• THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE REPORTS FROM ASTHMATIC CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS ABOUT THE EFFECT OF ASTHMA ON THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE IN PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL-BENGHAZI-LIBYA
    on July 3, 2021 at 12:00 am

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE REPORTS FROM ASTHMATIC CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS ABOUT THE EFFECT OF ASTHMA ON THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE IN PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL-BENGHAZI-LIBYA Amraja, Essam; Buras Ali, Raja; Elsherif, Abdulnaser; SE Hussein, Maryam; Kattab, Hwuida Introduction: Childhood asthma is a serious health problem that results in impairment of physical and social life of the affected children. Objective: The current study identifies the effect of asthma on asthmatic children quality of life and also to assess the differences between child's and parents' report about the effect of the asthma on the child's physical health, child's emotional health and child's activity. Method: A cross-sectional, descriptive, quantitative study was carried out where about Sixty-four participants of asthmatic children with their parents that were attached at Pediatric Hospital in Benghazi have been recruited and asked to complete Children of Health Survey for Asthma (CHSA) instruments. Results and Conclusion: The results showed that asthma relatively affects children’s physical health, activities and emotional health. Also, the results showed that there were significant differences in child's and parent report regarding the effect of asthma in child's quality of life.

  • EFFECT OF METFORMIN ON WEIGHT REDUCTION AMONG DIABETIC AND NON-DIABETIC OBESE PATIENTS
    on May 8, 2021 at 12:00 am

    EFFECT OF METFORMIN ON WEIGHT REDUCTION AMONG DIABETIC AND NON-DIABETIC OBESE PATIENTS . Hussin, Hanin F; Mohamed, Iman E; Alobidy, Sanad W.; Bosafita, Fatma M Context: Metformin is the first line treatment in type II diabetes mellitus. In addition, it was used for weight reduction in both diabetic and non-diabetic obese patients. Aims: The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of metformin in weight reduction among diabetic and non-diabetic obese patient in Benghazi, Libya. Settings and Design: a cross-sectional study Methods and Material: A hundred well-designed a cross-sectional survey was distributed from January to December 2020 and filled by diabetic and non-diabetic obese patients (66 and 34, respectively) in Benghazi city. Statistical analysis used: SPSS statistics soft wear (Version 21.0; SPSS Inc.: Chicago, IL, USA). Results: Results had shown that 66.7 % of diabetic obese patients were more than 50 years while 35.5 % of non- diabetic obese patients were 21-25 years. 1-5 kg was the weight reduction in both diabetic and non- diabetic obese patients (43.9 % and 38.2 %, respectively) Conclusions: According to this study, metformin is an effective therapy to reduce weight in diabetic and non-diabetic obese patients. Further studies are needed with exact weight reduction.

  • The First PharmD Program in Libya
    on July 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

    The First PharmD Program in Libya Bukhatwa, Salma; Elfakhri, Mustafa

  • Prevalence of vitamin d deficiency among overweight and obese Libyan females
    on November 27, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Prevalence of vitamin d deficiency among overweight and obese Libyan females Helal, Fatima; Faraj, Amira; Kablan, Narges; Elfakhri, Mustafa; Bukhatwa, Salma Globally, overweight and obesity are the fifth leading contributors to fatalities. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), overweight is defined as a body Mass Index (BMI)≥25, whereas obesity is a BMI≥30. There is growing evidence that obesity and vitamin D deficiency are related, although the cause-effect relationship remains unclear. Objective of this work was to find out whether obesity alters vitamin D level in obese adult females in the Eastern region of Libya. One hundred and twenty Libyan females visited nutrition clinics both in Benghazi and Tobruk were interviewed during September 2015 with the aid of a structured questionnaire. Tested individuals were subjected to thorough clinical investigations and biochemical measurement of vitamin D, calcium, lipid profile, fasting blood glucose, Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), Complete Blood Count (CBC), creatinine, Na+, K+, urea and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) levels that were carried out on the collected serum. Data was analyzed using excel and presented as the mean ± SEM (n). The mean age of study sample was 30.93±1.05 y (118). Adult obese Libyan females represented 63.33%, adult overweight Libyan females represented 25.83%, adult healthy Libyan females represented 3.33% and children (Libyan females