Majed Odeh

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder of the middle aged and elderly. It results from the decrease in upper airway muscle (UAM) tone that occurs during sleep. It is unclear whether age-related changes in UAM could constitute a contributory mechanism to the increased prevalence of OSA with increasing age, and previous papers evaluating the(More)
AIMS The present study was undertaken to quantify the impact of computerized drug order entry system (CDOE) connected to the patients' database, on the incidence and type of prescription errors (PEs) in the medical service, and to delineate the causes for remaining errors. METHODS Drug orders were reviewed daily by a physician-reviewer, in a department of(More)
  • M Odeh, I Beeson, S Green, J Sa
  • 2002
In Software Engineering and Information Systems, increasing attention has been focused lately upon modelling organizational processes-as a starting point for developing computer-based systems to support (or control) such processes. A number of process modelling methods are available, but it is not yet clear what the relative merits of these are, nor whether(More)
  • R Warren, A E Solomonides, C Del Frate, I Warsi, J Ding, M Odeh +8 others
  • 2007
In most cases authors are permitted to post their version of the article (e.g. in Word or Tex form) to their personal website or institutional repository. Authors requiring further information regarding Elsevier's archiving and manuscript policies are encouraged to visit: This paper describes the prototype for a Europe-wide distributed database of(More)
The purpose of the present study was to quantify the mechanical effect of genioglossus stimulation on flow mechanics and pharyngeal cross-sectional area in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea, and to identify variables that determine the magnitude of the respiratory effect of tongue protrusion. The pressure/flow and pressure/cross-sectional area(More)
Pharyngeal collapsibility during sleep is believed to increase due to a decline in dilator muscle activity. However, genioglossus electromyogram (EMG) often increases during apnoeas and hypopnoeas, often without mechanical effect. 17 patients with obstructive sleep apnoea were anaesthetised and evaluated from termination of propofol administration to(More)
Q fever is a zoonotic bacterial disease caused by Coxiella burnetii. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) plays a pivotal role in the defense against infection with this Gram-negative coccobacillus. Theoretically, patients who are treated with anti-TNF-α medications are at risk for developing chronic Q fever. We present two patients who developed Q fever(More)
The most commonly reported findings in the brains of alcoholics are sulcal widening and ventricular enlargement as well as corti-cal white matter shrinkage. The frontal lobes appear to be more vulnerable to alcohol-related brain damage than other cerebral regions. The cerebellum, cortical-limbic circuits, skeletal muscle, and peripheral nerves are also(More)
A 54-year-old woman presented with a stalk mass that was discovered incidentally with mild visual fields defect. The mass was operated surgically by the fronto-temporal approach, and histology met the diagnosis of neurohypophesial granular cell tumor (GCT). After surgery, the patient suffered from an irreversible severe bi-temporal visual deficit and an(More)
An 83-year-old man was admitted for right lower lobe pneumonia which did not improve after a 5-day outpatient treatment with amoxicillin/clavulinate and clarithromycin. An empiric treatment with levofloxacin was started with a significant improvement after 24 h of this treatment. On the third day of hospitalization, delirium developed, while the patient was(More)