Wadah M Khriesat

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PURPOSE To describe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) among Jordanian preterm infants and evaluate the efficacy of applying current Western screening guidelines for Jordanian preterms. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective, descriptive hospital-based study, we collected data on preterm infants who were referred by their neonatologist for ROP(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the predictors of success of ECV for breech presentation at term. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted over a 3-year period from 2005-2007, where 101 patients who had singleton breech presentation at term were undergoing external cephalic version (ECV) after 37 weeks of gestation at two major teaching hospitals in the North of(More)
Intramedullary spinal cord abscess (ISCA) in children is extremely a rare infection of the central nervous system (CNS); and probably a devastating neurological condition. Clinical awareness of patients at risk is crucial for early diagnosis and intervention; as this entity is one of the treatable conditions of paraparesis. Association with congenital(More)
BACKGROUND Transient tachypnoea of the newborn (TTN) results from delayed clearance of lung liquid and is a common cause of admission of full-term infants to neonatal intensive care units. The condition is particularly common after elective caesarean section. Conventional treatment involves appropriate oxygen administration and continuous positive airway(More)
Neonatal extremity gangrene is rare, even rarer are those born with evidence of intrauterine vascular occlusion. Intrauterine limb ischemia has been attributed to several etiological factors which include thromboembolic disease occluding the arteries of the affected limb or compression of the limb during intrauterine life. In this report, we present a case(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is a genetic enzymatic disorder that affects millions of people worldwide, and is a major health problem in Jordan. We studied factors that may predict severe hemolysis in children with G6PD deficiency. METHODS We reviewed the records of patients with low G6PD activity admitted(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to report our short-term functional outcome for 14 children with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) who underwent multiple surgical procedures at an early age. METHODS During the period 2002-2010, 14 children (11 males and three females) with AMC underwent multiple surgical procedures to treat deformities of the(More)
The personal preference of Jordanian obstetricians regarding mode of delivery in uncomplicated pregnancy with singleton cephalic presentation at term was surveyed by an anonymous structured questionnaire distributed at five conferences/scientific meetings on obstetrics and gynecology held in Jordan in 2007. The response rate was 70% (n=315), and 22 (7%) of(More)
A cleft of the sternum is a rare congenital anomaly, often diagnosed as an asymptomatic condition at birth. We present a case of a large incomplete sternal cleft in a full-term baby boy. Surgical repair of the sternum with the use of Prolene mesh was performed during the neonatal period without cardiac compression.