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The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence low bone mass among girls with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and their siblings. The subjects of this study were Saudi Arabian girls with AIS. Patients had their weight and height measured to calculate their body mass index (BMI). Clinical examination and investigations were done to rule out any(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the incidence of birth-injuries seen at the King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). METHODS A retrospective analysis was carried out in 31,028 consecutive deliveries between January 1986 and December 1996 at the King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar, KSA. The study group was compared(More)
Adverse Events (AE's) are unintended injuries or complications resulting in death, disability or prolonged hospital stay, that arise from deficiency in the health care management. The objective of this retrospective study is to assess the incidence of AE's, its impact on patients in terms of morbidity and mortality. All orthopaedic patients admitted to the(More)
PURPOSE To assess the prevalence of proximal femoral fractures due to osteopenia and osteoporosis in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia and to estimate the cost of management of osteoporosis-related femoral fractures. METHODS This is a retrospective study of all patients admitted to the orthopaedic department of the King Fahd Hospital of the University,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This study is to determine level and factors associated with burnout among physicians in a tertiary hospital in Saudi Arabia. DESIGN AND SETTINGS This is a cross-sectional study, conducted at the King Fahad National Guard Hospital at in King Abdulaziz Medical City between October 2010 and November 2010. METHODS The Maslach(More)
AIM To evaluate the relationship between a vertebral fracture and a hip fracture in Saudi Arabians with osteoporosis. METHODS In this retrospective study, 154 Saudi Arabian patients with osteoporosis-related hip fractures were analyzed for the presence of a vertebral fracture. Radiographs were retrieved from the IPAC (Image Picture Archiving and(More)
BACKGROUND Although the cause of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis remains unclear, pinealectomy is followed by the development of scoliosis in chickens. Melatonin is the only hormone secreted by pineal gland. OBJECTIVE To assess serum melatonin levels in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. METHODS Serum melatonin was assayed once, at 12:00 hours, in(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the serum level of 25 hydroxyvitamin D 25OHD among healthy Saudi Arabian women living in the eastern province. METHODS A cross-sectional randomized study was conducted between February 1st 2008 and May 31st 2008 at the King Fahd University Hospital, Al-Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 200 Saudi women between 25-35 years group 1 and(More)
Surgical site infection (SSI) is disastrous in orthopedic practice as it is difficult to rid the bone and joint of the infection. This study was aimed to assess the prevalence of SSI in orthopedic practice and to identify risk factors associated with surgical site infections. All patients admitted to the orthopedic male and female wards between January 2006(More)