Talal Mohammad Karima

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OBJECTIVE To develop better understanding of Medication Errors (MEs) in the health care sector, and to improve the error prevention services in the hospital. METHODS We conducted a retrospective study at the Hera General Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The medical records were reviewed for adult hospitalized patients from June 1, 2000 to June 30, 2002.(More)
OBJECTIVE To motivate healthcare professionals, with a focus on improving hand hygiene compliance. METHODS An observational, prospective, longitudinal study was conducted on the evaluation of hand hygiene compliance at Hera General Hospital, Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from May 2009 to May 2010. Four components to improve hand hygiene compliance were(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiological, clinical and laboratory features of meningococcal disease and explore the factors responsible for its morbidity and mortality among the pilgrims during Hajj 2000. SETTING This study was conducted at King Faisal Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. METHOD Any patient suspected of meningococcal disease during the(More)
An unusual case of malaria presented with gastroenteritis and bloody diarrhoea in a 46-year-old male. The patient was a non-Saudi resident of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Fever was not the presenting complaint, and the patient had not experienced any chills or sweating. He gave history of recent travel to Pakistan. Initial laboratory investigations showed anemia,(More)
OBJECTIVE To reduce ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) incidence rate, lessen the cost of care, and correlate VAP bundles compliance with VAP incidence rate. METHODS This study was a prospective longitudinal study conducted on adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients at Hera General Hospital, Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from January to December(More)
OBJECTIVE Bacterial skin infections have been considered as a possible health problem of the Hajj pilgrims. Significant increase in the rate of resistance to commonly used antibiotics against gram positive organisms has been observed. The present study was planned to obtain the microbiological profile of bacterial skin infections and their susceptibility to(More)
Crohn's disease (CD) is an immune-mediated disorder of unknown etiology primarily affect the gastrointestinal tract with series of extra intestinal manifestations (EIM) and Extra intestinal complications (EIC) that affects different organs and systems. EIMs are capable of involving nearly every system in the body; some believe that IBD is a systemic(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection among patients presenting with peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and to establish the relationship between H. pylori infection and its diverse pathology. Secondly, we aimed to examine the effect of age, gender, and geographical distribution on the prevalence of the disease. (More)
Acquired reactive perforating collagenosis is a rare skin disorder associated with several systemic diseases, particularly diabetes and chronic renal failure. A 52-year-old Saudi female patient with a known case of diabetes mellitus type II, chronic renal impairment, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, congestive heart failure, stroke and left(More)
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