Hala A Al-Shaikh

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OBJECTIVES This study aimed to describe the epidemiology of diabetes mellitus over the past two decades in Oman, particularly in terms of its prevalence and incidence. In addition, the study sought to estimate the future incidence of diabetes in Oman. METHODS Three national and three regional surveys conducted between 1991 and 2010 were analysed to obtain(More)
OBJECTIVES The local frequencies of genetic disorders in Oman apart from hemoglobinopathies are largely unknown. The aim of the present study was to evaluate birth prevalence of commonly diagnosed autosomal recessive diseases and to estimate needs and priorities of genetic services. METHODS Analysis of the years 1993-2002 using a hospital-based registry(More)
Permanent neonatal diabetes mellitus (PNDM) caused by homozygous mutations in the glucokinase gene (GCK) is rare and only eight homozygous GCK mutations have been reported so far. Heterozygous GCK mutations cause maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY). We report four patients with growth retardation from two separate families (with three siblings in(More)
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