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Attitudes of consumers and healthcare professionals towards the patient package inserts-a study in Palestine
Al-Ramahi,Rowa′; Zaid,Abdel N.; Kettana,Na'em; Sweileh,Waleed; Al-Jabi,Doa';
Pharmacy Practice (Internet) , 2012, DOI: 10.4321/S1886-36552012000100010
Abstract: reading the patient package inserts (ppis) is a key source of information about medications for patients. they should be clear and understandable to the general population. objectives: the aims of this study were to obtain base-line data on the extent of reading ppis by consumers and possible factors that might affect this; to explore the attitude of the palestinian public and healthcare professionals towards the patient package inserts (ppis); and to review a random sample of ppis for the availability of different information. methods: the first part of the study was a cross-sectional self-administered questionnaire. the questionnaire for consumers included 15 items. the questionnaire for healthcare professionals included 10 items and it was very similar to that of consumers with some modifications. in the second part, a random sample of ppis was reviewed. in our community pharmacies, where medications are arranged according to their producing company, a researcher was asked to choose randomly 10-15 medications for every company to check for the availability of pharmacological, pharmaceutical and clinical information. results: a total of 304 healthcare professionals out of 320 (95.0%) and 223 consumers out of 240 (92.9%) accepted to answer the survey. forty five percent consumers reported that they always read the ppis, and 29.3% said that they read the ppis most of the times. increased rate of reading the leaflet was found among females (p = 0.047). the preferred language for the ppis was arabic for most of the consumers (89.6%) while it was english for most of the healthcare professionals (80.8%). 35.9% of the consumers and 43.6% of the healthcare professionals found the font size suitable. 42.3% of the consumers and 25.5% of the healthcare professionals said that they found the information in the ppis useful and enough. the ppis of 135 randomly sampled medications were reviewed. many important sections were not found in the ppis' sample. conclusion: a high perce
Patterns of Anti-Hypertensive therapy in diabetic patients with and without reduced renal function
Sweileh Waleed,Sawalha Ansam,Zyoud Sa′ed,Al-Jabi Samah
Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation , 2010,
Abstract: Renal function deterioration is a common complication in patients with diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Appropriate use of anti-hypertensive agents and tight control of Blood Pressure (BP) can minimize and delay such complications. This study was performed in order to investigate the utilization patterns of anti-hypertensive agents and to evaluate BP control among diabetic-hypertensive patients with and without reduced renal function. In a retrospective cohort study, all diabetic-hypertensive patients attending The Al-Watani Medical Governmental Center from August 01, 2006 until August 01, 2007 were enrolled in the study. Patients with congestive heart failure and/or end-stage renal disease were excluded from the study. The proportion of use of five different anti-hypertensive drug classes were compared for all patients receiving 1, 2, 3, or 4 drugs, and separately among patients with and without reduced renal function. Over 60% of patients were receiving angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI)/angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), followed by diuretics (40.8%), calcium channel blockers (25.1%) and (β-blockers (12.5%). The majority of patients (> 55%) were either on mono or no drug therapy. Patients on monotherapy were mostly receiving ACEI/ARB (60%). In patients with reduced renal function, use of diuretics, but not ACEI/ARB or CCB, was higher and 41.8% of the patients were on monotherapy compared to 46.6% in patients with normal renal function. The proportion of patients achieving good BP control was 20% with mono-therapy and 28% with combination therapy. Our study suggests that the pattern of anti-hypertensive therapy was generally consistent with inter-national guidelines. Areas of improvement include in-creasing use of ACEI/ARB and diuretics, decreasing the number of untreated patients, and increasing the proportion of patients with well controlled BP in this population.
Antidote Stocking at Hospitals in North Palestine
Ansam F. Sawalha,Waleed M. Sweileh,Sa'ed H. Zyoud,Samah W. Al-Jabi
Online Journal of Health & Allied Sciences , 2007,
Abstract: Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the availability and adequacy of antidote stocking at hospitals in north Palestine based on published guidelines for antidote stocking.Methodology: This study is a cross sectional survey of all hospitals at north Palestine (n=11) using a questionnaire which was completed by the director of the pharmacy department at each hospital. The questionnaire was divided into 2 parts. The first part contained a list of 25 antidotes while the second part contained a list of 12 antidotes. This classification is based on the guideline proposed by the British Association for Emergency Medicine (BAEM). The net antidote stock results were compared with the American guidelines as well.Result: The overall availability of each antidote in the first list varied widely from zero for glucagon to 100% for atropine. The number antidotes of the first list that were stocked in the 11 hospitals ranged from 5 to 12 antidotes but none of the hospitals stocked all the 25 antidotes. Additionally, availability of antidotes in the second list varied widely from zero for polyethylene glycol to 100% for dobutamine. The number of antidotes stocked ranged from 5 to 9 but none of the hospitals stocked all the 12 antidotes.Discussion and Conclusion: hospitals in north Palestine do not have adequate stock of antidotes. Raising awareness of the importance of antidotes by education, regular review of antidote storage, distribution plans, and appropriate legislation might provide solutions. Coordination between Palestinian hospitals and the PCDIC at An-Najah National University is also important.
Medical and biomedical research productivity from Palestine, 2002 – 2011
Waleed M Sweileh, Sa’ed H Zyoud, Ansam F Sawalha, Adham Abu-Taha, Ayman Hussein, Samah W Al-Jabi
BMC Research Notes , 2013, DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-6-41
Abstract: Comprehensive review of the literature indexed by Scopus was conducted. Data from Jan 01, 2002 till December 31, 2011 was searched for authors affiliated with Palestine or Palestinian authority. Results were refined to limit the search to medical and biomedical subjects. The quality of publication was assessed using Journal Citation Report. The total number of publications was 2207. A total of 770 publications were in the medical and biomedical subject areas. The annual rate of publication was 0.077 articles per gross domestic product/capita. The 770 publications have an h-index of 32. One hundred and thirty eight (18%) articles were published in 46 journals that were not indexed in the web of knowledge. Twenty two (22/770; 2.9%) articles were published in journals with an IF > 10.The quantity and quality of research originating from Palestinian institutions is promising given the scarce resources of Palestine. However, more effort is needed to bridge the gap in medical research productivity and to promote better health in Palestine.Palestine is an Arab region located in the Mediterranean area. In 1993, following the Oslo peace accords, the Palestinian national authority (PNA) has been established on parts of the West-Bank of Jordan River and Gaza strip. The Palestinian territories have a total population of approximately 4 million inhabitants and a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 4 billion USD [1]. Currently, there are 11 universities, 1 distance education university, 12 university colleges, and 19 community colleges in Palestine. Most of these universities were established and developed after 1967.Palestine is a new state with scarce resources. Therefore, financial support for research in Palestine is limited. Research activities are highly encouraged at the institutional levels and are linked to academic promotion. Some academic institutions in Palestine have launched peer reviewed medical journals to publish articles of Palestinian researchers. Furthermore, the
Evaluation of antihypertensive therapy in diabetic hypertensive patients: impact of ischemic heart disease
Sweileh,Waleed M.; Sawalha,Ansam F.; Zyoud,Sa?ed H.; Al-Jabi,Samah W.; Tameem,Eman J.; Shraim,Nasr Y.;
Pharmacy Practice (Internet) , 2009, DOI: 10.4321/S1886-36552009000100006
Abstract: macrovascular complications are common in diabetic hypertensive patients. appropriate antihypertensive therapy and tight blood pressure control are believed to prevent or delay such complication. objective: to evaluate utilization patterns of antihypertensive agents and blood pressure (bp) control among diabetic hypertensive patients with and without ischemic heart disease (ihd). methods: retrospective cohort study of all diabetic hypertensive patients attending al-watani medical center from august 2006 until august 2007. proportions of use of different antihypertensive drug classes were compared for all patients receiving 1, 2, 3, or 4 or more drugs, and separately among patients with and without ihd. blood pressure control (equal or lower 130/80 mmhg) was compared for patients receiving no therapy, monotherapy, or combination therapy and separately among patients with and without ihd. results: 255 patients were included in the study; their mean age was 64.4 (sd=11.4) years. sixty one (23.9%) of the included patients was on target bp. over 60% of the total patients were receiving angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (acei)/ angiotensin receptor blocker (arb), followed by diuretics (40.8%), calcium channel blockers (25.1%) and beta-blockers (12.5%). the majority (> 55%) of patients were either on mono or no drug therapy. more than 55% of patients with controlled bp were using ace-i. more than half (50.8%) of the patients with controlled bp were on combination therapy while 42.3% of patients with uncontrolled bp were on combination therapy (p=0.24). more patient in the ihd achieved target bp than those in non-ihd group (p=0.019). comparison between ihd and non-ihd groups indicated no significant difference in the utilization of any drug class with ace-i being the most commonly utilized in both groups. conclusions: patterns of antihypertensive therapy were generally but not adequately consistent with international guidelines. areas of improvement include increasin
Prevention of Radiocontrast-Induced Nephropathy after Coronary Angiography: N-Acetylcysteine plus Saline Hydration versus Saline Hydration
Y Hassan, ZA Zainal, NA Aziz, SW Al-Jabi, O Ismail
Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research , 2011,
Abstract: Purpose: To compare the incidence of radiocontrast-induced nephropathy (RCIN) in patients undergoing coronary angiography pretreated with N-acetylcysteine NAC plus saline hydration or saline hydration alone and to determine the association between various risk factors and RCIN. Methods: Patients were retrospectively evaluated over a one-year period. RCIN was defined as an acute rise in serum creatinine of at least 0.5 mg/dl or more than 25 % from baseline value. SPSS software, version 13 was used for data analysis. Results: Overall, 299 patients were studied. Thirteen patients (4.3%) developed RCIN. RCIN was 3.3 % in patients treated with hydration, and 8.3 % in patients treated with NAC plus hydration (p = 0.09). In patients with RCIN, the changes in creatinine and % change in creatinine after 24 h were significantly lower in the NAC plus hydration group (p = 0.039 and p = 0.042, respectively). RCIN was significantly associated with male gender (p = 0.017), history of renal failure (p = 0.006), ischemic heart disease (p =0.003), and diuretic treatment (p = 0.013). Conclusion: NAC plus saline hydration may not be more effective than saline hydration alone in decreasing RCIN after coronary angiography. Additional efforts to find an ideal preventive treatment are needed.
Solving nth-Order Integro-Differential Equations Using the Combined Laplace Transform-Adomian Decomposition Method  [PDF]
Waleed Al-Hayani
Applied Mathematics (AM) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/am.2013.46121
Abstract: In this paper, the Combined Laplace Transform-Adomian Decomposition Method is used to solve nth-order integro-differential equations. The results show that the method is very simple and effective.
Adomian Decomposition Method with Green’s Function for Solving Tenth-Order Boundary Value Problems  [PDF]
Waleed Al-Hayani
Applied Mathematics (AM) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/am.2014.510136
Abstract:

In this paper, the Adomian decomposition method with Green’s function (Standard Adomian and Modified Technique) is applied to solve linear and nonlinear tenth-order boundary value problems with boundary conditions defined at any order derivatives. The numerical results obtained with a small amount of computation are compared with the exact solutions to show the efficiency of the method. The results show that the decomposition method is of high accuracy, more convenient and efficient for solving high-order boundary value problems.

WIND ENERGY MAP OF ARABIAN GULF  [PDF]
Khaled Al-Salem, Subramaniam Neelamani, Waleed Al-Nassar
Natural Resources (NR) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/nr.2018.95014
Abstract:
Wind power is not only pollution free and renewable but is becoming more economical with technology development. The countries around the Arabian Gulf region are investing for wind powers both the land and in their marine space. A detailed study on wind power resource in the Arabian Gulf is not available. This paper is on the wind energy resource availability over Arabian Gulf waters, covering 2300 grid points. The data available with Coastal Information System data base at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait, from 1979 to 2015 is used. The probability density and power density were derived from these data source. Weibull probability density function has been fitted to the wind speed data and the wind power density was evaluated. The study is carried out at 10 m, 30 m and 50 m elevations. The central location of the Arabian Gulf has higher annual average wind speed, ranging from 6 to 8 m/s at 10 m elevation, 7 to 8 m/s at 30 m elevation and 8 to 9 m/s at 50 m elevation. The scale parameter c at central location of Arabian Gulf is found to range from 6 - 8 m/s for 10 m elevation, 7
Transobturator tape for female stress incontinence: A day surgery case
Al Taweel Waleed
Urology Annals , 2009,
Abstract: Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of transobturator vaginal tape (TOT) in the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and to analyze functional results and quality of life after12 months follow up. Materials and Methods : All women with SUI who underwent TOT procedure from outside to inside under general or regional anesthesia from December 2004 to January 2007 were included in the study. All must have had a minimal follow up of one year. The patients were prospectively evaluated with history including pads use/day, physical examination - pelvic examination, urinalysis, urogenital distress inventory (UDI-6), and analog global satisfaction scale - and urodynamic studies - filling cystometry, pressure-flow studies, and Valsalva leak point pressure. Results: Sixty two consecutive patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria underwent TOT procedure by one surgeon. The mean age was 52 ± 9 years (range, 34-70 years) and minimal follow up was one year (12-24 months). The mean operative time was 17 ± 4 minutes (15-31) with average amount of bleeding 62 ± 22 cc. We found objectively 89% cure or improvement rate after one year. Conclusion: The out-in transobturator approach is a very effective treatment of SUI with low morbidity and high success rate. However, longer follow up in larger populations should assess the long-term reliability of this attractive procedure.
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