Outcomes of COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region in the first 4 months of the pandemic.
CONCLUSION: Wide variability was found between EMR countries in recovery and mortality, implying the possible impact of resource availability, and genetic and environmental factors on the morality and recovery of the COVID-19. PMID: 32893272 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 8, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Diagnosis and management of childhood sleep-disordered breathing. Clinical approach.
Authors: Al-Shamrani A, Alharbi AS Abstract Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) includes disorders of breathing that affect airway patency, which impair children's sleep and lead to negative consequences. Obstructive sleep apnea, hypoventilation and upper airway resistance syndrome are common causes of morbidity and mortality in childhood. These clinical practice guidelines, intended for use by pediatricians and primary care clinicians, provide a clear recommendation for the diagnosis and management of sleep-disordered breathing, focusing on the most serious disorder, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). These cli...
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 8, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

The effect of laryngoscope types on hemodynamic response and optic nerve sheath diameter. McCoy, Macintosh, and C-MAC video-laryngoscope.
CONCLUSIONS: In this study, there was no significant difference between the groups in terms of ONSD and hemodynamic responses to laryngoscopy and intubation. It was observed that there were no significant changes in ONSD values just in C-MAC® video-laryngoscope group. Therefore, intubations with C-MAC® video-laryngoscope are thought to be more appropriate for patients with an increase in intracranial pressure. PMID: 32893274 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 8, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Time of appearance of ossification centers in carpal bones. A radiological retrospective study on Saudi children.
CONCLUSION: The sequence of appearance of carpal bones in the Saudi population is similar to what is described in the literature. However, the time of appearance of some of these bones is earlier than that in other populations. PMID: 32893275 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 8, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

The association between plasma homocysteine level and metabolic syndrome. A record-based study of Saudi patients attending King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: Plasma Hcy levels were elevated in 40% of the MS patients. Homocysteine had weak association with the presence of MS. Additionally, it was associated with some of its components individually. This study has raised the importance of investigating the association between Hcy status and MS among a representative sample of Saudi population. Additionally, examining possible association and interaction between Hcy level and specific component of MS is suggested to be explored in future studies. PMID: 32893276 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 8, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Frequency and factors associated with inadequate self-care behaviors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Najran, Saudi Arabia. Based on diabetes self-management questionnaire.
CONCLUSION: Inadequate self-care behavior is widely prevalent in Najran city, Saudi Arabia. All the DSMQ subscales were poorly managed by most of the diabetic patients. Furthermore, being married and having a longer DM duration are the significant independent factors associated with poor self-care behaviors. PMID: 32893277 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 8, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

The clinical outcome of HIV infection at a tertiary care center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Conclusions: Our findings describe the clinical characteristics and outcomes of PLWHIV at a major tertiary referral hospital in Saudi Arabia. The non AIDS related disease is the major cause of death in HIV infected patients. Early diagnosis and initiation of antiretroviral therapy resulted in a significant decrease in morbidity and mortality. PMID: 32893278 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 8, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Surgical site infections in a tertiary hospital over 10 years. The effect of hospital accreditation strategy implementation.
CONCLUSION: This study describes, for the first time, the status of SSI over the past 10 years in Saudi Arabia. The study also demonstrated the effect of hospital accreditation on healthcare organization performance regarding infection control and antibiogram pattern. PMID: 32893279 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 8, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

The trends and patterns of congenital heart diseases at Madinah Cardiac Center, Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: The pattern of CHDs observed in our study and age at which the diagnosis of CHDs was made were different from the other national and international studies, which points to a diagnostic issue along with problems of awareness on the part of the general population. PMID: 32893280 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 8, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Impact of inpatient rehabilitation services on the functional levels of cancer patients at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
CONCLUSIONS: In patient cancer rehabilitation service demonstrated statistically significant functional gains during rehabilitation at King Fahad Medical City. This study may help the policymakers to provide similar rehabilitation services to all cancer patients as well as in other health care hospitals to improve the functional status of cancer survivors. PMID: 32893281 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 8, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Psychosocial predictors of quality of life among chronic hemodialysis patients.
CONCLUSION: We report higher QoL and relatively better psychosocial profiles among current chronic hemodialysis patients than reported before. Psychosocial disorders specially anxiety can negatively impact QoL. Patients who were not cognitively impaired were more negatively affected in QOL. The findings re-emphasize the importance of the early detection and management of psychosocial disorders to improve QoL in chronic hemodialysis patients. PMID: 32893282 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 8, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Translation and cross-cultural validation of the non-invasive prenatal testing questionnaire in Arabic.
Conclusion: We translated and validated the NIPT questionnaire to assess the attitude and awareness of pregnant women regarding the availability of the NIPT. PMID: 32893283 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 8, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Primary infertility secondary to a hidden posterior urethral valve representing a diagnostic challenge in the fifth decade.
Authors: Rajih E, Daqqaq T, Mojallid A, Kattan S Abstract Posterior urethral valves (PUVs) are frequently recognized during the perinatal period. Delayed diagnosis is reported usually within the first decade of life with diverse clinical presentations. In the current case report, we describe a 45 years old man patient who presented with aspermia and primary infertility for 8 years in whom his diagnostic workup revealed radiological imaging suggestive of PUVs. This phenomenon was confirmed by cystourethroscopy that showed obstructive valve. Endoscopic ablation resulted in significant improvement of his seminal param...
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 8, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Efficacy comparison of oseltamivir alone and oseltamivir-antibiotic combination for early resolution of symptoms of severe influenza-A and influenza-B hospitalized patients.
CONCLUSION: Oseltamivir-antibiotic combination treatment showed early resolution of some symptoms with cumulatively reduced mean symptom severity score in severe influenza infection hospitalized patients. PMID: 32893285 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 8, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Subclinical atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis patients of the Gulf Cooperated Council.
Conclusion: Subclinical atherosclerosis is more prevalent among RA patients of the GCC than the control participants. PMID: 32893286 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 8, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Comment on: Prediction of retinopathy of prematurity using the screening algorithm WINROP in a Saudi cohort of preterm infants.
Authors: Nabi G Abstract [No Abstract Available]. PMID: 32893287 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - September 8, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Saudi Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine guidance on pregnancy and coronavirus disease 2019.
Authors: Faden YA, Alghilan NA, Alawami SH, Alsulmi ES, Alsum HA, Katib YA, Sabr YS, Tahir FH, Bondagji NS Abstract [No Abstract Available]    Saudi Med J 2020; Vol. 41 (8): 779-790doi: 10.15537/smj.2020.8.25222 How to cite this article:Yaser A. Faden, Nadia A. Alghilan,  Samiha H. Alawami, Eman S. Alsulmi, Hythem A. Alsum, Yasir A. Katib, Yasser S. Sabr, Fadwah H. Tahir, Nabeel S. Bondagji. Saudi Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine guidance on pregnancy and coronavirus disease 2019. Saudi Med J 2020; Vol. 41 (8): 779-790. doi: 10.15537/smj.2020.8.25222. PMID: 32789417 [Pu...
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - August 15, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Mapping COVID-19 related research from Saudi Arabia, a scoping review. Between reality and dreams.
Conclusion: The results of this scoping review identify a relative deficiency in original research, which requires further investigation. PMID: 32789418 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - August 15, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Incidence of sickle cell disease patients with pulmonary embolism admitted to the intensive care unit in Bahrain.
CONCLUSION: The demographic characteristics of the population included a male predominance, age in the mid-thirties, and vaso-occlusive crisis diagnosis upon admission to the ICU. The incidence of PE was significantly related to female gender. No significant relationship existed between the likelihood of developing PE and age, hemoglobin, hemoglobin S%, length of ICU stay, or mortality. PMID: 32789419 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - August 15, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Predictors of persistent disease following initial thyroid cancer management.
Conclusion: Patients with lymph node metastasis are at high risk for persistent disease following initial thyroid cancer management. Careful monitoring of these patients is warranted. PMID: 32789420 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - August 15, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Screening for Fabry disease among 619 hemodialysis patients in Saudi Arabia.
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of FD in this cohort was 4.8 per 1000 patients. Screening of Fabry patients with ESRD seems to be a cost-effective strategy. Furthermore, relatives of the patients identified by screening enhances this screening strategy. PMID: 32789421 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - August 15, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Pre-hospital delay among patients with acute myocardial infarction in Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: Approximately two-thirds of the patients arrived later than 2 hours from the onset of symptoms. A previous information about acute coronary syndrome, history of hypercholesteremia, arrived by ambulance, and increased pain intensity were associated with pre-hospital delay. The study recognizes the need for educational programs about acute myocardial infarction symptoms and the bene ts of availing an ambulance service. PMID: 32789422 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - August 15, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Epilepsy trigger factors in Saudi Arabia. A missing part of the puzzle.
Conclusions: Sleep deprivation is the most reported trigger factor for seizures in the KSA, followed by stress, followed by missed medication. PMID: 32789423 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - August 15, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Increased expressions of cellular ATP-binding cassette transporters may be a promising diagnostic marker for colorectal cancer.
CONCLUSION: The expressions of ABC transporters were found to be significantly higher in CRC patients, and they may act as diagnostic markers and should potentially be tested for their contribution to drug sensitivity in CRC patients. PMID: 32789424 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - August 15, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Physicians' and nurses' perceptions and attitudes toward sickle cell disease patients in Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
CONCLUSION: Findings highlight a significant proportion of providers in Jazan region, KSA, to have negative attitudes toward and high concerns about drug-seeking behaviors among sickle cell patients. These attitudes can contribute to lower quality of care for people with sickle cell disease. Further studies are recommended to nd out the factors behind these attitudes as well as the adherence to guidelines in the management of sickle cell disease. PMID: 32789425 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - August 15, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Evaluation of the community pharmacists' performance in the screening of non-steroidal anti-inflmmatory drugs risks in Saudi Arabia.
CONCLUSION: Community pharmacists in Saudi Arabia need to appropriately screen their patients for adverse drug reactions and the ectively communicate the risks of using NSAIDs. The Saudi Regulatory Authority could endorse several approaches to apply a good strategy for improving the dispensing practices in community pharmacies, communication and awareness of risk factors especially in high-risk patients who are taking NSAIDs. PMID: 32789426 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - August 15, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Prevalence and determinants of unconscious stereotyping among primary care physicians. An analytical cross-section study.
CONCLUSION: Most PHC physicians in Aseer Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, are liable to implicit stereotyping based on patient characteristics (namely, gender and educational level) and patient appearance (namely, clothing). Therefore, it is recommended to train PHC physicians in cultural competency to reduce unintentional acts of discrimination toward their patients. PMID: 32789427 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - August 15, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Factors influencing patients' preferences for their treating physician.
CONCLUSION: Respondents' preferences in their treating physician are significantly influenced by their demographic characteristics as well as their personality traits. It is highly recommended that physicians, generally, should be attentive listener, informative while discussion, maintaining eye contact and showing interest and empathy for adult middle-aged patient. Also, to consider other preferable features based on patients' demographics and personalities. PMID: 32789428 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - August 15, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Endoscopic dilatation as a new technique in managing pediatric duodenal hematoma.
We report a case of a post-traumatic duodenal hematoma after a road trafficc accident in a 10-year-old boy, who presented with progressive vomiting 3 weeks after the accident. The case was managed using serial esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) with dilatation. Controlled radial expansion (CRE) balloon dilatation was performed 4 times over a period of 11 weeks. The patient recovered uneventfully and remained asymptomatic at the 3-month follow-up after the last endoscopic dilatation. This case highlights the applicability of EGD with CRE balloon dilatation as an alternative to surgical treatment in patients with symptomatic p...
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - August 15, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Thyroglossal duct surgery. What is the acceptable recurrence rate?
Conclusion: The Sistrunk procedure is the gold standard technique with the highest recurrence-free interval rate. Fine needle aspiration could be recommended as a less invasive procedure to exclude malignancy. PMID: 32789430 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - August 15, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Effect of waiting time estimates on patients satisfaction in the emergency department in a tertiary care center.
Conclusion: Providing waiting time estimation did not affect satisfaction but was preferred to have in the ED by most. PMID: 32789431 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - August 15, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Comment on: Prediction of retinopathy of prematurity using the screening algorithm WINROP in a Saudi cohort of preterm infants.
Authors: Mohamed S Abstract [No Abstract Available]. PMID: 32789432 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - August 15, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Comment on: Sensitivity and specificity of cerebrospinal fluid glucose measurement by an amperometric glucometer.
Authors: Mohamed S Abstract [No Abstract Available]. PMID: 32789433 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - August 15, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Erratum: Sensitivity and specificity of cerebrospinal fluid glucose measurement by an amperometric glucometer.
Authors: Alkhalifah AS, Alqatari KA, Alkhalifa AA, Akakah BA, Alobaid ZS Abstract [No Abstract Available]. PMID: 32789434 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - August 15, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Quality of home healthcare among Arab countries.
Conclusion: This review shows a clear gap in the literature regarding the quality of home healthcare in Arab countries, emphasizing the need for more studies, particularly quality studies on timely, equitable, and patient-centered care in home healthcare settings. PMID: 32601634 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Evaluation of early biomarkers of renal dysfunction in diabetic patients.
CONCLUSION: Our results indicated that uNGAL could be a sensitive biomarker for early renal dysfunction in diabetic patients while uNAG and serum Cystatin C might have prognostic value. PMID: 32601635 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Use of ultrasound guidance in central venous catheter placement by emergency physicians in Saudi Arabia.
CONCLUSION: Despite existing evidence and a consensus on its superiority over the landmark technique, USG-CVC placement has not been adopted by a small proportion of EPs into clinical practice. Formal training, education, and institutional provision of permanent onsite US machines may address any barriers. PMID: 32601636 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Incidence of newborn screening disorders among 56632 infants in Central Saudi Arabia. A 6-year study.
CONCLUSION: The NBS coverage rate at our facility was 100%. Congenital hypothyroidism was the most frequently detected disorder with an incidence that matches worldwide figures. The incidence of other inherited disorders was consistent with regional figures. PMID: 32601637 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer among patients who attended at King Khalid University Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 2007 - 2018.
Conclusion: Skin cancer prevalence and incidence is increasing worldwide. In our study, BCC was the most common type of skin cancer to be reported in our institute, which is similar to the majority of other international studies. PMID: 32601638 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Foreign bodies in otorhinolaryngology. Management and outcome.
CONCLUSION: Otorhinolaryngological foreign bodies are found most frequently in preschool-aged children. The most common site in children was the bronchus, and the most common site in adults was the esophagus. Prevention measures are essential to reduce the risk of ingestion and admission, which can be challenging. PMID: 32601639 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Complications of esophageal strictures dilatation in children. A tertiary-center experience.
CONCLUSION: Esophageal dilatation is effective for the management of children with esophageal stricture; however, repeated dilatation is frequent, especially in patients with corrosive strictures. Complications are not common, and open surgery is not frequently required. PMID: 32601640 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Epidemiology of burn-related infections in the largest burn unit in Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: The pediatric population had a high frequency of burn injuries, representing an incentive for more focused educational prevention programs in that group. Additionally, burn infections carry significant morbidity, and are associated with longer hospital stay. These data can help implement various prevention programs. PMID: 32601641 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Asthma control and its association with knowledge of caregivers among children with asthma. A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: There is a high percentage of children with uncontrolled asthma and 3 is a high knowledge deficit among the caregivers of children with asthma. An educational program targeting the general population and the caregivers should be implemented to correct any false beliefs regarding asthma and asthma medications. PMID: 32601642 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in female patients with fibromyalgia.
CONCLUSION: A clinical assessment of female patients with FM requires a multidisciplinary approach, and patients with excessive daytime sleepiness in particular are recommended to undergo polysomnography. The authors believe that the early detection and treatment of accompanying OSA will contribute not only to the quality of life, but also to the survival of patients with FM. PMID: 32601643 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Leeds sleep evaluation questionnaire in Jordanian university students. A psychometric investigation using comparative confirmatory factor analysis.
CONCLUSION: The results support the validity of a 4-factor structure of the LSEQ with 9-items with adequate internal consistency and divergent validity. PMID: 32601644 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Early neonatal sepsis and meningitis caused by Elizabethkingia meningoseptica in Saudi Arabia.
Authors: Barnawi AI, Kordy FN, Almuwallad OK, Kassarah KA Abstract Elizabethkingia meningoseptica (E. meningoseptica ) are Gram-negative bacteria commonly associated with nosocomial infections in neonates. This is a case study of E. meningoseptica, presented as meningitis and sepsis in a term baby. The female infant was born by vaginal delivery at 37 weeks gestational age. The case was peculiar because the baby was neither premature nor immuno-compromised, which are known risk factors for E. meningoseptica infection. The onset began on the second day of the neonate's life. On day 3, peripheral blood culture and cer...
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Prevalence of toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, and herpes (TORCH) infections among women attending the antenatal care clinic, maternity hospital in Abha, Southwestern Saudi Arabia.
CONCLUSION: Seropositivity for IgG antibodies correlate with TORCH-associated pregnancy complications in Abha, KSA; however, IgM positive CMV pregnant cases warrant further systematic investigation to understand the implications of CMV on outcomes during pregnancy. PMID: 32601646 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Pseudotumor of hemophilia of the thumb.
Authors: Khubrani AM, Alshomer FM, Alassiri AH, AlMeshal O Abstract [No Abstract Available]. PMID: 32601647 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Comment on: Renal histopathology spectrum in children with kidney diseases in Saudi Arabia.
Authors: Al-Hussain T Abstract [No Abstract Available]. PMID: 32601648 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - July 2, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Diagnostic approaches to and management options for patulous eustachian tube.
CONCLUSION: Currently, there is a wide spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions with minimal clinical efficacy, a persistent lack of systematic guidelines, and several gaps in previous research endeavours. PMID: 32518922 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - June 12, 2020 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research