Khalid A. J. Al Khaja

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This nationwide study was conducted to assess the extent of adherence of primary-care physicians to the World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended guidelines on the use of oral rehydration therapy (ORT), antimicrobials, and prescribing of other drugs used in treating symptoms of acute diarrhoea in Bahrain. A questionnaire-based, cross-sectional survey was(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the influence of medical training on the knowledge, attitude and practice of self-medication by medical students. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This was a cross-sectional, descriptive study. A self-developed, pre-validated questionnaire containing open-ended and close-ended items was used for data collection. Medical students in the 2nd and(More)
A nationwide, primary care-based prescription audit in infants to determine the prescribing pattern and prescribing errors of topical corticosteroid preparations in Bahrain. Prescriptions dispensed for infants were collected for two successive weeks from 20 primary-care health centres. Among 2282 out of 102,084 prescriptions (2.2%) dispensed for infants,(More)
The aim of this study is to determine the antipsychotic prescribing pattern and the prevalence of concurrent anticholinergic prescribing in a psychiatric referral hospital. A retrospective audit of prescriptions issued for outpatients was carried out at the Psychiatric Hospital, the only facility that provides psychiatric services for both inpatients and(More)
Medical tourism is the practice of patients seeking health care services from an area outside their home country. In recent years, medical tourism has rapidly grown for the following reasons: (a) inadequate access to health care services at home country; (b) the treatment is not covered by health insurance providers; (c) the service is available at a much(More)
Treatment-emergent sexual dysfunction is a frequent adverse effect of many psychotropic drugs. We have analyzed the prescribing trends and the likelihood of psychotropic-associated sexual dysfunction in outpatients with depression or other psychotic disorders treated by psychiatrists. A retrospective prescription audit was conducted at the Psychiatric(More)
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