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The development of radioulnar synostosis due to post-traumatic injuries of the elbow or forearm can lead to debilitating outcomes. Several treatment options are available to hinder the progression and prevent recurrence. We used a combination of these treatments in a series of patients and observed the outcomes.

Published in 01 August 2022

This is a retrospective analysis of 405 individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Kuwait. Outcomes such as symptoms severity and mortality were considered. Multivariate logistic regression models were used to report the odds ratios (OR) for ICU admission and dying from COVID-19.

Published in 01 January 2021

Pediatric maxillofacial fractures always present a challenge due to the unique nature of the facial skeleton anatomy and development. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence, etiology, site of fracture, and management modalities of pediatric maxillofacial fractures in Kuwait.

Published in 01 August 2021

Workplace burnout is a state of emotional exhaustion (EE), depersonalization of others (DP), and low personal accomplishment (PA) owing to workplace stressors. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of burnout and its associated factors among surgical specialists in Kuwait.

Published in 31 January 2022

Prompt understanding of the temporal and spatial patterns of the COVID-19 pandemic on a national level is a critical step for the timely allocation of surveillance resources. Therefore, this study explored the temporal and spatiotemporal dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kuwait using daily confirmed case data collected between the 23 February and 07 May 2020.

Published in 01 September 2020

A combined retrospective and prospective study of 129 beta-thalassaemia major patients seen between 1965 and 1995 in Sabah Hospital, Kuwait has been carried out. The age range at diagnosis was 2 to 84 months, median 9 months.

Published in 01 October 1998

Endourologic interventions for urolithiasis in patients with anomalous kidneys can be challenging, and comparisons between these interventions are not well studied. We aim to compare the safety, outcomes and complications of retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) versus percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in patients with urolithiasis in anomalous kidneys.

Published in 01 December 2022

Surgical residency often poses a challenge to residents, with long working hours and a stressful work environment. Surgical residents are at an increased risk of burnout and depression. Such mental health burdens could go so far as to affect treatment outcomes.

Published in 21 April 2021

The recently described genus Amesia encompasses four species but only Amesia atrobrunnea (=Chaetomium atrobrunneum) is known to be pathogenic to humans. Here, we describe a case of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis in Kuwait in an apparently immunocompetent patient diagnosed by direct microscopy of the infected tissue and culture.

Published in 01 June 2019

To review the recently available interventions to achieve optimal visual clarity in laparoscopic abdominopelvic surgery compared to conventional cleaning alternatives. Currently, there is no consensus on the most effective method for the cleaning of endoscopic lenses used in minimally invasive abdominopelvic surgery.

Published in 01 April 2022

In a prospective study of 560 children treated for burns as in-patients over a period of four-and-a-half years in specialized hospitals responsible for the majority of burn cases in Kuwait, 388 patients (69%) had sustained scalds.

Published in 01 January 1997

Inflammatory bowel disease is considered to be rare or nonexistent in some Arab countries. During a period of 6 years, 91 patients with ulcerative colitis and 17 with Crohn's disease were seen for initial diagnosis in the Gastroenterology Department of Amiri Hospital, which serves 55% of the population of Kuwait.

Published in 01 March 1984

Although some patients attain good outcomes after adjustable gastric band (LAGB), a certain quantity have experienced complications and insufficient weight loss. The objective of this study is to assess the safety and outcome of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) as a conversion surgery after a failed LAGB.

Published in 01 October 2014

The use of laparoscopic management as a first choice for the treatment of duodenal perforation is gaining ground but is not routine in many centers. In this report, we aim to report our experience with laparoscopy as the first approach for the repair of duodenal perforation.

Published in 01 January 2019

The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of voice handicap perception of teachers in Kuwait and compare them within the general population by using the validated Arabic version of the voice handicap index-10 (VHI-10). Moreover, we explored variations within the teaching profession itself with regards to specific characteristics.

Published in 01 March 2022

A record of all tooth extractions performed in 21 general dental practice centers during a 1-month period was logged on specially designed study forms. The patient's age and gender, number of teeth extracted, and the reason(s) for the extraction were recorded.

Published in 01 January 2006

In the pediatric surgery unit, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and in the pediatric urology unit, Ibn Sina Hospital, Kuwait, Forty testes in 32 patients were operated using the modification of staged traction laparoscopic-orchiopexy. The modified technique involved intracorporeal placement of suture, gabernacular sparing, no intraabdominal dissection and shorter traction duration as short as 7 days without the need of inguinal incision.

Published in 01 July 2022

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in governments implementing new regulations to divert healthcare resources, which in return led to the postponement of elective and semi-elective surgical procedures. Therefore, many surgeons and as well as surgeons in training reported feeling redundant, which eventually resulted in psychological distress. This study aimed to assess the sociodemographic differences in the psychological impact resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and outline the effect it had on surgical training.

Published in 01 January 2022

Diabetes knowledge among kidney transplant recipients with posttransplant diabetes has not been exhaustively assessed. Here, we evaluated the effects of structured diabetes education on development of diabetic micro- and macroangiopathies in kidney transplant patients with posttransplant diabetes.

Published in 01 March 2022

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is becoming an increasingly popular form of bariatric surgery, accounting for more than 50% of these procedures performed in the USA. Given this popularity, more is being understood about the complications associated with LSG, which, though uncommon, include the formation of strictures and stenosis. The purpose of this study is to establish a safe and effective protocol for the treatment of stenosis post-LSG using endoscopic balloon dilatation.

Published in 01 September 2017