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During a nine-month period (1974-75), 1,050 students (846 male, 204 female) at Ain Shams University, Cairo, attended the Student Health Centre. Fifty-two per cent were referred there by their general practitioners, 5 per cent by their families and 3 per cent through their faculties; the remainder (41 per cent) were self-referred. Male patients represented(More)
We investigated the association between inflammatory trachoma in children aged 1-5 and environmental and sociodemographic risk factors in a rural Nile Delta hamlet. Inflammatory trachoma clustered in households, emphasising the child-to-child nature of transmission in the hamlet. Multiple logistic regression analysis revealed three factors predicting(More)
Five hundred and sixteen final-year non-consulting medical students were studied as to the occurrence of different degrees of suicidal feelings. A total of 12.6% reported some degree of suicidal feelings during the past year. Responses ranged along a continuum such that subjects reporting the more intense feelings also reported the less intense feelings. In(More)
AIMS To develop a computer processable algorithm, capable of running automated searches of routine data that flag miscoded and misclassified cases of diabetes for subsequent clinical review. METHOD Anonymized computer data from the Quality Improvement in Chronic Kidney Disease (QICKD) trial (n = 942,031) were analysed using a binary method to assess the(More)
A random sample of 100 new patients referred consecutively to the psychiatric hospital was assessed using the Arabic translation of the PSE. An abstract form was designed to include all PSE scores as well as the necessary extra data to make ICD-9, ICD-10, and DSM-III-R diagnoses. Kappa correlation was calculated for inter-rater and intra-rater reliability.(More)
AIMS To conduct a service evaluation of usability and utility on-line clinical audit tools developed as part of a UK Classification of Diabetes project to improve the categorisation and ultimately management of diabetes. METHOD We conducted the evaluation in eight volunteer computerised practices all achieving maximum pay-for-performance (P4P) indicators(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Little is known about the role of Chlamydia trachomatis in the etiology of tubal factor infertility and ectopic pregnancy in Egypt. GOAL OF THIS STUDY To assess the association between past chlamydial infection, tubal factor infertility, and ectopic pregnancy in an Egyptian population. STUDY DESIGN This report consists of two(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the dental health status of Saudi schoolboys in an urban city in the southwestern region of Saudi Arabia, and to investigate the association of dental caries with wasting and stunted growth. PATIENTS AND METHODS A two-stage stratified random sample of 959 schoolboys representative of the 6 to 13 year-old(More)