International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries (IJMDC) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published for health care professionals.

The journal is affiliated with Almaarefa University and accredited by the Ministry of Culture and Media, Saudi Arabia المملكة العربية السعودية - وزارة الثقافة والإعلام . The journal has an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) registered via King Fahad National Library, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (See the certificate here). 

Our mission is to provide relevant, useful, and up to date medical information to help healthcare providers solve clinical problems and improve patient care. With contributions from physicians, dentists, medical students and researchers from around the world, IJMDC provides a platform for the recent developments across many medicine and dentistry specialties, particularly form the developing world.

Each issue contains original research, academic review articles, health outcomes articles, case reports and basic research to assist health care professionals in making decisions by including the latest techniques and treatment options for treating their patients.

No more than 6 authors are acceptable until there is a special justification. Please see our Guide for Authors for more details. 

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IJMDC. Year: 2020, Volume: 4

    Original Research (Original Article)

  1. A cross-sectional study to assess knowledge and practices about antibiotic use and abuse in students of Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia
    Mohammed Saad A. Alhakbani, Hamad Alotaibi, Abdullah Mtrik Ghattar Alqahtani, Mohammed Salem J. Wadani, Omar Saud Obeid Alharthi, Deepak Pathania
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1515-1519
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1584458052

  2. Prevalence and risk factors of febrile convulsions among infants and children in Saudi Arabia
    Muneerah Alhumaidy, Yasmeen Al-Mulhim, Walaa Alabdullah, Fatimah Mohammed Ahmed Alshakhs, Mareyah Abdulrahman Alshaikh Husain, Zahraa Ahmad Alsubaie, Zahra Zuhair Falah Al Khalifah
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1520-1526
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592374528

  3. Effect of coffee consumption on serum lipid profile among adult population in Madinah, Saudi Arabia
    Anas Kalel, Abeer Habeeb Almutairi, Aeshah Musallam Alyahyiwi, Anoud Ammar Jalaluddin, Marwah Awad Aljohani, Rahaf Marzouq Aloufi, Rawan Moraished Almatrafi
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1527-1532
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592983718

  4. The relation between obstructive jaundice and body mass index in Aseer Central Hospital, Saudi Arabia
    Ali Saeed Al-Shaleel, Teaf Ali Thabet, Mohammad Hassan Alshehri
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1533-1536
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592996761

  5. The cost and diagnostic value of back X-ray in back pain
    Ibrahim Faris AL-Ruqi
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1537-1542
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1595148458

  6. Prevalence of ICU and surgical ward patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome in Alhada Armed Forces Hospital, Taif, Saudi Arabia
    Israa H Alnemari, Lujain H. Alturkistani, Nuha Filfilan, Nada S. Alrubaie, Bushra A. Alqahtani, Dhay I. Altowairqi, Suha A. Alnefaie
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1543-1547
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1596047460

  7. Prevalence of bullying and victimization among primary school students of higher grades in Riyadh: a cross-sectional study
    Bander Haddad, Mohammed Al-Madi, Moath Alsudais, Faisal Almedimegh, Saqer Alharthi, Faisal Aloraini
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1548-1553
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1596284391

  8. Knowledge, attitude, and practices associated with COVID-19 among university students: a cross-sectional survey in Qassim Region, Saudi Arabia
    Abdulrhman Aldukhayel, Raghad Juaidan Almutairi Alhomidani, Nouf Salem Almazyad, Hajar Abdullah AlHindi, Hajar Abdullah Alsudairi
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1554-1560
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597038674

  9. Psychological Responses and Associated Factors of COVID-19 Among General Public in Saudi Arabia
    Ali Alsaad, Mohammed AlHewishel, Hussain Alghadeer, Hassan Ahmed A Alsahaf, Muntather ALHejji, Kawthar Boumarah, Noor Alosaif
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1561-1571
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597303012

  10. Cerebral venous thrombosis: an overview on patients' characteristics and seasonal variation in Medina, Saudi Arabia
    Sami Algaidi, Ameen Tajuddin, Ghadeer Almuhanna, Raneem Lamfoon, Shahad Alobaidy, Aziza Alameen, Mohammed Qrimli
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1572-1578
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597333010

  11. Prevalence of deviated nasal septum among people coming to King Fahd Military Hospital
    Ali Mahdi Al-Qannass, Adel Dhafer Alhindi, Abdulaziz Yahya Alshubruqi, Abdusalam Saad Alrubaie, Lamya Ali Abumsmar
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1579-1582
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597847143

  12. The prevalence of the most common aeroallergy among atopic patients in King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah
    Nouf Aldawsari, Saleh Almatrafi, Sulafah Sendi, Mahmoud Khan, Loie Goronfolah, Ghassan Sukkar
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1583-1587
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598034783

  13. The epidemiology of musculoskeletal tumors in Aseer Central Hospital, south of Saudi Arabia
    Zaki Suliman AlHifzi, Mohammed Saad Alamri, Hajar Alhussain Almozher, Zainab Sultan Alamri, Aisha Meteb Altwargi, Mawaddah Saad Alqahtani, Mohaned Saeed Argan, Waleed Ali A. Alqahtani, Asma Saeed Alshahrani
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1588-1594
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598113813

  14. Knowledge of Down Syndrome among Down Syndrome Children’s Mothers In Riyadh Care Centers
    Majed Naif Alosaimi, Anan Hassan Hakeem, Osamah Khalid Alfentokh, Ahmed Hassan Alsomali
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1595-1600
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598359450

  15. Awareness of athletes in Saudi Arabia toward anterior cruciate ligament tear
    Sultan Abdulrahman S. Alamrani, Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Abdulaziz Hassan Almahdi, Tareq Kamal Aljabri, Hatim Ibrahim Mohammed Mutanbak, Amjad Mohammed Albanna, Khalid Mohammad Alhazmi, Ziyad Thamer S. Alanazi, Abdulaziz Hani O. Alanazi
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1601-1608
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598457707

  16. Nonadherence to antiepileptic medications: a cross sectional study in Saudi Arabia
    Mohammed Alqwaifly
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1609-1613
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598701887

  17. Knowledge and awareness about osteoporosis and its related factors among females in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia
    Mohammad K. Alsaleem, Hassan A. Alalwan, Abdullah M. AlKhars, Abdullah H. Al Huwaiyshil, Ahmed Z. AlKhars, Ola H. AlGhadeer
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1614-1622
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598797771

  18. The frequency and associated factors of anxiety and depression among cancer patients in Medina, Saudi Arabia
    Nasser Mulla, Mernan Hussain Alsharif, Ghadir Hamzah Badr, Zenab Ali A Alobidi, Anhar Abdullah Alahmadi Alharbi
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1623-1629
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598879964

  19. The burden of headache disorder at the neurology department in a tertiary hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Mariam Ali Al-Garni, Roaa Mansour Alqabbaa, Noha Hassan Qummosani, Dhuha Mazen Khesfaty, Abaad Fahad Almutairi, Hind Abdullah Al-Najashi
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1630-1635
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598957483

  20. Attitudes, awareness, and compliance of progesterone-only contraceptive pills among women in the Central Region, Saudi Arabia
    Nadiah Muqbil Alhabardi, Fai Shaman Almutiri, Alaa Saleh Alkhaliwi, Ashwaq Majed Almutairi, Renad Alazzam
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1636-1644
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598989858

  21. Mothers' awareness and acceptability of antenatal perineal massage: a cross-sectional study
    Alaa Metwally, Randa Attas
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1645-1651
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1599046205

  22. A single-center comparative study of laparoscopic versus open inguinal hernia repair for better outcomes in Qassim Region, Saudi Arabia
    Bandar Alsakran, Adel M. Widyan, Abdulaziz Suliman Allihimy, Abdullatif Aljabali, Maha Al Enizi, Raghad Juaidan Almutairi
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1652-1655
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1599143332

  23. Effect of hepatitis C virus status on hemoglobin and hematocrit level in end-stage renal disease patient reserving hemodialysis at King Salman Armed Forces Hospital in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
    Ibrahim Mahmoud Ajwah, Mohammed Abdullah Albalawi, Abdullah Mahmoud Ajwah, Omar Saer alotaibi, Yazeed Mahmoud H Ajwah, Wejdan saleem Aljohani, Wasan Suwailem Albalawi, Khalid Khalaf Alanazi, Mona Khalid Alqubali, Mohand Basher Albalawi, Waad Ali Alkaabneh, Marwan Saleh Albalawi, Amal Abdullah Albalawi, Ahmed Saad Albalawi, Ibrahim Hussain Alzahib
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1656-1661
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1599175117

  24. Awareness of hernia risk factors among adults in Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia
    Bandar Assakran, Meshari Alharbi, Ghadah Alnikaiden, Marwa Almozeri, Abdullah Alsuhaibani, Abdullah Alnughaymishi, Asim Alshowaiman, Mohammed Elmuttalut
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1662-1667
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1599413198

  25. Assessments of quarantined suspected COVID-19 patients with initial negative laboratory testing results: a retrospective study
    Yasser A. Rhbeini, Abdulrahman O. Alhowaish, Taghreed Ahmed Al Harbi, Khuloud Alhazmi, Saad Dakilallah Al Harbi, Naif Hesham Moursi
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1668-1672
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1599641575

  26. General public awareness toward rhinosinusitis, in Saudi Arabia
    Saeed Mahmoud Mohammad, Nuwayyir Essa Essa Aqeel, Safiah Mutaen Ali Hakami, Hadeel Fuad Qadri, Abdullah Almuebid, Ghadah Farraj Alzahrani, Mohammed Abdullah Alshehri, Ali Abdullah A Alshehri, Rafaa Ahmed Othman Qasem
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1673-1678
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600110076

  27. Review Article

  28. Assessment of the knowledge toward sleep medicine among medical students at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Danah Mohamed A. Alghamdi, Faisal Khaled Albugami, Wejdan Abdullah BinHumaidan, Omar Ahmed Alharthi, Khaled A. Yaghmour
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1679-1685
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597235817

  29. Emergency root canal treatment and infection control measures in endodontics during COVID-19 pandemic
    Sarah Tawfig Hamza Gaafar, Sameer A. Althomairy, Mohamad Nabil Azmouz, Khames Torki Alzahrani, Abdullah Almufarriji
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1686-1692
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597319328

  30. Outcomes of the intervention of myocardium infarction: a systemic review
    Abdulmohsen Rashed AlYousef
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1693-1702
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1597594975

  31. Antimicrobial resistance in Saudi Arabia: a review for immediate action and solution
    Hind Ali Ahmadini Ahmadini
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1703-1708
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598176333

  32. Non-operative management of acute appendicitis: a review
    Bashaier Musslum M. Albalawi, Kholood Khalid A. Alolayan, Maryam Rafiah Ansari, Omar Ali M. Alamoudi, Ahdab Abd Ulsattar M. Alsabhi, Abdulrahman Ayeid Abdullah Alshahrani, Ishtiyaq Abdullah A. Abu Zayid, Hamdah Hnef S. Alanazi, Shaden Akram A. Alanazi, Nawaf Farag N. Alomrani, Hussam Ali I. Alzahrani, Fatimah Dirayn M Almarhabi, Abrar Marwan A. Alamrani, Layan Hussain J. Alharbi, Abdulrhman Fadi E. Aljuhani, Ibrahim Mahmoud H. Ajwah
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1709-1711
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600300039

  33. Case Report

  34. A case report of hypersensitivity pneumonitis versus COVID-19 reactivation
    Maan Alharbi, Amal Shilash, Zubair Ahmed, Donya Alhassan, Khaled Omar Abdallah, Salma Albahrani
    IJMDC. 2020; 4(10): 1712-1714
    » Abstract » PDF» doi: 10.24911/IJMDC.51-1598368819