Yaseen M Arabi

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Publications

  1. pmc The association between statin therapy during intensive care unit stay and the incidence of venous thromboembolism: a propensity score-adjusted analysis
    Shmeylan A Al Harbi
    College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, MC 1425, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 1426, Saudi Arabia
    BMC Pharmacol Toxicol 14:57. 2013
  2. pmc Status epilepticus and cardiopulmonary arrest in a patient with carbon monoxide poisoning with full recovery after using a neuroprotective strategy: a case report
    Salman Abdulaziz
    Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, PO Box 22490, Riyadh, 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    J Med Case Rep 6:421. 2012
  3. pmc Antimicrobial therapeutic determinants of outcomes from septic shock among patients with cirrhosis
    Yaseen M Arabi
    Intensive Care Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Hepatology 56:2305-15. 2012
  4. pmc Permissive underfeeding versus target enteral feeding in adult critically ill patients (PermiT Trial): a study protocol of a multicenter randomized controlled trial
    Yaseen M Arabi
    King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Trials 13:191. 2012
  5. pmc Intra-abdominal pressure and abdominal perfusion pressure in cirrhotic patients with septic shock
    Hasan M Al-Dorzi
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Intensive Care 2:S4. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Incident reporting at a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia
    Yaseen Arabi
    Intensive Care Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Patient Saf 8:81-7. 2012
  7. pmc The incidence of venous thromboembolism and practice of deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in hospitalized cirrhotic patients
    Abdulaziz Aldawood
    Intensive Care Department, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Thromb J 9:1. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Intensive versus conventional insulin therapy: a randomized controlled trial in medical and surgical critically ill patients
    Yaseen M Arabi
    Intensive Care Department, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Crit Care Med 36:3190-7. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Outcome predictors of cirrhosis patients admitted to the intensive care unit
    Yaseen Arabi
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, King Abdul Aziz Medical Centre, National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 16:333-9. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Changing sedation practices in the intensive care unit--protocol implementation, multifaceted multidisciplinary approach and teamwork
    Yaseen Arabi
    Intensive Care Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh, 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Middle East J Anesthesiol 19:429-47. 2007

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  1. pmc The association between statin therapy during intensive care unit stay and the incidence of venous thromboembolism: a propensity score-adjusted analysis
    Shmeylan A Al Harbi
    College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, MC 1425, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 1426, Saudi Arabia
    BMC Pharmacol Toxicol 14:57. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between statin therapy during intensive care unit (ICU) stay and the incidence of VTE in critically ill patients...
  2. pmc Status epilepticus and cardiopulmonary arrest in a patient with carbon monoxide poisoning with full recovery after using a neuroprotective strategy: a case report
    Salman Abdulaziz
    Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, PO Box 22490, Riyadh, 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    J Med Case Rep 6:421. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  3. pmc Antimicrobial therapeutic determinants of outcomes from septic shock among patients with cirrhosis
    Yaseen M Arabi
    Intensive Care Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Hepatology 56:2305-15. 2012
    ..9%) patients and was also associated with higher mortality (aOR, 1.8; 95% CI, 1.0-3.3). These findings were consistent across various clinically relevant subgroups...
  4. pmc Permissive underfeeding versus target enteral feeding in adult critically ill patients (PermiT Trial): a study protocol of a multicenter randomized controlled trial
    Yaseen M Arabi
    King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Trials 13:191. 2012
    ..However, optimal caloric intake has not been systematically evaluated. We aim to compare two strategies of enteral feeding: permissive underfeeding versus target feeding...
  5. pmc Intra-abdominal pressure and abdominal perfusion pressure in cirrhotic patients with septic shock
    Hasan M Al-Dorzi
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Intensive Care 2:S4. 2012
    ..We evaluated the relationship between IAP and APP and outcomes of cirrhotic septic patients, and assessed the ability of these measures compared to other common resuscitative endpoints to differentiate survivors from nonsurvivors...
  6. doi request reprint Incident reporting at a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia
    Yaseen Arabi
    Intensive Care Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Patient Saf 8:81-7. 2012
    ..Such information would help in redesigning systems and in planning and developing strategies with the goal of improving patient safety and quality of care...
  7. pmc The incidence of venous thromboembolism and practice of deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in hospitalized cirrhotic patients
    Abdulaziz Aldawood
    Intensive Care Department, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Thromb J 9:1. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  8. doi request reprint Intensive versus conventional insulin therapy: a randomized controlled trial in medical and surgical critically ill patients
    Yaseen M Arabi
    Intensive Care Department, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Crit Care Med 36:3190-7. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the effect of intensive insulin therapy on mortality in medical surgical intensive care unit patients...
  9. ncbi request reprint Outcome predictors of cirrhosis patients admitted to the intensive care unit
    Yaseen Arabi
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, King Abdul Aziz Medical Centre, National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 16:333-9. 2004
    ..To evaluate outcome predictors of patients with cirrhosis admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Changing sedation practices in the intensive care unit--protocol implementation, multifaceted multidisciplinary approach and teamwork
    Yaseen Arabi
    Intensive Care Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh, 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Middle East J Anesthesiol 19:429-47. 2007
    ..Sedation protocols have demonstrated effectiveness in improving ICU sedation practices. However, the importance of multifaceted multidisciplinary approach on the success of such protocols has not been fully examined...
  11. doi request reprint The impact of time to tracheostomy on mechanical ventilation duration, length of stay, and mortality in intensive care unit patients
    Yaseen M Arabi
    Department of Intensive Care, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Crit Care 24:435-40. 2009
    ..This study examined the potential effects of time to tracheostomy on mechanical ventilation duration, intensive care unit (ICU), and hospital length of stay (LOS), and ICU and hospital mortality...
  12. doi request reprint Hypoglycemia with intensive insulin therapy in critically ill patients: predisposing factors and association with mortality
    Yaseen M Arabi
    Intensive Care Department YMA, AHR, College of Medicine Research Center, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Crit Care Med 37:2536-44. 2009
    ..To examine the predisposing factors for hypoglycemia in medical-surgical intensive care unit patients treated with intensive insulin therapy and to assess its association with mortality...
  13. doi request reprint Near-target caloric intake in critically ill medical-surgical patients is associated with adverse outcomes
    Yaseen M Arabi
    Intensive Care Department, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 34:280-8. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether caloric intake independently influences mortality and morbidity of critically ill patients...
  14. pmc Low-dose hydrocortisone in patients with cirrhosis and septic shock: a randomized controlled trial
    Yaseen M Arabi
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    CMAJ 182:1971-7. 2010
    ..However, the effect of corticosteroid replacement on mortality in this high-risk group remains unclear. We examined the effect of low-dose hydrocortisone in patients with cirrhosis who presented with septic shock...
  15. doi request reprint Permissive underfeeding and intensive insulin therapy in critically ill patients: a randomized controlled trial
    Yaseen M Arabi
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:569-77. 2011
    ..Nutritional support has been recognized as an essential part of intensive care unit management. However, the appropriate caloric intake for critically ill patients remains ill defined...
  16. pmc sRAGE in diabetic and non-diabetic critically ill patients: effects of intensive insulin therapy
    Yaseen M Arabi
    College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Crit Care 15:R203. 2011
    ..RAGE expression is regulated by multiple ligands, including high mobility group box-1 (HMGB-1), and is reflected by its released soluble form (sRAGE)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Developing and managing a team to participate in trials involving acute respiratory failure: advice for the inexperienced
    Yaseen Arabi
    King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Curr Opin Crit Care 12:8-12. 2006
    ..This review evaluates the need for and grassroots process of teamwork and considers the challenges facing teamwork in the specific context of conducting acute respiratory failure research today...
  18. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of prolonged stay in the intensive care unit: predictors and impact on resource utilization
    Yaseen Arabi
    Department of Intensive Care, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Int J Qual Health Care 14:403-10. 2002
    ..To evaluate the predictors of prolonged Intensive Care Unit (ICU) stay and the impact on resource utilization...
  19. pmc Assessment of performance of four mortality prediction systems in a Saudi Arabian intensive care unit
    Yaseen Arabi
    Consultant ICU Program Director, Critical Care Fellowship, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Crit Care 6:166-74. 2002
    ....
  20. pmc External validation of a modified model of Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II for orthotopic liver transplant patients
    Yaseen Arabi
    Intensive Care Department, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Crit Care 6:245-50. 2002
    ....
  21. pmc Assessment of six mortality prediction models in patients admitted with severe sepsis and septic shock to the intensive care unit: a prospective cohort study
    Yaseen Arabi
    Department of Intensive Care, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Crit Care 7:R116-22. 2003
    ..In addition, SAPS II and MPM II24 were customized for septic patients in a previous study, and the customized versions were included in this evaluation...
  22. pmc Impact of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system on the outcome of critically ill adult patients: a before-after study
    Hasan M Al-Dorzi
    King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, 11426, Saudi Arabia
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 11:71. 2011
    ..However, their effectiveness has been questioned. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of CPOE implementation on the outcome of critically ill patients...
  23. pmc Etomidate and mortality in cirrhotic patients with septic shock
    Antoine J Cherfan
    Pharmaceutical Care Department, Clinical Pharmacy Division, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    BMC Clin Pharmacol 11:22. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the association of a single dose effect of etomidate prior to intubation on the mortality of septic cirrhotic patients and the impact of the subsequent use of low dose hydrocortisone...
  24. doi request reprint Use of intermittent pneumatic compression and not graduated compression stockings is associated with lower incident VTE in critically ill patients: a multiple propensity scores adjusted analysis
    Yaseen M Arabi
    Intensive Care Department, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Chest 144:152-9. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the association of mechanical thromboprophylaxis with IPC or GCS with the risk of VTE and hospital mortality among critically ill medical-surgical patients...
  25. pmc Association between statin therapy and outcomes in critically ill patients: a nested cohort study
    Shmeylan A Al Harbi
    Intensive Care Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    BMC Clin Pharmacol 11:12. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between statin therapy during intensive care unit (ICU) admission and all-cause mortality in critically ill patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Magnesium supplementation and the potential association with mortality rates among critically ill non-cardiac patients
    Ousama C Dabbagh
    Department of Intensive Care Unit, King Fahad Hospital, King Abdul Aziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 27:821-5. 2006
    ..Recent literature showed that development of hypomagnesemia is associated with higher mortality. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of magnesium supplementation on mortality rates of critically ill patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint Intensive insulin therapy versus conventional insulin therapy for critically ill trauma patients admitted to ICU
    Abdulaziz S Aldawood
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City and King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Middle East J Anesthesiol 20:659-66. 2010
    ..The objective of our study was to evaluate the beneficial effect of IIT in reducing mortality and morbidity in critically ill trauma patients admitted to ICU...
  28. doi request reprint Mortality reduction after implementing a clinical practice guidelines-based management protocol for severe traumatic brain injury
    Yaseen M Arabi
    Intensive Care Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 11426
    J Crit Care 25:190-5. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the effect of implementing a clinical practice guidelines-based management protocol on the outcome of patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
  29. ncbi request reprint End-of-life practices in a tertiary intensive care unit in Saudi Arabia
    Abdulaziz S Aldawood
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 40:137-41. 2012
    ..These decisions should be made early in the patients' stay in the intensive care unit...
  30. pmc Early tracheostomy in intensive care trauma patients improves resource utilization: a cohort study and literature review
    Yaseen Arabi
    Intensive Care Department MC 1425, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Crit Care 8:R347-52. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of early tracheostomy on the duration of mechanical ventilation, ICU length of stay, and outcomes in trauma ICU patients...
  31. doi request reprint Acinetobacter is the most common pathogen associated with late-onset and recurrent ventilator-associated pneumonia in an adult intensive care unit in Saudi Arabia
    Aiman El-Saed
    Infection Prevention and Control Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Infect Dis 17:e696-701. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the microbial causes of VAP and describe any variability by the timing of VAP onset and over time...
  32. doi request reprint Advantages and disadvantages of etomidate use for intubation of patients with sepsis
    Antoine J Cherfan
    Pharmaceutical Care Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City and the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Pharmacotherapy 32:475-82. 2012
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint The characteristics of very short stay ICU admissions and implications for optimizing ICU resource utilization: the Saudi experience
    Yaseen Arabi
    Department of Intensive Care, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Int J Qual Health Care 16:149-55. 2004
    ..Our aim was to study their characteristics with the aim of developing strategic approaches for better and more appropriate utilization of ICU resources...
  34. ncbi request reprint Can we predict prognosis using mortality probability model IIo?
    Yaseen Arabi
    Intensive Care Department, MC 1425, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 23:1115-9. 2002
    ..To evaluate Mortality Probability Model (MPM) IIo as a tool to predict very poor prognosis after intensive care unit admission...
  35. doi request reprint The results of a 6-year epidemiologic surveillance for ventilator-associated pneumonia at a tertiary care intensive care unit in Saudi Arabia
    Hasan M Al-Dorzi
    Intensive Care Department, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 40:794-9. 2012
    ..Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) prevention is an important patient safety initiative. We describe the impact of a multidisciplinary surveillance program on VAP rates in a tertiary medical-surgical-trauma intensive care unit (ICU)...
  36. doi request reprint Trauma profile at a tertiary intensive care unit in Saudi Arabia
    Abdulaziz S Aldawood
    National Guard Health Affairs, King Saud bin Abdul Aziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 32:498-501. 2012
    ..Trauma is a leading cause of death worldwide and in Saudi Arabia. This study describes the injury profiles and ICU outcomes of patients in a tertiary trauma care referral center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
  37. pmc Critical care management of severe traumatic brain injury in adults
    Samir H Haddad
    Intensive Care Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 20:12. 2012
    ..In this review, the critical care management of severe TBI will be discussed with focus on monitoring, avoidance and minimization of secondary brain insults, and optimization of cerebral oxygenation and CPP...
  38. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial infective endocarditis in critically ill patients: a report of three cases and review of the literature
    Samir H Haddad
    Department of Intensive Care, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, P O Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Int J Infect Dis 8:210-6. 2004
    ..We have reviewed the literature concerning NIE in critically ill patients and describe the epidemiology, microbiology and clinical features of this uncommon infection and comment on its diagnosis and management...
  39. ncbi request reprint Intensive care management of traumatic brain injury
    Samir Haddad
    King Fahad National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, P O Box 22490, Riyadh, 11426 KSA
    Middle East J Anesthesiol 18:69-84. 2005
  40. ncbi request reprint Hypokalemic paralysis mimicking Guillain-Barré syndrome and causing acute respiratory failure
    Samir Haddad
    Intensive Care Unit, Mail Code 1425, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, P O Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Middle East J Anesthesiol 17:891-7. 2004
    ..Continuous potassium replacement produced rapid and complete recovery from quadriplegia and respiratory failure without requirement for mechanical ventilation...
  41. ncbi request reprint Initial management of traumatic brain injury
    Samir Haddad
    King Fahad National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, P O Box 22490, Riyadh, 11426 KSA
    Middle East J Anesthesiol 18:45-68. 2005
  42. ncbi request reprint The practice of do-not-resuscitate orders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The experience of a tertiary care center
    Masoor Ur Rahman
    Intensive Care Unit MC 1425, King Abdul Aziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 25:1278-9. 2004
  43. doi request reprint Initiation of inappropriate antimicrobial therapy results in a fivefold reduction of survival in human septic shock
    Anand Kumar
    Section of Critical Care Medicine, Health Sciences Centre St Boniface Hospital, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Chest 136:1237-48. 2009
    ..Our goal was to determine the impact of the initiation of inappropriate antimicrobial therapy on survival to hospital discharge of patients with septic shock...
  44. ncbi request reprint Sedation in ICU: are we achieving goals?
    Samir Haddad
    Intensive Care Department, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Middle East J Anesthesiol 20:389-96. 2009
    ....
  45. doi request reprint Early combination antibiotic therapy yields improved survival compared with monotherapy in septic shock: a propensity-matched analysis
    Anand Kumar
    Section of Critical Care Medicine, Health Sciences Centre St Boniface Hospital, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Crit Care Med 38:1773-85. 2010
    ..Current guidelines do not recommend combination therapy except for the express purpose of broadening coverage when resistant pathogens are a concern...
  46. ncbi request reprint Awake anaesthesia for major thoracic surgical procedures: an observational study
    Mohammad Al-Abdullatief
    Department of Surgery, MC 1446, King Abdulaziz Medical City, P O Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 32:346-50. 2007
    ..Major thoracic surgical procedures are rarely performed under awake anaesthesia. The purpose of this study is to review the experience of a tertiary center in major thoracic surgical procedures done under awake anaesthesia...
  47. ncbi request reprint Severe hypoglycemia in peritoneal dialysis patients due to overestimation of blood glucose by the point-of-care glucometer
    Hasan M Al-Dorzi
    Intensive Care Department, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 22:764-8. 2011
    ..Increased awareness of this problem for all healthcare providers and use of appropriate glucometers are required...
  48. pmc In-hospital mortality among a cohort of cirrhotic patients admitted to a tertiary hospital
    Mohammad A Alsultan
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Saudi J Gastroenterol 17:387-90. 2011
    ..To determine the mortality rate in a cohort of hospitalized patients with cirrhosis and examine their resuscitation status at admission...
  49. ncbi request reprint Weekend and weeknight admissions have the same outcome of weekday admissions to an intensive care unit with onsite intensivist coverage
    Yaseen Arabi
    Intensive Care Department and College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Crit Care Med 34:605-11. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether weekend and nighttime admissions compromise patient outcome in an intensive care unit staffed by an onsite intensivist 24 hrs a day and 7 days a week...
  50. doi request reprint Renal failure as a risk factor for venous thromboembolism in critically Ill patients: a cohort study
    Hasan M Al-Dorzi
    Intensive Care Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, PO Box 22490, Mail Code 1425, Riyadh, 11426, Saudi Arabia Electronic address
    Thromb Res 132:671-5. 2013
    ..The main objective of this study was to evaluate this relationship in patients admitted to a medical-surgical intensive care unit (ICU)...
  51. doi request reprint Life-threatening infections in medically immunocompromised patients
    Hasan M Al-Dorzi
    Intensive Care Department, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, PO Box 22490, MC 1425, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Crit Care Clin 29:807-26. 2013
    ..This review discusses the epidemiology, pathogenesis, antimicrobial and surgical management, supportive care, and outcome of life-threatening infections associated with common chronic medical diseases. ..
  52. ncbi request reprint Emergency room to the intensive care unit in Hajj. The chain of life
    Yaseen M Arabi
    Acting Chairman, Intensive Care Department, King Abdul Aziz Medical City and College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdul Aziz University for Health Sciences, MC 1425, PO Box 22490, Riyadh, 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 27:937-41. 2006
    ..The purpose of this article is to outline the admission criteria from the emergency room to the intensive care and to review some of the unique features of providing these services during the Hajj season...
  53. pmc What is the optimal blood glucose target in critically ill patients? A nested cohort study
    Ashraf Al-Tarifi
    Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Thorac Med 6:207-11. 2011
    ..The objective of this study is to identify the optimal BG target for glycemic control in critically ill patients that is associated with survival benefit with the least hypoglycemia risk...
  54. ncbi request reprint The challenge of a multicultural environment for critical care nursing in Saudi Arabia
    Helena Brady
    Adult Branch ENB 100 General Intensive Care Nursing, Patient Care Committee, ICU2, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Middle East J Anesthesiol 18:541-50. 2005
    ..In this article it is endeavored to discuss these challenges and to suggest some possible solutions to the problems encountered...
  55. ncbi request reprint The critically ill avian influenza A (H5N1) patient
    Yaseen Arabi
    Intensive Care Department, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Crit Care Med 35:1397-403. 2007
    ..This review examines perspectives of human infection with avian influenza A H5N1 (AI H5N1), specifically focusing on the presentation, diagnosis, and management of those critically ill with AI H5N1...
  56. pmc Bench-to-bedside review: early tracheostomy in critically ill trauma patients
    Nehad Shirawi
    Intensive Care Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Crit Care 10:201. 2006
    ..It also reviews the predictors of prolonged mechanical ventilation, which may guide the decision regarding the timing of tracheostomy...
  57. ncbi request reprint Risks and benefits of open-lung biopsy in the mechanically ventilated critically ill population: a cohort study and literature review
    Yaseen Arabi
    Department of Intensive Care, King Abdualziz Medical City, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Med Sci Monit 13:CR365-71. 2007
    ..The study's objective was to determine the diagnostic yield, morbidity, mortality, and therapeutic impact of open-lung biopsy (OLB) in mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients...
  58. ncbi request reprint Ventriculostomy-associated infections: incidence and risk factors
    Yaseen Arabi
    Department of Intensive Care, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 33:137-43. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the incidence of ventriculostomy-associated infections (VAI) and to examine the related risk factors...
  59. ncbi request reprint Improving resource utilization in the intensive care units. A challenge for Saudi Hospitals
    Yaseen Arabi
    Department of Intensive Care, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 24:131-7. 2003
    ..Measures to reduce re-admissions to ICU must also be implemented. Improving ICU resource utilization requires teamwork not only the intensivists but also the administrators and other health care providers...
  60. ncbi request reprint The feasibility of nitric oxide delivery with high frequency jet ventilation
    Yaseen Arabi
    Department of Intensive Care, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Respirology 10:673-7. 2005
    ..In this case we were able to achieve reliable and constant levels of NO. The purpose of this report is to discuss the technical aspects and pitfalls of this method...
  61. ncbi request reprint Effect of corticosteroids on adult varicella pneumonia: cohort study and literature review
    Naeem Adhami
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine and Infection prevention and control, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Respirology 11:437-41. 2006
    ..There have been sporadic reports using corticosteroids in life-threatening VP. We report a case series of VP to examine the outcome and the effect of corticosteroid use...
  62. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous tracheostomy in a patient with mandibulo-maxillary interfixation with modified approach for bronchoscopic guidance--case report
    Yaseen Arabi
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine and Division of Maxillofacial, Department of Surgery, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, KAMC, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Middle East J Anesthesiol 18:897-902. 2006
    ..Our case demonstrates the feasibility of percutaneous tracheostomy in the setting of mandibulo-maxillary interfixation. To our knowledge this is the first report of percutaneous tracheostomy in this indication...
  63. doi request reprint Ventilator-associated pneumonia in adults in developing countries: a systematic review
    Yaseen Arabi
    Intensive Care Department, King Abdulaziz Medical City, ICU 1425, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Infect Dis 12:505-12. 2008
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Comparison of US and non-US central venous catheter infection rates: evaluation of processes and indicators in infection control study
    Ziad A Memish
    King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 31:237-42. 2003
    ..We sought to identify the presence or absence of international variation in central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infection (BSI) rates and to examine associated infection control practices that might underlie the differences...
  65. pmc Pro/Con debate: should 24/7 in-house intensivist coverage be implemented?
    Yaseen Arabi
    Intensive Care Department, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, ICU 1425, PO Box 22490, Riyadh, 11426 K S A
    Crit Care 12:216. 2008
    ..You wonder about the sustainability of each model...
  66. ncbi request reprint Evolution of mechanical ventilation in response to clinical research
    Andres Esteban
    Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Carretera de Toledo Km 12, 500, 28905 Getafe, Madrid, Spain
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:170-7. 2008
    ..Recent literature in mechanical ventilation includes strong evidence from randomized trials. Little information is available regarding the influence of these trials on usual clinical practice...
  67. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for extubation failure in patients following a successful spontaneous breathing trial
    Fernando Frutos-Vivar
    Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Carretera de Toledo Km 12, 500, 28905 Getafe, Madrid, Spain
    Chest 130:1664-71. 2006
    ..To assess the factors associated with reintubation in patients who had successfully passed a spontaneous breathing trial...
  68. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation for respiratory failure after extubation
    Andres Esteban
    Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos, Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Madrid, Spain
    N Engl J Med 350:2452-60. 2004
    ..We conducted a multicenter, randomized trial to evaluate the effect of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation on mortality in this clinical setting...
  69. ncbi request reprint Study designs in healthcare research
    Mustafa Afifi
    Saudi Med J 27:283; author reply 248-6. 2006
  70. ncbi request reprint "Case Only" design in healthcare research
    Saeed Dastgiri
    Saudi Med J 27:283-4; author reply 284-6. 2006
  71. ncbi request reprint Study designs in healthcare research
    Yaseen Arabi
    Intensive Care Department MC 1425, King Abdul Aziz Medical City, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 26:1175-9. 2005
  72. doi request reprint Why sedation protocol did not work
    Samira Haddad
    Crit Care Med 36:3128-9; author reply 3129. 2008