M A Mohamed Salih

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Previously we demonstrated that 17 beta-estradiol (E2) stimulates intestinal calcium absorption and enhances uptake of calcium by intestinal mucosal cells in vitro, and that the latter contains estrogen receptor (ER)-like proteins and mRNAs. The current study was undertaken to further characterize the putative intestinal ERs using RT-PCR analysis, Western(More)
We previously described a new form of recessive ataxia, Salih ataxia, in a large consanguineous Saudi Arabian family with three affected children carrying a new identified mutation in the KIAA0226 gene (c.2624delC; p.Ala875ValfsX146) coding for Rubicon. The pathogenicity of such mutation remains to be identified. Hence, we address the cellular impact of(More)
OBJECTIVES Asthma is a common disease that is sometimes fatal. Its prevalence, morbidity and mortality are increasing. The objective of this paper was to evaluate the proficiency of primary care physicians in general knowledge, diagnosis, classification of severity and management of asthma along the guidelines of the Saudi National Asthma Protocol, and to(More)
A case of folie à deux affecting two women friends who presented as a suicide pact is described. The shared delusion was based on their life situation and experiences. Social intervention and obtaining employment led to marked attenuation of the delusion in both partners simultaneously and while in close contact. Review of the relevant literature revealed(More)
BACKGROUND Jazan province is located in the south-west of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The province is offlicted with a wide spectrum of diseases and therefore have a special need for more health services. The Faculty of Medicine at Jazan has been following the traditional curriculum since its inception in 2001. The traditional curriculum has been(More)
inor psychiatric disorders form a high proportion of clinical problems that face primary care doctors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). 1 Previous studies in this area have had conflicting results in different parts of the world with a frequency ranging from 10-40% among primary care patients. 1,2 Moreover, psychiatric disease is regarded a social(More)
In this paper, I intend to explain what we mean by globalized party-based democracy in an African context. 1 The paper treats globalized party-based democracy as an extension of African colonial and imperial legacy and probes questions on the influence of today's global party-based democracy networks on African political parties. Specifically, I compare the(More)
OBJECTIVES Teachers are at the risk of developing minor psychiatric morbidity (MPM) because of the stressfulness of their job. This may lead to a significant decrease in their teaching effectiveness and to the development of serious health problems, if not detected early and managed appropriately. The objectives of this study were to determine the(More)
A. et al. (1999) Homozygosity mapping in families with Joubert syndrome identifies a locus on chromosome 9q34.3 and evidence for genetic heterogeneity. (1998) Localisation of a Fanconi anaemia gene to chromosome 9p. Identification of the alpha-aminoadipic semialdehyde synthase gene, which is defective in familial hyperlysinemia. An expected decrease in the(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the presence of physical, social, financial and marital stress on mothers of diabetic children and the possible relationship of this stress to the epidemiological characteristics of the mothers. METHOD It was a case-control study in which 125 mothers of diabetic children were selected randomly from 10(More)