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Prospective study of incidence and predictors of peripheral intravenous catheter-induced complications
Background Although intravenous therapy is one of the most commonly performed procedures in hospitalized patients, it remains susceptible to infectious and noninfectious complications. PreviousExpand
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The relationship between addiction to smartphone usage and depression among adults: a cross sectional study
BackgroundAddiction to smartphone usage is a common worldwide problem among adults, which might negatively affect their wellbeing. This study investigated the prevalence and factors associated withExpand
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Attitudes toward mental illness, mentally ill persons, and help-seeking among the Saudi public and sociodemographic correlates
Background It has been reported that the majority of individuals with mental illnesses (MIs) do not seek help. Few studies have focused on correlates of a positive attitude toward professionalExpand
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Prevalence and predictors of antibiotic prescription errors in an emergency department, Central Saudi Arabia
Background Inappropriate antibiotic (ATB) prescriptions are a threat to patients, leading to adverse drug reactions, bacterial resistance, and subsequently, elevated hospital costs. Our aim was toExpand
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Smoking cessation advice: the self-reported attitudes and practice of primary health care physicians in a military community, central Saudi Arabia
Background Brief advice on smoking cessation from primary health care (PHC) physicians reduces smoking prevalence. However, few studies have investigated the provision of such advice by PHCExpand
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Prevalence of asthma, aspirin sensitivity and allergy in chronic rhinosinusitis: data from the UK National Chronic Rhinosinusitis Epidemiology Study
BackgroundChronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a common disorder associated with other respiratory tract diseases such as asthma and inhalant allergy. However, the prevalence of these co-morbiditiesExpand
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An assessment of the level of concern among hospital-based health-care workers regarding MERS outbreaks in Saudi Arabia
BackgroundMiddle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is caused by MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV). More than 80% of reported cases have occurred in Saudi Arabia, with a mortality exceeding 50%. Health-careExpand
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Incidence, predictors and severity of adverse events among whole blood donors
Background Adverse events have been reported post blood donation. Donors might refrain from donating again due to such events which lowers the blood supply in collection centers. Aim This studyExpand
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The perceived effectiveness of MERS-CoV educational programs and knowledge transfer among primary healthcare workers: a cross-sectional survey
BackgroundKnowledge transfer of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) involves the dissemination of created/acquired information on MERS-CoV in hospitals, making this informationExpand
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Awareness of primary health care physicians about human papilloma virus infection and its vaccination: a cross-sectional survey from multiple clinics in Saudi Arabia
Background The incidence of human papilloma virus (HPV) infections in conservative populations is increasing, yet vaccination is not routinely recommended by primary health care (PHC) physicians. TheExpand
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