المنشورات و المؤلفات

Chronic low-grade inflammation is a significant factor in the development of obesity associated diabetes. This is supported by recent studies suggesting that endotoxin, derived from gut flora, may be key to the development of inflammarion by...
BACKGROUND: This study aims to identify which among the metabolic syndrome (MS) definitions are closely associated with pathological levels of leptin, adiponectin, resistin, tumour necrosis alpha (TNF-alpha) and C-reactive protein (CRP) among type 2...
Abstract: The aim of the study was to determine surgical indication and complication of subtotal thyroidectomy in patients being treated for Graves’ disease at King Khalid University Hospital Riyadh Saudi Arabia in the period between January 1996...
BACKGROUND: Several trials from different populations have reported that non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) has more predictive power than low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in detecting coronary heart disease (CHD) and...
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether clinical and biochemical features of Graves' disease at presentation predict response to medical and radioiodine treatment. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective 10-year study of 194 consecutive Saudi subjects with...
Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common noncommunicable diseases worldwide. In the Eastern Mediterranean Region there has been a rapid increase in the incidence of diabetes mellitus and it is now the fourth leading cause of death. The increasing...
OBJECTIVE: Respiratory muscle endurance is of interest in pulmonary, critical care and many other areas of medicine. The maximal voluntary ventilation (MVV) test is an objective dynamic method for measuring the working capacity of respiratory...
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of type 2 diabetes mellitus on lung function and to determine its severity in relation to duration of disease. METHODS: We conducted this study in the Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, King Khalid...
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of type 1 diabetes mellitus on lung function and its gravity in relation to the duration of disease. METHODS: We carried out this study in the Department of Physiology, College of Medicine and Diabetic Center,...
Aims Resistin is an adipocyte-derived factor implicated in obesity-associated type 2 diabetes (T2DM). This study examines the association between human serum resistin, T2DM and coronary heart disease. Methods One hundred and fourteen Saudi Arabian...
The aim of the study was to determine whether there was a relationship between tea consumption and the prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: The relationship between tea consumption and the prevalence of CHD was...
The objective of this study was to examine the relation between black tea consumption and serum lipid concentrations using cross-sectional data on 1,764 Saudi women aged 30-70 years. Our data show that women who did drink more than 6 cups of tea per...
AIMS: To compare plasma leptin in Saudi subjects with Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease (CHD) with non-diabetic control subjects and to examine the relationship of plasma leptin to other CHD risk factors. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHOD: Serum ...
PURPOSE: Early predictors of diabetic complications may aid in the prevention and/or management of these complications. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the predictive value of retinopathy for the presence of other diabetic...
The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and factors associated with obesity and overweight among adult Saudis using a national survey data from 1990 to 1993. The study population included 1652 men and 1619 women between 30 to 70...
OBJECTIVES To study the prevalence and determinants of cigarette smoking among Saudi nationals in three regions of Saudi Arabia. PARTICIPANTS A sample of 8310 individuals aged 15 years and above from both sexes, randomly selected from the three...
PURPOSE: To describe the incidence of, and risk factors associated with, diabetic retinopathy in diabetic persons assessed at a Saudi diabetes centre. METHODS: Five hundred and two patients with diabetes mellitus assessed by our service were studied...
BACKGROUND: The pattern and factors which can be associated with the glycemic control of Saudi adult diabetic patients were examined in this study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Confirmed diabetic patients from all regions of Saudi Arabia constituted the...
Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims worldwide, when Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. At the start and end of Ramadan there are sudden changes in dietary practice which involve meal-timing, total calorie intake and food...
Forty diabetes experts — among them investigators who have studied insulin injections for many years — gathered in Strasbourg, France for the first International Insulin Injection Technique Workshop. The objectives of the Workshop were to present...
BACKGROUND: The pattern and factors which can be associated with the glycemic control of Saudi adult diabetic patients were examined in this study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Confirmed diabetic patients from all regions of Saudi Arabia constituted the...
OBJECTIVES: To study the characteristics of risk factors for hypercholesterolemia among the Saudi population. DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional national epidemiological randomized household survey. SUBJECT: 4548 Saudi subjects, aged 15 years...
This is a study of the regional variation in Saudi Arabia with respect to the pattern of distribution of total serum cholesterolconcentration, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), total cholesterol to HDL ratio (CH/HDL) and...
The objectives of this Community-based National Epidemiological Household Survey, conducted between 1990-1993, were to estimate the prevalence of overweight and obesity in Saudi Arabia and to examine its association with the socio-demographic ...
OBJECTIVES: To study the pattern of body weight distribution and the prevalence of overweight and obesity in Saudi Arabia. DESIGN: Cross-sectional national epidemiological household survey. SUBJECT: 13,177 Saudi subjects, over the age of 15 years....
The objective of this study was to look at the pattern of serum total cholesterol concentration (TCC) distribution and the prevalence of hypercholesterolemia (HC) in Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional national epidemiological household survey was...
INTRODUCTION: There are several hurdles to oral insulin delivery (OID): mainly, enzymatic proteolysis, gastric degradation, and an absorption barrier. Researchers have been attempting to overcome these natural barriers through chitosan-based insulin...
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome varies widely by ethnicity and by the criteria used in its definition. OBJECTIVE: To identify the optimal cutoff values for waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and body mass index (BMI...