Eman A Al-Gaai

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BACKGROUND Although informed consent is an integral part of clinical practice, its current doctrine remains mostly a matter of law and mainstream ethics rather than empirical research. There are scarce empirical data on patients' perceived purpose of informed consent, which may include administrative routine/courtesy gesture, simple honest permission,(More)
BACKGROUND The total effect of a medication is the sum of its drug effect, placebo effect (meaning response), and their possible interaction. Current interpretation of clinical trials' results assumes no interaction. Demonstrating such an interaction has been difficult due to lack of an appropriate study design. METHODS 180 adults were randomized to(More)
BACKGROUND Posthumous organ procurement is hindered by the consenting process. Several consenting systems have been proposed. There is limited information on public relative attitudes towards various consenting systems, especially in Middle Eastern/Islamic countries. METHODS We surveyed 698 Saudi Adults attending outpatient clinics at a tertiary care(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional randomized placebo-controlled study design assumes the absence of drug*placebo interaction. We hypothesized the presence of such an interaction and that conventionally estimated drug effect might be biased. The objectives of the study were to determine the drug*placebo interaction effect (main) and compare conventionally estimated(More)
We evaluated the documentation of ethical conduct (obtaining institutional review board approval and consent and following ethical guidelines) of human subject research studies published in Saudi Arabian medical journals between 1979 and 2007. Studies were classified as retrospective, prospective non-interventional, interventional or survey/interview. Of(More)
ference between log-transformed values were within the bioequivalence accepted range of 80 to 125%, namely: 102. Conclusion: The results indicate that the two formulations are both statistically different and equivalent, in the rate and extent of absorption. This may be due to a large sample size in relation to sample variance. INTRODUCTION Gatifloxacin is(More)
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