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https://read.qxmd.com/read/37062558/predictive-value-of-triglycerides-to-high-density-lipoprotein-ratio-in-patients-with-first-attack-of-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Abdullah S Basuliman, Mohammed A Malabarey, Fahad W Abousamak, Bader Y Alyousef, Saleh S Alrabea, Rakan A Alshabibi, Zohair A Al Aseri
OBJECTIVES: To identify patients who are at risk for a first cardiovascular event, mitigate the risk, and institute early intervention. The triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein-C (TG/HDL-C) ratio has been found to be a very useful biomarker for directing treatment and prevention therapy. METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study included adult patients (aged >18 years) experiencing first-time acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We examined all patient databases for a definite diagnosis of angina, non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), or ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...
April 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37062557/does-birth-by-cesarean-section-affect-children-s-academic-performance-and-intelligence
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(no author information available yet)
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April 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37062556/systematic-review-and-pooled-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-in-countries-of-the-gulf-cooperation-council-gcc-methods-and-quality-assessment
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Khalid S Alraddadi, Fayzah H Al-Adwani, Rajaa M Al-Raddadi, Sultan H Alamri, Iman K Ramadan, Ahmad A Mirza
OBJECTIVES: To describe variations in characteristics of randomized controlled trials conducted in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and critically appraising the quality of design, conduct and analysis of the trials. METHODS: We carried out a systematically comprehensive electronic search of articles published between 1990 and 2018 and indexed in several databases: i) MEDLINE/PubMed, ii) EMBASE, iii) Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), iv) ClinicalTrials...
April 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37062555/frequency-of-the-rs2015-t-g-and-rs2241703-g-a-polymorphisms-in-the-mirna-sirt2-gene-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-saudi-arabia
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Nahla A Alshaikh, Siddig I Abdelwahab, Mahmoud M Habibullah, Ahmed A Jerah, Mohammed A Bakri, Yahia A Kaabi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of rs2015 (T>G) and rs2241703 (G>A) polymorphisms in the miRNA-SIRT2 gene in Saudi Arabia and their possible associations with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 428 participants from Jazan University Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia between September 2021 and June 2022 and subjected to TaqMan single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) genotyping assay for rs241703 (G>A) and rs2015 (G>T)...
April 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37062554/prevalence-hematological-parameters-and-coagulation-profiles-cardiovascular-diseases-statistics-in-the-asir-region-saudi-arabia
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Kholoud N Almetairi, Sultan Z Alasmari, Mohammed H Makkawi, Ahmad A Shaikh
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) types in the Asir region of Saudi Arabia and the importance of hematological testing for CVD patients in the context of disease management. METHODS: This retrospective study comprised 416 CVD patients, and samples were divided based the type of CVD. The Mann Whitney U test was used to compare patients' hematological markers and coagulation profiles to those of healthy controls. RESULTS: The rate of ischemic heart disease (IHD) was 80...
April 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37062553/potential-barriers-to-the-daily-use-of-hearing-aids-in-children
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Medhat F Yousef, Ziyad I Dhayan, Tahera Islam, Fahad Z Alotabi, Eman A Hajr
OBJECTIVES: To identify factors affecting hearing aid usage in children. METHODS: This retrospective study examined 59 hearing-impaired children fitted with hearing aids for at least 6 months. Patients with moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss with complete data-logging information stored in the hearing aid programming file from January 2020 until June 2021 were included. Children with concomitant disabilities were excluded. Data for audiological assessments included hearing assessment, aided hearing thresholds, and aided speech tests...
April 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37062552/can-moderate-dietary-salt-restriction-help-patients-with-hypertension
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(no author information available yet)
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April 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37062551/1-in-6-people-globally-affected-by-infertility-who
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(no author information available yet)
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April 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37062550/comment-on-prevalence-of-transfusion-transmitted-infections-in-saudi-arabia-blood-donors-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study
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Al-Mozain Nour, Maha A Badawi, Mohammad A Alfhili
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37062549/surgicel-plug-technique-versus-endoclose-technique-for-port-site-closure-post-minimally-invasive-robotic-and-laparoscopic-surgeries-retrospective-cohort-study
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Maher S Moazin, Abdulrahman M Alsuwailim, Mosab M Botaiban, Abdulaziz Y Alabdulrahman, Abdullah Alfakhri, Naif Aldhaam, Muhammad Abukhater, Arjmand Reyaz, Mohammed Y Alessa
OBJECTIVES: To compares the endoclose technique (ET) techniques and surgicel plug technique (SPT) in terms of port-site related complications. Minimally invasive surgeries (MIS) are widely performed nowadays, nonetheless, port-site closure technique plays a role in the prevention of port-site related complications. METHODS: This retrospective study was carried out at general surgery and urology departments of King Fahad Medical City, Saudi Arabia. Variables that were collected include age, gender, height, weight, body mass index, co-morbidities, type and date of surgery, intraoperative visceral injury or bleeding, technique cost, and port-site post-operative complications (hernia, infection, bleeding, dehiscence, and hypertrophic scarring)...
April 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37062548/vitamin-d-status-among-residents-of-molidawa-daur-autonomous-banner-inner-mongolia-north-china
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Jingwen Hu, Yunmei Liang, Guiping Wen, Dezhong Chen, Yuanjing Liu, Hongmei Zhang, Xiaosong Qin
OBJECTIVES: To retrospectively analyze the vitamin D (VD) status of residents in northeastern Inner Mongolia and its relationship with the average monthly sunshine hours. METHODS: Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D[s-25(OH)D] samples from 4982 outpatients (2092 males) in Moli Dawa Daur Autonomous Banner People's Hospital, Hulunbuir, China from July 2018 to January 2022 were included in this study. RESULTS: The overall median s-25(OH)D was 53.3 nmol/L, VD deficiency (<30 nmol/L), deficiency (30-50 nmol/L), sufficient (>50-250 nmol/L) and excess (>250 nmol/L) were 16% (796/4982), 30% (1495/4982), 53...
April 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37062547/cellular-resistance-mechanisms-in-cancer-and-the-new-approaches-to-overcome-resistance-mechanisms-chemotherapy
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Hajir A Al Saihati, Ali A Rabaan
Despite major advancements in cancer healing approaches over the last few decades, chemotherapy remains the most popular malignancy treatment. Chemotherapeutic drugs are classified into many kinds based on their mechanism of action. Multidrug resistance (MDR) is responsible for approximately 90% of fatalities in malignancy cases treated with standard chemotherapeutics or innovative targeted medicines. Many innovative prospective anti-cancer medicines displayed high anti-cancer efficacy in a single application...
April 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37062546/in-this-issue
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(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37062545/the-impact-of-viability-assessment-using-cardiac-mri-and-echocardiogram-on-the-outcome-of-revascularization-in-patients-with-multi-vessels-coronary-artery-disease-and-moderate-to-severe-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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Atif Alzahrani, Hani Mufti, Anas Alswat, Bsaim Altirkistani, Mohammed Aljehani, Ahmed Jazzar, Fahad Alutaibi, Amir Abushouk, Jamilah Al Rahimi, Wail Al Kashkari, Mohammed Althobaiti
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the influence of viability assessment in the management of patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included all patients with ICM with moderate to severely reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) who underwent viability assessment using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and echocardiogram as modalities of imaging. In addition, LVEF, modality of choice, and treatment plans were all extracted as main variables from the electronic database...
April 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37062544/the-histopathological-effects-of-sleep-disorders-on-striated-muscle-in-rats
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İlkay Çinar, Muhammed Bozoğlan, Kürşad Aytekin, Deniz Esenyel, Cem Zeki Esenyel
OBJECTIVES: To histopathologically examine the change in gastrocnemius muscle created by sleep disorder in rats. METHODS: This study was carried out at Giresun University, Turkey from December 2018 to January 2021. A total of 30 Wistar rats were separated into 3 groups as the control group (CG), absence of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep (ARS) group, chronic absence of sleep (CAS) group. The lack of sleep was created in all rats. At the end of 21 days, all the rats were euthanized...
April 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37062543/clinicopathologic-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-mycosis-fungoides-a-single-tertiary-center-retrospective-analysis-in-saudi-arabia
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Faisal A Alghubaywi, Sawsan A Alharthi, Sarah S Aldharman, Raneem H Najjar, Majed Y Aleissa, Ohoud Z Aljarbou, Mohammed I AlJasser, Mohammad A Almohideb
OBJECTIVES: To determine the distinctive clinical and pathological characteristics and outcomes of MF in a Saudi population. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of all MF cases diagnosed clinically with pathological confirmation at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh from January 2016 to July 2022. Variables include demographical, clinical, and pathological MF traits and disease outcomes. RESULTS: A sum of 73 patients were enrolled...
April 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37062542/statement-on-the-update-of-who-s-working-definitions-and-tracking-system-for-sars-cov-2-variants-of-concern-and-variants-of-interest
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(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36940973/effectiveness-of-peng-s-shengjing-recipe-on-male-asthenospermia-caused-by-kidney-yang-deficiency-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Guangyao Xu, Yu Peng, Chunyan Chen
OBJECTIVES: To examined the efficacy and safety of Peng's Shengjing recipe in treating asthenospermia with deficiency and failure of kidney yang. The traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Peng's Shengjing recipe might have benefits in treating male asthenospermia. METHODS: This randomized, positive drug-controlled, single-blind pilot study enrolled outpatients from the Third Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine Surgery, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China, between April 2020 and September 2020...
March 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36940972/covid-19-infection-during-pregnancy-a-retrospective-study-in-a-city-in-the-southeastern-region-of-turkey
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Fethiye Akgül, Can Tüzer, Yusuf Arslan, Bünyamin Sevim
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the maternal and fetal clinical outcomes in SARS-CoV-2 infected pregnant women during the whole period of the pandemic in a single province in the southeast of Turkey. METHODS: This retrospective study included patients who were screened from the medical registration system and found to be infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus during pregnancy. The demographic, clinical, laboratory, and radiological features of all the patients were obtained and compared between groups classified as severe-critical and mild-moderate disease severity...
March 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36940971/in-this-issue
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(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2023: Saudi Medical Journal
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