Mohamed Baraka

Mohamed Baraka
Al Ain University Abu Dhabi in UAE · Clinical Pharmacy

Ph.D. Clinical Pharmacy at Free University of Brussels in Belgium

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Additional affiliations
January 2014 - present
Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal University
Position
  • Ass Prof Clinical Pharmacy

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Publications (42)
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Purpose: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is leading to greater therapeutic cost, length of hospital stays, adverse events, morbidity and mortality. Hospital-based antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) engaging physicians, pharmacists, microbiologists and nurses are considered as effective way to ensure appropriate use of antimicrobial agents. T...
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Background Pharmacy students will assume future roles as frontline healthcare providers. Therefore, evaluating their current state of mental wellbeing and its associated factors is essential for better planning students' support initiatives. This study aimed to assess mental wellbeing and its associated factors among undergraduate pharmacy students...
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Vaccine hesitancy is widespread in many parts of the globe, particularly in low–middle-income countries. Therefore, we surveyed a sample of hospitalized COVID-19 patients to assess COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and vaccine hesitancy in a low–middle-income country. A cross-sectional sample of 385 confirmed reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reacti...
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Background: There is a paucity of studies describing the risk factors for developing ischemic stroke in our region. Objective: The objective of the current study was to delineate the potential risk factors for the development of ischemic stroke. Methods: We have conducted a retrospective cohort hospital-based study that has enrolled 231 subjects. T...
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Background Grit is a measure of a student's ability to persevere in the face of adversity and is proposed as an essential trait for academic achievement. Therefore, evaluating the current state of grit and its associated factors could aid in academic support planning. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the grit level and its associated factors...
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Background Quality education and good health and wellbeing are two crucial sustainable development goals of the United Nations. Pharmacy students will assume a future role as frontline healthcare workers. Evaluating their current state of mental wellbeing and its associated factors is essential for better planning to ensure healthy lives...
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Introduction: The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused many problems in the health sector. Effective and safe vaccines are the only tool to combat the COVID-19 disease. Researchers and regulatory agencies have made efforts to develop such vaccines and healthcare professionals were prioritized for the vaccination program as first-line care pro...
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Objective: This study aimed to assess the correlation between body mass index (BMI) and plasma lipid profile levels in mild and severe COVID-19 patients. Method: This was a prospective, observational, cohort study, conducted in a medical referral center specializing in management of COVID-19 cases. Patients were divided into two groups according...
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© The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022 Abstract Objective This study aimed to assess the correlation between body mass index (BMI) and plasma lipid profile levels in mild and severe COVID-19 patients. Method This was a prospective, observational, cohort study, conducted in a medical referral center specializ...
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Introduction The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused many problems in the health sector. Effective and safe vaccines are the only tool to combat the COVID-19 disease. Researchers and regulatory agencies have made efforts to develop such vaccines and healthcare professionals were prioritised for the vaccination program, as first-line care pro...
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Background A subpopulation of statin users such as subjects with chronic kidney disease (CKD), Human Immune virus (HIV, acute coronary syndrome (ACS), revascularization, metabolic syndrome, and/or diabetes may particularly benefit from pitavastatin pharmacotherapy. Aim of the systematic review The current systematic review aimed systematically eva...
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Background Amid the turbulent nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, telepharmacy has shifted the paradigm of patient care by leveraging digital medicine. Government mandated lockdowns and norms of social distancing have further underscored the need for telepharmacy. Many developed and developing countries implemented such initiatives where pharmacists h...
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Background The current therapy of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is confronted with many challenges such as inadequate response, infection, and treatment failure. Aim and Objective The main objective was to assess the efficacy and safety of tocilizumab (TCZ) in subjects with RA using the available evidence from published randomized controlled trials....
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Objectives The purpose of this study is to assess patients’ knowledge regarding statin–grapefruit interactions, to identify any pertinent demographic characteristics that may influence knowledge of this drug–food interaction, and to identify preferred patient sources of health information. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted to collect d...
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Factors reported in the literature associated with inappropriate prescribing of antimicrobials include physicians with less experience, uncertain diagnosis, and patient caregiver influences on physicians' decisions. Monitoring antimicrobial resistance is critical for identifying emerging resistance patterns, developing, and assessing the effectiven...
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(1) Background: Factors reported in literature associated with inappropriate prescribing of antimicrobials, such as physicians with less experience, uncertain diagnosis, and patient caregiver influences on physicians' decisions. Monitoring antimicrobial resistance is critical for identifying emerging resistance patterns, developing, and assessing t...
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Abstract: Introduction: Overweight and obesity have become a significant health hazard among adolescents on account of quick growth in its occurrence rate and its common comorbidities like cardiometabolic disease (CMD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of adiposity and assess the risk of CMD among university students in Eastern...
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Objective The aim of this study was to develop a risk prediction model for non-adherence to prescribed medication based on self-reported risk factors in patients with the acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods This is a prospective follow-up cohort study of 210 patients with ACS at a tertiary hospital in Al Ain city in the United Arab Emirates. Pa...
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Background Antimicrobial agents are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in pregnancy due to the increased susceptibility to infections during pregnancy. Antimicrobials can contribute to different maternal complications. Therefore, it is important to study their patterns in prescription and utilization. The data regarding this issue is scarce i...
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Background: This study aims to discuss, summarize and compare the renal outcomes associated with non-insulin antidiabetic (AD) pharmacotherapy prescribed for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Methods: A systematic search using predefined search terms in three scholarly databases, ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, and PubMed, was conducted...
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Background Antimicrobial agents are considered among the most commonly prescribed drugs in pregnancy given the increased susceptibility of infections during pregnancy. Antimicrobials can contribute to different maternal complications. Therefore, it is important to study their prescribing and utilization pattern. Such type of data regarding this iss...
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Background: Infections result from invasions of an organism into body tissues leading to diseases and complications that might eventually lead to death. Inappropriate use of antimicrobials has led to development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) which has been associated with increased mortality, morbidity and health costs. Antimicrobial stewardsh...
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Background Chronic infection with Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is considered as a major cause for developing liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. A new era in HCV treatment is ongoing using Direct Acting Antiviral activity (DAA). The first approved DAA drug was Sofosbuvir which has a high tolerability and preferable pharmacokinetic profile. Ano...
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Chronic infection with HCV is a worldwide health problem that may lead to cirrhosis, portal hypertension, hepatocellular failure and hepatocellular carcinoma in most of cases. A new era in HCV treatment has been started using direct acting antiviral activity. In this study we assess the safety and efficacy of a combination therapy Sofosbuvir/Simpre...
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The role of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in uterine fibroids (UF) has recently been appreciated. Overhydroxylation of lysine residues and the subsequent formation of hydroxylysylpyridinoline (HP) and lysylpyridinoline (LP) cross-links underlie the ECM stiffness and profoundly affect tumor progression. The aim of the current study was to investiga...
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Introduction: The use of natural products, that is, herbs for clinical and domestic purposes, is quite common in Saudi Arabia. Studies have reported an increasing use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs). This study aims to investigate the perception, attitude, and knowledge of the students regarding CAMs and their use. Materials and M...
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We intended to assess knowledge, attitude, perception, misconception and views (KAP-MV) of family members of PLWHA. A cross-sectional retrospective study conducted in Anti-retroviral centre of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial—MGM hospital, Warangal, Telangana, South-India from July to September 2014. A questionnaire containing 41 items was distributed among...
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Medical students, interns, residents and practitioners at all levels need a boost dose of simple plan and exemplified written format to participate in medical clinical research studies or write a manuscript. There are great opportunities for medical clinical researchers to establish research career in line with their current clinical practice and r...
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The pharmaceutical care and ‘extended’ roles are still not practiced optimally by community pharmacists. Several studies have discussed the practice of community pharmacy in the UAE and have shown that most community pharmacists only counsel patients. However, UAE, have taken initiatives to allow and prepare community pharmacists to practice ‘exten...
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Aim: This study was aimed to evaluate the motivation, learning styles and programme selections of pharmacy and non- pharmacy candidates doing the preparatory year. Method: A questionnaire survey was conducted at the end of the preparatory-year in Dammam University during the Orientation Week in April 2014. Interviews with some students and instruct...
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OBJECTIVES: To investigate determinants of medication use among multi-ethnic pregnant women. METHODS: A total of 641 pregnant women participated in this cross-sectional study in a Brussels university hospital. A questionnaire was used to obtain data on socio-demographic characteristics and medication use. Chi-squared tests and binary logistic...
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Objective: To investigate the differences in exposure to medications in a cohort of multi-ethnic pregnant women. Methods: Six hundred and forty-one pregnant women of Western, Arab/Turkish and "other origins" participated in this cross-sectional study using a questionnaire in a university hospital in Brussels, Belgium. Assessment of the drug safe...
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To investigate the anemia prevalence during pregnancy and the use of and response to iron supplementation in a multi-ethnic population as well as the possible association between anemia and birth outcomes (pregnancy duration, birth weight). Cross-sectional study conducted in a university hospital (Brussels, Belgium) in 341 women. Hemoglobin, ferrit...
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To investigate the possible differences in folic acid use and to identify the determinants of antenatal folic acid use among multi-ethnic pregnant women. Three hundred and fifty pregnant women participated in this cross-sectional study in a university hospital in Brussels, Belgium. A questionnaire was used to obtain data on socio-demographic charac...

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Dear Researchers, Accessing to books and literature's are very important for updating knowledge and improve research skills, especially required in medical sciences. Currently, the trend of easy-online access became an emerging plot for obtaining information and turning our printed books to e-books. With easy mode of access the number of e-books were continuously increasing day by day. With a interest to collect and share the books, I collected atleast of 15,000 e-books from ancient medical practice to current global health technologies. Considering to make this books accessible to everyone (especially to students and academicians) is important for their academic development. I am planning to make a digital library accessible to all health professionals with free of cost and readily accessible. In this regard, I am seeking advise and partners to work with me this prestigious humanitarian support beyond the borders to make everyone access to e-books freely and easily. Your suggestions are highly appreciated and ready to share any book that is useful for our health profession. Thanking you Dr. Akshaya
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Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine (JPPCM) [http://www.jppcm.org] [e-ISSN : 2455-3255] is the official journal of Indian Academy of Pharmacists (IAOP). It is an international peer-reviewed journal. JPPCM publishes four issues per year devoted to research and review articles in the field of pharmacy practice, community medicine and related discipline of health sciences. JPPCM aims at facilitating the development of community-based research, education, and health care services. The purpose of this journal is to promote excellence in the pharmacy practice and community medicine and closely related fields. The current emphasis of the journal includes (but is not limited to) the following areas: Pharmacy Practice (including Clinical Pharmacy, Hospital and Community Pharmacy etc) Social Aspects of Pharmacy and community medicine Social and Preventive Medicine Medical Pharmacology Pharmaceutical Health Policy Community and Public Health Epidemiology Patient Management Process and outcome research Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management Pharmacovigilance and drug safety Pharmacoeconomics Pharmaceutical and medical education Health promotion, education and health informatics