qatar

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Summary: A country in the Middle East, a peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia. The capital is Doha.

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  1. Butt M, Bener A, Al Kaabi S, Yakoub R. Clinical characteristics of Crohn s disease in Qatar. Saudi Med J. 2005;26:1796-9 pubmed
    To assess the clinical characteristics of Crohn's disease (CD) in Qatar. This is a retrospective descriptive study. We studied 50 CD patients admitted to Hamad General Hospital over a period of 8 years from January 1995 to December 2002...
  2. Salameh K, Rahman S, Al Rifai H, Masoud A, Lutfi S, Abdouh G, et al. 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. J Perinatol. 2009;29:765-70 pubmed publisher
    ..study was designed to analyze the trends and differences in perinatal and neonatal mortality rates in the State of Qatar over a period of 30 years (1977 to 2007), to examine the causes of neonatal deaths and compare them with some ..
  3. Abu Madi M, Behnke J, Ismail A. Patterns of infection with intestinal parasites in Qatar among food handlers and housemaids from different geographical regions of origin. Acta Trop. 2008;106:213-20 pubmed publisher
    Intestinal parasitic infections were surveyed among recently arrived immigrant workers in Qatar destined for employment in food handling occupations...
  4. Munk M, Carboneau D, Hardan M, Ali F. Seatbelt use in Qatar in association with severe injuries and death in the prehospital setting. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2008;23:547-52 pubmed
    Road traffic crashes (RTCs) are common in Qatar, and are now considered the third leading cause of mortality...
  5. Abu Madi M, Behnke J, Mikhail M, Lewis J, Al Kaabi M. Parasite populations in the brown rat Rattus norvegicus from Doha, Qatar between years: the effect of host age, sex and density. J Helminthol. 2005;79:105-11 pubmed
    A total of 179 urban rats were sampled in the city of Doha in Qatar across the winter seasons (February-April) of 2002 and 2003. Only two parasites were identified, with overall prevalences of 35.8% and 41...
  6. Qotba H, Al Isa A. Anthropometric measurements and dietary habits of schoolchildren in Qatar. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2007;58:1-5 pubmed
    ..known about the anthropometric measurements and dietary habits of children in the Arabian Gulf in general, and in Qatar in particular...
  7. Rasul K, Awidi A, Mubarak A, Al Homsi U. Study of colorectal cancer in Qatar. Saudi Med J. 2001;22:705-7 pubmed
    To study the epidemiology of colorectal cancer in Qatar and compare it with other parts of the world...
  8. Bener A. The neglected epidemic: road traffic accidents in a developing country, State of Qatar. Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot. 2005;12:45-7 pubmed
    ..objective of the study is to explore the pattern of road traffic accidents (RTA) and their causes in the State of Qatar. A total of 52,160 RTA, 1130 injuries and 85 fatalities were registered during the year 2000...
  9. Bener A, Zirie M, Janahi I, Al Hamaq A, Musallam M, Wareham N. Prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes mellitus and its risk factors in a population-based study of Qatar. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2009;84:99-106 pubmed publisher
    ..Smoking habits and family history of DM were the major contributors for DM. Early diagnosis of DM is of major importance to reduce the risk of these diabetes-related conditions. ..

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  1. John A, Al K, John A, Singh R, Derbala M. Audit of state-funded antiviral treatment for chronic hepatitis C in Qatar. East Mediterr Health J. 2010;16:1121-7 pubmed
    ..A database of 400 patients with chronic HCV in Qatar was retrospectively analysed: 242 patients underwent antiviral treatment, of whom 212 (87...
  2. Al Marri M. Pattern of mycobacterial resistance to four anti-tuberculosis drugs in pulmonary tuberculosis patients in the state of Qatar after the implementation of DOTS and a limited expatriate screening programme. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2001;5:1116-21 pubmed
    ..of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to four anti-tuberculosis drugs in pulmonary tuberculosis patients in the State of Qatar after the implementation of DOTS and an expatriate screening programme on arrival...
  3. El Menyar A, Bener A, Numan M, Morcos S, Taha R, Al Suwaidi J. Epidemiology of idiopathic cardiomyopathy in Qatar during 1996-2003. Med Princ Pract. 2006;15:56-61 pubmed
    To report the rates of cardiomyopathies in the population below 50 years of age in Qatar. We conducted a retrospective review of clinical data on patients with cardiomyopathy who were hospitalized in Hamad General Hospital, Doha...
  4. Abu Madi M, Behnke J, Dabritz H. Toxoplasma gondii seropositivity and co-infection with TORCH pathogens in high-risk patients from Qatar. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010;82:626-33 pubmed publisher
    ..gondii from food or environmental sources declined over this period in Qatar. Population-based studies of newborns would be helpful to accurately estimate incidence of congenital ..
  5. Hamad A, Ibrahim M, Sulaiti E. Dementia in Qatar. Saudi Med J. 2004;25:79-82 pubmed
    ..in which all medical records of the patients with diagnosis of dementia seen at the Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar, between June 1997 and June 2003, whether inpatient or outpatient were reviewed...
  6. Abdul Wahab A, Janahi I, Eltohami A, Zeid A, Faiyaz Ul Haque M, Ul Haque N, et al. A new type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome associated with tortuous systemic arteries in a large kindred from Qatar. Acta Paediatr. 2003;92:456-62 pubmed
    ..of anomalies of a new type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome in 32 patients from a large inter-related extended family in Qatar. Among the 32 patients (from 22 families), there were 6 affected pairs of siblings and 2 families with 3 affected ..
  7. Khan F. Risk factors of young ischemic stroke in Qatar. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2007;109:770-3 pubmed
    There is limited information about risk factors of young ischemic stroke in Qatar. The aim of this study was to describe the risk factors and subtypes of young ischemic stroke among Qatari and non-Qatari residents...
  8. Mikhail M, Al Bursheed K, Abd El Halim A, Morsy T. Studies on mosquito borne dieases in Egypt and Qatar. J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2009;39:745-56 pubmed
    ..In Qatar the larvae were Culex pipiens complex, C. univettatus, C. pusillus, Aedes caspies, Anopheles multicolor and A...
  9. Wahab A, Bener A, Sandridge A, Hoffmann G. The pattern of Down syndrome among children in Qatar: a population-based study. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2006;76:609-12 pubmed
    ..study was to determine the prevalence pattern of Down Syndrome (DS) in children <5 years of age in the State of Qatar. This is a retrospective descriptive study...
  10. Bener A, Al Kaabi S, Derbala M, Al Marri A, Rikabi A. The epidemiology of viral hepatitis in Qatar. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2009;20:300-6 pubmed
    ..The aim of our study was to assess the incidence of viral hepatitis A, B and C in Qatar and compare it with other countries...
  11. Faiyaz ul Haque M, Zaidi S, Al Mureikhi M, Peltekova I, Tsui L, Teebi A. Mutations in the CHX10 gene in non-syndromic microphthalmia/anophthalmia patients from Qatar. Clin Genet. 2007;72:164-6 pubmed
  12. Abu Madi M, Pal P, Al Thani A, Lewis J. Descriptive epidemiology of intestinal helminth parasites from stray cat populations in Qatar. J Helminthol. 2008;82:59-68 pubmed publisher
    ..The results are discussed in relation to the effect of environmental conditions on the intestinal helminth infracommunities and their possible interactions in stray cat populations from such a harsh and arid region as Qatar.
  13. Shigidi M, Ramachandiran G, Rashed A, FITURI O. Demographic data and hemodialysis population dynamics in Qatar: A five year survey. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2009;20:493-500 pubmed
    Hemodialysis was initiated in Qatar in 1981, since then the hemodialysis population has been expanding rapidly. This report describes the demographics and outcome of our hemodialysis patients during a five years study period...
  14. Abu Madi M, Al Ahbabi D, Al Mashhadani M, Al Ibrahim R, Pal P, Lewis J. Patterns of parasitic infections in faecal samples from stray cat populations in Qatar. J Helminthol. 2007;81:281-6 pubmed
    ..comprising mainly helminth parasites, is described for the first time from the arid environment of the Qatar peninsula. During the winter and summer months of 2005, 824 faecal samples were examined from six sites in Qatar...
  15. Hanssens Y, Ismaeil B, Kamha A, Elshafie S, Adheir F, Saleh T, et al. Antibiotic prescribing pattern in a medical intensive care unit in Qatar. Saudi Med J. 2005;26:1269-76 pubmed
    ..agents in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in Doha, State of Qatar and to correlate this with: a) the infectious disease pattern, b) the isolated microorganisms and their ..
  16. Bener A, Ayub H, Kakil R, Ibrahim W. Patterns of cancer incidence among the population of Qatar: a worldwide comparative study. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2008;9:19-24 pubmed
    ..Monitoring the evolution of the cancer burden in the State of Qatar is of great value but has never been explored in depth...
  17. Mimura H, Katakura R, Ishida H. Changes of microbial populations in a ship's ballast water and sediments on a voyage from Japan to Qatar. Mar Pollut Bull. 2005;50:751-7 pubmed
    ..reduction of the total number of viable cells sampled in the discharged ballast water at the Ras Laffan port in Qatar. In sediment samples, the values of 10(5.2) - 10(6...
  18. Hadi H, Al Suwaidi J, Bener A, Khinji A, Al Binali H. Thrombolytic therapy use for acute myocardial infarction and outcome in Qatar. Int J Cardiol. 2005;102:249-54 pubmed
    ..Increased use of reperfusion therapy would result in reduced mortality rate. Global measures to encourage the use of reperfusion therapy including patients' education, and strategies to improve the health care system are needed. ..
  19. Del Pozo P, Fins J. The globalization of education in medical ethics and humanities: evolving pedagogy at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. Acad Med. 2005;80:135-40 pubmed
    ..and Humanities course for premedical students at Weill Cornell Medical College in the Arabian Gulf emirate of Qatar. The course, first offered in 2003, is designed to prepare these students for the medical school curriculum to ..
  20. Khan F, Lutof A, Yassin M, Khattab M, Saleh M, Rezeq H, et al. Imported malaria in Qatar: a one year hospital-based study in 2005. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2009;7:111-7 pubmed publisher
    ..presentation, epidemiology and outcome of imported malaria in patients admitted to Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar, between 1st January and 31st December 2005...
  21. Lindner M, Abdoh G, Fang Hoffmann J, Shabeck N, Al Sayrafi M, Al Janahi M, et al. Implementation of extended neonatal screening and a metabolic unit in the State of Qatar: developing and optimizing strategies in cooperation with the Neonatal Screening Center in Heidelberg. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2007;30:522-9 pubmed
    b>Qatar is a country in the Gulf area and member of the Gulf Cooperation Council states...
  22. Bener A, Hussain R. Consanguineous unions and child health in the State of Qatar. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2006;20:372-8 pubmed
    ..the study was to estimate the prevalence and sociodemographic predictors of consanguineous unions in the State of Qatar and to assess the association between consanguinity, fertility and child health...
  23. Al Awaidy S, Abu Elyazeed R, Al Hosani H, Al Mulla A, Al Busaiedy S, Al Amiry A, et al. Sero-epidemiology of hepatitis B infection in pregnant women in Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. J Infect. 2006;52:202-6 pubmed
    ..A total of 1710 pregnant women aged 15-45 years were enrolled in June-July 2000 in nine centres across Oman, Qatar and Unite Arab Emirates. The percentage of HBsAg-positive and HBeAg-positive individuals was determined...
  24. Shigidi M, FITURI O, Chandy S, Asim M, Al Malki H, Rashed A. Microbial spectrum and outcome of peritoneal dialysis related peritonitis in Qatar. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2010;21:168-73 pubmed
    Peritoneal dialysis therapy rapidly expanded in Qatar during the last decade. Peritoneal dialysis related peritonitis remains the leading cause of morbidity and technique failure...
  25. Mahdy S, Al Emadi S, Khanjar I, Hammoudeh M, Sarakbi H, Siam A, et al. Vitamin D status in health care professionals in Qatar. Saudi Med J. 2010;31:74-7 pubmed
    ..prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among health care professionals working at Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar. Between 15th January 2007 and 15th January 2008, 340 healthy volunteers were included in this study...
  26. Bessisso M, Bener A, Elsaid M, Al Khalaf F, Huzaima K. Pattern of headache in school children in the State of Qatar. Saudi Med J. 2005;26:566-70 pubmed
    ..This involved 851 children studying in the first to tenth year of school in the State of Qatar. The present study showed that the prevalence rate of recurrent headache was 85% and migraine 11.9%...
  27. Rikabi A, Bener A, Al Marri A, Al Thani S. Hepatitis B and C viral infections in chronic liver disease: a population based study in Qatar. East Mediterr Health J. 2009;15:778-84 pubmed
    We investigated the incidence of hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) virus infection among patients with liver disease in Qatar from 2000 to 2005...
  28. Taj Aldeen S, Hilal A, Chong Lopez A. Allergic Aspergillus flavus rhinosinusitis: a case report from Qatar. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2003;260:331-5 pubmed
    ..The serum IgE level had dropped to 353 IU/ml and the peripheral eosinophil count to normal (1.38%) by the 10th postoperative month. Surgical debridement and corticosteroids may keep the disease quiescent for a long time. ..
  29. Al Marri M. Childhood tuberculosis in the State of Qatar: the effect of a limited expatriate screening programme on the incidence of tuberculosis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2001;5:831-7 pubmed
    ..rates and the effectiveness of the expatriate screening programme on paediatric tuberculosis (TB) in the State of Qatar. A state-wide, population-based, retrospective analysis of all cases of tuberculosis among children 0-14 years of ..
  30. Bener A. Frequency of headache and migraine in Qatar. Neuroepidemiology. 2006;27:61-6 pubmed
    ..To date there are no epidemiological data regarding headaches in Qatar. The aim of this study was to use the International Headache Society (IHS) diagnostic criteria to estimate the ..
  31. Wahab A, Bener A, Teebi A. The incidence patterns of Down syndrome in Qatar. Clin Genet. 2006;69:360-2 pubmed
  32. Janahi I, Bener A, Bush A. Prevalence of asthma among Qatari schoolchildren: International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood, Qatar. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2006;41:80-6 pubmed
    ..to determine the prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases among schoolchildren aged 6-14 years in the State of Qatar, based on a questionnaire designed by the International Study of Asthma and Allergy in Childhood (ISAAC)...
  33. Sandridge A, Takeddin J, Al Kaabi E, Frances Y. Consanguinity in Qatar: knowledge, attitude and practice in a population born between 1946 and 1991. J Biosoc Sci. 2010;42:59-82 pubmed publisher
    From March 2007 to March 2008 a cross-sectional study was conducted in Qatar to estimate the prevalence of consanguinity among Qataris and to assess their knowledge of the risks and their attitudes towards the practice...
  34. Hardy A, Farrant A, Rollinson G, Barss P, Vaishnav R. A study of the chemical composition of traditional eye cosmetics ("kohls") used in Qatar and Yemen. J Cosmet Sci. 2008;59:399-418 pubmed
    This study looks at the chemical composition of traditional eye cosmetics ("kohls") used in Qatar and Yemen. Of especial interest was how many samples in each country contain the toxic element lead...
  35. Khan F. Clinical pattern of tuberculous adenitis in Qatar: experience with 35 patients. Scand J Infect Dis. 2009;41:128-34 pubmed publisher
    ..and lymph node biopsy and the outcome of tuberculous (TB) adenitis in patients admitted to Hamad General Hospital, Qatar, between 1 January and 31 December 2006...
  36. Abu Madi M, Lewis J, Mikhail M, El Nagger M, Behnke J. Monospecific helminth and arthropod infections in an urban population of brown rats from Doha, Qatar. J Helminthol. 2001;75:313-20 pubmed
    ..There were no quantitative interactions and reasons for this are discussed in relation to the foraging and breeding behaviour of the brown rat in Qatar.
  37. Arif A, Schulz J, Thiaucourt F, Taha A, Hammer S. Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia outbreak in captive wild ungulates at Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation, State of Qatar. J Zoo Wildl Med. 2007;38:93-6 pubmed
    ..laristanica), and gerenuk (Litocranius walleri) occurred at Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation in the State of Qatar. The disease was suspected because of the clinical symptoms and the necropsy findings and was confirmed by the ..
  38. Bener A, Al Mulla F, Al Humoud S, Azhar A. Camel racing injuries among children. Clin J Sport Med. 2005;15:290-3 pubmed
    ..severity of camel racing injuries among children aged 5 to 15 years during the period 1992 to 2003 in the State of Qatar. Case series...
  39. Al Maslamani M, Al Soub H, El Deeb Y, Al Khuwaiter J, Mujeeb I. AIDS-related progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Saudi Med J. 2005;26:1133-6 pubmed
    ..After a delay of 4 months, the diagnosis was made by brain biopsy. This delay probably contributed to his unfortunate outcome. The case is described, and methods of diagnosis and treatment are discussed. ..
  40. Al Marri M, Aref E, Omar A. Mammographic features of isolated tuberculous mastitis. Saudi Med J. 2005;26:646-50 pubmed
    ..was carried out at The State Tuberculosis Registry and Radiology Department, Hamad General Hospital, State of Qatar, from 1990 to 2002. Out of 13 females with TB mastitis, only 8 cases had mammograms preoperatively...
  41. Musaiger A, Shahbeek N, Al Mannai M. The role of social factors and weight status in ideal body-shape preferences as perceived by Arab women. J Biosoc Sci. 2004;36:699-707 pubmed
    ..social factors associated with body-shape preferences for females and males as perceived by Arab women living in Qatar, and correlated the current weight status of women studied with these preferences...
  42. DeCarlo C, Omar A, Haroun M, Bigler L, Bin Rais M, Abu J, et al. Potential Reservoir and Associated Factors for West Nile Virus in Three Distinct Climatological Zones. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2017;17:709-713 pubmed publisher
    ..the potential spectrum of WNV hosts in three geographic areas with climatologically distinct features: Malaysia, Qatar, and the United States of America (U.S.)...
  43. Bener A, Al Ali M, Hoffmann G. High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in young children in a highly sunny humid country: a global health problem. Minerva Pediatr. 2009;61:15-22 pubmed
    ..In the young population in Qatar, vitamin D deficiency appears to result from a combination of limitations in sunlight exposure and a low oral ..
  44. Larson G, Highfill McRoy R, Booth Kewley S. Psychiatric diagnoses in historic and contemporary military cohorts: combat deployment and the healthy warrior effect. Am J Epidemiol. 2008;167:1269-76 pubmed publisher
    ..The disproportionate loss of psychologically unfit personnel early in training creates a "healthy warrior effect," because only those persons who have proven their resilience during training remain eligible for combat. ..
  45. Al Hamdan N, Ravichandran K, Al Sayyad J, Al Lawati J, Khazal Z, Al Khateeb F, et al. Incidence of cancer in Gulf Cooperation Council countries, 1998-2001. East Mediterr Health J. 2009;15:600-11 pubmed
    ..The age-standardized incidence of all malignancies per 100,000 in both sexes was highest in Qatar followed by Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, UAE and Saudi Arabia. Paediatric cancer ranged from 9...
  46. Bener A, Mobayed H, Sattar H, Al Mohammed A, Ibrahimi A, Sabbah A. Pet ownership: its effect on allergy and respiratory symptoms. Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004;36:306-10 pubmed
    ..Respiratory disorders such as asthma and allergic rhinitis are common in the State of Qatar. The aim of the present study was to determine whether exposure to pets and domestic animals plays a significant ..
  47. Muzrakchi A, Szmigielski W, Omar A, Younes N. Is the 10th and 11th intercostal space a safe approach for percutaneous nephrostomy and nephrolithotomy?. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2004;27:503-6 pubmed
  48. Awaisu A, Hamou F, Mekideche L, El Muabby N, Mahfouz A, Mohammed S, et al. Proton pump inhibitor co-prescription with dual antiplatelet therapy among patients with acute coronary syndrome in Qatar. Int J Clin Pharm. 2016;38:353-61 pubmed publisher
    ..Heart Hospital, a specialized tertiary care center in Qatar. A retrospective observational study of a prescription database was conducted...
  49. Cheema S, Maisonneuve P, Weber I, Fernandez Luque L, Abraham A, Alrouh H, et al. Knowledge and perceptions about Zika virus in a Middle East country. BMC Infect Dis. 2017;17:524 pubmed publisher
    ..We conducted a survey at several international universities in Qatar to assess knowledge and awareness about this disease...
  50. Al Soub H, El Deeb Y, Almaslaman I, Al Khuwaiter J. Zygomycosis in Qatar: a retrospective review of six cases. Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004;36:387-91 pubmed
    ..Therapy with amphotericin B, surgical debridement, and correction of the underlying predisposing condition offers the best chance for survival. ..
  51. Yassin K, Rankin J, Al Tawafsheh A. The Social Organization of Nurses' Pain Management Work in Qatar. Pain Manag Nurs. 2015;16:759-69 pubmed publisher
    The purpose of this study was to explore the social organization of nurses' pain management work in Qatar. The research data drew our attention to unacceptable delays in intervening with patients in pain...
  52. Zimmo L, Farooq A, Almudahka F, Ibrahim I, Al Kuwari M. School-time physical activity among Arab elementary school children in Qatar. BMC Pediatr. 2017;17:76 pubmed publisher
    Recent data from a self-administered questionnaire show that approximately 75% of school children in Qatar do not meet the daily recommended levels of physical activity (PA)...