Premarital hepatitis screening. Attitude towards screening and the risk factors for transmission.
Conclusions: The role of the practicing physician in any screening program is to provide effective pre and post-test counseling and correct any misinformation about the transmission of the hepatitis viruses. PMID: 30520498 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - December 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Risk factors and molecular features of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing bacteria at southwest of Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: These data provide new epidemiological information about the prevalence of ESBL-producing organisms among patients in KAASH, Taif, Saudi Arabia. In addition, this study identified the clonal nature of isolated E.coli and K.pneumoniae. PMID: 30520499 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - December 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Screening for Q fever. A tertiary care hospital-based experience in central Saudi Arabia.
CONCLUSION: The presence of C. burnetii-specific antibodies in many patients suffering from FUO highlights the importance of Q fever screening among patients presenting with febrile illness. PMID: 30520500 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - December 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

War against respiratory syncytial virus. An 8-year experience at a tertiary hospital.
Conclusion: Expanded use of palivizumab in newborn children could improve outcomes, but further investigation and a careful cost analysis are required. PMID: 30520501 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - December 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Risk of potential drug-drug interactions in the cardiac intensive care units. A comparative analysis between 2 tertiary care hospitals.
Conclusion: The knowledge of PDDIs is either lacking among the clinicians or is not taken into consideration. Monitoring PDDIs and timely interventions are required to minimize the adverse outcomes. PMID: 30520502 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - December 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Recent-onset of rheumatoid arthritis leads to increase in wall thickness of left anterior descending coronary artery. An evidence of subclinical coronary artery disease.
Conclusion: Early RA patients have increased coronary arteries atherosclerotic burden compared to healthy subjects matched for age, and gender. Rheumatoid factor positivity, high disease activity score and PGADA were found to be associated with coronary artery wall thickness. PMID: 30520503 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - December 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Knowledge and practice in the management of asymptomatic hyperuricemia among primary health care physicians in Jeddah, Western Region of Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: There are inadequate levels of knowledge regarding AH among Saudi PHC physicians increasing risk of malpractice including misprescription of ULT and anti-inflammatory medications. PMID: 30520504 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - December 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Knowledge and attitude toward hemoglobinopathies premarital screening program among unmarried population in western Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: Participants showed a lack of knowledge regarding PMS but they had a positive attitude towards the program. More efforts are required to raise awareness in the public regarding PMS, via social media and educational lectures in schools and universities. Additionally, early genetic screening may help improve test acceptance and higher impact. PMID: 30520505 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - December 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Surgical practice among pediatric surgeons and pediatric urologists in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the management of suspected testicular torsion.
Conclusion: There were significant variations between the 2 specialties in the management of TT. National guidelines are needed to provide homogenous clinical practice and training of trainees. PMID: 30520506 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - December 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Does skin thickness affect satisfaction post rhinoplasty? Middle Eastern population as an example.
Conclusion: This study provides baseline results of nasal skin thickness in the Middle Eastern population. The results also show that nasal skin thickness may not be a strong factor affecting patient satisfaction. PMID: 30520507 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - December 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Development of an oral anticoagulant-use attitude scale, and assessment of its validity and reliability.
Conclusions: We found that the OACAs we developed had high reliability and validity. PMID: 30520508 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - December 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Emergent surgical treatment of lethal valve dysfunction during pregnancy in a last-trimester patient.
Authors: Akbayrak H, Çiçek ÖF, Orhan A Abstract A mechanical heart valve thrombosis during pregnancy is one of the most lethal conditions to experience due to its detrimental effects on both mother and fetus. Cardiac surgery during pregnancy is reserved for cases where medical treatment fails due to harmful maternal and fetal effects. A 24-year-old female in the 38th week of pregnancy was admitted to the emergency room with aggravated dyspnea, tachypnea, and palpitations. She had 2 previous cardiac operations in her medical history. A stuck mechanical valve was diagnosed in the mitral position&nb...
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - December 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

New variants in beta globin gene among the Palestinian refugees with sickle cell disease in Lebanon.
Conclusion: The genetic variation seen among our study population is correlated with reduced beta globin transcription, and phenotypic β-thalassemia complications among SCD patients under study. PMID: 30520510 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - December 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Trends in the incidence and mortality of cancer in Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: The increases in the incidence of different types of cancer in the past decade could be due to the revolutionary change in socioeconomic status that has occurred in Saudi Arabia; therefore, a national plan should be established for cancer prevention, screening and therapy. Concerning mortality, the decrease in its percentage among elderly people could be due to biological factors that should be investigated in the future. PMID: 30520511 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - December 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Comment on: Factors affecting quality of life in children and adolescents with thalassemia in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Authors: Al-Mendalawi MD Abstract [No Abstract Available]. PMID: 30520512 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - December 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

The process of litigation for medical errors in Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.
Authors: Alkhenizan AH, Shafiq MR Abstract Efficient process of litigation of medical errors is a key to ensure fair, speedy, and accessible justice system. The conditions of establishing medical negligence are similar in both legal systems. These conditions include the duty of care, breach of that duty of care, the damages, and establishing causation. A culture of litigation and compensation is growing in the United Kingdom and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; however the cost of medical claims and awarded compensations are much more in the United Kingdom compared to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, th...
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

AuraGain and i-Gel laryngeal masks in general anesthesia for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Performance characteristics and effects on hemodynamics.
Conclusion: Both AuraGain and i-Gel® SADs are comparable with ETT used for airway control in general anesthesia for LC, regarding application ease and perioperative complications. Favorable hemodynamic responses to AuraGain and i-Gel® SADs may put them in a better place than ETT. PMID: 30397706 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Clinical efficacy of low dose recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator for the treatment of acute intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism.
Conclusions: In patients with acute intermediate-risk PE, low dose thrombolytic therapy is considered safe and effective, it can be recommended as an alternative option in clinical treatment. PMID: 30397707 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Venous thromboembolism after total knee and hip arthroplasty. A retrospective study.
Conclusion: The rate of symptomatic VTE in a Saudi population following arthroplasty is low and comparable to the international data. However, efforts and more trials are needed to further improve in-hospital thromboprophylaxis measures. PMID: 30397708 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Natural cycle versus hormone replacement therapy cycle in frozen-thawed embryo transfer.
Conclusion: This study showed no difference between the implantation rate, clinical pregnancy rate or live birth rate between the natural cycle group and HRT cycle group. These results may provide clinicians with more freedom to individualize patient treatment, particularly with respect to the selection of the endometrial preparation method, if these results are supported by large randomized controlled studies in the future. PMID: 30397709 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Contraceptive use as limiters and spacers among women of reproductive age in southwestern, Saudi Arabia.
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated that a sizable percentage of women in Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, are using contraceptions. This finding indicates the need of comprehensive family planning program in the region. PMID: 30397710 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Breastfeeding self efficacy among pregnant women in Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: Levels of prenatal breastfeeding self-efficacy among Saudi pregnant women were high and can be predictive of breastfeeding exclusivity at 4 weeks postpartum. The prenatal breastfeeding self-efficacy could be used to measure whether the woman could organize and execute the causes of action needed to perform breastfeeding behavior. PMID: 30397711 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of emergency department staff towards disaster and emergency preparedness at tertiary health care hospital in central Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: The level of knowledge was satisfactory among healthcare providers with neutral level of attitude, practice, and familiarity regarding disaster preparedness. Follow-up research is necessary for maximizing ED preparedness. PMID: 30397712 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Doctors' knowledge of the doses and risks of radiological investigations performed in the emergency department.
Conclusion: Doctors working in emergency departments had poor knowledge about radiation doses and risks. This issue warrants urgent attention. PMID: 30397713 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitudes, and practice behavior of dental hygienists regarding the impact of systemic diseases on oral health.
Conclusion: Dental hygienists in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia have low level of knowledge about the oral-systemic disease relationship. This study suggests that greater emphasis should be placed on this association in current and continuing education programs. PMID: 30397714 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Human immunodeficiency virus related discrimination in general dentistry.
Conclusion: Human immunodeficiency virus related discrimination in the study population was affected by dentists' gender, type of practice, and self-protective attitudes. PMID: 30397715 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Cesarean sections. Associated factors and frequency at King Abdulaziz Medical City in the Central Region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: Cesarean section are very frequent and prevalent in our center, and may be increasing. The frequency of C-sections was significantly higher for women of older maternal age, little education, no personal history of vaginal delivery, undergoing C-sections due to medical indications, and those willing to repeat a C-section in the absence of medical indications. PMID: 30397716 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Oncology nurses' knowledge, practice, and confidence toward chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in Jordan.
Conclusion: There is a significant requirement to enhance the neurological assessment skills of oncology nurses and an efficient approach to CIPN assessment is demanded. Creating guidelines to manage and assess CIPN, and further investigations in different health institutions to generalize the results across Jordan are highly needed. PMID: 30397717 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Comment on: Growth characteristics in children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
Authors: Al-Mendalawi MD Abstract [No Abstract Available]. PMID: 30397718 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Erratum: Evaluation of disaster preparedness for mass casualty incidents in private hospitals in Central Saudi Arabia.
Authors: Bin Shalhoub AA, Khan AA, Alaska YA Abstract [No Abstract Available]. PMID: 30397719 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - November 8, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Review of surgical resection and reconstruction in head and neck cancer. Traditional versus current concepts.
Authors: Alfouzan AF Abstract This review summarizes the development of head and neck cancer resection and reconstruction. The developments in the treatment of cancer patients are reflected in their surgical outcomes, in addition to functional and aesthetic improvements. New technologies, such as surgical simulation and planning, minimally invasive surgery, and microsurgery have been added to the field to improve surgical resection of the tumor and reconstruction. The field is still growing to optimize the management of head and neck cancer. PMID: 30284578 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Knowledge and awareness of diabetes mellitus and its risk factors in Saudi Arabia.
CONCLUSION: This review highlights the need for increased knowledge and awareness of DM among the Saudi population. The means of improving knowledge and awareness of DM needs to be integrated into existing healthcare systems and processes to better inform patients, families and communities about this chronic disease. PMID: 30284579 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

The long-term outcomes and histological transformation in class II lupus nephritis.
Conclusions: Daily steroid monotherapy may be an appropriate first-line treatment for class II LN that presents with subnephrotic range proteinuria and normal kidney function. Patients with acute kidney injury and/or nephrotic range proteinuria may warrant more aggressive immunosuppressive regimens. PMID: 30284580 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Histopathological pattern of skin cancer in Western region of Saudi Arabia. An 11 years experience.
Conclusion: Our data based on the histopathology history in the Madinah region match that in the world literature and Saudi national studies. PMID: 30284581 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Assessment of histopathological alterations in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection following long-term oral antiviral therapy.
Conclusion: Long term treatment with oral antiviral agents was associated with biochemical, virological, serological, and histopathological improvements. Long-term use of anti-viral agents as well as continuous suppression of HBV DNA are prerequisites for histopathological improvement. PMID: 30284582 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Evaluation of the perfusion index according to the visual analog scale in postoperative patients.
Conclusion: Perfusion index is a parameter that can be used in the assessment of postoperative pain and responses to analgesics. PMID: 30284583 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Can we use serum Anti-Mullerian hormone to differentiate the diagnosis between polycystic ovary syndrome patients and healthy women with polycystic ovarian morphology and regular menstrual cycles.
Conclusion: Serum AMH concentrations are significantly higher in PCOS patients independent from the ovarian morphology and number of follicles per ovary. Positive and negative predictive values of AMH in PCOS diagnosis were found to be 75% and 73.6%, respectively, with a cutoff value of 3.51 ng/mL. PMID: 30284584 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Evaluation of the effects of dexmedetomidine and remifentanil on pain with the analgesia nociception index in the perioperative period in hysteroscopies under general anesthesia. A randomized prospective study.
Conclusion: Dexmedetomidine and remifentanil are both efficacious agents for perioperative analgesia in hysteroscopy cases. PMID: 30284585 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Effect of preoperative hydromorphone in patients undergoing laparoscopic radical gastrectomy. A double-blind, randomized and controlled trial.
Conclusion: Preoperative 2 mg hydromorphone could reduce intraoperative changes of blood pressure and heart rate, postoperative pain intensity, and morphine consumption without an increase of adverse effects. PMID: 30284586 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Evaluation of the effects of different treatment modalities on angiogenesis in heart failure patients with reduced/mid-range ejection fraction via VEGF and sVEGFR-1.
Conclusion: It increases awareness about the role of sVEGFR-1 in HFrEF anf HFmrEF patients and the need for further studies. Beta-blocker may have a negative effect on angiogenesis in HFrEF and HFmrEF via increasing sVEGFR-1 levels. Additionally, Pro-BNP may contribute to inhibiting angiogenesis by increasing sVEGFR-1 levels and sVEGFR-1 may be an important biomarker in HFrEF and HFmrEF. PMID: 30284587 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

High antimicrobial resistant rates among Gram-negative pathogens in intensive care units. A retrospective study at a tertiary care hospital in Southwest Saudi Arabia.
Conclusions: Increased antimicrobial resistance with high proportions of MDR patterns were found among GNB from ICUs. Comprehensive surveillance programs are needed to track the origins and emergence pathways of resistant pathogens. PMID: 30284588 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

The importance of hand hygiene education on primary schoolgirls' absence due to upper respiratory infections in Saudi Arabia. A cluster randomized controlled trial.
Conclusion: There could be further reduction in school absences if education was accompanied by hand soap dissemination. The study could serve as a pilot for major studies in the future. Sustainability of the intervention can be tested in studies with longer durations. PMID: 30284589 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Staphylococcus lugdunensis from gluteal abscess to destructive native triple valve endocarditis.
Authors: Al Majid FM Abstract We herein present the case of a 43-year-old male diabetic patient who presented with an aggressive form of infective endocarditis involving the tricuspid, mitral and aortic valves following a gluteal abscess due to infection with Staphylococcus lugdunensis. This coagulase-negative organism which is generally considered a component of the normal flora of the skin has however recently emerged as an unusually virulent pathogen responsible for both nosocomial and community-acquired infections. The case demonstrates the importance of paying utmost attention and ensuring a logical conclusion...
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Is the art of assisted breech delivery still fading in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?
Authors: Abdulghani SH Abstract [No Abstract Available]. PMID: 30284591 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Incidental right-sided diaphragmatic eventration after blunt thoracoabdominal trauma.
Authors: Chowdhury S, Alnajashi MA, Alsalamah YA, Arrowaili A Abstract [No Abstract Available]. PMID: 30284592 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus. Retrospective analysis of clinico-laboratory parameters and their association with systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity index score.
Authors: Attar SM Abstract [No Abstract Available]. PMID: 30284593 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - October 5, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Routine detection of carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacilli in clinical laboratories. A review of current challenge.
Authors: Al-Zahrani IA Abstract The detection of carbapenem-resistant organisms (CROs) represents a substantial challenge for many clinical laboratories. In this review, several phenotypic and non-phenotypic methods for detecting CROs are discussed. However, no consensus has yet been reached with regards to the single most optimal method. Due to differences in carbapenem-resistant activity between carbapenemases, the simultaneous use of 2 or more phenotypic detection methods can improve the detection of CROs compared with a single technique. Molecular methods are currently favored because the majority can be perfor...
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 26, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

The re-awakening of hCG expression. Its role in the diagnosis of cervical squamous cell carcinoma.
CONCLUSION: Our study supports the association of ectopic hCG expression in cancer pathogenesis by demonstrating strong hCG immunoreactivity only in SCC cases. This finding can be helpful in supporting the diagnosis of invasive carcinoma in small or fragmented biopsies, which can on their own be confusing for the pathologists. PMID: 30251729 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 26, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

The relationship between mortality and microbiological parameters in febrile neutropenic patients with hematological malignancies.
CONCLUSION: Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of serious infections, which are important causes of morbidity and mortality, are crucial in patients with febrile neutropenia. Thus, each center should closely follow up causes of infection and establish their empirical antibiotherapy protocols to accomplish better results in the management of febrile neutropenia. PMID: 30251730 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 26, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Relationship between human leukocyte antigen DRB1 and psoriasis in Iraqi patients.
CONCLUSION: Human leukocyte antigen-DRB1*0102 and *0306 are significantly associated with psoriasis. Human leukocyte antigen-DRB1*1101 is significantly associated with plaque-type psoriasis. Human leukocyte antigen-DRB1*0102 is significantly associated with other types of psoriasis rather than plaque-type psoriasis. PMID: 30251731 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 26, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research