Suliman H. Al-Fifi

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Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) procedures have become accepted worldwide and their effect on society is well-known. However, the full extent of the possible complications of these procedures on maternal and neonatal outcome is still unclear. This is a retrospective case controlled study from January 2003 to December 2007 which compared 253 women(More)
Keutel syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by diffuse cartilage calcification, characteristic physiognomy, brachytelephalangism, peripheral pulmonary stenosis, hearing loss, and borderline to mild mental retardation. We report on an Arab boy with Keutel syndrome and cerebral calcifications identified at 15 years while investigating(More)
We evaluated five children with prolonged primary hypothyroidism and noted a significant reduction in renal function (40%), which was reversible with hormonal replacement. This decline was higher than reported in adults and was of sufficient magnitude to warrant altering drug-dosing schedules. Furthermore, patients with moderately reduced renal function(More)
Introduction. To investigate the association of high Body Mass Index (BMI) with semen parameters and reproductive hormones in men of reproductive age. Setting. The Saudi Center for Assisted Reproduction. Method. This study was conducted during the period from February 2009 to February 2011. Subjects were exposed through medical history evaluation as well as(More)
AIM To study the reasons, magnitude and outcome of drowning following submersion in water of children admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Aseer Province, Saudi Arabia. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study of all pediatric patients (0-13) years old who drowned and were admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Aseer Central(More)
Cantharidin is an intoxicant found in beetles in the Meloidae (Coleoptera) family. Ingestion may result in haematemesis, impaired level of consciousness, electrolyte disturbance, haematurea and renal impairment. Here, we report two paediatric cases of meloid beetle ingestion resulting in cantharidin poisoning and the clinical presentation of the ensuing(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relationship between the age and severity of Type 1 diabetes in children 0 - 5 years and more than 5 years of age admitted to Aseer Central Hospital, Southwestern Saudi Arabia over a 7-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review of children less than 13 years of age with Type 1 diabetes admitted to the Pediatric(More)
Objective: To document the perinatal and neonatal characteristics in a single hospital setting, to identify the main causes of neonatal deaths and to review the trends in neonatal mortality over a 6-year period. Methodology: This is a 6-year retrospective analysis of perinatal and neonatal data at the Armed Force Hospital, Southern Region, Saudi Arabia.(More)
Mothers of children with bronchial asthma consecutively admitted to Aseer central hospital, Saudi Arabia (n = 171), were interviewed using a questionnaire based on the Chicago Community Asthma Survey to study their knowledge and behaviours concerning bronchial asthma. The least known information among mothers was the complications of bronchial asthma.(More)