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BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolic disease (VTED) prophylaxis is a key strategy in reducing preventable deaths in medical inpatients. We assessed compliance with internationally published guidelines for VTED prophylaxis in at-risk medical patients before and 1 month after an educational intervention to enhance compliance with such guidelines. RESULTS One(More)
We present the case of a 54-year old woman referred to our service with an unusual presentation of an under-diagnosed condition. A life-long non-smoker, she was referred to respiratory services by our emergency department with a left sided pneumothorax, progressive dyspnoea on exertion, and recurrent chest infections. Subsequent investigation yielded(More)
  • I Sulaiman
  • Saudi journal of kidney diseases and…
  • 1997
Pregnancy is an infrequent event in women at child bearing age who are on chronic dialysis therapy. To evaluate the incidence and the various therapeutic interventions on the outcome of pregnancy we studied 80 women on chronic hemodialysis. There were six pregnancies in five patients over six years of follow up (1988 -1994). To reduce the risk factors(More)
Sarcoidosis of the upper respiratory tract (SURT) is rare but well documented. We present a patient whose first presentation with sarcoidosis was with dysphonia, upper airways obstruction and severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) . Systemic steroids and hydroxycholoroquine led to improvement in phonation, endoscopic appearance and upper airway obstruction(More)
Endoscopic ultrasound with fine-needle aspiration and biopsy (EUS-FNAB) is well established in diagnosing and staging lung cancer in patients with mediastinal adenopathy. EUS-FNAB is highly sensitive, less invasive and has lower complication rates when compared to surgical staging of mediastinal nodes. In this study we describe our experience of EUS-FNAB in(More)
Fifty Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM) patients undergoing surgery under epidural anaesthesia were studied. All patients received dextrose 5% infusion at 100 ml/hr from the period of fasting until upon arrival to the operation room. Patients were randomly divided into two groups. Patients in Group 1 (n=25) received normal saline while(More)
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