Recent Submissions

  • A comprehensive health effects assessment of the use of sanitizers and disinfectants during COVID-19 pandemic: a global survey 

    Hashemi, Fallah; Hoepner, Lori; Hamidinejad, Farahnaz Soleimani; Haluza, Daniela; Afrashteh, Sima; ... more authors ( Springer Nature , 2023 , Article)
    COVID-19 has affected all aspects of human life so far. From the outset of the pandemic, preventing the spread of COVID-19 through the observance of health protocols, especially the use of sanitizers and disinfectants was ...
  • Effectiveness of two and three doses of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines against infection, symptoms, and severity in the pre-omicron era: A time-dependent gradient 

    Layan, Sukik; Chemaitelly, Hiam; Ayoub, Houssein H.; Coyle, Peter; Tang, Patrick; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2024 , Article)
    BackgroundVaccines were developed and deployed to combat severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. This study aimed to characterize patterns in the protection provided by the BNT162b2 and ...
  • Addressing bias in the definition of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection: implications for underestimation 

    Chemaitelly, Hiam; Ayoub, Houssein H.; Tang, Patrick; Yassine, Hadi M.; Al Thani, Asmaa A.; ... more authors ( Frontiers Media , 2024 , Article)
    Introduction: Reinfections are increasingly becoming a feature in the epidemiology of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. However, accurately defining reinfection poses methodological ...
  • Prevalence of hepatitis B and C viruses among migrant workers in Qatar. 

    Nasrallah, Gheyath K; Chemaitelly, Hiam; Ismail, Ahmed I A; Nizamuddin, Parveen B; Al-Sadeq, Duaa W; ... more authors ( Springer Nature , 2024 , Article)
    Limited data exist on viral hepatitis among migrant populations. This study investigated the prevalence of current hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and lifetime hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among Qatar's migrant craft ...
  • Culturally competent care across borders: Implementing culturally responsive teaching for nurses in diverse workforces 

    Nashwan, Abdulqadir J. ( Elsevier , 2024 , Other)
    The migration of healthcare professionals, including nurses, is a global phenomenon. It is driven by various factors, including the pursuit of better opportunities, living conditions, and professional development, as well ...
  • Exploring the clinical potentials of zuranolone in managing postpartum depression: A new therapeutic horizon 

    Nashwan, Abdulqadir J.; Rehan, Syeda Tayyaba; Imran, Laiba; Abbas, Samina Ghulam; Khan, Sara Fahim ( Elsevier , 2024 , Short Survey)
    Postpartum depression (PPD) poses a major threat to maternal mental health and wellbeing while also adversely affecting the mother's relationship with her baby, leading to significant repercussions that may hinder the ...
  • University students' and staff attitudes toward the implementation of a "tobacco-free" policy: A view from Qatar 

    Al-Jayyousi, Ghadir Fakhri; Shraim, Mujahed; Hassan, Diana Alsayed; Al-Hamdani, Mohammed; Kurdi, Rana; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2024 , Article)
    Objectives: Tobacco-free campus policies are needed to create environments conducive to prevention or quitting in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), where the use of various tobacco products is on the rise among ...
  • Laboratory testing efficiency during the COVID pandemic: Findings from the Primary Health Care Corporation laboratories in the State of Qatar 

    Awwad, Sara; Al-Hamdani, Mohammed; Abdallah, Atiyeh M.; Abu-Madi, Marawan ( Elsevier Ltd , 2024 , Article)
    Background Little is known about how the COVID-19 pandemic altered laboratory testing efficiency in the State of Qatar. The aim of this study was to assess laboratory testing efficiency with respect to the total number ...
  • Impact of price reductions, subsidies, or financial incentives on healthy food purchases and consumption: a systematic review and meta-analysis 

    Peijue, Huangfu; Pearson, Fiona; Abu-Hijleh, Farah Marwan; Wahlich, Charlotte; Willis, Kathryn; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2024 , Article)
    Poor diets are a global concern and are linked with various adverse health outcomes. Healthier foods such as fruit and vegetables are often more expensive than unhealthy options. This study aimed to assess the effect of ...
  • The genetic basis and the diagnostic yield of genetic testing related to nonsyndromic hearing loss in Qatar 

    Alkhidir, Shaza; El-Akouri, Karen; Al-Dewik, Nader; Khodjet-El-khil, Houssein; Okashah, Sarah; ... more authors ( Springer Nature , 2024 , Article)
    Hearing loss is the most predominant sensory defect occurring in pediatrics, of which, 66% cases are attributed to genetic factors. The prevalence of hereditary hearing loss increases in consanguineous populations, and the ...
  • Barriers to seeking tobacco cessation services: a qualitative assessment of university students' needs in Qatar. 

    Al-Jindi, Lama; Al-Sulaiman, Naema; Al-Jayyousi, Ghadir Fakhri ( Oxford University Press , 2024 , Article)
    The prevalence of tobacco use in the Middle East is alarmingly high, especially among university students; most users initiate tobacco use during adolescence and young adulthood. Evidence-based cessation services can be ...
  • Burnout among Dental Students of Private and Public Dental Colleges in Pakistan - A Cross-Sectional Study 

    Ayub, Ali; Ali, Sarah; Issrani, Rakhi; Sethi, Ahsan; Khattak, Osama; ... more authors ( Association of Support to Oral Health Research (APESB) , 2024 , Article)
    Objective: To assess the prevalence of burnout among dental students of public and private institutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, Pakistan. Material and Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive survey was conducted ...
  • Epidemiology of gonorrhoea: systematic review, meta-analyses, and meta-regressions, World Health Organization European Region, 1949 to 2021 

    Chidiac, Omar; AlMukdad, Sawsan; Harfouche, Manale; Harding-Esch, Emma; Abu-Raddad, Laith J. ( European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) , 2024 , Article Review)
    Background: Epidemiology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) infection remains inadequately understood. Aim: We aimed to characterise NG epidemiology in Europe. Methods: We used Cochrane and PRISMA guidelines to systematically ...
  • An insight into the clinical learning environment of dental institutes: a study in the twin cities of Pakistan 

    Muhammad, Muhammad; Ahmad, Zaina; Shahzad, Fatima; Sethi, Ahsan ( Pakistan Medical Association , 2024 , Article)
    Objective: To assess the perceptions of dental students regarding their clinical learning environment in an urban setting. Method: This descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted from March 2020 to May 2021 after ...
  • "I am not the same as before": a mixed-methods study on depression in people with spinal injury in Qatar 

    Al Shamari, Badriya Khalifa; O'Hara, Lily ( Frontiers Media SA , 2024 , Article)
    Incidence of spinal injury is high in the Middle East and North African region (MENA) due to the high incidence of road traffic crashes. A spinal injury may trigger mental health issues. Compared to the general population, ...
  • Factors Affecting Healthcare Provider Referral to Heart Function Clinics: A Mixed-Methods Study 

    Mamataz, Taslima; Lee, Douglas S.; Turk-Adawi, Karam; Hajaj, Ahmad; Code, Jillianne; ... more authors ( Wolters Kluwer Health , 2024 , Article)
    Background Heart failure (HF) care providers are gatekeepers for patients to appropriately access lifesaving HF clinics. Objective The aim of this study was to investigate referring providers' perceptions regarding referral ...
  • Impact of emotional intelligence in resolving clinical conflicts among postgraduate residents of surgery 

    Gillani, Syed Faraz Ul Hassan Shah; Khan, Rehan Ahmed; Sethi, Ahsan ( Professional Medical Publications , 2023 , Article)
    Background & Objective: Emotional intelligence (EI) can become a vital tool for resolving clinical conflicts (CC) in surgery. The postgraduate residents focus on the technical skills and undermine the soft skills required ...
  • Women-Focused Cardiac Rehabilitation Delivery Around the World and Program Enablers to Support Broader Implementation 

    Gabriela Lima de Melo, Ghisi; Supervia, Marta; Turk-Adawi, Karam; Beleigoli, Alline; Contractor, Aashish; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2024 , Article)
    BackgroundWomen are less likely than men to use cardiac rehabilitation (CR); thus, women-focused (W-F) CR was developed. Implementation of W-F CR globally was investigated, as well as barriers and enablers to its delivery. ...
  • Can absence of cardiac activity on point-of-care echocardiography predict death in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest? A systematic review and meta-analysis 

    Albaroudi, Omar; Albaroudi, Bilal; Haddad, Mahmoud; Abdle-Rahman, Manar E.; Kumar, Thirumoothy Samy Suresh; ... more authors ( Springer Nature , 2024 , Article Review)
    Aim: The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the accuracy of the absence of cardiac motion on point-of-care echocardiography (PCE) in predicting termination of resuscitation (TOR), short-term ...
  • Patterns and trends of hepatitis C virus infection in Jordan: an observational study 

    Abu-Dayyeh, Issa; Chemaitelly, Hiam; Ghunaim, Mohammad; Hasan, Thaer; Abdelnour, Amid; ... more authors ( Frontiers Media SA , 2023 , Article)
    Background: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection levels in Jordan remain uncertain. No HCV national population-based survey has ever been conducted in the country. To meet the World Health Organization’s target of reducing ...

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