Tareq M Al-Ayed

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Legionnaires disease continues to be underreported in the Middle East--a reflection of underdiagnosis, both clinically and by laboratory investigations. We draw the attention to this unusual cause of occasionally fatal, yet severe, pneumonia by reporting an immunocompromised infant who succumbed to Legionella pneumophila pneumonia. The urinary test for(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the percentage of deaths in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) attributed to do not resuscitate (DNR) orders, and to compare our DNR practice with the international experience. METHODS Retrospective chart review of all children less than 14 years of age who died in the PICU at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research(More)
BACKGROUND Exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) is elevated in inflammatory airway conditions, e.g. asthma. We measured eNO levels in normal preschool children for whom there is little data available and in whom the prevalence of asthma is high. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Fifty children, 2-7 years old, undergoing elective surgery, excluding airway procedures, were(More)
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