Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Journal

Volume 1, Issue 1-2, June 2019
Review Article

2. Essential Diagnostics: A Key Element of Universal Health Coverage

Madhukar Pai, Mikashmi Kohli
Pages: 3 - 7
Good primary care is an essential precondition for a decent healthcare system. In fact, primary health care is at the heart of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). UHC, in turn, is critical to achieve the sustainable development goals. While access to essential medicines is explicit in UHC, access to essential...
Case Report

3. A Large Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Pleura Associated with Massive Pleural Effusion: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Hussein Ahmed Lateef, Mutaz I.K. Fakhry Al-Khateeb
Pages: 8 - 11
Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (SFTP) is one of those rare thoracic tumors, especially large tumors occupying most of the thoracic cavity. We report a case of a 45-year-old female who presented with progressive shortness of breath, cough, and palpitation with minimal exertion. The patient was diagnosed...
Research Article

4. Prevalence of Intensive-care-unit-acquired Thrombocytopenia in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Sudan

Sara Rahama, Kamal Mirghani, Mustafa Hussein, Sami Menasri
Pages: 12 - 15
Thrombocytopenia is a common finding in patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This can be attributed to the wide spectrum of comorbidities that affect homeostasis in these patients. The aim of this study was to estimate the frequency of thrombocytopenia among patients admitted to the medical...
Research Article

5. Neonatal Mortality in a Tertiary Care Private Set Up in Saudi Arabia

Sajjad Ur Rahman, Muhammad Hasan Abdulghani, Khalid Al Faleh, Jasim Anabrees, Mohammad Khalil, Konstantinos Mousafeiris, Mustafa Mohammad Mustafa, Maha Yassin Mansour, Adnan Mirza, Mohammad Mubarak, Mohamed Kamal
Pages: 16 - 19
To ascertain Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR), Early NMR (ENMR), Late NMR (LNMR), Corrected NMR (cNMR), and causes of neonatal mortality in a major tertiary care private maternity and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) set up in Saudi Arabia. This was a retrospective analysis of hospital data. We ascertained...

6. “Clean Care for All – It’s in Your Hands”: the May 5, 2019 World Health Organization “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” Campaign

Alexandra Peters, Tcheun Borzykowski, Ermira Tartari, Claire Kilpatrick, Safiah Hwai Chuen Mai, Benedetta Allegranzi, Didier Pittet
Pages: 21 - 22
Review Article

7. Prospects for the Management of Sepsis in an Era of Personalised Medicine

Jonathan Cohen
Pages: 23 - 26
Sepsis remains an unmet medical need, and sustained attempts by intensivists have indeed yielded an incremental improvement in outcomes. However, despite many attempts to introduce novel therapeutic molecules, there has been no step change in survival rates. Precision (or personalised) medicine (PM)...
Case Report

8. Liver Abscess in a Term Baby: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Sajjad Ur Rahman, Abid Ghalib, Muhammad Hasan Abdulghani, Abdullah Jan
Pages: 27 - 29
Neonatal sepsis is common; particularly in preterm babies. However, it is uncommon for neonatal sepsis to present as localized liver abscess. Since 1930, less than 150 cases of liver abscess have been reported in the literature. The majority of initially reported cases were in term babies; while over...
Research Article

9. Intensive Care Unit Patients’ Perception of Sleep Quality and Factors of Sleep Disruption: Cross-sectional Study

Abbas Al Mutair, Abbas Shamsan, Adel AlFaqiri, Awad Al-Omari
Pages: 30 - 35
This study aimed to identify the etiologies of sleep deprivation among patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Sleep deprivation is a common problem that patients face while they are in the ICU. Poor sleep quality has several consequences such as weakening the immune system, irregular sleep cycle,...
Research Article

10. Prevalence of Nonadherence to Antihypertensive Medications among Adults Attending Primary Healthcare Clinics in Al-Hasa Region: A Cross-Sectional Study

Abdulrahim M. Alkhamis, Abdulkhaliq J. Alsalman, Mohammed Al Khamis, Abdullah Alkhamis, Nawaf M. Alotaibi
Pages: 36 - 43
To assess the prevalence of nonadherence to antihypertensive medications among adults attending Primary Healthcare Clinics (PHCs) in Al-Hasa Region. This cross-sectional study included participants from a variety of clinics in the region and each of them had been interviewed to complete the questionnaire....