Mohammed A Al-Shehri's research while affiliated with King Khalid University and other places

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To study the reasons, magnitude and outcome of drowning following submersion in water of children admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Aseer Province, Saudi Arabia. A retrospective cohort study of all pediatric patients (0-13) years old who drowned and were admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Aseer Central Hospital, Southwest...
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To standardize the growth parameters for Saudi children aged 3-18 years living at high altitude and to investigate the appropriateness of using the National Center for Ilealth Statistics (NC(IIS) growth standards for the assessment of children's growth at this high attitude area. The present study follows a cross-sectional study design. A total of...
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Bronchiolitis is the most common lower respiratory tract infection in children less than 24 months of age and the most frequent cause of hospitalization in infants under 6 months of age. To determine the viral etiology and predictors for hospital admission of children with bronchiolitis in Abha city, southwest Saudi Arabia. Children five years old...
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The aim of the present study was to construct intrauterine percentile growth curves for body weight, length and head circumference for local use in a high altitude area of Saudi Arabia. This is a cross-sectional study of all Saudi births from Abha General Hospital over a 6-year period from 1999 to 2004. We included a total of 6,035 Saudi births in...
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There is a need to establish up-to-date growth standards for use in assessing the adequacy of children’s growth in every population, especially those with peculiar environmental chal-lenges. The purpose of this study is to update growth reference values for the normal population of urban infants (0-24 months) from the high altitude area of Southwes...
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A postero-lateral hernia through the foramen of Bochdalek is a rare type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia CDH. The incidence of Bochdalek hernia on the right side is 10-20% compared to the left side, and herniation of the stomach into the right pleural cavity is extremely rare. We report a case of right-sided Bochdalek hernia with a right intrath...
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In diagnostic microbiology laboratories, Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is identified by positive coagulase test and positive deoxyribonuclease (DNase) activity followed by demonstration of oxacillin resistance on susceptibility testing on agar plate. This usually takes an approximately 48-72 hours. The purpose of this study is...
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Cancer chemotherapy drugs, fluids and electrolytes are best dosed per square meter of body surface area (BSA). Since newborns have an exceptionally large surface to mass ratio, their BSA needs to be accurately estimated, if it is to serve as a safe denominator for drugs and fluids. In this study, BSA was measured directly in 15 full-term Saudi newb...
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To describe the pattern of childhood poisoning in the Emergency Room (ER) of the Pediatrics Department in Aseer Central Hospital (ACH), in order to suggest possible causes and preventive measures. This is a retrospective study of cases of childhood poisoning or ingestions attending the pediatric emergency room of Aseer Central Hospital or those adm...
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Human body surface area (BSA) is the preferred denominator for physiological indices of body metabolism and for drug dosages. The Du Bois and Du Bois height/weight nomogram, used for fast and convenient estimation of patients BSA, is not suitable for all populations due to ethnic differences in body shape and build. The purpose of this study was to...

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... We propose this as a consequence of the summer season since it has the school vacation season while some children remain indoors with few outside activities. Consistent with our findings, the majority of overdose cases often occur during the summertime [13,14]. ...
... Included studies were published between 1975 [29] and 2021 [30][31][32]. Studies most commonly reported data on drowning from Iran (27 studies ), Saudia Arabia (11 studies [31,32,[60][61][62][63][64][65][66][67][68]) and Pakistan (10 studies [69][70][71][72][73][74][75][76][77][78]). There were 3 studies which reported on multiple countries within the EMR [79][80][81] and 3 studies which reported on the EMR as a whole [3,82,83] (Table 1). ...
... There is a bigger issue. There are large numbers of alternate empirical formulas, 20 of which are shown in Table One, in chronological order [17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34]. With so many choices, which should physicians and medical researchers use? ...
... Hospital A was the hospital from which the highest prevalence was encountered and this is expected due to the fact of it being a referral hospital for most other Ministry of Health hospitals within and around Riyadh. The 27-33% range is quite similar to the 33% reported earlier from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2001 [27] and 2003 [31], as well as 31% in 2005 [32]. Yet others report the much lower prevalence of 12% in 2001 from the eastern province [28]. ...
... Resulta interesante destacar la asociación entre la parálisis cerebral infantil y el VG crónico presente en el 85% de nuestros pacientes. Se ha propuesto que esta asociación se deba a la distensión gástrica crónica, frecuente en este tipo de pacientes debido a la aerofagia masiva y a la laxitud ligamentosa secundaria a la hipotonía generalizada 16 . ...
... Limited reports have addressed the issues of IUGR and low birth weight in Saudi Arabia. [10,11] To the best of our knowledge, there are no reported local studies addressing early neurodevelopmental IUGR outcomes in Saudi Arabia. Enrollment of these infants into high-risk programs may facilitate effective early intervention. ...
... The viral genome encodes ten proteins including two envelope proteins, F and G. The G protein mediates the attachment of the virus to the host cells and the F protein is involved in cell penetration and promotes cell-to-cell transmission through the formation of syncytia [47,50,51,104] RSV can be classified into two strains, RSV-A and RSV-B, based their reactivity with antibodies directed against the variable G protein. [53] RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children younger than 1 year of age in the US [105] It is estimated that severe RSV infection causes as much as 90% of all childhood bronchiolitis (inflammation of the bronchioles) and up to 40% of all childhood pneumonias. ...
... 12,13 There was one study which investigated growth pattern of Saudi boys and girls living at high altitudes. 14 The aims of this study were to provide growth reference values in body height, to determine the specific age at peak height velocity for Saudi male and female adolescences aged 9-16 years' and to evaluate the appropriateness of using the Centers for Disease Control/National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS) growth standards in body height 15 for the assessment of Saudi adolescents. ...
... Estimation of BSA in patients from different races/ethnicities might require the modification of equations to cater to differences in body shape and build [15,44e47]. Of several tested equations, the Mosteller equation gave the most accurate prediction of BSA in Saudi Arabian neonates according to Nwoye et al. [48]. The regression coefficients given in this paper differ significantly from those in Boyd's paper. ...