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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933305/epidemiology-of-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-united-arab-emirates
#1
Hira Abdul Razzak, Alya Harbi, Wael Shelpai, Ahmad Qawas
Background/ Objective: Diabetes mellitus is a non-communicable disease which has become a major global public health issue. This systematic review summarized epidemiological studies related to the prevalence, risk factors, complications, incidence, knowledge, attitude and practices of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) among Arab population in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). METHOD: PubMed, Scopus databases, Science direct, Wiley online library, and other local journals were searched to identify relevant literature using appropriate keywords to retrieve studies conducted in the UAE...
September 20, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931388/progress-and-outcomes-of-health-systems-reform-in-the-united-arab-emirates-a-systematic-review
#2
Erik Koornneef, Paul Robben, Iain Blair
BACKGROUND: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government aspires to build a world class health system to improve the quality of healthcare and the health outcomes for its population. To achieve this it has implemented extensive health system reforms in the past 10 years. The nature, extent and success of these reforms has not recently been comprehensively reviewed. In this paper we review the progress and outcomes of health systems reform in the UAE. METHODS: We searched relevant databases and other sources to identify published and unpublished studies and other data available between 01 January 2002 and 31 March 2016...
September 20, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918704/professionalism-among-multicultural-medical-students-in-the-united-arab-emirates
#3
Mahera Abdulrahman, Shahd Alsalehi, Zahra S M Husain, Satish C Nair, Frederick Robert Carrick
BACKGROUND: Moral competencies and ethical practices of medical professionals are among the desired outcomes of academic training. Unfortunately, academic dishonesty and misconduct are reported from medical colleges across the world. This study investigates the level of academic dishonesty/misconduct among multicultural medical students. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the level of academic dishonesty/misconduct among multicultural medical students...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902913/identification-of-diverse-viruses-in-upper-respiratory-samples-in-dromedary-camels-from-united-arab-emirates
#4
Yan Li, Abdelmalik Ibrahim Khalafalla, Clinton R Paden, Mohammed F Yusof, Yassir M Eltahir, Zulaikha M Al Hammadi, Ying Tao, Krista Queen, Farida Al Hosani, Susan I Gerber, Aron J Hall, Salama Al Muhairi, Suxiang Tong
Camels are known carriers for many viral pathogens, including Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). It is likely that there are additional, as yet unidentified viruses in camels with the potential to cause disease in humans. In this study, we performed metagenomic sequencing analysis on nasopharyngeal swab samples from 108 MERS-CoV-positive dromedary camels from a live animal market in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. We obtained a total of 846.72 million high-quality reads from these nasopharyngeal swab samples, of which 2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889156/oxidative-damage-and-associated-inflammatory-risk-factors-in-obese-emirati-women-body-mass-index-versus-waist-circumference
#5
Salah Gariballa, Juma Alkaabi, Javed Yasin, Awad Al Essa
OBJECTIVES: To establish whether body mass index (BMI) or waist circumference (WC) is a better predictor of cardio metabolic risk factors that are associated with increased visceral fat among obese women from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). METHODS: In this  cross-sectional study, 333 obese subjects visiting community health centers in Al Ain city, UAE, were recruited between 2012 and 2015. After a written consent subjects had anthropometric, clinical and biochemical measurements...
September 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879173/integrating-public-health-and-health-promotion-practice-in-the-medical-curriculum-a-self-directed-team-based-project-approach
#6
Geraldine Kershaw, Michal Grivna, Iffat Elbarazi, Souheila AliHassan, Faisal Aziz, Aysha Ibrahim Al Dhaheri
Preparing health professionals in health promotion (HP) and disease prevention is essential for improvement of population health, community HP, and better health care for individuals. The aim of this article is to describe an HP project in the form of a major self-directed project-based learning task integrated within the curriculum in the second year of the medical degree program at United Arab Emirates University. The project introduces students to public health and HP practice and develops students' literature searching, writing, presentation skills, and team work...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878941/clinical-profiles-comorbidities-and-complications-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-patients-from-united-arab-emirates
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Herbert F Jelinek, Wael M Osman, Ahsan H Khandoker, Kinda Khalaf, Sungmun Lee, Wael Almahmeed, Habiba S Alsafar
OBJECTIVE: To assess clinical profiles of patients with type 2 diabetes in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), including patterns, frequencies, and risk factors of microvascular and macrovascular complications. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Four hundred and ninety patients with type 2 diabetes were enrolled from two major hospitals in Abu Dhabi. The presence of microvascular and macrovascular complications was assessed using logistic regression, and demographic, clinical and laboratory data were collected...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875386/novel-spg20-mutation-in-an-extended-family-with-troyer-syndrome
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S Bizzari, A R Hamzeh, P Nair, M Mohamed, F Saif, G Aithala, M T Al-Ali, F Bastaki
Troyer Syndrome (TRS) is a rare autosomal recessive complicated spastic paraplegia disorder characterized by various neurological and musculoskeletal manifestations. Pathogenicity stems from mutations in SPG20 which encodes Spartin, a multifunctional protein that is thought to be essential for neuron viability. Here we report on the clinical and molecular characterization of TRS in five patients from an extended consanguineous family in the United Arab Emirates. Molecular analysis involved Whole Exome Sequencing and Sanger sequencing for identification and confirmation of the causative variant respectively...
September 5, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873453/satellite-tagging-of-rehabilitated-green-sea-turtles-chelonia-mydas-from-the-united-arab-emirates-including-the-longest-tracked-journey-for-the-species
#9
David P Robinson, Rima W Jabado, Christoph A Rohner, Simon J Pierce, Kevin P Hyland, Warren R Baverstock
We collected movement data for eight rehabilitated and satellite-tagged green sea turtles Chelonia mydas released off the United Arab Emirates between 2005 and 2013. Rehabilitation periods ranged from 96 to 1353 days (mean = 437 ± 399 days). Seven of the eight tagged turtles survived after release; one turtle was killed by what is thought to be a post-release spear gun wound. The majority of turtles (63%) used shallow-water core habitats and established home ranges between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the same area in which they had originally washed ashore prior to rescue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870610/tax-on-tobacco-and-sugary-drinks-in-the-united-arab-emirates
#10
Talha Khan Burki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863044/changing-patterns-of-foreigner-transplants-in-korea-and-overseas-organ-transplants-among-koreans
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Hyung Joon Ahn, Hwi Won Kim, Miyeun Han, Hee Jung Jeon, Oh Jung Kwon, Curie Ahn
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to estimate the numbers of foreign patients seeking organ transplantation (OT) in Korea, and to examine the relationship between the trend of deceased donors in Korea and number of Korean patients seeking OT overseas since 2000. METHODS: Data on foreigners who received a transplant in Korea were obtained from the Korean Network for Organ Sharing. Data on overseas transplants were obtained from 42 transplant centers surveyed through transplant coordinators...
August 31, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860696/telemedicine-for-diabetic-retinopathy-screening-using-an-ultra-widefield-fundus-camera
#12
Nazimul Hussain, Maryam Edraki, Rima Tahhan, Nishanth Sanalkumar, Sami Kenz, Nagwa Khalil Akasha, Brian Mtemererwa, Nahed Mohammed
OBJECTIVE: Telemedicine reporting of diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening using ultra-widefield (UWF) fundus camera. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study of diabetic patients who visited the endocrinology department of a private multi-specialty hospital in United Arab Emirates between April 2015 and January 2017 who underwent UWF fundus imaging. Fundus pictures are then accessed at the Retina Clinic in the Department of Ophthalmology. Primary outcome measure was incidence of any form of DR detected...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853131/implementation-of-a-peer-mediated-health-education-model-in-the-united-arab-emirates-addressing-risky-behaviours-among-expatriate-adolescents
#13
Zachary D Stanley, Leena W Asfour, Michael Weitzman, Scott E Sherman
Tobacco use among young people is increasing in the United Arab Emirates, and the country is ranked 15th in the world for prevalence of type II diabetes. Expatriates comprise a majority of the population, making them an important subset to study. We aimed to test whether an educational intervention would be effective in this cultural setting. We designed 2 peer-to-peer health workshops: tobacco use and nutrition/physical activity. One workshop was randomly assigned to 18 classrooms in private schools in Abu Dhabi...
August 27, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843410/health-system-barriers-and-enablers-to-early-access-to-breast-cancer-screening-detection-and-diagnosis-a-global-analysis-applied-to-the-mena-region
#14
REVIEW
D Bowser, H Marqusee, M El Koussa, R Atun
OBJECTIVES: To identify barriers and enablers that impact access to early screening, detection, and diagnosis of breast cancer both globally and more specifically in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region (with a specific focus on Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates [UAE], and Kuwait) with a specific focus on the health system. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic review of literature. METHODS: We conducted a systematic reviewing using the PRISMA methodology...
August 24, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840940/research-priorities-for-specialized-nursing-practice-in-the-united-arab-emirates
#15
N Al-Yateem, M Al-Tamimi, M Brenner, H Altawil, A Ahmad, S Brownie
BACKGROUND: Globally, nurses are undertaking expanded and more specialized roles in healthcare planning and service delivery in response to changing patterns and levels of health service demand. This means the nursing profession is increasingly considered as leaders in health service policy, research and practice. The United Arab Emirates has strengthened nursing governance and practice by establishing a Nursing and Midwifery Council and increasing the activity of nursing specialization, service leadership and research...
August 25, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804652/use-of-over-the-counter-medication-among-pregnant-women-in-sharjah-united-arab-emirates
#16
Abduelmula R Abduelkarem, Hafsa Mustafa
BACKGROUND: Over-the-counter medications are widely available in pharmacies Their safety profile, however, does not extend to pregnant women. Accordingly, there should be educational programs developed for pregnant women to protect them from the harms of the side effects. AIM: This study was planned and designed with the aim of exploring the awareness and assessing the usage of OTC medications among pregnant women in Sharjah, UAE. METHOD: A cross-sectional survey using a self-administered questionnaire...
2017: Journal of Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804153/adverse-drug-reaction-reporting-practices-among-united-arab-emirates-pharmacists-and-prescribers
#17
Amira S A Said, Nadia Hussain
Background: Underreporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) has placed a heavy financial burden on health care resources worldwide. Realizing the importance of proper ADR reporting is paramount for implementing better patient care. Objective: This study was designed to assess knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of ADR reporting among United Arab Emirates (UAE) health care professionals to clarify their present strategies and identify steps to avoid underreporting. Methods: A self-administered cross-sectional questionnaire was designed and randomly distributed to different health care personnel (n = 150)...
May 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797306/seroprevalence-of-influenza-a-and-b-viruses-among-unvaccinated-children-in-the-united-arab-emirates-a-cross-sectional-study
#18
Ahmed R Alsuwaidi, Lolowa A Al-Mekaini, Salwa M Kamal, Hassib Narchi, Abdul-Kader Souid
BACKGROUND: Young children are at increased risk of severe influenza disease and, thus, are good candidates for receiving annual vaccination. Nevertheless, the influenza vaccine is infrequently given to children in our region. The primary objectives of this study are to monitor the serologic immunities against influenza A and B viruses, and provide pediatric data that support the need for influenza vaccination in the community. METHODS: Influenza A and B virus-specific IgG antibodies were measured in 294 children (median age 4...
August 10, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767644/cryptic-diversity-in-ptyodactylus-reptilia-gekkonidae-from-the-northern-hajar-mountains-of-oman-and-the-united-arab-emirates-uncovered-by-an-integrative-taxonomic-approach
#19
Marc Simó-Riudalbas, Margarita Metallinou, Philip de Pous, Johannes Els, Sithum Jayasinghe, Erika Péntek-Zakar, Thomas Wilms, Saleh Al-Saadi, Salvador Carranza
The Hajar Mountains of south-eastern Arabia form an isolated massif surrounded by the sea to the east and by a large desert to the west. As a result of their old geological origin, geographical isolation, complex topography and local climate, these mountains provide an important refuge for endemic and relict species of plants and animals. With 19 species restricted to the Hajar Mountains, reptiles are the vertebrate group with the highest level of endemicity, becoming an excellent model for understanding the patterns and processes that generate and shape diversity in this arid mountain range...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741012/management-of-computed-tomography-detected-pneumothorax-in-patients-with-blunt-trauma-experience-from-a-community-based-hospital
#20
Ashraf F Hefny, Fathima T Kunhivalappil, Nikolay Matev, Norman A Avila, Masoud O Bashir, Fikri M Abu-Zidan
INTRODUCTION: With near-routine use of computed tomography (CT) for imaging trauma patients, the diagnosis of pneumothorax, especially occult pneumothorax, has increased. However, the need for chest tube insertion remains controversial. We aimed to study the management of pneumothorax detected on CT among patients with blunt trauma, including the decision for tube thoracostomy, in a community-based hospital. METHODS: Chest CT scans of patients with blunt trauma treated at Al Rahba Hospital, Abu Dhabi, from October 2010 to October 2014 were retrospectively studied...
July 25, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
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