Ahmad Al-Shaikh

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Postmenopausal osteoporosis and osteoporosis in elderly men are major health problems, with a significant medical and economic burden. Although osteopenia and osteoporosis are more common locally than in the West, fracture rates are generally less than in Western countries. Vitamin D deficiency is common in the region and contributes adversely to bone(More)
A retrospective study of 22 adult patients with dermatomyositis (DM) or polymyositis (PM) was performed. Male to female ratio was 1:2.7. Mean age of onset was 37.3 +/- (16.3) and symptoms were present for a mean of 11.2 +/- 14.6 months before diagnosis. Primary polymyositis was diagnosed in 11 (50%), primary dermatomyositis in three (13.6%). PM/DM was(More)
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