Angham N Al-Mutair

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In most developing countries, nutritional rickets is a major health problem. The aim of this study was to explore the magnitude of nutritional rickets among Saudi infants, and the various clinical presentations, as well as to address the possible operating risk factors behind the disease. We carried out a retrospective study at King Abdulaziz Medical(More)
BACKGROUND A newborn with ambiguous genitalia needs prompt evaluation to detect life-threatening conditions (e.g., salt-losing crisis in congenital adrenal hyperplasia [CAH]) and gender assignment. Sex assignment in these children continues to be a challenging diagnostic and therapeutic problem. We studied the causes and characteristics of ambiguous(More)
Ten patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and growth failure were treated with recombinant human growth hormone (GH) for 1 to 3 years at a dosage of 0.57 IU/kg/wk. All the patients had been on prednisone at a mean dosage of 4.12 mg p.o. daily. GH was low in one patient, two patients had a borderline level and seven patients had adequate response(More)
Puberty is the gradual transition period between childhood and adulthood. Many factors may contribute to the onset of puberty. The objective of the study was to determine the age of onset of secondary pubertal characteristics among Saudi Arabian girls. A cross-sectional study was conducted using a cluster sample design. Seven hundred and twenty-five(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) is a major cause of persistent hypoglycemia and brain damage. Therapeutic strategies to avoid near total pancreatectomy in patients who are unresponsive to maximum doses of diazoxide and octreotide remain to be identified, although sirolimus, a mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor, has been used(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical, ophthalmological, endocrinological and radiological features of 10 Saudi children with the syndrome of septo-optic dysplasia and hypothalamic hypopituitarism. METHODS All patients underwent complete ophthalmological and endocrinological evaluation at the Pediatric Endocrine Clinics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and(More)
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