K. M. Al-Zahrani

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OBJECTIVES to assess physicians' and patients' views in Saudi Arabia (KSA) towards involving the patient versus the family in the process of diagnosis disclosure and decision-making, and to compare them with views from the USA and Japan. DESIGN A self-completion questionnaire (used previously to study these issues in Japan and the USA) was translated to(More)
OBJECTIVE To review all cases of miliary tuberculosis (MT) over a period of 7 years in a Saudi Arabian population, to determine the clinical and laboratory characteristics and diagnostic methods, and to compare our data with others reported in the literature. DESIGN A retrospective case review. RESULTS Of 780 cases of active tuberculosis seen over(More)
Fifteen cases of long oblique/spiral fractures of the shaft of the proximal phalanx of the fingers treated by open reduction, cerclage wire fixation and immediate postoperative mobilisation were studied prospectively. Twelve patients presented early (within 24 hour of injury) and the remaining three cases were treated initially elsewhere by closed reduction(More)
There is debate regarding the most common fracture type at the base of the proximal phalanx of the fingers in children prior to closure of the epiphysis. In total, 100 consecutive children presenting with 103 fractures were included in a prospective study and their X-rays were reviewed by a consultant musculoskeletal radiologist. The study included 61 boys(More)
This paper reviews burns that occur because of specific social habits and traditions; religious beliefs and activities; social events and festivals; and traditional medical practices. A literature review did not reveal any article that specifically reviews such burns. These injuries are not only interesting (being nation-specific) but are also important(More)
In this paper, an adaptive inverse control with internal model control (IMC) structure is proposed and implemented on a robotic arm manipulator system. The plant is stabilized using a simple lead-lag controller and the inverse of the plant is estimated using normalized least mean square (nLMS) algorithm. Radial base transfer function is used as an input(More)
There is disagreement in the literature about the most common fracture type at the base of the proximal phalanx of the thumb in children below the age of adolescence. In this prospective study, 58 consecutive children aged 10 years or less with isolated fractures of the base of the proximal phalanx of the thumb were included and their radiographs were(More)
INTRODUCTION A delayed foreign body reaction to polypropylene sutures has not been previously reported following tendon repair. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 12-year old boy underwent tendon transfer. Tendon repair was done using polypropylene sutures. Five months later, a slowly growing granuloma was seen at the tendon repair site. Skin testing did not show an(More)