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In the last few decades, pharmacy services have expanded to fulfil the need for more complex health needs from population worldwide. Moving from 'product-centred' to a 'patient-centred' profession, pharmacists are required to master more professional competencies to deliver high quality pharmaceutical services to their patients and community.

Published in 01 July 2023

Cyproheptadine has a unique pharmacologic portfolio that speaks to the idea of a pluripotent molecule beyond an antiallergic agent which can expand its therapeutic potential to address a multitude of psychiatric indications. Here, authors touch on the topic with focused literature review of extant evidence.

Published in 01 October 2022

The Kuwait Association of Rheumatology (KAR) aimed to develop a set of recommendations for the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), tailored to the unique patient population and healthcare system of Kuwait. Each recommendation was developed based on expert opinion and evaluation of clinical practice guidelines from other international and national rheumatology societies.

Published in 01 September 2019

Galantamine is US-Food and Drug Administration FDA-approved for mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease. However, its unique pharmacological portfolio speaks to the idea of a pluripotent agent with a broad therapeutic potential. Here, authors briefly discuss these off-label clinical indications synthesizing the extant evidence.

Published in 01 June 2022

Although pemphigus is a well-characterized entity, detailed epidemiologic studies from the Arabian Peninsula are not available. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the clinical features, course, and prognosis of pemphigus patients followed at a national dermatology center in Kuwait.

Published in 01 May 1999

To present the report from the Kuwait National Primary Immunodeficiency Registry between 2004 and 2018. 

Published in 24 July 2019

The Arabian Gulf region is moving towards a nuclear energy option with the first nuclear power plant now operational in Bushehr, Iran, and others soon to be constructed in Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia. Radiological safety is becoming a prime concern in the region.

Published in 30 November 2015

Effective management of poisoning requires adequate stocking of antidotes in hospitals that provide emergency care. Antidote stocking represents a major challenge to hospitals all over the world, including Kuwait.

Published in 01 February 2020

We aimed to assess the characteristics of inflammatory rheumatic disease (IRD) patients in Kuwait diagnosed with COVID-19 and the factors linked with hospitalization, complications, and mortality.

Published in 01 July 2022

Elevated blood lead level (EBLL) is a public health problem in both developing and industrialized countries. Being a petrochemical-based economy, lead (Pb) levels are expected to be high in Kuwait, but systematic data on population exposure are lacking. This study aimed at determining the prevalence of EBLL in adolescents in Kuwait.

Published in 22 June 2021

Many physicians in Kuwait have contributed to the development of the management of acute iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis utilizing open surgical thrombectomy for early thrombus removal. This concept is now accepted around the world, with new endovascular procedures replacing open surgery. Its development is described and the latest guidelines for early thrombus removal are presented.

Published in 01 January 2014

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest threats to human health worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO, Geneva, Switzerland) has launched the "One-Health" approach, which encourages assessment of antibiotic-resistant genes (ARGs) within environments shared by human-animals-plants-microbes to constrain and alleviate the development of AMR. Aerosols as a medium to disseminate ARGs, have received minimal attention.

Published in 04 April 2023

Currently, more than 30% of the population in the gulf demonstrate a body mass index (BMI) exceeding 30. This burden of obesity has proven to take a toll on the population; therefore, we created the first Kuwait National Bariatric Surgery Database to report on bariatric surgeries performed in Kuwait.

Published in 23 November 2020

Paliperidone is FDA-approved for schizophrenia aged 12-17. However, the pharmacologic portfolio, extrapolation from adult studies, and the long track record of the parent drug, risperidone in child/adolescent psychiatric (CAP) population might expand its therapeutic potential.

Published in 01 January 2019

A 17-month-old vaccinated Kuwaiti boy presented with meningitis. The Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) capsular antigen was detected in his blood, CSF and urine. The microorganism failed to grow in culture. This case represents the first report of possible Hib vaccine failure from Kuwait.

Published in 01 March 2014

The health of a marine ecosystem can effectively be monitored by studying the levels of biomarkers in a representative species. A change in background level of a biomarker indicates exposure to a specific type of pollutants. It also identifies bioavailability and the organism response to the causative agent among the compounds present in the surrounding water body.

Published in 04 May 2018

Pharmaceutical care practice has been championed as the primary mission of the pharmacy profession, but its implementation has been suboptimal in many developing countries including Kuwait. Pharmacists must have sufficient knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes to practise pharmaceutical care, and barriers in the pharmacy practice model must be overcome before pharmaceutical care can be broadly implemented in a given healthcare system.

Published in 01 December 2014

Corruption is one of several factors that may hinder the access to pharmaceuticals. Since Kuwait has the highest per-capita spending on pharmaceuticals in the region, we wanted to evaluate the level of transparency in its pharmaceutical sector using an established assessment tool adapted by the World Health Organization.

Published in 01 September 2015

The clinical pattern of 400 cases of brucellosis in Kuwait is presented. The disease was acute in 77 per cent, sub-acute in 12.5 per cent and chronic in 10.5 per cent of cases. Raw milk was the major source of infection

Published in 01 January 1988

Medicinal chemistry of pyrazolopyrimidine scaffolds substituted with different heterocyclic nuclei has attracted great attention due to their wide range of biological activities that have been reported. Pyrazolopyrimidine scaffold is an important privileged heterocycle nucleus in drug discovery.

Published in 01 January 2022