Ahmed BaHammam

Summary

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Narcolepsy in Saudi Arabia. Demographic and clinical perspective of an under-recognized disorder
    Ahmed S Bahammam
    Sleep Disorder Center, College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 225503, Riyadh 11324, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 27:1352-7. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Sleep medicine service in Saudi Arabia. A quantitative assessment
    Ahmed S Bahammam
    Director Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Medicine 38, College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 225503, Riyadh 11324, Kingdom, of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 28:917-21. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Sleep duration and its correlates in a sample of Saudi elementary school children
    A Bahammam
    Sleep Disorders Centre, College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 225503, Riyadh 11324, Saudi Arabia
    Singapore Med J 47:875-81. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Sleep quality of patients with acute myocardial infarction outside the CCU environment: a preliminary study
    Ahmed BaHammam
    Sleep Disorders Center and Medical Intensive Care Unit, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Med Sci Monit 12:CR168-72. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of sleep problems and habits in a sample of Saudi primary school children
    Ahmed BaHammam
    College of Medicine, Sleep Disorders Center, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 26:7-13. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Sleep in acute care units
    Ahmed BaHammam
    Sleep Disorders Center and Medical Intensive Care Unit, Department of Medicine 38, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, 11461, Saudi Arabia
    Sleep Breath 10:6-15. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary edema complicating ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: low-pressure edema, high-pressure edema, or mixed edema?
    Ahmed S Bahammam
    King Saud University, Respiratory and Critical Care Unit, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 25:335-8. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Lipid peroxides, superoxide dismutase and circulating IL-8 and GCP-2 in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea: a pilot study
    Mohammed A Alzoghaibi
    College of Medicine, King Saud University, P O Box 2925, 11461, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Sleep Breath 9:119-26. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of symptoms and risk of sleep apnea in middle-aged Saudi males in primary care
    Ahmed S Bahammam
    Sleep Disorders Center, College of Medicine, Department of Medicine 38, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 29:423-6. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Sleep-related breathing disorders in obese patients presenting with acute respiratory failure
    Ahmed BaHammam
    Sleep Disorders Center, Respiratory Unit, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 2925, Riyadh 11461, Saudi Arabia
    Respir Med 99:718-25. 2005

Collaborators

  • Hamdan Al-Jahdali
  • Qutayba Hamid
  • Abdulaziz A BinSaeed
  • Suhaila Al-Jawder
  • Rabih Halwani
  • Hatem Alameri
  • Hadeel Al Otair
  • Hadil Alotair
  • Mohammad Ashraf
  • Abdulaziz Alzeer
  • Mohammed A Alzoghaibi
  • Yuki Sumi
  • Mary Angeline Pureza
  • Bassam Mahboub
  • Saleh Al-Muhsen
  • Abdelillah Soussi-Gounni
  • Alejandro Vazquez-Tello
  • Yusra Al-Kabab
  • Shaffi Shaikh
  • Mohammed Chaudhry
  • Shaik A Shaffi
  • Sayed Sohail
  • Esam Alhamad
  • Mohammed Masood
  • Sayed Jani Basha

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Narcolepsy in Saudi Arabia. Demographic and clinical perspective of an under-recognized disorder
    Ahmed S Bahammam
    Sleep Disorder Center, College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 225503, Riyadh 11324, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 27:1352-7. 2006
    ..To assess the clinical and polysomnographic features of narcolepsy in Saudis...
  2. ncbi request reprint Sleep medicine service in Saudi Arabia. A quantitative assessment
    Ahmed S Bahammam
    Director Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Medicine 38, College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 225503, Riyadh 11324, Kingdom, of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 28:917-21. 2007
    ..To assess quantitatively sleep medicine services in Saudi Arabia (KSA) and identify obstacles that face specialists and hospitals and preclude the establishment of this service...
  3. ncbi request reprint Sleep duration and its correlates in a sample of Saudi elementary school children
    A Bahammam
    Sleep Disorders Centre, College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 225503, Riyadh 11324, Saudi Arabia
    Singapore Med J 47:875-81. 2006
    ..This study was conducted to estimate sleep duration in Saudi elementary school children, sleep habits and practices that may affect it, and compare our results to published data in other societies...
  4. ncbi request reprint Sleep quality of patients with acute myocardial infarction outside the CCU environment: a preliminary study
    Ahmed BaHammam
    Sleep Disorders Center and Medical Intensive Care Unit, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Med Sci Monit 12:CR168-72. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that myocardial infarction may disturb sleep architecture regardless of the surrounding environmental factors...
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of sleep problems and habits in a sample of Saudi primary school children
    Ahmed BaHammam
    College of Medicine, Sleep Disorders Center, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 26:7-13. 2006
    ..No research has been conducted to assess sleep problems in Saudi elementary school children. This study surveyed parents (or guardians) abouttheir elementary school children's sleep to assess the prevalence of certain sleep problems...
  6. ncbi request reprint Sleep in acute care units
    Ahmed BaHammam
    Sleep Disorders Center and Medical Intensive Care Unit, Department of Medicine 38, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, 11461, Saudi Arabia
    Sleep Breath 10:6-15. 2006
    ..We have therefore reviewed the methods used to assess sleep in ACUs, factors that may affect sleep in the ACU environment, and the clinical implications of sleep disruption in the ACU...
  7. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary edema complicating ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: low-pressure edema, high-pressure edema, or mixed edema?
    Ahmed S Bahammam
    King Saud University, Respiratory and Critical Care Unit, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 25:335-8. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Lipid peroxides, superoxide dismutase and circulating IL-8 and GCP-2 in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea: a pilot study
    Mohammed A Alzoghaibi
    College of Medicine, King Saud University, P O Box 2925, 11461, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Sleep Breath 9:119-26. 2005
    ..005). The present study does not support the hypothesis that OSA is linked to increased oxidative stress and decreased antioxidant defense. On the other hand, it suggests that systemic inflammation characterizes OSA patients...
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of symptoms and risk of sleep apnea in middle-aged Saudi males in primary care
    Ahmed S Bahammam
    Sleep Disorders Center, College of Medicine, Department of Medicine 38, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 29:423-6. 2008
    ..We aimed to assess the prevalence of individuals who were at risk of OSA in a sample of middle-aged Saudi males, using the Berlin questionnaire at primary care settings...
  10. ncbi request reprint Sleep-related breathing disorders in obese patients presenting with acute respiratory failure
    Ahmed BaHammam
    Sleep Disorders Center, Respiratory Unit, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 2925, Riyadh 11461, Saudi Arabia
    Respir Med 99:718-25. 2005
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  11. ncbi request reprint Comparison of nasal prong pressure and thermistor measurements for detecting respiratory events during sleep
    Ahmed BaHammam
    Sleep Disorders Center, Respiratory Unit, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Respiration 71:385-90. 2004
    ..We prospectively compared NPP and TH measurements with respect to their ability to detect respiratory events during routine PSG...
  12. ncbi request reprint Narcolepsy in Saudi Arabia. Demographic and clinical perspective of an under-recognized disorder
    Ahmed S Bahammam
    Sleep Disorder Center, College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 225503, Riyadh 11324, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Tel 966 1 4671521 Fax 966 1 4672558 E mail
    Neurosciences (Riyadh) 11:302-7. 2006
    ..To assess the clinical and polysomnographic features of narcolepsy in Saudis...
  13. doi request reprint Gender differences in Saudi patients with obstructive sleep apnea
    Hadil Alotair
    Respiratory Medicine Section and Sleep Disorders Centre, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Sleep Breath 12:323-9. 2008
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  14. doi request reprint Circadian pattern of sleep, energy expenditure, and body temperature of young healthy men during the intermittent fasting of Ramadan
    Ahmed BaHammam
    The University Sleep Disorders Center, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Appetite 54:426-9. 2010
    ..These results support our hypothesis that in addition to sudden shift in meal times, other factors may affect the sleep pattern and circadian rhythms during Ramadan...
  15. ncbi request reprint Utility of daytime polysomnography for in-patients with suspected sleep-disordered breathing
    Suhaila Al-Jawder
    Sleep Disorders Centre, Department of Medicine, King Saud University, P O Box 225503, Riyadh 11324, Saudi Arabia
    Neurol Neurochir Pol 43:140-7. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the utility of daytime poly-somnography (PSG) in in-patients who were suspected during admission to have sleep disordered breathing...
  16. doi request reprint Cosleeping and its correlates in Saudi school-aged children
    Ahmed BaHammam
    Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Behav Med 15:336-40. 2008
    ..There are cross-cultural variations in sleep habits among children. No previous study has assessed the prevalence of cosleeping in school-aged children in Middle Eastern countries...
  17. doi request reprint Submaximal exercise in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea
    Hatem Alameri
    Pulmonary Division and Pulmonary Physiology Laboratory, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Sleep Breath 14:145-51. 2010
    ..Several studies have used the cardiopulmonary exercise test to assess patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, no report has investigated the use of the 6-min walk test (6MWT) in this group of patients...
  18. doi request reprint Acute ventilatory failure complicating obesity hypoventilation: update on a 'critical care syndrome'
    Ahmed BaHammam
    The University Sleep Disorders Center, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 16:543-51. 2010
    ..OHS patients may present with acute-on-chronic ventilatory failure, necessitating acute care management. The purpose of this review is to discuss the recent literature on acute ventilatory failure in OHS patients...
  19. doi request reprint The prevalence of restless legs syndrome in adult Saudis attending primary health care
    Ahmed BaHammam
    The University Sleep Disorders Center, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Box 225503, Riyadh 11324, Saudi Arabia
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 33:102-6. 2011
    ..This study assessed the prevalence and severity of restless leg syndrome (RLS) among patients attending primary health care (PHC) facilities...
  20. ncbi request reprint Assessment of sleep patterns, daytime sleepiness, and chronotype during Ramadan in fasting and nonfasting individuals
    Ahmed BaHammam
    Sleep Disorders Center, College of Medicine, Department of Medicine 38, King Saud University, PO Box 2925, Riyadh 11461, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 26:616-22. 2005
    ..Sleep changes during Ramadan in nonfasting individuals have not been assessed before. We aimed to assess the effect of the attending lifestyle changes during Ramadan on sleep behavior and chronotype in fasting and nonfasting individuals...
  21. ncbi request reprint Outcome of patients with severe asthma in the intensive care unit
    Abdulaziz Alzeer
    Department of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Saudi Med 26:461-5. 2006
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  22. doi request reprint Eosinophils induce airway smooth muscle cell proliferation
    Rabih Halwani
    Asthma Research Chair and Prince Naif Center for Immunology Research, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Clin Immunol 33:595-604. 2013
    ..Eosinophils, and their binding to ASM cells, constitute a potential therapeutic target to interfere with the series of biological events leading to airway remodeling and Asthma...
  23. ncbi request reprint Acceptance of C-FLEX therapy in patients with obstructive sleep apnea who refused auto-continuous positive airway pressure
    Suhaila Al-Jawder
    Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 29:144-5. 2008
  24. ncbi request reprint Comparison of clinico-radiological features of patients with positive cultures of nontuberculous mycobacteria and patients with tuberculosis
    Ahmed BaHammam
    Sleep Disorders Center, College of Medicine, Department of Medicine 38, King Saud University, PO Box 2925, Riyadh 11461, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 26:754-8. 2005
    ..To identify the clinico-radiological features of patients with positive cultures for nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) and compare those to a sample of patients with tuberculosis (MTB)...
  25. pmc Outcome of patients with pulmonary embolism admitted to the intensive care unit
    Hadeel Al Otair
    Respiratory Division, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh 11324, Saudi Arabia
    Ann Thorac Med 4:13-6. 2009
    ..Many patients are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) either due to hemodynamic instability or severe hypoxemia. Few reports have addressed the outcome of patients with PE; however, none were from ICUs in the Middle East...
  26. ncbi request reprint Does sleep apnea change over time in patients with acute myocardial infarction?
    Ahmed S Bahammam
    Circ J 71:804; author reply 804-5. 2007
  27. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and time-course of sleep-disordered breathing in patients with acute coronary syndrome
    Ahmed S Bahammam
    Sleep Med 8:787; author reply 787. 2007
  28. ncbi request reprint Signal failure of type 2 comprehensive unattended sleep studies in patients with suspected respiratory sleep disordered breathing
    Ahmed S Bahammam
    Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Medicine 38, College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 2925, Riyadh 11461, Saudi Arabia
    Sleep Breath 9:7-11. 2005
    ..Unattended type 2 sleep studies can be performed for clinical use in the evaluation of sleep disordered breathing with low signal failure and sensor loss if the proper hook-up procedure was followed...
  29. ncbi request reprint Spirometry and flow-volume curve in patients with obstructive sleep apnea
    Mohammad Ashraf
    Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 225503, Riyadh 11324, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 29:198-202. 2008
    ..To assess the prevalence of spirometric abnormalities in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients and its clinical utility in diagnosing OSA...
  30. ncbi request reprint Outcome of patients with hematological malignancies admitted to the intensive care unit with life-threatening complications
    Ahmed S Bahammam
    Sleep Disorders Center, Respiratory Unit, College of Medicine, Department of Medicine 38, King Saud University, PO Box 2925, Riyadh 11461, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 26:246-50. 2005
    ..To assess the outcome of patients with hematological malignancies (HM) admitted to medical intensive care unit (MICU) and to identify prognostic factors that may affect patients' outcome...
  31. ncbi request reprint Acute eosinophilic pneumonia simulating severe community acquired pneumonia
    Ahmed S Bahammam
    Department of Medicine, Respirology Division, College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 50515, Riyadh 11533, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 23:104-8. 2002
    ..Acute eosinophilic pneumonia in our patient was associated with acute hepatitis and erythema multiforme. To our knowledge, this is the first time to report such an association. The case is reported with review of the literature...