Bilharzial and nonbilharzial bladder cancer in Asir: A comparative clinicopathological study.


:A total of 48 bladder cancer patients out of 96 consecutive genitourinary cancer cases were divided into bilharzial and nonbilharzial groups on a histological basis in order to investigate the impact of bilharziasis on tumor behavior. Despite being a bilharzial endemic area, only 10/48 (21%) of our patients had bilharzial cancer (BC) of whom 8 (80%) had squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and 2 (20%) had adenocarcinoma. Out of 38 patients with nonbilharzial cancer (NBC), 35 (92%) had transitional cell carcinoma (TCC), and 3 (8%) had SCC. BC in males presented at a younger age than NBC (P<0.05). All ten patients with BC presented with deeply invasive (T3 and T4) tumors as compared to 22/38 (58%) with NBC (P<0.05). Comparison of clinical and laboratory features in both groups in both groups did not reveal any significant difference. We conclude that in the Asir region, TCC is the most common bladder cancer. However, with bilharziasis, bladder cancer tends to be of the squamous type and presents at an earlier age and at an advanced stage.


Ann Saudi Med


Annals of Saudi medicine


Shetty SD,Ibrahim AI,Patil KP,Morad NA,Anandan N,Khurana P




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  • High level resistance to aminoglycosides in enterococci from Riyadh.

    abstract::Enterococci with high level of aminoglycosides resistance are being reported from different parts of the world with increasing frequency. Treatment of infections caused by such isolates is associated with a high incidence of failure or relapse. This is attributed to the loss of the synergetic effect of aminoglycosides...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Al-Ballaa SR,Qadri SM,Al-Ballaa SR,Kambal AM,Saldin H,Al-Qatary K

    更新日期:1994-07-01 00:00:00

  • Trihexyphenidyl (artane) abuse among Saudi psychiatric patients.

    abstract::This preliminary study done by abstracting relevant data from different testing material and using multiple rating scales, describes the sociodemographic variables, psychopathological correlates, and features of trihexyphenidyl (artane) abuse in a sample of 14 Saudi psychiatric patients and, as a result of this resear...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Qureshi NA

    更新日期:1992-07-01 00:00:00

  • The relationship between markedly elevated glucose challenge test results and the rate of gestational diabetes mellitus and gestational impaired glucose tolerance.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:Even though the 50 g oral glucose challenge test (GCT) is the most commonly used screening modality for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), no consensus for the diagnostic approach is available to patients with a markedly elevated GCT result. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic utility of mar...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Karcaaltincaba D,Altinbas S,Akyol M,Ensari T,Yalvac S

    更新日期:2012-07-01 00:00:00

  • Reproductive health profile and circumcision of females in the Hali semi-urban region, Saudi Arabia: A community-based cross-sectional survey.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Improving the reproductive health of females has be.come the focus of the developmental efforts of many nations. OBJECTIVES:To identify the reproductive health style of married females, and to determine the prevalence and predictors of circumcision among girls aged less than or equal 18 years in Hali semi-u...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Milaat WA,Ibrahim NK,Albar HM

    更新日期:2018-03-01 00:00:00

  • The prevalence of overweight/obesity in high school adolescents in Jeddah and the association of obesity association with dental caries.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The prevalence of overweight/obesity in children in Saudi Arabia is among the highest in the world. The prevalence of dental caries is also high in Saudi children. Studies on the relationship between caries and obesity in Saudi adolescents are lacking. OBJECTIVES:To study the prevalence of overweight/obesit...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Farsi DJ,Elkhodary HM

    更新日期:2017-03-01 00:00:00

  • Serum sex steroids, gonadotrophins and sex hormone-binding globulin in prostatic hyperplasia.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) develops in elderly males when serum androgens are relatively lower than in healthy younger males, but it is not well understood whether and how sex steroids are altered in prostatic hyperplasia. It is also uncertain whether there is any change in sex steroid levels in male...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ansari MA,Begum D,Islam F

    更新日期:2008-05-01 00:00:00

  • Prevalence of harassment and discrimination among residents in three training hospitals in Saudi Arabia.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:Multiple surveys of medical residents have shown a high incidence of harassment and discrimination in academic health centers. Harassment has a negative effects on residents' health and on their ability to function. No previous study has documented the prevalence of harassment and discriminati...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Fnais N,al-Nasser M,Zamakhshary M,Abuznadah W,Dhukair SA,Saadeh M,Al-Qarni A,Bokhari B,Alshaeri T,Aboalsamh N,Binahmed A

    更新日期:2013-03-01 00:00:00

  • Familial clustering of type II diabetes mellitus (DM) diagnosed under the age of 40 years in Yemen: Is it early-onset type II DM or maturity-onset diabetes of the young?

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Clinical presentation of type II diabetes mellitus (DM) has frequently been observed at an early age in developing countries, probably as a result of genetic, epidemiological and demographic factors. This study aimed to investigate the pattern of familial clustering of type II DM in patients who developed cl...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gunaid AA

    更新日期:1999-07-01 00:00:00

  • The patterns of oropharyngeal microflora in patients with homozygous sickle cell disease.

    abstract::A controlled prospective study was carried out between 16 July 1991 and 31 January 1992 to evaluate the oropharyngeal flora in homozygous sickle cell disease (SS). Throat swabs for cultures were taken from 163 asymptomatic SS patients attending sickle cell clinics (90 children and 73 adults). Throat swabs were also ta...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Al-Dabbous IA,Al-Jam'a AH,El-Bashier AM

    更新日期:1995-05-01 00:00:00

  • The prevalence of hypertension in different geographical regions of Saudi Arabia.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The results of the National Nutrition Survey of the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia showed that the prevalence of arterial hypertension (BP >/= 160/95 mmHg) among the adult population is 5.3% and 7.3% for systolic and diastolic hypertension, respectively. The objective of this study, which is part of t...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Al-Nozha MM,Osman AK

    更新日期:1998-01-01 00:00:00

  • Leukemia in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia: A population-based study (1987-1988).

    abstract::This is the first population-based data in Saudi Arabia on the incidence of leukemias in the Eastern Region, as conducted by its regional tumor registry. Data on cancer were captured from all health facilities in the region in 1987-1988. Population census was derived from a survey. Data on cancer deaths were obtained ...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Al-Bar AA,Ibrahim EM,Al-Tamimi TM,Assuhaimi SA,Ibrahim AW,Gabriel GS,Mishriky AM

    更新日期:1996-09-01 00:00:00

  • Peripheral neuropathy in thalassaemia.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Patients with thalassemia may complain of numbness and weakness of the lower extremities. The aim of the study was to document whether these patients suffer from a polyneuropathy and to determine any contributing factors for the development of neuropathy. PATIENTS AND METHODS:We examined 30 patients with th...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sawaya RA,Zahed L,Taher A

    更新日期:2006-09-01 00:00:00

  • Accuracy and precision of the CKD-EPI and MDRD predictive equations compared with glomerular filtration rate measured by inulin clearance in a Saudi population.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Predictive equations for estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in different clinical conditions should be validated by comparing with the measurement of GFR using inulin clearance, a highly accurate measure of GFR. OBJECTIVES:Our aim was to validate the Chronic Kidney Disease-Epidemiology Collaboratio...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Al-Wakeel JS

    更新日期:2016-03-01 00:00:00

  • Central adiposity and atherogenic lipids in Saudi diabetics.

    abstract::A high caloric intake from fat sources and prevailing obesity in the Saudi population prompted this study. Waist to hip circumference ratio (WHR), fasting cholesterol, triglycerides and insulin were measured in 76 non-insulin dependent adult Saudi diabetics. Serum LDL, HDL and VLDL were measured in 45 of these diabeti...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Khandekar S,Noeman SA,Muralidhar K,Gadallah M,Al-Sawaf KS

    更新日期:1994-07-01 00:00:00

  • Prevalence of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in neonates in Egypt.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is an X-linked disorder which causes neonatal jaundice in most cases, and under certain conditions, can cause a spectrum of hemolytic manifestations. OBJECTIVE:To determine the local prevalence of G6PD deficiency in newborns. DESIGN:Cross-sectional. SETT...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Elella SA,Tawfik M,Barseem N,Moustafa W

    更新日期:2017-09-01 00:00:00

  • A novel splice-site mutation in the ASPM gene underlies autosomal recessive primary microcephaly.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Autosomal recessive primary microcephaly (MCPH) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorder. Patients with MCPH exhibit reduced occipito-frontal head circumference and non-progressive intellectual disability. To date, 17 genes have been known as an underlying cause of MCPH in humans. ASPM (abnorma...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hashmi JA,Al-Harbi KM,Ramzan K,Albalawi AM,Mehmood A,Samman MI,Basit S

    更新日期:2016-11-01 00:00:00

  • The first national public breast cancer screening program in Saudi Arabia.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:Despite its relatively low incidence in Saudi Arabia, breast cancer has been the most common cancer among Saudi females for the past 12 consecutive years. The objective of this study was to report the results of the first national public breast cancer screening program in Saudi Arabia. METHOD...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Abulkhair OA,Al Tahan FM,Young SE,Musaad SM,Jazieh AR

    更新日期:2010-09-01 00:00:00

  • Sonographic fetal weight estimation using femoral length: Honarvar equation.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Fetal growth is the result of interactions between various factors and can be estimated by ultrasonic measurements. Fetal femur length is a scale for estimating the fetal weight in individual races because fetal growth patterns differ among different races. SUBJECTS AND METHODS:This was a prospective study ...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Firoozabadi RD,Ghasemi N,Firoozabadi MD

    更新日期:2007-05-01 00:00:00

  • Risperidone-induced bruise-like rash in a child.

    abstract::Adverse cutaneous reactions are rarely seen with antipsychotics. Exanthematous eruptions, skin pigmentation changes, photosensitivity, urticaria, and pruritus have been previously reported. We report a bruise-like rash in a 4-year-old boy with risperidone use. The rash disappeared on discontinuation and then reappeare...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ekinci O,Gunes S

    更新日期:2020-09-01 00:00:00

  • Changing pattern of hepatitis viral infection in Saudi Arabia in the last two decades.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Information on the epidemiology of viral hepatitis B, C and A in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has accumulated over the last two decades. We review the changing epidemiology of these infections and suggest possible strategies for eradication. METHODS:We screened Saudi medical journals and Medline for re...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Al-Faleh FZ

    更新日期:2003-11-01 00:00:00

  • Myxopapillary ependymoma masquerading as subcutaneous sacrococcygeal non-healing ulcer: case report.

    abstract::Ependymomas outside the confines of the cranium and spinal cord are rare. The occurrence of these tumors in an extradural, sacrococcygeal, or subcutaneous location may prove challenging, particularly in the absence of any obvious central nervous system connection. The origin of these tumors from sub.cutaneous sacrococ...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zaidi SN,AlKhalidi H,Al-Rikabi AC

    更新日期:2014-05-01 00:00:00

  • Prevalence of airborne allergenic Amaranthus viridis pollen in seven different regions of Saudi Arabia.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Amaranthus pollen grains are known to be highly allergenic and a potential cause of respiratory allergic diseases. Nevertheless, data on the prevalence of Amaranthus pollen in the environment is limited and almost non-existent for Saudi Arabia. METHODS:We conducted an investigation to record the airborne in...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hasnain SM,Fatima K,Al-Frayh A

    更新日期:2007-07-01 00:00:00

  • Prevalence of allergic fungal sinusitis among patients with nasal polyps.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Nasal polyposis is a common problem in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia. Since allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS) can present with unilateral or bilateral nasal polyps, it is important to be aware of the prevalence of AFS in patients with nasal polyps. PATIENTS AND METHODS:The medical records of 91 patient...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Telmesani LM

    更新日期:2009-05-01 00:00:00

  • Measles vaccine failure.

    abstract::Suleimania Children's Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was the site of a on-year study, started June 1987, which was designed to investigate measles vaccine failure. The first part of the study consisted of 336 patients with measles. Diagnosis was established on clinical grounds and confirmed by fluorescent IgM analysis...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Abanamy A,Khalil M,Salman H,Abdulazeem M

    更新日期:1991-05-01 00:00:00

  • Profile of mycosis fungoides in 43 Saudi patients.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:Mycosis fungoides (MF) is a rare disease; and to our knowledge, there are no reports on its profile in Arabs. The objective of this study was to preliminarily analyze the clinical characteristics of MF patients seen in our institution. DESIGN AND SETTING:Retrospective review of 140 patients w...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: AlGhamdi KM,Arafah MM,Al-Mubarak LA,Khachemoune A,Al-Saif FM

    更新日期:2012-05-01 00:00:00

  • Evaluation of anti-ds DNA antibody measurement by using commercial kits for use in a clinical laboratory.

    abstract::Three hundred and seventy-six consecutive antinuclear antibody-positive sera were tested for anti-ds DNA antibody by using three commercial kits which use 125 I recombinant DNA (radioimmunoassay), highly purified calf thymus DNA (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay) and Crithidia lucilliae (immunofluorescence assay) as ...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sheth KV,Alkaff MA,Bahabri SA,El Ramahi KM,Al-Sedairy S,Al-Dalaan AA

    更新日期:1995-07-01 00:00:00

  • Implementation of total laboratory automation at a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia: effect on turnaround time and cost efficiency.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Total laboratory automation (TLA) is a relatively new way of improving the management of high volume clinical laboratories. TLA may reduce staff, reduce operating costs, decrease testing time and provide enhanced process control. OBJECTIVES:Establish a cost efficient TLA that is less labor intensive, improv...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ellison TL,Alharbi M,Alkaf M,Elimam S,Alfaries M,Nounou RA,Nasr R,Owaidah T

    更新日期:2018-09-01 00:00:00

  • Thyroid surgery in 103 children in a single institution from 2000-2014.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Data on thyroid surgery in children are scarce. OBJECTIVE:Analyze outcome data on thyroid surgery in a pediatric population. DESIGN:Medical record review. SETTING:Tertiary health care institution. PATIENTS AND METHODS:We collected demographic and clinical data on patients 18 years or younger who had thyr...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Almosallam OI,Aseeri A,Alhumaid A,AlZahrani AS,Alsobhi S,AlShanafey S

    更新日期:2020-07-01 00:00:00

  • Incidence of various clinico-morphological variants of cutaneous tuberculosis and HIV concurrence: a study from the Indian subcontinent.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:There are few reports of cutaneous tuberculosis with immunosuppressed states such as HIV, use of immunosuppressants or malignancy. Diagnosis is thus difficult and despite scientific advances such as polymerase chain reaction, it is frequently missed. Although rare, given its worldwide prevalen...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Varshney A,Goyal T

    更新日期:2011-03-01 00:00:00

  • Promotion of non-smoking: The role of primary health care physicians.

    abstract::Cigarette smoking is universally acknowledged to be a health hazard. We are of the opinion that primary health care (PHC) physicians can potentially play a key role in the promotion of non-smoking campaigns. The aim of this study was to determine the role of male PHC physicians in the promotion of a non-smoking campai...

    journal_title:Annals of Saudi medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Al-Shahri MZ,Al-Almaie SM

    更新日期:1997-09-01 00:00:00