• Harm Perception and Attitudes towards E-cigarette Use Among Qatar University Students: A Cross-Sectional Study 

      Kurdi, Rana; Abdul Rahim, Hanan; Al-Jayyousi, Ghadir; Yaseen, Manar; Ali, Aetefeh; ... more authors ( Qatar University Press , 2021 , Poster)
      Background: Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use is becoming popular worldwide especially among youth. Research reported that university students have poor knowledge and misconceptions about the health risks of e-cigarettes, ...
    • Height and body-mass index trajectories of school-aged children and adolescents from 1985 to 2019 in 200 countries and territories: a pooled analysis of 2181 population-based studies with 65 million participants 

      Andrea, Rodriguez-Martinez; Zhou, Bin; Sophiea, Marisa K; Bentham, James; Paciorek, Christopher J; ... more authors (2020 , Article)
      Background Comparable global data on health and nutrition of school-aged children and adolescents are scarce. We aimed to estimate age trajectories and time trends in mean height and mean body-mass index (BMI), which ...
    • Iron Overload in Chronic Kidney Disease: Less Ferritin, More T2MRI. 

      Nashwan, Abdulqadir J; Yassin, Mohamed A; Mohamed Ibrahim, Mohamed Izham; Abdul Rahim, Hanan F; Shraim, Mujahed ( Frontiers Media , 2022 , Article Review)
      To date, there is no consensus on the most reliable marker of iron status in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Serum ferritin is used routinely, although it may be a misleading marker for iron overload. The success ...
    • Maternal and child health in the occupied Palestinian territory 

      Abdul Rahim, Hanan; Wick, Laura; Halileh, Samia; Hassan-Bitar, Sahar; Chekir, Hafedh; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2009 , Article)
      The Countdown to 2015 intervention coverage indicators in the occupied Palestinian territory are similar to those of other Arab countries, although there are gaps in continuity and quality of services across the continuum ...
    • mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against the B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 variants and severe COVID-19 disease in Qatar 

      Chemaitelly, Hiam; Yassine, Hadi M.; Benslimane, Fatiha M.; Al Khatib, Hebah A.; Tang, Patrick; ... more authors (2021 , Article)
      The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continues to be a global health concern. The mRNA-1273 (Moderna) vaccine was reported to have an efficacy of 94.1% at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 due to infection with ‘wild-type’ variants in a ...
    • Non-communicable diseases in the Arab world 

      Abdul Rahim, Hanan F.; Sibai, Abla; Khader, Yousef; Hwalla, Nahla; Fadhil, Ibtihal; ... more authors ( Elsevier Ltd. , 2014 , Article Review)
      According to the results of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, the burden of non-communicable diseases (cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases, and diabetes) in the Arab world has increased, with ...
    • Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA BNT162b2 Covid-19 vaccine protection against variants of concern after one versus two doses. 

      Abu-Raddad, Laith J; Chemaitelly, Hiam; Yassine, Hadi M; Benslimane, Fatiha M; Al Khatib, Hebah A; ... more authors ( Oxford University Press , 2021 , Article)
      Strategies for rolling out vaccination against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) varied across countries. A key question is whether delaying administration of the second vaccine dose to vaccinate the largest number of ...
    • Prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of stunting, underweight, and overweight among Palestinian school adolescents (13-15 years) in two major governorates in the West Bank 

      Mikki, Nahed; Abdul-Rahim, Hanan F; Awartani, Faisal; Holmboe-Ottesen, Gerd ( BioMed Central Ltd. , 2009 , Article)
      There is little information about height and weight status of Palestinian adolescents. The objective of this paper was to assess the prevalence of stunting, underweight, and overweight/obesity among Palestinian school ...
    • Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in the general population of women in Qatar 

      Al-Thani, Asma; Abdul-Rahim, Hanan; Alabsi, Enas; Bsaisu, Haneen N; Haddad, Pascale; ... more authors ( BMJ Publishing Group , 2013 , Article)
      Objectives The Arabian Gulf region has limited epidemiological data related to sexually transmitted infections. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among general ...
    • Prevalence, Risk Factors, Harm Perception, and Attitudes Toward E-cigarette Use Among University Students in Qatar: A Cross-Sectional Study. 

      Kurdi, Rana; Al-Jayyousi, Ghadir Fakhri; Yaseen, Manar; Ali, Aatefeh; Mosleh, Neama; ... more authors ( Frontiers Media , 2021 , Article)
      Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use is becoming more popular worldwide, especially among youth. Studies report that university students have inadequate knowledge as well as misconceptions about the health risks of ...
    • Protection against the omicron variant from previous SARS-CoV-2 infection 

      Altarawneh, Heba N.; Chemaitelly, Hiam; Hasan, Mohammad R.; Ayoub, Houssein H.; Qassim, Suelen; ... more authors ( Massachusetts Medical Society , 2022 , Other)
      Natural infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) elicits strong protection against reinfection with the B.1.1.7 (alpha),1,2 B.1.351 (beta),1 and B.1.617.2 (delta)3 variants. However, the ...
    • Protection of Omicron sub-lineage infection against reinfection with another Omicron sub-lineage 

      Chemaitelly, Hiam; Ayoub, Houssein H.; Coyle, Peter; Tang, Patrick; Yassine, Hadi M.; ... more authors ( Nature Research , 2022 , Article)
      There is significant genetic distance between SARS-CoV-2 Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant BA.1 and BA.2 sub-lineages. This study investigates immune protection of infection with one sub-lineage against reinfection with the other ...
    • Relative infectiousness of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine breakthrough infections, reinfections, and primary infections. 

      Abu-Raddad, Laith J; Chemaitelly, Hiam; Ayoub, Houssein H; Tang, Patrick; Coyle, Peter; ... more authors ( Springer , 2022 , Article)
      SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections in vaccinated individuals and in those who had a prior infection have been observed globally, but the transmission potential of these infections is unknown. The RT-qPCR cycle threshold ...
    • The Reproductive Agency Scale (RAS-17): Development and validation in a cross-sectional study of pregnant Qatari and non-Qatari Arab Women 

      Yount, Kathryn M.; James-Hawkins, Laurie; Abdul Rahim, Hanan F. ( BMC , 2020 , Article)
      © 2020 The Author(s). Background: Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 prioritizes women's empowerment and gender equality, alone and as drivers of other SDGs. Efforts to validate universal measures of women's empowerment ...
    • SARS-CoV-2 antibody-positivity protects against reinfection for at least seven months with 95% efficacy 

      Laith J., Abu-Raddad; Chemaitelly, Hiam; Coyle, Peter; Malek, Joel A.; Ahmed, Ayeda A.; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2021 , Article)
      Background Reinfection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been documented, raising public health concerns. SARS-CoV-2 reinfections were assessed in a cohort of antibody-positive persons ...
    • SARS-CoV-2 Infection Is at Herd Immunity in the Majority Segment of the Population of Qatar. 

      Al-Thani, Mohamed H; Farag, Elmoubasher; Bertollini, Roberto; Al Romaihi, Hamad Eid; Abdeen, Sami; ... more authors ( Oxford University Press , 2021 , Article)
      Qatar experienced a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic that disproportionately affected the craft and manual worker (CMW) population, who comprise 60% of the total population. This study ...
    • SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in the urban population of Qatar: An analysis of antibody testing on a sample of 112,941 individuals 

      Peter V., Coyle; Chemaitelly, Hiam; Ben Hadj Kacem, Mohamed Ali; Abdulla Al Molawi, Naema Hassan; El Kahlout, Reham Awni; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2021 , Article)
      The study objective was to the assess level of detectable severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibodies in the urban population of Qatar. Antibody testing was performed on residual blood specimens ...
    • Severity, criticality, and fatality of the SARS-CoV-2 Beta variant 

      Abu-Raddad, Laith J; Chemaitelly, Hiam; Ayoub, Houssein H; Yassine, Hadi M; Benslimane, Fatiha M; ... more authors ( Oxford Academic , 2021 , Article)
      Beta (B.1.351) variant COVID-19 disease was investigated in Qatar. Compared to Alpha (B.1.1.7) variant, odds of progressing to severe disease were 1.24-fold (95% CI: 1.11-1.39) higher for Beta. Odds of progressing to ...
    • Severity, Criticality, and Fatality of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Beta Variant 

      Abu-Raddad, L.J.; Abu-Raddad, Laith J.; Chemaitelly, Hiam; Ayoub, Houssein H.; Yassine, Hadi M.; ... more authors ( NLM (Medline) , 2022 , Article)
      Beta (B.1.351)-variant coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) disease was investigated in Qatar. Compared with the Alpha (B.1.1.7) variant, odds (95% confidence interval) of progressing to severe disease, critical disease, ...
    • Students' perceptions of a university 'No Smoking' policy and barriers to implementation: a cross- sectional study. 

      Al-Jayyousi, Ghadir Fakhri; Kurdi, Rana; Alsaei, Shahd; Al-Kaabi, Haya; Alrushdi, Al Jaziya; ... more authors (2021 , Article)
      Effective policies are an important tool for reducing tobacco use. We examine student perceptions of the existing no-smoking policy in the country's largest national university and identify perceived barriers to its ...