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Comprehensive screening programs for congenital diseases of newborn infants are lacking at a national or regional level. A comprehensive newborn screening program modified to the needs and resources available was established in ARAMCO Dhahran Health Center. This program includes screening for congenital hypothyroidism, phenylketonuria, abnormal hemoglobins,… (More)
Splenic function was studied in 15 Saudi children with homozygous sickle cell disease. Age range was 4-13 years. Using 99Tc liver spleen scan, it was shown that 13 patients had some splenic function ranging from minimal to normal. This is in contrast to the black sicklers who usually have anatomic asplenia by the age of six to eight years. It might… (More)
Streptococcus pneumoniae is the leading pathogen in children with sickle cell disease. Forty children younger than 20 years of age who had sickle cell disease and septicemia, meningitis, or osteomyelitis/septic arthritis were identified. The causes included Streptococcus pneumoniae (20%) and gram-negative organisms (mainly Salmonella) (70%). The… (More)
A Saudi child with homozygous sickle cell disease (SS) presented with bilateral periorbital swelling, right-sided proptosis, skull bone infarcts, and retro-orbital and epidural hematomas. The findings of skull bone infarcts, retro-orbital and epidural hematomas are rare in patients with sickle cell disease.
Black children with homozygous sickle-cell disease usually have anatomic asplenia by 6-8 years of age. In the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, sickle-cell disease runs a benign course. Here we report six sicklers with hypersplenism as manifested by 1: splenomegaly (6/6); 2: persistent thrombocytopenia (6/6); 3: increasing severity of anaemia with the need… (More)
Infantile myofibromatosis is a rare mesenchymal disorder in infants and children. We recently managed three children with this disorder; in this report we describe the cases and provide a review of the literature.
Performance analysis of a threshold based distributed channel allocation algorithm for cellular networks, " Computers & An efficient algorithm for mobile objects localization, " Int. 6. İdil Candan and Muhammed Salamah, " Analytical modeling of a time-threshold based bandwidth allocation scheme for cellular networks " Dynamic guard channel allocation scheme… (More)