united arab emirates

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Summary: A federation of seven states on the southeast portion of the Arabian peninsula: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Qaiwain. In 1820 a treaty of peace was concluded between Great Britain and native rulers. During the 19th century the rulers agreed to suppression of the slave trade and restriction of foreign relations to Great Britain. The Trucial Council was established in 1952 and defense treaties with Great Britain terminated. In 1971 an independent six-member federation was formed, with Ras al-Khaimah joining the federation in 1972. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1250)

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  1. Alsowaidi S, Abdulle A, Bernsen R. Prevalence and risk factors of asthma among adolescents and their parents in Al-Ain (United Arab Emirates). Respiration. 2010;79:105-11 pubmed publisher
    ..g. the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
  2. Al Khateeb T, Abdullah F. Craniomaxillofacial injuries in the United Arab Emirates: a retrospective study. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007;65:1094-101 pubmed
    To analyze craniomaxillofacial injuries in selected hospitals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  3. Ghazal Aswad S, Zaib un Nisa S, Rizk D, Badrinath P, Shaheen H, Osman N. A study on the knowledge and practice of contraception among men in the United Arab Emirates. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2002;28:196-200 pubmed
    To determine the knowledge and practice of contraception among United Arab Emirates (UAE) men. Cross-sectional survey. Four hundred UAE monogamously married men with children...
  4. Green K, Broome H, Mirabella J. Postnatal depression among mothers in the United Arab Emirates: socio-cultural and physical factors. Psychol Health Med. 2006;11:425-31 pubmed
    ..to further identify the prevalence and related socio-cultural and physical factors in Arab women from the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
  5. Al Hosani H, Salah M, Osman H, Farag H, Anvery S. Incidence of haemoglobinopathies detected through neonatal screening in the United Arab Emirates. East Mediterr Health J. 2005;11:300-7 pubmed
    In January 2002, a pilot programme of neonatal screening for sickle cell disease was launched in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 3 districts of Abu Dhabi emirate...
  6. Fareh O, Rizk D, Thomas L, Berg B. Obstetric impact of anaemia in pregnant women in United Arab Emirates. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2005;25:440-4 pubmed
    ..Anaemia, therefore, had no significant obstetric adverse effects in our pregnant hospital-population. ..
  7. al Awadhi A, Wasfi I, Al Reyami F, Al Hatali Z. Autobrewing revisited: endogenous concentrations of blood ethanol in residents of the United Arab Emirates. Sci Justice. 2004;44:149-52 pubmed
    ..blood were determined by sensitive headspace gas chromatography/mass spectrometry in 1557 residents of the United Arab Emirates. The subjects were from 13 nationalities, of both sexes and of different age groups...
  8. Narchi H, Al Hamdan M. Antibiotic resistance trends in paediatric community-acquired first urinary tract infections in the United Arab Emirates. East Mediterr Health J. 2010;16:45-50 pubmed
    ..infection presenting to the department of paediatrics at a large general secondary care hospital in the United Arab Emirates. Comparisons were made between 2 time periods: 2003-04 versus 2005-06 for 145 children aged 2 months to 12 ..
  9. Baynouna L, Revel A, Nagelkerke N, Jaber T, Omar A, Ahmed N, et al. High prevalence of the cardiovascular risk factors in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates. An emerging health care priority. Saudi Med J. 2008;29:1173-8 pubmed
    In the United Arab Emirates (UAE) cardiovascular mortality is a leading cause of death. Yet, there is a dearth of data on its risk factors...

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  1. Al Maskari F, El Sadig M, Norman J. The prevalence of macrovascular complications among diabetic patients in the United Arab Emirates. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2007;6:24 pubmed
    ..and risk factors of macrovascular complications among diabetic patients in the Al-Ain district of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
  2. Afandi B, Ahmad S, Saadi H, Elkhumaidi S, Karkoukli M, Kelly B, et al. Audit of a diabetes clinic at Tawam hospital, United Arab Emirates, 2004-2005. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006;1084:319-24 pubmed
    ..attending Tawam Hospital, a tertiary healthcare facility in the Al Ain region in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates was performed...
  3. Malik M, Bakir A, Saab B, Roglic G, King H. Glucose intolerance and associated factors in the multi-ethnic population of the United Arab Emirates: results of a national survey. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2005;69:188-95 pubmed
    ..and associated conditions such as obesity and hypertension, in the multi-ethnic, adult population of the United Arab Emirates in 1999-2000. A stratified, multistage, random sample was selected...
  4. Margolis S, Reed R. Changing use of the emergency department by the elderly in the United Arab Emirates, 1989 and 1999. East Mediterr Health J. 2002;8:409-15 pubmed
    ..78 or the mean age of the elderly attendees 72.9 +/- 7.4 years. Attendance rose 5.4 fold while non-urgent attendance rose 14.7 fold, demonstrating rising use but falling illness severity over time. ..
  5. Kumar R, Uduman S, Rana S, Kochiyil J, Usmani A, Thomas L. Sero-prevalence and mother-to-infant transmission of hepatitis E virus among pregnant women in the United Arab Emirates. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2001;100:9-15 pubmed
    1) To study the prevalence of HEV infection in a cohort of pregnant women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). (2) The rate of mother-to-infant transmission...
  6. Abed A, Alkhateeb H. Mathematics anxiety among eighth-grade students of the United Arab Emirates. Psychol Rep. 2001;89:65-6 pubmed
    To investigate the mathematics anxiety of 159 students in Grade 8 (M age = 14.3 yr.) in the United Arab Emirates a 28-item anxiety scale was administered. Analysis indicated some mathematics anxiety...
  7. Ghazal Aswad S, Gargash H, Badrinath P, Al Sharhan M, Sidky I, Osman N, et al. Cervical smear abnormalities in the United Arab Emirates: a pilot study in the Arabian Gulf. Acta Cytol. 2006;50:41-7 pubmed
    ..cervical abnormalities and make recommendations pertaining to a national cervical screening policy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
  8. Scholz H, Joseph M, Tomaso H, Al Dahouk S, Witte A, Kinne J, et al. Detection of the reemerging agent Burkholderia mallei in a recent outbreak of glanders in the United Arab Emirates by a newly developed fliP-based polymerase chain reaction assay. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2006;54:241-7 pubmed
    ..mallei infection. The developed PCR assay can be used as a simple and rapid tool for the specific and sensitive detection of B. mallei in clinical samples...
  9. Abu Odeh R, Al Moslih M, Al Jokhdar M, Ezzeddine S. Detection and genotyping of GBV-C virus in the United Arab Emirates. J Med Virol. 2005;76:534-40 pubmed
    ..of the current project was to determine the rate of infection and genotypic characteristics of GBV-C in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
  10. Eapen V, Mabrouk A, Sabri S, Bin Othman S. A controlled study of psychosocial factors in young people with diabetes in the United arab emirates. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006;1084:325-8 pubmed
    ..Awareness and understanding of these psychosocial variables can help healthcare providers to target these issues as part of comprehensive diabetes management. ..
  11. Joseph M, Zoubeidi T, Al Dhaheri S, Al Dhaheri A, Al Dhaheri A, Al Kaabi F, et al. Paternal asthma is a predictor for childhood asthma in the consanguineous families from the United Arab Emirates. J Asthma. 2009;46:175-8 pubmed publisher
    ..the asthma prevalence in children between 6 and 14 years of age among the local Arab families of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where consanguinity is known to be highly prevalent...
  12. Henry C, Lightowler H, Al Hourani H. Physical activity and levels of inactivity in adolescent females ages 11-16 years in the United Arab Emirates. Am J Hum Biol. 2004;16:346-53 pubmed
    ..was to investigate patterns of physical activity and levels of inactivity in adolescent females in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
  13. Al Maskari F, El Sadig M, Obineche E. Prevalence and determinants of microalbuminuria among diabetic patients in the United Arab Emirates. BMC Nephrol. 2008;9:1 pubmed publisher
    ..of this study was to determine the prevalence of MA among diabetic patients in the Al-Ain district of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
  14. Awan M, Maqbool A, Bari A, Krovacek K. Antibiotic susceptibility profile of Aeromonas spp. isolates from food in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. New Microbiol. 2009;32:17-23 pubmed
    ..isolates to a variety of antibiotics and provide useful information in the context of selective isolation and phenotypic identification of the aeromonads from food...
  15. Klenk G, Kovacs A. Etiology and patterns of facial fractures in the United Arab Emirates. J Craniofac Surg. 2003;14:78-84 pubmed
    ..fractures was carried out in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Tawam Hospital (Al Ain, United Arab Emirates) between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 2001. The study included 144 patients with a mean age of 26...
  16. Jumaa P, Neringer R. A survey of antimicrobial resistance in a tertiary referral hospital in the United Arab Emirates. J Chemother. 2005;17:376-9 pubmed
    Published data on antimicrobial resistance are lacking for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Knowledge of local patterns of resistance is essential to optimize guidelines for empirical antimicrobial treatment...
  17. Abdulle A, Nagelkerke N, Abouchacra S, Pathan J, Adem A, Obineche E. Under- treatment and under diagnosis of hypertension: a serious problem in the United Arab Emirates. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2006;6:24 pubmed
    ..This study was carried out in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, to characterize self-reported (SR) normotensives and hypertensives in terms of actual hypertension status, ..
  18. Abdulrazzaq Y, Moussa M, Nagelkerke N. National growth charts for the United Arab Emirates. J Epidemiol. 2008;18:295-303 pubmed
    ..This is a cross-sectional study of the anthropometric measurements of United Arab Emirates (UAE) children aged 0-18 years, by a multistage stratified random sampling technique based on age and sex...
  19. Punnose J, Agarwal M, El Khadir A, Devadas K, Mugamer I. Childhood and adolescent diabetes mellitus in Arabs residing in the United Arab Emirates. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2002;55:29-33 pubmed
    ..between the ages of 0 and 18 years had newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus (DM) at the Al-Ain hospital, United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
  20. Bener A, Honein G, Carter A, Da ar Z, Miller C, Dunn E. The determinants of breast cancer screening behavior: a focus group study of women in the United Arab Emirates. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2002;29:E91-8 pubmed
    ..attitudes, and beliefs about breast cancer and its screening among Emirati national women in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. A qualitative study using focus group methods...
  21. Khayata G, Rizk D, Hasan M, Ghazal Aswad S, Asaad M. Factors influencing the quality of life of infertile women in United Arab Emirates. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2003;80:183-8 pubmed
    ..Thorough counseling and continuing support of infertile women is therefore indicated to improve their quality of life. ..
  22. Al Salam S, Nowotny N, Sohail M, Kolodziejek J, Berger T. Ecthyma contagiosum (orf)--report of a human case from the United Arab Emirates and review of the literature. J Cutan Pathol. 2008;35:603-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Ecthyma contagiosum (orf) is caused by an epitheliotropic parapox virus. It is a zoonosis usually transmitted to humans from affected sheep or goat through direct contact or contaminated fomites...
  23. Rotimi V, Jamal W, Pal T, Sonnevend A, Dimitrov T, Albert M. Emergence of multidrug-resistant Salmonella spp. and isolates with reduced susceptibility to ciprofloxacin in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008;60:71-7 pubmed
    Kuwait and United Arab Emirates (UAE) are 2 countries with worldwide significance in the context of global epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance. The extent of drug resistance in Salmonella spp...
  24. Torab F, Amer M, Abu Zidan F, Branicki F. Perforated peptic ulcer: different ethnic, climatic and fasting risk factors for morbidity in Al-ain medical district, United Arab Emirates. Asian J Surg. 2009;32:95-101 pubmed publisher
    ..Patients with dyspeptic symptoms and a history of previous PUD should be considered for prophylactic treatment to prevent ulcer recurrence during prolonged daytime fasting in Ramadan, especially during the winter time. ..
  25. Hashim R. Patient satisfaction with dental services at Ajman University, United Arab Emirates. East Mediterr Health J. 2005;11:913-21 pubmed
    ..Measuring level of satisfaction is an important factor towards improving the service provided and should be monitored regularly. ..
  26. El Sadig M, Sarfraz Alam M, Carter A, Fares K, Al Taneuiji H, Romilly P, et al. Evaluation of effectiveness of safety seatbelt legislation in the United Arab Emirates. Accid Anal Prev. 2004;36:399-404 pubmed
    Seatbelt legalisation was implemented in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in January 1999...
  27. Eapen V, Ghubash R. Help-seeking for mental health problems of children: preferences and attitudes in the United Arab Emirates. Psychol Rep. 2004;94:663-7 pubmed
    ..Our results suggest that sociocultural factors and parental perceptions may have a major effect on whether children with psychiatric disturbance receive professional help. ..
  28. Dawodu A, al Gazali L, Varady E, Varghese M, Nath K, Rajan V. Genetic contribution to high neonatally lethal malformation rate in the United Arab Emirates. Community Genet. 2005;8:31-4 pubmed
    ..disorders to congenital anomalies (CA) causing neonatal deaths in the Al Ain Medical District (AMD) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) because of the high consanguineous marriage rate in the community...
  29. Carter A, Saadi H, Reed R, Dunn E. Assessment of obesity, lifestyle, and reproductive health needs of female citizens of Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. J Health Popul Nutr. 2004;22:75-83 pubmed
    ..the reproductive and lifestyle characteristics in a representative sample (n = 535) of women in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, to guide the development of health programmes for this population with rising affluence...
  30. Miller C, Dunn E, Berg B, Abdouni S. A hematological survey of preschool children of the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Med J. 2003;24:609-13 pubmed
    ..The purpose of this study was to produce a hematological profile of preschool national children of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
  31. Eapen V, Mabrouk A. Prevalence and correlates of nocturnal enuresis in the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Med J. 2003;24:49-51 pubmed
    ..To determine the prevalence, socio-demographic correlates and associated psychopathology in children with enuresis...
  32. Al Sarraj T, Saadi H, Volek J, Fernandez M. Metabolic syndrome prevalence, dietary intake, and cardiovascular risk profile among overweight and obese adults 18-50 years old from the United Arab Emirates. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2010;8:39-46 pubmed publisher
    ..Public health involvement targeting poor dietary habits and exercise programs among Emirati citizens is urgently needed. ..
  33. Hasan M, Kosanovic M, Fahim M, Adem A, Petroianu G. Trace metal profiles in hair samples from children in urban and rural regions of the United Arab Emirates. Vet Hum Toxicol. 2004;46:119-21 pubmed
    ..samples were randomly collected from 42 children (aged 6-18 y) representing rural and urban areas of the United Arab Emirates. The rural regions were defined as at least 50 km away from factories or traffic sites...
  34. Al Moslih M, Perkins H, Hu Y. Genetic relationship of Torque Teno virus (TTV) between humans and camels in United Arab Emirates (UAE). J Med Virol. 2007;79:188-91 pubmed
    ..In this study, genotypic characterization of TTV in different Camel specimens from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was undertaken for comparison with human UAE TTV...
  35. Alshamali F, Brandst├Ątter A, Zimmermann B, Parson W. Mitochondrial DNA control region variation in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2008;2:e9-10 pubmed publisher
    ..control region sequences were generated and analyzed in a population sample from Dubai, one of the seven United Arab Emirates. The control region was amplified in one piece and sequenced with different sequencing primers...
  36. Margolis S, Al Marzouq S, Revel T, Reed R. Patient satisfaction with primary health care services in the United Arab Emirates. Int J Qual Health Care. 2003;15:241-9 pubmed
    ..Patient satisfaction was compared between the only resource-intensive clinic (RIC) in the United Arab Emirates and one resource-thrifty clinic (RTC) located in an adjacent suburb and serving essentially the same ..
  37. Uduman S, Tahira A, Al Wash R, Usmani M, Bener A. Varicella susceptibility among children and healthy adults in the United Arab Emirates. East Mediterr Health J. 2001;7:604-8 pubmed
    ..Because of the clinical impact of varicella in adult populations, vaccine prevention might be beneficial. ..
  38. Al Krenawi A, Graham J, Dean Y, Eltaiba N. Cross-national study of attitudes towards seeking professional help: Jordan, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Arabs in Israel. Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2004;50:102-14 pubmed
    ..This is the first study to compare help-seeking processes among Muslim Arab female students in Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Israel...
  39. Malik M, Razig S. The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among the multiethnic population of the United Arab Emirates: a report of a national survey. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2008;6:177-86 pubmed publisher
    ..to compare this with the prevalence using the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) definitions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
  40. Sharief N, Margolis S, Townsend T. Breastfeeding patterns in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. J Trop Pediatr. 2001;47:304-6 pubmed publisher
    ..This has implications for the type and targeting of future breastfeeding education programmes. ..
  41. Miller C, Dunn E, Abdouni S, Shaheen H, Ullah M. Factors associated with iron depletion and iron deficiency anemia among Arabic preschool children of the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Med J. 2004;25:843-7 pubmed
    ..To estimate the prevalence of iron depletion and iron deficiency anemia in preschool Arabic children of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and 2. To determine the risk factors associated with these conditions in this population of children...
  42. Rajah J, Jubeh J, Haq A, Shalash A, Parsons H. Nutritional rickets and z scores for height in the United Arab Emirates: to D or not to D?. Pediatr Int. 2008;50:424-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The results support the hypothesis of the interplay and continuum of 25D deficiency and calcium deficiency in the pathogenesis of rickets. ..
  43. Ahuja Y, Kohl S, Traboulsi E. CNGA3 mutations in two United Arab Emirates families with achromatopsia. Mol Vis. 2008;14:1293-7 pubmed
    ..We report the responsible mutations in two United Arab Emirates families who have this autosomal recessive disease.
  44. Al Gazali L, Bakir M, Hamid Z, Varady E, Varghes M, Haas D, et al. Birth prevalence and pattern of osteochondrodysplasias in an inbred high risk population. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2003;67:125-32 pubmed
    ..the pattern and birth prevalence of the different types of osteochondrodysplasias in newborn infants in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) population, which is highly inbred and where termination of pregnancy is not accepted...
  45. Sonnevend A, Rotimi V, Kolodziejek J, Usmani A, Nowotny N, Pal T. High level of ciprofloxacin resistance and its molecular background among Campylobacter jejuni strains isolated in the United Arab Emirates. J Med Microbiol. 2006;55:1533-8 pubmed
    ..of 41 Campylobacter jejuni strains isolated from individual patients in Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, were investigated. While all strains were sensitive to erythromycin (MIC 0.5-4 mg l(-1)), 35 isolates (85...
  46. Eapen V, Swadi H, Sabri S, Abou Saleir M. Childhood behavioural disturbance in a community sample in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates. East Mediterr Health J. 2001;7:428-34 pubmed
    The prevalence of behavioural and emotional problems was evaluated among 620 United Arab Emirates nationals aged 6-18 years using the Rutter Parent Questionnaire. Of these children, 11...
  47. Al Salam S, John A, Daoud S, Chong S, Castella A. Expression of Epstein-Barr virus in Hodgkin lymphoma in a population of United Arab Emirates nationals. Leuk Lymphoma. 2008;49:1769-77 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study is to determine the epidemiology of HL in a population of United Arab Emirates (UAE) nationals, an early industrialised country in the Arabian Gulf, and to delineate the extent of its ..
  48. Al Ahmed H, Jaber M, Abu Fanas S, Karas M. The pattern of maxillofacial fractures in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: a review of 230 cases. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2004;98:166-70 pubmed
    ..type, incidence, demographic, and treatment data of maxillofacial fractures managed at Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, during a 4-year period and compares them with the existing body of literature on the subject.
  49. Malik M, Bakir A. Prevalence of overweight and obesity among children in the United Arab Emirates. Obes Rev. 2007;8:15-20 pubmed
    The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
  50. Ahmad S, Fares E. Genotypic diversity among isoniazid-resistant isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Rashid hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Med Princ Pract. 2005;14:16-21 pubmed
    ..isoniazid-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates recovered from tuberculosis (TB) patients in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Thirty-two consecutive isoniazid-resistant M...
  51. Eapen V, Mabrouk A, Bin Othman S. Disordered eating attitudes and symptomatology among adolescent girls in the United Arab Emirates. Eat Behav. 2006;7:53-60 pubmed
    ..stratified random sample of 495 adolescent girls completed the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-40) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
  52. Al Hosani H, Osman H, Abdel Wareth L, Saade D, Salah M. Prevalence of iodine deficiency disorders in the United Arab Emirates measured by raised TSH levels. East Mediterr Health J. 2003;9:123-30 pubmed
    The United Arab Emirates National Screening Programme for Congenital Hypothyroidism was established in January 1998...
  53. Al Moslih M, Abuodeh R, Hu Y. Detection and genotyping of TT virus in healthy and subjects with HBV or HCV in different populations in the United Arab Emirates. J Med Virol. 2004;72:502-8 pubmed
    ..To determine the rate of infection and genotypic characteristics of TTV in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a total of 449 serum samples representing different populations in the UAE and comprising healthy as ..