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Internal Medicine Department


Welcome to the Department of Medicine within the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at United Arab Emirates University. The Department’s mission is to pursue excellence and lead in innovation in the areas of clinical care, clinical teaching, and biomedical research to achieve high-quality evidence-based patient care.

Comprised of full-time and adjunct faculty members, the Department provides guidance and supervision for undergraduate and postgraduate medical programs that take place in different educational settings and clinical placements. Our faculty members teach and coordinate core- & advanced clerkships in Internal Medicine & Emergency Medicine and preclinical organ-system courses. We also provide mentorship to clerkship students to support their academic and professional pursuits and promote student lead research activities. In addition, the faculty provide direct support for national residency training programs and postgraduate certification exams for the Emirati Board and Arab Board. Our faculty’s significant community participation is highlighted in many community-based educational activities, the establishment of a national organ donation program, membership and leading of national and international professional societies, and reviewers and Editors of scientific journals.

The department’s research projects encompass many fields of clinical research in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Medical Education. Our faculty strive to develop research methods to improve the science behind understanding the needs of people with acute illness and multiple comorbidities and in the areas of cancer, obesity, diabetes, and infectious disease.  We have an absolute commitment to delivering world-class research to improve the health and well-being of patients.


The Department of Internal Medicine has the following resources:

  • One large-sized Audio-Visual Seminar Room in common use with other departments.
  • A Clinical Skills Stimulation Center in collaboration with the Medical Education Department.
  • Two well equipped laboratory units for research.
  • Four full time research staff and grant funded temporarily appointed research assistant staff.
  • The lab features a large facility capable of analyzing a variety of hormones utilizing Immunoassay (IA) and Enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) techniques. An automated laboratory capable of measuring most routine substrates and clinical enzymes utilizing an Integra 400 plus and e411 immunochemistry analyzer from Roche. The lab is having capability of performing Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and analyzing most cytokines, tissue markers using an ELx800 Micro plate Reader. Sample processing unit provides standard refrigerated centrifugation, freezer storage options to –70°, computerized labeling, and assistance with sample packaging for shipping.


Undergraduate Teaching

The Department has major teaching input into the organ system course, clinical skills, and junior and senior clerkships. We also monitor the delivery of course objectives and carry out evaluations measuring the desired competencies including the final integrated examinations.

Postgraduate Teaching

Department members are involved in residency training programmes in preparation for the Arab Board and the MRCP (UK) diploma examination. We have a number of established examiners to Royal College of Physician of London who provide regular teaching sessions for residents and other junior doctors taking the MRCP diploma examination here in Al Ain.

Community Services

Members of the department provide inpatient and out of hours on call consultant general and specialist service for the two main teaching hospitals on a daily basis in the following areas:

  • Acute medicine
  • Allergy Asthma
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chest Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes and endocrine disease
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Gastro nutrition/Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Haematological diseases
  • Oncology
  • Renal Disease
  • Rheumatic
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stroke/neurological disorders

Department members serve on a number of local, national and International committees. Here below are some examples:

  • Arab Examination Board
  • Emirati Board of Internal Medicine
  • Emirati Board of Emergency Medicine
  • National Continuous Medical Education Committee
  • National Diabetes Service planning group
  • Sheikh Hamdan Award for Medical Research


Publications list1-52

    1. Abouchacra S, Alkaabi J, Nair SC, Abdulla A, Taha M, Ismail MM, Askheta M, Elhouni A, Bairy K, Bhat R, Salam Al Sayadi TA, Al Baloushi DM, Abouchacra O, Al Nasseri A, Gebran N, Yaman O. Adolescent eating behaviors in the UAE: Time to intervene. J Family Med Prim Care. 2021;10(8):2998-3004.
    2. Al-Adhoubi NK, Al-Balushi F, Al Salmi I, Ali M, Al Lawati T, Al Lawati BSH, Abdwani R, Al Shamsi A, Al Kaabi J, Al Mashaani M, Krishna Jha D, Sayed S, Al-Araimi T, Liyanage P, Al Shirawi A, Al Wahshi HA. A multicenter longitudinal study of the prevalence and mortality rate of systemic lupus erythematosus patients in Oman: Oman Lupus Study. Int J Rheum Dis. 2021;24(6):847-854.
    3. Al-Bluwi GSM, AlNababteh AH, Ostlundh L, Al-Shamsi S, Al-Rifai RH. Prevalence of Celiac Disease in Patients With Turner Syndrome: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Front Med (Lausanne). 2021;8:674896.
    4. Al-Salam S, Sharma C, Abu Sa'a MT, Afandi B, Aldahmani KM, Al Dhaheri A, Yahya H, Al Naqbi D, Al Zuraiqi E, Mohamed BK, Almansoori SA, Al Zaabi M, Al Derei A, Al Shamsi A, Kaabi JA. Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology and ultrasound examination of thyroid nodules in the UAE: A comparison. PLoS One. 2021;16(4):e0247807.
    5. Al-Saleh Y, Sabico S, Al-Furqani A, Jayyousi A, Alromaihi D, Ba-Essa E, Alawadi F, Alkaabi J, Hassanein M, Al-Sifri S, Saleh S, Alessa T, Al-Daghri NM. Correction to: Sulfonylureas in the Current Practice of Type 2 Diabetes Management: Are They All the Same? Consensus from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries Advisory Board on Sulfonylureas. Diabetes Ther. 2021;12(8):2265-2266.
    6. Al-Saleh Y, Sabico S, Al-Furqani A, Jayyousi A, Alromaihi D, Ba-Essa E, Alawadi F, Alkaabi J, Hassanein M, Al-Sifri S, Saleh S, Alessa T, Al-Daghri NM. Sulfonylureas in the Current Practice of Type 2 Diabetes Management: Are They All the Same? Consensus from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries Advisory Board on Sulfonylureas. Diabetes Ther. 2021;12(8):2115-2132.
    7. Al-Shamsi S, Govender RD, King J. Predictive Value of Creatinine-based Equations of Kidney Function in the Long-term Prognosis in United Arab Emirates Patients. Oman Med J. 2021;36(1):e217.
    8. Alao D. Non-contrast CT KUB still has a central role in the management of patients suspected of nephrolithiasis. Emerg Med J. 2021;38(2):164.
    9. Alao DO, Cevik AA, Grivna M, Eid HO, Abu-Zidan FM. Epidemiological changes of geriatric trauma in the United Arab Emirates. Medicine (Baltimore). 2021;100(22):e26258.
    10. Aldarmaki R, Al Khogali HI, Al Dhanhani AM. Hospitalization in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus at Tawam Hospital, United Arab Emirates (UAE): Rates, causes, and factors associated with length of stay. Lupus. 2021;30(5):845-851.
    11. Alhazzani W, Evans L, Alshamsi F, Møller MH, Ostermann M, Prescott HC, Arabi YM, Loeb M, Ng Gong M, Fan E, Oczkowski S, Levy MM, Derde L, Dzierba A, Du B, Machado F, Wunsch H, Crowther M, Cecconi M, Koh Y, Burry L, Chertow DS, Szczeklik W, Belley-Cote E, Greco M, Bala M, Zarychanski R, Kesecioglu J, McGeer A, Mermel L, Mammen MJ, Nainan Myatra S, Arrington A, Kleinpell R, Citerio G, Lewis K, Bridges E, Memish ZA, Hammond N, Hayden FG, Alshahrani M, Al Duhailib Z, Martin GS, Kaplan LJ, Coopersmith CM, Antonelli M, Rhodes A. Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines on the Management of Adults With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the ICU: First Update. Crit Care Med. 2021;49(3):e219-e234.
    12. Alkaabi JM, Al-Maskari F, Afandi B, Yousef S, Shah SM, Heideman WH, Papadimitropoulos EA, Zoubeidi T, Souid AK, Paulo MS, Snoek FJ. Effects of Diabetes Prevention Education Program for Overweight and Obese Subjects with a Family History of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Pilot Study from the United Arab Emirates. Oman Med J. 2021;36(3):e268.
    13. Alkindi F, Alseiari K, Al Naqbi K. AB0692 REACTIVE ARTHRITIS ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19 INFECTION: A REVIEW. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. 2021;80(Suppl 1):1379-1379.
    14. Almalki MH, Ahmad MM, Brema I, Almehthel M, AlDahmani KM, Mahzari M, Beshyah SA. Management of Diabetes Insipidus following Surgery for Pituitary and Suprasellar Tumours. Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J. 2021;21(3):354-364.
    15. Alnuaimi M, Siddiqua A, Aljaberi A, Alkaabi J, Aldahmani K, Afandi B, Almazrouei R. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on diabetic ketoacidosis admissions to a COVID-19-free hospital. Journal of Diabetes and Endocrine Practice. 2021;4(4):190-196.
    16. Amiri L, Galadari H, Al Mugaddam F, Souid AK, Stip E, Javaid SF. Perception of Cosmetic Procedures among Middle Eastern Youth. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2021;14(12):E74-e83.
    17. Arnone D, Galadari H, Rodgers CJ, Östlundh L, Aziz KA, Stip E, Young AH. Efficacy of onabotulinumtoxinA in the treatment of unipolar major depression: Systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression analyses of double-blind randomised controlled trials. J Psychopharmacol. 2021;35(8):910-918.
    18. Arora T, Al-Houqani M. Comparison of commonly used screening tools for determining obstructive sleep apnea amongst aviation employees. Sleep Med. 2021;77:332-336.
    19. Azhar M, Aziz F, Almuhairi S, Alfelasi M, Elhouni A, Syed R, Al-Shamsi HO, Aldahmani KM. Decline in radioiodine use but not total thyroidectomy in thyroid cancer patients treated in the United Arab Emirates - A retrospective study. Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2021;64:102203.
    20. Bredan A, Bakoush O. COVID-19 epidemic in Libya. Libyan J Med. 2021;16(1):1871798.
    21. Buch J, Patil A, Kroumpouzos G, Kassir M, Galadari H, Gold MH, Goldman MP, Grabbe S, Goldust M. Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis: Presentation and Management. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2021;23(1-2):8-15.
    22. Cevik AA, Alao DO, Eid HO, Grivna M, Abu-Zidan FM. Current changes in the epidemiology of fall-related injuries in Al Ain City, United Arab Emirates. PLoS One. 2021;16(9):e0257398.
    23. Cevik AA, Cakal ED, Kwan J. From the pandemic's front lines: A social responsibility initiative to develop an international free online emergency medicine course for medical students. Afr J Emerg Med. 2021;11(1):1-2.
    24. Cevik AA, Cakal ED, Shaban S, El Zubeir M, Abu-Zidan FM. A mandatory Emergency Medicine clerkship influences students' career choices in a developing system. Afr J Emerg Med. 2021;11(1):70-73.
    25. Chowdhury B, Kassir M, Salas-Alanis J, Nistico S, Galadari H, Fritz K, Salavastru C, Blicharz L, Goldust M. Laser in surgical scar clearance: An update review. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2021;20(12):3808-3811.
    26. Das KM, Alkoteesh JA, Al Kaabi J, Al Mansoori T, Winant AJ, Singh R, Paraswani R, Syed R, Sharif EM, Balhaj GB, Lee EY. Comparison of chest radiography and chest CT for evaluation of pediatric COVID-19 pneumonia: Does CT add diagnostic value? Pediatr Pulmonol. 2021;56(6):1409-1418.
    27. Evans L, Rhodes A, Alhazzani W, Antonelli M, Coopersmith CM, French C, Machado FR, McIntyre L, Ostermann M, Prescott HC, Schorr C, Simpson S, Joost Wiersinga W, Alshamsi F, Angus DC, Arabi Y, Azevedo L, Beale R, Beilman G, Belley-Cote E, Burry L, Cecconi M, Centofanti J, Yataco AC, De Waele J, Dellinger RP, Doi K, Du B, Estenssoro E, Ferrer R, Gomersall C, Hodgson C, Møller MH, Iwashyna T, Jacob S, Kleinpell R, Klompas M, Koh Y, Kumar A, Kwizera A, Lobo S, Masur H, McGloughlin S, Mehta S, Mehta Y, Mer M, Nunnally M, Oczkowski S, Osborn T, Papathanassoglou E, Perner A, Puskarich M, Roberts J, Schweickert W, Seckel M, Sevransky J, Sprung CL, Welte T, Zimmerman J, Levy M. Executive Summary: Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for the Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2021. Crit Care Med. 2021;49(11):1974-1982.
    28. Evans L, Rhodes A, Alhazzani W, Antonelli M, Coopersmith CM, French C, Machado FR, McIntyre L, Ostermann M, Prescott HC, Schorr C, Simpson S, Wiersinga WJ, Alshamsi F, Angus DC, Arabi Y, Azevedo L, Beale R, Beilman G, Belley-Cote E, Burry L, Cecconi M, Centofanti J, Coz Yataco A, De Waele J, Dellinger RP, Doi K, Du B, Estenssoro E, Ferrer R, Gomersall C, Hodgson C, Hylander Møller M, Iwashyna T, Jacob S, Kleinpell R, Klompas M, Koh Y, Kumar A, Kwizera A, Lobo S, Masur H, McGloughlin S, Mehta S, Mehta Y, Mer M, Nunnally M, Oczkowski S, Osborn T, Papathanassoglou E, Perner A, Puskarich M, Roberts J, Schweickert W, Seckel M, Sevransky J, Sprung CL, Welte T, Zimmerman J, Levy M. Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2021. Crit Care Med. 2021;49(11):e1063-e1143.
    29. Fölster-Holst R, Shukla R, Kassir M, Galadari H, Lotti T, Wollina U, Grabbe S, Goldust M. Treatment Update of Port-Wine Stain: A Narrative Review. J Drugs Dermatol. 2021;20(5):515-518.
    30. Galadari H, Galadari I, Smit R, Prygova I, Redaelli A. Treatment approaches and outcomes associated with the use of abobotulinumtoxinA for the treatment of hyperhidrosis: A systematic review. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021;85(5):1121-1129.
    31. Galadari H, Galadari I, Smit R, Prygova I, Redaelli A. Use of AbobotulinumtoxinA for Cosmetic Treatments in the Neck, and Middle and Lower Areas of the Face: A Systematic Review. Toxins (Basel). 2021;13(2).
    32. Guida S, Longhitano S, Spadafora M, Lazzarotto A, Farnetani F, Zerbinati N, Pellacani G, Galadari H. Hyperdiluted calcium hydroxylapatite for the treatment of skin laxity of the neck. Dermatol Ther. 2021;34(5):e15090.
    33. Gupta J, Kassir M, Kroumpouzos G, Katsambas A, Galadari H, Lotti T, Wollina U, Grabbe S, Goldust M. Deoxycholic Acid (ATX-101) for Fat Reduction. J Drugs Dermatol. 2021;20(11):1169-1173.
    34. Hashiesh HM, Sharma C, Goyal SN, Sadek B, Jha NK, Kaabi JA, Ojha S. A focused review on CB2 receptor-selective pharmacological properties and therapeutic potential of beta-caryophyllene, a dietary cannabinoid. Biomed Pharmacother. 2021;140:111639.
    35. Honarmand K, Alshamsi F, Foroutan F, Rochwerg B, Belley-Cote E, McLure G, D'Aragon F, Ball IM, Sener A, Selzner M, Guyatt G, Meade MO. Antemortem Heparin in Organ Donation After Circulatory Death Determination: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Transplantation. 2021;105(12):e337-e346.
    36. Ismail L, Materwala H, Al Kaabi J. Association of risk factors with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review. Comput Struct Biotechnol J. 2021;19:1759-1785.
    37. Jamil S, Jamil G, Mesameh H, Qureshi A, AlKaabi J, Sharma C, Aziz F, Al-Shamsi AR, Yasin J. Risk factor comparison in young patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome with atherosclerotic coronary artery disease vs. angiographically normal coronaries. Int J Med Sci. 2021;18(15):3526-3532.
    38. Kaya FB, Cevik AA, Ozkan B, Koksal A, Ozakin E, Abu-Zidan FM. Trauma patients and whole-body computerized tomography imaging: Location of CT-Scan and factors affecting mortality. Niger J Clin Pract. 2021;24(5):667-673.
    39. Lewis K, Almubarak Y, Hylander Møller M, Jaeschke R, Perri D, Zhang Y, Du B, Nishida O, Ntoumenopoulos G, Saxena M, Truwit J, Young PJ, Alshamsi F, Arabi YM, Rochwerg B, Karachi T, Szczeklik W, Alshahrani M, Machado FR, Annane D, Antonelli M, Girard TD, Cook D, Baw B, Nanchal R, Piraino T, Guyatt G, Alhazzani W. The cuff leak test in critically ill patients: An international survey of intensivists. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2021;65(8):1087-1094.
    40. Lewis K, Chaudhuri D, Alshamsi F, Carayannopoulos L, Dearness K, Chagla Z, Alhazzani W. The efficacy and safety of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 prophylaxis: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. PLoS One. 2021;16(1):e0244778.
    41. Lu Q, Long H, Chow S, Hidayat S, Danarti R, Listiawan Y, Deng D, Guo Q, Fang H, Tao J, Zhao M, Xiang L, Che N, Li F, Zhao H, Lau CS, Ip FC, Ho KM, Paliza AC, Vicheth C, Godse K, Cho S, Seow CS, Miyachi Y, Khang TH, Ungpakorn R, Galadari H, Shah R, Yang K, Zhou Y, Selmi C, Sawalha AH, Zhang X, Chen Y, Lin CS. Guideline for the diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of cutaneous lupus erythematosus. J Autoimmun. 2021;123:102707.
    42. Mezhal F, Oulhaj A, Abdulle A, AlJunaibi A, Alnaeemi A, Ahmad A, Leinberger-Jabari A, Al Dhaheri AS, Tuzcu EM, AlZaabi E, Al-Maskari F, Alanouti F, Alameri F, Alsafar H, Alblooshi H, Alkaabi J, Wareth LA, Aljaber M, Kazim M, Weitzman M, Al-Houqani M, Ali MH, Oumeziane N, El-Shahawy O, Al-Rifai RH, Scherman S, Shah SM, Loney T, Almahmeed W, Idaghdour Y, Ahmed LA, Ali R. The interrelationship and accumulation of cardiometabolic risk factors amongst young adults in the United Arab Emirates: The UAE Healthy Future Study. Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2021;13(1):140.
    43. Moin K, Alneyadi M, Shantour S, Alao DO. Life-threatening haematochezia in a man with two gastrointestinal stromal tumours. BMJ Case Rep. 2021;14(6).
    44. Mousa H, Al-Bluwi GSM, Al Drini ZFM, Gasmelseed HI, Alkoteesh JA, Babiker ZOE. Importation of Entamoeba histolytica and predominance of Klebsiella pneumoniae in liver abscesses: a 7-year retrospective cohort study from the United Arab Emirates. Trop Dis Travel Med Vaccines. 2021;7(1):17.
    45. Oulhaj A, Alsuwaidi AR, Suliman A, Gasmelseed H, Khan S, Alawi S, Hukan Y, George J, Alshamsi F, Sheikh F, Babiker ZOE, Prattes J, Sourij H. Admission levels of Soluble Urokinase Plasminogen Activator Receptor (suPAR) are Associated with the Development of Severe Complications in Hospitalised COVID-19 Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study. Int J Infect Dis. 2021;107:188-194.
    46. Ozakin E, Ozdemir AO, Aykac O, Cevik AA. Effect of off-hour versus work-hour thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke on emergency department patients' outcome: a retrospective study. Eur J Emerg Med. 2021;28(2):104-110.
    47. Pollock S, Taylor S, Oyerinde O, Nurmohamed S, Dlova N, Sarkar R, Galadari H, Manela-Azulay M, Chung HS, Handog E, Kourosh AS. The dark side of skin lightening: An international collaboration and review of a public health issue affecting dermatology. Int J Womens Dermatol. 2021;7(2):158-164.
    48. Sakkat A, Alquraini M, Aljazeeri J, Farooqi MAM, Alshamsi F, Alhazzani W. Temperature control in critically ill patients with fever: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Crit Care. 2021;61:89-95.
    49. Sharma C, B RA, Osman W, Afandi B, Aburawi EH, Beshyah SA, Al-Mahayri Z, Al-Rifai RH, Al Yafei Z, ElGhazali G, Alkaabi J. Association of variants in PTPN22, CTLA-4, IL2-RA, and INS genes with type 1 diabetes in Emiratis. Ann Hum Genet. 2021;85(2):48-57.
    50. Sharma C, Platat C, Gariballa S, Muhairi SJA, Aidaros AA, Mannaerts GHH, Al Afari HS, Yasin J, O YA-D, Alkaabi J. Metabolomic Profiling of Lipids and Fatty Acids: 3 Years Postoperative Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. Biology (Basel). 2021;10(4).
    51. Yasin YJ, Alao DO, Grivna M, Abu-Zidan FM. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on road traffic collision injury patterns and severity in Al-Ain City, United Arab Emirates. World J Emerg Surg. 2021;16(1):57.
    52. Yildiz G, Acar N, Cevik AA, Ozdemir AO, Metintas S, Kaplan D, Ozakin E, Yildiz CG, Ayyildiz A. The evaluation of intracranial pressure evaluation by optic nerve sheath diameter measurement on bedside ultrasonography after ischemic stroke. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2021;209:106914.

Publications list1-49 (January-October)

  1. Abouchacra S, AlKaabi J, Nair SC, Abdulle A, Taha M, Ismail MM, Askheta M, El Houni A, Bairy K, Bhat R, Abdul Salam Al Sayadi T, Abouchacra O, Al Baloushi D, Al Nasseri A, Gebran N, Yaman O, Sharma C. Development of Novel Eating Error Scoring Tool to Evaluate Adult Eating Behavior Anomalies Among the United Arab Emirates Population. Cureus. 2022;14(6):e25679.
  2. Abu-Zaid A, Bhagavathula AS, Rahmani J, Alyoubi RA, Alomar O, Baradwan S, Alkhamis WH, Khalifa M, Alshahrani MS, Khadawardi K, Salem H, I AA-B. Maternal polycystic ovary syndrome and the potential risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder in the offspring: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care. 2022;27(3):253-260.
  3. Agha A, Basu A, Hanif W. Burnout in diabetes and endocrinology specialist registrars across England, Scotland and Wales in the pre-COVID era. Prim Care Diabetes. 2022;16(4):515-518.
  4. Al Balushi M, Al Balushi S, Javaid S, Leinberger-Jabari A, Al-Maskari F, Al-Houqani M, Al Dhaheri A, Al Nuaimi A, Al Junaibi A, Oumeziane N, Kazim M, Al Hamiz A, Haji M, Al Hosani A, Abdel Wareth L, AlMahmeed W, Alsafar H, AlAnouti F, Al Zaabi E, C KI, Shahawy OE, Weitzman M, Schmidt AM, Sherman S, Abdulle A, Ahmad A, Ali R. Association between depression, happiness, and sleep duration: data from the UAE healthy future pilot study. BMC Psychol. 2022;10(1):235.
  5. Al Dahmani KM, Almalki MH, Ekhzaimy A, Aziz F, Bashier A, Mahzari MM, Beshyah SA. Proportion and predictors of Hypogonadism Recovery in Men with Macroprolactinomas treated with dopamine agonists. Pituitary. 2022;25(4):658-666.
  6. Al Yafei Z, Mack SJ, Alvares M, Ali BR, Afandi B, Beshyah SA, Sharma C, Osman W, Mirghani R, Nasr A, Al Remithi S, Al Jubeh J, Almawi WY, AlKaabi J, ElGhazali G. HLA-DRB1 and -DQB1 Alleles, Haplotypes and Genotypes in Emirati Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Underscores the Benefits of Evaluating Understudied Populations. Front Genet. 2022;13:841879.
  7. Al-Mahayri ZN, Khasawneh LQ, Alqasrawi MN, Altoum SM, Jamil G, Badawi S, Hamza D, George L, AlZaabi A, Ouda H, Al-Maskari F, AlKaabi J, Patrinos GP, Ali BR. Pharmacogenomics implementation in cardiovascular disease in a highly diverse population: initial findings and lessons learned from a pilot study in United Arab Emirates. Hum Genomics. 2022;16(1):42.
  8. Al-Shamsi S, Al-Bluwi GSM, Al Shamsi M, Al Kaabi N, Al Khemeiri S, Baniyas N. Prognostic impact of anemia on the mortality of United Arab Emirates nationals with cardiovascular disease. Qatar Med J. 2022;2022(1):3.
  9. Alao DO, Cevik AA, Yasin YJ, Jaiganesh T, Abu-Zidan F. The COVID-19 pandemic reduced the trauma incidence and modified its pattern in Al-Ain City, United Arab Emirates. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2022;48(4):3011-3016.
  10. Alao DO, Mohammed NA, Hukan YO, Al Neyadi M, Jummani Z, Dababneh EH, Cevik AA. The epidemiology and outcomes of adult in-hospital cardiac arrest in a high-income developing country. Resusc Plus. 2022;10:100220.
  11. Alhazzani W, Alshahrani M, Alshamsi F, Aljuhani O, Eljaaly K, Hashim S, Alqahtani R, Alsaleh D, Al Duhailib Z, Algethamy H, Al-Musawi T, Alshammari T, Alqarni A, Khoujah D, Tashkandi W, Dahhan T, Almutairi N, Alserehi HA, Al-Yahya M, Al-Judaibi B, Arabi YM, Abualenain J, Alotaibi JM, Al Bshabshe A, Alharbi R, Al-Hameed F, Elhazmi A, Almaghrabi RS, Almaghlouth F, Abedalthagafi M, Al Khathlan N, Al-Suwaidan FA, Bunyan RF, Baw B, Alghamdi G, Al Hazmi M, Mandourah Y, Assiri A, Enani M, Alawi M, Aljindan R, Aljabbary A, Alrbiaan A, Algurashi F, Alsaawi A, Alenazi TH, Alsultan MA, Alqahtani SA, Memish Z, Al-Tawfiq JA, Al-Jedai A. The Saudi Critical Care Society practice guidelines on the management of COVID-19 in the ICU: Therapy section. J Infect Public Health. 2022;15(1):142-151.
  12. Alkaabi J, Sharma C, Yasin J, Afandi B, Beshyah SA, Almazrouei R, Alkaabi A, Al Hamad S, Ahmed LA, Beiram R, Aburawi EH. Relationship between lipid profile, inflammatory and endothelial dysfunction biomarkers, and type 1 diabetes mellitus: a case-control study. Am J Transl Res. 2022;14(7):4838-4847.
  13. Almazrouei R, Sharma C, Afandi B, Aldahmani KM, Aburawi EH, Beshyah SA, ElGhazali G, Al Yafei Z, Al-Rifai RH, Alkaabi J. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion is associated with a better glycemic control than multiple daily insulin injections without difference in diabetic ketoacidosis and hypoglycemia admissions among Emiratis with Type 1 diabetes. PLoS One. 2022;17(9):e0264545.
  14. Almazrouei R, Siddiqua AR, Alnuaimi M, Al-Shamsi S, Govender R. Clinical and biochemical characteristics of diabetic ketoacidosis in adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes at a tertiary hospital in the United Arab Emirates. Frontiers in Clinical Diabetes and Healthcare. 2022;3.
  15. Alnaqbi KA, Hannawi S, Namas R, Alshehhi W, Badsha H, Al-Saleh J. Consensus statements for pharmacological management, monitoring of therapies, and comorbidity management of psoriatic arthritis in the United Arab Emirates. Int J Rheum Dis. 2022;25(10):1107-1122.
  16. Alnaqbi KA, Hannawi S, Namas R, Alshehhi W, Badsha H, Al-Saleh J. Consensus statements for evaluation and nonpharmacological Management of Psoriatic Arthritis in UAE. Int J Rheum Dis. 2022;25(7):725-732.
  17. Babiker ZOE, Gariballa S, Narchi H, Shaban S, Alshamsi F, Bakoush O. Score Gains on the NBME Subject Examinations in Internal Medicine Among Clerkship Students: a Two-Year Longitudinal Study from the United Arab Emirates. Med Sci Educ. 2022;32(4):891-897.
  18. Boulassel MR, Al-Naamani A, Al-Zubaidi A, Al-Qarni Z, Khan H, Oukil A, Al-Badi A, Al-Kaabi J, Al-Shekaili J, Al-Hashmi S, Zadjali F, Nabi Qureshi R, Panjwani V, Al-Kindi S. Coexistence of sickle cell disease and systemic lupus erythematosus is associated with quantitative and qualitative impairments in circulating regulatory B cells. Hum Immunol. 2022.
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  20. Dash G, Patil A, Kroumpouzos G, Galadari H, Gold M, Grabbe S, Goldust M. Hormonal Therapies in the Management of Acne Vulgaris. J Drugs Dermatol. 2022;21(6):618-623.
  21. Duhailib ZA, Oczkowski S, Polok K, Fronczek J, Szczeklik W, Piticaru J, Mammen MJ, Alshamsi F, Eikelboom J, Belley-Cote E, Alhazzani W. Venous and arterial thrombosis in COVID-19: An updated narrative review. J Infect Public Health. 2022;15(6):689-702.
  22. Galadari H, Weinkle SH. Injection techniques for midface volumization using soft tissue hyaluronic acid fillers designed for dynamic facial movement. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2022;21(3):924-932.
  23. Gariballa S, Nemmar A, Elzaki O, Zaaba NE, Yasin J. Urinary Oxidative Damage Markers and Their Association with Obesity-Related Metabolic Risk Factors. Antioxidants (Basel). 2022;11(5).
  24. Gariballa S, Shah I, Yasin J, Alessa A. Vitamin D [25(OH)D] metabolites and epimers in obese subject: Interaction and correlations with adverse metabolic health risk factors. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2022;215:106023.
  25. Gariballa S, Yasin J, Abluwi G, Al Essa A. Vitamin D deficiency associations with metabolic, bone turnover and adverse general health markers in community free living adults. BMC Endocr Disord. 2022;22(1):17.
  26. Gariballa S, Yasin J, Alessa A. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation with or without calcium in community-dwelling vitamin D deficient subjects. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2022;23(1):415.
  27. Govender R, Al-Shamsi S, Alnababteh A, Shah S. Heart failure and the risk of recurrent cardiovascular events in patients attending outpatient clinics in the United Arab Emirates. Heart Views. 2022;23(3):144-149.
  28. Gundamaraju R, Lu W, Paul MK, Jha NK, Gupta PK, Ojha S, Chattopadhyay I, Rao PV, Ghavami S. Autophagy and EMT in cancer and metastasis: Who controls whom? Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Basis Dis. 2022;1868(9):166431.
  29. Haddad S, Galadari H, Patil A, Goldust M, Al Salam S, Guida S. Evaluation of the biostimulatory effects and the level of neocollagenesis of dermal fillers: a review. Int J Dermatol. 2022;61(10):1284-1288.
  30. Juber NF, Abdulle A, AlJunaibi A, AlNaeemi A, Ahmad A, Leinberger-Jabari A, Al Dhaheri AS, AlZaabi E, Mezhal F, Al-Maskari F, AlAnouti F, Alsafar H, Alkaabi J, Wareth LA, Aljaber M, Kazim M, Weitzman M, Al-Houqani M, Ali MH, Oumeziane N, El-Shahawy O, Sherman S, AlBlooshi S, Shah SM, Loney T, Almahmeed W, Idaghdour Y, Ali R. Maternal Early-Life Risk Factors and Later Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the UAE Healthy Future Study (UAEHFS). Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19(16).
  31. Kesav P, John S, Al-Sharif K, Thomas M, Alduaij A, Alkuwaiti M, Hussain SI. Atypical Presentation of Primary Angiitis of Central Nervous System Responsive to Rituximab. Stroke. 2022;53(11):e490-e494.
  32. Khan MA, Menon P, Govender R, Abu Samra AM, Allaham KK, Nauman J, Östlundh L, Mustafa H, Smith JEM, AlKaabi JM. Systematic review of the effects of pandemic confinements on body weight and their determinants. Br J Nutr. 2022;127(2):298-317.
  33. Kroumpouzos G, Arora G, Kassir M, Galadari H, Wollina U, Lotti T, Grabbe S, Goldust M. Carboxytherapy in dermatology. Clin Dermatol. 2022;40(3):305-309.
  34. Kundu N, Kothari R, Shah N, Sandhu S, Tripathy DM, Galadari H, Gold MH, Goldman MP, Kassir M, Schepler H, Grabbe S, Goldust M. Efficacy of botulinum toxin in masseter muscle hypertrophy for lower face contouring. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2022;21(5):1849-1856.
  35. Kurban LAS, AlDhaheri S, Elkkari A, Khashkhusha R, AlEissaee S, AlZaabi A, Ismail M, Bakoush O. Predicting Severe Disease and Critical Illness on Initial Diagnosis of COVID-19: Simple Triage Tools. Front Med (Lausanne). 2022;9:817549.
  36. Labadie JG, Ibrahim SA, Worley B, Kang BY, Rakita U, Rigali S, Arndt KA, Bernstein E, Brauer JA, Chandra S, Didwania A, DiGiorgio C, Donelan M, Dover JS, Galadari H, Geronemus RG, Goldman MP, Haedersdal M, Hruza G, Ibrahimi OA, Kauvar A, Kelly KM, Krakowski AC, Miest R, Orringer JS, Ozog DM, Ross EV, Shumaker PR, Sobanko JF, Suozzi K, Taylor MB, Teng JMC, Uebelhoer NS, Waibel J, Wanner M, Ratchev I, Christensen RE, Poon E, Miller CH, Alam M. Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Laser-Assisted Drug Delivery. JAMA Dermatol. 2022.
  37. Lewis K, Alshamsi F, Carayannopoulos KL, Granholm A, Piticaru J, Al Duhailib Z, Chaudhuri D, Spatafora L, Yuan Y, Centofanti J, Spence J, Rochwerg B, Perri D, Needham DM, Holbrook A, Devlin JW, Nishida O, Honarmand K, Ergan B, Khorochkov E, Pandharipande P, Alshahrani M, Karachi T, Soth M, Shehabi Y, Møller MH, Alhazzani W. Dexmedetomidine vs other sedatives in critically ill mechanically ventilated adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. Intensive Care Med. 2022;48(7):811-840.
  38. Mahajan VK, Patil A, Blicharz L, Kassir M, Konnikov N, Gold MH, Goldman MP, Galadari H, Goldust M. Medical therapies for melasma. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2022;21(9):3707-3728.
  39. Malik AA, Aziz F, Beshyah SA, Aldahmani KM. Characteristics and Management of Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma in the United Arab Emirates: Experience from a Large Tertiary Hospital. Saudi J Med Med Sci. 2022;10(1):42-48.
  40. Mohamed H, Ranasinghe M, Amir N, Nagy P, Gariballa S, Adem A, Kamal-Eldin A. A study on variability of bioactive proteins in camel (Camelus dromedarius) milk: Insulin, insulin-like growth factors, lactoferrin, immunoglobulin G, peptidoglycan recognition protein-1, lysozyme and lactoperoxidase. International Journal of Dairy Technology. 2022;75(2):289-297.
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  43. Rao BK, Berger LE, Reilly C, Alamgir M, Galadari H. Tear Trough Filler Techniques Utilizing Hyaluronic Acid: A Systematic Review. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022;149(5):1079-1087.
  44. Sharma A, Kroumpouzos G, Kassir M, Galadari H, Goren A, Grabbe S, Goldust M. Rosacea management: A comprehensive review. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2022;21(5):1895-1904.
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