Zakariya Al-Salam

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Asphyxiated neonates usually have myocardial stunning and hypotension and require inotropic support. A randomized controlled study was designed to examine the dose-response effect of dobutamine (5-20 microg x kg(-1) x min(-1)) on systemic and regional circulations and oxygen metabolism in a neonatal swine model of hypoxia/reoxygenation. Thirty-eight(More)
Dobutamine, a beta-adrenoceptor agonist that is often used to treat myocardial dysfunction in asphyxiated neonates, may act on the adrenoceptors of platelets resulting in activation. Little information is available on the effect and mechanistic pathway of dobutamine on the platelet aggregatory function in neonatal asphyxia. Newborn piglets were acutely(More)
Background and Aims: Medication errors (MEs) are important causes of morbidity that may result in death of already sick neonates. We aimed to study the nature of MEs of neonates admitted to level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Riyadh Military Hospital, Saudi Arabia.Methods: All incident reports (IRs) that were voluntarily reported to the(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperbilirubinemia is one of the most common causes of neonatal readmission to hospital. AIMS To assess risk factors for hyperbilirubinemia among neonates readmitted for this condition and the ratio of the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) to the mean corpuscular volume (MCV). METHODS We retrospectively studied the clinical and(More)
Shock and poor regional perfusion are common in asphyxiated neonates. We compared the systemic and regional hemodynamic effects of high-dose epinephrine (E) with those of dopamine combined with low-dose epinephrine (DE) infusions in a neonatal model of hypoxia-reoxygenation. Neonatal piglets (1-3 days, 1.5-2.5 kg) were acutely instrumented to continuously(More)
We have recently described a newly recognized syndromic form of congenital microcephaly as part of a large cohort of apparently novel dysmorphic syndromes. The reported Saudi Arabian patients have severe primary microcephaly, ambiguous male genitalia, dysmorphic facies, polydactyly, and renal agenesis. The same homozygous CTU2 mutation was identified in all(More)
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