Hisham M. Mahaba

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This cross sectional study was carried out to assess the nutritional status of medical students and to determine its relation to their life style. The study involved 317 students at, Am Shams University. Anthropometric measurements such as weight, height, mid-arm circumference, triceps skin fold thickness and body mass index were measured. The students(More)
A case control study was carried out to detect the relation between magnesium deficiency and diabetic retinopathy and to study other risk factors for diabetic retinopathy. The study involved 30 cases with diabetic retinopathy, 30 diabetics and 30 non-diabetics with normal retina as controls. Serum magnesium was significantly lower in the diabetic control(More)
We assessed safe injection practices among 1100 health-care workers in 25 health-care facilities in Gharbiya Governorate. Questionnaires were used to collect information and 278 injections were observed using a standardized checklist. There was a lack of infection control policies in all the facilities and a lack of many supplies needed for safe injection.(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the epidemiology and pregnancy outcome of pre-eclampsia at Ain Shams University Hospital for Obstetrics and Gynecology. STUDY DESIGN A case control study involved 995 cases of pre-eclampsia, 227 cases with chronic hypertension and 1375 cases with normal pregnancy delivered during the year 2000 at Ain Shams University Maternity Hospital.(More)
The prevalence of subjects positive for anti-HCV antibodies was studied at Hail region Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The study involved 8862 subjects tested for anti-HCV antibodies at King Khalid General Hospital during the years 1994-Using Elisa, a total prevalence of 5.09% positive subjects was found. The disease is shown to be mainly acquired at school(More)
A prospective study was conducted to develop weight gain charts for healthy Egyptian pregnant women and to determine the relationship between different anthropometric indicators and favorable birth weight. A total of 830 pregnant women were enrolled in the study. The mean total weight gain was 9.3 kg. The velocity growth chart that were developed for weight(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is endemic in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The acquisition of infection occurs early in life. The availability of safe and efficacious vaccines has led to the feasibility of an effective control of HBV infection. This study compares the pattern of HBsAg positivity among selected groups of patients with similar groups in(More)
INTRODUCTION Training of primary health care (PHC) staff, at Hail region, is conducted as a part of a national program for training all PHC staff all over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The program started in Hail region during the year 1412H. The objective of the program was to train all PHC staff, or at least a doctor and a nurse or a midwife in every(More)