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OBJECTIVE To determine the proportion of pre-hypertension and hypertension in college students in Kuwait and their related risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 803, randomly selected students aged 17 to 23 years (346 male, 457 female) from different colleges in Kuwait, were included in the study between 2009 and 2010. Systolic and diastolic(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the life style and dietary habits of school students and the prevalence of some nutritional problems. METHODS We conducted this study in Abha city during the scholastic year 2000. A two-stage random sample was used to select the students. The sample consisted of 767 male and female students in different grades of education. A(More)
AIM To compare different variables among (S)CID patients diagnosed in the USA and Kuwait. METHODS Review of patients registered in The US Immune Deficiency Network registry or Kuwait National PID Registry between 2004 and 2014. RESULTS Totals of 98 and 69 (S)CID patients were registered during the study period in the USIDNET registry and the KNPIDR,(More)
INTRODUCTION Warfarin is widely used in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) because it is effective in reducing thromboembolic complications. However, it has a narrow safe therapeutic window. We aimed to examine the frequency of maintaining this therapeutic window in daily practice. METHODS We enrolled consecutive patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical audit can be of valuable assistance to any program which aims to improve the quality of health care and its delivery. Yet without a coherent strategy aimed at evaluating audits' effectiveness, valuable opportunities will be overlooked. Clinical audit projects are required as a part of the formative assessment of trainees in the Family(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of plasmodium falciparum infection in parturient women in Central Sudan where malaria transmission is mesoendemic. The purpose of this paper is to find out the prevalence of malaria parasitemia and the risk of anemia among parturient women and to suggest appropriate strategies to lower their(More)
A retrospective review was conducted on patients who had cervical cerclage performed because of suspected cervical incompetence over a 7-year period to assess the outcome of pregnancy and complications resulting from the cerclage. Other factors that could affect the outcome and complications were also assessed. Out of 196 patients who had the operation, 154(More)
OBJECTIVE To audit physicians' adherence to the local antibiotic policy guidelines in government hospitals in Kuwait. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was a retrospective review of patient records in nine hospitals between July 1 and December 31, 2008. Clinical notes and medication charts of the latest hospital admissions were checked for antibiotic(More)
OBJECTIVE The study was undertaken to compare the frequencies of the various types of malignant neoplasms affecting females in the Asir Region of Saudi Arabia during the years 1996-1998, to the experience of a previous report (1987 to 1989) in the same population with rapid advancing health care services. METHODS A retrospective descriptive approach was(More)
Recurrent strokes are more likely to be disabling or fatal than first ever strokes. The aim of the study is to evaluate transthoracic echocardiographic (TTE) and clinical predictors in patients with first versus those with recurrent ischemic strokes. A prospective observational comparative study of 217 patients admitted with ischemic strokes who were in(More)