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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...