Mohammed A Al Ghonaim

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES One out of five Saudi diabetics develops end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Factors associated with progressive loss of renal function have not been extensively studied and reported in our community. We sought to evaluate the pattern and progression in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and investigate the potential risk factors(More)
OBJECTIVE To audit physicians' practice of providing prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients admitted to acute- care medical wards and to determine the consequences of lack of prophylaxis. DESIGN Case-control comparative study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY All patients admitted to medical service of Riyadh Medical Complex (RMC) who(More)
Quality of Life (QoL) is a consistent and powerful predictor that affects the out-come in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients on dialysis. This study was undertaken to identify the factors that might predict QoL scores among ESRD patients on hemodialysis (HD). The study was conducted at three HD units in Saudi Arabia from January 2007 to January 2008.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Screening for tuberculosis (TB) is a key strategy for controlling infection. This study aimed to detect latent TB among dialysis patients. METHODS This is a prospective study conducted in King Saud University, Riyadh involving hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients aged ≥18 years. Patients were screened for latent TB(More)
OBJECTIVES Although necrotic lesions are common in proliferative lupus nephritis (LN), little is known about the impact of these lesions on outcomes. This study was undertaken to investigate the impact of glomerular necrotic lesions on renal outcomes of doubling serum creatinine in patients with class III and IV LN and necrotic lesions. METHODS 52(More)
Lupus nephritis (LN) is characterized by a highly variable clinical course. It has been reported that histopathologic lesions are risk factors for the progression of LN. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship among the co-deposition of C1q, clinicopathological features, and renal outcomes in patients with LN. The clinical and histological(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate differences in erythropoietin requirements between diabetic and non-diabetic patients on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. DESIGN AND SETTINGS This was a retrospective, cross-sectional study conducted between January 2010 and December 2011, at King Khalid University Hospital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with 47(More)
A 16-year-old female patient who was born with a single kidney developed chronic kidney disease during her early childhood due to reflux nephropathy and recurrent urinary tract infection. She progressed to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and was commenced on renal replacement therapy in the form of peritoneal dialysis in May 2011. Subsequently, she underwent(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Quality of life (QoL) in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is an important outcome for both physicians and patients in selecting dialysis modality. We conducted a comparison between regular maintenance hemodiaylsis and regular peritoneal dialysis patients in two tertiary referral hospitals in King Saud University in Saudi(More)
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