Hisham E Merdad

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Three hundred and nineteen patients with different types of burns were studied at King Fahd Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia over a 2-year period (December, 1985 to December, 1987). Scalding was the most common cause (56.4 per cent) of burn injuries compared with 41.4 per cent of patients who sustained flame injury; 84.6 per cent of the thermal injuries(More)
OBJECTIVE Caries risk assessment is an important component of clinical practice. The goal of this project was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of two commercially available kits (the Saliva-Check mutans and the Plaque-Check pH kit; GC-America) in distinguishing caries-active from caries-free individuals. The effect of following instructions not to(More)
Breast cancer can be detected by scintimammography using Tc-99m sestamibi (MIBI). The method is highly accurate, sensitive and specific. Histologically, most of the tumors have been adenocarcinomas. We present 2 women with rare breast tumors, primary squamous cell carcinoma and malignant phyllodes tumor. In both, mammography and cytological biopsy were not(More)
OBJECTIVE The Spectra Caries Detection Aid is a fluorescent camera (FC) caries detector device that has been demonstrated to detect occlusal caries extending into dentin with good sensitivity and specificity. This in vitro study examined the diagnostic performance of this device with the goal of defining the numerical reading that best indicates that a(More)
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