Publications by authors named "Ali M Assabri"

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Intestinal parasitoses and schistosome infections among students with special reference to praziquantel efficacy in patients with schistosomosis in Hajjah governorate, Yemen

Ann Parasitol 2019 ;65(3):217-223

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Al Baha University, Al Baha, Saudi Arabia

The majority of the population in Yemen lives in rural areas and suffers from parasitic infections. Therefore, the present study aimed to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasitoses and schistosome infections among the students enrolled in the primary schools in Hajjah governorate – north of Yemen, along with an assessment of praziquantel (PZQ) in the treatment of microscopy-confirmed cases of Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium. For this purpose, 780 samples (320 stool and 460 urine) were examined microscopically. The present study revealed an overall infection rate of 75.3% (241/320) with intestinal parasites and Schistosoma mansoni. The detected parasite species included Entamoeba histolytica (27.8%), Hymenolepis nana (12.2%), Giardia lamblia (9.7%), Entamoeba coli (9.4%), S. mansoni (9.1%), Ascaris lumbricoides (6.9%), Trichuris trichiura (3.1%), Enterobius vermicularis (2.8%) and Ancylostoma duodenale (2.2%). Schistosoma haematobium was prevalent among 1.7% (8/460) of the investigated students. On the other hand, PZQ yielded a cure rate of 75.7% of Schistosoma-infected students when administered at 40 mg/kg body weight. However, a 100% cure rate was achieved when administered at 60 mg/kg body weight. Therefore, the findings of the present study highlight the importance of monitoring PZQ efficacy through large-scale studies in different settings endemic for schistosomosis in the country.
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October 2019

Risk Factors for End-Stage Renal Failure Among Patients on Hemodialysis in Aljomhory Hospital, Sa'adah Governorate, Yemen: Hospital-Based Case-Control Study.

JMIR Public Health Surveill 2019 Sep 25;5(3):e14215. Epub 2019 Sep 25.

Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Irbid, Jordan.

Background: More than 16% of the world's population is affected by chronic kidney disease, and these people are at the highest risk of developing end-stage renal failure (ESRF).

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors of ESRF in Sa'adah Governorate in Yemen.

Methods: A hospital-based case-control study (86 cases and 263 controls) was conducted in the Aljomhory Hemodialysis Center in Sa'adah city, Yemen. Patients with ESRF who attended the hemodialysis center in Aljomhory Hospital in Sa'adah City from January 1 to February 15, 2016, were included. Control participants were healthy persons without end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who attended Aljomhory Hospital as outpatients' relatives during the study period.

Results: A total of 86 cases and 263 controls were included in this study. The mean age was 43.3 (SD 17.7) years for cases and 32.3 (SD 13.0) years for controls. In univariate analysis of factors associated with ESRD, patients aged≥40 years were 3.7 times more likely to have ESRD than younger patients. The odds of ESRD was higher among men than women. Illiteracy was significantly associated with higher odds of ESRD. Hypertension (odds ratio [OR]=8.34), diabetes (OR=3.07), cardiovascular diseases (OR=12.71), presence of urinary stones (OR=21.87), recurrent urinary tract infection (OR=9.64), cigarette smoking (OR=2.44), and shammah use (OR=6.65) were significantly associated with higher odds of ESRD. Hypertension (OR=6.68), urinary stones (OR=16.08), and recurrent urinary tract infection (OR=8.75) remained significantly associated with ERD in multivariate analysis.

Conclusions: Hypertension, presence of urinary stones, and recurrent urinary tract infections were significantly associated with ESRF development. Improving the management of hypertension and designing suitable interventions to control problems of the urinary tract would help reduce ESRD prevalence.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/14215DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6785724PMC
September 2019

Health in times of uncertainty in the eastern Mediterranean region, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013.

Authors:
Ali H Mokdad Mohammad Hossein Forouzanfar Farah Daoud Charbel El Bcheraoui Maziar Moradi-Lakeh Ibrahim Khalil Ashkan Afshin Marwa Tuffaha Raghid Charara Ryan M Barber Joseph Wagner Kelly Cercy Hannah Kravitz Matthew M Coates Margaret Robinson Kara Estep Caitlyn Steiner Sara Jaber Ali A Mokdad Kevin F O'Rourke Adrienne Chew Pauline Kim Mohamed Magdy Abd El Razek Safa Abdalla Foad Abd-Allah Jerry P Abraham Laith J Abu-Raddad Niveen M E Abu-Rmeileh Abdulwahab A Al-Nehmi Ali S Akanda Hanan Al Ahmadi Mazin J Al Khabouri Faris H Al Lami Zulfa A Al Rayess Deena Alasfoor Fadia S AlBuhairan Saleh F Aldhahri Suliman Alghnam Samia Alhabib Nawal Al-Hamad Raghib Ali Syed Danish Ali Mohammad Alkhateeb Mohammad A AlMazroa Mahmoud A Alomari Rajaa Al-Raddadi Ubai Alsharif Nihaya Al-Sheyab Shirina Alsowaidi Mohamed Al-Thani Khalid A Altirkawi Azmeraw T Amare Heresh Amini Walid Ammar Palwasha Anwari Hamid Asayesh Rana Asghar Ali M Assabri Reza Assadi Umar Bacha Alaa Badawi Talal Bakfalouni Mohammed O Basulaiman Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi Neeraj Bedi Amit R Bhakta Zulfiqar A Bhutta Aref A Bin Abdulhak Soufiane Boufous Rupert R A Bourne Hadi Danawi Jai Das Amare Deribew Eric L Ding Adnan M Durrani Yousef Elshrek Mohamed E Ibrahim Babak Eshrati Alireza Esteghamati Imad A D Faghmous Farshad Farzadfar Andrea B Feigl Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad Irina Filip Florian Fischer Fortuné G Gankpé Ibrahim Ginawi Melkamu Dedefo Gishu Rahul Gupta Rami M Habash Nima Hafezi-Nejad Randah R Hamadeh Hayet Hamdouni Samer Hamidi Hilda L Harb Mohammad Sadegh Hassanvand Mohammad T Hedayati Pouria Heydarpour Mohamed Hsairi Abdullatif Husseini Nader Jahanmehr Vivekanand Jha Jost B Jonas Nadim E Karam Amir Kasaeian Nega Assefa Kassa Anil Kaul Yousef Khader Shams Eldin A Khalifa Ejaz A Khan Gulfaraz Khan Tawfik Khoja Ardeshir Khosravi Yohannes Kinfu Barthelemy Kuate Defo Arjun Lakshmana Balaji Raimundas Lunevicius Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer Reza Malekzadeh Morteza Mansourian Wagner Marcenes Habibolah Masoudi Farid Alem Mehari Abla Mehio-Sibai Ziad A Memish George A Mensah Karzan A Mohammad Ziad Nahas Jamal T Nasher Haseeb Nawaz Chakib Nejjari Muhammad Imran Nisar Saad B Omer Mahboubeh Parsaeian Emmanuel K Peprah Aslam Pervaiz Farshad Pourmalek Dima M Qato Mostafa Qorbani Amir Radfar Anwar Rafay Kazem Rahimi Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar Sajjad Ur Rahman Rajesh K Rai Saleem M Rana Sowmya R Rao Amany H Refaat Serge Resnikoff Gholamreza Roshandel Georges Saade Mohammad Y Saeedi Mohammad Ali Sahraian Shadi Saleh Lidia Sanchez-Riera Maheswar Satpathy Sadaf G Sepanlou Tesfaye Setegn Amira Shaheen Saeid Shahraz Sara Sheikhbahaei Kawkab Shishani Karen Sliwa Mohammad Tavakkoli Abdullah S Terkawi Olalekan A Uthman Ronny Westerman Mustafa Z Younis Maysaa El Sayed Zaki Faiez Zannad Gregory A Roth Haidong Wang Mohsen Naghavi Theo Vos Abdullah A Al Rabeeah Alan D Lopez Christopher J L Murray

Lancet Glob Health 2016 10 25;4(10):e704-13. Epub 2016 Aug 25.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

Background: The eastern Mediterranean region is comprised of 22 countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Since our Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010), the region has faced unrest as a result of revolutions, wars, and the so-called Arab uprisings. The objective of this study was to present the burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors in the eastern Mediterranean region as of 2013.

Methods: GBD 2013 includes an annual assessment covering 188 countries from 1990 to 2013. The study covers 306 diseases and injuries, 1233 sequelae, and 79 risk factors. Our GBD 2013 analyses included the addition of new data through updated systematic reviews and through the contribution of unpublished data sources from collaborators, an updated version of modelling software, and several improvements in our methods. In this systematic analysis, we use data from GBD 2013 to analyse the burden of disease and injuries in the eastern Mediterranean region specifically.

Findings: The leading cause of death in the region in 2013 was ischaemic heart disease (90·3 deaths per 100 000 people), which increased by 17·2% since 1990. However, diarrhoeal diseases were the leading cause of death in Somalia (186·7 deaths per 100 000 people) in 2013, which decreased by 26·9% since 1990. The leading cause of disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) was ischaemic heart disease for males and lower respiratory infection for females. High blood pressure was the leading risk factor for DALYs in 2013, with an increase of 83·3% since 1990. Risk factors for DALYs varied by country. In low-income countries, childhood wasting was the leading cause of DALYs in Afghanistan, Somalia, and Yemen, whereas unsafe sex was the leading cause in Djibouti. Non-communicable risk factors were the leading cause of DALYs in high-income and middle-income countries in the region. DALY risk factors varied by age, with child and maternal malnutrition affecting the younger age groups (aged 28 days to 4 years), whereas high bodyweight and systolic blood pressure affected older people (aged 60-80 years). The proportion of DALYs attributed to high body-mass index increased from 3·7% to 7·5% between 1990 and 2013. Burden of mental health problems and drug use increased. Most increases in DALYs, especially from non-communicable diseases, were due to population growth. The crises in Egypt, Yemen, Libya, and Syria have resulted in a reduction in life expectancy; life expectancy in Syria would have been 5 years higher than that recorded for females and 6 years higher for males had the crisis not occurred.

Interpretation: Our study shows that the eastern Mediterranean region is going through a crucial health phase. The Arab uprisings and the wars that followed, coupled with ageing and population growth, will have a major impact on the region's health and resources. The region has historically seen improvements in life expectancy and other health indicators, even under stress. However, the current situation will cause deteriorating health conditions for many countries and for many years and will have an impact on the region and the rest of the world. Based on our findings, we call for increased investment in health in the region in addition to reducing the conflicts.

Funding: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(16)30168-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6660972PMC
October 2016

Malaria status in Al-Hodeidah Governorate, Yemen: malariometric parasitic survey & chloroquine resistance P. falciparum local strain.

J Egypt Soc Parasitol 2003 Aug;33(2):361-72

Department of Medical Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Sana'a University, P.O. Box 2289, Sana'a, Yemen, Egypt.

Malaria continues to be a major public health problem in Al-Hodeidah G. A cross-sectional malariometic parasitic survey including 4000 Yemenis of various age /sex groups were enrolled in this study from 43 villages/or Harah in five selected districts representing Al-Hodeidah G. Duplicate thin and thick blood smears were stained with Giemsa's stain and examined. Out of 4000 examined slides, 646 (16.2%) were found to be malaria positive, 508 (78.6%) of them were detected through ACD, while 138 (21.4%) cases were detected by PCD. The overall parasite rate was 16.2%, a situation of prevalently mesoendemic condition. P. falciparum was the predominant species recorded (96.7%), followed by P. vivax (1.7%), the least prevalent was P. malariae (0.3%). Yemen has been considered free of ovale malaria. The recorded an indigenous case of P. ovale for the first time in Yemen should be taken into consideration for the existence of this particular Plasmodium species when surveying for malaria in the future. The present study was the first document in Yemen to compare simultaneously the in vivo and in vitro response to chloroquine among 209 of P. falciparum field isolate patients that were satisfied all criteria of WHO for the implementation of the in vivo and in vitro tests and were obtained by PCD and ACD methods. Chloroquine resistance of local strain of P. falciparum was recorded in all studied districts (Zabid, Bajil, Azohrah, Azaidiah and Al-Hodeidah city). RIII (high level of resistance) was recorded for the first time in Yemen and should be taken into consideration in the treatment of infected malaria patients. This calls for urgent revision of the current malaria treatment policy in Yemen where chloroquine is the first-line treatment of uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria.
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August 2003