Annals of Saudi Medicine

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  1. The reliability and validity of the short version of the WHO Quality of Life Instrument in an Arab general population.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(2):98 (2009) PMID 19318760 PMCID PMC2813624

    There is rising interest in quality of life (QOL) research in Arabian countries. The aim of this study was to assess in a nationwide sample of Kuwaiti subjects the reliability and validity of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF), a shorter version of the widely used QOL as...
  2. Generic drug prescribing in central Saudi Arabia: perceptions and attitudes of physicians.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(1):24 (2009) PMID 19139616 PMCID PMC2813610

    Physicians play a key role in generic drug prescribing, but their behavior is affected by many determinants. We examined physician practices and attitudes and other factors influencing the prescription of generic drugs. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect information from a ran...
  3. Trends in infant nutrition in Saudi Arabia: compliance with WHO recommendations.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(1):20 (2009) PMID 19139623 PMCID PMC2813620

    The WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months of life. Our objective was to evaluate trends in infant nutrition in Saudi Arabia and the degree of compliance with WHO recommendations. A nationwide nutritional survey of a sample of Saudi households was selected by the multistage...
  4. Invasive aspergillosis of pulmonary hydatid cyst.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(1):53 (2009) PMID 19139611 PMCID PMC2813613

  5. Knowledge, attitudes and prevalence of tobacco use among physicians and dentists in Oman.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(2):128 (2009) PMID 19318747 PMCID PMC2813638

    Tobacco use among Omani physicians and dentists has not been studied, so we conducted a crossectional survey using a WHO questionnaire to measure prevalence and to learn about smoking practices among this population and about their knowledge and attitudes of the health effects of tobacco use and...
  6. Health-related quality of life in first-ever stroke patients.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(1):36 (2009) PMID 19139621 PMCID PMC2813619

    Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is important to measure as it is an indication of outcome after stroke. Our objectives were to assess HRQOL in patients 3 months after stroke and to identify factors that predict HRQOL in stroke survivors. This cross-sectional study included 67 first-ever s...
  7. Recurrence of hepatitis C virus genotype-4 infection following orthotopic liver transplantation: natural history and predictors of outcome.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(2):91 (2009) PMID 19318754 PMCID PMC2813634

    There are few reports on hepatitis C virus genotype 4 (HCV-4) recurrences after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Therefore, we undertook a study to determine the epidemiological, clinical and virological characteristics of patients with biopsy-proven recurrent HCV infection and analyzed t...
  8. Prevalence of allergic fungal sinusitis among patients with nasal polyps.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(3):212 (2009) PMID 19448370 PMCID PMC2813658

    Nasal polyposis is a common problem in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia. Since allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS) can present with unilateral or bilateral nasal polyps, it is important to be aware of the prevalence of AFS in patients with nasal polyps. The medical records of 91 patients with na...
  9. Neonatal familial Evans syndrome associated with joint hypermobility and mitral valve regurgitation in three siblings in a Saudi Arab family.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(3):227 (2009) PMID 19448367 PMCID PMC2813659

    The occurrence of autoimmune hemolytic anemia and immune thrombocytopenia in the absence of a known underlying cause led to the diagnosis of Evans syndrome in a 9-month-old male. Subsequently, a similar diagnosis was made in two siblings (a 3-year-old boy and a 1-day-old girl). The 9-month-old h...
  10. Osteoporosis prophylaxis in patients receiving chronic glucocorticoid therapy.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(3):215 (2009) PMID 19448373 PMCID PMC2813647

    Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP) is the most common form of secondary osteoporosis, yet few patients receive proper measures to prevent its development. We retrospectively searched prescription records to determine if patients receiving oral prednisolone were receiving prophylaxis or t...
  11. Difficulties in diagnosing tuberculosis in pregnancy.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(2):154 (2009) PMID 19318746 PMCID PMC2813636

  12. Polycythemia and chorea.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(1):63 (2009) PMID 19139620 PMCID PMC2813622

  13. Transverse myelitis as a presenting feature of late onset systemic lupus erythematosus.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(2):156 (2009) PMID 19318755 PMCID PMC2813627

  14. Arabo-Farsi anatomy figures.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(1):62 (2009) PMID 19139626 PMCID PMC2813607

  15. A laryngeal presentation of Churg-Strauss syndrome in childhood.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(2):142 (2009) PMID 19318743 PMCID PMC2813625

    A 10- year-old female, known to have bronchial asthma, presented with an unusual laryngeal lesion, eventually diagnosed as Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS). She was referred to our hospital with history of recurrent stridor. On endoscopyhe, the larynx showed signs similar to recurrent respiratory pa...
  16. Scimitar syndrome: report of a case and its surgical management.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(1):50 (2009) PMID 19139615 PMCID PMC2813621

  17. Multiple enchondromatosis (Ollier disease).

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(1):65 (2009) PMID 19139610 PMCID PMC2813623

  18. Tissue Microarray: A rapidly evolving diagnostic and research tool.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(2):123 (2009) PMID 19318744 PMCID PMC2813639

    Tissue microarray is a recent innovation in the field of pathology. A microarray contains many small representative tissue samples from hundreds of different cases assembled on a single histologic slide, and therefore allows high throughput analysis of multiple specimens at the same time. Tissue...
  19. Oral sucrose and a pacifier for pain relief during simple procedures in preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial.

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(3):184 (2009) PMID 19448377 PMCID PMC2813645

    Previous randomized trials of the analgesic effects of sucrose, glucose, and a pacifier in term neonates have shown that the pacifier resulted in lower pain scores than glucose or sucrose, but the pacifier with and without sucrose did not differ. The current study was designed to assess the anal...
  20. Restless leg syndrome in a patient with celiac disease: a coincidence or an association?

    Annals of Saudi Medicine 29(3):238 (2009) PMID 19448372 PMCID PMC2813648