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Impulse oscillometry (IOS) was introduced as an alternative modality to the conventional pulmonary function test (cPFT) to test lung mechanics. The objective of this study is to assess the use of IOS as an alternative, or in conjunction with cPFT, to categorise an obstructive respiratory disorder as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma.(More)
From a prospective study on burn patients admitted at the Burn Center in Kuwait during 1993-2001, 826 paediatric burn cases, in 0-14 years age group, were retrieved to study incidence, causes, and mortality among children. The demographic characteristics, clinical features, and outcome constituted our data file in Statistical Software, SPSS. Overall(More)
The study group is comprised of 234 patients (6.4%) who died out of 3680 patients treated for burn injuries during the period January 1982 to December 1997 in Kuwait. There were 112 (47.9%) males and 122 (52.1%) females and their mean age was 30 years (range 1–93) when compared with 24 years among survivors. The high mortality amongst two age groups 0–5(More)
A prospective study was carried out on a total of 2111 burn patients admitted at the Burn Center in Kuwait, during 1993 to 2001, with the purpose of predicting the risk factors influencing the fatal outcome. A total of 111 (5.3%) patients died, giving an annual average of 12 deaths, and a mortality rate of 0.64/100,000 population. The data, from the(More)
This study investigates the distribution of human papillomavirus (HPV) in women with abnormal cervical cytology in Kuwait. Two hundred and ninety-eight (298) abnormal ThinPreps were taken from women seeking routine gynecological care and screened for HPV DNA by real-time PCR. HPV genotyping was determined by PCR-based sequencing. HPV DNA was detected in 152(More)
Sixty-nine Kuwaiti patients with osteoarthritis (OA) were studied. Primary knee OA was seen in 65 (94.2%) patients. The mean age of this group was 53.18 years with a range of 39–97 years. The female to male ratio was 2.82∶1. OA was bilateral in 84.62% and predominantly involved the medial tibiofemoral joint. According to Kellgren's grading of knee OA, grade(More)
Common bean is an important and diverse crop legume with several wild relatives that are all part of the Phaseoleae tribe of tropical crop legumes. Sequence databases have been a good source of sequences to mine for simple sequence repeats (SSRs). The objective of this research was to evaluate 14 sequence collections from common bean for SSRs and to(More)
OBJECTIVE To report on stroke subtypes, associated risk factors and outcome in Kuwait. METHODS The records of 62 patients (30 male, 32 female) admitted with diagnosis of stroke to Kuwait Oil Company Hospital, Kuwait, a tertiary care hospital, during a 5-year period (1995-1999), were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS Small artery infarction was the most(More)
In a prospective study of 560 children treated for burns as in-patients over a period of four-and-a-half years in specialized hospitals responsible for the majority of burn cases in Kuwait, 388 patients (69%) had sustained scalds. The mean age of these 388 children, between 0 to 12 years, was 3.02 ± 2.08, and male to female ratio 1.5 to 1. They were(More)
BACKGROUND Lipoprotein (a) (Lp (a)) is an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD), a major cause of death in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Both type 1 diabetes and CAD represent major problems in Kuwait. Data on the effect of metabolic control on Lp (a) in diabetic children are limited and this is particularly true for Arab(More)