• A promising drug lead that inhibits HCV infectivity in a genotype-independent manner 

      Al Olaby, Reem ( OMICS , 2015 , Conference Paper)
      E2 glycoprotein plays a significant role in the HCV life cycle, but only crystal structures of short peptides, or epitopes were present until Kong et al. resolved the new HCV E2 core (E2c) crystal structure. We have created ...
    • Contrasting cardiovascular mortality trends in Eastern Mediterranean populations: Contributions from risk factor changes and treatments 

      Critchley, Julia; Capewell, Simon; O'Flaherty, Martin; Abu-Rmeileh, Niveen; Rastam, Samer; ... more authors ( Elsevier Ireland Ltd , 2016 , Article)
      Background Middle income countries are facing an epidemic of non-communicable diseases, especially coronary heart disease (CHD). We used a validated CHD mortality model (IMPACT) to explain recent trends in Tunisia, Syria, ...
    • Knowledge of MERS-Corona Virus among Female Students at Qatar University. 

      Al-Muhafda, Zahra; Qaher, Maryam; Faisal, Eman; Abushahla, Heba; Kurdi, Rana; ... more authors ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Proceedings)
      Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a severe, acute respiratory illness caused by Corona Virus (CDC, 2015). Globally, there are 1599 cases diagnosed with MERS Corona virus and at least 574 related death cases were ...
    • If there is really a Notable Concern about allergenicity of genetically modified foods? 

      Yavari, B.; Sarami, S.; Shahgaldi, S.; Athari, S. S.; Sharma, A. ( Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences , 2016 , Article)
      In recent decades, biotechnologists have striven to improve the quantity and quality of food supply. Producing genetically modified (GM) foods is one of the main goals and many countries all over the world have approved ...
    • ADding negative pRESSure to improve healING (the DRESSING trial): a RCT protocol. 

      Gillespie, Brigid M.; Webster, Joan; Ellwood, David; Stapleton, Helen; Whitty, Jennifer A.; ... more authors ( BMJ Publishing Group Limited , 2016 , Article)
      INTRODUCTION: Obese women are more likely to develop a surgical site infection (SSI) following caesarean section (CS) than non-obese women. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is increasingly being used to reduce SSI ...
    • Level of physical activity in patients with osteoporosis 

      Tomasevic-Todorovic, S.; Boskovic, K.; Knežević, A.; Eric, M.; Pantelinac, S.; ... more authors ( Springer London , 2016 , Conference Paper)
      Objectives: The aim of this research was to examine the degree and types of physical activity (heavy physical activity, medium heavy and light physical activity) in female patients with lower bone mineral density compared ...
    • Vitamin d deficiency and bone density in patients after stroke 

      Hanna, F ( Springer Verlag , 2016 , Conference Paper)
      Introduction: Vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis are highly prevalent among stroke patients. The adverse effects of vitamin D deficiency on bone metabolism seem to be aggravated by immobilization of paretic extremities. ...
    • The effort-reward-imbalance questionnaire in Sinhalese: Translation, validation, and psychometric properties in administrators 

      Gamage, A.; De Alwis Seneviratne, R.; Hanna, F. ( Springer Verlag , 2016 , Article)
      This study translated and validated the Effort-Rewards-Imbalance questionnaire among Sri-Lankan government administrators. A standard translation procedure was followed in translating the Effort-Rewards-Imbalance ...
    • Validation of the 6-Month GRACE Score in Predicting 1-Year Mortality of Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome Admitted to the Arabian Gulf Hospitals 

      Thalib, Lukman; Furuya-Kanamori, Luis; AlHabib, Khalid F.; Alfaleh, Hussam F.; AlShamiri, Mostafa Q.; ... more authors ( SAGE Publications , 2016 , Article)
      Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) are the most common cardiovascular diseases and are associated with a significant risk of mortality and morbidity. The Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) risk score postdischarge ...
    • Health in times of uncertainty in the eastern Mediterranean region, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 

      Mokdad, Ali H; Forouzanfar, Mohammad Hossein; Daoud, Farah; El Bcheraoui, Charbel; Moradi-Lakeh, Maziar; ... more authors ( Elsevier, Ltd , 2016 , Article)
      Background: The eastern Mediterranean region is comprised of 22 countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, ...
    • Effects of Expected and Percieved Division of Childcare and Household Labor on Mother's Relationship Satisfaction During Their Transition to Parenthood 

      Roy, Roudi Nazarinia; Walker, Anthony; Jayyousi, Ghadir; Dayne, Nancy ( Scientific Research Publishing , 2016 , Article)
      This study evaluated the effects of expected and perceived division of childcare and household labor on mothers’ relationship satisfaction during their transition to parenthood. Mothers were administered a questionnaire ...
    • The effect of a patient centred care bundle intervention on pressure ulcer incidence (INTACT): A cluster randomised trial 

      Chaboyer, Wendy; Bucknall, Tracey; Webster, Joan; McInnes, Elizabeth; Gillespie, Brigid M.; ... more authors ( Elsevier, Ltd , 2016 , Article)
      Background Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers are a serious patient safety concern, associated with poor patient outcomes and high healthcare costs. They are also viewed as an indicator of nursing care quality. Objective ...
    • Extending the scope of interprofessional education: Integrating insights from policy, management and economics for improved health outcomes 

      Shehzad, Shafqat ( Elsevier , 2016 , Article)
      This study explores the potential of bringing innovations in public health education by drawing insights from the specialised disciplines of Economics, Policy and Management for their applications in the health sector. ...
    • A review of climate change in South East Asian Countries and human health: Impacts, vulnerability, adaptation, and mitigation 

      Gamage, Anuji Upekshika; Pearson, Dess; Hanna, Fahad ( World Health Organization , 2016 , Article)
      Climate Change (CC) is one of the most significant global environmental challenges humanity has faced. The most dominant causative factors due to human activity are emissions of greenhouse-gasses (GHG) from the combustion ...
    • Geographical outcome disparities in infection occurrence after colorectal surgery: An analysis of 58,096 colorectal surgical procedures 

      Bagheri, Nasser; Furuya-Kanamori, Luis; Doi, Suhail A.R.; Clements, Archie C.A.; Sedrakyan, Art ( Elsevier Ltd , 2017 , Article)
      Background Despite improved surgical practices and in-hospital surveillance systems, surgical site infections remain a major public health problem worldwide and often require readmission to hospital. The aim was to apply ...
    • Erratum: Prevalence of anelloviruses (TTV, TTMDV, and TTMV) in healthy blood donors and in patients infected with HBV or HCV in Qatar (Virology Journal (2016) 13:1 DOI: 10.1186/s12985-016-0664-6) 

      Al-Qahtani, Ahmed A.; Alabsi, Enas S.; AbuOdeh, Raed; Thalib, Lukman; El Zowalaty, Mohamed E.; ... more authors ( BioMed Central Ltd. , 2017 , Other)
      Following publication of this article [1] it has come to our attention that Dr. Mohamed El Zowalaty should have been listed as a contributing author having been involved in the data entry, figure construction, writing and ...
    • Medical and psychological problems faced by young Australian gap year travellers 

      Furuya-Kanamori, Luis; Mills, Deborah; Sheridan, Sarah; Lau, Colleen ( Oxford University Press , 2017 , Article)
      Background: Gap year travellers can potentially be exposed to many infectious diseases and other travel-related health problems including injuries and psychological problems. Currently, there is little information on health ...
    • A Review of Cardiac Rehabilitation Delivery Around the World 

      Pesah, Ella; Supervia, Marta; Turk-Adawi, Karam; Grace, Sherry L. ( W.B. Saunders , 2017 , Article Review)
      Herein, 28 publications describing cardiac rehabilitation (CR) delivery in 50 of the 113 countries globally suspected to deliver it are reviewed, to characterize the nature of services. Government funding was the main ...
    • Hospital effect on infections after four major surgeries: Outlier and volume-outcome analysis using all-inclusive state data 

      Furuya-Kanamori, Luis; Doi, Suhail A.R.; Smith, Paul N.; Bagheri, Nasser; Clements, Archie C.A.; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2017 , Article)
      Hospital volume is known to have a direct impact on outcomes of major surgeries. However, it is unclear if the evidence applies specifically to surgical site infections. To determine if there are procedure-specific hospital ...
    • Levels of physical activity and sleep patterns among older people with dementia living in long-term care facilities: A 24-hour snapshot 

      Moyle, Wendy; Jones, Cindy; Murfield, Jenny; Draper, Brian; Beattie, Elizabeth; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2017 , Article)
      Objectives To objectively measure over a 24-hour period the daytime and nighttime levels of physical activity and sleep patterns of older people with dementia living in long-term care facilities. Study design Nested ...