Gulf Medical University , formerly known as Gulf Medical College, established in 1998, is a private university in the United Arab Emirates. It offers undergraduate and post graduate education in various fields of medicine.Gulf Medical University is the first medical school in the U.A.E to offer admission to both males and females of all nationalities.Mr. Thumbay Moideen is the Founder President, Board of Governors of Gulf Medical University. It is owned and promoted by Thumbay GroupGMU was listed in Asia’s 100 best and fastest growing private education institutes by WCRC Leaders-Asia magazine. Wikipedia.
Pankaj L.,Gulf Medical University
Australasian Medical Journal | Year: 2011
Education and healthcare are basic needs for human development. Technological innovation has broadened the access to higher quality healthcare and education without regard to time, distance or geopolitical boundaries. Distance learning has gained popularity as a means of learning in recent years due to widely distributed learners, busy schedules and rising travel costs. Teleconferencing is also a very useful tool as a distance learning method. Teleconferencing is a real-time and live interactive programme in which one set of participants are at one or more locations and the other set of participants are at another. The teleconference allows for interaction, including audio and/or video, and possibly other modalities, between at least two sites. Various methods are available for setting up a teleconferencing unit. A detailed review of the trend in the use of teleconferencing in medical education was conducted using Medline and a literature search. Teleconferencing was found to be a very useful tool in continuing medical education (CME), postgraduate medical education, undergraduate medical education, telementoring and many other situations. The use of teleconferencing in medical education has many advantages including savings in terms of travel costs and time. It gives access to the best educational resources and experience without any limitations of boundaries of distance and time. It encourages two-way interactions and facilitates learning in adults. Despite having some pitfalls in its implementation it is now being seen as an important tool in facilitating learning in medicine and many medical schools and institutions are adapting this novel tool.
John L.J.,Gulf Medical University
Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics | Year: 2013
Laboratory based practical classes, have been the corner stone of undergraduate pharmacology learning. Ethical issues with the use of animals and rapid development of information technology has led to newer trends in teaching and learning such as computer assisted learning. Computer assisted learning (CAL) software includes computer based packages, focusing on interactive instruction in a specific subject area, collection of animal experiments that encourage students to understand concepts in pharmacology. CAL offers a number of advantages to both students and teachers; most important being meeting the learning objectives. Few disadvantages and pitfalls to implementation in medical schools are also associated with CAL sessions. This article reviews the trend of CAL in pharmacology, advantages, disadvantages and pitfalls to the implementation of CAL.
Traish A.M.,Boston University |
Haider A.,Private Practice |
Doros G.,Boston University |
Saad F.,Global Medical Affairs Andrology |
Saad F.,Gulf Medical University
International Journal of Clinical Practice | Year: 2014
Aim: The goal of this study was to determine if long-term testosterone (T) therapy in men with hypogonadism, henceforth referred to as testosterone deficiency (TD), ameliorates or improves metabolic syndrome (MetS) components. Methods: We performed a cumulative registry study of 255 men, aged between 33 and 69 years (mean 58.02 ± 6.30) with subnormal plasma total T levels (mean: 9.93 ± 1.38; range: 5.89-12.13 nmol/l) as well as at least mild symptoms of TD assessed by the Aging Males' symptoms scale. All men received treatment with parenteral T undecanoate 1000 mg (Nebido®, Bayer Pharma, Berlin, Germany), administered at baseline and 6 weeks and thereafter every 12 weeks for up to 60 months. Lipids, glucose, liver enzymes and haemoglobin A 1c analyses were carried out in a commercial laboratory. Anthropometric measurements were also made throughout the study period. Results: Testosterone therapy restored physiological T levels and resulted in reductions in total cholesterol (TC) [7.29 ± 1.03 to 4.87 ± 0.29 mmol/l (281.58 ± 39.8 to 188.12 ± 11.31 mg/dl)], low-density lipoprotein cholesterol [4.24 ± 1.07 to 2.84 ± 0.92 mmol/l (163.79 ± 41.44 to 109.84 ± 35.41 mg/dl)], triglycerides [3.14 ± 0.58 to 2.16 ± 0.13 mmol/l (276.16 ± 51.32 to 189.78 ± 11.33 mg/dl)] and increased high-density lipoprotein levels [1.45 ± 0.46 to 1.52 ± 0.45 mmol/l (56.17 ± 17.79 to 58.85 ± 17.51 mg/dl)] (p < 0.0001 for all). There were marked reductions in systolic and diastolic blood pressure, blood glucose, haemoglobin A1c, C-reactive protein (6.29 ± 7.96 to 1.03 ± 1.87 U/l), alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase (p < 0.0001 for all). Conclusions: Long-term T therapy, at physiological levels, ameliorates MetS components. These findings strongly suggest that T therapy in hypogonadal men may prove useful in reducing the risk of cardiometabolic diseases. © 2013 The Authors. International Journal of Clinical Practice Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Saad F.,Bayer Pharma |
Saad F.,Gulf Medical University
Asian Journal of Andrology | Year: 2015
It is no exaggeration to say that our conceptualization of the (patho-) physiological functions of testosterone has undergone a revolutionary development over the last three decades. The traditional thinking was that the biological functions of testosterone were restricted mainly to the area of reproduction and male sexuality. However, scientific research has clearly demonstrated that testosterone is a multi-system hormone serving a wide range of hitherto unsuspected biological functions.
Das R.,Gulf Medical University
Italian Journal of Public Health | Year: 2011
Background: The medical ramification of fasting among patients with diabetes is largely unknown; the purpose of the review is to find out how diabetes mellitus is managed during the month of Ramadan. Methods: Literature published on diabetes management during the month of Ramadan in the Middle-East are aimed at getting a global picture of this condition at a time when diabetes is having an adverse effect on health care delivery. I hope the review will be a useful and comprehensive source on the subject (diabetes mellitus) for researchers, academics and clinicians who care for the increasing number of diabetic patients and help health care providers curb the tide of the diabetes epidemic. The search includes available articles published, by using the keywords "Diabetes Mellitus", "Ramadan" and "fasting" covering epidemiology, clinical, management and complication profile. Results: Studies have shown that fasting among diabetic patients carries the potential risk of dangerous hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia, diabetic ketoacidosis and thrombosis. The EPIDIAR study was the largest study where 50% of the whole sample changed their treatment and hypoglycemia was the only observed event. There are also few studies which evaluated specific management modalities. Conclusion: It follows from this review that Ramadan fasting is acceptable for well balanced diabetic patients, conscious of their disease and compliant with their diet and drug intake. Patients willing to fast must be advised to undertake control of their glycaemia several times a day to prevent hypoglycemia risks during daytime fasting or hyperglycemia during the night.
Saad F.,Bayer AG |
Saad F.,Gulf Medical University |
Saad F.,Hang Tuah University
Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews | Year: 2012
Obesity, hypertension, insulin resistance (IR), dyslipidaemia, impaired coagulation profile and chronic inflammation characterize cardiovascular risk factors in men. Adipose tissue is an active endocrine organ producing substances that suppress testosterone (T) production and visceral fat plays a key role in this process. Low T leads to further accumulation of fat mass, thus perpetuating a vicious circle. In this review, we discuss reduced levels of T and increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors by focusing on evidence derived from three different approaches. (i) epidemiological/ observational studies (without intervention); (ii) androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) studies (standard treatment in advanced prostate cancer); and (iii) T replacement therapy (TRT) in men with T deficiency (TD). In epidemiological studies, low T is associated with obesity, inflammation, atherosclerosis and the progression of atherosclerosis. Longitudinal epidemiological studies showed that low T is associated with an increased cardiovascular mortality. ADT brings about unfavourable changes in body composition, IR and dyslipidaemia. Increases in fibrinogen, plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 and C-reactive protein have also been observed. TRT in men with TD has consistently shown a decrease in fat mass and simultaneous increase in lean mass. T is a vasodilator and in long-term studies, it was shown to reduce blood pressure. There is increasing evidence that T treatment improves insulin sensitivity and lipid profiles. T may possess anti-inflammatory and anti-coagulatory properties and therefore TRT contributes to reduction of carotid intima media thickness. We suggest that T may have the potential to decrease CVD risk in men with androgen deficiency. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Shehnaz S.I.,Gulf Medical University |
Sreedharan J.,Gulf Medical University
Medical Teacher | Year: 2011
Background: Gulf Medical College, UAE, underwent a major curriculum change from a discipline-based to an organ-based integrated curriculum. Aim: To compare students' perception of the educational environment in the discipline-based curriculum with that in the integrated curriculum. Methods: Data was collected from second-year students (Group 1) in the discipline-based curriculum and in the subsequent year from second year students in the integrated curriculum (Group 2). The instrument used was Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM). Scores were compared using Wilcoxon Rank Sum test. Data from second, third and fourth year students in the discipline-based curriculum were used to determine the total DREEM score for the school. Results: The total DREEM score was significantly higher (p<0.001) for Group 2 (135/200) when compared to Group 1(116/200). Both groups unanimously perceived a positive educational environment. Although Group 2 showed significantly more satisfaction, they perceived an over-emphasis of factual learning and a problem of cheating. Total DREEM score for the school was 120/200. Conclusion: This study shows that the organ system-based integrated curriculum is perceived to provide better educational environment than the discipline-based curriculum. However, areas like curriculum load and assessment strategies still require further fine tuning. © 2011 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted.
Saad F.,Bayer Pharma |
Saad F.,Gulf Medical University |
Doros G.,Boston University |
Traish A.,Boston University
Obesity | Year: 2013
Objective This study analyzed the effects of normalization of serum testosterone (T) levels on anthropometric parameters in hypogonadal men. Design and Methods Open-label, single-center, cumulative, prospective registry study of 255 men (aged 33-69 years, mean 58.02 ± 6.30 years), with T levels below 12.13 nmol/L (mean: 9.93±1.38). 215 men for at least 2 years, 182 for 3 years, 148 for 4, and 116 for at least 5 years were studied. They received parenteral T undecanoate 1,000 mg/12 weeks after an initial interval of 6 weeks. Results Body weight (BW) decreased from 106.22 ± 16.93 kg to 90.07 ± 9.51 kg. Waist circumference (WC) reduced from 107.24 ± 9.14 cm to 98.46 ± 7.39 cm. BMI (m/kg2) declined from 33.9 ± 5.51 m/kg2 to 29.13 ± 3.09 m/kg2. All parameters examined were statistically significant with P < 0.0001 versus baseline and versus the previous year over 5 years indicating a continuous weight loss over the full observation period. The mean per cent weight loss after 1 year was 4.16 ± 0.31%, after 2 years 7.54 ± 0.32%, after 3 years 9.23 ± 0.33%, after 4 years 11.42 ± 0.35% and after 5 years 13.57 ± 0.37%. Conclusions In an uncontrolled, observational cohort, normalizing serum T to normal physiological levels produced consistent loss of BW, WC, and BMI. These improvements were progressive over the full 5 years of the study. Copyright © 2013 The Obesity Society.
Sreedharan J.,Gulf Medical University
Journal of injury & violence research | Year: 2010
Motorcycles account for a large proportion of road traffic accidents in India and the riders of these vehicles run a high risk of injuries or death. This study aims to explore the determinants of helmet use among motorcyclists in Kerala, India. A cross-sectional study conducted in Kerala, India, over a period of six months. 309 motorcyclists in Kerala were interviewed for this study using a pretested structured questionnaire. Among 309 motorcyclists, 80% were less than 40 years of age, and only 24% were females. Among the total, only 31.4% used a helmet. There was a statistically significant association between the use of helmet and gender, marital status, drunken driving, use of alcohol and attitude towards implementing legislative measures. Odds Ratios observed were 5.3 for female gender compared to male, 4.5 for those with a positive attitude towards the implementation of legislative measures on helmet use, 3.7 for those who were not drunk while driving and 2.3 for unmarried compared to married persons. The study concludes that the determinants associated with the practice of helmet use were gender, drunken driving, marital status and positive attitude towards legal measures.
News Article | December 28, 2016
A brand new family practice opened on Lake Mary Blvd in Lake Mary, offering urgent care services to patients of all ages and needs. -- It's late in the day, and you have a broken ankle, a severe cough and throat infection, or maybe a bad case of poison ivy. Or, maybe you need a quick physical for work, or your kid needs a checkup before their field trip in the Lake Mary area. Go to an urgent care Lake Mary provider.What do you do? Where do you go?Primary care doctors usually require at least two weeks' notice for an appointment. And the last thing you want to do is make an expensive, after-hours trip to the emergency room. The good news is that there is now a great alternative for you in Lake Mary. Multicare Physicians opened their doors on Lake Mary Blvd. late this year and is becoming an increasingly popular urgent care clinic and family practice for patients tired of the long waits at other offices.The new practice is for families, by families - truly offering a warm and inviting experience.Men, women, and children alike come to Multicare Physicians to receive first-class service and benefit from their state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and care. Multicare Physicians prides itself on using the most up-to-date technology, as well as having a highly-praised customer support team that delivers prompt service and a "family feel.""The idea being that you can walk in here without an appointment, and you will be met in under 10 minutes of wait time is unheard of- especially in this fast-growing area," said Seth Throne, financial analyst at HNTB.Founded in 2016 by Juveria Tawwab, MD, Abdul Quyym Ahmed, MD and Faisal Tawwab, MD. Multicare Physicians is one of the only providers in Lake Mary to offer healthcare services for all ages and needs.The main treating physicians got their start in Kentucky, where they gained invaluable experience in geriatrics, family medicine, post-acute care, sports medicine, women's health care and much more.At Multicare Physicians, you are guaranteed to be treated by one of the following expert physicians:Juveria Tawwab, MDDr Juveria Tawwab is a native of Florida, graduating from Trinity Prep School of Winter Park, FL and finished her undergrad from Florida State University. Dr. Juveria Tawwab attended and graduated with honors from St. George's University School of medicine in Grenada, West Indies in 2008, medical school in 2008 and holds over eight years of diverse experience in family practice, and women's health. She finished her residency in Family Medicine at Baptist Health Madisonville formerly known as Trover Health Systems in 2011. She is also Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.Abdul Quyyum Ahmed, MDDr. Ahmed graduated in 2005 from Dr. B R Ambedkar Medical College in Bangalore, India and completed his residency at Baptist Health Madisonville formerly known as Trover Health Systems in 2012. Since then, Dr. Ahmed has amassed over 11 years of experience in family practice. Dr. Ahmed has special interest in inpatient/out-patient and post-acute care. He is also Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.Faisal Tawwab, MDDr. Faisal Tawwab is a native of Central Florida, graduating from Trinity Prep School of Winter Park. Dr Tawwab is a Family Practice Specialist in Orlando, Florida. He graduated with honors in 2009 from Gulf Medical University, UAE and completed his Family Medicine residency at Baptist Health in Madisonville, Kentucky in 2014. Dr. Tawwab is well-versed in all areas of family practice and is well experienced in Urgent Care and Sports Medicine. He is also Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine."We decided to come together to open a family practice in Lake Mary after seeing my mom experience great success in the area and build life-long relationships with her patients," says Dr. Faisal Tawwab."We are especially proud of the fact that we offer urgent care to people in the area who do not want to drive all the way to a hospital or sit in a waiting room to get immediate care," agrees his sister Dr. Juveria Tawwab.