A Bener

Summary

Affiliation: Hamad Medical Corporation
Country: Qatar

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of common phobias and their socio-demographic correlates in children and adolescents in a traditional developing society
    A Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
    Afr J Psychiatry (Johannesbg) 14:140-5. 2011
  2. doi request reprint A two fold risk of metabolic syndrome in a sample of patients with schizophrenia: Do consanguinity and family history increase risk?
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar Department of Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha, Qatar Department of Evidence for Population Health Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK Electronic address
    Diabetes Metab Syndr 8:24-9. 2014
  3. pmc Elevated serum leptin levels in patients with acute myocardial infarction; correlation with coronary angiographic and echocardiographic findings
    Hadi A R Hadi Khafaji
    Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
    BMC Res Notes 5:262. 2012
  4. doi request reprint An epidemiologic analysis of low back pain in primary care: a hot humid country and global comparison
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation and Department of Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha, Qatar
    J Prim Care Community Health 4:220-7. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Socio-demographic and consanguinity risk factors associated with low birthweight
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Hamad General Hospital, Qatar
    J Pak Med Assoc 63:598-603. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint The impact of socio-economic, lifestyle habits, and obesity in developing of pregnancy-induced hypertension in fast-growing country: global comparisons
    A Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
    Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol 40:52-7. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Somatic symptoms in primary care and psychological comorbidities in Qatar: neglected burden of disease
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital and Hamad Medical Corporation, Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha, Qatar
    Int Rev Psychiatry 25:100-6. 2013
  8. doi request reprint The role of vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis in breast cancer
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
    Int J Rheum Dis 15:554-61. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Does good clinical practice at the primary care improve the outcome care for diabetic patients? Gender differences
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Hamad General Hospital, Qatar
    Prim Care Diabetes 6:285-92. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint A study of postpartum depression in a fast developing country: prevalence and related factors
    Abdulbari Bener
    Hamad General Hospital, University of Manchester, and Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar
    Int J Psychiatry Med 43:325-37. 2012

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Publications133 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of common phobias and their socio-demographic correlates in children and adolescents in a traditional developing society
    A Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
    Afr J Psychiatry (Johannesbg) 14:140-5. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to identify the most common phobias in children and adolescents and to determine the prevalence, age distribution, and socio-demographic correlates of phobias...
  2. doi request reprint A two fold risk of metabolic syndrome in a sample of patients with schizophrenia: Do consanguinity and family history increase risk?
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar Department of Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha, Qatar Department of Evidence for Population Health Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK Electronic address
    Diabetes Metab Syndr 8:24-9. 2014
    ..Patients with schizophrenia are at greater risk for metabolic syndrome (MetS) and other cardiovascular risk factors...
  3. pmc Elevated serum leptin levels in patients with acute myocardial infarction; correlation with coronary angiographic and echocardiographic findings
    Hadi A R Hadi Khafaji
    Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
    BMC Res Notes 5:262. 2012
    ..Echocardiographic evaluation was performed in all patients. 36 matched patients were enrolled as control group who had serum leptin level 9.4 ± 6.5 ng/ml...
  4. doi request reprint An epidemiologic analysis of low back pain in primary care: a hot humid country and global comparison
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation and Department of Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha, Qatar
    J Prim Care Community Health 4:220-7. 2013
    ..Low back pain is one of the most common conditions for which patients seek medical care...
  5. ncbi request reprint Socio-demographic and consanguinity risk factors associated with low birthweight
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Hamad General Hospital, Qatar
    J Pak Med Assoc 63:598-603. 2013
    ..To examine socio-demographic and biological risk factors associated with mothers giving birth to a low birthweight newborn among Arab women in Qatar...
  6. ncbi request reprint The impact of socio-economic, lifestyle habits, and obesity in developing of pregnancy-induced hypertension in fast-growing country: global comparisons
    A Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
    Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol 40:52-7. 2013
    ..Design: A prospective study. Setting: Women's Hospital and Maternity Clinics...
  7. doi request reprint Somatic symptoms in primary care and psychological comorbidities in Qatar: neglected burden of disease
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital and Hamad Medical Corporation, Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha, Qatar
    Int Rev Psychiatry 25:100-6. 2013
    ..7%) and stress disorders (19.2%). The study findings revealed that somatic symptoms were significantly associated with socio-economic status. Somatic symptoms were significantly associated with depression, anxiety and stress disorders...
  8. doi request reprint The role of vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis in breast cancer
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
    Int J Rheum Dis 15:554-61. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the association of breast cancer with vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis according to menopausal status and to examine vitamin D and bone mineral density (BMD) levels in breast cancer patients...
  9. doi request reprint Does good clinical practice at the primary care improve the outcome care for diabetic patients? Gender differences
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Hamad General Hospital, Qatar
    Prim Care Diabetes 6:285-92. 2012
    ..The Middle East region is predicted to have one of the highest prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) in the world. This is the first study in the region to assess treatment outcome of DM according to gender...
  10. ncbi request reprint A study of postpartum depression in a fast developing country: prevalence and related factors
    Abdulbari Bener
    Hamad General Hospital, University of Manchester, and Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar
    Int J Psychiatry Med 43:325-37. 2012
    ..Depression is a common and disabling complication of postpartum women. There is a paucity of research on postpartum depressive disorders and their predictors in women from Arab countries...
  11. doi request reprint Prevalence and associated risk factors of ante-partum hemorrhage among Arab women in an economically fast growing society
    A Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Hamad General Hospital, Public Health and Medical Education, Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar
    Niger J Clin Pract 15:185-9. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and associated risk factors of antepartum hemorrhage (APH) in the third trimester of Arab women residing in Qatar and their neonatal outcome...
  12. doi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency as a strong predictor of asthma in children
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 157:168-75. 2012
    ..Epidemiological studies suggest a link between vitamin D deficiency in early life and development of asthma in later life...
  13. doi request reprint Prevalence, symptom patterns and comorbidity of anxiety and depressive disorders in primary care in Qatar
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation and Weill Cornell Medical College, PO Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 47:439-46. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of anxiety and depressive disorders in a Qatari population who attend the primary health care settings and examine their symptom patterns and comorbidity...
  14. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of erectile dysfunction among hypertensive and nonhypertensive Qatari men
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, 3050 Doha, State of Qatar
    Medicina (Kaunas) 43:870-8. 2007
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  15. doi request reprint Prevalence of erectile dysfunction in male stroke patients, and associated co-morbidities and risk factors
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, P O Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
    Int Urol Nephrol 40:701-8. 2008
    ..Sexual problems have been a common finding in chronically ill and physically disabled patients such as those with cerebrovascular accidents. Previous studies have supported the association between stroke and erectile dysfunction (ED)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Role of breast feeding in primary prevention of asthma and allergic diseases in a traditional society
    A Bener
    Dept of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
    Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol 39:337-43. 2007
    ..The fact that breastfeeding may protect against allergic diseases remains controversial, with hardly any reports from developing countries. Prolonged breastfeeding was shown to reduce the risk of allergic and respiratory diseases...
  17. ncbi request reprint Patterns of cancer incidence among the population of Qatar: a worldwide comparative study
    Abdulbari Bener
    Dept of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Qatar
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 9:19-24. 2008
    ..Cancer is a major public health problem all over the world. Monitoring the evolution of the cancer burden in the State of Qatar is of great value but has never been explored in depth...
  18. doi request reprint The Driver Behaviour Questionnaire in Arab Gulf countries: Qatar and United Arab Emirates
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation and University of Qatar, Doha, Qatar
    Accid Anal Prev 40:1411-7. 2008
    ..Logistic regression analyses showed that errors, lapses, and aggression-speeding violations predicted accident involvement in Qatar but not in UAE after controlling the effect of the demographic variables (age, sex, and annual mileage)...
  19. doi request reprint The prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity symptoms in schoolchildren in a highly consanguineous community
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, State of Qatar
    Med Princ Pract 17:440-6. 2008
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  20. doi request reprint High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in type 1 diabetes mellitus and healthy children
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, PO Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
    Acta Diabetol 46:183-9. 2009
    ..Moreover, vitamin D deficiency was common in Qatari young population. Vitamin D intake was very poor in children and it shows that supplementing infants with vitamin D might be a safe and effective strategy for reducing the risk of T1DM...
  21. doi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency in healthy children in a sunny country: associated factors
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, State of Qatar
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 60:60-70. 2009
    ..The objective of the present study was to determine the factors associated with low concentrations of 25-hydroxy vitamin D (vitamin D deficiency) in healthy children in Qatar...
  22. ncbi request reprint Association between type 2 diabetes mellitus and Helicobacter pylori infection
    Abdulbari Bener
    Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation Doha, Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, State of Qatar
    Turk J Gastroenterol 18:225-9. 2007
    ..The study was conducted at the primary health care clinics in United Arab Emirates during the period from June 2002 to August 2003. The study included 210 type 2 diabetes mellitus patients and 210 non-diabetic subjects...
  23. ncbi request reprint Trends in childhood injury mortality in a developing country: United Arab Emirates
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, and Weil Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Doha, Qatar
    Accid Emerg Nurs 15:228-33. 2007
    ..To examine trends across types of injury, as well as the mechanisms of injury leading to death, by age groups, gender, citizenship, and explore mortality rates and make global comparisons...
  24. ncbi request reprint Consanguineous marriages and their effects on common adult diseases: studies from an endogamous population
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
    Med Princ Pract 16:262-7. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the extent and nature of consanguinity in the Qatari population and its effects on common adult diseases...
  25. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of ADHD among primary school children in an Arabian society
    Abdulbari Bener
    Hamad Medical Corporation, The University of Manchester, UK
    J Atten Disord 10:77-82. 2006
    ..The aim of this study is to identify Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders among primary school children in the State of Qatar...
  26. ncbi request reprint Frequency of headache and migraine in Qatar
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
    Neuroepidemiology 27:61-6. 2006
    ..Headache is a worldwide problem that affects all ages. To date there are no epidemiological data regarding headaches in Qatar...
  27. ncbi request reprint Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of patients with dissociative disorders in an Arabian society
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corp, Doha, Qatar
    Med Princ Pract 15:362-7. 2006
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of patients with dissociative disorders among psychiatric patients in the population of the United Arab Emirates...
  28. ncbi request reprint Consanguineous unions and child health in the State of Qatar
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, State of Qatar
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:372-8. 2006
    ..The occurrence of asthma, mental retardation, epilepsy and diabetes was significantly more common in offspring of all consanguineous than non-consanguineous couples...
  29. ncbi request reprint Frequency of peptic ulcer disease during and after Ramadan in a United Arab Emirates hospital
    A Bener
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    East Mediterr Health J 12:105-11. 2006
    ..Regression analysis identified the following variables as predictors of peptic ulcer disease: anorexia, pain, hypertension, smoking, epigastric pain, diabetes and family history...
  30. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori profile in asymptomatic farmers and non-farmers
    Abdulbari Bener
    Departments of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Hamad Medical Corporation and Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
    Int J Environ Health Res 16:449-54. 2006
    ..001 in each case). There was no difference between the farmers and non-farmers in respect of their H. pylori profiles. The farmers have a lower standard of living than non-farmers...
  31. doi request reprint Do excessive internet use, television viewing and poor lifestyle habits affect low vision in school children?
    Abdulbari Bener
    Hamad General Hospital, Qatar, University of Manchester, UK and Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar
    J Child Health Care 14:375-85. 2010
    ..001). The current study suggested a strong association between spending prolonged hours on the computer or TV, fast food eating, poor lifestyle habits and low vision...
  32. ncbi request reprint The effect of seatbelt legislation on hospital admissions with road traffic injuries in an oil-rich, fast-developing country
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, State of Qatar
    Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 14:103-7. 2007
    ..The admission rate of patients with road traffic injuries per 100 000 population reduced by 17.7%. The enforcement of the seat-belt legislation played a vital role in reduction of hospital admissions due to road traffic crashes...
  33. ncbi request reprint Impact of asthma and air pollution on school attendance of primary school children: are they at increased risk of school absenteeism?
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
    J Asthma 44:249-52. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the impact of asthma and air pollution on school attendance of primary school children 6 to 12 years of age in Qatar...
  34. doi request reprint Impact of lifestyle and dietary habits on hypovitaminosis D in type 1 diabetes mellitus and healthy children from Qatar, a sun-rich country
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Doha, Qatar
    Ann Nutr Metab 53:215-22. 2008
    ..Little data on the intake of these nutrients in Mediterranean countries exist, and predictors of their suboptimal intake are not well defined...
  35. doi request reprint Incidence and severity of head and neck injuries in victims of road traffic crashes: In an economically developed country
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, PO Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
    Int Emerg Nurs 17:52-9. 2009
    ..Head and neck injuries following the road traffic crashes (RTCs) are the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in most developed and developing countries and may also result in temporary or permanent disability...
  36. doi request reprint Does consanguinity lead to decreased incidence of breast cancer?
    Abdulbari Bener
    Dept of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
    Cancer Epidemiol 34:413-8. 2010
    ..Breast cancer is an extremely complex disease, characterized by a progressive multistep process caused by interactions of both environmental and genetic factors...
  37. doi request reprint Trends in childhood trauma mortality in the fast economically developing State of Qatar
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital and Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
    World J Pediatr 7:41-4. 2011
    ..the aim of this study was to explore the trends in injury mortality in children aged 0-18 years in the State of Qatar. No such study has been conducted previously in Qatar...
  38. doi request reprint Gender differences in the knowledge, attitude and practice towards mental health illness in a rapidly developing Arab society
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 57:480-6. 2011
    ..Both gender and low socioeconomic status have been related to depression and other common mental disorders, but their possible relationship to mental health literacy remains uncertain...
  39. doi request reprint Obesity and low vision as a result of excessive Internet use and television viewing
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Hamad General Hospital, Qatar
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 62:60-2. 2011
    ..The study findings confirmed a positive association between obesity and low vision as a result of excessive time spent on the TV view and Internet use...
  40. ncbi request reprint Road traffic fatalities in Qatar, Jordan and the UAE: estimates using regression analysis and the relationship with economic growth
    A Bener
    Department of Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College of Qatar, Doha, Qatar
    East Mediterr Health J 16:318-23. 2010
    ..9% for population and traffic fatalities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Jordan and Qatar. The data were fitted to Jordan and 5.5% for the UAE. We found a strong linear relationship between gross domestic product and fatality rate...
  41. ncbi request reprint Impacts of family history and lifestyle habits on colorectal cancer risk: a case-control study in Qatar
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 11:963-8. 2010
    ..Associations between family history of colorectal cancer (CRC) in first degree relatives and risk of developing cancer have been well defined, but interactions with environmental, lifestyle and dietary factors are much less clear...
  42. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in the knowledge, attitude and beliefs towards mental illness in a traditional fast developing country
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital and Hamad, Dept of Public Health, Medical Corporation and Weill Cornell Medical College, PO Box 3050, Doha State of Qatar
    Psychiatr Danub 23:157-64. 2011
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the ethnic differences in knowledge, attitude and practice towards mental illness in a sample of Qatari and non-Qatari Arabs...
  43. doi request reprint Is male fertility associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus?
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Weill Cornell Medical College, P O Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
    Int Urol Nephrol 41:777-84. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of infertility in Qatari men with Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and to examine the association between T2DM and infertility...
  44. pmc Health services management in Qatar
    Abdulbari Bener
    Dept of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Hamad Medical Corporation, Weill Cornell Medical College, PO Box 3050, Doha, State of Qatar
    Croat Med J 51:85-8. 2010
    ..To assess health care delivery system in the State of Qatar and audit it according to the Joint Commission International (JCI) standard...
  45. doi request reprint The pattern of traumatic brain injuries: a country undergoing rapid development
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha, Qatar
    Brain Inj 24:74-80. 2010
    ..Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) remain an important public health problem in most industrial developed and especially in developing countries. This may also result in temporary or permanent disability...
  46. ncbi request reprint The impact of air pollution on hospital admission for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in an oil-rich country
    A Bener
    Dept of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, State of Qatar
    East Afr J Public Health 6:124-7. 2009
    ..Aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of air pollution on hospital admissions for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in an oil rich developing country, State of Qatar...
  47. doi request reprint Treatment outcome of acne vulgaris with oral isotretinoin
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital and Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, State of Qatar
    J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 19:49-51. 2009
    ..Study Design: A cohort, descriptive, hospital-based study...
  48. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in young children in a highly sunny humid country: a global health problem
    A Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
    Minerva Pediatr 61:15-22. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in young Qatari children below 16 years of age...
  49. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of viral hepatitis in Qatar
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, State of Qatar
    Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 20:300-6. 2009
    ..The incidence rate of hepatitis in Qatar is comparable to its neighboring countries, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. There is a need for further research on hepatitis and the associated risk factors...
  50. doi request reprint Prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes mellitus and its risk factors in a population-based study of Qatar
    Abdulbari Bener
    Dept of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 84:99-106. 2009
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes, pre-diabetes and to identify the associated risk factors in the sample of adult Qatari population...
  51. doi request reprint Prevalence of metabolic syndrome according to Adult Treatment Panel III and International Diabetes Federation criteria: a population-based study
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 7:221-9. 2009
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Do we need to maximize the knowledge and attitude level of physicians and nurses toward organ donation and transplant?
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, State of Qatar
    Exp Clin Transplant 6:249-53. 2008
    ..We sought to assess the knowledge level, attitudes, and personal views of physicians and nurses toward organ donation and transplant...
  53. ncbi request reprint Impact of consanguinity on cancer in a highly endogamous population
    Abdulbari Bener
    Dept of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Hamad General Hospital, Qatar
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 10:35-40. 2009
    ..Many epidemiological studies have indicated that inbreeding has little or no effect on the incidence of cancer. Due to the high prevalence of consanguinity in Qatar (54%), its influence may nevertheless be of special importance...
  54. ncbi request reprint Do we need to maximise the breast cancer screening awareness? Experience with an endogamous society with high fertility
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Hamad General Hospital, Qatar
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 10:599-604. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to explore knowledge, attitude and practice about breast cancer and to identify potential barriers to screening procedures among women...
  55. doi request reprint Clinical pattern of pediatric ocular trauma in fast developing country
    Huda S Al-Mahdi
    Dept of Ophthalmology, Rumailah and Hamad General Hospitals, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
    Int Emerg Nurs 19:186-91. 2011
    ..Ocular trauma is a significant problem in pediatric patients. Also, leads to visual loss throughout the world there are no data of pediatric ocular trauma in Arabian Gulf Countries in the current literature...
  56. ncbi request reprint Is there any effect of Ramadan fasting on stroke incidence?
    A Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation and Hamad General Hospital, University of Qatar, Doha
    Singapore Med J 47:404-8. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate whether Ramadan fasting has any effect on the incidence of stroke and its outcome in a geographically-defined population...
  57. ncbi request reprint Strategy to improve road safety in developing countries
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, PO Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
    Saudi Med J 24:603-8. 2003
    ..To review the road safety situation in developed and developing countries compared with the Arabian Gulf countries and suggest a strategy to improve it. The role of road engineers in reducing accidents is highlighted...
  58. ncbi request reprint Camel racing injuries among children
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, University of Qatar, Doha, Qatar
    Clin J Sport Med 15:290-3. 2005
    ..The aim of this study is to determine the frequency and severity of camel racing injuries among children aged 5 to 15 years during the period 1992 to 2003 in the State of Qatar...
  59. ncbi request reprint Maternal knowledge, attitude and practice on folic acid intake among Arabian Qatari women
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation and University of Qatar, PO Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
    Reprod Toxicol 21:21-5. 2006
    ..It is important to estimate folate intake and knowledge in women of child-bearing age, in relation to risk of congenital anomalies...
  60. ncbi request reprint Is hypertension a predictor for heart failure? A cross cultural comparison over a 10-year period
    A Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, and University of Qatar, PO Box 3050, Doha State of Qatar
    Eur J Heart Fail 7:784-6. 2005
    ..001) and gender (p<0.001). Qatari hypertensive patients were more likely to have DM (p<0.001). HTN and DM were the most common risk factors for HF...
  61. ncbi request reprint The neglected epidemic: road traffic accidents in a developing country, State of Qatar
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology Hamad General Hospital, Doha, State of Qatar
    Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 12:45-7. 2005
    ..In conclusion, it is possible to control the epidemic of road traffic injuries through strict policy interventions, mass media and a national traffic campaign to increase the use of seat belts...
  62. ncbi request reprint Genetics and environmental risk factors associated with asthma in schoolchildren
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation and Hamad General Hospital, PO Box 3050, Doha, State of Qatar
    Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol 37:163-8. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the genetic and environmental risk factors associated with asthma among Qatari school children aged 6-12 years...
  63. ncbi request reprint Association between childhood atopic disease and parental atopic disease in a population with high consanguinity
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, State of Qatar
    Coll Antropol 29:677-82. 2005
    ..0%. The frequency of siblings having asthma was 36.6%, allergic rhinitis 16.4%, and eczema 29.1%. The present study revealed a strong association between respiratory allergies and eczema in parents, and their asthmatic children...
  64. ncbi request reprint Is there any association between consanguinity and hearing loss
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, P O Box 3050, Doha, State of Qatar
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 69:327-33. 2005
    ..Hearing loss (HL) and its complications appear to be increasingly common in developing countries. Previous studies have supported the association between hearing loss and consanguinity...
  65. ncbi request reprint Genetics, obesity, and environmental risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes
    Abdulbar Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital and Hamad Medical Corporation, University of Qatar, PO Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
    Croat Med J 46:302-7. 2005
    ..To determine the association between consanguineous marriages, obesity, and environmental risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes, in the adult Qatari population...
  66. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitude and practice towards SARS
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, PO Box 3050, Doha, State of Qatar
    J R Soc Promot Health 124:167-70. 2004
    ..The survey found a high level of stress and fear among the respondents. Health authorities should be on the alert and re-examine their capacity to manage an outbreak like SARS in the event that such a mishap should recur in the future...
  67. ncbi request reprint The effect of hypertension as a predictor of risk for congestive heart failure patients over a 10-year period in a newly developed country
    A Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, State of Qatar
    Blood Press 13:41-6. 2004
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  68. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of hypertension and its associated risk factors in a newly developed country
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital and Hamad Medical Corporation, PO Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
    Saudi Med J 25:918-22. 2004
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  69. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of overweight, obesity, and associated psychological problems in Qatari's female population
    A Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital and Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, State of Qatar
    Obes Rev 7:139-45. 2006
    ..0%) and TV (43.6%). The present study revealed strong evidence for the association between frequent dieting and overweight, body image dissatisfaction and psychological problems among adolescent females...
  70. ncbi request reprint The impact of four-wheel drives on traffic disability and deaths compared to passenger cars
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital and Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
    J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 16:257-60. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the pattern of injuries resulting from road traffic crashes involving four wheel drives (4WD) vehicles and passenger cars in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
  71. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of obesity, overweight, and underweight in Qatari adolescents
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, State of Qatar
    Food Nutr Bull 27:39-45. 2006
    ..Excess weight has a great impact on the health and quality of life of individuals. However, prevalence of underweight in the developing world has shown a decline during the last decade...
  72. ncbi request reprint Does prolonged breastfeeding reduce the risk for childhood leukemia and lymphomas?
    A Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital and Hamad Medical Corporation Doha, State of Qatar
    Minerva Pediatr 60:155-61. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate the protective effect of longer breastfeeding on the risk of lymphoid malignancies in children and its dependent socio-economic factors...
  73. ncbi request reprint Association between stroke and acute myocardial infarction and its related risk factors: hypertension and diabetes
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, State of Qatar
    Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 6:24-7. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to find the association between stroke, acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and assess related risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension and atrial fibrillation...
  74. ncbi request reprint Growth patterns of Qatari school children and adolescents aged 6-18 years
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, University of Qatar, Doha
    J Health Popul Nutr 23:250-8. 2005
    ..A good percentage of the Qatari children was at risk of being over-weight, which needs more attention because the development of obesity results in different types of diseases associated with changes in body composition...
  75. ncbi request reprint Does hospitalization for congestive heart failure occur more frequently in Ramadan: a population-based study (1991-2001)
    J Al Suwaidi
    Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hamad Medical Corporation and Hamad General Hospital, P O Box 3050 Doha, State of Qatar
    Int J Cardiol 96:217-21. 2004
    ..Our objective in this study is to investigate whether Ramadan fasting has any effect on the number of hospitalization for congestive heart failure (CHF) in a geographically defined population...
  76. ncbi request reprint Predictors of febrile seizure: a matched case-control study
    A K Gururaj
    Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    J Trop Pediatr 47:361-2. 2001
    ..Logistic regression analysis showed that the age at first seizure, family history of febrile seizure, duration of fever, and height of temperature were the only significant predictors for febrile seizures...
  77. doi request reprint Duration of breast-feeding and the risk of childhood allergic diseases in a developing country
    Mohammad S Ehlayel
    Department of Pediatrics Allergy and Immunology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
    Allergy Asthma Proc 29:386-91. 2008
    ..In children of developing countries, prolonged breast-feeding reduces the risk of developing allergic diseases and eczema even in the presence of maternal allergy, where it might be a practical, effective preventive measure...
  78. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis B and C viral infections in chronic liver disease: a population based study in Qatar
    A Rikabi
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
    East Mediterr Health J 15:778-84. 2009
    ..Most cases were uncomplicated (89.0%) and had no inflammation (76.4%). The incidence of HCV has been increasing in liver patients in recent years up to a rate of 481 per 1000 patients with liver disease in 2005...
  79. ncbi request reprint Consanguineous marriage in a newly developed country: the Qatari population
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Hamad General Hospital and Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, State of Qatar
    J Biosoc Sci 38:239-46. 2006
    ..8%). Double first cousin marriages were common (3.1%) compared with other populations. The consanguinity rate in the State of Qatar has increased from 41.8% to 54.5% in one generation...
  80. ncbi request reprint Road traffic accidents in the United Arab Emirates: trends of morbidity and mortality during 1977-1998
    Mohammed El-Sadig
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, United Arab Emirates, Al Ain
    Accid Anal Prev 34:465-76. 2002
    ..Further investigation is essential and will require close collaboration between police and health authorities...
  81. ncbi request reprint Clinical characteristics of Crohn s disease in Qatar
    Mohammed T Butt
    Gastroenterology Section, Department of Medicine, Hamad General Hospital and Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, State of Qatar
    Saudi Med J 26:1796-9. 2005
    ..To assess the clinical characteristics of Crohn's disease (CD) in Qatar...
  82. ncbi request reprint Acute and transient psychotic disorders in a rapidly developing country, State of Qatar
    Taher Shaltout
    Psychiatry Department, Rumaillah Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar, Doha, State Qatar
    Medicina (Kaunas) 43:575-9. 2007
    ..Little is known about acute and transient psychotic disorders, which is a diagnostic group, introduced with International Classification of Disease, 10th revision. It is an interesting area of research receiving a lot of attention...
  83. ncbi request reprint Does hospitalization for asthma and allergic diseases occur more frequently in Ramadan fasting: a population based study (2000-2004)
    A Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, State of Qatar
    Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol 38:109-12. 2006
    ..Our objective in this study was to investigate whether Ramadan fasting has any effect on the incidence of asthma and to assess whether Ramadan Fasting affected normal lung function values...
  84. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking habits among high school boys in a developing country
    A Bener
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
    J R Soc Promot Health 119:166-9. 1999
    ..9% were very concerned about the harmful effects of cigarettes. At the time of their graduation (18 years or older), one-third of the students were already regular smokers, a figure liable to increase as they start university or work...
  85. ncbi request reprint Thrombolytic therapy use for acute myocardial infarction and outcome in Qatar
    Hadi A R Hadi
    Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, P O Box 3050 Doha, Qatar
    Int J Cardiol 102:249-54. 2005
    ..The main objective of this study is to study the 7-day morbidity and mortality rate and the rate of use of thrombolytic therapy in patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction treated with thrombolytic therapy in the Middle East...
  86. doi request reprint An analytic study of the trends in perinatal and neonatal mortality rates in the State of Qatar over a 30-year period (1977 to 2007): a comparative study with regional and developed countries
    K Salameh
    Division of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Women s Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
    J Perinatol 29:765-70. 2009
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  87. ncbi request reprint Association of acanthosis nigricans with risk of diabetes mellitus, and hormonal disturbances in arabian females: case-control study
    A Bener
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, P O Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Maturitas 40:53-9. 2001
    ..To aim of the present study is to determine the association of acanthosis nigricans(AN) with risk of diabetes mellitus, and hormonal levels in female subjects from the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
  88. ncbi request reprint Folic acid awareness and intake survey in the United Arab Emirates
    Yousef M Abdulrazzaq
    Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Reprod Toxicol 17:171-6. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the level of knowledge and use of periconceptional folic acid supplementation in a sample of postpartum women recruited from three hospitals...
  89. doi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of fecal incontinence in premenopausal women in an Arabian community
    A Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, State of Qatar
    Climacteric 11:429-35. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, awareness and determinants of fecal incontinence among Qatari women...
  90. ncbi request reprint The impact of air pollution on hospital admission for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in an oil and gas-rich country
    A Bener
    Dept of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Hamad Medical Corporation, Hamad General Hospital, Qatar
    Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol 41:80-4. 2009
    ..Aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of air pollution on hospital admissions for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in an oil rich developing country, State of Qatar...
  91. ncbi request reprint Varicella susceptibility among children and healthy adults in the United Arab Emirates
    S A Uduman
    Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
    East Mediterr Health J 7:604-8. 2001
    ..Because of the clinical impact of varicella in adult populations, vaccine prevention might be beneficial...
  92. doi request reprint Prevalence and impact of diabetes mellitus in patients with acute myocardial infarction: a 10-year experience
    Ayman A El-Menyar
    Department of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
    Angiology 60:683-8. 2009
    ..Diabetes mellitus is associated with a higher incidence of acute myocardial infarction. Objective: To study the prevalence and outcome of patients with diabetes among patients with acute myocardial infarction...
  93. ncbi request reprint Does the circadian pattern for acute cardiac events presentation vary with fasting?
    J Al Suwaidi
    Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Doha, Qatar
    J Postgrad Med 52:30-3; discussion 33-4. 2006
    ..Over one billion Muslims fast worldwide during the month of Ramadan. The impact of fasting on circadian presentation with acute cardiac events is unknown...
  94. ncbi request reprint Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of lung cancer cases in Qatar
    W H Ibrahim
    Pulmonary Section, Department of Medicine, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
    East Mediterr Health J 16:166-70. 2010
    ..9% of lung cancer types). Many cases were in an advanced stage at diagnosis (64.2% at stage IV). Incomplete information was available on mortality rate due to the migration of expatriates...
  95. ncbi request reprint An analysis of skin prick test reactions in asthmatics in a hot climate and desert environment
    A Bener
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Tawam Hospital, Ministry of Health, Al Ain, UAE
    Allerg Immunol (Paris) 34:281-6. 2002
    ..Studies have shown that allergens are very important sensitizing agents in patients with asthma. Respiratory disorders such as asthma and allergic rhinitis are common in the United Arab Emirates, (UAE)...
  96. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between the Pro12Ala polymorphism of the PPAR-gamma 2 gene and type 2 diabetes mellitus in the Qatari consanguineous population
    Ramin Badii
    Molecular Genetics and Lab Medicine and Pathology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
    Acta Diabetol 45:15-21. 2008
    ..5%) were obese (BMI > 30) compared to nondiabetic subjects (29.8%) (P < 0.001). In this study, no association is seen between the Pro12Ala polymorphism in PPAR gamma 2 gene and the type 2 diabetes in Qatar...
  97. ncbi request reprint Bone density measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry in Qatari women
    Mohammed Hammoudeh
    Division of Rheumatology, Hamad Medical Corporation, P O Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
    Maturitas 52:319-27. 2005
    ..Commercial dual-energy X-rays absorptiometry (DXA) scanners used to determine bone mineral density (BMD) contains reference data for different populations...
  98. ncbi request reprint Study of HER2/neu status in Qatari women with breast carcinoma
    Kakil I Rasul
    Department of Medicine Hematology Oncology Section, PO Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
    Saudi Med J 24:832-6. 2003
    ..The study is aimed at determining the prevalence of HER2/neu overexpression in Qatari women with breast cancer and to assess the survival in patients with HER2/neu positive tumors...
  99. ncbi request reprint Does pleural tuberculosis disease pattern differ among developed and developing countries
    Wanis H Ibrahim
    Department of Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation and Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
    Respir Med 99:1038-45. 2005
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  100. ncbi request reprint The pattern and genetics of pediatric extrinsic asthma risk factors in polluted environment
    Abdulbari Bener
    Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
    Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol 39:58-63. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study is to determine the effect of polluted environment on extrinsic of asthma and allergic diseases among school children...
  101. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of asthma among Qatari schoolchildren: International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood, Qatar
    Ibrahim A Janahi
    Department of Pediatrics, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, State of Qatar
    Pediatr Pulmonol 41:80-6. 2006
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