journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38433430/retrospective-review-of-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-of-a-major-tertiary-center-in-saudi-arabia
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Muhammad Nauman Qureshi, Eman Nayaz Ahmed, Khaled Abdulrahman Ahmed, Eyad Bashtawi
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) comprises a spectrum of diseases ranging from unstable angina (UA), non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (non-STEMI) and ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Treatment of ACS without STEMI (NSTEMI-ACS) can vary, depending on the severity of presentation and multiple other factors. OBJECTIVE: Analyze the NSTEMI-ACS patients in our institution. DESIGN: Retrospective observational. SETTING: A tertiary care institution with accredited chest pain center...
2024: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38314678/comment-on-genetic-polymorphisms-associated-with-covid-19-disease-susceptibility-and-mortality-in-a-kurdish-population
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LETTER
Mostafa Hadat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2024: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38311874/sex-related-differences-in-cushing-s-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Basel F Alqeeq, Mohammed Ayyad, Waseem J Almadhoun, Mohammad Aboabdo, Mosheer S Aldahdouh, Mohammed Al-Tawil, Ahmed M Al-Ghazali
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cushing's disease is a rare endocrine disorder. This review aimed to examine sex-specific differences in Cushing's disease. DESIGN AND SETTINGS: A meta-analysis was performed on published articles discussing the gender impact of Cushing's disease. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted to identify studies from Medline, Embase, CENTRAL and Scopus. Nine studies enrolling 1047 patients diagnosed with Cushing's disease were included in this meta-analysis...
2024: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38311871/argon-plasma-coagulation-an-effective-treatment-for-solitary-rectal-ulcer-syndrome
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Aqsa Shahid, Rashk-E Hinna, Ehtesham Haider, Rao Saad Ali Khan, Fuad Ahmad Siddiqi, Zoya Ali Khan
BACKGROUND: Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS) is a very rare benign defecation disorder characterized by distinct clinical features and histological findings. Conventional measures are often shown to be ineffective for the treatment of ulcers. Argon plasma coagulation (APC) has recently been shown to be an effective treatment method for SRUS that is refractory to conventional therapy. OBJECTIVES: Determine the efficacy of APC treatment for patients suffering from SRUS...
2024: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38311869/adolescent-pregnancies-in-turkey-a-single-center-experience
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REVIEW
Çiğdem Kunt İşgüder, Oğuz Arslan, Osman Samet Gunkaya, Mine Kanat-Pektas, Niyazi Tuğ
BACKGROUND: Adolescent pregnancies are more likely to be complicated with adverse perinatal outcomes. OBJECTIVE: Assess the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of adolescents who have delivered singleton newborns. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTINGS: A tertiary training and research hospital in Turkey. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a review of adolescents and adults who delivered singleton newborns at a tertiary health center between January 2018 and June 2022...
2024: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38311867/thyroid-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-malignancy-rate-in-the-category-of-indeterminate-significant-atypia-indeterminate-significant-follicular-lesion
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Neslihan Kaya Terzi, Tolga Terzi
BACKGROUND: Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a standard preoperative diagnostic modality for thyroid nodules. The Bethesda Thyroid Cytopathology Reporting System (TBSRTC) defines the FNAC atypia group as atypia of undetermined significance/follicular lesion of undetermined significance (AUS/FLUS). OBJECTIVES: Determine the risk of malignancy after surgical resection in patients with AUS/FLUS. DESIGN: Retrospective. SETTING: Pathology department of a tertiary care center...
2024: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38311865/risk-factors-for-postoperative-hypocalcemia-following-total-thyroidectomy-a-retrospective-study
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Bayan S Jan, Ahlam H Alamri, Haddad H Alkaff, Wejdan Q Almuqati, Suhail I Sayed, Sherif K Abdelmonim, Mohammad A Alessa, Osama A Marglani, Osama A Bawazir, Ameen Z Alherabi
BACKGROUND: and Objectives: Hypocalcemia is a commonly reported complication after thyroid surgery. Many possible risk factors have been identified. The purpose of this study is to analyze various risk factors possibly associated with development of postoperative hypocalcemia after thyroid surgery by dividing the sample population into postoperative hypocalcemia and normal calcium groups. DESIGN: Retrospective. SETTING: Multiple centers in the Makkah region of Saudi Arabia...
2024: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38311862/west-nile-virus-seropositivity-in-alanya-a-coastal-city-in-the-mediterranean-region-of-turkey
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Bayhan Bektore, Bora Dogan, Akyut Ozkul, Aysegul Gozalan
BACKGROUND: West Nile virus (WNV)-related illness is a global health problem. Understanding the seropositivity rates and identifying the risk factors related to WNV in various animal species including humans is crucial for the implementation of effective prevention strategies. OBJECTIVES: Assess the rate of seropositivity and the risk factors associated with WNV seropositivity. DESIGN: Descriptive, cross-sectional. SETTING: Microbiology and virology departments in a veterinary college...
2024: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38311853/prevalence-and-association-of-hyperuricemia-with-liver-function-in-saudi-arabia-a-large-cross-sectional-study
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Abdulaziz Almuqrin, Yazeed Abdullah Alshuweishi, Mohammed Alfaifi, Hussam Daghistani, Yazeed A Al-Sheikh, Mohammad A Alfhili
BACKGROUND: Hyperuricemia is linked to an increased risk of various chronic diseases, but data on the prevalence and association of hyperuricemia with liver function in Saudi Arabia are scarce. OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the prevalence, association, and risk measures of hyperuricemia and liver function in the Saudi population. DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional analysis. SETTING: Database on large portion of Saudi population...
2024: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37916585/surgical-management-of-neonatal-severe-hyperparathyroidism
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Saud Alshanafey, Sabreen Maqbol, Ali AlAmeer, Faiqa Ahmad, Abdullah Al-Ashwal
BACKGROUND: Neonatal severe hyperparathyroidism (NSHPT) is a rare disease that can be lethal. Most patients require parathyroidectomy. OBJECTIVE: Report experience in managing this severe disease. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review of case series. SETTING: Tertiary health care center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed data on patients managed for NSHPT from June 2001 to January 2023. Demographic, clinical, and follow-up data were collected, and descriptive data were generated...
November 2, 2023: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37125962/clinical-features-of-omicron-variant-infection-in-445-patients-with-coronavirus-19-disease
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Lihong Yang, Jianfeng Zhong, Weihong Wang, Feng Zhou, Zhaowei Tong, Yifeng Zheng, Xing Chen
BACKGROUND: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) can mutate frequently and many new strains have emerged thus far. The clinical and epidemiological characteristics differ with each dominant strain. OBJECTIVES: Obtain an understanding of the clinical characteristics of patients infected with the Omicron variants of the SARS CoV-2. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort SETTINGS: Teaching hospital in China. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data on sociodemography, signs/symptoms, hospital stay, viral shedding period, comorbidities, treatment options and final outcome were retrieved from hospital electronic medical record...
April 26, 2023: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38071444/rebound-pain-after-interscalene-brachial-plexus-block-for-shoulder-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial-of-the-effect-of-different-multimodal-analgesia-regimens
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Tayfun Et, Betul Basaran, Aysegul Bilge, Rafet Yarımoğlu, Muhammet Korkusuz, İbrahim Tülüce
BACKGROUND: Rebound pain is characterized by sudden, significant acute postoperative pain occurring after the resolution of inter-scalene block (ISB); it affects the quality of recovery postoperatively. Dexamethasone increases ISB resolution time and decreases opioid consumption and the incidence of rebound pain. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate whether multimodal analgesia including intravenous dexamethasone administration with preoperative ISB reduces the incidence of rebound pain...
2023: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38071443/transanal-minimally-invasive-surgery-for-benign-and-malignant-rectal-lesions-midterm-outcomes-from-a-tertiary-center
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Mahmood Al-Dhaheri, Fajer Al-Ishaq, Ali Toffaha, Mohamed Abu Nada, Amjad Parvaiz, Mohamed Kurer
BACKGROUND: Although transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) for rectal neoplasia has gained wide acceptance, the mid-term and long-term outcomes are not widely reported in the literature. OBJECTIVE: Describe the mid-term outcomes of patients who underwent TAMIS for benign and malignant rectal lesions in a single center. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTINGS: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Demographic, clinical, and oncological outcomes of patients who underwent TAMIS between January 2015 and December 2022 were prospectively collected...
2023: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38071442/brucellosis-in-omani-children-a-multicenter-experience-over-15-years
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Lamees Al Sawafi, Amal Al Tai, Mohammed Al Reesi, Mahmood Al Subhi, Muna Al Busaidi, Sanaa Al Abri, Badria Al Waili
BACKGROUND: Brucellosis, a common zoonotic disease worldwide, can lead to serious complications in humans. In Oman, the disease occurs most often in the south, but is increasing in the north. OBJECTIVES: Describe brucellosis in children in the Northern Governorate in Oman. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational. SETTINGS: Hospitals in the Northern Governorate in Oman. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We collected data on the demographics, distribution, common clinical presentations, risk factors, laboratory findings, therapy, and complications of confirmed cases of brucellosis...
2023: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38071441/factors-associated-with-30-day-mortality-and-morbidity-in-patients-undergoing-emergency-colorectal-surgery
#15
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Nahar A Alselaim, Muhannad Abdulrahman Alsemari, Mesnad Alyabsi, Abrar M Al-Mutairi
BACKGROUND: The 30-day period following emergency colorectal surgery (ECRS) is associated with high mortality and morbidity. There is a lack of data assessing factors associated with outcomes of ECRS in the Saudi population. OBJECTIVES: Assess factors associated with 30-day postoperative mortality and complications following ECRS. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Single tertiary care center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
2023: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38071440/surgical-outcomes-and-stoma-related-complications-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-saudi-arabia-a-retrospective-study
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Thamer A Bin Traiki, Sulaiman A Alshammari, Mansoor A Abdulla, Fayez G Aldarsouni, Noura S Alhassan, Maha-Hamdien Abdullah, Awadh Alqahtani, Khayal A Alkhayal
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn's (C) and ulcerative colitis (UC) has increased in Saudi Arabia during the past decade. Even though medical treatment is first-line therapy, most patients require surgery during the course of the disease. Stoma creation complications in IBD are underreported in the literature of the Middle East and especially in Saudi Arabia. OBJECTIVES: Report the postoperative, stoma and peristomal complications following stoma creation in (C) versus UC...
2023: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38071439/ceftazidime-avibactam-use-for-the-treatment-of-oxa-48-and-or-new-delhi-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-enterobacterales-in-cancer-patients-a-retrospective-observational-study
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Ahlam Alghamdi, Hajar AlQahtani, Sara Albilal, Maram Mater Almutairi, Nouf Alobaidallah, Linah Alghamdi, Amal Alfayez, Thamer Almangour, Ahmed Al-Jedai
BACKGROUND: Infection is the second-leading cause of death among cancer patients, but there have been few studies on the effectiveness of novel antimicrobial agents to treat carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales in cancer patients. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the mortality and clinical outcomes of ceftazi-dime-avibactam for OXA-48- and/or New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM)-producing Enterobacterales infection in cancer patients. DESIGN: Retrospective observational cohort study...
2023: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38071438/mortality-outcomes-between-pregnant-women-booked-for-antenatal-care-and-unbooked-pregnant-women
#18
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Abdulrahim Rouzi, Nora Sahly, Abdullah Mohammed Kafy, Rana A Alamoudi, Renad Mazen Abualsaud, Wejdan A Alsheri, Wasayf M Almehmadi, Shahad T Khayyat, Razan M Altumaihi
BACKGROUND: Perinatal fetal mortality and maternal mortality remains relatively high in Saudi Arabia. Antenatal care aims to improve outcomes; however, evidence to demonstrate its impact on outcomes in Saudi Arabia is lacking. OBJECTIVES: Investigate whether booking status for antenatal care impacted outcomes for pregnant women and identify outcomes that predicted booking status. DESIGN: Retrospective observational cohort study. SETTINGS: Tertiary care center...
2023: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37805820/screening-tools-for-metabolic-syndrome-based-on-anthropometric-cut-off-values-among-thai-working-adults-a-community-based-study
#19
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Thidarat Somdee, Theerasak Somdee, Suneerat Yangyuen, Aravan Mungvongsa, Santisith Khiewkhern, Thanyathorn Puapittayathorn, Sawan Thitisutthi, Piyaporn Srikongpan, Supattra Keawmuanga
BACKGROUND: The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a universal disease of increasing prevalence, but the prevalence varies depending on ethnicity. There is a crucial need to assess the validity of anthropometric indicators and determine appropriate cut-off values for MetS screening. OBJECTIVE: Determine cut-off anthropometric indicators values for screening of MetS. DESIGN: Cross-sectional SETTING: Rural and urban areas of provinces with a high prevalence of MetS in the central region of Thailand...
2023: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/37805819/evaluation-of-the-systemic-immune-inflammation-index-and-the-systemic-inflammatory-response-index-as-new-markers-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis-in-children
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Fatma Özcan Siki, Mehmet Sarıkaya, Metin Gunduz, Tamer Sekmenli, Muslu Kazim Korez, Ilhan Ciftci
BACKGROUND: Abdominal pain is a common and non-specific symptom in children. It is important to be able to distinguish the source of abdominal pain before surgery. OBJECTIVES: Assess importance of the systemic immune inflammation index (SII), systemic inflammation response index (SIRI), and other systemic inflammatory response blood cell indices in predicting the diagnosis and prognosis of acute appendicitis in children. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort SETTING: Single center in Turkey PATIENTS AND METHODS: The files of patients with abdominal pain aged 0-18 years who underwent surgery for appendicitis in our clinic between January 2011 and January 2022 were reviewed...
2023: Annals of Saudi Medicine
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