Pubblished Projects:

  1. Effects of On-Call shifts on Physicians’ Cognitive Performance, Level of Alertness, Mood and Safety: A Review Article. Siraj O. Wali. Saudi J of Int Med. 2011; 1(2): 11-16.
  2. Prevalence of Sleepiness as a Risk Factor for Road Traffic Accidents: Sample of the Hospitalized Saudi Population. Siraj O. Wali and Merdad RA. KAUH Journal. 2012; 19(2): 35-45.
  3. Effect of On-Call-Related Sleep Deprivation on Physicians’ Mood and Alertness. Siraj O. Wali, Qutah K, Abushanab L, Basamh R, Abushanab J and Krayem A. Annals of thoracic Medicine. 2013; 8(1): 22-27.
  4. Aerobic exercises relieve symptoms of primary chronic insomnia.  Elsayed E, Kadah SM,  Alerwi RM,  Krayem AB and Siraj O. Wali. HealthMED Journal. 2013; 7(7): 2022 – 2027.
  5. Sleep habits in adolescents of Saudi Arabia; distinct patterns and extreme sleep schedules. Merdad RA, Merdad LA, Nassif RA, El-Derwi D, Siraj O. Wali*. Sleep Med. 2014; 15(11):1370-8.
  6. The frequency of allergic rhinitis among obstructive sleep apnea patients:  a hospital-based, cross-sectional study. Gadi GU, Albar MH, Fida AR, Sendi KS, Alnoury KI, Siraj O. Wali. JKAU Med Sci 2014; 21(3):  61-74.
  7. Prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Saudi Arabia. Siraj O. Wali, Idrees MM, Alamoudi OS, Aboulfarag AM, Salem AD, Aljohaney AA, Soliman MH and Abdelaziz MM. Saudi Med J. 2014 Jul.; 35(7):684-90.
  8. The effect of vitamin D supplements on the severity of restless legs syndrome. Siraj O. Wali. Afnan Shukr, Ayah Boudal, Ahmad Alsaiari and Ayman Krayem. Sleep Breath. SLEEP AND BREATHING. 2019; 23(2): 595-601.
  9. Restless Legs Syndrome among end stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis. Siraj O. Wali and Alkhouli A. Saudi Med J 2015; Vol. 36 (2): 204-210.
  10. Prevalence of restless legs syndrome and associated risk factors in the middle-aged Saudi population. Siraj O. Wali and Abalkhail B. Ann Thorac Med. 2015;10(3): 193–198.
  11. Obstructive Sleep Apnea among Saudi patients with Coronary Artery disease in Saudi Arabia. Siraj O. Wali; Muath A. Alsharif; Mohammed H. Albanji; Murad S. Baabbad; Haneen M. Almotary; Nabil Alama; Layth Mimish; Adil Alsulami; Muntasir M. Abdelaziz. Journal of the Saudi Heart Association. 2015; 27:227-233.
  12. Prevalence and predictors of habitual snoring in a sample of Saudi middle-aged adults. Siraj O. Wali and Abalkhail B. Saudi Med J. 2015; 36 (8): 920-927.
  13. Obstructive sleep apnea among Saudis with Chronic renal failure on hemodialysis. Siraj O. Wali, AlKhouli A, Howladar M, Ahmad I, Alshuhaib S, Alghamdi S and Krayem A. Annals of Thoracic Medicine. 2015;10(4):263-8.
  14. Sleep quantity, quality, and insomnia symptoms of medical students during clinical years. Mohammed A. Alsaggaf, Siraj O. Wali, Roah A. Merdad, Leena A. Merdad. Saudi Medical Journal. 2016; 37(2): 173 – 182.
  15. Prevalence of atopic markers and allergic rhinitis among obstructive sleep apnea patients. Ghada Qadi, Siraj O. Wali, Emad Koshak, Mohammed Albar, Abdulkarim Fida, Muntasir Abdulaziz. J Epidemiol Glob Health. 2017;7(1):37-44.
  16. Prevalence and risk factors of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in a Saudi Arabian population. Siraj O. Wali, Abalkhail B, Krayem A. Ann Thorac Med 2017;12:88-94.
  17. The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in adult patients with sickle cell disease. Al-Saqqaf R, Merdad R, Siraj O. Wali, Al-Sayes F, Mukharesh L, Batawi S, Batwai G, Ageel M, Hamid M, Alama N, AlQassas I.  J Appl Hematol 2017; 8:16-22.
  18. Sleepiness in Adolescents. Merdad R, Akil H, Siraj O. Wali. Sleep Medicine Clinics 2017; 12(3): 415-428.
  19. Restless Legs Syndrome and Sleep Quality among Adult Sickle Cell Disease Patients. Siraj O. Wali, Ibrahim AlQassas, Roah Merdad, Rajaa Alsaggaf, Fatin Al-sayes. Sleep Breath. 2018; 22: 495-501.
  20. Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress among Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients in Saudi Arabia. Sundus Baaisharah, Mohamed Nabil Alamaa, Khalid Aljammali, Badur Bafakeer, Siraj O. Wali. Haitham Altaib, and Ahmad Bamaquos. Saudi J Intern Med. 2017; 7(1), 5-12.
  21. The Association between Vitamin D Level and Restless Legs Syndrome: A Case Control Study. Siraj O. Wali, Samah Alsafadi, Bahaa Abalkhail, Iman Ramadan, Badr Abulhamail, Moaiyyad Kousa, Reem Alshamrani, Hanan Faruqui, Abdulaziz Faruqui, Mohamed Alama, Mohamed Hamed. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2018; 14(4):557-564.
  22. Risk Factors of Primary and Secondary Restless Legs Syndrome among a Middle-Aged Population in Saudi Arabia: A Community-Based Study. Samah Alsafadi, Bahaa Abaalkhail, Siraj O. Wali, Khaled Aljammali, Bedor Alotaiby, Ibrahim Zakaria, Hanadi Sabbahi. Annals of Thoracic Medicine. 2018; 13:175-81.
  23. Efficacy of vitamin D replacement therapy in restless legs syndrome: a randomized control trial. Siraj O. Wali, Bahaa Abaalkhail, Faris Alhejaili, S. R. Pandi-Perumal. Sleep Breath. 2019; 23(2): 595-601. DOI: 10.1007/s11325-018-1751-2
  24. The Effect of Caffeinated Beverages on Sleep Quality in College Students.  Sarah M. AlSharif, Marwah S. Al-Qathmi, Wejdan M. Baabdullah, Talah A. Alhrkan, Yara A. Fayoumi, Faris F. Alhejaili and Siraj O. Wali. SJIM [Internet]. 30Jun.2018 [cited 13May2019];8(1):43-8. Available from: http://sjim.org.sa/index.php/SJIM/article/view/167
  25. Frequency of Sleep disorders in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Mohammad Mustafa, Yasser Bawazir, Leena Merdad, Siraj O. Wali, Suzan Attar, Omar Fathaldin, Sami Bahlas, Faris Alhejaili, Ahmed Aljohaney, Ahmed Jan, and Fatima Jadu. Open Access Rheumatology Research. Open Access Rheumatol. 2019; 11: 163–171.
  26. Prevalence of Glaucoma in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Nahla Bagabas, Wafaa Ghazali, Mariam Mukhtar, Ibrahim AlQassas, Roah Merdad, Ashfaque Maniyar, Nawaf Almarzouki, Halima Afreen, Osama Badeeb, Siraj O. Wali. J Epidemiol Glob Health. 2019; 9(3):198-203. doi: 10.2991/jegh.k.190816.001.
  27. Prevalence of Stress among Medical Students in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Mohammad M. Zagzoog, Ryan O. Bamashmous, Ahmed O. Alamoudi, Shahad A. Al-Raddadi, Hatem E. Al-Thagafi, Siraj O Wali, Reda Jamjoom. International Journal of Scientific Research. 2018; 7(1): 24-45.
  28. Prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Siraj O. Wali; Mohammad Mustafa; Dilshad Manzar; Yasser Bawazir; Suzan Attar; Omar Fathaldin; Sami Bahlas; Roah AlSulaimani; Faris Alhejaili; Muntasir Abdelaziz. J Clin Sleep Med. 2020;16(2):259–265.

Projects presented in International and National Conferences

  1. Mar., 2011

Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Symptoms of Primary Insomnia. Mohammad EE, Krayem AB, Qadah SM, Alerwi RM, Siraj O. Wali. Presented at Gulf thoracic 2011, Dubai, UAE.

 

  1. Mar., 2011

Smoking habits among Medical Students in the Western Region of Saudi Arabia. Siraj O. Wali. Presented at Gulf thoracic 2011, Dubai, UAE.

 

  1. Mar., 2011

Sleep and Road Traffic Accidents. Siraj O. Wali. Presented at Gulf thoracic 2011, Dubai, UAE.

 

  1. Oct., 2011

Effect of On-Call Related Sleep Deprivation on Physicians’ Mood and Alertness [Poster]. Siraj O. Wali; Qutah K; Abushanab L; Basmah R; Krayem A. Presented at Chest 2011, Hawaii, USA.

 

  1. Nov., 2011

Sleep Apnea & Cardiovascular Diseases. Siraj O. Wali. Presented at 12th International Advanced Medicine Symposium, Riyadh, KSA.

 

  1. Sept., 2012

Sleep behavior and disturbance in high school students; a cross-sectional study in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Siraj O. Wali, Merdad RA. Presented at European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2012. Vienna, Austria.

 

  1. Sept., 2014

“Obstructive Sleep Apnea among patients with Chronic Renal Failure on regular Hemodialysis in Saudi Arabia”. Siraj O. Wali, AlKhouli A, Howladar M, Alshuhaib S, Ahmad I, Alghamdi S, Krayem A. Presented at European Research Society 2014 International Congress. Munich, Germany.

  1. Sept., 2014

Sleep disturbances among medical students at clinical years. Siraj O. Wali; Alsaggaf M. Presented at European Research Society 2014 International Congress. Munich, Germany.

 

  1. Sept., 2014

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Snoring Habitual Among the Saudi Population. Siraj O. Wali; Abaalkhail B. Presented at 22nd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Tallinn, Estonia.

 

  1. Sept., 2014

“Restless Legs Syndrome among patients with chronic renal failure on regular hemodialysis”. Siraj O. Wali; Alkhouli A. Presented at 22nd Congress of the European Sleep Research Society, Tallinn, Estonia.

 

  1. Apr., 2015

“Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea among patients with coronary artery disease in Saudi Arabia“ Presented at the 3rd Sleep and Breath conference, organized by joint European Sleep Research Society & European Research Society Societies, Barcelona, Spain.

 

  1. Oct., 2015

“Prevalence of Restless Leg Syndrome in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease and other Chronic Anemias” Presented at the Chest Annual Meeting 2015, organized by The American College of Chest Physicians, Montreal, Canada.

 

  1. Nov., 2015

“Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea among Sickle Cell Disease Adult Patients” Presented at the 7th World Congress of the World Sleep Federation, organized by World Sleep Federation (WSF) and the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), Istanbul, Turkey.

 

  1. May., 2016

“Prevalence of Sleep Disordered Breathing in a Saudi Population” Presented at ATS 2016 Conference, organized by The American Thoracic Society (ATS), San Francisco, California.

 

  1. Dec., 2016

“Prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
in Saudi Arabia: New Data”. Presented at Gulf Sleep Medicine Meeting, Duabi, UAE.

 

  1. Oct., 2017

“The Efficacy of Vitamin D Replacement Therapy in RLS: A Randomized Controlled Trial” [Poster]. Presented at Chest 2017 Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

 

  1. Sept., 2018

“Comparing the current classification of Obstructive Sleep Apnea severity with Oxygen Saturation parameters” [Poster]. Presented at ESRS 2018 Annual Meeting, Basel, Switzerland.

 

  1. Sept. 2018

“Prevalence of sleep disorders among staff workers at a tertiary health care center.” [Poster]. Presented at ESRS 2018 Annual Meeting, Basel, Switzerland.

 

  1. Sept. 2019

“Prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis” [Poster]. Presented at World Sleep Congress 2019, Vancouver, Canada.

 

  1. Sept. 2019

“Peaks of systolic blood pressure while sleeping are associated with the severity of impaired cognitive function in obstructive sleep apnoea” [Poster]. Presented at World Sleep Congress 2019, Vancouver, Canada.

 

Supervised PHD Students’ Projects

1- The Effects of Stress Response on Cognition, Mood and Daytime Sleepiness in OSA.

PHD student name: Ridwan Alomri.

University: King Abdulaziz University.

Supervisor: Siraj O. Wali.

Completed by November 2018.

2- Screening for Sleep Related Disorders among Pilots and Aircrew Members in Saudi Arabia.

PHD student name: Ahmed Alzuhairi.

University: King Abdulaziz University.

Supervisor: Siraj O. Wali.

In Progress

 

Projects with Grants in Progress:

1- Sleep Disorders among Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. (RG-1-140-38).

SLEEP MEDICNE RESEARCH GROUP.

PI: Siraj O. Wali.

Int.CI: Muntasir Abdelaziz.

CI: Faris Alhejaili.

2- Screening for Sleep-related Disorders among Pilots and Aircrew Members in Saudi Arabia.

SLEEP MEDICNE RESEARCH GROUP.

PI: Faris Alhejaili.

Int.CI: Seithikurippu R. Pandi Perumal.

CI: Siraj O. Wali.

3- The Effect of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Stroke Recurrence and Outcomes in the First Year Post-Stroke in Saudi Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

SLEEP MEDICNE RESEARCH GROUP.

PI: Omar Ayoub.

Int.CI: Muntasir Abdulziz.

CI: Siraj O. Wali.

CI: Faris Alhejaili.

 

  1. The Inflammatory Markers in Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  (KEP-2-140-39)

SLEEP MEDICNE RESEARCH GROUP.

PI: Siraj O. Wali.

Int.CI: David Gozal.

CI: Jamil Almughales.

 

Undergraduate students projects (in progress):

  1. Determining the site of upper airway narrowing in snorers by using a non-invasive technique
  2. CPAP Compliance: University Experience
  3. The Efficacy of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Achieving Asthma Control in Patients with Severe Asthmatic and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  4. Sleep Disorders Among Elderly People
  5. Effect of Tart Cherry Juice (Prunus Cerasus) on Enhancing Sleep Quality among University Students in Jeddah

 

Accepted for publication researches:

  1. Is the present classification of obstructive sleep apnea severity sufficient? A comparison with oxygen saturation and polysomnographic parameters. Siraj O. Wali, Bahaa Abaalkhail, Ibrahim AlQassas, Faris Alhejaili, David Warren Spence, Seithikurippu R. Pandi-Perumal. Accepted for Publication. Annals of Thoracic Medicine.
  2. Prevalence of sleep disorders among staff workers at a tertiary health care center. Faris Alhejaili, Sarah Altayyari, Siraj Wali. Accepted for Publication. Saudi Journal of Internal Medicine.

Submitted for publication

  1. Perception of surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea among sleep medicine physicians: A cross-sectional study. Mohammed Ridha Algethami, Firas Abdulrahman Addas, Hazim Abdulkarim Khatib, Faris Fallah Alhejaili, Siraj Omar Wali. Submitted for publication.
  2. Effectiveness of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Depression Symptoms among Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea at King Abdul-Aziz university hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2017-2018. Faris Alhejaili, Khadeeja Awad, Rahaf almoulim, Sara Alghamdi, Fatima Albugami, Meaad Almutairi, Aliaa Alhamed, Iman Wahby, Waleed Alghamdi, Siraj Wali. Submitted for publication.

Other projects in progress

  1. Effects of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Withdrawal in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  2. Sleep disorders in chronic liver disease patients.
  3. The prevalence and the characteristic of REM sleep disordered breathing and the effect of treatment.
  4. Exploring the association between skin autofluorescence and obstructive sleep apnoea in Saudi Arabian adults.
  5. Effect of High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) Versus Continues Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) in Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
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