measures are needed to optimize outcomes. Selection of appropriate antimicrobials relies on accurate and timely antimicrobial susceptibility testing. However, the availability of clinical breakpoints and in vitro susceptibility testing often lags behind regulatory approval by several years for new antimicrobials. A Working Group of clinical/medical microbiologists from Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Russia and the UK recently examined issues surrounding antimicrobial susceptibility testing for novel antibiotics...
August 16, 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812223/prognostic-potential-of-klotho-and-sfrp1-promoter-methylation-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Abeer A Alsofyani, Rawiah A Alsiary, Alaa Samkari, Baraa T Alhaj-Hussain, Jalaluddin Azam Khan, Jaudah Al-Maghrabi, Aisha Elaimi, Mohammed H Al-Qahtani, Adel M Abuzenadah, Ashraf Dallol
Hypermethylation in the CpG island promoter regions of tumor suppressors is known to play a significant role in the development of HNSCC and the detection of which can aid the classification and prognosis of HNSCC. This study aims to profile the methylation patterns in a panel of key genes including CDKN2A, CDKN2B, KLOTHO (KL), RASSF1A, RARB, SLIT2, and SFRP1, in a group of HNSCC samples from Saudi Arabia. The extent of methylation in these genes is determined using the MethyLight assay and correlated with known clinicopathological parameters in our samples of 156 formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded HNSCC tissues...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811799/diversity-physiochemical-and-phylogenetic-analyses-of-bacteria-isolated-from-various-drinking-water-sources
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Neveen H Eid, Huda A Al Doghaither, Taha A Kumosani, Munazza Gull
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the indigenous bacterial strains of drinking water from the most commercial water types including bottled and filtered water that are currently used in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: Thirty randomly selected commercial brands of bottled water were purchased from Saudi local markets. Moreover, samples from tap water and filtered water were collected in sterilized glass bottles and stored at 4°C. Biochemical analyses including pH, temperature, lactose fermentation test (LAC), indole test (IND), methyl red test (MR), Voges-Proskauer test (VP), urease test (URE), catalase test (CAT), aerobic and anaerobic test (Ae/An) were measured...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811764/revisional-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-in-failed-gastric-banding-and-effects-of-exercise-and-frequent-sweet-eating-on-its-outcome
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Hamed A AlWadaani, Abdul Qadeer
OBJECTIVE: To find out effectiveness of revisional laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (RLSG) in the patients who had laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) and failed to reduce or regained the weight and effectiveness of sweet abstaining and exercise on postoperative weight loss. METHODS: This retrospective observational study was conducted at AlMoosa Hospital, Al-Ahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from December 2011 to November 2016. The patients who failed to reduce, regained the weight or had complications after LAGB, were performed RLSG...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808497/prevalence-of-antibodies-against-the-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-influenza-a-and-b-viruses-among-blood-donors-saudi-arabia
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Manar Alrashid, Alanoud Abu Taleb, Ali Hajeer, Yaseen Arabi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807812/evaluation-and-clinical-validation-of-two-field-deployable-reverse-transcription-insulated-isothermal-pcr-assays-for-the-detection-of-the-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus
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Yun Young Go, Yeon-Sook Kim, Shinhye Cheon, Sangwoo Nam, Keun Bon Ku, Meehyein Kim, Nam Hyuk Cho, Hyun Park, Pei-Yu Alison Lee, Yu-Chun Lin, Yun-Long Tsai, Hwa-Tang Thomas Wang, Udeni B R Balasuriya
Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is an emerging zoonotic viral respiratory disease that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012. In 2015, the largest MERS outbreak outside of the Middle East region occurred in the Republic of Korea. The rapid nosocomial transmission of MERS-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Korean healthcare settings highlighted the importance and urgent need for a rapid and reliable on-site diagnostic assay to implement effective control and preventive measures. Here, we describe the evaluation and validation of two newly developed reverse transcription-insulated isothermal PCR (RT-iiPCR) methods targeting the ORF1a and upE genes of MERS-CoV...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807081/emergency-medical-technician-education-in-saudi-arabia-history-and-challenges
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Yassar Alamri
Alamri Y . Emergency medical technician education in Saudi Arabia: history and challenges.
August 15, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806754/short-term-prediction-of-solar-energy-in-saudi-arabia-using-automated-design-fuzzy-logic-systems
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Majid Almaraashi
Solar energy is considered as one of the main sources for renewable energy in the near future. However, solar energy and other renewable energy sources have a drawback related to the difficulty in predicting their availability in the near future. This problem affects optimal exploitation of solar energy, especially in connection with other resources. Therefore, reliable solar energy prediction models are essential to solar energy management and economics. This paper presents work aimed at designing reliable models to predict the global horizontal irradiance (GHI) for the next day in 8 stations in Saudi Arabia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806141/cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-saudi-arabia-a-comprehensive-overview
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Abuzaid A Abuzaid, Abdalmohsin M Abdoon, Mohamed A Aldahan, Abdullah G Alzahrani, Raaft F Alhakeem, Abdullah M Asiri, Mohamed H Alzahrani, Ziad A Memish
Despite the great efforts by health authorities in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) continues to be a major public health problem in the country. Many risk factors make KSA prone to outbreaks and epidemics; among these, rapid urbanization and the huge population movement are the most important. The disease is endemic in many parts of KSA, with the majority of cases concentrated in six regions, including Al-Qaseem, Riyadh, Al-Hassa, Aseer, Ha'il, and Al-Madinah. Leishmania major (L...
August 14, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803388/genetic-diversity-of-the-human-head-lice-pediculus-humanus-capitis-among-primary-school-girls-in-saudi-arabia-with-reference-to-their-prevalence
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Sarah A Al-Shahrani, Reem A Alajmi, Tahany H Ayaad, Mohammed A Al-Shahrani, El-Sayed H Shaurub
The present work aimed at investigating the genetic diversity of the head louse Pediculus humanus capitis (P. humanus capitis) among infested primary school girls at Bisha governorate, Saudi Arabia, based on the sequence of mitochondrial cytochrome b (mt cyt b) gene of 121 P. humanus capitis adults. Additionally, the prevalence of pediculosis capitis was surveyed. The results of sequencing were compared with the sequence of human head lice that are genotyped previously. Phylogenetic tree analysis showed the presence of 100% identity (n = 26) of louse specimens with clade A (prevalent worldwide) of the GenBank data base...
August 13, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802180/new-episode-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-outbreak-in-saudi-arabia-an-emerging-public-health-threat
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Abdul Waheed Khan, Andrew W Taylor-Robinson, Zeeshan Nasim, Fazli Zahir, Abid Ali, Shahid Ali
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 9, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800483/assessment-of-aod-variability-over-saudi-arabia-using-modis-deep-blue-products
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Mohsin Jamil Butt, Mazen Ebraheem Assiri, Md Arfan Ali
The aim of this study is to investigate the variability of aerosol over The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For this analysis, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Deep Blue (DB) Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) product from Terra and Aqua satellites for the years 2000-2013 is used. The product is validated using AERONET data from ground stations, which are situated at Solar Village Riyadh and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Jeddah. The results show that both Terra and Aqua satellites exhibit a tendency to show the spatial variation of AOD with Aqua being better than Terra to represent the ground based AOD measurements over the study region...
August 8, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799530/scanning-electron-microscopy-study-of-hair-shaft-changes-related-to-hardness-of-water
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Lujain M Alahmmed, Ebtehal A Alibrahim, Abdullah F Alkhars, Mohammed N Almulhim, Sayed Ibrahim Ali, Feroze Kaliyadan
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Brittleness and breakage of hair is a common complaint in the geographical area of Saudi Arabia where we work. This area has a high level of hardness in normal tap water. We aimed to study and compare structural differences and relative deposition of calcium and magnesium salts on the hair shaft surface using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) between hair shaft samples from normal, healthy volunteers treated with hard and soft water. METHODS: Hair samples obtained from 20 healthy volunteers were divided into two groups...
August 9, 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798887/attitude-toward-prenatal-testing-and-termination-of-pregnancy-among-health-professionals-and-medical-students-in-saudi-arabia
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Nagwa E A Gaboon, Khadijah H Bakur, Alaa Y Edrees, Jumana Y Al-Aama
This study was aimed at assessing the attitude of health care professionals in Jeddah city toward prenatal diagnosis (PND) and termination of pregnancy (TOP). A cross-sectional study was conducted, and the participants completed a self-administered questionnaire. Approximately 82% of participants showed a consistent trend of accepting PND when appropriate, and 47.5% of the respondents were in favor of TOP if the fetus had a severe disease. Compared with men (69.3%), a significantly greater number of women (88%) accepted to have PND...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795461/impact-of-test-anxiety-on-pharmacy-students-performance-in-objective-structured-clinical-examination-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Muhammad A Hadi, Majid Ali, Abdul Haseeb, Mahmoud M A Mohamed, Mahmoud E Elrggal, Ejaz Cheema
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between test-related anxiety and pharmacy students' performance in the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among Year-5 Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students enrolled at a public university in Saudi Arabia. Students completed Test Anxiety Inventory (TAI), a 20-item validated questionnaire used to assess test-related anxiety, prior to the commencement of a summative OSCE...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794883/description-of-arabia-massiliensis-gen-nov-sp-nov-gordonibacter-massiliensis-sp-nov-and-bacilliculturomica-massiliensis-gen-nov-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-faecal-specimen-of-a-50-year-old-saudi-bedouin-woman
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S I Traore, E I Azhar, M Yasir, F Bibi, P-E Fournier, A A Jiman-Fatani, J Delerce, F Cadoret, J-C Lagier, D Raoult
We report here the main characteristics of 'Arabia massiliensis' strain Marseille-P3078(T) gen. nov., sp. nov., 'Gordonibacter massiliensis' Marseille-P2775(T) sp. nov. and 'Bacilliculturomica massiliensis' strain Marseille-P3303 gen. nov., sp. nov. The culturomics approach combined with taxonogenomics was used to characterize these strains, which were all isolated from a faecal specimen of a 50-year-old Saudi Bedouin woman.
September 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794876/the-history-and-epidemiology-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-corona-virus
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Aisha M Al-Osail, Marwan J Al-Wazzah
Corona viruses cause common cold, and infections caused by corona viruses are generally self-resolving. During the last 4 years, corona viruses have become the most important viruses worldwide because of the occurrence of several recent deaths caused by corona viruses in Saudi Arabia. Spread of the infection occurred worldwide; however, most cases of mortality have occurred in the Middle East. Owing to the predominance of outbreaks in the Middle Eastern countries, the virus was renamed a Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV) by the Corona virus Study Group...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782875/comparison-of-trauma-care-systems-in-asian-countries-a-systematic-literature-review
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Se Jin Choi, Moon Young Oh, Na Rae Kim, Yoo Joong Jung, Young Sun Ro, Sang Do Shin
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to compare the trauma care systems in Asian countries. METHODS: Asian countries were categorised into three groups; 'lower middle-income country', 'upper middle-income country' and 'high-income country'. The Medline/PubMed database was searched for articles published from January 2005 to December 2014 using relevant key words. Articles were excluded if they examined a specific injury mechanism, referred to a specific age group, and/or did not have full text available...
August 7, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782348/factors-affecting-oral-health-determinants-in-female-university-students-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-saudi-arabia
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Najla S Dar-Odeh, Fatimah Ali Aleithan, Ahmad A Alnazzawi, Mohammad H Al-Shayyab, Shaden O Abu-Hammad, Osama A Abu-Hammad
Objective This study aims at investigating factors affecting oral health patterns, attitudes and health risk behaviors among female university students. Methods An online questionnaire was distributed to female university students in Al Madinah in the western region of Saudi Arabia. Students were requested to answer questions on demographic data, oral hygiene practices, dental attendance, smoking history, practice of sports and body weight and height. Results Two hundred and fourteen students participated with age range of 18-31 years (mean = 21...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780210/heavy-metals-lead-cadmium-methylmercury-arsenic-in-commonly-imported-rice-grains-oryza-sativa-sold-in-saudi-arabia-and-their-potential-health-risk
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Iman Al-Saleh, Mai Abduljabbar
The levels of heavy metals (lead, cadmium, methylmercury and arsenic) were determined in 37 brands of imported rice commonly consumed in Saudi Arabia after soaking and rinsing with water, and their potential health risks to residents were estimated by three indices: hazard quotient (HQ), hazard index (HI) and cancer risk (CR). The mean levels of lead, cadmium, methylmercury and total arsenic in soaked (rinsed) rice grains were 0.034 (0.057), 0.015 (0.027), 0.004 (0.007) and 0.202 (0.183) μg/g dry weight, respectively...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
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