Mohammed Al-Mousa

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A total of 14 adults were diagnosed as having brucellosis by clinical means, serology and blood culture. The first patient to be treated failed to respond to 2 g/day intravenous ceftriaxone, therefore, subsequent patients were treated intravenously, twice daily with 2 g ceftriaxone. Immediate clinical response was seen in nine (69.2%) of the patients.(More)
Prospective screening of 173 patients with complaints of backache and a history of ingestion of raw milk yielded 21 patients suffering from brucella spondylitis. The overall incidence of brucellosis was 28 in 10,647 patients; 14 out of 21 (67%) presented with acute signs and symptoms of brucella spondylitis and six patients required hospitalization. The(More)
The prevalence and pattern of osteoarthritis of the knee and its association with obesity among security forces personnel was investigated. A single survey with a control group was done at the Mobile Hospital, Ministry of Interior, Makkah Al Mukarramah. One hundred twenty-five patients presenting to the orthopedic clinic with painful knees of at least 12(More)
BACKGROUND Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the tool of choice for evaluating thyroid nodules with the majority classified as benign following initial assessment. However, concern remains about false negative results and some guidelines have recommended routine repeat aspirates. We aimed to assess the utility of routine repeat FNAB for nodules(More)
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