Saad Al-qahtani

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OBJECTIVE The effectiveness of rapid response teams remains controversial. However, many studied rapid response teams were not intensivist-led, had limited involvement beyond the initial activations, and did not provide post-ICU follow-up. The objective of this study was to examine the impact of implementing an intensivist-led multidisciplinary extended(More)
Deletion of the taurine transporter gene (taut) results in lowered levels of taurine, the most abundant amino acid in mammals. Here, we show that taut-/- mice have lost their ability to self-heal blood-stage infections with Plasmodium chabaudi malaria. All taut-/- mice succumb to infections during crisis, while about 90% of the control taut(+/+) mice(More)
We explored the feasibility of collecting convalescent plasma for passive immunotherapy of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection by using ELISA to screen serum samples from 443 potential plasma donors: 196 patients with suspected or laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV infection, 230 healthcare workers, and 17 household contacts exposed(More)
We report a case series of three children with solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas (SPT) in which a complete radiological work-up, including ultrasound, computed tomography scans, and MRI, has been carried out. The aim of this article is to highlight the characteristic imaging findings of SPT in the pediatric age group and to establish a correlation(More)
INTRODUCTION The objective of this study was to examine the effect of implementing a clinical practice guidelines-based management protocol on the outcome of patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS We carried out a pre-post guideline implementation study using previously collected data in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). All patients(More)
Our aim was to evaluate end-of-life practices in a tertiary intensive care unit in Saudi Arabia. A prospective observational study was conducted in the medical-surgical intensive care unit of a teaching hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Over the course of the one-year study period, 176 patients died and 77% of these deaths were preceded by end-of-life(More)
As of September 30, 2015, a total of 1589 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO). At present there is no effective specific therapy against MERS-CoV. The use of convalescent plasma (CP) has been suggested as a potential therapy based(More)
INTRODUCTION The clinical significance of elevation of lactate levels within the reference range is not well studied. The objective of this study was to determine the best cutoff threshold for serum lactate within the reference range (0.01 to 2.00 mM) that best discriminated between survivors and nonsurvivors of critical illness and to examine the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine whether sedation goals, utilizing a validated sedation assessment scale, the Riker Sedation-Agitation Scale (SAS), and a standardized sedation protocol, were achieved in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients. DESIGN This is a nested prospective cohort study SETTING The study was conducted in a tertiary(More)