Liver Int 2021 Sep 25. Epub 2021 Sep 25.
Rashid Hospital, Dubai, UAE.
Qatar Med J 2021 24;2021(2):28. Epub 2021 Sep 24.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Mary's Medical Group, Evansville, IN 47714 USA.
Introduction: In late 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus, discovered in the city of Wuhan, China, was found to cause a disease later named coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. In January 2020, COVID-19 first reached the Gulf region. Afterwards, the disease spread rapidly across the countries of the Gulf and the number of COVID-19 cases rose significantly. Read More
Saudi Pharm J 2021 Sep 21;29(9):1021-1028. Epub 2021 Jul 21.
Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, P.O. Box: 2457, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.
Purpose: To outline hospital pharmacy practices across the Gulf Cooperation Councils (GCC) countries' hospitals.Methods: A modified survey questionnaire was prepared from the original 2019 American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP) survey questions. Survey details were discussed with some pharmacy directors for clarity and relevance. Read More
Oman Med J 2021 Sep 14;36(5):e300. Epub 2021 Sep 14.
Department of Public Health Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa.
Objectives: The World Health Organization (WHO) published a global strategic response plan in February 2020 aiming to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. It identified immediate activities required for global preparedness and response to the outbreak and set eight priority areas (pillars) essential for scaling up countries' operational readiness and response. Despite a semi-annual progress report on implementing the Global Strategic Plan in June 2020, there is limited granular information available on the extent of the national plan's content and implementation, particularly in the Member States of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Read More
Tob Control 2021 Sep 17. Epub 2021 Sep 17.
Center for Tobacco Control, UCSF, San Francisco, California, USA.
Background: Few studies have investigated tobacco industry interference in the tobacco control policies of Arab nations. This paper explores the tactics used by the industry to subvert tobacco control policies in Oman and offers lessons on how to prevent such interference in the future.Methods: We searched the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Archive using the word 'Oman', names of government institutions, policymakers and local tobacco distributors. Read More