International Academic Research Journal of Medical Sciences (IARJMS) - ISSN 2413-8304 (Print)

International Academic Research Journal of Medical Sciences (IARJMS) is a Double-blind peer reviewed newly launched quarterly scientific journal dedicated to publish good quality of research work in all areas of medical sciences. Scope of the journal includes: medicine, dentistry, nursing and allied health sciences, pharmacy, pathology, anatomy, pharmacology, toxicology, surgery and physiology.

International Academic Research Journal of Medical Sciences is one of the speciality Journal in Medical Science published by International Academic Research Journal of Medical Sciences (IARJMS). The Journal publishes papers of the highest scientific merit and widest possible scope work in all areas related to medical and dental science. The Journal welcome review articles, leading medical and clinical research articles, technical notes, case reports and others.

Vol No. 1 Issue 1 : October 2015
Prevalence Study of Selling Antibiotics from Pharmacies without Prescription in Riyadh Pages From : 01-04
Author(s) : Abdulmhsen Alobidan,Khaled Alanezi,,Khalid Alghamdi
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   This study aims to assess the severity of consuming non medically prescribed antibiotics inrnRiyadh. By scanning pharmacies in selected streets through systematic non-probablernsampling. Then identifying reasons and suggest solutions to reduce the percentage . Thernstudy site was Riyadh The city has experienced very high rates of population growth, Fromrn150,000 inhabitants in the 1960s to over 5 million, according to the most recent sources. Ourrndrug of interest was Azithromycin, Because its largely available in market. The number ofrnthe participants was 70. Of the participants, 100% had bachelor’s degree. 58.6% reportedrnthey sell antibiotics without prescription while 41.4% don't. 94.3% reported they know aboutrnprescriptive antibiotics while only 5.7% don't .The importance of these results is to reflectrnthat we have a high prevalence of people buying antibiotics without prescription whichrncontribute to future problems including antibiotic resistant bacteria.

The Influence of Low Birth Weight on the Development of Asthma in Children: Observations From A Meta-Analysis Pages From : 05-11
Author(s) : Nadia Hussain
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   Low birth weight has strongly correlated with an increased risk of developingrnseveral adult diseases. Low birth weight is also an additional factor in the risk of developingrnasthma in the later years.rnMethods: A literature search of the PubMed database from 1966 to 2013 was conducted. Therncriteria to include papers were: case–control or cohort studies; the odds ratio (OR) or riskrnratio (RR) estimates with the corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were presented,rnor sufficient data available for calculation. Random-effect and fixed-effect meta-analyses,rnmeta-regression, and cumulative meta-analysis were conducted.rnResults: Sixteen cohort studies that included 1,105,00 subjects were included. The overallrnpooled RRs (95% CIs) of asthma risk for low birth weight were 1.162 (fixed-effects model,rn95% CI, 1.128–1.197) and 1.152 (random-effects model, 95% CI, 1.082–1.222). In stratifiedrnanalyses, the effect of low birth weight on childhood asthma was strong.rnConclusions: This meta-analysis shows that low birth weight significantly increases the riskrnof childhood asthma.

Assessment of Hospitalized Patientsí Differential Awareness of their Rights in Saudi Arabia Pages From : 12-22
Author(s) : Al-Mutairi S,Aljerian K,Asiri F
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   The primary purpose of the present study was to identify the level of awareness amongrnhospitalized patients about their rights. The secondary purpose was to identify the differential awarenessrnof hospitalized patients based on their citizenship status, educational level and region. Methods: Acrossrnsectional descriptive questionnaire based interview was completed among hospitalized patients inrnmedical and surgical wards. The recruited patients were interviewed to complete the questionnaire.rnResults: Most of the patients do not know about their rights (69.3%), 78% did not know about the bill ofrnrights and 74% the patients do not have a university degree. Non Saudi residents have higher level ofrnawareness than Saudi citizens. Patients who lives in Riyadh City had higher level of awareness thanrnpatients live in rural regions. Conclusions: Based on the results of the present study it can be concludedrnthat most of hospitalized patients in Saudi Arabia are not aware about their rights. However patientsrnawareness depends on residency status (Saudi vs. Non Saudi) and regions, closeness from Riyadh City.rnKey Words: Patients' Right, Awareness of rights, bill of rights

Depression and Obesity among Saudi Medical Students using BDI-II at Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University Pages From : 23-31
Author(s) : Dr.Fisal Aldayel,Dr.Musab Alrzoq,Dr. Ziyad Alrzoq
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   Psychological stress is common in medical school and associated withrndepression. Obesity has an adverse effect on the mood. Several studies been contacted tornstudy the factors which influence both. Objectives : To know Prevalence of depressionrnamong medical students. To assess the relationship between the students and the obesityrnand depression and To study different factors that influence and affect student’s mood andrnmental health. Methods :A cross sectional study, BDI-II questionnaire-based and waistrncircumflex measurement of 140 students. Carried out among the undergraduate medicalrnstudents at Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University. Data analyses done by EpirnInfoTM 7. Results : There were a multiple factors played a role in affected the associationrnbetween the depression score and obesity; such as, accommodation, living with family andrnGPA. In overall picture, there is association between the both . Conclusion :The prevalencernof depression is seen especially in the first year medical students. So, attempts should bernmade to alleviate the stressors right from the time they join medical school. Since academicrnstress proved to be one of the major factors, student activates and social.