A H al-Wabel

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Symptoms and chest x-ray findings in 28 diabetics and 38 non diabetics with pulmonary tuberculosis were compared. The two groups of patients were age and sex-matched. There was no statistical difference in respiratory or constitutional symptoms between the two groups. Distribution of chest x-ray involvement including cavitary disease was again similar in(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical presentation, endoscopic features and prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in duodenal ulcer (DU) patients in southern Saudi Arabia, located 3150 m above sea level, and to compare results with those from low altitude regions of the Kingdom. METHODS Prospective study of patients with proven DU referred for upper(More)
Thirty-nine febrile and 37 afebrile patients with pulmonary tuberculosis were compared. Fever was defined as oral temperature of more than 37.2_C. Afebrile status on chemotherapy was presumed to have been achieved if patients remained without fever for at least seven consecutive days. Both groups were given short-course supervised chemotherapy in hospital(More)
The Mantoux test was performed on 75 Saudi and Yemeni patients with pulmonary tuberculosis using 2TU of PPD-RT23; 82.7% of these patients had a positive skin test. It was also noted that, contrary to findings in the West, old age does not seem to affect the Mantoux reaction adversely. 9 patients had a non-significant reaction and using the 3-step(More)
OBJECTIVES to study the incidence of hospitalisation, causes, and outcomes of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (AUGIB) in southern Saudi Arabia. DESIGN AND METHODS prospective study of patients admitted with AUGIB to a large district hospital in Abha City, southern Saudi Arabia, between 1991 and 1993. All patients had upper endoscopy within 24 hours(More)
The frequency of Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection in 208 patients with upper gastrointestinal tract symptoms from the Southern Province of Saudi Arabia was studied prospectively. The occurrence of HP was documented histologically and using a rapid urease test in antral endoscopic biopsies. Our results showed that 82.2% of the 208 patients included were(More)
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