Afaf M S Al-Adsani

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OBJECTIVE We studied the clinical epidemiological features of patients with AMI treated at a major hospital in Kuwait. The objectives of the study were to determine (i) personal and clinical characteristics of patients; (ii) prevalence of major risk factors among the patients; and (iii) factors associated with in-hospital morbidity and mortality. METHODS(More)
AIM To investigate the level of diabetes knowledge in a population with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and a high prevalence of illiteracy, to identify the main gaps in the knowledge and to study the determinants of the knowledge score. METHODS This cross-sectional survey involved 24 diabetes clinics and Kuwaiti adults with T2D (n=5114), and used the Michigan(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the impact of the Kuwait Diabetes Care Program on the quality of care provided for diabetic patients in the Primary Health Care setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS The Kuwait Diabetes Care Program developed, published and disseminated clinical practice guidelines, conducted training courses, standards for diabetes care, and introduced a(More)
We conducted a clinical study to assess the pattern of dyslipidaemia in type 2 diabetic patients and to examine the demographic and clinical factors associated with dyslipidaemia. The study population comprised 206 consecutive type 2 diabetic patients attending the out-patient clinic at a major hospital in Kuwait. Clinical history and physical examination(More)
There are no available data about the factors associated with diabetic nephropathy (DN) in Kuwaiti individuals with type 2 diabetes. This study was conducted on 154 consecutive Kuwaiti adults with type 2 diabetes who attended the diabetic out-patient clinic at Al-Sabah Hospital to determine the factors associated with albuminuria among them. Albuminuria was(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to ascertain some epidemiological factors such as sex and consanguinity that may be associated with cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CL +/- CP) in Kuwait as well as to conduct genetic segregation analysis of these families. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION A total of 113 families ascertained through 121 CL +/- CP and CP(More)
In an observational study, we investigated the patient characteristics, frequency and reason for admission in young diabetics (aged 12-30 years) admitted at a major hospital in Kuwait. During the 3-year period, there were 88 evaluable admissions in 59 patients (30 males, 29 females; 34 Kuwaiti nationals, 25 expatriates). Admissions were more frequent in(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the risk factors associated with diabetic retinopathy in Kuwaiti subjects with type 2 diabetes. METHODS Kuwaiti subjects with type 2 diabetes (n=165) attending the Diabetic Clinic at Al-Sabah Hospital, Kuwait between October 2000 and March 2005 were screened for diabetic retinopathy. RESULTS Any diabetic retinopathy was found in(More)