Afaf M. Mohamed

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OBJECTIVE The goal was to test the hypothesis that intubated infants positioned on their sides would be less likely to contract bacterial colonization in their tracheae, compared with those positioned supine. METHODS We conducted a prospective, randomized, controlled trial with 60 intubated infants; 30 infants were positioned supine (supine group), and 30(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the nutritional status, to screen for the presence of malnutrition, and to study the possible risk factors associated with malnutrition in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). METHODS A retrospective cross-sectional review of medical records of all diagnosed CF patients in the Pediatric Department, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama,(More)
Intestinal lymphangiectasia (IL) is a rare disease characterized by dilatation of intestinal lymphatics. It can be classified as primary or secondary according to the underlying etiology. The clinical presentations of IL are pitting edema, chylous ascites, pleural effusion, acute appendicitis, diarrhea, lymphocytopenia, malabsorption, and intestinal(More)
OBJECTIVE To review clinical presentations, diagnosis, response to treatment, and outcome of infants with neonatal hemochromatosis (NH). METHODS This is a retrospective review of all cases admitted to the Pediatric Department at Salmaniya Medical Center, Manama, Bahrain between March 2008 and May 2011. The diagnosis was based on serum iron and ferritin,(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to determine the prevalence of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency among infants with neonatal indirect hyperbilirubinemia (NIH); compare G6PD-deficient and G6PD-normal patients regarding hyperbilirubinemia and need for exchange transfusions (ET); and assess risk factors for ET and kernicterus. METHODS This is a(More)
Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine disorder that affects 6% to 10% of women of reproductive age. The primary markers of the syndrome are irregular or absent menstrual cycles, increased androgen production, male-pattern hair growth, and abnormal ovarian morphology. Aim of the study: Aim of the study was to evaluate of the(More)
The aim of this review is to define the incidence of renal dysfunction among pediatric liver transplant (LT) survivors, to identify the associated risk factors and to outline the therapeutic options. Renal dysfunction is a common problem after pediatric LT. The measured glomerular filtration rate is considered the "gold-standard" for assessment of renal(More)
دق ،ردان ضرم نع ةرابع ةيوعلما ةيوافميللا تاونقلا عسوت اذهل ةيريرسلا ضورعلا .ةيوناث بابسأ نع جتني وأ يلوأ نوكي بابصنلإا ،يسوليكلا ءاقستسلإاو ،ةيعابطنلإا ةمذولا يه ضرلما مدلا تايرك صقن ،لاهسلإا ،دالحا ةيدودلا ةدئازلا باهتلإ ،يبنلجا صيخشت نكيم .يوعلما دادسنلإاو صاصتملإا ءوس ،تايوافمللا جلاعلا .يوعلما راظنلماب ةذوخألما ةنيعلا صحف قيرط نع ضرلما ىدم توافت عم(More)
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