Khalid S Kakish

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OBJECTIVES To determine the proportion of children who meet the clinical criteria for the diagnosis of sinusitis among all children attending primary care pediatric practices, to explore the relationship between passive smoking and the occurrence of sinusitis and to study the role of antibiotics in the management of sinusitis. DESIGN A prospective(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine, if possible, whether magnesium deficiency exists in children with asthma during acute attacks and between exacerbations. SETTING Emergency Department Clinic and Outpatient Pediatric Clinic of Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid. METHODS A total of 174 known asthmatic children who presented to the emergency(More)
The aetiology and complications of exchange transfusion (ET) were studied over a 6-year period in northern Jordan. During that time, 336 neonates (0.46% of total live births) underwent 386 ETs. There was a yearly reduction in the number of ETs, varying from 8.2% in the 1st year of the study to 2.7% in the last year. Thirty-nine (11.9%) required more than(More)
A 2-month-old infant presented to our emergency department with fever, altered consciousness, and focal seizures of acute onset. He had vesicular skin lesions over the right preauricular region. CT brain showed a large hypodense lesion involving the left temporo-parietal region, left basal ganglia and left thalamus. MRI brain revealed bilateral multifocal(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common lethal genetic disease among Caucasian populations. The generally accepted incidence of CF in the United States is 1 in 3,200 in the Caucasian population. Intestinal obstructions and atresias have been described among patients with CF. An association of CF with infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS) has not(More)
Results: There were 37 males and 35 females in the study group. The mean age of all patients was 4.5 years; the mean age at presentation was 21.2 months; the mean age at diagnosis was 30.7 months and the mean delay of CF diagnosis was 9 months. Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency was documented in 94% of cases. Twenty (27%) children died, most below the age(More)
We report a case of a four year old boy with KD who was resistant to treatment with high dose IVIG (2 courses of 2g/Kg/day) and aspirin (80mg/Kg/day) and was subsequently treated with pulsed doses of Methylprednisolone (30mg/Kg/day) for three days. The child apparently responded with rapid defervescence, improvement in clinical symptoms, normalization of(More)
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