Iman Al-Saleh

Summary

Affiliation: King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Country: Saudi Arabia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Longitudinal study of prenatal and postnatal lead exposure and early cognitive development in Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia: a preliminary results of cord blood lead levels
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, 3354, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Trop Pediatr 54:300-7. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Mercury (Hg) and oxidative stress status in healthy mothers and its effect on birth anthropometric measures
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Electronic address
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 217:567-85. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Birth outcome measures and maternal exposure to heavy metals (lead, cadmium and mercury) in Saudi Arabian population
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Environmental Health Section, Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, PO Box 3354, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Electronic address
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 217:205-18. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Mercury (Hg) exposure in breast-fed infants and their mothers and the evidence of oxidative stress
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Environmental Health Section, Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    Biol Trace Elem Res 153:145-54. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) as determinants of various anthropometric measures of birth outcome
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Environmental Health Section, Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, PO Box 3354, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Sci Total Environ 444:565-78. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Effect of mercury (Hg) dental amalgam fillings on renal and oxidative stress biomarkers in children
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    Sci Total Environ 431:188-96. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Levels of DDT and its metabolites in placenta, maternal and cord blood and their potential influence on neonatal anthropometric measures
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Environmental Health Section, Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, P O Box 3354, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Sci Total Environ 416:62-74. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Accumulation of mercury in ovaries of mice after the application of skin-lightening creams
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Biol Trace Elem Res 131:43-54. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Assessment of lead in cosmetic products
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Environmental Health Section, Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, P O Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 54:105-13. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Levels of DNA adducts in the blood and follicular fluid of women undergoing in vitro fertilization treatment and its correlation with the pregnancy outcome
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Saudi Arabia
    Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 84:23-8. 2010

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. doi request reprint Longitudinal study of prenatal and postnatal lead exposure and early cognitive development in Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia: a preliminary results of cord blood lead levels
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, 3354, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Trop Pediatr 54:300-7. 2008
    ..This study reveals that even at low prenatal lead exposure, all possible measures to inspect lead sources in our environment and reduce lead exposure should be taken...
  2. doi request reprint Mercury (Hg) and oxidative stress status in healthy mothers and its effect on birth anthropometric measures
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Electronic address
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 217:567-85. 2014
    ..Additional research will be necessary to evaluate the biological impact of combined metals in the assessment of fetal growth and development. ..
  3. doi request reprint Birth outcome measures and maternal exposure to heavy metals (lead, cadmium and mercury) in Saudi Arabian population
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Environmental Health Section, Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, PO Box 3354, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Electronic address
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 217:205-18. 2014
    ..Further research should be conducted to confirm these findings and to evaluate their long-term risks, if any. ..
  4. doi request reprint Mercury (Hg) exposure in breast-fed infants and their mothers and the evidence of oxidative stress
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Environmental Health Section, Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    Biol Trace Elem Res 153:145-54. 2013
    ..Nevertheless, breastfeeding should not be discouraged, but efforts should be made to identify and eliminate the source of Hg exposure in the population...
  5. doi request reprint Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) as determinants of various anthropometric measures of birth outcome
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Environmental Health Section, Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, PO Box 3354, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Sci Total Environ 444:565-78. 2013
    ..Therefore, there is a need for studies regarding PAH exposure and its associated biological effects to determine the extent of potential fetal damage as well as possible long-term effects, such as cancer...
  6. doi request reprint Effect of mercury (Hg) dental amalgam fillings on renal and oxidative stress biomarkers in children
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    Sci Total Environ 431:188-96. 2012
    ..The results of this study would also suggest that urinary NAG is the most sensitive of all the investigated renal biomarkers. These results should be confirmed with further investigation...
  7. doi request reprint Levels of DDT and its metabolites in placenta, maternal and cord blood and their potential influence on neonatal anthropometric measures
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Environmental Health Section, Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, P O Box 3354, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Sci Total Environ 416:62-74. 2012
    ..Efforts should be made to decrease exposure of women of reproductive age and to examine maternal DDT exposure in relation to long-term impact on health...
  8. doi request reprint Accumulation of mercury in ovaries of mice after the application of skin-lightening creams
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Biol Trace Elem Res 131:43-54. 2009
    ..Alternatively, public health authorities should encourage more reliance on prescribed creams for the treatment of skin pigmentation problems...
  9. doi request reprint Assessment of lead in cosmetic products
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Environmental Health Section, Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, P O Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 54:105-13. 2009
    ..Our findings call for an immediate mandatory regular testing program to check lead and other toxic metals in lipsticks and other cosmetic products imported to Saudi Arabia in order to curtail their excess and safeguard consumer health...
  10. doi request reprint Levels of DNA adducts in the blood and follicular fluid of women undergoing in vitro fertilization treatment and its correlation with the pregnancy outcome
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Saudi Arabia
    Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 84:23-8. 2010
    ..05). Follicular fluid cotinine levels were associated with DNA adduct levels in blood and follicular fluid (p < 0.05). Evaluation of DNA damage resulting from oxidative stress could have a role in predicting IVF success rate...
  11. ncbi request reprint Outcome of in-vitro fertilization treatment and DDT levels in serum and follicular fluid
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Med Sci Monit 15:BR320-33. 2009
    ..Although p,p'-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is banned for agricultural purpose in Saudi Arabia, it is occasionally used to control vector-borne diseases in certain regions of the country...
  12. doi request reprint Heavy metals (lead, cadmium and mercury) in maternal, cord blood and placenta of healthy women
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 214:79-101. 2011
    ..Preventive measures to eliminate or minimize the unnecessary risk of fetus exposure to heavy metals or other pollutants during pregnancy should be initiated once these factors are identified...
  13. ncbi request reprint The effect of caffeine consumption on the success rate of pregnancy as well various performance parameters of in-vitro fertilization treatment
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Environmental Health Section, Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Med Sci Monit 16:CR598-605. 2010
    ..This study evaluated the effect of caffeine consumption on the success rate of pregnancy and various in vitro fertilization (IVF) performance parameters...
  14. doi request reprint Mercury (Hg) burden in children: the impact of dental amalgam
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, PO Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    Sci Total Environ 409:3003-15. 2011
    ..Changes in dental practices involving amalgam, especially for children, are highly recommended in order to avoid unnecessary exposure to Hg...
  15. ncbi request reprint Age and gender-related reference values for serum dl-alpha-tocopherol and all-trans-retinol levels in Saudi population
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, P O Box 3354, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res 77:326-35. 2007
    ..The reference intervals elaborated here may help in the assessment of the vitamin status and in detecting subjects at risk of developing pathologies associated with either excess intake or deficiency...
  16. ncbi request reprint Histopathological effects of mercury in skin-lightening cream
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol 22:287-99. 2003
    ..This study emphasizes the potential toxicity of mercury skin-lighting creams and the importance of discontinuing their manufacture and use...
  17. ncbi request reprint Preliminary report on the levels of elements in four fish species from the Arabian Gulf of Saudi Arabia
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department MBC 03, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, P O Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    Chemosphere 48:749-55. 2002
    ..The concentration of metals was below the maximum allowed limit by the Saudi and international legislations for fish human consumption permissible limit...
  18. ncbi request reprint Relationships between blood lead concentrations, intelligence, and academic achievement of Saudi Arabian schoolgirls
    I Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, P O Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 204:165-74. 2001
    ..02 to 27.36 micrograms/dl. The results of this study should be seriously considered by public health authorities to give more attention to this pediatric health problem...
  19. ncbi request reprint Comparison of mercury levels in various tissues of albino and pigmented mice treated with two different brands of mercury skin-lightening creams
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, PO Box 3354, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Biometals 17:167-75. 2004
    ..Permanent nephrological or/and neurological deficits may occur if the damage is severe and diagnosis and treatment are delayed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Is lead considered as a risk factor for high blood pressure during menopause period among Saudi women?
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, P O Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 208:341-56. 2005
    ..Use of Kohl, duration of its use, osteoporosis disease and intake of calcium supplements were significantly associated with blood lead levels...
  21. ncbi request reprint Selenium and vitamins status in Saudi children
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, P O Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    Clin Chim Acta 368:99-109. 2006
    ..Previous studies in Al-Kharj reported low selenium levels in the soil and the milk of lactating mothers living in that area...
  22. ncbi request reprint Exposure to heavy metals (lead, cadmium and mercury) and its effect on the outcome of in-vitro fertilization treatment
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, P O Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 211:560-79. 2008
    ..It should be noted that skin-lightening creams and dental amalgam were important contributors to mercury exposure. Such finding is alarming and priority for further studies are, urgently, needed...
  23. ncbi request reprint Status of selenium, vitamin E, and vitamin A among Saudi adults: potential links with common endemic diseases
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol 26:221-43. 2007
    ..Our data also revealed a link between the status of selenium, dl-alpha-tocopherol and all-trans-retinol and a number of health problems. However, these observations need larger epidemiological studies for further confirmation...
  24. ncbi request reprint DDT and its metabolites in breast milk from two regions in Saudi Arabia
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, P O Box 3354, Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
    J Occup Environ Med 45:410-27. 2003
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  25. ncbi request reprint Prenatal and postnatal lead exposure and early cognitive development: longitudinal study in Saudi Arabia
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol 28:283-302. 2009
    ..Our results provide additional evidence for low prenatal lead exposure effects on cognitive development in Saudi infants living in a rural area...
  26. ncbi request reprint Cadmium and mercury levels in Saudi women and its possible relationship with hypertension
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Department of Biological and Medical Research, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Biol Trace Elem Res 112:13-29. 2006
    ..However, this finding should not be conclusive because of the inappropriate choice of the biomarker indicator. Nevertheless, our study supports the hypothesis that exposure to cadmium might increase the risk of hypertension...
  27. ncbi request reprint Heavy metal concentrations in the breast milk of Saudi women
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Biol Trace Elem Res 96:21-37. 2003
    ..Breast-feeding is of great beneficial value for the infant's development; therefore, efforts should be made to prevent its contamination with environmental pollutants...
  28. ncbi request reprint Gas chromatography-mass spectrometric determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in five species of fish from three sites in the Arabian Gulf
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Environ Health Res 12:193-200. 2002
    ..Since there is a consensus on the substantial contribution of PAHs to cancer in humans, it would be interesting to conduct further research in order to determine the magnitude of the problem along other coastal regions of Saudi Arabia...
  29. ncbi request reprint Circulating endotoxin and cytokines after cardiopulmonary bypass: differential correlation with duration of bypass and systemic inflammatory response/multiple organ dysfunction syndromes
    K S Khabar
    Department of Biological and Medical Research, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Clin Immunol Immunopathol 85:97-103. 1997
    ..Certain clinical complications were associated with specific cytokines. Understanding the role of cytokinemia in SIRS/MODS may lead to better prognostic assessment and therapeutic modalities...
  30. ncbi request reprint Phthalates residues in plastic bottled waters
    Iman Al-Saleh
    Environmental Health Section, Biological and Medical Research Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
    J Toxicol Sci 36:469-78. 2011
    ..Although, one cannot avoid phthalates contamination in bottled waters due to manufacturing process but at least special care should be taken regarding their storage conditions...