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Saudi Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

Saudi Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, a publication of University of Dammam, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Quarterly print on demand compilation of issues published. The journalís full text is available online at http://www.sjmms.net.

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May-August 2015 | Vol 3 | Issue 2

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Editorial: Physicians and the social media
Hassan Bella
In the era of digital communications, online health and e-patient movements, doctors cannot and should not ignore the social media. One author's question is this: "If the social media and blogs in the...
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Review Article: Social media in healthcare: Uses, risks, and barriers
Abdul R Alsughayr
Establishing a social media presence has never been more important for the healthcare industry. With patients going online to discuss their health and research their conditions, it is essential for he...
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Original Article: The prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections among foreign workers in Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Naglaa F.A. Imam, Zakeya B Abdulbaqi, Rawan A Fahad
Background: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a high number of foreign workers, especially those coming from endemic areas with intestinal parasites. Objective: The aim of this study was...
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Original Article: Preventive measures for the transmission control of influenza in primary schools in Saudi Arabia: Lessons from the recent H1N1 pandemic
Rasha H Al Sheikh, Manal R Koura, Obeid O Al Treifi
Background and Objectives: All over the world schools play an important role in the transmission of influenza within the community. The aim of the present study was to assess the preventive mea...
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Original Article: Patterns of antibiotic prescriptions in the outpatient department and emergency room at a Tertiary Care Center in Saudi Arabia
Muna K. A. Oqal, Soha A Elmorsy, Amal K Alfhmy, Reham M Alhadhrami, Rawan A Ekram, Ibtihal A Althobaiti, Sawsan S Ghoneamy
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the extent and patterns of antibiotic prescription in the outpatient and the emergency departments of a tertiary care center in Makkah, Kingdom ...
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