Mohamed S. Al Moamary

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OBJECTIVE To identify the predictors that lead to cigarette smoking among high school students by utilizing the global youth tobacco survey in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted among high school students (grades 10-12) in Riyadh, KSA, between April 24, 2010, and June 16, 2010. RESULTS The response rate(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study aimed to analyze the utilization of health care resources among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to evaluate the effect of adherence to a pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) program on the utilization of these resources. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A retrospective review of medical charts of a group of patients(More)
BACKGROUND Attempted suicide by intentional drug overdose is an understudied subject in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is an Islamic country where suicide or attempted suicide is strictly prohibited. Despite the strong religious and constitutional sanctions against suicide, cases of intentional drug overdose occasionally occur. Our study represents the first(More)
OBJECTIVES To derive prediction equations of spirometric values of healthy Saudi adults and to compare the derived equations with equations reported in selected population. METHODS Cross-sectional study of healthy nonsmoking men and women Saudi adults. The measured spirometric values were the forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in 1 s(More)
OBJECTIVES Unconventional therapy (UT) is a therapeutic practice of alternative and complementary medicine that is not currently considered an integral part of modern medical practice. The aim of this article is to investigate the experience of Saudi patients with UT modalities in the treatment of asthma. MATERIALS AND METHODS We carried out a(More)
Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is an integral component of the comprehensive management plan of patients with chronic lung diseases by addressing their functional and psychological deficits. PR is generally recommended to symptomatic patients with chronic lung diseases who develop shortness of breath on their own pace at level ground while receiving optimum(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate asthma control after the introduction of a leukotriene modifier (Montelukast), in addition to the current controller asthma therapies, in patients with inadequately controlled mild-to-moderate persistent asthma. Asthma control and patient perception were assessed prior to, and 4 weeks after, the introduction(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the responsiveness of the asthma control test (ACT) to detect changes at the initiation of therapy and its utilization in the initiation of asthma treatment. METHODS This study was designed as a randomized clinical trial conducted in a primary care setting. The subjects were asthma patients who had not(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess Saudi physicians' awareness and knowledge about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) guideline recommendations. METHODS Cross-sectional study including physicians involved in COPD care in five hospitals in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The level of physicians' knowledge was considered as satisfactory (score > 80%), fair(More)