Issam Merdan

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We aimed to: describe the level of knowledge of diabetic patients about the disease, show the relationship between demographic variables (age, sex and education) and level of knowledge and reveal the relationship between knowledge and management-related behaviour of diabetics. We found that a majority of diabetic patients (90.0%) had poor knowledge about(More)
We studied 300 randomly chosen diabetic patients to assess their behaviours in relation to management of their disease. The majority had very good compliance with regular periodic check-ups (97.0%), urine and blood screening for sugar (94.3% and 96.0% respectively), adherence to the prescribed medicines (78.3%) and foot-care practices (75.0%). However,(More)
Shoulder pain, apparently specific to laparoscopic surgery is one of the early post-laparoscopic symptoms related to residual CO2 used for pneumoperitoneum and remaining in the abdomen after the operation. This study was conducted to observe the efficacy of active gas suctioning to decrease the residual CO2 for preventing post-laparoscopic shoulder pain.(More)
The present work aims to study the relation between patient's health beliefs and psychological perception and demographic variables. The same subjects and methods applied in part I and II was adopted. It was found that a minority (1.7%) had a weak overall perceived susceptibility. However the rest were categorized as having either moderate (36.3%) or strong(More)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become a standard technique for gallbladder surgery of symptomatic cholelithiasis. However, pain is the dominant complaint after this surgical procedure. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of long acting local anesthetic (Bupivacaine), infiltrated at port sites in amelioration of pain following laparoscopic(More)
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