Marwan G. Akel

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OBJECTIVE To assess the quality of care provided to diabetic patients by family physicians in a university health clinic, using measures of glycemic and cardiovascular risk control as well as documentation of and adherence to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for diabetes primary care. DESIGN Chart review of the previous year's medical notes for(More)
Background Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major cause of death among hospitalized patients. Many VTE prophylaxis guidelines have been developed, including the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). VTE prophylaxis is required in specific patients; however, its practice is not always optimal, and often depends on the hospitals’ protocols. In(More)
Introduction: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) remains a major cause of mortality worldwide due to recurrent cardiovascular events, which necessitates the use of secondary prevention medications. The objectives are to determine the individual and collective prescription rates of the guideline recommended medications for ACS and the factors associated with(More)
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