Abduelmula R Abduelkarem

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OBJECTIVES To investigate the habits of use and home storage of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drugs. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A pretested questionnaire was distributed to university students who represented 300 household units in different regions of the northern United Arab Emirates. Household chairs (parents) answered questions on various aspects(More)
BACKGROUND The role of community pharmacists is very important due to their access to primary care patients and expertise. For this reason, the interaction level between pharmacists and patients should be optimized to ensure enhanced delivery of pharmacy services. OBJECTIVE To gauge perceptions and expectations of the public on the role of community(More)
The practice of pharmacy and, consequently, pharmacy curricula have undergone significant changes over the past years in response to a rapidly changing economic, political, and social environment. Within this context, the pharmacist's role had expanded to include more direct interaction with the public in terms of the provision of health information and(More)
The study explored the confusion in diabetes terminology as illustrated by the use of insulin in NIDDM. It is proposed that a new terminology for both types of diabetes be introduced. In order to investigate this proposal, we invited a total of 84 medical professionals to contribute their views via a one-page questionnaire, personally handed to the(More)
Pharmacy practice has passed several rounds of advancements over the past few years. It had changed the traditional positioning criteria of pharmacists as business people into patient-centered healthcare professionals. This worldwide shift is increasingly accumulating pressure on UAE pharmacists to turn up into better level of service providing accompanied(More)
The aim of this study was to provide an overview of the risk factors for acute myocardial infarction in patients attending Tripoli Medical Centre, Libya. Records were reviewed for 622 patients with a mean age of 58.3 (SD 12.9) years. Diabetes mellitus (48.2%), hypertension (35.7%) and smoking (50.6%) were among the risk factors reported. There were 110(More)
BACKGROUND Over-the-counter medications are widely available in pharmacies Their safety profile, however, does not extend to pregnant women. Accordingly, there should be educational programs developed for pregnant women to protect them from the harms of the side effects. AIM This study was planned and designed with the aim of exploring the awareness and(More)
BACKGROUND In many developing countries, pharmacists are facing many challenges while they try to enhance the quality of services provided to patients approaching community pharmacies. OBJECTIVE To explore perception of community pharmacists in Dubai regarding the obstacles to enhanced pharmacy services using a part of the results from a nation-wide(More)
Purpose: To explore the barriers to the practice of pharmacy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Methods: In a questionnaire-based cross-sectional study, 50 questionnaires were distributed to randomly selected pharmacies in Dubai. The questionnaire contained information for collecting data on demographic data, technical-related information, and barriers(More)