Ghadeer Khaled Al-Shaikh

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BACKGROUND Maternal exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy is associated with detrimental effects on the mother and the fetus including; impaired fetal growth, low birth weight and preterm delivery. In utero exposure to tobacco is implicated in the etiology of many adults' diseases including obesity, diabetes and hypertension.The objectives of this(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the level of knowledge regarding cervical cancer and the acceptance of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine among Saudi female students in health colleges. METHODS This cross-sectional study of a convenient sample encompassed 1400 students in Health Colleges at Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was(More)
To determine the success rate of vaginal birth after cesarean birth (VBAC) and its outcome when labour was induced compared to spontaneous labour. Prospective cohort study of all women who had lower segment caesarian section (LSCS) in any previous delivery and were admitted for a trial of labour after cesarean between April 2010 and March 2011 at a(More)
Pregnancies complicated by pre-existing diabetes mellitus (PDM) are associated with a high rate of adverse outcomes, including an increased miscarriage rate, preterm delivery, preeclampsia, perinatal mortality and congenital malformations; compared to the background population. The objectives of this study are to determine the prevalence of PDM and to(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the accuracy of the 3D portable ultrasound with catheterization in the assessment of postvoid residual (PVR) urine volume among women in the urogynaecology clinic. METHODS A prospective study was performed, assessing 101 women. After the patient voided four ultrasound (US) assessments were carried out using the BladderScan BVI 3000;(More)
BACKGROUND Low serum vitamin D [25(OH)D] has been associated with different health problems worldwide. However, its causal role in several diseases remains unclear. We aimed to correlate vitamin D status with maternal and neonatal outcomes in pregnant females. METHOD One thousand pregnant women were recruited during early labour from the labour ward of(More)
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most frequent clinical bacterial infections in women, accounting for nearly 25% of all infections. Around 50-60% of women will develop UTIs in their lifetimes. Escherichia coli is the organism that causes UTIs in most patients. Recurrent UTIs (RUTI) are mainly caused by reinfection by the same pathogen. Having(More)
CONTEXT The International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Urinary Incontinence Short Form (ICIQ-UI SF) provides a brief measure of symptoms and impact of urinary incontinence on quality of life. It is suitable for use in clinical practice and research. An Arabic version of the ICIQ-UI SF was translated and validated in Egypt and Syria. AIMS The(More)
To review all cases of genitourinary fistula, their causes, management and outcome. A retrospective chart review of all fistula cases referred to the Urogynecology Department, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from January 2005 to December 2011. Sixteen genitourinary fistula cases were identified; nine (56 %) cases of vesicovaginal fistula,(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity, on the mother and the infant. METHODS A multicentre cohort study was conducted in three hospitals in the city of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. All Saudi women and their babies who delivered in participating hospitals were eligible for recruitment. Data on(More)