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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421889/overall-assessment-of-human-research-and-ethics-committees-in-the-united-arab-emirates
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Mahera Abdulrahman, Satish Chandrasekhar Nair
Growing demand for human health research in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has prompted the need to develop a robust research ethics oversight. Examination of the structure, function, and practices of the human research ethics committees (HRECs), followed by evaluation of standards for measuring research output, was conducted. Results indicate that among the HRECs, 90% followed International Council for Harmonization-Good Clinical Practice guidelines, 66.6% have been in operation for more than 5 years, 95% reviewed proposals within 8 weeks, and 56% reviewed for scientific merit apart from ethics...
April 2017: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics: JERHRE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417029/contraceptive-utilisation-among-mothers-of-reproductive-age-in-ajman-united-arab-emirates
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Naila Kanwal, Jayakumary Muttappallymyalil, Shatha Al-Sharbatti, Iman Ismail
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine contraceptive utilisation among mothers aged 18-49 years old in Ajman, United Arab Emirates (UAE). METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out from May to November 2013. A total of 400 participants were recruited from two primary healthcare centres and one private hospital in Ajman. An interviewer-administered validated questionnaire was used for data collection. RESULTS: The frequency of previous and current contraceptive use was 68...
February 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406108/specialty-preferences-and-motivating-factors-a-national-survey-on-medical-students-from-five-uae-medical-schools
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Mahera Abdulrahman, Maryam Makki, Sami Shaaban, Maryam Al Shamsi, Manda Venkatramana, Nabil Sulaiman, Manal M Sami, Dima K Abdelmannan, AbdulJabbar M A Salih, Laila AlShaer
BACKGROUND: Workforce planning is critical for being able to deliver appropriate health service and thus is relevant to medical education. It is, therefore, important to understand medical students' future specialty choices and the factors that influence them. This study was conducted to identify, explore, and analyze the factors influencing specialty preferences among medical students of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). METHODS: A multiyear, multicenter survey of medical student career choice was conducted with all five UAE medical schools...
September 2016: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392355/association-of-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-with-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-among-adult-arabs-from-the-united-arab-emirates
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Hayder A Hasan, Ra'ed O AbuOdeh, Wan Abdul Manan Bin Wan Muda, Hamid Jan Bin Jan Mohamed, Ab Rani Samsudin
AIMS: The aim was to investigate relationships of Vitamin D receptor gene (VDR) polymorphisms to the components of MetS among Arabs adult residing in the United Arab Emirates. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 198 Arabs adult (50 males and 148 females). Serum levels of glucose, vitamin D, HDL-C, and TG, and blood pressure were measured. FokI, BsmI & TaqI genotyping of VDR were investigated using PCR-RFLP technique. RESULTS: Age of the participants was 21(9) years with a BMI of 26...
April 2, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387897/prevalence-of-type-2-diabetes-in-the-arab-world-impact-of-gdp-and-energy-consumption
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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/28366345/young-child-and-maternal-sleep-in-the-middle-east
#6
Jodi A Mindell, Christina Lee, Avi Sadeh
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to characterize sleep patterns and sleep problems in a large sample of infants and toddlers (from birth to three years) and their mothers in Arabic-speaking families in the Middle East and compare the results to those living in predominantly Asian and predominantly Caucasian countries/regions. METHODS: Mothers of 669 young children (from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Algeria, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Morocco, Iraq, Kuwai, Oman, Palestinian territories, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Bahrain, Israel, and other Arab countries) completed an Internet-based expanded version of the Brief Infant Sleep Questionnaire, Daily Infant Mood Scale, and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index...
April 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352281/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-its-determinants-in-adults-a-sample-from-community-based-settings-in-the-united-arab-emirates
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Wegdan Bani-Issa, Kamal Eldeirawi, Sondos Harfil, Randa Fakhry
Background. Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) is a public health concern in adults worldwide. This study aims to explore the extent of VDD and its associated factors among adults in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Subjects and Methods. Quantitative, cross-sectional research was used to assess VDD and its associated factors in 216 adults recruited from randomly selected community-based healthcare settings over a six-month period. Recent values of vitamin D and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) were abstracted from medical records, followed by interviews with participants to obtain information on factors related to VDD and other covariates and to measure their heights and weights...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349574/antecedents-of-patients-trust-in-pharmacists-empirical-investigation-in-the-united-arab-emirates
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Ayisha Siddiqua, Waheed Kareem Abdul, Shatha Ayan, Lamis Al Azm, Sara Ali
OBJECTIVES: To empirically identify the antecedents that influence patients trust in pharmacists. METHODS: A survey was conducted among 500 patients who visited community pharmacies in Al Ain City, United Arab Emirates. The questionnaire included the measures for constructs such as patients' perception of pharmacist communication, pharmacists' technical competence, medication self-efficacy, satisfaction with pharmacy and trust in pharmacists. KEY FINDINGS: The data were analysed using partial least-squares structural equation modelling approach to check the validity and reliability of the measures and to validate the proposed hypotheses of the study...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349368/acculturation-out-group-positivity-and-eating-disorders-symptoms-among-emirati-women
#9
Justin Thomas, Lily O'Hara, Susanne Quadflieg, Sophia Christin Weissgerber
Western acculturation has been implicated in the development of eating disorders among populations living outside Europe and North America. This study explored the relationship between Western acculturation, in-group/out-group evaluations and eating disorders symptoms among female citizens of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Emirati college women (N = 209) completed an affective priming task, designed to implicitly assess in-group (Emirati) and out-group (American) evaluations. Participants also completed the Westernization Survey, a widely used self-report measure of acculturation, and the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26)...
March 27, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339501/mapping-global-biodiversity-connections-with-dna-barcodes-lepidoptera-of-pakistan
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Muhammad Ashfaq, Saleem Akhtar, Muhammad Athar Rafi, Shahid Mansoor, Paul D N Hebert
Sequences from the DNA barcode region of the mitochondrial COI gene are an effective tool for specimen identification and for the discovery of new species. The Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) (www.boldsystems.org) currently hosts 4.5 million records from animals which have been assigned to more than 490,000 different Barcode Index Numbers (BINs), which serve as a proxy for species. Because a fourth of these BINs derive from Lepidoptera, BOLD has a strong capability to both identify specimens in this order and to support studies of faunal overlap...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323512/evaluating-the-costs-of-glycemic-response-with-canagliflozin-versus-dapagliflozin-and-empagliflozin-as-add-on-to-metformin-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-united-arab-emirates
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Agata Schubert, Anders T Buchholt, Antoine C El Khoury, Ahmed Kamal, Vanessa Taieb
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the cost of achieving glycemic control with 3 sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, and empagliflozin, in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) from the payer perspective in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). METHODS: A systematic literature review identified randomized controlled trials of antihyperglycemic agents as add-on to metformin in patients with T2DM of 26 ± 4 weeks in duration, published by 10 September 2014...
March 21, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303997/right-ventricular-involvement-in-patients-with-inferior-myocardial-infarction-correlation-of-electrocardiographic-findings-with-echocardiography-data
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Sumbul Javed, Ali Raza Rajani, Pushparani Govindaswamy, Ghazi Ahmed Radaideh, Harb Ahmed Abubaraka, Tariq Ilyas Qureshi, Hassaan Bin Arshad
OBJECTIVE: To determine the right ventricular involvement in patients with inferior myocardial infarction by echocardiography in relation to electrocardiographic findings. METHODS: This observational, prospective study was conducted at Rashid Hospital, Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, from January to September 2013, and comprised patients with inferior myocardial infarction. All patients aged above 18 years were included. Right ventricular myocardial infarction was defined by the electrocardiographic criteria of > 1mV ST elevation in V4R-V5R leads...
March 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293819/characteristics-features-and-factors-influencing-early-death-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-experience-from-united-arab-emirates-uae
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Inaam Bashir Hassan, Mariam R Al Zaabi, Arif Alam, Mohammed Jawad Hashim, Martin S Tallman, Jorgen Kristensen
Although acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a curable hematologic malignancy, early death (ED) remains a significant cause of treatment failure especially in developing countries. In a retrospective data analysis of 67 adult APL patients diagnosed in United Arab Emirates we report an ED rate of 11.9% which is comparable to that reported from more developed countries. We identified the following parameters at presentation as significant predictor of increased ED: Age >40 years (P = 0.015), fever (P = 0...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286858/urgent-need-to-strengthen-the-chain-of-survival-in-the-united-arab-emirates-a-letter-to-the-editor
#14
Alan Michael Batt, Ahmed Saleh Mohamed Al-Hajeri, Fergal Henry Cummins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283395/proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-pcsk9-and-metabolic-syndrome-components-among-young-adult-females
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Hayder Hasan, Amita Attlee, Veena Raigangar, Mohamed Madkour, Samir Awadallah
AIMS: Occurrence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is rising steadily, with subsequent increase in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Recent studies have shown that PCSK9 plays a substantial role in atherogenic dyslipidemia. Hence, the aim of this study was to assess level of PCSK9 and its relationship with MetS components among young adult females. METHODS: This study was carried out on 137 adult females over 18 years of age residing in the UAE...
March 6, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261476/menu-labeling-implementation-in-dine-in-restaurants-the-public-s-knowledge-attitude-and-practices
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Hadia Radwan, Eman M Faroukh, Reyad Shaker Obaid
BACKGROUND: The practice of menu labeling is gaining popularity worldwide as a potential policy to reduce energy intake as a means to decrease the prevalence of obesity. So the purpose of the present study is to identify the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of adults regarding the implementation of menu labeling in dine-in restaurants. METHODS: A cross sectional survey included 2020 male or female adults (aged ≥ 18 years old) participants was collected from two cities in the United Arab Emirates(UAE)...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244363/around-the-world
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1. 3rd Annual Congress & Medicare Expo on Primary Healthcare 17-19 April, Dubai, United Arab Emirates tinyurl.com/primaryhealthcare-dubai.
February 28, 2017: Nursing Older People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243836/early-childhood-caries-and-associated-risk-factors-among-preschool-children-in-ras-al-khaimah-united-arab-emirates
#18
M B Kowash, J O Alkhabuli, S A Dafaalla, A Shah, A H Khamis
AIM: To investigate the prevalence and contributing factors of early childhood caries (ECC) in preschool children of Ras Al-Khaimah (RAK), United Arab Emirates (UAE). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: The sample consisted of 540 healthy preschool children between four and six years of age attending 10 nursery schools in RAK, UAE. A structured questionnaire was distributed to the mothers of children who gave consent for their children to be included in the study...
February 27, 2017: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236338/summary-of-mutations-underlying-autosomal-recessive-congenital-ichthyoses-arci-in-arabs-with-four-novel-mutations-in-arci-related-genes-from-the-united-arab-emirates
#19
Fatma Bastaki, Madiha Mohamed, Pratibha Nair, Fatima Saif, Ethar M Mustafa, Sami Bizzari, Mahmoud T Al-Ali, Abdul Rezzak Hamzeh
BACKGROUND: Clinical and molecular heterogeneity is a prominent characteristic of congenital ichthyoses, with the involvement of numerous causative loci. Mutations in these loci feature in autosomal recessive congenital ichthyoses (ARCIs) quite variably, with certain genes/mutations being more frequently uncovered in particular populations. METHODS: In this study, we used whole exome sequencing as well as direct Sanger sequencing to uncover four novel mutations in ARCI-related genes, which were found in families from the United Arab Emirates...
February 24, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
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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