Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Journal

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Review Article

Is a History of Type 1 Allergic Diseases Associated with the Risk of Developing Multiple Sclerosis?

Abdulrahman Alfawzan, Saeed Alshahrani, Ahmad Alswaidan, Ala Alkharaan, Hayyaf Aldossary, Awad Almuklass
In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available Online: 19 February 2021
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder affecting the central nervous system, characterized by demyelination of the neurons with limited remyelination. There has been a rising trend toward associating a history of allergy with MS. Both MS and type 1 allergies are developed by a hyper-reactive...
Case Report

Unusual Presentation of Congenital Ileal Stenosis in a Neonate

Ehab M. Hantash, Syeda Naqvi, M. Abdoun, Ibrahim Sbou, Abdulrahman Al Zahrani
In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available Online: 19 February 2021
The presentation of congenital intestinal stenosis in neonates can vary from mild intermittent feeding intolerance resulting in difficulty of clinical judgment to profound obstruction. This report describes one case of ileal stenosis whose radiological investigations were not favoring intestinal obstruction...
Review Article

Comparing the Sub-Vastus and Medial Parapatellar Approaches in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Meta-Analysis of Short-Term Outcomes

Mohamed T.S. Sukeik, Mohammad Zain Sohail, Fahad Siddique Hossain, Sattar AlShryda, James Powell
In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available Online: 11 February 2021
Proponents of the Sub-Vastus (SV) approach in primary Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) claim superior extensor mechanism function which results in earlier recovery after surgery. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing the SV and standard Medial Parapatellar (MPP) approaches...
Research Article

Conversation with Diabetic Mellitus II Patients: A Grounded Theory Research

Pir Bux Jokhio, Shazia Sultan, Shahida Yaseen Khan, Ghulam Abbas Panhwar, Musrat Fatima, Muhammad Yousif Bhatti
In Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online: 25 January 2021
The main purpose of this grounded theory research was to explore Diabetic Patients’ (DPs) experiences related to their chronic illness in the light of the Health Belief Model (HBM). Diabetic mellitus II is a grave public health concern, and its management is the cornerstone to avoid life-threatening...
Research Article

Determinants of Generalized Anxiety, Depression, and Subjective Sleep Quality among University Students during COVID-19 Pandemic in Bangladesh

Taufiq-E-Ahmed Shovo, Benojir Ahammed, Bayezid Khan, Nusrat Jahan, Tunvir Ahamed Shohel, Tanvir Hossain, Nazrul Islam
In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available Online: 25 January 2021
The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors associated with generalized anxiety, depression, and subjective sleep quality among university students during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Bangladesh. Data for this web-based cross-sectional study were collected from 1317...
Short Communication

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Mental Health of Physicians Working in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Five Tertiary Care Hospitals in Riyadh – A Survey

Beenish Maqsood, Amina Butt, Yasmeen Haseeb, Ghazala Ameen, Asma Khalil, Majed Alhudhud
In Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online: 3 January 2021
Case Report

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19 in Pediatrics: A Case Report in Saudi Arabia

Rola A. Sleiman, Waleed A. Okash, Abdulaziz S. Alruwaili, Dareen A. Elkhateeb, Ammar Youcef, Reham Harb
In Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online: 12 December 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) affects more adults than children worldwide, and infected children have low mortality rates; however, COVID-19 can be complicated by an inflammatory Kawasaki-like syndrome called multisystem inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19 (MIS-C). We report a case of...
Short Communication

Dexamethasone as a Treatment of COVID-19

Abdullah Alkattan, Mahmoud Kandeel
In Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online: 3 December 2020
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 is the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), one of the fatal pandemic diseases in the 20th and 21st centuries. Given the absence of definitive treatment, computational and clinical repurposing of drugs was practiced to combat this disease....
Short Communication

Risks of Simultaneous Coinfection of Dengue and COVID-19 in Bangladesh: Challenges and Recommendations

Md. Sahidur Rahman, Tazrina Rahman
Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2020, Pages 137-139
The current global Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is compounding on populations susceptible to tropical illnesses such as dengue in different developing countries such as Bangladesh. The growing concern is that Bangladesh is a dengue-endemic zone and the peak transmission occurs in the...
Research Article

Call for Awareness: ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Presentation is Delayed more than What We Expect

Owayed Al Shammeri, Hala El-Saka, Bushra E. Al-Hutahly, Alaa E. Abd Elmoniem
In Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online: 18 November 2020
Background: ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) therapy in Saudi Arabia may have particular limitations because of geographic limitations, human resource distribution, and lack of an effective first response system. The aim of this study is to investigate the effective age of STEMI in...
Research Article

The Re-emergence of a Forgotten Disease: Neurobrucellosis

Khaoula Rekik, Fatma Hammami, Makram Koubaa, Amal Chakroun, Fatma Smaoui, Emna Elleuch, Chakib Marrakchi, Mounir Ben Jemaa
Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2020, Pages 190-195
Brucellosis may present with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations. Neurobrucellosis (NB), an uncommon but a serious complication, may occur at any stage of the disease. We aimed to evaluate the clinical, diagnostic, therapeutic, and evolutionary features of NB. We conducted a retrospective study...
Case Report

Tuberculous Meningitis in an Immunocompetent Host: A Diagnostic Challenge

Hussein Algahtani, Bader Shirah, Nawal Abdelghaffar, Abdulrahman J. Alqahtani, Mohammad Alshehri
In Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online: 26 September 2020
Tuberculosis is a major global public health problem, which poses significant diagnostic and treatment challenges. Tuberculous meningitis is the most severe form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, which approximately affects 1% of all patients with active tuberculosis. It is considered a medical emergency...
Research Article

Reducing Unnecessary Brain Computed Tomography Scan in a Tertiary Center

M. Abdoun, Abdelmoneim Mahgoub, J. Motwali
In Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online: 26 September 2020
Brain Computed Tomography (CT) is routinely requested before Lumbar Puncture (LP) to rule out increased intracranial pressure. However, normal brain radiography does not abate the risk of herniation and unnecessarily delays the course of treatment. Thus, the primary aims of this study were to evaluate...
Case Report

The Long-term Outcome of Sleeve Gastrectomy in Managing Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Prader–Willi Syndrome Patients: A Case Series

Safa Eltahir, Mohammed Alzaid, Gawahir Mukhtar, Wadha Alotaibi
Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2020, Pages 140-143
Background: Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder with multisystem involvement. Bariatric laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) surgery has been proposed as a means of weight control in PWS patients. There is some controversy around sleeve gastrectomy as a management strategy in PWS to control...
Review Article

Human Soil-transmitted Helminths and Lung Infections: A Guide Review for Respiratory Therapists

Majed H.M. Wakid
Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2020, Pages 144-150
Soil-transmitted helminths are among the neglected tropical diseases, although some 1.5 billion individuals are affected. Traveling to endemic regions, global immigration, and increase of immunocompromised cases, in addition to other factors, have an influence on global susceptibility to these parasites....
Research Article

Prevalence of Low Birth Weight in Urban Dhaka and its Association with Maternal Age and Socioeconomic Status

Razia Shaheen, Medha Roy, Aklima Anny, Nelufa Yeasmin Shova, Tasmia Hema
Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2020, Pages 162-166
Low Birth Weight (LBW) is a major risk factor for neonatal and infant mortality worldwide. In 2015, the LBW rate was 22.6% in Bangladesh. The present study was conducted to estimate the rate of LBW in urban Dhaka and to observe its association with maternal age and socioeconomic status. This retrospective...
Case Report

Convalescent Plasma Therapy in First Four Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients in Kerala, India

Nisar Karekadavath, Shinas Babu Pullichola, E. Muhammed Afsal, Anitha S.P. Prabhu, Mansoor C. Abdulla, Shahul H. Ebrahim
Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages 87-91
We describe the first four coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Kerala—the Indian state that reported the first COVID-19 case on January 30, 2020—who developed acute respiratory distress syndrome despite lopinavir/ritonavir and methyl prednisolone treatment. All four patients received convalescent...
Research Article

Patients’ Perception and Residents’ Self-evaluation of the Communication Skills of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents

Abrar A. Qari, Muath M. Alswat, Bashayer S. Alharbi, Asma Khalil
Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2020, Pages 174-178
The objective of this study was to assess the patients’ perceptions of the communication skills of obstetrics and gynecology residents, highlighting areas where these skills could be improved, and comparing the patient perceptions with the residents’ self-evaluation. This was a cross-sectional study,...
Research Article

Epidemiological and Clinical Aspects of Scorpion Envenomation in Machacalis, Minas Gerais, Brazil, from 2016 to 2017

Dilceu Silveira Tolentino Júnior, Eliseu Miranda de Assis, Roberto Carlos de Oliveira, Arlanjo Bispo de Sousa Marques, Bruno Souza Farias, Jessé Medeiros Leandro, Lucas Silveira Paulo, Mácio Emílio Caldeira da Silva, Lízia Colares Vilela
Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages 128-135
Scorpion envenomation is a serious public health problem in tropical regions due to its high frequency and severity. This research aimed to estimate the prevalence of human cases of scorpion stings reported at Cura D’ars Hospital, Machacalis, Brazil, between 2016 and 2017, in addition to identifying...
Research Article

Comparison of Patient Satisfaction Level and its Various Determinants in Public and Private Hospitals in Peshawar

Muneeb Ullah Jan, Zair Hassan, Muhammad Shahbaz Khan, Rafi Ullah, Abuzar Siraj
Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2020, Pages 167-173
The satisfaction of the patients and its importance in modern medicine cannot be emphasized enough. It is a potential tool that can invariably give a look-in into the performance of a hospital itself and health professionals (either directly or indirectly). The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient...
Case Report

Unusual Presentation of Influenza B Virus in a Neonate

Abdulrahman Al Zahrani, Ehab M. Hantash, M. Abdoun, Syeda Naqvi
In Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online: 4 September 2020
The presentation of neonatal influenza B in neonates can vary from a mild self-limited disease to acute presentation carrying high morbidity and mortality. This report describes one case of influenza B in a neonate who presented with severe respiratory distress syndrome and acute renal failure.
Research Article

Effect of Carbamazepine and Sodium Valproate on Liver Enzymes of Epileptic Children

Abdelmoneim Mahgoub, M. Abdoun, Sohail Azam, Reham Babiker
Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages 123-127
Carbamazepine and sodium valproate are one of the most common antiepileptic medications used in clinical practice. The period of treatment is commonly associated with benign alternation of the liver enzymes due to drug metabolism. Evaluation of asymptomatic enzymatic changes could be challenging to the...
Research Article

National Burden of Cancers in Tunisia: A Disability Adjusted Life–year Approach

Houda Ben Ayed, Mohamed Hsairi, Sourour Yaich, Habib Feki, Jihene Jedidi, Raouf Karray, Mondher Kassis, Jamel Damak
Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages 115-122
Cancer places a considerable burden on society that is reflected in both economic and humanitarian costs. We aimed to estimate the disease burden of cancers in Tunisia using the Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) as a health measure. We performed the methodology suggested in the Global Burden of...

What Happens after the COVID-19 Crisis: Managing “Patient Surge” in Academic Breast Imaging Division

Afnan Fahd Almuhanna
Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages 85-86
The first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was reported in the Eastern Province (Qatif City) on March 2, 2020 (Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, https://www.moh.gov.sa/Pages/Default.aspx). Since then, a cluster of cases continued to expand and spread throughout...