Abdullah Salem Al-Jarallah

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to determine the parental knowledge of bacterial endocarditis prophylaxis (BEP). METHODS Parents of 205 patients attending the Pediatric Cardiology Clinics at King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, King Fahad University Hospital, Al-Khobar and Prince Sultan Cardiac Center, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from July 1999(More)
Limb girdle muscular dystrophy type 2 (LGMD2) is a genetically heterogeneous autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in 15 known genes. DNA sequencing of all candidate genes can be expensive and laborious, whereas a selective sequencing approach often fails to provide a molecular diagnosis. We aimed to efficiently identify pathogenic mutations via(More)
Six patients (4 boys and 2 girls) with hemiconvulsion-hemiplegia-epilepsy (HHE) syndrome are described. They had prolonged seizures, lasting from 30 min to 12 h, at ages 1–4 years. These took the form of hemiconvulsion in three of the children and generalized tonic–clonic seizures in the others, being preceded by hemifacial twitching or head and eye(More)
BACKGROUND It is speculated that parents' consanguinity status effects the pattern of congenital heart defects (CHDs). In this study the CHD pattern in children with Down's syndrome (DS) was determined in a Saudi population with a high consanguineous marriage rate and compared with historical cohorts from populations with low prevalence of parental(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to determine how Saudi medical trainees in Canada perceive their training programs with regards to educational, ethnic and socio-cultural issues, and if different factors such as the chosen field of training, place or level of training make any difference to this perception. SUBJECTS AND METHODS All Saudi residents in(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the role of cardiac diseases as a risk factor for stroke in a cohort of Saudi children who were evaluated in a retrospective and prospective study. METHODS Children with cardiac diseases were identified from within a cohort of 104 Saudi children who presented with stroke. They were seen as inpatients in the Pediatric Wards or(More)
Tyrosinemia type 1 (TT1) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by deficiency of the enzyme fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase (FAH). TT1 usually presents in infancy with features suggestive of liver disease or with sepsis-like symptoms. We report two Saudi siblings with TT1. Case 1 was a male infant who presented at 2 months old with fever, vomiting and(More)
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a rare entity that affects children as well as adults. This is a genetic disorder that can be inherited and whose hallmark is fibrofatty replacement of ventricular muscle, especially of the right side, with ventricular arrhythmias and progressive heart failure. We describe a case of an 11-year-old(More)
Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) is an electrocardiographic diagnosis based on a short PR interval with the presence of a delta wave, but it can mimic a variety of electrocardiographic conditions. We present a 6 year old Saudi female whose WPW was easily mistaken as a left bundle branch block. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, or as frequently abbreviated(More)
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