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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)
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)
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)
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)
Iron overload is quite common in patients suffering from hemoglobinopathies causing arthropathies, endocrinal affection and neuropathies. Recently low bone mass was added to the list of complications. This study is conducted to find any correlation between serum iron level and low bone mass in sickle cell anemia (SCA). Patients ≥18 years of age with sickle(More)
A prospective study was conducted to assess the glove perforation rate during 100 consecutive pediatric orthopedic operations. Eight hundred fifty-four gloves were tested for perforations. The overall glove perforation rate was 8.43%. Assistant surgeons had a rate of 45.8%, surgeons 33.4%, and scrub nurses 20.8%. More perforations were noticed on the left(More)
We prospectively evaluated the results of ultrasonography in 53 patients of sickle cell disease suspected to have vasoocclusive crisis/acute hematogenous osteomyelitis. The average age was 8.4 +/- 3.40 years (range, 1-14). Twenty-six children were boys and 27 were girls. Seventeen (32%) patients had ultrasonographic changes that suggested acute(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)