Publications by authors named "K R al-Moutaery"

58 Publications

Establishment of the Military Neurosurgeons Committee within the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies.

World Neurosurg 2013 May-Jun;79(5-6):611-2. Epub 2013 Feb 11.

Department of Neurosurgery, German Armed Forces Hospital of Ulm, Ulm, Germany.

In 2009, during the World Congress of Neurological Surgery in Boston, Massachusetts, the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) Executive Committee decided to establish a Military Neurosurgeons Committee. A separate scientific session on military neurosurgery was held at the next WFNS Interim Meeting in September 2011 in Brazil. A further separate session on military neurosurgery will take place at the next WFNS Meeting in Seoul, South Korea.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2013.02.034DOI Listing
August 2013

Saudi normative data for the Wisconsin Card Sorting test, Stroop test, Test of Non-verbal Intelligence-3, Picture Completion and Vocabulary (subtest of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised).

Neurosciences (Riyadh) 2011 Jan;16(1):29-41

Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Objective: There are 2 aims for this study: first, to collect normative data for the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST), Stroop test, Test of Non-verbal Intelligence (TONI-3), Picture Completion (PC) and Vocabulary (VOC) sub-test of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised for use in a Saudi Arabian culture, and second, to use the normative data provided to generate the regression equations.

Methods: To collect the normative data and generate the regression equations, 198 healthy individuals were selected to provide a representative distribution for age, gender, years of education, and socioeconomic class. The WCST, Stroop test, TONI-3, PC, and VOC were administrated to the healthy individuals. This study was carried out at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from January 2000 to July 2002.

Results: Normative data were obtained for all tests, and tables were constructed to interpret scores for different age groups. Regression equations to predict performance on the 3 tests of frontal function from scores on tests of fluid (TONI-3) and premorbid intelligence were generated from the data from the healthy individuals.

Conclusion: The data collected in this study provide normative tables for 3 tests of frontal lobe function and for tests of general intellectual ability for use in Saudi Arabia. The data also provide a method to estimate pre-injury ability without the use of verbally based tests.
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January 2011

Arab Islamic medical revelations.

World Neurosurg 2010 May;73(5):475-6

Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2010.05.040DOI Listing
May 2010

Quality of life in females with spinal cord injury in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Med J 2010 Sep;31(9):1061-3

Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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September 2010

Trolox ameliorates 3-nitropropionic acid-induced neurotoxicity in rats.

Neurotoxicol Teratol 2010 Mar-Apr;32(2):226-33. Epub 2009 Sep 13.

Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

3-nitropropionic acid (3-NPA) is a naturally occurring neurotoxin produced by legumes of the genus Astragalus and Arthrium fungi. Acute exposure to 3-NPA results in striatal astrocytic death and variety of behavior dysfunction in rats. Oxidative stress has been reported to play an important role in 3-NPA-induced neurotoxicity. Trolox is a potent free radical chain breaking antioxidant which has been shown to restore structure and function of the nervous system following oxidative stress. This rapid and efficient antioxidant property of trolox was attributed to its enhanced water solubility as compared with alpha-tocopherol. This investigation was aimed to study the effect of trolox against 3-NPA-induced neurotoxicity in female Wistar rats. The animals received trolox (0, 40 mg, 80 mg and 160 mg/kg, orally) daily for 7 days. 3-NPA (25mg/kg, i.p.) was administered daily 30 min after trolox for the same duration. One additional group of rats served as control (vehicle only). On day 8, the animals were observed for neurobehavioral performance. Immediately after behavioral studies, the animal's brains were dissected out for histological studies. Lesions in the striatal dopaminergic neurons were assessed by immunohistochemical method using tyrosine hydroxylase immunostaining. Administration of 3-NPA alone caused significant depletion of striatal dopamine and glutathione, whereas, the levels of thiobarbituric acid reactive substance (TBARS) and nitric oxide (NO) were significantly increased suggesting an elevated level of oxidative stress. Trolox significantly and dose-dependently protected animals against 3-NPA-induced neurobehavioral, neurochemical and structural abnormalities. These results clearly suggest that protective effect of trolox against 3-NPA-induced neurotoxicity is mediated through its free radical scavenging activity.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ntt.2009.09.003DOI Listing
June 2010
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