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1.  Saudi Oncology Society clinical management guidelines for urinary bladder cancer 
Urology Annals  2011;3(Suppl):S6-S9.
In this report guidelines for the evaluation, medical and surgical management of transitional cell carcinoma of urinary bladder is presented. It is categorized according to the stage of the disease using the tumor node metastasis staging system, 7th edition. The recommendations are presented with supporting level of evidence.
doi:10.4103/0974-7796.78549
PMCID: PMC3099485  PMID: 21673850
Urinary bladder cancer; Saudi; guidelines
2.  SELECTION OF MEDICAL STUDENTS AND ITS IMPLICATION FOR STUDENTS AT KING FAISAL UNIVERSITY 
The appropriate selection of medical students is a challenging task. It requires that important assessment criteria principally based upon cognitive skills that include the matriculation and admission test scores of the applicants be fulfilled. Non-cognitive skills are also important, but used to a lower degree include intellectual flexibility, inquisitiveness, critical reasoning, logical thinking, tolerance, ability to cope with uncertainty and problem solving. Other criteria that are also considered important for selection include personal qualities and attitudes of the applicants that reflect directly on doctor-patient relationship. In contrast, such demographic factors as age, gender, race, religion, socio-economic status and schooling should not influence the selection process. The admission criteria adopted at King Faisal University Medical College focus basically on cognitive criteria. Other criteria whether non-cognitive or personal quality assessment are also taken into account through interviews and completed questionaires.
PMCID: PMC3410121  PMID: 23012085
Admission selection; medical education; medical students
3.  THE VALUE OF SCREENING TESTS FOR DETECTION OF PROSTATE CANCER IN 1000 SAUDI MEN 
Objectives:
Predicting the value of screening tests in the detection of prostate cancer in Saudi men.
Methods:
The study was conducted in King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar. Total, free and percent free serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) were measured in Saudi men above the age of 45 years. Transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) and needle biopsy were performed on those with suspicious digital rectal examination (DRE) and or PSA >4ng/ml. A group of 849 Saudi men were with normal PSA levels and normal DRE were considered cancer free.. The remaining 151 patients with PSA >4ng/ml were suspicious for prostate cancer. Only 55 patients agreed to have TRUS and needle biopsy
Results:
PSA testing and DRE had the highest positive predictive value but this value dropped when TRUS was added.
Conclusion:
PSA and DRE are the main tests for the detection of prostate cancer, while TRUS is valuable when sample are taken of a wide area of prostate tissue in men at high risk of cancer.
PMCID: PMC3410086  PMID: 23012058
Prostatic specific antigen; Digital rectal examination; Transrectal ultrasonography; Screening tests; Prostate Cance; Saudis

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