Mohammed Alghonaim

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Hypertension is an important risk factor for the commonest cause of death among men, namely, cardiovascular diseases. The purpose of this study was to provide data concerning gender difference in the awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in adults. We conducted a cross-sectional study in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia. Subjects were(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated serum creatinine is associated with higher maternal and fetal risks; however, the influence of milder degree of renal impairment diagnosed on basis on estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is less well defined. This study assesses the impact of early chronic kidney disease (CKD) utilizing eGFR in predicting adverse outcomes in(More)
BACKGROUND Standard clinical and laboratory parameters have limited predictive values for discriminating between active lupus nephritis and chronic disease. The objective of this study was to examine the predictive utility of a second kidney biopsy in patients with lupus nephritis. METHODS Patients with lupus nephritis were advised to have second kidney(More)
Recurrent and/or de novo glomerular diseases occurring in a renal allograft have been reported in the literature and are an important cause of graft dysfunction and eventual loss. The simultaneous occurrence of two glomerulonephritis, although reported in the literature, is a rare phenomenon. Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD) are well(More)
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is one of the modes of renal replacement therapy being utilized for the management of end-stage renal failure in King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, for more than two decades. The aim of this study was to evaluate the complications related to PD as well as its outcome in patients on this mode of therapy(More)
Nutrition is an important factor in maintaining good health of hemodialysis (HD) patients, affecting their morbidity and mortality. The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) is an international observational study assessing differences in dialysis practices and outcomes across >20 countries. Here, we present the results for the Gulf(More)
Methoxy poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(ɛ-caprolactone) (PEO-b-PCL) copolymers are amphiphilic and biodegradable copolymers designed to deliver a variety of drugs and diagnostic agents. The aim of this study was to synthesize PEO-b-PCL block copolymers and assess the toxic effects of drug-free PEO-b-PCL micelles after multiple-dose administrations via oral(More)
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients have a high risk of developing vitamin D deficiency as 25(OH) vitamin D, the precursor of active vitamin D, is lost during dialysis. This cross-sectional study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among adult Saudi patients on regular PD The data was collected in the summer of 2010 from(More)
The prospective cohort Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) initiated data collection in national samples of hemodialysis (HD) units (total of 41 study sites) in all six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates) in late 2012. Here, we report initial results regarding(More)