3,657 results match your criteria Annals of Saudi medicine[Journal]


RE: Seroprevalence of Zika virus among asymptomatic pregnant mothers and their newborns in the Najran region of southwest Saudi Arabia.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Mar-Apr;39(2):124

Dr. Sora Yasri, KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok 10150, Thailand, T: +6624767747, ORCID: https://orcid.org/00000001-8292-6656.

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The first two cases of living donor liver transplantation using dual grafts in Saudi Arabia.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Mar-Apr;39(2):118-123

Dr. Ahmed Zidan Liver Transplantation,, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre,, PO Box 3544, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia, T: 966550390905, ORCID: https://orcid.org/00000002-2423-8246.

The concept of dual-graft liver transplantation was introduced to overcome the discrepancy between liver transplantation demand and liver donation. Dual-graft transplantation also mitigates cumulative family risk by decreasing individual donor risk through minimization of the resected liver volume from each donor. Here, we describe the first two cases performed in Saudi Arabia wherein a dual-graft living donor liver transplantation was facilitated by the use of one left lobe graft and one left lateral segment in both cases. Read More

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Escalator-related injuries in one of the deepest subway stations in Europe.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Mar-Apr;39(2):112-117

Dr. Umut Gulacti, Department of Emergency Medicine,, Adiyaman University of Medical Faculty,, Training and Research Hospital,, 02000 Adiyaman, Turkey, T: 05355851900, ORICD: https:// orcid.org/0000-0003-2151-7212.

Background: Escalator-related injuries (ERI) have emerged as a new injury type due to the frequent use of escalators in Metro stations.

Objectives: Investigate ERI in the stations on the Marmaray metro line.

Design: Retrospective, observational study. Read More

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Long-term outcomes after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in Kuwait.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Mar-Apr;39(2):100-103

Dr. Salman AlSabah, Department of Surgery,, Kuwait Ministry of Helath,, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait, T: +965 66666911, salman.k.alsabah@ gmail.com, ORCID: https://orcid. org/0000-0002-8081-8544.

Background: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has been established as an effective means of weight loss. Multiple studies report LSG as a cost-effective procedure with few perioperative complications.

Objectives: Report long-term weight changes after LSG in a single center in Kuwait. Read More

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Have the 2015 Neonatal Resuscitation Program Guidelines changed the management and outcome of infants born through meconium-stained amniotic fluid?

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Mar-Apr;39(2):87-91

Dr. Fahad Muqdhib Aldhafeeri, Faculty of Medicine,, King Abdulaziz University,, Jeddah 21441,, Saudi Arabia, T: +966 595506503, dr.fahadaldh@ gmail.com, ORCID: https://orcid. org/0000-0002-9855-2166.

Background: In 2015, the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) guidelines were updated to recommend that nonvigorous infants delivered through meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) do not require routine intubation and tracheal suction.

Objective: Explore the implications of 2015 NRP guidelines on delivery room management and outcome of infants born through MSAF.

Design: Retrospective cohort study. Read More

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Outcome of stroke patients on clopidogrel plus proton-pump inhibitors: a single-center cohort study.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Mar-Apr;39(2):82-86

Background: Recent studies suggest a higher risk of adverse cardiovascular outcome and mortality in patients co-prescribed clopidogrel with proton pump inhibitors (PPI).

Objective: Investigate the impact of concomitant prescription of clopidogrel and PPI on 30-day unplanned readmission and one-year all-cause mortality.

Design: Retrospective longitudinal cohort study. Read More

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Complications of post-cochlear implantation in 1027 adults and children.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Mar-Apr;39(2):77-81

Dr. Roa Halawani King Abdullah Ear Specialist Center (KAESC), College of Medicine,, King Saud University,, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, PO Box 245 Riyadh 11411, Saudi Arabia, T: +966 1 477 5735, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-48044286.

Background: The number of cochlear implant (CI) recipients is increasing so there needs to be greater awareness of possible CI complications.

Objectives: Describe complications of CI.

Design: Retrospective, descriptional. Read More

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April 2019
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National rates of emergency department visits associated with diabetes in Saudi Arabia, 2011-2015.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Mar-Apr;39(2):71-76

Dr. Ziyad Almalki Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy,, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University,, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia 11942, T: +966 11 588 6059, ORCID: https://orcid.org/00000003-1618-4142.

Background: Despite the fact that diabetes is an important component of the burden of disease on the individual and on the national healthcare systems in Saudi Arabia, knowledge of the volume of emergency department (ED) visits for diabetes is unclear.

Objective: Examine changes in ED visit rates associated with diabetes.

Design: Retrospective. Read More

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Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms among dentists working in Riyadh.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Mar 7:epub. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Dr. Faisal Ahmed Alhusain, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences,, Al Hars Al Watani Ar Rimayah, Riyadh 14611, Saudi Arabia, T: +966 11 8011111, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8422.5244.

Background: Approximately 3-6% of the general population have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). CTS is more prevalent among people with occupations that involve repetitive and forceful maneuvers, such as dentists. It is important to identify risk factors for these symptoms and to understand the impact they may have on clinical practice. Read More

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March 2019
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Survival after cardiopulmonary arrest in a tertiary care hospital in Turkey.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Mar 7:epub. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Dr. Sinan Yilmaz Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation,, Adnan Menderes Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Aydin 09100, Turkey, T: +905055954374 ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5281.137X.

Background: Despite significant improvements in the field of car.diopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) over the past 40 years, disparate survival rates are reported after in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA). Few studies have addressed the effect of comorbid conditions on survival after IHCA. Read More

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March 2019
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D-penicillamine-induced pseudo-pseudoxanthoma elasticum and extensive elastosis perforans serpiginosa with excellent response to acitretin.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Jan-Feb;39(1):56-60

Dr. Muzamil Amin Chisti, MBC 46 Department of Dermatology,, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre,, PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia, T: +966114424608, ORCID: http:// orcid.org/0000-0002-6877-2715.

D-penicillamine (DPA)-induced pseudo-pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) and elastosis perforans serpiginosa (EPS) has been reported in the past, but most of the treatment modalities used before have a sub.optimal response. We report a case of DPA-induced pseudo-PXE with extensive EPS who had an excellent rapid response to acitretin. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5144/0256.4947.2019.56DOI Listing
February 2019

Perceived stress and coping strategies among ICU nurses in government tertiary hospitals in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Jan-Feb;39(1):48-55

Dr. Homood Alharbi, Nursing College,, King Saud University,, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia, T: +966118063920, ORCID: http:// orcid.org/0000-0002-6144-513X.

Background: No study has examined the stress level and coping strategies among critical care nurses in Saudi Arabia.

Objectives: Examine perceived stress and coping behaviors among nurses in intensive care units in Saudi Arabia, and the influence of cop.ing mechanisms on stress. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5144/0256-4947.2019.48DOI Listing
February 2019
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Survival and metastasis in muscle-invasive bladder cancer patients who present with indeterminate pulmonary nodules before treatment.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Jan-Feb;39(1):42-47

Dr. Ali Al-daghmin, Department of Surgery, King Hussein Cancer Center, 1269 Al-Jubeiha, Amman, Jordan, T: +962796230136, jo, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8716-6713.

Background: Indeterminate pulmonary nodules (IPNs) are common during initial evaluation of bladder cancer patients. Their significance is still unknown.

Objective: Determine the significance of indeterminate pulmonary nodules, including their size and number, in muscle-invasive bladder cancer patients before definitive local therapy by surgery or chemo-radiotherapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5144/0256-4947.2019.42DOI Listing
February 2019
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Hepatitis A immunity in Yozgat, Turkey.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Jan-Feb;39(1):37-41

Associate Professor Çigdem Kader, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology,, Bozok Universitesi,, Yozgat 66200, Turkey, T: +903542127060, dr_cigdemtr@ yahoo.com, ORCID: http://orcid. org/0000-0003-3325-4587.

Background: Since routine immunization could change the epidemiological profile of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection in the future, it is important to determine the baseline immunity to HAV across Turkey.

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of hepatitis A among individuals 6 years of age and older in Yozgat, Turkey.

Design: Cross-sectional. Read More

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February 2019
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The prevalence of complications of pneumonia among adults admitted to a tertiary care center in Riyadh from 2010-2017.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Jan-Feb;39(1):29-36

Sara Ibrahim Alshahwan, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,, College of of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences,, PO Box 102729 Riyadh 11685, Saudi Arabia, T: +966-55-235-6533, Alshahwan258@ ksau-hs.edu.sa, ORCID: http://orcid. org/0000-0002-3789-1682.

Background: Pneumonia, the commonest lower respiratory tract infection, can result in respiratory and non-respiratory complications. Few studies have reported on the prevalence of many complications.

Objectives: Identify the prevalence of 18 complications of pneumonia and compare complication rates by age group and type of pneu. Read More

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February 2019
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Pattern of skin diseases in a university hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: age and sex distribution.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Jan-Feb;39(1):22-28

Dr. Hussein M. Alshamrani, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University Hospital,, Jeddah 21333, Saudi Arabia, T: +966530204524, ORCID: http://orcid. org/0000-0001-9893-7528.

Background: Previous studies have investigated the pattern of dermatological diseases in some regions of Saudi Arabia, but studies on the prevalence of skin diseases in Jeddah are lacking.

Objectives: Assess the pattern of skin diseases in Jeddah based on age and sex differences and compare the results with those of previous studies conducted in other regions of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.

Design: A cross-sectional prevalence study, retrospective. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5144/0256-4947.2019.22DOI Listing
February 2019
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Influence of individual and family factors on physical activity among Saudi girls: a cross-sectional study.

Authors:
Manal Alharbi

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Jan-Feb;39(1):13-21

Dr. Manal Alharbi Department of Maternity and Child Health Nursing,, College of Nursing, King Saud University,, Riyadh 11422, Saudi Arabia, T: +966 118058533 ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6630.7476.

Background: Physical inactivity is a major public health problem and one of the main causes of noncommunicable diseases among children. The physical activity (PA) of children has been studied extensively in other countries, but not in Saudi Arabia, most especially among school-based girls.

Objectives: Assess the PA among older Saudi girls (10-15 years old) and determine the influence of various personal and family factors on PA. Read More

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February 2019

Neurological disability among adults following traumatic spinal fractures in Saudi Arabia: a retrospective single-center medical record review.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Jan-Feb;39(1):8-12

Dr. Suhail Saad AlAssiri, Department of Orthopedic Surgery,, National Guard Hospital,, King Abdulaziz Medical City,, Riyadh 11662, Saudi Arabia, T: +9966563456700, suhailasiri@ gmail.com, ORCID: http://orcid. org/0000-0001-7119-1201.

Background: A traumatic spinal fracture (TSF) is a serious condition that has a tremendous impact on patients and their families. Understanding the causes and patterns of TSF is critical in developing prevention programs.

Objectives: Identify causes and patterns of TSF and explore predictors of neurological disability in Saudi Arabia. Read More

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February 2019
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Quality of life among elderly residents in the Gaza Strip: a community-based study.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Jan-Feb;39(1):1-7

Dr. Aymen Elsous, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Professions,, Israa University, Yafa Street,, Gaza Strip 00970, State of Palestine, T: +970598926886/+970568926886 ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002.5454-6012.

Background: In Palestine, persons older than 60 years of age comprise 4.6% of the population in this decade and will remain relatively stable until the year 2020, when it is expected to begin to rise. The quality of life (QoL), which reflects well-being and health status, is under-reported in this vulnerable group in the Gaza Strip. Read More

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February 2019
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Ann Saudi Med 2018 Nov-Dec;38(6):453-455

hmad E. Aboshaiqah RN, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Nursing,, King Saud University,, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia, T: +966 50 315 4993 ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9763-2658.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302990PMC

RE: Perceptions of confidence among Saudi nursing interns during internship program: a cross-sectional study The use of nonparametric statistical tests.

Authors:
Mustafa Afifi

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Nov-Dec;38(6):453

Dr. Mustafa Afifi, College of Health Sciences,, Jumeira University, Al Qouz 4,, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, ORCID: http:// orcid.org/0000-0002-9561-8318.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302991PMC

A painful, swelling and discharging sinus in the right foot.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Nov-Dec;38(6):450

Dr. Nishant Nayyar, Department of Radiodiagnosis,, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001, India, T: 09418026199, nishant23rpgmc@ gmail.com, ORCID: http://orcid. org/0000-0003-2227-9105.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302989PMC
March 2019
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Placental steroid sulphatase deficiency: an approach to antenatal care and delivery.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Nov-Dec;38(6):445-449

Frieda Elsje Dreyer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,, Sunderland Royal Hospital,, Sunderland SR4 7TP, United Kingdom, T: +44 0191 565 6256, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002.0997-9919.

Placental steroid sulphatase deficiency (SSD) is an X-linked inborn error of metabolism. Congenital X-linked ichthyosis (XLI) is a genetic disorder of keratinisation caused by steroid sulphatase (STS) deficiency, which results in a scaling skin condition in male infants shortly after birth. It may be associated with failed induction of labor and prolonged labor leading to cesarean delivery due to 'cervical dystocia'. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302985PMC
March 2019
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Anti-IgE therapy for asthma: an audit at atertiary care centre in Saudi Arabia.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Nov-Dec;38(6):439-444

Abdullah Mobeireek, Department of Medicine,, MBC 46, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre,, PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia, T: +966114427493 ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0880.206X.

Background: Although anti-IgE therapy has been shown to offer numerous benefits, we suspect it is underutilized locally. To date, there are no studies on any aspect of its use in the Arab region. There is also no information on whether physicians follow current guidelines nor on patient response to this form of therapy. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302986PMC
March 2019
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Association between breast arterial calcifications found on mammography and coronary artery calcifications in asymptomatic Saudi women.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Nov-Dec;38(6):433-438

Dr. Ahmed L. Fathala, MBC 28, Department of Radiology,, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia, T:+ 966 114647272 ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2436.4226.

Background: Currently, there are no data on the prevalence of breast arterial calcification (BAC) in Saudi women. Furthermore, there are no data on the relationship between BAC and coronary artery calcium score (CACS) as a coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factor in Saudi women who undergo mammography.

Objective: Examine the role of BAC as a potential female-specific risk factor for CAD in Saudi women in order to investigate the relationship between BAC and CACS in women who undergo a screening mammography, and study the relationship between BAC and CAD risk factors, including age, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, chronic kidney disease (CKD), dyslipidemia, and family history of CAD. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302987PMC

Demographic features of patients with colorectal carcinoma based on 14 years of experience at Jordan University Hospital.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Nov-Dec;38(6):427-432

Heyam Awad, Department of Histopathology,, Microbiology and Forensic Medicine,, University of Jordan,, Amman 1194, Jordan, T: +962-797801555, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000.0003-3050-136X.

Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer worldwide. In the West, the incidence has stabilized or decreased. There are only occasional published studies that describe the epidemiology of CRC and its changing trends in Jordan and other Middle Eastern countries. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302993PMC

A short-term follow-up of glycemic and body weight changes in diabetic patients who replaced dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors with the sodium-glucose cotransporter 2.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Nov-Dec;38(6):420-426

Dr. Brend Ray-Sea Hsu, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism,, Department of Internal Medicine,, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and, Chang Gung University,, No. 5 Fuxing St., Guishan Dist., Taoyuan City 333, Taiwan, T: +886.3281200 ext. 8821, cgmh.org.tw, ORCID: http://orcid. org/0000-0001-7568-4599.

Background: Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2is, gliflozins) are associated with lower all-cause mortality than other anti-diabetic agents in patients with type 2 diabetes. In patients who may benefit from SGLT2is, but cannot add them to a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP4i, gliptin) treatment for various reasons, replacement of the DPP4i with a SGLT2i may be considered.

Objectives: Evaluate changes in metabolic parameters in patients with diabetes after replacing a DPP4i with the SGLT2i empagliflozin. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302983PMC
March 2019
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Persistence of hepatitis B surface antibody and immune memory to hepatitis B vaccine among medical college students in Madinah.

Authors:
Waleed Mahallawi

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Nov-Dec;38(6):413-419

Dr. Waleed Mahallawi, Clinical Laboratory Sciences,, Taibah University,, Prince Naif St. Madinah 42362,, Saudi Arabia, T: +966-14-8618888 ext: 3666, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001.6977-9006.

Background: Globally, about 300 million people are infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV). Among the effective approaches to fight HBV infection is immunization. In 1989, an obligatory hepatitis B vaccine program was launched in Saudi Arabia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302994PMC

Seroprevalence of Zika virus among asymptomatic pregnant mothers and their newborns in the Najran region of southwest Saudi Arabia.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Nov-Dec;38(6):408-412

Background: Zika virus (ZIKV) is a teratogenic flavivirus that can cause microcephaly. Its main vector, Aedes aegypti, has been previ.ously identified in Saudi Arabia, but no ZIKV infection has yet been reported. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302992PMC
March 2019
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The Arabic version of the Kogan Attitudes toward Older People Scale among Saudi nursing students: a psychometric analysis.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Nov-Dec;38(6):399-407

Dr. Jonas Preposi Cruz, Nursing Department,, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Shaqra University,, Al Dawadmi, Riyadh 11911,, Saudi Arabia, T: +966506521179, com, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000.0002-3758-1414.

Background: With the steadily increasing size of its elderly popu.lation, Saudi Arabia is currently trying to meet the demands for com.petent care for older people. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5144/0256-4947.2018.399DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302988PMC
March 2019
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Factors associated with perceptions of child sexual abuse and lack of parental knowledge: a community-based cross-sectional study from the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Nov-Dec;38(6):391-398

Dr. Wajid Syed, Department of Clinical Pharmacy,, King Saud University,, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia, T: +966.503754169, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0886.7309.

Background: Child sexual abuse (CSA) has serious consequences that can affect the physical, social and mental health of a child. In the last two decades, concern about CSA has increased around the world including Saudi Arabia.

Objective: Evaluate factors associated with parental perceptions and knowledge of CSA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5144/0256-4947.2018.391DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302984PMC

Rare left-sided presentation of internal jugular vein ectasia in an adult.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Sep-Oct;38(5):381-382

Siew C. Cheah, Department of Otorhinolaryngology,, Hospital Miri, Jalan Cahaya,, Miri 98000, Malaysia 6085-420033, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-96543805.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5144/0256.4947.2018.381DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6180215PMC
October 2018

Outcome with topical sirolimus for port wine stain malformations after unsatisfactory results with pulse dye laser treatment alone.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Sep-Oct;38(5):376-380

Dr. Hebah Mohammadsalam Musalem, Department of Medicine,, Alfaisal University, Riyadh 11551,, Saudi Arabia, T: 966533112656, ORCID:http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2478-9638.

We used a topical formulation of sirolimus for treating port wine stain (PWS). Although pulsed dye laser (PDL) is the current treatment of choice for PWS, fast neovascularization after treatment is a major drawback. With PDL therapy there has been insufficient improvement and frustrating side effects. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6180221PMC
January 2019

Dapoxetine for the treatment of premature ejaculation: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials with trial sequential analysis.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Sep-Oct;38(5):366-375

Dr. Jing Li, Department of Urology,, Xinxiang Central Hospital,, Xinxiang 453000, China, T: +8613462286403, ORCID: http:// orcid.org/0000-0003-3030-354X.

Background: The safety and efficacy of dapoxetine for the treatment of premature ejaculation (PE) is still controversial. Thus, we decided to conduct a meta-analysis using trial sequential analysis (TSA) to determine the sufficiency of conclusions.

Objective: Evaluate the efficacy and safety of dapoxetine in the treatment of patients with PE and assess the reliability of the findings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5144/0256-4947.2018.366DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6180218PMC
January 2019
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Clinicopathologic characteristics andoutcomes of hepatocellular carcinoma associated with chronic hepatitis B versus hepatitis C infection.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Sep-Oct;38(5):358-365

Dr. Abdulrahman Aljumah, Hepatology Division, Department of Hepatobiliary Sciences and Organ Transplant Center,, King Abdulaziz Medical City and King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences,, Ministry of National Guard Affairs,, PO Box 225264, Riyadh 11324, Saudi Arabia, T: +966-50-5411910, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6156.4921.

Background: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary liver malignancy and one of the most common cancers worldwide. Few studies in Saudi Arabia have compared the clinicopathologic characteristics of HCC caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV) versus hepatitis C virus (HCV) and their effect on patient survival and prognosis.

Objectives: Identify differences in clinicopathological characteristics and outcomes of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) caused by HBV versus HCV. Read More

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January 2019
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Implementation of total laboratory automation at a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia: effect on turnaround time and cost efficiency.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Sep-Oct;38(5):352-357

Dr. Tarek Owaidah, MBC 10, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center,, PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia, T: +966505312925, ORCID: http://orcid. org/0000-0002-9399-300X.

Background: Total laboratory automation (TLA) is a relatively new way of improving the management of high volume clinical laboratories. TLA may reduce staff, reduce operating costs, decrease testing time and provide enhanced process control.

Objectives: Establish a cost efficient TLA that is less labor intensive, improves productivity and reduces turnaround time (TAT). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6180219PMC
January 2019
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Outcomes and hospital admission patterns in patients with diabetes during Ramadan versus a non-fasting period.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Sep-Oct;38(5):344-351

Dr. Abdulwahab Elbarsha, Department of Medicine, Benghazi Medical Center,, Second Ring Road, Foyhat,, Benghazi, Libya ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5973.308X.

Background: Fasting during Ramadan is a challenge for Muslim patients with diabetes and for their healthcare providers. However, data on the effects of Ramadan fasting on hospital admissions and outcomes in patients with diabetes are scarce.

Objectives: Evaluate the characteristics of patients with diabetes admitted during the fasting month of Ramadan compared with the non-fasting month of Dhu al-Qidah. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6180216PMC
January 2019
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An 18-year study of thyroid carcinoma in the western region of Saudi Arabia: a retrospective single-center study in a community hospital.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Sep-Oct;38(5):336-343

Dr. Khalid S. Aljabri, Department of Endocrinology,, King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital,, PO Box 6572, Jeddah 24361,, Saudi Arabia, T: +966-555-544919, khalidsaljabri@ yahoo.com, ORCID: http://orcid. org/0000-0001-5831-5935.

Background: Thyroid carcinoma (TC) is the ninth most common site of all cancers in women in the world and the second most common malignancy in Saudi Arabia. This reports updates data on the epidemiology of the disease in Saudi Arabia.

Objective: Describe and interpret changes in the frequency of TC to compare with other populations and determine proportions of certain histological types of TC. Read More

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January 2019
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Expression of androgen receptor in invasive ductal breast carcinomas: a clinicopathological study from Jordan.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Sep-Oct;38(5):326-335

Dr. Fatima Nouri Obeidat, Department of Pathology and Microbiology and Forensic Medicine,, School of Medicine,, University of Jordan,, Amman 11942, Jordan, T: +962-797737300, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8836-919X.

Background: The clinical relevance of androgen receptors (ARs) expressed in breast cancer cells and the suggested prognostic impact has been an area of active research. The prevalence rate of AR expression in breast cancer has never been reported among Jordanian patients.

Objective: Determine the expression rate of ARs among invasive ductal breast cancer cases of different stages and molecular subtypes. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6180220PMC
January 2019
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Patterns and sociodemographic characteristics of substance abuse in Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia: a retrospective study at a psychiatric rehabilitation center.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Sep-Oct;38(5):319-325

Dr. Shalam M. Hussain, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology,, Unaizah College of Pharmacy,, Qassim University, PO Box 5516,, Unaizah, Saudi Arabia, T: +966-550-911-846, sa, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2398-5485.

Background: The problem of substance abuse is one of the top 20 risk factors for poor health worldwide. Though widely prevalent in the Middle East, there are few studies in Saudi Arabia.

Objective: Record the pattern of substances abuse and the sociodemographic characteristics of abusers attending the local rehabilitation center. Read More

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January 2019
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Follicular thyroid carcinoma within a thyroglossal duct cyst in adult.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Jul-Aug;38(4):305-308

Dr. Ibtihaj Nasseraldeen Bifari, College of Medicine,, Umm Al Qura University,, Makkah 51280,, Saudi Arabia, +966548255614, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7617-8775.

Thyroglossal duct cyst carcinoma is a rare malignancy, with an incidence of 0.7% to 1.6%. Read More

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November 2018
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Demand management and optimization of clinical laboratory services in a tertiary referral center in Saudi Arabia.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Jul-Aug;38(4):299-304

Thomas F. Morris,, MBC 10 Cytogenetics Laboratory,, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre,, PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia, T: 966-11-4647272 ext. 34269, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7770-387X.

Background: Demand for clinical laboratory services in our insti.tution has increased by 7% each year in the past 5 years, while the amount budgeted for services has remained fixed. To address the issue, we conducted a pilot study to curb inappropriate demand by implementing a minimum retest interval (time-based restrictions on the ordering certain tests) and thus reduce costs. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6086671PMC
November 2018
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Perceptions of confidence among Saudi nursing interns during internship program: a cross-sectional study.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Jul-Aug;38(4):288-298

Ahmad E. Aboshaiqah RN, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Nursing,, King Saud University, Riyadh 11421,, Saudi Arabia, T: +966 50 315 4993, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9763-2658.

Background: Saudi nursing students are trained in theoretical and clinical nursing competencies for four years before transition to newly graduated nurses through a one-year internship program. The transition period is crucial as nursing students have low confidence without adequate clinical experience.

Objectives: Validate and culturally adapt the Arabic version of the Self-Efficacy for Clinical Evaluation Scale (SECS) and explore nursing interns perceived confidence (self-efficacy). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6086676PMC
November 2018
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Timing of orchidopexy at a tertiary center in Saudi Arabia: reasons for late surgery.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Jul-Aug;38(4):284-287

Noor Nabi Junejo, Department of Urology,, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre,, PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211,, Saudi Arabia, T: +966501952432, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8711-0792.

Background: Orchidopexy should be performed during the first 18 months of life to decrease the risk of infertility and tumor formation. In our center, the timing of surgical correction varies depending on the availability of an operating room.

Objectives: Evaluate whether orchidopexy performed for patients referred to our center is done within the recommended time period and to determine causes for delay. Read More

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November 2018
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Aluminum phosphide poisoning in Saudi Arabia over a nine-year period.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Jul-Aug;38(4):277-283

Dr. Shalam M. Hussain, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology,, Unaizah College of Pharmacy, Qassim University,, PO Box 5888, Unaizah 51911, Qassim, Saudi Arabia, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2398-5485.

Background: Aluminum phosphide (AlP) is an insecticide and rodenticide used to protect stored grains from rodents and other household pests. This substance is highly toxic to humans and has been the cause of many accidental and intentional deaths due in part to poor regulation of sales and distribution in many countries.

Objectives: Describe poisonings reported to the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia in terms of demographic variables and by time and geographic distribution. Read More

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November 2018
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Predictive factors for contrast-induced acute kidney injury in high-risk patients given N-acetylcysteine prophylaxis.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Jul-Aug;38(4):269-276

Marhanis Salihah Omar, Faculty of Pharmacy,, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia,, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz,, Kuala Lumpur 50300, Malaysia, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0290-9424.

Background: Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is rec.ognized as a common complication of radiographic contrast-enhanced procedures. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is commonly prescribed, but CI-AKI can still develop despite NAC administration as prophylaxis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6086672PMC
November 2018
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Outcome of continuous renal replacement therapy in critically ill children: a retrospective cohort study.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Jul-Aug;38(4):260-268

Dr. Tareq Al-Ayed, Department of Pediatrics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre,, PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia, T: +96614427763 F: +96614427784, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7525-3529.

Background: Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) has become the preferred mode of dialysis to support critically ill children with acute kidney injury. However, there are limited pediatric data on CRRT use, especially in our region.

Objective: Determine the outcome of CRRT among critically ill children. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6086670PMC
November 2018
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Molecular characteristics of colorectal cancer in a Middle Eastern population in a single institution.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Jul-Aug;38(4):251-259

Tony Ibrahim, Deparment of Medical Oncology,, Gustave Roussy, 114 Rue Edouard Valliant,, Villejulf 94800, France, T: 075 504 4905, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9728-8554.

Background: The few studies of the molecular biology of colorectal cancer (CRC) in Middle Eastern populations have included only small samples of patients.

Objective: Evaluate the frequency and prognostic effect of RAS, BRAF, PIK3CA, PTEN, and EGFR somatic mutations as well as mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency in Lebanese Middle Eastern patients.

Design: Retrospective single-center descriptive study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6086673PMC
November 2018
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Patterns of injury detected by pan-computed tomography after road traffic accidents: retrospective review from a trauma center in Saudi Arabia.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 Jul-Aug;38(4):245-250

Dr. Khawaja Bilal Waheed, Department of Radiology,, King Fahad Military Medical Complex,, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, T: +966138440000 ext: 3222, F:+96613844000-3207, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6340-3139.

Background: Pan-scan (whole-body) computed tomography (CT) has a paramount role in the diagnosis of injuries in road traffic accidents (RTA).

Objective: Identify patterns of injuries on pan-CT scans.

Design: Retrospective medical record review. Read More

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November 2018
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Withdrawal of two generic clopidogrel products in Saudi Arabia for non-bio-equivalence.

Ann Saudi Med 2018 May-Jun;38(3):233-234

Dr. Abdullah Alsultan, Clinical Pharmacy Department, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University P. O. Box 2457, Riyadh 11451,, Saudi Arabia, T: +96614677485, ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7013.8369.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6074306PMC
October 2018
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