Proteomics insights into the pathology and prognosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Authors: Alsagaby SA, Alhumaydhi FA Abstract Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is an incurable malignant disease of B-lymphocytes characterized by drastically heterogeneous clinical courses. Proteomics is an advanced approach that allows a global profiling of protein expression, providing a valuable chance for the discovery of disease-related proteins. In the last 2 decades, several proteomics studies were conducted on CLL to identify aberrant protein expression underpinning the malignant transformation and progression of the disease. Overall, these studies provided insights into the pathology and prognosis of CLL...
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - April 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Transcriptomics-based validation of the relatedness of heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoproteins to chronic lymphocytic leukemia as potential biomarkers of the disease aggressiveness.
Conclusion: The cognate transcripts of 14 of our CLL-related proteins significantly predicted CLL prognosis. PMID: 30957125 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - April 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Role of venlafaxine in relapse to methamphetamine seeking. Potential treatment option for drug dependence.
CONCLUSION: Venlafaxine effects on the reinstatement of METH-induced CPP are not likely due to nonspecific effects on locomotor activity. This beneficial effect of VEN on relapse to METH-induced CPP could be due to its antidepressant effects. Venlafaxine can thus be a potential therapeutic option in the treatment of relapse to METH-seeking behaviors. PMID: 30957126 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - April 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Does weight loss affect the parameters that are metabolically related to cardiovascular diseases?
Conclusion: The obese patients lost weight after being on calorie-restricted diets and showed significant improvement in the levels of cholesterol, LDL-C, fibrinogen. There was no significant difference in the levels of homocysteine, hs-CRP, and leptin before and after weight loss in both diabetic and non-diabetic obese patients. PMID: 30957127 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - April 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Adipokine levels and their association with insulin resistance and fetal outcomes among the newborns of Indian gestational diabetic mothers.
Conclusion: Altered adipokine levels with increased L/A ratio was observed among the new-borns of Indian gestational diabetic mothers. There was an association between increased L/A ratio, insulin resistance and increased Ponderal index among the new-borns. PMID: 30957128 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - April 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Platelet/lymphocyte ratio is an independent predictor for osteoporosis.
Conclusion: Higher P/L seems to be a quite simple marker to help predict postmenopausal PMO. As seen in our study, having low levels of Vit-D is crucial for PMO. PMID: 30957129 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - April 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Risk factors for prolonged mechanical ventilation after surgical repair of congenital heart disease. Experience from a single cardiac center.
Conclusions: Age, weight, CBP, CCT, pulmonary hypertension, impaired cardiac function, and sepsis are risk factors for PMV. These factors should be considered when deciding surgery and in providing PICU care. PMID: 30957130 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - April 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Association of acute stress with multiple sclerosis onset and relapse in Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: Study indicates that an association exists between acute stress and relapse in MS but not the disease onset. PMID: 30957131 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - April 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Public perception of bariatric surgery.
Conclusion: Our study shows that the public perception of obesity and bariatric surgery in Saudi Arabia is limited. Effective interagency coordination between surgeons, health educators, and other health care providers is required to improve public awareness. PMID: 30957132 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - April 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Vision screening services in special needs schools in Western Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: In the western province of Saudi Arabia, the vision care status of individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) in SEN schools is poor. To better serve this underprivileged group, the necessity of implementing vision screening programs on a larger scale should be considered. PMID: 30957133 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - April 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Prevalence of herbal medicines in patients with chronic allergic disorders in Western Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: Despite the insufficient evidence, there was a high prevalence of herbal medicines used by allergic patients (more than half), especially in bronchial asthma. Black seed, anise and olibanum were the most commonly used. PMID: 30957134 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - April 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia and ovarian dermoid cysts in pregnancy.
We present a case of a primigravida who presented with ovarian dermoid cysts and AIHA at 24 weeks of gestation. The patient received corticosteroids, intravenous immunoglobulin, rituximab, and multiple blood transfusions, with no significant improvement. Hemoglobin levels returned to normal only after laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia caused by dermoid cyst is a rare condition especially in pregnancy. However, in light of similar case reports and review of the existing literature, we conclude that surgical excision should be considered when AIHA and ovarian teratoma coexist. PMID: 30957135 [P...
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - April 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Causes of hospitalization in sickle cell diseased children in western region of Saudi Arabia. A single center study.
CONCLUSION: This study revealed high rate of hospitalization of SCD children because of acute painful crisis, ACS, infection, and anemia. These admissions causes could potentially be continuously assessed to minimize the rate of hospitalization. PMID: 30957136 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - April 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics to healthy/asymptomatic school-age carriers of potentially pathogenic bacteria.
CONCLUSIONS:   Our  study results showed that positive bacterial findings in nasopharyngeal swabs from clinically healthy carriers were not an indication for antibiotic therapy. PMID: 30957137 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - April 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Comment on: Effect of immediate delayed loadings of dental implants on the oral health-related quality of life in Saudi population. Experimental clinical trial.
Authors: Mawardi H Abstract [No Abstract Available]. PMID: 30957138 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - April 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Comment on: An analysis of the first and second mandibular molar roots proximity to the inferior alveolar canal and cortical plates using cone beam computed tomography among Saudi population.
Authors: Mawardi H Abstract [No Abstract Available]. PMID: 30957139 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - April 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Root canal treatment in elderly patients: A review and clinical considerations.
Authors: AlRahabi MK Abstract Life expectancy has increased as a result of advancements in health care services; thus, maintaining healthy dentition is an important factor in overall health. Furthermore, the growing desire of elderly patients to maintain their teeth has led to an increased need for the performance of complex dental treatment in elderly patients. Root canal therapy is an essential phase of such treatments. Elderly patients may exhibit one or more systemic conditions that require special care, in addition to other changes that occur within the dentition and oral mucosa as a result of aging. These mak...
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Novel association between heterozygous genotype of single nucleotide polymorphism C218T in drug transporter ABCC1 gene and increased risk of colon cancer.
Conclusion: The novel findings of the study revealed that the CT genotype of variant C218T in ABCC1 gene may increase the risk of developing colon cancer. PMID: 30834416 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Computed tomography pulmonary angiography using high-pitch dual-source scanner technology.
Conclusion: High-pitch dual-source CT with free-breathing yields better image quality, reduces image acquisition time and radiation doses. PMID: 30834417 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Survey of flexible bronchoscopy practice in adults in Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: Bronchoscopy is not standardized in Saudi Arabia. National guidelines for the indications and practice of bronchoscopy are required. PMID: 30834418 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitude and practice on medication error reporting among health practitioners in a tertiary care setting in Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: Study participants demonstrated a sufficient knowledge base with regard to medication error reporting. Despite sufficient knowledge and favorable attitudes towards medication error reporting, there is still an under-reporting of medication errors when it comes to practice. We recommend the establishment of frequent medication safety courses as a prerequisite for all health care providers. We also advocate the application of error detecting alarms such as digital programs to minimize medication errors. PMID: 30834419 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Trends in antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: Streptococcus pneumoniae susceptibility to penicillin significantly improved over time, which might be because of the introduction of the pneumococcal vaccine. Conversely, the upward trend in resistant gram-negative organisms is worrisome and warrants the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs. PMID: 30834420 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Adherence to international guidelines for the treatment of meningitis infections in Lebanon.
Conclusion: This study shows a high percentage of inappropriate treatment in Lebanese hospitals despite these hospitals having adopted international treatment guidelines. This inappropriate management was associated with an increasing rate of mortality and neurological complications. PMID: 30834421 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Surgical site infections after trauma laparotomy. An observational study from a major trauma center in Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: Rates of SSI after trauma laparotomy were similar to previous reports from other centers. Surgical site infection after trauma laparotomy was diagnosed at a delayed time point after surgery, and patient demographics, injury characteristics, and acute surgical management did not appear to be associated with subsequent diagnosis of SSI. PMID: 30834422 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Diabetic patients in Saudi Arabia: The evaluation of glycemic control measures based on emergency department utilization and the percentages of adherence to the recommended follow-ups for microvascular complications.
Conclusion: Emergency department visits can indicate poor glycemic control in diabetic patients. Additionally, the current practices of preventive diabetes care in Saudi Arabia are not sufficient, according to the diabetic standards of care recommended by the American Diabetes Association. PMID: 30834423 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Temporal trends in the incidence and demographics of cancers, communicable diseases, and non-communicable diseases in Saudi Arabia over the last decade.
Conclusion: The incidence rate of non-communicable diseases increased over the decade and was associated with increased mortality and disability, reduced quality of life, and increased health-care costs, indicating an urgent need to establish prevention and control programs. The rising trend in the incidence of cancers may also become a health care issue in Saudi Arabia in the coming years. PMID: 30834424 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Unusual mechanical complications of central venous catheterization.
Conclusion: The use of CVC is associated with potential major complications occurring particularly during emergency situations. We believe that the use of radiological guidance during CVC could reduce unusual major mechanical complication rates even during an emergency situation. PMID: 30834425 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Cutaneous draining sinus tract of odontogenic origin. A case of chronic misdiagnosis.
Authors: Al-Obaida MI, Al-Madi EM Abstract This is a case of a patient with a buccal cutaneous sinus tract, originally misdiagnosed, with delayed healing and potential malpractice. An odontogenic cutaneous sinus tract is a pathologic canal that initiates in the oral cavity but opens externally at the cutaneous surface of the face or neck. It is frequently misdiagnosed, leading to inappropriate treatment. Once correct diagnosis is made, definitive treatment, through oral therapy to eliminate the source of infection, is simple and effective. This case was initially misdiagnosed as a sebaceous cyst and laceration of p...
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Analysis of mandibular premolar root position in relation to adjacent cortical plates and mental foramen using cone beam computed tomography in the Saudi population.
Conclusion: Mandibular premolars are in close proximity to MF especially mandibular second premolar. Presurgical assessment is essential when surgical treatment is planned at this area. PMID: 30834427 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - March 6, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Factors associated with smoking cessation and smoking cessation interventions in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
Conclusion: This review revealed perceived barriers to SC among smokers and clinicians in GCC countries. It highlighted cultural factors that need to be addressed by tobacco use policies in GCC countries to help smokers quit. PMID: 30723855 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - February 8, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors. A clinicopathological study.
CONCLUSION: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors in our study demonstrates a major similar feature as the published international data. However, minor differences do exist in terms of clinical features and immunohistochemistry. PMID: 30723856 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - February 8, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Are there optimal alanine aminotransferase and HBV DNA thresholds for discriminating HBeAg-positive chronic infection from chronic hepatitis? An evaluation of 215 young and male cases.
CONCLUSION: Hepatitis B virus-DNA levels between 106 and 108 IU/mL and ALT levels of 2~3 x ULN might be considered to be good indicators for discriminating chronic hepatitis phase from chronic infection in  hepatitis B e-antigen-positive chronic hepatitis. However, we think that the current biochemical, serological and molecular markers are inadequate for differentiating chronic hepatitis phase than chronic infection, and non-invasive test and/or liver histopathology should be carried out in selected cases. PMID: 30723857 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - February 8, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

A novel diagnosis scoring model to predict invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in the intensive care unit.
CONCLUSION: This study provides a novel diagnosis scoring model to predict IPA in ICU patients. Using this model, a more rapid diagnosis and treatment of IPA may be possible. The application of the diagnosis scoring should be preceded by specified pre-requisites. PMID: 30723858 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - February 8, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Peritoneal dialysis related infections in a tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: In our setting, ESRD patients undergoing PD are more susceptible to TRIs than NTRIs. Diabetes increases the risk of developing TRIs. The high incidence of coagulase-negative staphylococcal TRI suggests touch contamination. PMID: 30723859 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - February 8, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Assessment of vancomycin utilization among Lebanese hospitals.
CONCLUSION: This study reveals a gap between the appropriate utilization of vancomycin with respect to the international guidelines in the studied Lebanese hospitals. It highlights the need for dosing and monitoring protocols suitable for vancomycin utilization in these hospitals. PMID: 30723860 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - February 8, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Investigating the epidemiology of medication errors in adults in community care settings. A retrospective cohort study in central Saudi Arabia.
CONCLUSIONS: Clinically important medication errors were commonly observed in relation to both drug prescription and monitoring. PMID: 30723861 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - February 8, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Family medicine residents in central Saudi Arabia. How much do they know and how confident are they in performing minor surgical procedures?
CONCLUSION: A majority of FM residents were interested in MSP, but had low perceived knowledge, low reported confidence and infrequent practice. Family medicine programs should provide continuous standardized training by a qualified and interested trainer within the FM setting. PMID: 30723862 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - February 8, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Awareness of systemic lupus erythematosus among primary health care patients in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: The study shows that this survey is valuable and beneficial to the community as it helps people to assess their knowledge about SLE and become aware of this disease, as well as awareness of SLE should be promoted among the community. PMID: 30723863 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - February 8, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Services satisfaction of type 2 diabetic patients attending Arar's diabetic center, Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: Two-thirds of the patients were satisfied with the services provided by the Diabetic Centres of Arar city, Saudi Arabia. The study recommends emphasis on patient education and addressing patient needs and worries. PMID: 30723864 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - February 8, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

An analysis of the first and second mandibular molar roots proximity to the inferior alveolar canal and cortical plates using cone beam computed tomography among the Saudi population.
Conclusion: The measurements reported in this study may be of value to practitioners treating Saudi patients, as they need to be familiar with the distance of the mandibular first and second molars in relation to the IAC and surrounding cortical plates to accurately assess and plan endodontic surgeries, surgical extractions, and implant placements. PMID: 30723865 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - February 8, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Methionyl-tRNA synthetase novel mutation causes pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.
We report a 6-month-old boy born with symmetrical intrauterine growth retardation presented with unexplained persistent tachypnea and hypoxemia associated with severe failure to thrive, anemia, hypoalbuminemia and hepatomegaly. Detailed pulmonary investigations including computed tomography chest scan, bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage revealed pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. Whole exome sequencing identified a homozygous novel variant in the MARS gene, c.854T>C p.(Ile285Thr). PMID: 30723866 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - February 8, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Myringoplasty outcome. Five-year experience at a tertiary teaching hospital.
Conclusion: Myringoplasty remains a useful technique for the management of CSOM. However, it depends on the surgeon's skills and expertise and on the site of perforation. The success rate of myringoplasty in this study was comparable with that of the quoted literature. PMID: 30723867 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - February 8, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Subclinical coronary artery disease in recent-onset of rheumatoid arthritis.
Authors: Jawad A Abstract [No Abstract Available]. PMID: 30723868 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - February 8, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Saudi Medical Journal (2018) continues upswing.
Authors: Alokaily F Abstract [No Abstract Available]. PMID: 30723869 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
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Saudi Medical Journal 2018.
Authors: Alokaily F Abstract [No Abstract Available]. PMID: 30617373 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - January 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Editorial Message.
Authors: Alokaily F Abstract [No Abstract Available]. PMID: 30617374 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - January 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Celiac disease among at-risk individuals in Saudi Arabia.
Conclusion: Both the prevalence of biopsy-proven CD (10.6%) and seroprevalence (15.6%) were higher than those we previously reported in the normal population (1.4% and 2.7%). The female-to-male ratio (1.9/1) of CD patients was the same in normal and at-risk populations in SA. Meta-analysis for prevalence of CD in DM, SS, and DS separately in SA is recommended. PMID: 30617375 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - January 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Serum nesfatin-1 and galanin concentrations in the adult with metabolic syndrome. Relationships to insulin resistance and obesity.
Conclusion: Our findings indicated a lower level of nesfatin-1 and a higher level of galanin in patients with MetS, suggesting a role of these neuropeptides in the pathogenesis of this disease. PMID: 30617376 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - January 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Chitinase-3-like protein 1 levels in bipolar disorder.
Conclusion: With acceptable sensitivity and specificity levels, the YKL-40 can be utilized as a marker in the diagnosis and follow-up of BD. PMID: 30617377 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - January 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

Operative outcomes of robotic partial nephrectomy. A report of the first 101 cases from a single center in Saudi Arabia.
Conclusions: The initial experience of robotic partial nephrectomy was associated with a surgical outcome comparable to that reported by higher-volume centers. PMID: 30617378 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Saudi Medical Journal)
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - January 10, 2019 Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research