Naif I. Al-Awad

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The clinical and pathological features of 65 patients with abdominal tuberculosis obtained during a 7-yr period were analyzed and the diagnostic procedures critically evaluated. The diagnosis was histologically confirmed in 59 patients. In two more patients, the diagnosis was based solely on a positive ascitic fluid culture for tubercle bacilli. The(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent experience at King Fahad Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was reviewed to identify the pitfalls in the diagnosis of diaphragmatic injuries, and attempt to develop a scheme by which early diagnosis is achieved in order to avoid the sequelae of delayed presentations. METHODS A retrospective chart(More)
BACKGROUND Intravenous (IV) fluids and nasogastric (MG) intubation can be discarded safely in some abdominal operations, but this practice seems rare in our community. SETTING A University teaching hospital in Eastern Saudi Arabia. AIMS To determine the feasibility of the practice in our setting and increase clinicians' awareness of it and encourage its(More)
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