Star of Excellence
Association of Time in Blood Glucose Range with Overall Mortality Rates
aim of this research was to assess glucose control in postoperative
cardiac patients and to determine factors related to poor control. This
study evaluated patients with glycemic targets of 6 to 8.1 mmol/L.
Various glycemic targets have been prescribed to reduce wound infection
and overall mortality rates. This was the first research study to use
time in range as a discriminating tool and relate it to the outcome in
intensive care practice.
Electronic Chest Drain Monitor
Electronic Chest Drain Monitor is a novel electronic cardiothoracic
surgical device developed completely in Qatar. The device provides the
surgical team with real-time, precise monitoring, display and recording
of the amount and rate of air and blood leakage of postoperative patients.
Award of Merit
An Investigation of Metal Surface Treatment
Department of Dentistry conducted a study to investigate the effect on
the bond strength of teeth of different metal surface treatments before
reporcelainization. The metal surface treatments used were
sandblasting, grinding and grinding followed by sandblasting. Two
non-precious dental alloys, nickel- chromium and cobalt- chromium, and
one type of dental ceramic were employed.
Award of Merit
Placing HMC at the Cutting Edge of Cancer Research
interests of the cancer research team include identifying the
underlying genetic factors and signaling pathways involved in
oncological diseases, as well as the novel biomarkers for cancer and the
effects of founder mutations in the Qatari population for certain high
priority diseases such as Myeloprolifrative Neoplasms and Chronic