Mohammed S. Harakati

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OBJECTIVE The objective of the current study is to determine the prevalence of Hepatitis C virus infection in Saudi Arab patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. METHODS Fifty-six unselected Saudi Arab patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma were tested for the presence of Hepatitis C virus antibodies using Elisa immunoabsorbant assay 2.0.(More)
Over a nine-year period extending from January 1986 to December 1994, eighteen cases of pernicious anemia occurring in Arabs were diagnosed at King Khalid University Hospital in Riyadh. There were 12 Saudi Arab patients and 6 non-Saudi Arabs. There were 11 males and 7 females. The mean age at presentation was 51 years. The presenting symptoms, laboratory(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical features of acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) and its response to therapy in adult patients in Saudi Arabia are not well defined, as only scanty data has been available. This situation will likely continue unless experience with AML is reported from different institutions in the Kingdom. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this retrospective(More)
Over a five-year period extending from January 1986 to December 1990, seven cases of pernicious anemia in Saudi patients were diagnosed at King Khalid University Hospital in Riyadh. There were five males and two females. The age range was 45 to 73 with a mean age of 61 years. The presenting symptoms, laboratory features and the disease pattern were similar(More)
The result of an eight-year retrospective analysis of patients with hereditary bleeding disorders (HBD) at King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, is presented. One hundred and sixty-eight patients referred for investigation for suspected bleeding disorders had bleeding symptoms which fulfilled the criteria for HBD and were categorized as follows: 1)(More)
Hydroxyurea (HU) and recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo) have been used in several studies to elevate Hb F level in sickle cell disease (SCD) patients and hence to ameliorate the clinical presentations of the disease. The treatment protocol and doses have varied in the different studies. We studied the effects of HU+rHuEpo combination therapy in(More)
We surveyed the records of 21 of the 28 snakebite victims seen at King Fahad National Guard Hospital in Riyadh over the 20-year period 1986-2005. The most common symptoms were local pain and swelling and the most common signs oedema and tenderness. Neurotoxicity was not noted in any case. Coagulopathy was recorded for 14/21 patients (66.7%) and 5/19 (26.4%)(More)
This prospective study evaluated the relationship between the fundus findings in leukemic retinopathy and hematologic parameters. Seventy-four newly diagnosed consecutive patients with acute leukemia were included, 49 with acute myelocytic leukemia (AML), and 25 acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Blood parameters were based on data obtained before starting(More)
Twenty consecutive adult patients with newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) were treated with conventional therapy consisting of daunorubicin, vincristine, prednisone and L-asparaginase in standard doses. Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) was administered at a single subcutaneous daily dose of 5 microgram per kilogram(More)