Abdullah O. Al-Omair

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A cross-sectional study was carried out to determine the prevalence of iron deficiency among healthy Saudi children from birth to 15 months of age. The groups studied were: newborns, 3-4 months, 5-6 months, 7-8 months, 9-10 months and 12-15 months of age. The age groups were dictated by the vaccination schedule. Serum ferritin was measured and transferrin(More)
Of 215 Saudi children seen with their first febrile convulsion (FC) at the King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, between January 1984 and December 1988, the index FC was simple for 133 children and complex for the remaining 82. History of adverse antecedent factors, particularly perinatal asphyxia, birth injuries and pre-existing neurological deficits,(More)
BACKGROUND Fever is the most common sign of childhood illnesses and febrile children constitute a substantial proportion of the practice of pediatrics and family medicine. OBJECTIVES To highlight the pattern of febrile illnesses in children attending pediatric ambulatory health-care settings. METHODS A one-year prospective study was conducted on febrile(More)
Fifty-one children with the initial attack of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) were studied prospectively to verify the sociodemographic and clinical profile and to compare results with those from other countries. Most children belonged to large families who lived in an urban setting with ready access to medical care. Unlike reports from many developing(More)
A survey of 4498 singleton births of Saudi infants provided information on birth height, gestational age, birth order and socioeconomic status. The average birth height for the Saudi infant was 49.8 centimeters. The study results indicated a linear relationship between birth order and birth height significant at the probability level 0.001. The relationship(More)
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