Qasim Al - Salmi

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The Sultanate of Oman is a rapidly developing Muslim country with well-organised government-funded health care services, including primary, secondary and tertiary, and rapidly expanding medical genetic facilities. At the present time, the Omani population is characterised by a rapid rate of growth, large family size, consanguineous marriages, and the(More)
During the past 40 years, Oman has witnessed remarkable social and economic growth, which is best reflected in the well-organised and efficient healthcare system. As a consequence, a shift in disease pattern has been observed with a significant decrease in the incidence of communicable diseases and decrease in perinatal and childhood mortal i ty (Alwan and(More)
Introduction: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common lethal autosomal recessive disorder among Caucasians (1: 3,000). In CF, the CFTR gene is frequently mutated, with ∆F508del being the largely common mutation in Caucasians. Our preliminary pilot study in Omani population revealed a CF prevalence of 1:2,738. Objective: The objective of the present study(More)
The Sultanate of Oman is a rapidly developing Muslim country with well-organized government-funded health care services, and expanding medical genetic facilities. The preservation of tribal structures within the Omani population coupled with geographical isolation has produced unique patterns of rare mutations. In order to provide diagnosticians and(More)
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