Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Journal

Volume 3, Issue 3, September 2021
Short Communication

1. Forecasting COVID-19 Cases in Algeria using Logistic Growth and Polynomial Regression Models

Mohamed Lounis, Malavika Babu
Pages: 83 - 87
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread worldwide since its emergence in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, and as of January 3, 2021 more than 84.4 million cases and 1.8 million deaths have been reported. To predict COVID-19 cases in Algeria, we applied two models—the logistic growth model...

2. Estimating the Incidence of SARS-CoV-2 Cases in Belize Based on Mortality Rate

Paul Morgan, Cyleen Morgan, Chieh-Wen Ed Hsu, Biru Yang
Pages: 88 - 92
Developing countries such as Belize have been facing profound challenges in their quest to effectively track cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and contain the pandemic within their own territory. We assume that at the heights of a COVID-19 wave the number of daily reported cases are substantially...
Case Report

3. Paraplegia Due to Stent Fracture, after Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Hussein Ahmed Lateef, Ahmed Sameer Mahmud Nadeem, Mutaz I.K. Fakhry Al-Khateeb, Adel Aswad
Pages: 93 - 98
Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) became the standard treatment for patients with Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury (BTAI) because it is a minimally invasive intervention, with proven lower morbidity and mortality compared with open surgery, especially in multiple trauma patients. However, there...
Case Report

4. Neonatal Hemochromatosis: Treatment with Exchange Transfusion and Intravenous Immunoglobulin

Ehab Mohamed Hantash, Abdulrahman Al Zahrani, Mohamed Abdoun, Syeda Naqvi, Georges E. Nawfal
Pages: 99 - 103
Neonatal Hemochromatosis (NH) is a rare phenotype of severe fetal/neonatal liver injury that is accompanied by extrahepatic siderosis. Current clinical evidence shows that NH is not a disease per se, but is the consequence of fetal liver injury. Gestational alloimmune liver disease is the cause of nearly...
Research Article

5. Drug Repurposing of Lactoferrin Combination in a Nanodrug Delivery System to Combat Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 Infection

Assem Barakat, Abdullah Mohammed Al-Majid, Gehad Lotfy, Mohamed Ali, Ahmed Mostafa, Yaseen A.M.M. Elshaier
Pages: 104 - 112
A drug repurposing approach for Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs and preclinical entity by using cheminformatics and chemical transformational method, with the objective of discovering safer novel potent inhibitors that are selective for COVID-19, is reported. We examined the action...
Research Article

6. Hospital-acquired Respiratory-Tract Infections in the Teaching Hospitals of Sfax

Maissa Ben Jmaa, Sourour Yaich, Houda Ben Ayed, Maroua Trigui, Mariem Ben Hmida, Habib Feki, Jamel Damak
Pages: 113 - 119
Hospital-acquired Respiratory-Tract Infections (HARTIs) are identified as the most frequent type of hospital-acquired infections. They can engender significant morbidity and mortality rates, generating a heavy economic burden, especially in the limited resources countries. In this perspective, this study...
Research Article

7. Diagnostic Accuracy of Multiple Detector Computed Tomography in Detecting Mandibular Invasion in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Anum Saher, Adeel Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Saad Ahmed, Syed Mubarak Ali
Pages: 120 - 124
The prediction of bony involvement of the mandible in oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) by taking imaging scans prior to surgery is an important issue. The objective of our study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of Multiple Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT) in detecting mandibular involvement...
Research Article

8. Adherence to Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis Guideline in Medicine Unit at Soba University Hospital: A Descriptive Retrospective Study

Alaa A. Elmubarak, Safaa Badi, Bashir A. Yousef
Pages: 125 - 130
Although several guidelines for Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis (SUP) have been published, Acid-Suppressive Therapy (AST) remains largely prescribed in hospitalized patients. Thus, our study aimed to evaluate the current practice surrounding SUP in Soba University Hospital (Khartoum, Sudan). This descriptive...