Emmanuel Tettey Larbi

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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)
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)
We report our observations in 427 stroke patients (305 Saudis, 122 non-Saudis with an age range of 14 months to 85 years) seen in a tertiary hospital in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia over an 8-year period. Of these patients, 115 (27%) were between 18 and 45 years old, and constituted the "young stroke patients" for this study. The hospital frequency(More)
The retrospective analysis of hematological data on 500 consecutive Saudi patients (342;158F) (mean age 63 +/- 17 yrs) with stroke whose composition was: large infarctions 260 (52%); lacunar infarctions 121 (24.2%), intracerebral hemorrhage 107 (21.2%) and subarachnoid hemorrhage 12 (2.4%), showed that RBC (5.2 +/- 1.9 x 10(12)/L), Hb (143 +/- 21 g/l) and(More)
Traditional atherosclerosis risk factors cannot elucidate the increased prevalence of cardiovascular events in end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients on hemodialysis. A previous study has indicated a strong association of the PI(A1/A2) polymorphism with myocardial infarction, diabetes and renal allograft rejection. In this investigation, we determined the(More)
We report our experience of stroke in 136 young adults aged from 18 to 45 years seen in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia over a 10-year period. They constituted 25% of all our stroke cases. Thirty-eight percent were Saudi nationals and 62% expatriates. Males largely outnumbered females. The frequency of cerebral infarction (54%) was not very different(More)
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) remains the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Mortality rates associated with CAD have shown an exceptional increase particularly in fast developing economies like the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Over the past twenty years, CAD has become the leading cause of death in KSA and has reached epidemic proportions. This rise(More)
OBJECTIVE Just as HIV prevention programs need to be tailored to the local epidemic, so should evaluations be country-owned and country-led to ensure use of those results in decision making and policy. The objective of this paper is to describe the process undertaken in Ghana to develop a national evaluation plan for the Ghana national strategy for key(More)
The angiographic findings in 100 Saudi patients with carotid ischemic cerebrovascular disease (CVD) (transient ischemic attacks (TIA) or strokes) were retrospectively reviewed. These patients were representative of all patients with similar disorders in the terms of sex, frequency of diabetes mellitus and ischemic heart disease. They were, however,(More)
A randomized, crossover trial was carried out on the effect of moderate sodium reduction on red-blood-cell sodium metabolism. The participants were healthy high school students (mean age = 16 years, n = 33). Changes in sodium-lithium countertransport and intracellular sodium concentration were evaluated 24 days after a decrease in dietary sodium from(More)
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