M. U. Farooq

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—In this paper we present a systematic review of various home energy management (HEM) schemes. Employment of home energy management programs will make the electricity consumption smarter and more efficient. Advantages of HEM include, increased savings for consumers as well as utilities, reduced peak to average ratio (PAR) and peak demand. Where there are(More)
—This paper presents an overview of home appliances scheduling techniques to implement demand side management in smart grid. Increasing demand of consumers have affected the power system badly as power generation system faces a number of challenges both in quality and quantity. Economical generation and efficient consumption can solve this problem in future(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this work is to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites and bacteria among the food handlers. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred food-handlers were subjected to a cross-sectional study working in the kitchen of a tertiary care hospital, i.e., Alnoor Specialist Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia from February 2 to 27, 2009. The(More)
OBJECTIVES Our study aimed to highlight the effectiveness of palatal lift prosthesis in patients with velopharyngeal insufficiency with previous operated cleft palate. METHODS This study was done undertaken January 2008 to December of 2009 in the Phoniatic unit of Alnoor Specialist Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Ten patients of ≥ 8 years to ≤ 10 years of(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective was to highlight the frequency, clinical profile, and predisposing factors of ectopic pregnancy (EP) in a general hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS This descriptive study was conducted at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department of Hera General hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, from July 1, 2009 to December 29, 2010. Data were(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have suggested that knowledge, attitudes and determinants concerning organ donation are influenced by many factors including gender, educational level, occupation, sociodemographic status, income level, culture and religion. OBJECTIVE To highlight the awareness of cardiopulmonary and brain death (CD and BD) among the physicians(More)
O1: Assessing the protective effect of dexrazoxane against doxorubicin-induced toxicity in HL-1 cardiomyocytes Introduction: Doxorubicin (DOX) is an anthracycline that is used for a wide range of malignant conditions. However its off-target effect causes cardiotoxicity. Dexrazoxane (DEX) is the only clinically approved cardioprotective agent against(More)
OBJECTIVES The study was done to determine the physicians' perception about electronic medical record system (EMRS) in the context of its productivity in order to improve its functionality and advantages. MATERIALS AND METHODS This cross-sectional survey was performed from July to August 2009 with structured questionnaire of 15 closed-ended questions with(More)
We have reported a case of a 40-year-old male diabetic patient, resident of a rural area, who visited the outpatient clinic of the diabetic center in Alnoor Specialist Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He came to seek medical advice for a single wound in the back of the shoulder since 1 month. After examination, a larva was eliminated and sent to laboratory(More)
BACKGROUND Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the commonest endocrinopathy in women that is associated with reproductive and metabolic disorders. OBJECTIVES We compared the ovulation and conception rates after the treatment with clomiphene citrate (CC) alone and in combination with metformin in infertile patients presented with polycystic ovarian(More)