Salih A. Binsalih

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INTRODUCTION We aimed to assess quality of life (QOL) among Saudi hemodialysis (HD) patients and the impact on the QOL of a certain demographic and clinical factors. METHODS The QOL was assessed using an Arabic version of Kidney Disease Quality of Life Instrument Short Form (KDQOL-SF). Mean scores were compared for individual domain scores and for the(More)
OBJECTIVE AND BACKGROUND Measures to promote patient satisfaction are important components of the assessment of outcome and strategies for the delivery of health care. In this article, we assess satisfaction among inpatients and the impact of demographics on satisfaction levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS This cross-sectional survey adapted from previously(More)
BACKGROUND Attempted suicide by intentional drug overdose is an understudied subject in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is an Islamic country where suicide or attempted suicide is strictly prohibited. Despite the strong religious and constitutional sanctions against suicide, cases of intentional drug overdose occasionally occur. Our study represents the first(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES There is limited data available on the characteristics of local Saudi patients diagnosed with congestive heart failure (CHF) and on their adherence to guidelines for managing the disease. This study aimed to fill this gap. DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective study of patients treated at King Abdulaziz Medical City from 20022008. (More)
BACKGROUND There is limited information about the prevalence of unethical behavior and how is perceived among health care providers. The aim of this study is to assess such behavior and how is perceived. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a cross-sectional study among three groups of professionals. Total participants were 370 and included medical staff,(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the predictive value of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin in the occurrence of delayed graft function after kidney transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective cohort study of 67 consecutive patients who received a living-related (40 patients [61%]) or deceased-donor kidney transplant (27 patients(More)
Hyponatremia is the most frequently encountered electrolyte abnormality among hospitalized patients and thiazide users. In this large single-center retrospective study, we aim to determine the prevalence and risk factors of hyponatremia among patients at the King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.To the best of our knowledge, this is the(More)
BACKGROUND Adult Moslems are required to fast during the lunar month of Ramadan every year. Although the sick and travelers, as well as some other specified groups, are exempted from this requirement. OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of repeated Ramadan fasting during the hottest months of the year on renal graft functions. PATIENTS AND METHODS This(More)
INTRODUCTION Antibiotics are essential and abundantly prescribed in hospitals because of their effectiveness and lifesaving benefits. However, the unnecessary use of antibiotics has been observed in earlier studies, and it has persisted through recent years as a major issue since it is one of the leading causes of antibiotic resistance. The increase in(More)
BACKGROUND Dyslipidemia, a known cardiovascular risk factor, is extremely common among Saudis, both adults and children. The impact, however, of dyslipidemia and several other lipid disorders in patients with congestive heart failure in this particular population has not been documented. This study aims to fill the gap. METHODS This retrospective, single(More)