Kandasamy Ravichandran

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We describe the patterns of cancer incidence for common cancers in Gulf Cooperation Council countries during 1998-2001. A total of 32,291 cases of cancer were diagnosed (16,342 in males; 15,949 in females). Male preponderance was observed only in Saudi Arabia and Oman. The age-standardized incidence of all malignancies per 100,000 in both sexes was highest(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine self-reported knowledge, attitude, and preventive practices on cancer among Saudis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data was collected from Saudis aged 15 years or more, who attended one of the randomly selected 20 Primary Health Centers (PHC) or the four major private hospitals located in the Riyadh region, either as patients or their escorts.(More)
BACKGROUND Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world, with an estimated number of 1.3 million new cases as of 2002. This is the first report from the countries that comprise the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS All the primary lung cancer cases registered in the Gulf Center for Cancer Registration during 1998 to 2001 were used(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the patterns of cleft lip and/or cleft palate in Saudi Arabia from data collected at a tertiary care hospital. DESIGN AND SETTING King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh. PATIENTS All the cleft lip and/or cleft palate patients registered in the Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Registry from June 1999 to(More)
Nonunion of intertrochanteric fractures is uncommon but its effects are disabling. We describe a modification of the medial displacement and valgus osteotomy of Dimon and Hughston (1967) which we used in seven fractures, six of which united within 16 weeks. Postoperatively, hip function was good. The method provides good initial stability, a source of(More)
BACKGROUND Earlier studies on cancer knowledge/awareness from Saudi Arabia have been few and mostly limited to knowledge of and attitude towards breast cancer. The objectives of the present cross sectional study were to determine the levels of knowledge concerning cancer and to identify associated factors. METHODS This study was carried out among 1,407(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the burden and risk of oral cancer in Saudi Arabia and highlight differences between regions. METHODS Using the National Cancer Registry Saudi Arabia, data was collated on numbers of cases of oral cancer (1996-1998) by site, age group, gender and region, plus relative frequencies of all cancer cases. Using Globocan, age-standardised(More)
This article presents the incidence of female breast cancer in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and reviews the data in relation to established reproductive factors. Overall 4480 female breast cancer cases were diagnosed during 1998-2002 among GCC country nationals. Breast cancer was the most common malignancy in all GCC countries, ranging from(More)
BACKGROUND Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is an uncommon, potentially fatal, hyperinflammatory syndrome that may rarely complicate the clinical course of disseminated Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). The clinical course of tuberculosis-associated HLH (TB-HLH) has been reported to be unpredictable. MATERIALS AND METHODS Here we describe the(More)
Breast cancer is the most frequent tumor among Saudi women, accounting to 19.8% of female cancers. The present study was conducted to determine 5-year survival for all cases of invasive breast cancer that occurred during 1994-96 in the province of Riyadh (n=316). The overall observed survival probability of the study population at 1, 3 and 5 years was(More)