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The reference values of bone mineral density (BMD) were determined in healthy Saudis of both sexes and compared with US / northern European and other reference data. BMD was determined by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) at the lumbar spine and femur including subregions: trochanter, Ward's triangle, and neck, in 1,980 randomly selected Saudis (age(More)
PURPOSE To identify the prevalence of handicapping disabilities among children up to 15 years of age and their epidemiological pattern in the eastern part of Jeddah. METHODS In a population-based cross-sectional household survey in the eastern Jeddah area, Saudi Arabia, a multistage sampling method was applied to screen children in 875 houses using the(More)
  • W A Milaat
  • 2000
A self-administered questionnaire was given to 6380 female secondary-school students (mean age = 18.1 years) in Jeddah to identify their knowledge of breast cancer and attitude towards breast self-examination (BSE). Knowledge of risk factors and presentation was very low. Over 80% of students failed to answer 50% of the questions correctly. A higher(More)
The objective of the study was to estimate the perinatal mortality rate and to determine the antenatal and intrapartum risk factors associated with perinatal mortality in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. A hospital-based, case-control study was carried out in a 40-week period in 1987-1988 in Jeddah at the Maternal and Child Health Hospital (MCH). The subjects(More)
OBJECTIVE Treatment of severe persistent pulmonary hypertension of the neoborn remains controversial and various modalities of treatment have been tried. This study was performed to evaluate the effect of magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) as a treatment of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the neoborn (PPHN) in full term babies. METHODS This study was carried(More)
Advances in asthma clinical assessment help in categorizing patients based on their clinical severity. Eosinophilia is a common laboratory finding in asthmatics. This paper explores the correlation between the clinical severity of asthmatic children and the degree of total peripheral eosinophil count (TPEC). Eighty asthmatic children referred to pediatric(More)
BACKGROUND A study was performed among university and school employees as a step in detecting the prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors among school and university staff and the relation of the various risk factors to hypercholesterolemia and to predict the 5-years probability of development of CHD. METHODS All university staff and a(More)
The epidemiological pattern of diarrhoeal diseases, causative agents and risk factors of their occurrence in two referral hospitals of Saudi Arabia is presented in this study. Stool specimens from 1726 admitted diarrhoeal cases were examined for parasites, yeast, enteropathogenic bacteria and rotavirus using the ELISA test. 41.3% of cases were due to(More)
The subgroup, serotype and electropherotype diversity of human rotavirus strains was investigated in Al-Taif, Saudi Arabia. Out of 349 faecal samples collected from diarrhoeic children, 150 (43 percent) tested rotavirus positive by a group-A specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The majority (87 percent) of the infected children were below 2(More)
BACKGROUND Jazan province is located in the south-west of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The province is offlicted with a wide spectrum of diseases and therefore have a special need for more health services. The Faculty of Medicine at Jazan has been following the traditional curriculum since its inception in 2001. The traditional curriculum has been(More)