Mohamed Moussa

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One hundred consecutive patients admitted to the Port Sudan Hospital with a temperature greater than or equal to 100 degrees F were evaluated. Enteric fever was diagnosed in 19 patients and malaria in 13. Virologic studies identified 21 cases of dengue infection. One dengue 1 and 17 dengue 2 infections were diagnosed by viral isolation. Three untyped dengue(More)
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) is a major clinical and public health problem in Kuwait. The objective of the study was to determine prevalence rates of NIDDM among a representative sample of the Kuwaiti adult population aged 20 and older in two out of five governorates and identify the associated risk factors for the disease. A total of(More)
AIM To investigate the level of diabetes knowledge in a population with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and a high prevalence of illiteracy, to identify the main gaps in the knowledge and to study the determinants of the knowledge score. METHODS This cross-sectional survey involved 24 diabetes clinics and Kuwaiti adults with T2D (n=5114), and used the Michigan(More)
A total of 5,007 Kuwaitis were ascertained to study the incidence of consanguineous marriages during 1983. The rate of consanguineous mating was found to be 54.3% with estimated population incidence rates 52.9 to 55.7%. First cousin marriages were the most frequent type. The average inbreeding coefficient was 0.0219 which could be considered high.
OBJECTIVE To determine the life and point prevalence rates and study the characteristics of work-related and non-work-related low back pain (LBP) among physical therapists in Kuwait and its effect on their regular activities. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A specially designed self-administered questionnaire was distributed to 143 physical therapists in Kuwait. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of type 2 diabetes among 6- to 18-year-old Kuwaiti children. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Children with type 2 diabetes were identified at 182 schools (50 primary, 63 intermediate, and 69 secondary) randomly selected using the 2000/2001 educational districts' registers as a sampling frame. Prevalence rates were adjusted to(More)
OBJECTIVES The negative effects of cigarette smoking on oral health are well established, yet few studies assessed patient awareness of such effects. The aim of this study was to examine differences in dental patient knowledge and awareness of the effects of smoking on oral health between smokers and non-smokers. METHODS Adult patients from 12 dental(More)
This survey is aimed at assessing knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices in Kuwait regarding AIDS/HIV. Structured face-to-face interviews were conducted during the year 1995 on a sample of 2,219 subjects, aged 18 to 60, health professionals were excluded. The survey instrument included 26 questions on AIDS/HIV knowledge, 6 about attitudes and beliefs,(More)
OBJECTIVE The WHO-ILAR Community Oriented Program for Control of Rheumatic Diseases (COPCORD) primarily aims to estimate the burden of musculoskeletal symptoms/disorders. We investigated data on musculoskeletal pain, disability and health-seeking behavior in the first community-based COPCORD study in Kuwait. METHODS The validated Arabic version of the(More)