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Annals of Saudi Medicine

Faisal Ahmed Alhusain, Mashael Almohrij, Fadwa Althukeir, Alanoud Alshater, Bassam Alghamdi, Emad Masuadi, Aisha Basudan
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. OBJECTIVES: Measure the prevalence of CTS-symptoms and identify factors associated with CTS. DESIGN: Cross-sectional...
March 7, 2019: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Sinan Yilmaz, Imran Kurt Omurlu
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. OBJECTIVE: Examine IHCAs over a two-year period, determine survival rates, and assess the effects of comorbid diseases on survival after IHCA. DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional study...
March 7, 2019: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Sora Yasri, Viroj Wiwanitkit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2019: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Ahmed Zidan, Mark Sturdevant, Faisal Aba Alkhail, Saleh Alabbad, Markus Ulrich Boehnert, Dieter Broering
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...
March 2019: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Abdullah Algin, Umut Gulacti, Mehmet Ozgur Erdogan, Ismail Tayfur, Kaan Yusufoglu, Ugur Lok
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. SETTING: Patients admitted to the emergency department of a training and research hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with ERI were included in the study...
March 2019: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Laila Khalid AlKhaldi, Nadia Ahmad AlSaffar, Fajer AlHamdan, Rawan Almutairi, Maryam Hajj Alipour, Eliana Al Haddad, Salman AlSabah
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. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of data collected 5-8 years after surgery. SETTING: A single medical center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients that had undergone LSG between December 2008 and December 2011...
March 2019: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Fahad Muqdhib Aldhafeeri, Fawaz Mayouf Aldhafiri, Maha Bamehriz, Heidi Al-Wassia
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. SETTINGS: King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital (KAUH)...
March 2019: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Rahaf A Alghamdi, Sina Marzoughi, Muath S Alghamdi, Aisha Alghamdi, Mohammed Almekhlafib
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. SETTING: Single academic tertiary center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included patients admitted with a diagnosis of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke between 2010 and 2014...
March 2019: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Roa Halawani, Ahmad Aldhafeeri, Sulumain Alajlan, Farid Alzhrani
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. SETTINGS: Tertiary health care center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data was collected by retrospective chart review on complications for recipients implanted for the period from January 2006 to June 2017...
March 2019: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Ziyad Saeed Almalki, Ahmed Abdulrahman Albassam, Mohammed Ali Alnakhli, Mohammed Faisal Alnusyan, Fahad Naif Alanazi, Maaly Salem Alqurashi
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. SETTINGS: Governmental hospitals. METHODS: Publicly available records of health statistics published by the Saudi Ministry of Health from 2011 through 2015 were used to extract data on ED visits related to diabetes...
March 2019: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Muzamil Amin Chisti, Yousef Binamer, Abdullah Alfadley, Abdulmonem Almutawa
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. To the best of our knowledge no such report has been published in the past, even though there is a single report of effectiveness of isotretinoin in elastosis perforans serpiginosa...
January 2019: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Homood Alharbi, Abdualrahman Alshehry
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 mechanisms on stress. DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional. SETTING: Two tertiary training hospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Nurses from cardiac, surgery and pediatric intensive care units responded to an online survey...
January 2019: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Ali Al-Daghmin, Sohaib Alhamss, Hani Al-Najjar, Ibrahim Al-Saidi, Khloud Al-Qasem, Ibrahim Abukhiran, Anas Hamad, Muna Alhusban
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. DESIGN: Retrospective review, single-center descriptive study. SETTINGS: A tertiary cancer center...
January 2019: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Çigdem Kader, Ayse Yesim Göçmen, Münire Islak Demir, Nuriye Yalçin Çolak, Sebnem Eren Gök, Fatma Inci Arkan, Mehmet Yldrm Sara, Ayse Erbay
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. SETTING: Community in central region of Turkey...
January 2019: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Sara Ibrahim Alshahwan, Ghada Alsowailmi, Afnan Alsahli, Amal Alotaibi, Murtadha Alshaikh, Mohammed Almajed, Aamir Omair, Hind Almodaimegh
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.monia. Identify most prevalent comorbidities, the effect of the number of comorbidities on the presence of complications, and the association between specific comorbidities and specific complications...
January 2019: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Hussein M Alshamrani, Mohammed A Alsolami, Abdulaziz M Alshehri, Anas K Salman, Mamdouh W Alharbi, Aseel J Alzuhayri, Nouf T Mleeh
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...
January 2019: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Manal Alharbi
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. DESIGN: Descriptive, cross-sectional study...
January 2019: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Sami AlEissa, Suhail Saad AlAssiri, Rayed Meshal AlJehani, Faisal Mohammedsaleh Konbaz, Mohammed Jassim AlSalman, Majed Abaalkhail, Mohammed Hassan AlShehri, Ibrahim Alfaris, Suliman Abdulah Alghnam
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. DESIGN: A retrospective medical record review. SETTING: Level 1 trauma center in Riyadh...
January 2019: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Aymen Mohammed Elsous, Mahmoud Mohammed Radwan, Ezat Ahmed Askari, Ayman Mustafa Abu
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. OBJECTIVE: Determine QoL and associated factors in persons aged older than 60 years. DESIGN: A community-based cross-sectional study...
January 2019: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Ahmad E Aboshaiqah, Joel G Patalagsa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2018: Annals of Saudi Medicine
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