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Biography

Prof. Omar I. Saadah

King Abdulaziz University, Saudi


E mail: saadaho@hotmail.com


Qualifications


1999-2001 Fellowship Training in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Clinical Nutrition at the Royal Children Hospital, University of Melbourne, Australia

1991-1996 Pediatric Residency, King Abdulaziz University Hospital

1990-1991 Rotating internship, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh

1984-1990 College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Publications (Selected)

  1. El Mouzan MI, Saadah OI, Al-Saleem K, Al Edreesi M, Hasosah M, Alanazi A, Al Mofarreh M, Asery A, Al Qourain A, Nouli K, Al Hussaini A, Telmesani A, AlReheili K, Alghamdi S, Alrobiaa N, Alzaben A, Mehmadi A, Al Hebbi H, Al Sarkhy A, Al Mehaidib A, Al Saleem B, Assiri A, Wali S. Incidence of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease in Saudi Arabia: a multicenter national study. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2014 Jun;20(6):1085-90.
  2. Saadah OI, Alghamdi SA, Sindi HH, Alhunaitti H, Bin-Taleb YY, Alhussaini BH. Congenital glucose-galactose malabsorption: A descriptive study of clinical characteristics and outcome from Western Saudi Arabia. Arab J Gastroenterol. 2014 Mar;15(1):21-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajg.2014.01.004.
  3. Saadah OI, Bokhary RY, Jalalah SM, Bin-Taleb YY. Microvillus inclusion disease: A clinicopathological study from western region of Saudi Arabia. Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure. 2013 December:1:, 84–88.
  4. Saadah OI, Bokhary RY . Anti-mitochondrial antibody positive autoimmune hepatitis triggered by EBV infection in a young girl. Arab J Gastroenterol. 2013:14(3):130-2.
  5. Khan LM, Al-Harthi SE, Saadah OI. Adverse drug reactions in hospitalized pediatric patients of Saudi Arabian University Hospital and impact of pharmacovigilance in reporting ADR. Saudi Pharm J. 2013 Jul;21(3):261-6.
  6. Alsaggaf AH, Jan MM, Saadah OI, Alsaggaf HM. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Parents' perspectives. Saudi Med J. 2013 Jul;34(7):695-700.
  7. Saadah OI, Al-Mughales J. Serological markers of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in children from the Western region of Saudi Arabia. Arab J Gastroenterol. 2013 Jun;14(2):78-82.
  8. Saadah OI, Bokhari BE, Alshaeri TM, Jastaniah W. Haematological manifestations of arthrogryposis-renal dysfunction-cholestasis (ARC) syndrome: A case report. Arab J Gastroenterol. 2013 Mar;14(1):26-8.
  9. Saadah OI, Al-Mughales J. “Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Cytoplasmic Staining of Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies,” Clinical and Developmental Immunology, vol. 2013, Article ID 196012, 5 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/196012
  10. Hamed O, Almazrooa A, Shaheen M, Saadah O, and Ghanim A. Integration of Standards of Accreditation Bodies as a Mean to Continous Quality Improvement of Healthcare Education. Life Science J 2013;10(2):711-721.
  11. Saadah OI, Aburiziza AJ, Abu Shakra RI. Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children from Western Saudi Arabia: Relative Frequency, Clinical, Pathological, Endoscopic, and Immunological Study. Gastroenterol Res Pract. Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 328253, 7 pages.
  12. Saadah OI. Childhood onset of Crohn disease: experience from a university teaching hospital in Saudi Arabia. Annals of Saudi Medicine 2012; 32 (6): 596-602.
  13. Saadah OI, Sindi HH, Bin-Talib Y, Al-Harthi S, Al-Mughales J. Entecavir treatment of children 2-16years of age with chronic hepatitis B infection. Arab J Gastroenterol. 2012 Jun;13(2):41-4.
  14. Khan LM, Al-Harthi SE, Saadah OI, Al-Amoudi AB, Sulaiman MI, Ibrahim IM. Impact of pharmacovigilance on adverse drug reactions reporting in hospitalized internal medicine patients at Saudi Arabian teaching hospital. Saudi Med J. 2012 Aug;33(8):863-8.
  15. Saadah OI, Al-Agha AE, Al Nahdi HM, Bokhary RY, Bin Talib YY, Al-Mughales JA, Al Bokhari SM. Prevalence of celiac disease in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus screened by anti-tissue transglutaminase antibody from Western Saudi Arabia. Saudi Med J. 2012 May;33(5):541-6.
  16. Saadah OI, Farouq MF, Al Daajani N, Kamal JS, Ghanem AT. Gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis in a child; an unusual fungal infection mimicking fistulising Crohn's disease. Journal of Crohn's and Colitis 2012;6:368-72.
  17. Saadah OI, AlAama JY, Alaifan MA, Bin Talib Y, Al Mughales JA. Prevalence of celiac disease in children with Down syndrome screened by antitissue transglutaminase antibodies. Saudi Medical Journal 2012;33(2):208-10.
  18. Saadah OI. Erosive gastritis mimicking watermelon stomach in a child. Arab Journal of Gastroenterology 2011 Dec;12(4):201-2.
  19. Alghamdi SA, Saadah OI, Almatury N, Al Maghrabi J. Hepatic-associated immunoglobulin-A nephropathy in a child with liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension. Saudi J Gastroenterol. 2012 May-Jun;18(3):214-6.
  20. Saadah OI. Ulcerative colitis in children and adolescents from the Western region of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Medical Journal 2011;32(9):943-947.
  21. Saadah O. I. Celiac disease in children; experience from the Western Province of Saudi Arabia. Annals of Saudi Medicine 2011 Jan-Feb;31(1):51-7.
  22. Saadah OI, Al-Hubayshi MS, Ghanem AT. Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome presenting as polypoid mass lesions in a young girl. World J Gastrointest Oncol. 2010 Aug 15;2(8):332-4.
  23. Ouda S, Saadah O, El Meligy O, Alaki S. Genetic and dental study of patients with celiac disease. J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2010 Winter;35(2):217-23.
  24. Saadah O. I. Anti-TNF {alpha} antibody infliximab treatment for an infant with fistulising Crohn's disease. BMJ Case Reports 2010 doi: 10.1136/bcr.04.2009.1739.
  25. Saadah OI. Helicobacter pylori infection in Saudi children; clinical, endoscopic and pathological findings. Arab Journal of Gastroenterology 2010; 11: 39-43
  26. Saadah OI. Gastro-oesophageal reflux in children with cerebral palsy after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: any predictors? Arab Journal of Gastroenterology 2009; 10: 78-81.
  27. Jaber SM, Saadah OI, Farsi AJ, Marzougi HZ. Seroprevalence of Hepatitis C Infection in Healthy children from the Western Region of Saudi Arabia.  Med. J. Cairo Univ. 2006; 74: 61-63.
  28. Saadah OI, Zacharin M, O’Callaghan A , Oliver MR, , Catto-Smith AG. Effect of gluten-free diet and adherence on growth and diabetic control in diabetics with celiac disease. Arch Dis Child 2004; 89:871-876.
  29. Saadah OI, Oliver MR, Bines JE, Stokes KB, Cameron DJC. Anorectal stricures and genital Crohn disease: an unusual clinical association. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2003; 36:403-406.
  30. Saadah OI. Therapy of inflammatory bowel disease in children. The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology 2003; 9 (1): 52-55.
  31. Saadah OI. Celiac Disease Screening. The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology 2003; 9(2): 106-107.
  32. Saadah OI, Jaber S. Pattern of 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring in a group of children evaluated for gastroesophageal reflux. Journal of Arab Child. 2002; 13:733-741.
  33. Saadah O I, Smith A, Hardikar W. Long-term outcome of autoimmune hepatitis in children. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2001; 16: 1297-1302.