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The prevalence and possible risk factors for anaemia were investigated in 744 pregnant Sudanese women attending the antenatal clinic of New Halfa teaching hospital, eastern Sudan between October 2003 and April 2004. Of those, 466 (62.6%) had anaemia (haemoglobin [Hb]: <11 gm/dl); 52.4% had mild anaemia (Hb: 9.0-10.9 gm/dl); 8.1% had moderate anaemia (Hb:(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnant women are more susceptible to malaria, which is associated with serious adverse effects on pregnancy. The presentation of malaria during pregnancy varies according to the level of transmission in the area. Our study aimed to demonstrate the prevalence and risk factors for malaria (age, parity and gestational age) among pregnant women of(More)
In order to examine further the role of cultural and environmental factors in human manual preference, two surveys were undertaken in students from Ivory Coast and Sudan. In the first study (Abidjan, Ivory Coast) 382 secondary students, ages 12 to 22, answered a 20-item manual preference questionnaire. The observed frequency of left-hand preference was(More)
OBJECTIVES Complaints of the arms, neck, and shoulders in general and computer-related disorders in particular affect many office workers in economically developed countries. However, with the increased use of computer systems in developing countries, the associated musculoskeletal symptoms and risk factors are yet to be investigated. The study investigates(More)
INTRODUCTION Few reports about the prevalence and genetic basis of extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) are available from Saudi Arabia. We sought to determine the prevalence of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae in a university hospital in eastern Saudi Arabia and to characterize the ESBLs produced by these isolates at the molecular level. (More)
Heel ulceration, on average, costs 1.5 times more than metatarsal ulceration. The aim of this study was to analyze the determinant factors of healing in diabetic patients with heel ulcers and the late outcomes at Jabir Abu Eliz Diabetic Centre Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan. Data were collected prospectively for 96 of 100 diabetic patients presenting with heel(More)
Thyroid storm causes serious alterations in cardiac parameters. These include an increase in resting heart rate, myocardial contractility and a predisposition to arrhythmias. As the result, most patients with thyroid storm experienced cardiovascular manifestations. The most common arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation and supraventricular tachycardia, however,(More)
AIMS The aim was to compare Eastern, Makkah, and Asir regions in term of residents' perception of the achievement of training objectives, and to assess various rotations based on residents' perception. SETTINGS AND DESIGN This cross-sectional study was done among family medicine residents in the Eastern, Makkah, and Asir regions. METHODOLOGY A(More)
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