Emmanuel B Larbi

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is an established nosocomial pathogen, with hospital-based outbreaks occurring worldwide. An increase in MRSA infections without risk factors has been recently documented in several reports. A prospective study was conducted over a 36-month period to determine the prevalence and risk factors for(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We sought to determine the crude incidence rate, patterns, and risk factors associated with different types of stroke in a defined Saudi population. METHODS Records of 500 (342 male, 158 female) consecutive patients with first-ever stroke admitted from December 1982 to June 1992 in a hospital that exclusively serves the Saudi(More)
A stroke registry was established in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia with an estimated population of 750,000 inhabitants of whom 545,000 are Saudi citizens. The register started in July 1989 and ended in July 1993. The Gulf war led to its interruption from August 1990 to August 1991. Four hundred eighty-eight cases (314 males, 174 females) of(More)
The parenteral treatment currently available for cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is painful and potentially exposes patients to serious side effects. Thus, effective, topical therapy would be valuable. We assessed the efficacy of topical 1% clotrimazole and 2% miconazole creams in relation to early healing of lesions in CL in a randomized, double-blind(More)
The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphism, apolipoprotein E (apo epsilon4) gene polymorphism and polymorphism of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) have been shown to be associated with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). To determine the prevalence of these mutations in Saudi patients with ESRD on hemodialysis, we studied the(More)
Hypertension and related complications appear, from clinical impression, to be increasing problems in urban Ghanaians. In early 1973 we conducted a blood pressure survey in 20 rural Ghanaian villages to determine the prevalence of hypertension, in comparison with studies done in Accra residents and black Americans. Rural Ghanaians had mean systolic and(More)
Epidemiological studies have shown a consistent downward trend in the incidence and mortality of stroke in industrialized communities. There are however no reports on the pattern of stroke in Saudi nationals and expatriates in Saudi Arabia. The types and etiologies in 372 subjects (262 Saudis, 110 non-Saudis) are described. Males outnumbered females in the(More)
The records of 99 Saudis (68 males and 31 females) admitted to the King Fahd Hospital of the University (KFHU) over a two-year period were reviewed. There was a male to female ratio of 2.2:1. Eighty-five (86%) patients were above 44 years old. All the patients under 44 years old were males. The major predisposing factors identified were hypertension (65%),(More)