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تحميل الدليل التدريبي

أسئلة شائعة


 

Name  Taha Sadig Ahmed
Date of Birth  19.09.1950
Nationality  Sudanese
Religion  Islam
Marital Status  Married - Three Children
Current Address  Physiology Department
College of Medicine
PO Box 2925
Riyadh 11461
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Telephone +9661 4671606
Mobile: +966 502226850
Email: taha_sadig@hotmail.com

Qualifications:    

MBBS

University of Khartoum, Sudan  October, 1974 

PhD
(Physiology)

University of Bristol,
United Kingdom 
December, 1982
 

Present Position:    
  1. Associate Professor, Physiology Department
  2. Consultant, Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh
  3. Registered Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist, Saudi Board for Health Specialities (Registration No. 2001-R-C-108-360)

Areas of Interest:

  1. Neurophysiological basis of the normal EEG (electrical properties of cortical neurons, channels and neurotransmitters).
  2. Human EEG characteristics and brain developmental/ maturational milestones from the newborn (premature and full-term), across childhood, adolescence, adulthood, middle age and old age.
  3. Normal EEG variants and EEG diagnostic criteria for different epileptic syndromes.
  4. Nerve conduction studies in peripheral nerve diseases.
  5. Nerve  conduction studies in diabetic patients.
  6. Autonomic Function Tests in diabetic patients.

Membership to Societies:

  1. Sudan Medical Association
  2. The American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)
  3. The International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN)
  4. International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) 
  5. Saudi Stroke Association
  6. The Pan-Arab Association of Epilepsy
  7. Saudi Chapter of Epilepsy  
  8. Riyadh Neurosciences  Club, Saudi Arabia
  9. The Medical Advisory Committee for the Saudi Board of Neurophysiology 
  10. Saudi Association of Sport Medicine 
  11. Pediatric Neurology Club, Riyadh

Workshops Attended:

  1. First International Neurophysiology Workshop, College of Medicine,   Riyadh, 13-15 February, 1990.
  2. Workshop in Medical Education, Riyadh, 8-11 October, 1994.
  3. Workshop in Applied Clinical Neurophysiology, College of Medicine, Riyadh,  25-27 November, 1995.
  4. Workshop on Scholarly Productivity and Scientific Writing, King Faisal Specialists Hospital, Riyadh, 10-12 May, 1997.
  5. Epilepsy Workshop, Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, 5-7 October, 1999.
  6. Epilepsy Workshop, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, 4-6 April, 2001.
  7. Somatosensory Evoked Potentials and Intraoperative Monitoring, Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital, 7-8 April, 2001.
  8. The 2nd Evidence Based Clinical Practice Workshop, King Khalid University Hospital and College of Medicine, Riyadh, 28-31 October, 2001.
  9. GCC Certificate Course in Health Professions Education , College of Medicine, King Saud University ,Riyadh, 2-4 February, 2002
  10. Workshop on Assessment in Medical Education, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh , 27 October, 2002
  11. EEG Workshop and CME update : Localization , Benign  Variants  and   Abnormal Ictal and Interictal EEG Patterns , Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital, 12 April , 2003 .
  12. How to Use the Internet in Medicine , Faculty Development Program , Medical Education Centre , College of Medicine , King Saud University , Riyadh , 29 December , 2003 .
  13. A Workshop on Statistics for Medical Researchers , Oraganized by the Department of Surgery Research Committee , College of Medicine ,King Saud University , Riyadh , 8 January , 2004 .
  14. Needle EMG , NCV and Evoked Potentials Workshop . Instructor : Professor Jun Kimura .The Second Annual Jeddah NeuroscienceUpdate, Merdien Hotel , Jeddah , KSA , 13th January , 2004 .
  15. EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies ( NCS) Workshop. Held at Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital , 18th April 2004 .
  16. Clinical Skills Training Workshop, College of Medicine , Riyadh , 28 February2005.
  17. Internal Medicine Update 2005 . College of Medicine , King Saud University , Riyadh , 8 – 9 March 2005 .
  18.  دورة الفقه الطبي الأساسية . جامعة الأمام محمد بن سعود الأسلامية . الرياض 29 محرم 1426 ه ( 10 مارس 2005 ) . معتمدة من الهيئة السعودية للتخصصات الصحية.
  19. Internal Medicine Update , College of Medicine , Riyadh , 7 – 9 Mrach 2006 .
  20. 3rd King Saud University Workshop on Medical education . 28 – 30 March 2006 . College of Medicine , King Saud University , Riyadh .
  21. Effective Teaching Skills and Electronic Teaching , Postgraduate and CME Department , College of Medicine , Riyadh, 16 April 2006 .  
  22. 6th Evidence Based Clinical Practice Workshop , College of Medicine , Riyadh , 14 -17 May 2006 .
  23. Needle EMG Workshop , during the 4th Annual Jeddah Neuroscience Update . Jeddah Hilton , 24th January 2007 .
  24.  ندوة مصادر المعلومات الألكترونية  12- نوفمبر 2007 ( 29 ذي القعدة 1428) . قاعة المؤتمرات بجامعة الملك سعود  
  25. EEG Workshop, Le-Meridien Hotel, Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Saudi Arabia, 11th February 2009.

Meetings and Symposia:

  1. The American Physiological Society Annual Fall Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1981.  Paper read by Borison HL, Borison R and Ahmed TS: Carotid sinus barorespiratory inhibition in pentobarbitalized cats.
  2. Proceedings of the British Physiological Society, London, February 1982.  Paper read: The effects of dopamine on carotid body chemosensory discharge
  3. The International Symposium for Work in Hot Environments.  Khartoum , 25-27 November, 1986 (member of the organizing committee on behalf of the College of Medicine) 
  4. The Twenty-third Pan-Arab Medical Conference.  Held in Khartoum, 10-12 October ,1987.  Paper read: Observations regarding patients’ attitudes towards diseases and medical management.  Experience from Al-Zahoor’s  Clinic.
  5. Symposium on Epidemiologic Transition/Transaction and Health in Developing Countries, College of Medicine ,  Riyadh, November, 1994   
  6. Symposium on Psychosomatic Medicine and Child Psychiatry, College of Medicine,  Riyadh, April 1996
  7. Symposium on Recent Advances in Neurology, College of medicine,  Riyadh,  19-20, April 1998
  8. The Fourth Western Neuroscience Symposium, Hera General Hospital, Makkah Al Mukarramah, 17-18 February, 1998 .  Paper read: Reappraisal of autonomic function tests in young Saudi subjects
  9. Symposium on Recent advances in Neurology . College of medicine, Riyadh , 19 -20 April 1998 .
  10. The Annual Meeting of Saudi Chapter of Epilepsy (under the auspices of the International League Against Epilepsy), Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital,  Riyadh, 5-6 October, 1999
  11. Riyadh Neurosciences Club meeting, Al Minhal Holiday Inn, Riyadh,  12th October, 1999.  Paper read: The Different Guises of Frontal Lobe Disease
  12. The International Symposium on Diabetes Mellitus as a Clinical Challenge.  King Fahd Military Medical Complex, Dhahran, 13-14 October, 1999.  Paper read: The Utility of Peroneal F-wave Latency and Sural Nerve Conduction Velocity in the Early Detection of Sub-clinial Diabetic Neuropathy
  13. The 13th Otolaryngology Seminar on Otitis Media,  King Abdulaziz Hospital, Riyadh, 2nd December, 1999.  Paper read: Facial Palsy as a complication of Otitis Media
  14. The 13th Otolaryngology Seminar on Otitis Media.  King Abdulaziz Hospital, Riyadh, 3rd December, 1999.  Dr. Ashraf Husain, A. Alshaya, M. Ballal, Taha S. Ahmed and M.H.E. Elmubarak.  Paper read: Otological Assessment by Measuring Middle Ear Impedance and ABER in Otitis Media
  15. Symposium on Endocrinology and Diabetes. Prospects for the New Millennium.  King Khalid University Hospital, May 2-4, 2000.  Paper read: Nerve conduction studies in diabetic polyneuropathy
  16. The Annual Meeting of the Saudi Chapter of Epilepsy, Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, 19  September, 2000
  17. Riyadh Neurosciences Club Meeting, Al Minhal Holiday Inn, Riyadh, 10th October 2000.  Paper read: Oscillations in Brain’s Activity During Sleep.
  18. The 4th International Conference of the Saudi Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, King Abdulaziz Hospital, Riyadh, 17-!9 October, 2000.  Paper read: The Blink Reflex as a Diagnostic Tool in Otolaryngology
  19. The 10th Saudi Neuroscience Symposium, King Faisal Specialist  Hospital and Research Centre , Riyadh,   30th October-1st Nivember 2000 .
  20. The 4th National Rehabilitation Symposium and First Regional Meeting of the International Society of Physical Rehabilitation and Medicine.  Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, 4-6 February, 2001.  Paper read:A Study of the Possible Influence of Epilepsy on Speech Development in Saudi children
  21. Symposium on Communication and Speech Disorders.  King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, 8th February, 2001.  Paper read:   Reappraisal of the Current Systems of Classification of Aphasias
  22. The ORL Symposium on Communication and Speech Disorders.  King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, 8th February, 2001.  Paper read:  Ahmed TS, Al Nasser M, Salih MA.  The Association Between Abnormal EEG Patterns and Some Speech Disorders in Saudi Children
  23. Alzheimer’s Disease, Current Practice and Future Perspective Symposium, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh,   22-23 September, 2001
  24. First Saudi Bio-Medical Ethics Conference, Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh,  30 September-1October, 2001.
  25. Recent Advances in Neuropediatrics,  King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh,  5-8 November 2001.
  26. Riyadh Neurosciences Club Meeting, Al Minhal Holiday Inn, Riyadh, 10 September, 2002. Paper read : Neuronal  Synchronization  in  Health  and Disease.
  27. Current Problems and Controversies in Practice of Pediatrics , Suleimania Children’s Hospital , Riyadh,1-2 October,2002 .
  28. Overview of Current Advances in Epilepsy, King Faisal  Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, 21-23 October, 2002
  29. Epilepsy Course: Diagnosis and Management , Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital , 13-14 April , 2003 .
  30. The 22nd Sports Medicine  Course  for Physiotherapists , Prince Faisal Bin Fahad Olympic Complex, Riyadh ,  26 April-1May  2003  .  Paper read : The Physiology of Muscular Fatigue .
  31. Year 2003 Epilepsy Update for Health Professionals , King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre , Riyadh, 21 -22 September , 2003.
  32. Muscular Dystrophy Symposium , King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, 29 September – 1 October, 2003 .
  33. Taiba Medical Conference , Al Madinah Al  Munawarah , 5-8 October , 2003. Paper Read : The Neurophysiological Basis of Symptoms and Signs in Frontal and Temporal lobe Diseases.                             
  34. Riyadh Neuroscience Club Meeting , Al-Minhal Holiday Inn , Riyadh , 14th October, 2003 . Paper read : Brain and Behaviour : Overview of  Recent Advances  Regarding  the  Neural  Substrates  Mental Disorder .
  35. The Monthly Clinicopathologic Faculty Meeting ,College of Medicine , Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat , Sultanate of Oman , 21 December , 2003 . Paper Read: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome : New Questions in an Old Disease .
  36. The Fourth Annual Meeting of the Saudi Chapter of Epilepsy , Jeddah , 13 th  January , 2004 .
  37. The 12 th Saudi Neuroscience Symposium , Meridien Jeddah ,14 th January , 2004 . Paper Read :  An Enigma in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome . 
  38. The  Fifth Pan Arab Congress on Endocrinology and Diabetes , King Fahad Cultural Center , Riyadh , 28th  February – 2nd  March , 2004. Poster presented : Autonomic Function Tests in Saudi Diabetic Patients . 
  39. The First Scientific Conference on the March of Medical Education in Saudi Arabia. College of Medicine , Riyadh ,23 -24 March 2004 .
  40. Neurology Update .Department of Neurosciences , Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital , 19 -20 April 2004 .
  41. Medical Ethics Symposium , King Fahad Medical Complex (organized by The Ministry of Health ) , Riyadh , 15th  December 2004 .
  42. The 5th Annual Meeting on Genetics and Diabetes , College of Medicine , Riyadh , 16th December 2004 . Paper delivered : Subclinical Autonomic Neuropathy .
  43.  ندوة أخلاقيات العاملين في المجال الصحي . المديرية العامة للشئون الصحية بمنطقة الرياض. 3-4 ذو القعدة ( يناير 2005 ) . معتمدة من الهيئة السعودية للتخصصات الصحية 
  44. Riyadh Neurosciences Club Meeting , Al Minhal Holiday Inn, Riyadh, 12thApril 2005. Talk presented :Recent Advances in the Field of the Electroencephalogram (EEG) of the Newborn Baby .
  45. The Fifth Annual Research Conference , College of Medicine , Riyadh 28 April 2005. Paper presented : Al Duhyan A, Al Tuwaijri AS, Ahmed TS . The Use of Sympathetic Skin Response (SSR) in the Evaluation of Surgical Sympathectomy .
  46. Riyadh Neurosciences Club Meeting , Marriot Hotel , Riyadh.24 January 2006 . Talk presented : The EEG in Children with Delayed Language Development
  47. The 14th Annual Saudi Neuroscience Symposium . Four Seasons Hotel , Riyadh , 14-15 March 2006 ( 14th safar 1427 ). Paper presented : Ahmed TS EEG Abnormalities in Saudi Children with Delayed Language Development
  48. المؤتمر التاسع للأتحاد الأسيوي للكب الرياضي ز الطب الرياضي لتحسين الأداء و الوقاية من الأصابة . 19مركز الملك فهد الثقافي بالرياض .-22 نوفمبر 2006 ( 18 شوال – 1 ذو القعدة 1427)
  49. The 9th Congress of the Asian Federation of Sports Medicine . 19-22 November 2006 ( 18.10.1427- 1.11.1427) . King Fahad Cultyral Center, Riyadh .
  50. Riyadh Neuroscience Club Meeting , Al minhal Holiday Inn Tuesday 28.11.1427 H.(19.12.2006).Talk Delivered " The Use of Autonomic Function Tests in Medicine and Surgery "  .
  51. The 15th Annual Saudi Neuroscience Symposium , Hilton Jeddah , 23 -24 January 2007 . Talk delivered : Autonomic Function Tests for Early Detection of Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy . 
  52. Facial Nerve Symposium , King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al-Khobar . April 18 , 2007 . Talks delivered (1) " Neurophysiological Tests for  the Diagnosis of Facial Nerve Disease  " , (2) " Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring of the Facial Nerve " .
  53. Annual Saudi Neuroscience Symposium and Annual Meeting of the Saudi Chapter Annual of Epilepsy . Riyadh Intercontinental Hotel , 23rd , January 2008 . Poster Presentation : Changes in Spike Morphology , Duration and Frequency as Prognostic Indicators of Clinical Remission in Saudi Children with Benign Childhood Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes (BECTS) .
  54. Riyadh Pediatric Neurology Club Meeting , Riyadh Marriot Hotel, May 4th 2008 . Talk deliveres : Association Between Abnormal EEG and Delayed Speech Development in Saudi Children
  55. Pediatric Neurology Club Meeting.  Marriot Hotel, Riyadh, 15th March 2009.  Taha Sadig Ahmed.  Electroencephalogram Changes in Children with Cognitive Dysfunction Attending King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh.
  56. 17th Annual Neuroscience Symposium.  Le-Meridien Hotel, Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Saudi Arabia, 10-12 February 2009.  Talk delivered "Cellular Basis of Effects of Epileptiform EEG Discharges on Cognitive Functions".
Publications:
  1. Sukkar MY, Kemm JR, Ballal MA and Ahmed TS (1980).  Growth velocity in children in rural Khartoum, Sudan.  Annals of Human Biology (London) 7:473-479.
  2. Sukkar MY, Kemm JR, Kardash M, Khalid M, Makeen A, Ballal MA and Ahmed TS (1981).  Growth charts for use in the Sudan.  Sudan Medical Journal 17:25-45.
  3. Sadig T (1982).  Adrenergic and dopaminergic mechanisms in the carotid body of the rabbit and the cat.  PhD thesis, University of Bristol, England.
  4. Folgering H, Ponte J and Sadig T (1982).  Adrenergic mechanisms and chemoreception in the carotid body of the cat and rabbit.  Journal of Physiology (London) 325:1-21.
  5. Sadig T (1982).  The effects of dopamine on carotid chemosensory discharge in the rabbit.  Journal of Physiology (London) 327:12P.
  6. Borison HL, Borison R and Sadig T (1982).  Carotid sinus barorespiratory inhibition in pentobarbitalized cats.  Physiologist (USA) 24:634.
  7. Borison HL, Borison R and Sadig T (1983).  Open loop comparison of carotid baroreflex respiratory and circulatory effects in cats.  Journal of Physiology (London) 336:113-129.
  8. Milsom WK and Sadig T (1983).  Interaction between norepinephrine and hypoxia on carotid body chemoreception in rabbits.  Journal of Applied Physiology (USA) 55:1893-1898.
  9. Mandour M, Turabi H, Homeida M, Sadig T, Ali H, Bennet J and Leahey W (1990).  Pharmacokinetics of praziquantel in healthy volunteers and patients with schistosomiasis.  Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (London) 84:389-393.
  10. Ahmed TS (1997).  The mechanism of fatigue acceleration by hypoxia.  Medical Science Research (London) 25 :241-243 .
  11. Taha Sadig Ahmed (1997).  The physiological basis of some autonomic function tests.  Saudi Journal of Sports Medicine 1(2):85-92.
  12. Ahmed TS, Kabiraj MMU, Shaikh ZA, Khairallah M (1998).  Reappraisal of autonomic function tests in young Saudi subjects.  Neurosciences 3(3):S1.
  13. Ahmed TS, Kabiraj MMU, Shaikh ZA, Khairallah M (1999).  Autonomic function tests in 17-20 year old Saudi subjects.  Saudi Journal of Sports Medicine 2:98-100.
  14. Ahmed TS (2000).  Physiology teaching in a rapidly changing world (Editorial).  King Saud University Hospitals’ Newsletter 7:3-4.
  15. Ahmed TS, Mekki MO, Kabiraj MMU and Reza HK (2001).  The use of F-wave latency and sural potential in the diagnosis of subclinical diabetic neuropathy in Saudi patients.  Neurosciences 6(3):169-174.
  16. Ahmed TS (2001).  Common peripheral nerve injuries in sport: causes, clinical features and electrodiagnosis.  Saudi Journal of Sports Medicine 5(1):3-
  17. Ahmed TS, Al-Maatouq MA, Al-Tuwaijri A (2007). Subclinical autonomic neuropathy in Saudi type2 diabetic patients . Neurosciences 12(1) : 46-49 .
  18. Ahmed TS , Meo SA , Al Drees A , Ahmad G , Al Nassir M ( 2008) Electroencephalogram findings in Saudi children with delayed language development . Pak J Med  Sci 24(1) : 61 – 64 .
Books Published:
  1. Sudanese citizen’s health.  Concerned with health education, in Arabic.  Published by the Ministry of Health, Khartoum, 1977.
  2. Co-author in: A Concise Human Physiology.  A textbook of physiology for medical students.  Edited by Sukkar MY, El-Munshid HA and Ardawi MSM.  Blackwell Scientific Publication, London, 1993, 2000.

 
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