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Parallel Assessment of Bone Mineral Density and RANKL/OPG Ratio in Saudi Females

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2014.312
Pages: 
1–9
Synopsis: 
This cross-sectional study was conducted to measure the bone mineral density of 499 apparently healthy Saudi females aged 20–65 years using quantitative ultrasound method. It was extended to measure blood receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) among participants and identify possible associated risk factors for osteopaenia or osteoporosis among them.

 ABSTRACT

Background:  Osteoporosis is a significant risk factor for morbidity, and its high prevalence among Saudi women should be considered to be a public health problem. Quantitative ultrasound was recommended for bone mineral density (BMD) screening. Receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) and their ratio are critical for physiological bone remodelling, and related abnormalities may lead to several osteopathies.

Revised: 
July 17, 2015
Accepted: 
August 10, 2015
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Evaluation of the Role of Palatal Rugae Application as a Tool for Sex Identification in the Saudi Population

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2015.552
Pages: 
28–31
Synopsis: 
Unknown person’s identification has always been a major challenge for forensic experts, especially when dealing with decomposed and mutilated corpses. Forensic odontology has proven that palatal rugae are preserved in such conditions and can be used for personal identification and sex determination.

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Accepted: 
January 4, 2016
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Immunohistochemical Expression of Bcl-2 and Microvessel Density in Uterine Fibroids in Saudi Patients

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2015.038
Pages: 
121–6
Synopsis: 
Bcl-2 protein plays an important role in the growth of tumours through preventing the normal course of apoptotic cell death. CD34 is an indicator of the new vascularization of the lesion. Leiomyomata of Saudi patients expressed upgrading of Bcl-2 and proved the increased vascularity of this tumour as expressed by CD34.

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Accepted: 
April 8, 2015
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