Muhammad Abid Azam

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Immature teratoma of the stomach in the neonate is extremely rare.1(,)2 This report outlines a case of giant immature teratoma of the stomach, which was detected by prenatal ultrasonography in the third trimester as an echogenic mass contiguous with the stomach bubble. It increased from 4.5 cm in diameter to 7 cm between 34 and 37 weeks gestation. The baby(More)
Heart rate variability (HRV) is a vagal nerve-mediated biomarker of cardiac function used to investigate chronic illness, psychopathology, stress and, more recently, attention-regulation processes such as meditation. This study investigated HRV in relation to maladaptive perfectionism, a stress-related personality factor, and mindfulness meditation, a(More)
Various psychotherapeutic approaches have been developed to address the psychosocial stressors and distress associated with cancer diagnosis and treatment. One such approach, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), may be particularly well suited to people with cancer as it offers a model of healthy adaptation to difficult circumstances. This paper(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of associated behavioral problems and prognosis with Benign Childhood Epilepsy with CentroTemporal Spikes (BCECTS). Descriptive, Cross Sectional study that was conducted from October 2009 to April 2013 in the Department of Pediatric Neurology, the Children's Hospital Taif, KSA. MATERIAL & METHODS This study was(More)
BACKGROUND Current research suggests that associations between headache conditions (migraine, tension) and imbalances in the autonomic nervous system (ANS) are due to stress-related dysregulation in the activity of the parasympathetic-sympathetic branches. Mindfulness meditation has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing pain-related distress, and in(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study examined relationships among gaze behaviour and cardiac vagal tone using a novel stress-inducing task. METHODS Participants' (N = 40) eye movements and heart rate variability (HRV) were measured during an unsolvable computer-based task randomly presenting feedback of "Right" and "Wrong" answers distinctly onscreen after each(More)
In an era of growing concern about opioid prescribing, the postsurgical period remains a critical window with the risk of significant opioid dose escalation, particularly in patients with a history of chronic pain and presurgical opioid use. The purpose of this case report is to describe the multidisciplinary care of a complex, postsurgical pain patient by(More)
Introduction The present study investigated the associations between smoking, pain, and opioid consumption in the three months after major surgery in patients seen by the Transitional Pain Service. Current smoking status and lifetime pack years were expected to be related to higher pain intensity, more opioid use, and poorer opioid weaning after surgery. (More)
Correspondence Author: Saeed M. MD King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Tel +112162919-32772 Email: muhammad964@hotmail.com; mrafiq@kfshrc.edu.sa Introduction Benign Rolandic epilepsy (BRE) or benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) is the most common condition of idiopathic focal epilepsies in children. It is known to(More)
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine if injecting 10 ml saline in epidural space before epidural catheter placement in pregnant women undergoing cesarean section can decrease the frequency of inadvertent intravascular catheter placement. Study Design: Randomize Controlled Trail. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Anaesthesia at(More)