Abdulrahman Saud Al-Arfaj

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Purpose To evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of infliximab therapy for refractory uveitis associated with Behçet’s disease (BD). Methods We prospectively enrolled six patients who failed to respond to conventional immunosuppressive treatment. Infliximab infusions (5 mg/kg) were administered at weeks 0, 2, 6, and then every 8 weeks. The outcome(More)
OBJECTIVE To find out the relationship between radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, generalized OA and serum cholesterol. METHODS Over a period of 7 months from September 1998 through to March 1999, 246 patients attending 14 primary care clinics in Northern Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for different non-musculoskeletal complaints were(More)
Silica and silicate may disturb immune function such as autoimmunity and tumour immunity. The main objective of this study was to examine the relation between sodium silicate and induction of autoimmunity in genetically susceptible rats. In this study, thirty Brown Norway rats were randomised into four treatment groups, the first and second group receiving(More)
We present a series of 14 Saudi patients diagnosed to have adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD). The clinical and laboratory pattern of AOSD in our series is more or less similar to that in other reported series, apart from having lower cardiac and pulmonary involvement than western series. The disease course was relatively benign, with only half the cases(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of musculoskeletal (MSK) pain in Al-Qaseem province in central Saudi Arabia. METHODS Over a period of 18 months extending from September 1993 through to the end of February 1995, a house-to-house survey was conducted in Al-Qaseem province and included 5,894 adults asking regarding musculoskeletal pain. RESULTS We(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of back pain in the adult population of Al-Qaseem Central Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and to find associated features and factors. METHODS A house-to-house survey covering 1,000 household in the towns and villages of Al-Qaseem province was carried out over a period of 18 months extending(More)
The objective of this prospective study was to determine the prevalence of hyperuricemia and gout in a sample of Saudi individuals and their relationship to certain risk factors, namely, obesity, serum glucose, triglycerides, cholesterol, age, and sex. A total of 487 Saudis (250 males and 237 females) from 14 primary care clinics were interviewed, examined,(More)
OBJECTIVE Although systemic lupus erythematosus of varying severity has been seen in our clinics, there is no information regarding the prevalence of the disease among Saudi nationals. We conducted this study to determine the prevalence of systemic lupus erythematosus in Al-Qaseem region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. METHODS A community survey of towns(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of clinical osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in Al-Qaseem, a central province in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). METHODS A house to house survey of randomly selected inhabitants of Al-Qaseem, KSA was conducted. A total of 10,406 persons were interviewed of whom 5,894 were above the age of 16(More)
OBJECTIVE To find out the effect of combining allopurinol with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on carrageenan-induced rat paw edema. METHODS The study was carried out at the College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, over the period 1999 to 2000. Male wistar rats were randomly divided into 12-16 rats in each group.(More)