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    • Sex disparities in food consumption patterns, dietary diversity and determinants of self-reported body weight changes before and amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 10 Arab countries 

      Tayyem,Reema; Ibrahim,Mohammed O.; Mortada,Hussein; AlKhalaf,Majid; Bookari,Khlood; ... more authors ( Frontiers Media S.A. , 2022 , Article)
      Background: The COVID-19 pandemic along with its confinement period boosted lifestyle modifications and impacted women and men differently which exacerbated existing gender inequalities. The main objective of this paper ...
    • The Impact of COVID-19 on Physical (In)Activity Behavior in 10 Arab Countries 

      Al Sabbah, Haleama; Taha, Zainab; Qasrawi, Radwan; Assaf, Enas A.; Cheikh Ismail, Leila; ... more authors ( MDPI , 2022 , Article)
      Insufficient physical activity is considered a strong risk factor associated with non-communicable diseases. This study aimed to assess the impact of COVID-19 on physical (in)activity behavior in 10 Arab countries before ...
    • An Evaluation of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Perceived Social Distancing Policies in Relation to Planning, Selecting, and Preparing Healthy Meals: An Observational Study in 38 Countries Worldwide 

      Backer, C.D.; Teunissen, L.; Cuykx, I.; Decorte, P.; Pabian, S.; ... more authors ( Frontiers Media S.A. , 2021 , Article)
      Objectives: To examine changes in planning, selecting, and preparing healthy foods in relation to personal factors (time, money, stress) and social distancing policies during the COVID-19 crisis. Methods: Using cross-sectional ...
    • Clinical outcomes of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children and adolescents: A systematic review 

      Al-Qudimat, Ahmad R.; Al-Zoubi, Raed M.; Elaarag, Mai; Nashwan, Abdulqadir J.; Hamze, Afaf K.; ... more authors ( John Wiley and Sons Inc , 2022 , Article Review)
      Background & Aims: The BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine offered to children among all available vaccines. However, limited evidence is available about the clinical outcomes of COVID-19 vaccines, especially among ...
    • COVID-19, cryptocurrencies bubbles and digital market efficiency: sensitivity and similarity analysis 

      Montasser, Ghassen El; Charfeddine, Lanouar; Benhamed, Adel ( Elsevier , 2022 , Article)
      This paper compares the degree of cryptocurrency market efficiency during the pre- and post COVID-19 pandemic with the bubble and non-bubble periods of cryptocurrency markets. Furthermore, it examines and clusters eighteen ...
    • Autonomous Drones: A Game Changer in Lightweight Delivery Services 

      Hossain, Mokter ( UC Regents , 2022 , Other)
      Imagine, you placed an order online and received it in minutes. This is the future of drone delivery services. Customers can track the drone during its delivery trip via apps like Uber car. Some cities and even rural areas ...
    • Editorial: Between antiquity and modernity in sustainability management research: reflections from MSAR board members 

      El-Bassiouny, Noha M.; Abbas-Ali, Heba; Hammerschmidt, Maik; Elbanna, Said; Fröhlich, Elisabeth ( Emerald Publishing Limited , 2022 , Article)
      Despite the seemingly diverse Arab countries, there are elements of commonality and homogeneity in culture and tradition and, hence, using deductive reasoning, we can objectively claim that there is what we can call an ...
    • Enhancing the quality and competitiveness of small businesses: A pooled cross-sectional analysis 

      Parast, Mahour Mellat; Safari, Arsalan ( Elsevier B.V. , 2022 , Article)
      Compared with large organizations, small businesses have been slower to adopt quality management practices. This study combined the context-free perspective with the contingency theory of quality management to investigate ...
    • Immune Imprinting and Protection against Repeat Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 

      Chemaitelly, Hiam; Ayoub, Houssein H.; Tang, Patrick; Hasan, Mohammad R.; Coyle, Peter; ... more authors ( Massachusetts Medical Society , 2022 , Other)
      More than 2 years into the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, the global population carries heterogeneous immune histories derived from various exposures to infection, viral variants, and vaccination.1 Evidence ...
    • Neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 are higher but decline faster in mRNA vaccinees compared to individuals with natural infection. 

      Abou-Saleh, Haissam; Abo-Halawa, Bushra Y; Younes, Salma; Younes, Nadin; Al-Sadeq, Duaa W; ... more authors ( Oxford University Press , 2022 , Article)
      Waning protection against emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants by pre-existing antibodies elicited due to current vaccination or natural infection is a global concern. Whether this is due to the waning of immunity to SARS-COV-2 ...
    • Evaluation of commercially available fully automated and ELISA-based assays for detecting anti-SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies 

      Zedan, Hadeel T.; Yassine, Hadi M.; Al-Sadeq, Duaa W.; Liu, Na; Qotba, Hamda; ... more authors ( Nature Research , 2022 , Article)
      Rapid and accurate measurement of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2)-specific neutralizing antibodies (nAbs) is paramount for monitoring immunity in infected and vaccinated subjects. The current ...
    • Protection from previous natural infection compared with mRNA vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 infection and severe COVID-19 in Qatar: a retrospective cohort study 

      Hiam, Chemaitelly; Ayoub, Houssein H; AlMukdad, Sawsan; Coyle, Peter; Tang, Patrick; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2022 , Article)
      BackgroundUnderstanding protection conferred by natural SARS-CoV-2 infection versus COVID-19 vaccination is important for informing vaccine mandate decisions. We compared protection conferred by natural infection versus ...
    • Fasting Ramadan During COVID-19 Pandemic: Immunomodulatory Effect 

      Abunada, Taghreed; Abunada, Hanan; Zayed, Hatem ( Frontiers Media S.A. , 2020 , Article)
      As of April 24, 2020, more than 1. 6 billion Muslims observe the holy fasting month of Ramadan worldwide. The safety of fasting of healthy adult Muslims during the COVID-19 era is debatable. In this perspective, we discuss ...
    • Perspectives of clinical pharmacists on the provision of pharmaceutical care through telepharmacy services during COVID-19 pandemic in Qatar: A focus group 

      Alhmoud, Eman; Al Khiyami, Dania; Barazi, Raja; Saad, Mohammed; Al-Omari, Ali; ... more authors ( Public Library of Science , 2022 , Article)
      Background Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic created unprecedented pressures on healthcare systems and led to the widespread adoption of telepharmacy services, a practice that was not previously established in ...
    • Evidence of community pharmacists' response preparedness during COVID-19 public health crisis: A cross-sectional study 

      Hager ElGeed; Yaw Owusu; Sara Abdulrhim; Ahmed Awaisu; Vyas S Kattezhathu; ... more authors ( Journal of Infection in Developing Countries , 2021 , Article)
      Introduction: Community pharmacists are often the first point of contact for the public, especially during pandemics. As outlined by the International Pharmaceutical Federation, community pharmacists have an important ...
    • Barriers and Enablers for Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy Among People Living With HIV/AIDS in the Era of COVID-19: A Qualitative Study From Pakistan 

      Ahmed,Ali; Dujaili,Juman Abdulelah; Jabeen,Musarat; Umair,Malik Muhammad; Chuah,Lay-Hong; ... more authors ( Frontiers Media S.A. , 2022 , Article)
      Background: With the increased availability of safe antiretroviral therapy (ART) in recent years, achieving optimal adherence and patient retention is becoming the biggest challenge for people living with HIV (PLWH). Care ...
    • Adding colchicine to tocilizumab in hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia: An open-label randomized controlled trial 

      Rahhal, Alaa; Najim, Mostafa; Aljundi, Amer Hussein; Mahfouz, Ahmed; Alyafei, Sumaya Mehdar; ... more authors ( Lippincott Williams and Wilkins , 2022 , Article)
      Introduction: Colchicine acts upstream in the cytokines cascade by inhibiting the nod-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome while interleukin 6 (IL-6) receptor antagonists, such as tocilizumab, block the end result ...
    • Attitudes and beliefs regarding the use of herbs and supplementary medications with COVID-19: A systematic review 

      Abderrezzaq, Soltani; Jaam, Myriam; Nazar, Zachariah; Stewart, Derek; Shaito, Abdullah ( Elsevier , 2022 , Article)
      Background and aimThere is growing interest in using herbs and supplementary medications to treat and/or prevent COVID-19, evidenced by multiple reports exploring their effectiveness and safety. From a health psychology ...
    • Frugal Innovation to Tackle Covid-19 

      Hossain, Mokter ( UC Regents , 2022 , Other)
      The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant disruption in our lives, work, and business. It hit most of us as customers stopped buying, buying less, or less supply. People started coming up with innovative solutions ...
    • Teaching in times of crisis: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on higher education 

      Younis, Heba; Elbanna, Said ( Taylor and Francis Group , 2022 , Article)
      Although increasing numbers of studies have examined online teaching in the last decade, examination during a crisis context is rare. This study fills this critical gap and is a rapid response research to suggest insights ...