Ibrahim M. Gosadi

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OBJECTIVE To examine mechanisms by which consanguinity might increase the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in a Saudi population. METHODOLOGY 362 adult male participants were recruited, 179 were T2D patients and 183 healthy siblings. T2D severity was assessed in patients by recording age at diagnosis. In healthy subjects, diabetes risk was studied by(More)
OBJECTIVES To create a food frequency questionnaire specifically designed to capture the dietary habits of Saudis and test its validity and reliability. Methods: This investigation is a longitudinal, test-retest study conducted in King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia between December 2015 and March 2016. A list of 140 food items was(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether healthy foods in Saudi Arabia cost more compared with less healthy options. METHOD This is a cross-sectional study conducted in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during June and July 2015. The study targeted well-known market chains in the city of Riyadh. The selection of food items was purposive to include healthy and less healthy(More)
During the Hajj season 2014, several public health measures were applied by the Ministry of Health at Prince Mohammed International Airport in Almedinah. However, several operational defects affected the provision of preventive health services for passengers and airport workers. This study aims to evaluate the applied public health emergency system at the(More)
نب دمحم ريملأا راطم يف ينلماعلا كولسو ةفرعم مييقت :فادهلأا للاخ راطلماب ةذفنلما ةماعلا ةحصلا ئراوطو تايلآ نع يلودلا زيزعلادبع .م2014 ماعلا جح مسوم نب دمحم ريملأا راطم يف ةيعلاطتسلاا ةساردلا هذه تيرجأُ :ةقيرطلا ءانثأ كلذو ةيدوعسلا ةيبرعلا ةكلملما ،ةرونلما ةنيدلما ،يلودلا زيزعلادبع عمج تم دقل .م2014 ربمتبس ىلإ سطسغأ نم ةرتفلا للاخ جلحا مسوم دقو .ةيصخشلا(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability around the world. Management based on Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF) guidelines is widely accepted and thought to improve outcome. The objectives of this systematic review are to give an overview of adherence to the BTF guidelines, describe factors influencing adherence, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to assess the potential relationships among happiness, physical activity, and smoking initiation among undergraduate medical students in Saudi Arabia. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional study of randomly selected first- to fifth-year undergraduate medical students. Smoking initiation was defined as "ever trying smoking a(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the knowledge and behavior of workers at a Saudi airport regarding public health emergency measures applied during Hajj season. METHODS This study is a cross-sectional study conducted at the Prince Mohammed International Airport in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Saudi Arabia between August and September 2014. Data were collected by(More)
 Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a combination of factors that increases the risk of cardiovascular atherosclerotic diseases including diabetes, obesity, dyslipidemia, and high blood pressure. Cardiovascular diseases are one of the leading causes of death in the adult Saudi population where the increase in cardiovascular-related mortality is augmented by the(More)
Outbreaks of influenza epidemics are common but influenza vaccination is sub-optimal among the healthcare staff including the medical students. The study aims to assess the rate of vaccine uptake among medical students, its associated barriers and levels of awareness. A cross sectional study was done at a University Hospital in Saudi Arabia on 421 medical(More)