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The aims of this study were to estimate the prevalence of somatized mental disorder (SMD) in comparison to psychologized mental disorder (PMD) among a sample of primary health care (PHC) Arab patients, and to investigate the clinical and sociodemographic characteristics of SMD. The first stage of study was conducted by general practitioners (GPs), using the(More)
This was a primary health care (PHC) study aiming at the investigation of the prevalence and nature of sexual dysfunction among a sample of type II diabetic men, in comparison with the control groups of hypertensive men and apparently healthy men with no chronic medical illness. Subjects were assessed by PHC physicians using a sexual dysfunction(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in Egypt is the highest in the world, yet the total economic burden has not been quantified. Improved understanding of costs and the impact of treatment strategies will provide for better allocation of resources to reduce HCV disease and economic burden. AIM A modelling approach was used to(More)
BACKGROUND Many studies on assisted reproductive technology examine live birth rate per cycle. However, after a cycle fails, couples often want to know what their chances are of having a live birth if they continue treatment. From a patients' perspective, the cumulative probability of live birth is more informative. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine reproductive outcome after in-vitro fertilization/embryo transfer (IVF-ET) in women with primary infertility following hysteroscopic septoplasty of incomplete uterine septum or arcuate uterine anomaly. METHODS This is a historical cohort study. The study group consisted of 156 consecutive patients who underwent a total of 221 cycles(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of outpatient management of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) requiring placement of a pigtail catheter. METHODS retrospective analysis of thirty-three consecutive patients who underwent in-vitro fertilization (2003-2009) and developed severe/critical OHSS requiring placement of a pigtail(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of personality disorder (PD) among primary health care (PHC) patients, and to investigate the characteristic features of the International Personality Disorder Examination, the ICD-10 module (IPDE ICD-10). METHOD A sample (n = 158) PHC patients in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) were interviewed by general(More)
Over the past few years there has been increasing awareness of the association of congenital choanal atresia (CCA) with other congenital defects, including brain abnormalities. We obtained CT scans of the brain in twenty-three consecutive patients with CCA (10 boys and 13 girls) to determine the prevalence and the scope of associated brain abnormalities.(More)
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