Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Journal

Volume 3, Issue 4, December 2021
Review Article

1. Glucocorticoids Use and Post-Hospitalization Outcomes among Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Systematic Review of Observational Studies with Meta-Analysis

Ebtihag O. Alenzi, Hanaa O. Alenizi
Pages: 133 - 139
Background: A systematic review with meta-analysis was conducted to assess the association of glucocorticoids use with the likelihood of all-cause mortality in cases with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Methods: Databases and cross-referencing were searched for observational studies about patients...
Case Report

2. Hepatic Artery Aneurysm in Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis

Sora S. Boustany, Sammy Y. Tawk, Charbel J. Mourad, Beatrice A. Karam
Pages: 140 - 143
Large vessel involvement and arterial aneurysms are not typically encountered in Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA), which is a small vessel disease. We report the case of a 70-year-old male presenting with a ruptured hepatic artery aneurysm and elevated Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Autoantibody, Cytoplasmic...
Case Report

3. Congenital Candidiasis in a Preterm Neonate: Raising Awareness of a Rare and Unpredictable Disease

Rami Abuhajj, Mohamed Abdoun, Baneen Syeda, Rasha Abdulla, Abdulrahman Al Zahrani
Pages: 144 - 146
Congenital cutaneous candidiasis is a rare disease that is usually misdiagnosed as a type of benign neonatal eruption. We report on a preterm infant born with diffuse skin rashes that evolved into various forms and misleading the diagnosis. The persistence of respiratory distress and worsening of chest...
Research Article

4. Lung Ultrasound using a Handheld Device to Diagnose COVID-19 in the Emergency Department

Abdulrahman M. Alfuraih, Abdussalam A. Alshehri, Hani M. Alshehri, Sami A. Alamri, Tariq S. Aleyyed, Khalid G. Alaufi, Mohammed J. Alsaadi
Pages: 147 - 153
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has critically struck healthcare systems and burdened emergency services. To date, there is no accurate and rapid point-of-care diagnostic test. This study aimed to investigate Lung Ultrasound (LUS) against Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction...
Research Article

5. Prevalence and Factors Associated with under-5 Mortality in Nigeria: Evidence from 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey

Ashis Talukder, Nusrat Jahan Sathi, Md. Akhtarul Islam, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, Iqramul Haq
Pages: 154 - 161
Under-five mortality is a substantial indicator of children’s health, well-being, and consequently, socioeconomic development of a country. The primary focus of this study was to estimate the prevalence and identify the factors associated with under-5 mortality in Nigeria. This research utilized the...
Research Article

6. COVID-19 Vaccine Knowledge, Attitude, and Acceptance among Students in Selected Universities in Nigeria

Adebowale Jeremy Adetayo, Basheer Abiodun Sanni, Mariam Oyinda Aborisade
Pages: 162 - 167
This study sought to examine the relationship between knowledge, attitude, and acceptance of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine among students in selected universities in Nigeria. An anonymous survey was conducted online among Nigeria students. The questionnaire collected demographic characteristics,...
Research Article

7. In silico-based Discovery of New Potential Drugs Targeting Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Spike Glycoprotein

Hayam Abdelkader, Mahmoud Rifaat, Mohammed Baghdadi, Nariman Sindi, Radwa Rifaat
Pages: 168 - 178
The SARS-CoV-2-induced novel coronavirus disease has become a global pandemic. As the latest coronavirus variants are even more infectious and deadly, its treatment is very difficult. Currently used drugs such as remdesivir, saquinavir, and chloroquine have several drawbacks. Recent studies have reported...
Research Article

8. Virtual Screening and Inhibition of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Replication by Targeting Papain-like Protease

Mahmoud Kandeel, Byoung Kwon Park, Mohamed A. Morsy, Katharigatta N. Venugopala, Kentaro Oh-hashi, Mohammed Al-Nazawi, Hyung-Joo Kwon
Pages: 179 - 187
Infection by the emerging, potentially zoonotic Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) presents a severe health hazard to humans and is often fatal. Given the lack of particular medicines against MERS-CoV, drug discovery studies are needed to bridge this knowledge gap. In this study,...
Research Article

9. Risk Factors associated with COVID-19 Infection among Contacts of Index Cases in Saudi Arabia: A Case-Control Study

Osama Kiram, Shumukh Alhejaili, Alwaleed Abdulhameed Alharbi, Ammar Alrudayan, Kurubaran Ganasegeran, Mohammad A. Alharbi, Mariam A. Alharbi, Sami Abdo Radman Al-Dubai
Pages: 188 - 193
This study was aimed to determine the risk factors associated with COVID-19 infection among contacts of index cases in Saudi Arabia. This unmatched case–control study was conducted among contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases in April and May 2020 in Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia. A total of 118 cases and 115...