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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035301/exploring-knowledge-and-attitudes-about-vitamin-d-among-adults-in-saudi-arabia-a-qualitative-study
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Najlaa Aljefree, Patricia Lee, Faruk Ahmed
Abstract: Vitamin D deficiency is widespread in Saudi Arabia. The aim of this study was to explore participants' knowledge about vitamin D and attitudes toward sun exposure. The study also aimed to explore the social and cultural factors that might potentially contribute to vitamin D deficiency in Saudi Arabia. Face-to-face interviews were carried out in the cities of Jeddah and Makkah between May and October 2015. The interview questions were semi-structured, and the data was analyzed using thematic analysis...
October 16, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028812/occurrence-of-the-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-mers-cov-across-the-gulf-corporation-council-countries-four-years-update
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Mahmoud Aly, Mohamed Elrobh, Maha Alzayer, Sameera Aljuhani, Hanan Balkhy
The emergence of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections has become a global issue of dire concerns. MERS-CoV infections have been identified in many countries all over the world whereas high level occurrences have been documented in the Middle East and Korea. MERS-CoV is mainly spreading across the geographical region of the Middle East, especially in the Arabian Peninsula, while some imported sporadic cases were reported from the Europe, North America, Africa, and lately Asia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980530/a-novel-technique-to-optimise-the-length-of-a-linear-accelerator-treatment-room-maze-without-compromising-radiation-protection
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Ihsan A M Al-Affan, Simon C Evans, Mohammed Qutub, Richard P Hugtenburg
A novel technique to optimise the length of a linear accelerator treatment room maze without compromising radiation protection I A M Al-Affan†, S C Evans‡, M Qutub†,1 and R P Hugtenburg†,‡ †Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK ‡Department of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering, Singleton Hospital, Swansea, SA2 8QA, UK 1Department of Physics, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia Abstract Simulations with the FLUKA Monte Carlo code were used to establish the possibility of using lead to cover the existing concrete walls of a linear accelerator treatment room maze, in order to reduce the dose of the scattered photons at the maze entrance...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951379/educational-module-intervention-for-radiographers-to-reduce-repetition-rate-of-routine-digital-chest-radiography-in-makkah-region-of-saudi-arabia-tertiary-hospitals-protocol-of-a-quasi-experimental-study
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Abdullah A Almalki, Rosliza Abdul Manaf, Muhamad Hanafiah Juni, Hayati Kadir Shahar, Noramaliza Mohd Noor, Abdelsafi Gabbad
BACKGROUND: Repetition of an image is a critical event in any radiology department. When the repetition rate of routine digital chest radiographs is high, radiation exposure of staff and patients is increased. In addition, repetition consumes the equipment's life span, thus affecting the annual budget of the department. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine the impact of a printed educational module on reducing the repetition rate of routine digital chest radiography among radiographers in Makkah Region tertiary hospitals...
September 26, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759623/spatial-modelling-of-contribution-of-individual-level-risk-factors-for-mortality-from-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-in-the-arabian-peninsula
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Oyelola A Adegboye, Ezra Gayawan, Fahad Hanna
BACKGROUND: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus is a contagious respiratory pathogen that is contracted via close contact with an infected subject. Transmission of the pathogen has occurred through animal-to-human contact at first followed by human-to-human contact within families and health care facilities. DATA AND METHODS: This study is based on a retrospective analysis of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus outbreak in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia between June 2012 and July 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730087/frequency-of-diabetic-retinopathy-and-associated-risk-factors-in-khartoum-sudan-population-based-study
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Einas S Elwali, Ahmed O Almobarak, Mona A Hassan, Amir A Mahmooud, Heitham Awadalla, Mohamed H Ahmed
AIM: To assess the frequency and associated risk factors of diabetic retinopathy among Sudanese individuals with diabetes attending Makka Eye complex in Khartoum, Sudan. METHODS: The cross sectional hospital based study recruited 316 individuals with diabetes from Makkah Eye Complex Retina Clinic. Standard questionnaire was used to collect demographic data, medical history and life style characteristics. Blood samples were taken to measure HbA1c and lipid profile...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678211/incidence-and-impact-of-stroke-during-hajj-results-of-2015-hajj-stroke-registry
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Mohammed A Almekhlafi, Maher A Alhazmi, Sarah S Alsulami, Soha A Almorsy
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of stroke among pilgrims and describe factors associated with presentation and management during Hajj. Physical stress, age and vascular risk factors render pilgrims at a high risk of stroke. METHODS: This is a prospective registry of all acute stroke patients admitted to 6 hospitals during the 2015 Hajj season from 9 September to 4 November. Participating hospitals were King Abdullah Medical City (KAMC), Al-Noor, King Abdulaziz hospital, King Faisal hospital, Hira, and Mena general hospitals; all in Makkah city...
July 2017: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637444/a-comparison-of-nutritional-intake-and-daily-physical-activity-of-girls-aged-8-11%C3%A2-years-old-in-makkah-saudi-arabia-according-to-weight-status
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Rabab Al-Kutbe, Anne Payne, Anne de Looy, Gail A Rees
BACKGROUND: Obesity rates in Saudi Arabia are amongst the highest in the world. It is known that teenage girls are less active than teenage boys, but less is known about the diet and activity patterns in younger girls. Therefore this study sought to investigate dietary intake and daily physical activity in girls aged 8-11 years old in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: This was a cross- sectional observational study conducted in seven schools across the city of Makkah. A total of 266 girls had anthropometric measurements taken including height, weight, waist circumference and body fat estimations...
June 21, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566973/perspective-of-saudi-women-in-the-makkah-region-on-breast-cancer-awareness
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Tahani H Nageeti, Arwa A N Abdelhameed, Raid A Jastania, Rania M Felemban
OBJECTIVE: To assess the perspective of Saudi women in the Makkah region on breast cancer awareness and early detection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A mixed method study was conducted among 25-65 years old healthy Saudi females from Makkah region during the awareness campaign in October 2014. The participants were recruited by personal invitations at the women's places of work and social gatherings. The initial invitations were issued by either the research coordinator or the investigator...
May 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566972/to-what-extent-are-arab-pilgrims-to-makkah-aware-of-the-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-and-the-precautions-against-it
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Meshaal S Alotaibi, Abdulaziz M Alsubaie, Khaled A Almohaimede, Turki A Alotaibi, Omar A Alharbi, Abdulrahman F Aljadoa, Abdulaziz H Alhamad, Mazin Barry
BACKGROUND: Approximately, 80% of the many cases of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) confirmed worldwide were diagnosed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The risk of the disease spreading internationally is especially worrying given the role of KSA as the home of the most important Islamic pilgrimage sites. This means the need to assess Arab pilgrims' awareness of MERS-CoV is of paramount importance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out during Ramadan 2015 in the Holy Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia...
May 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480813/risk-factors-associated-with-multi-drug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-nosocomial-infections-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-makkah-saudi-arabia%C3%A2-%C3%A2-a-matched-case-control-study
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Manal M Al-Gethamy, Hani S Faidah, Hamed Ademola Adetunji, Abdul Haseeb, Sami S Ashgar, Tayeb K Mohanned, Al-Haj Mohammed, Muhammad Khurram, Mohamed A Hassali
Objective To determine risk factors for multi-drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-AB) nosocomial infections in intensive care units in a tertiary care hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Methods We performed a hospital-based, matched case-control study in patients who were admitted to Al Noor Specialist Hospital between 1 January 2012 and 31 August 2012. The study included cases of A. baumannii nosocomial infection and controls without infection. Controls were matched to cases by age and ward of admission...
June 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469422/seroprevalence-of-asymptomatic-dengue-virus-infection-and-its-antibodies-among-healthy-eligible-saudi-blood-donors-findings-from-holy-makkah-city
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Ahmed M Ashshi, Saad Alghamdi, Adel G El-Shemi, Sabir Almdani, Bassem Refaat, Amr M Mohamed, Hani O Ghazi, Esam I Azhar, Faisal A Al-Allaf
BACKGROUND: Threat to blood transfusion-transmitted dengue virus (DENV) and its antibodies has recently emerged worldwide. Dengue fever is an endemic disease in Saudi Arabia, particularly in its Western region. The aim of this study was to estimate the seroprevalence of asymptomatic DENV infection and its antibodies among eligible Saudi blood donors. METHODS: Serum samples from 910 healthy/eligible adult male Saudi blood donors, who reside in Holy Makkah City of Saudi Arabia, were collected between March 2015 and August 2016 and screened for the detection of DENV nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) antigen and anti-DENV IgM and IgG antibodies using commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits (Panbio, Brisbane, QLD, Australia)...
2017: Virology: Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413436/predominance-and-association-risk-of-blastocystis-hominis-subtype-i-in-colorectal-cancer-a-case-control-study
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Amr Mohamed Mohamed, Mona Abdelfattah Ahmed, Sabah Abdelghany Ahmed, Sherif Ahmed Al-Semany, Saad Saed Alghamdi, Dina Abdulla Zaglool
BACKGROUND: Blastocystis, a genetically diverse intestinal parasite with controversial pathogenic potential, has increasingly been incriminated for diarrheal illness in immunocompromised individuals including colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. The aim of the current study was to assess the possible association between Blastocystis infection and CRC condition in Makkah, Saudi Arabia (KSA). METHODS: Stool samples were collected from 80 non-cancer (NC) and 138 cancer subjects including 74 CRC patients and 64 patients with other cancers outside gastrointestinal tract (COGT)...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388938/subtyping-of-blastocystis-sp-isolated-from-symptomatic-and-asymptomatic-individuals-in-makkah-saudi-arabia
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Raafat T Mohamed, Mohammed A El-Bali, Anhar A Mohamed, Mona A Abdel-Fatah, Mohamed A El-Malky, Nawras M Mowafy, Dina A Zaghlool, Rowaida A Bakri, Saeed A Al-Harthi
BACKGROUND: Blastocystis is a group of cosmopolitan gastrointestinal parasite of humans and a wide variety of animals. These anaerobic protozoans include more than 17 specific small-subunit ribosomal RNA subtypes, of which nine are found in humans with a variable geographical distribution. Until now, no study has described the Blastocystis subtypes present in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: In total, 1,262 faecal samples were collected from patients with gastrointestinal complaints and asymptomatic individuals visiting two major hospitals...
April 7, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347352/combined-target-site-kdr-mutations-play-a-primary-role-in-highly-pyrethroid-resistant-phenotypes-of-aedes-aegypti-from-saudi-arabia
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Ashwaq M Al Nazawi, Jabir Aqili, Mohammed Alzahrani, Philip J McCall, David Weetman
BACKGROUND: Pyrethroid resistance is a threat to effective vector control of Aedes aegypti, the vector of dengue, Zika and other arboviruses, but there are many major knowledge gaps on the mechanisms of resistance. In Jeddah and Makkah, the principal dengue-endemic areas of Saudi Arabia, pyrethroids are used widely for Ae. aegypti control but information about resistance remains sparse, and the underlying genetic basis is unknown. Findings from an ongoing study in this internationally significant area are reported here...
March 27, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332652/the-impact-of-importation-of-live-ruminants-on-the-epizootiology-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-in-saudi-arabia
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I H A Abd El-Rahim, A H Asghar, A M Mohamed, S M Fat'hi
Approximately five million live ruminants are imported annually into Saudi Arabia. The majority of these animals are imported shortly before the pilgrimage season from Sudan and the Horn of Africa, where foot and mouth disease (FMD) is known to be enzootic. This study was designed to investigate the impact of the importation of these live ruminants on the epizootiology of FMD in Saudi Arabia. The authors carried out antibody testing on a total of 480 sheep and 233 cattle from the sacrificial livestock yards of the Saudi Project for Utilization of Hajj Meat, which performs ritual slaughter on behalf of pilgrims in the Holy City of Makkah...
December 2016: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331081/multiple-sources-of-genetic-diversity-of-influenza-a-viruses-during-the-hajj
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Joanna C A Cobbin, Mohammad Alfelali, Osamah Barasheed, Janette Taylor, Dominic E Dwyer, Jen Kok, Robert Booy, Edward C Holmes, Harunor Rashid
Outbreaks of respiratory virus infection at mass gatherings pose significant health risks to attendees, host communities, and ultimately the global population if they help facilitate viral emergence. However, little is known about the genetic diversity, evolution, and patterns of viral transmission during mass gatherings, particularly how much diversity is generated by in situ transmission compared to that imported from other locations. Here, we describe the genome-scale evolution of influenza A viruses sampled from the Hajj pilgrimages at Makkah during 2013 to 2015...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325541/the-relationship-between-diabetic-retinopathy-and-nephropathy-in-sudanese-adult-with-diabetes-population-based-study
#18
Mohamed H Ahmed, Einas S Elwali, Heitham Awadalla, Ahmed O Almobarak
INTRODUCTION: Diabetic nephropathy is responsible for nearly third of the world cases of end stage renal disease; it becomes a major public health problem with social and economic burden. The aim of this study is to explore if there is an association between retinopathy and nephropathy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a cross sectional hospital based study a total of 316 individuals with diabetes were recruited from Makkah eye complex retina clinic. Demographic data, medical history and life style characteristics were taken through standard questionnaire...
March 7, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298933/circulation-of-dengue-virus-serotypes-in-the-city-of-makkah-saudi-arabia-as-determined-by-reverse-transcription-polymerase-chain-reaction
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Sameer R Organji, Hussein H Abulreesh, Gamal E H Osman
The present study was aimed to investigate the circulation of four dengue virus (DENV) serotypes in Makkah, Western Saudi Arabia. Blood samples were collected from 25 dengue fever-suspected patients and were subjected to molecular typing for DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, and DENV-4 serotypes of dengue virus, by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), using six sets of primers. Of the 25 samples, only six samples (24%) were found to be positive for dengue virus infection. The prevalence of DENV-1 was higher (50% of DENV-positive samples), as compared to DENV-2 (33...
2017: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283372/influenza-vaccine-uptake-determinants-motivators-and-barriers-of-the-vaccine-receipt-among-healthcare-workers-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-saudi-arabia
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H K Haridi, K A Salman, E A Basaif, D K Al-Skaibi
BACKGROUND: Influenza vaccination of healthcare workers (HCWs) is essential for patient safety, their own safety, and hospital operation. However, despite its strong recommendation, studies indicates a low rate of vaccine uptake. AIM: To assess rates of, and factors affecting, influenza vaccine uptake among HCWs. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was carried out during October 1(st) to 16(th), 2015, among HCWs in King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah, Saudi Arabia...
July 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
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