3,733 results match your criteria Annals of Saudi medicine[Journal]


Comment on "Body mass index and periodontal health status among young Saudi adults: Reassessing the risk with population specific measures".

Ann Saudi Med 2020 May-Jun;40(3):259. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

From the Department of Biochemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Hafr Al-Batin, Hafr Al-Batin, Eastern Province 31991, Saudi Arabia.

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Direct measurement of cochlear parameters for automatic calculation of the cochlear duct length.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 May-Jun;40(3):212-218. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

From the King Abdullah Ear Specialist Center (KAESC), Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Cochlear morphology and cochlear duct length (CDL) play important roles in the selection of appropriate electrodes. Cochlear parameters such as diameter (A value) and width (B value) are used as inputs for calculating the CDL. Current measurements of these parameters are inefficient and time consuming. Read More

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Long-term outcomes after complete mesocolic excision for colon cancer at a tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 May-Jun;40(3):207-211. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

From the Department of Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Data on long-term survival and recurrence of cancer after complete mesocolic excision (CME) for colon cancer has not been reported from our center and related to international data.

Objective: Describe overall and disease-free survival, survival by surgery site and stage, and recurrence rates after curative surgery.

Design: Retrospective chart review. Read More

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Latent tuberculosis infection among health-care workers using Quantiferon-TB Gold-Plus in a country with a low burden for tuberculosis: prevalence and risk factors.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 May-Jun;40(3):191-199. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

From the Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Health-care workers (HCW) are susceptible to latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). The prevalence of LTBI in HCW in Saudi Arabia has not been reported using the fourth-generation interferon gamma release assay QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus (QFT-Plus).

Objective: Determine the prevalence of LTBI in a large heterogeneous HCW population and assess risk factors for LTBI. Read More

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Continuous intravenous versus intermittent bolus midazolam with remifentanil during arteriovenous fistula placement with monitored anesthesia care in chronic renal failure patients: a randomized controlled trial.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 May-Jun;40(3):175-182. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

From the Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Pendik Bolge Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: There is limited data on the use of intravenous continuous infusion (CI) versus intravenous intermittent bolus (IB) doses of midazolam for conscious sedation in patients with chronic renal failure. Unexpected adverse events can occur in chronic renal failure patients undergoing short procedures.

Objective: Investigate and compare the sedoanalgesic and adverse effects of intravenous continuous infusion (CI) use of midazolam with intravenous intermittent bolus (IB) doses of midazolam while using intravenous remifentanil as a rescue medication, and assess patient and surgeon satisfaction. Read More

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The implications of blood pressure targets from the 2018 European Society of Cardiology hypertension guidelines in Asian patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 May-Jun;40(3):234-254. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

From the DLaboratory of Roentgen-endovascular Surgery, University Hospital of Semey Medical University, Semey, Kazakhstan.

Background: The evidence for optimal blood pressure (BP) targets in Asian patients with hypertension is insufficient and controversial. Western guidelines should be used with caution in clinical practice until there is supporting evidence.

Objective: Systematically synthesize the evidence on the efficacy of achieving the strict 2018 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guideline BP targets versus standard BP targets in Asian patients. Read More

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Endoscopic band ligation for transverse colonic variceal bleeding: case report and review of the literature.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 May-Jun;40(3):255-258. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

From the Department of Gastroenterology, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang, China.

Colonic varices are lesser-known in comparison with gastroesophageal varices in a complication associated with liver cirrhosis. The ideal therapeutic intervention for a colonic varix is still unclear. We report a 42 year-old man with 20 years of alcohol use who presented with hematochezia and abdominal distension. Read More

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Comments on "Prevalence of alexithymia and associated factors among medical students at King Abdulaziz University: a cross-sectional study".

Ann Saudi Med 2020 May-Jun;40(3):260-261. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

Director of Health Promotion Center, Assistant Professor, Consultant, Family Medicine Department, Medical College, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia.

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Orbital solitary fibrous tumors: a multi-centered histopathological and immunohistochemical analysis with radiological description.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 May-Jun;40(3):227-233. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

From the Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples Federico II, Napoli, Campania, Italy.

Background: Solitary fibrous tumors (SFT), formerly called hemangiopericytoma, are rare tumors derived from mesenchymal cells originally described in the pleura, but these tumors may affect extraserosal tissues including the lacrimal gland and orbit.

Objective: Conduct a multi-centered clinical, radiological and histopathological analysis of 17 orbital SFT cases.

Design: A retrospective case series. Read More

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Injuries related to animal sacrifice during the Feast of Sacrifice in Turkey.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 May-Jun;40(3):219-226. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

From the Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical Faculty, Ahi Evran University, Kirsehir, Turkey.

Background: The Feast of Sacrifice is a significant annual religious festival in Muslim countries. In these festivals, thousands of animals are usually sacrificed by inexperienced individuals. Thus, many injuries occur during sacrificing of animals. Read More

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Dexmedetomidine aggravates hypotension following mesenteric traction during total gastrectomy: a randomized controlled trial.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 May-Jun;40(3):183-190. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

From the Department of Anesthesiology, Zhenjiang First People's Hospital, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China.

Background: Mesenteric traction syndrome (MTS), which is characterized by arterial hypotension and tachycardia following mesenteric traction (MT), frequently occurs during abdominal surgery. Dexmedetomidine, commonly used in general anesthesia during major surgery, has a sympatholytic effect and attenuates the compensatory response to hypotension.

Objective: Assess the effect of dexmedetomidine on hypotension following mesenteric traction. Read More

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Prevalence and morphological variations of maxillary sinus septa in different age groups: a CBCT analysis.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 May-Jun;40(3):200-206. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

From the Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Background: There are limited data from Saudi Arabia on the prevalence and characteristics of maxillary sinus septa.

Objective: Determine the prevalence and morphological characteristics of septa in the maxillary sinus and their relationship to gender and age using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT).

Design: Cross-sectional SETTING: CBCT images acquired from the maxillofacial radiology department in a dental school. Read More

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Balance and musculoskeletal flexibility in children with obesity: a cross-sectional study.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Mar-Apr;40(2):120-125. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

From the Department of Physical Therapy, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Studies on the influence of obesity on different physical parameters such as postural balance and musculoskeletal flexibility are limited and have reported varying results.

Objectives: Measure effect of childhood obesity on balance and musculoskeletal flexibility in Saudi children.

Design: Cross-sectional. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7118234PMC

Superior vena cava stenting in IgG4-associated mediastinal fibrosis.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Mar-Apr;40(2):155-158. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

From the Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins, Aramco Medical City, Saudi Arabia.

We report a rare case of IgG4-associated mediastinal fibrosis with complete superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction successfully managed by thrombolysis and stenting in a 33-year-old male. The patient presented with a mediastinal mass lesion with clinical findings of SVC obstruction. Surgical biopsy of the mediastinal mass lesion with histology and immunohistochemistry staining established the diagnosis of IgG4 associated mediastinal fibrosis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7118228PMC

Asian woman with difficulty in swallowing.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Mar-Apr;40(2):159-162. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7118232PMC

Research Productivity in the Health Sciences in Saudi Arabia: 2008-2017.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Mar-Apr;40(2):147-154. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

From the Department of Neuroscience Research, Institute of Research and Medical Consultations, Imam Abdul Rahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

The purpose of this study was to analyze the published research on health sciences carried out by researchers in Saudi Arabia in the last decade by assessing bibliometric output. Data for 2008 to 2017 was retrieved from Scopus. During this period, there was significant growth, from 1332 publications in 2008 to 5529 in 2017, with an average annual growth rate of 14. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7118236PMC

Prevalence and characteristics of sellar masses in the city of Al Ain, United Arab Emirates: 2010 to 2016.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Mar-Apr;40(2):105-112. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

From the Department of Medicine, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Background: The prevalence of sellar masses (SMs) is reported in Europe and North America but only limited data are available from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Objectives: Assess the prevalence and characteristics of SMs in Al Ain city, United Arab Emirates.

Design: Retrospective, descriptive multicenter study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7118230PMC

Expanded transnasal approaches to the skull base in the Middle East: Where do we stand?

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Mar-Apr;40(2):94-104. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

From the Division of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Endoscopic transnasal surgery has gained rapid global acceptance over the last two decades. The growing literature and understanding of anterior skull base endoscopic anatomy, in addition to new dedicated endoscopic instruments and tools, have helped to expand the use of the transnasal route in skull base surgery.

Objective: Report our early experience in expanded endoscopic transnasal surgery (EETS) and approach to skull base neoplasms. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7118227PMC
April 2020
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Breast arterial calcification on mammography does not predict coronary artery disease by invasive coronary angiography.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Mar-Apr;40(2):81-86. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

From the Department of Cardiology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: The relationship between breast arterial calcification (BAC) and angiographic coronary artery disease (CAD) is uncertain. Some studies have shown a positive association between BAC and angiographically proven CAD, while other studies have shown no association.

Objective: Examine the association between visually detected BAC on mammography and CAD found on invasive coronary angiography (ICA) in women and compare the frequency of risk factors for CAD between women with normal and abnormal ICA. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7118238PMC

Obesity and parasympathetic reactivation of the heart following exercise testing in young male adults: a pilot study.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Mar-Apr;40(2):113-119. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

From the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Central, Saudi Arabia.

Background: In elderly people, obesity may induce changes in the autonomic nervous system via alteration of the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Little is known about obesity and parasympathetic reactivation following exercise testing, particularly in young people in Saudi Arabia, and its relationship with body composition parameters.

Objectives: Compare parasympathetic reactivation using heart rate recovery (HRR) following the exercise test between young obese and nonobese people and explore the association between body composition parameters with HRR. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7118237PMC

Gingival health and oral hygiene practices among high school children in Saudi Arabia.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Mar-Apr;40(2):126-135. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

From the Department of Periodontics, Faculty of Dentistru, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Gingivitis is a site-specific inflammatory condition initiated by dental biofilm accumulation. The accumulation of dental plaque on the gingival margin triggers inflammatory effects that can become chronic. In addition to its local effect, gingival inflammation has recently been suggested to have an impact on general health. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7118235PMC

Screening premature infants for retinopathy of prematurity in a tertiary hospital in Saudi Arabia.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Mar-Apr;40(2):87-93. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

From the Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Early detection of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in preterm infants is critical, especially with advancements in neonatal care and improved survival rates. However, a balance should be found between not missing any ROP requiring treatment and minimizing workload, saving resources, and reducing unnecessary examinations to fragile neonates.

Objective: Ascertain whether our current inclusion criteria in screening ROP could be modified to ≤1250 g (while keeping the gestational age at ≤30 6/7 weeks) to reduce the number of screened babies without missing any type I ROP requiring treatment. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7118231PMC

Seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus infection in pregnant women: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Mar-Apr;40(2):136-146. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

From the Department of Clinical Biochemistry/Medical Education, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection has emerged as a global public health problem that affects millions of people every year.

Objective: Systematically review data on the prevalence of HEV IgG antibody among pregnant women around the world.

Data Sources: Potentially relevant studies were identified by a search of PubMed and ScienceDirect, and by a manual search of the reference lists of identified studies. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7118233PMC
April 2020
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Influence of religious events on emergency admission in a non-Muslim country.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Mar-Apr;40(2):163. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

From the Department of Emergency, Hopital Universitaire Des Enfants Reine Fabiola, Brussels, Belgium.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7118229PMC

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the spermatic cord: two cases and review of the literature.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Jan-Feb;40(1):66-71. Epub 2020 Feb 6.

From the Urology TC Saglik Bakanligi Haydarpasa Numune Egiim ve Arastirma Hastanesi, Istanbul, Turkey.

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a neoplasm of intermediate biological potential. Few cases of spermatic cord IMT have been reported in the literature. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is a consequence of the proliferation of fibroblasts and inflammatory cells. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7012034PMC
February 2020

Genotype patterns for mutations of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene: a retrospective descriptive study from Saudi Arabia.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Jan-Feb;40(1):15-24. Epub 2020 Feb 6.

From the Department of Genetics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Cystic fibrosis (CF) occurs in populations in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf area. Approximately 2000 known variants have been identified for the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CTFR) gene. Screening for ten of the most common variants can detect 80% of alleles. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7012030PMC
February 2020

Hospital-based surveillance of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus in Saudi Arabia, 2010-2016.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Jan-Feb;40(1):1-6. Epub 2020 Feb 6.

From the Department of Medicine, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Influenza is a highly contagious acute viral respiratory tract infection. The emergence of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in 2009 caused a pandemic. Since then it has become a seasonal influenza virus. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7012031PMC
February 2020

Prevalence of alexithymia and associated factors among medical students at King Abdulaziz University: a cross-sectional study.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Jan-Feb;40(1):55-62. Epub 2020 Feb 6.

From the Family Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Medical students are at higher risk of developing alexithymia due to the nature of their studies.

Objectives: Determine the prevalence of alexithymia and potential risk factors among medical students in Saudi Arabia.

Design: A cross-sectional analytic study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7012024PMC
February 2020

Prevalence of periodontitis in high school children in Saudi Arabia: a national study.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Jan-Feb;40(1):7-14. Epub 2020 Feb 6.

From the Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Background: The occurrence of periodontitis is rather infrequent in children and adolescence and increases with age. We conducted this study because there have been few epidemiological studies on prevalence of periodontitis in children in Saudi Arabia.

Objective: Determine the prevalence of periodontitis in high school children in Saudi Arabia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7012028PMC
February 2020

Parenting behaviors, marital discord and the mental health of young females: a cross-sectional study from Saudi Arabia.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Jan-Feb;40(1):49-54. Epub 2020 Feb 6.

From the HSRC, Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Divorce is considered a sentinel event influencing the economic, psychosocial and physical health of the family as a whole. Research shows a negative impact of parental marital discord (PMD) on the psychological health and social well-being of children. Only one study from Saudi Arabia has assessed educational and social attainment among young females, and the children were school girls aged 12-16 years. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7012035PMC
February 2020

Whole slide imaging compared with light microscopy for primary diagnosis in surgical neuropathology: a validation study.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Jan-Feb;40(1):36-41. Epub 2020 Feb 6.

From the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Department, College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Digital pathology practice is rapidly gaining popularity among practicing anatomic pathologists. Acceptance is higher among the newer generation of pathologists who are willing to adapt to this new diagnostic method due to the advantages offered by whole slide imaging (WSI) compared to traditional light microscopy (TLM). We performed this validation study because we plan to implement the WSI system for diagnostic services. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7012027PMC
February 2020
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Indicators of survival and prognostic factors in women treated for cervical cancer at a tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Jan-Feb;40(1):25-35. Epub 2020 Feb 6.

From the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Investigating survival in cervical cancer at the local level is crucial to determine the effectiveness of overall management, as it reflects the level of care provided and awareness among the population about screening and early diagnosis.

Objectives: Analyze overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) among patients treated for cervical cancer and to investigate clinical, management- and outcome-related independent factors associated with survival.

Design: A retrospective medical record review. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7012029PMC
February 2020

Rapidly growing cutaneous nodules in a sheep worker.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Jan-Feb;40(1):63-64. Epub 2020 Feb 6.

From the Department of Dermatology, Hospital General de Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7012026PMC
February 2020

Magnetic resonance imaging findings in patients with initial manifestations of perianal fistulas.

Ann Saudi Med 2020 Jan-Feb;40(1):42-48. Epub 2020 Feb 6.

From the Research Unit, Prince Sultan Military College of Health Sciences, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Crohn's disease (CD) is a serious cause of perianal disease and the incidence is increasing in Saudi Arabia. MR imaging may document specific features that may help to foresee Crohn's disease in patients making an initial presentation.

Objective: Present MR imaging findings of perianal fistulas in patients making an initial presentation. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7012033PMC
February 2020

Rare otologic presentation of cat eye syndrome.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Nov-Dec;39(6):441-443. Epub 2019 Dec 5.

From the Department of Otolaryngology, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

We encountered an extremely rare case where a patient with cat eye syndrome (CES) who presented with symptoms of posterior semicircular canal dehiscence (PSCD). CES is a rare genetic disorder, resulting from duplication of chromosome 22. Patients may present with variable phenotypes, including characteristic of coloboma, heart defect, periauricular skin pit/tag, microtia, anal atresia and mildly retarded mental development in some cases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5144/0256-4947.2019.441DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6894461PMC

Twenty-five year-old female with sudden onset itchy skin eruption over her upper back and chest three weeks after starting a ketogenic diet.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Nov-Dec;39(6):444-445. Epub 2019 Dec 5.

From the Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Al Majmaah, Saudi Arabia.

Prurigo pigmentosa is a rare pruritic inflammatory dermatosis with a unique staged clinicopathological presentation. It was first reported by Nagashima in 1971, and recently, more cases have been reported We introduce a case of a young Saudi female who developed biopsy proved prurigo pigmentosa after she followed strict ketogenic diet. Her condition resolved after she resumed a regular diet. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6894454PMC

O-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase promoter methylation and isocitrate dehydrogenase mutation as prognostic factors in a cohort of Saudi patients with glioblastoma.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Nov-Dec;39(6):410-416. Epub 2019 Dec 5.

From the Department of Neurosurgery, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Treatment of glioblastoma (GB), the most common malignant primary brain tumor in adults, can include alkylating chemo-therapeutic agents. Two molecular biomarkers of treatment response are MGMT (O-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase) promoter methylation and IDH (isocitrate dehydrogenase) mutations, which prevent repair of tumor cell DNA damage caused by alkylating chemotherapy. The status of MGMT promoter methylation and IDH mutation are associated with longer survival and a better response to chemotherapy. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6894451PMC
April 2020
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Domestic violence and decision-making power of married women in Myanmar: analysis of a nationally representative sample.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Nov-Dec;39(6):395-402. Epub 2019 Dec 5.

From the Department of Public Health, Power and Participation Research Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Background: Women in Myanmar are not considered decision makers in the community and the physical and psychological effect of violence makes them more vulnerable. There is a strong negative reaction, usually violent, to any economic activity generated by women among poorer and middle-class families in Myanmar because a woman's income is not considered necessary for basic survival.

Objective: Explore the relationship between domestic violence on the decision-making power of married women in Myanmar. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6894457PMC

Prediction of hospital no-show appointments through artificial intelligence algorithms.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Nov-Dec;39(6):373-381. Epub 2019 Dec 5.

From the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Scientific Computing, Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: No-shows, a major issue for healthcare centers, can be quite costly and disruptive. Capacity is wasted and expensive resources are underutilized. Numerous studies have shown that reducing uncancelled missed appointments can have a tremendous impact, improving efficiency, reducing costs and improving patient outcomes. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6894458PMC

Prevalence of MEFV gene mutations in a large cohort of patients with suspected familial Mediterranean fever in Central Anatolia.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Nov-Dec;39(6):382-387. Epub 2019 Dec 5.

From the Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Genetics, Sivas, Turkey.

Background: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), an autosomal recessive, autoinflammatory disease that is common in Arabs, Jews, Armenians and Turks, is caused by mutations in the MEFV gene, which encodes a protein called pyrin. The disease is characterised by recurrent fever, peritonitis, pleuritis, abdominal pain and arthralgia.

Objective: Determine the distributions of MEFV mutations and their relationship with clinical manifestations. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6894460PMC

Clinicopathological concordance in the diagnosis of skin diseases: a retrospective analysis of 5000 histopathology reports.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Nov-Dec;39(6):388-394. Epub 2019 Dec 5.

From the Department of Dermatology, College off Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: The accuracy of clinical diagnoses of skin diseases has not been researched in Saudi Arabia.

Objectives: Assess concordance between the histopathological and clinical diagnosis in skin diseases.

Design: Retrospective. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6894459PMC

Outcomes of surgical repair of complete atrioventricular canal defect in patients younger than 2 years of age.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Nov-Dec;39(6):422-425. Epub 2019 Dec 5.

From the Heart Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Early surgical management of complete atrioventricular (AV) canal defect is the optimal treatment option. Since the published evidence on outcomes is inconclusive, we retrospectively studied the outcomes of patients in our institution.

Objective: Study outcomes of complete AV canal repair. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6894453PMC

Clinical outcome and survival in 30 pulmonary hypertension patients with high severity indices and advanced functional class.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Nov-Dec;39(6):426-432. Epub 2019 Dec 5.

From the Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an idiopathic or secondary disorder associated with many systemic illnesses. Long-term survival in PH depends on the severity and functional class. Several new drugs are now available to treat PH, but their impact on clinical outcome and survival are not well established. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6894455PMC

Body mass index and periodontal health status among young Saudi adults: a cross-sectional study.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Nov-Dec;39(6):433-440. Epub 2019 Dec 5.

Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, Alfarabi College, Riyadh Saudi Arabia.

Background: Obesity has been suggested as a risk factor for periodontal disease. Despite the high prevalence of obesity and over-weight among Saudi population, no study has assessed whether there is an association between periodontal health status and body mass index (BMI).

Objectives: Assess the association between BMI and other variables with periodontal health status among young Saudi adults. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6894456PMC

Prevalence of human papillomavirus in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Nov-Dec;39(6):403-409. Epub 2019 Dec 5.

From the Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are small, non-enveloped, double-stranded DNA viruses that consist of more than 200 genotypes. Low-risk genotypes are associated with warts or benign lesions, whereas high-risk genotypes are usually associated with malignancies and cancers including cervical cancer. However, the real prevalence and incidence of HPV in Saudi Arabia may be understated due to a lack of comprehensive data reporting. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5144/0256-4947.2019.403DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6894452PMC
April 2020
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Fluoroscopically guided interlaminar needle for lumbar disc herniation: a series of 43 patients.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Nov-Dec;39(6):417-421. Epub 2019 Dec 5.

From the Department of Radiology, Seoul Spine and Joint Clinic, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is the most common cause of back and leg pain. We developed a specially designed needle and a minimally invasive interventional procedure to treat LDH.

Objectives: Assess outcomes of procedure and describe our methodology and clinical application. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6894450PMC

Obesity and childhood asthma in male schoolchildren in Saudi Arabia: Is there a role for leptin, interleukin-4, interleukin-5, and interleukin-21?

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Sep-Oct;39(5):295-301. Epub 2019 Oct 3.

From the Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Adiposity is associated with high serum levels of adipokines and chemokines which are possibly implicated in a co-existence of obesity and asthma.

Objectives: Elucidate the possible roles of leptin, interleukin (IL)-4, IL-5 and IL-21 in linking obesity with childhood asthma.

Design: Cross-sectional, analytical. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6832322PMC
February 2020
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Female sexual dysfunction among married women in the Gaza Strip: an internet-based survey.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Sep-Oct;39(5):319-327. Epub 2019 Oct 3.

From the Department of Reproductive Health, Nursing and Midwifery school, Tehran University of Medical Science, International Campus (TUMS-IC), Tehran, Iran.

Background: Since sexual function is an important element of human life, sexual dysfunction may negatively affect the quality of life for both males and females. It is a widespread public health problem that is inadequately studied in the Arab world.

Objective: Determine the prevalence of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and associated factors in all women who sought reproductive health services in the community and who were in an active sexual relationship. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5144/0256-4947.2019.319DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6832314PMC
February 2020

Predictors of early recipient mortality after living donor liver transplantation in a tertiary care center in Egypt.

Ann Saudi Med 2019 Sep-Oct;39(5):337-344. Epub 2019 Oct 3.

From the Department of General Surgery, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Background: Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has evolved into a widely accepted therapeutic option. Many different risk factors may affect early mortality after LDLT.

Objectives: Analyze risk factors that can affect early (<6 months) mortality of patients after LDLT in a single center. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6832315PMC
February 2020
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