Abdulkarim M. Al-Momen

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An unusual case of bilateral femoral nerve compression caused by iliacus hematomas in a patient on anti-coagulant therapy is herein reported with special reference to the comparative diagnostic value of ultrasonography, computerized tomorgraphy, and magnetic resonance imaging. The importance of early surgical decompression is also emphasized.
Management of patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) refractory to standard treatment is difficult. Recent studies show that rituximab, a chimeric anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, is useful in the treatment of ITP. We retrospectively studied 24 patients who received 29 rituximab treatments for relapsed or refractory ITP. Patients had received a median of(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine pulmonary function, dyspnea and exercise capacity in adult Saudi sickle cell disease (SCD) patients. METHODS The patients were recruited from the hematology clinic at King Khalid University Hospital in Riyadh from January to December 2005. The study involved 39 patients with stable SCD (20 women and 19 men), with a mean age of(More)
OBJECTIVE Cardiovascular complications in sickle cell disease (SCD) have been well documented but cardiac involvement in Saudi patients with SCD is not known. We sought to identify cardiac abnormalities by echocardiography in adolescent and adult Saudi patients with stable SCD. METHODS Sixty-five consecutive patients with SCD followed at King Khalid(More)
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) is commonly encountered in daily clinical practice. After diagnosis, its management frequently carries significant challenges to the clinical practitioner. Treatment of VTE with the inappropriate modality and/or in the inappropriate setting may lead to serious(More)
OBJECTIVE This is a retrospective analysis of the clinical and laboratory features of 17 cases of factor XIII deficiency that were followed in tertiary care hospitals in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, over 20 years. Cases were referred to these hospitals from other health care centers in the country. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 17(More)
قيمعلا ديرولا طلتج اهيف ابم ةيديرولا ةيعولأا دادسناو طلتج دعي ةيريرسلا ةسراملما يف ةعئاشلا ضارملأا نم ةيوئرلا تاطللجاو هذه ةلجاعمو مكحتلا نوكي ام اًبلاغ صيخشتلا دعبو .ةيمويلا ينيحصلا ينسراملما اهجاوي يتلا ةبعصلا تايدحتلا نم تلاالحا ريغلا ةقيرطلاب ةقيمعلا ةدرولأا طلتج جلاع يدؤي دقو .اًيموي دق ةريطخ تافعاضم ىلإ بسانم ريغلا ناكلما يف وأ ةبسانم ةيبرعلا ةكلملما(More)
Sickle cell anaemia (SCA) exhibits significant variations in clinical presentation in different populations for which several genetic factors including SCA-associated α-and β-thalassaemias, G-6-PD deficiency and elevated Hb F level have been implicated as possible ameliorating factors. Saudi Arabia is unique in that mild and severe forms of the disease(More)
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