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  • Bouclaous, Carmel; Jaubert, Ronald
    Background The consumption of 400-600 grams per day of fruits and vegetables has been linked to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, and lower incidence of cancers and chronic diseases. This study explores the alignment ...
  • Skaf, G.S.; Domloj, N.T.; Fehlings, M.G.; Sabbagh, A.S.; Kanafani, Z.A.; Kanj, S.S.
    Although uncommon, spontaneous and postoperative pyogenic spondylodiscitis entail major morbidity and may be associated with serious long-term sequelae. A review of the literature was done to advance our understanding of ...
  • Bouclaous, Carmel
    In Switzerland, the direct and indirect medical costs from non-communicable diseases are estimated at 51.7 billion Swiss francs per year. This essay describes the challenges faced by the Confederation in its efforts to ...
  • Skaff, Ghassan S.; Bouclaous, Carmel H.; Fehlings, Michael G.
    Spinal infection is an uncommon but important clinical problem that often requires aggressive medical and surgical management. If recognized early and treated appropriately, a full recovery can often be expected. Treatment ...
  • Bouclaous, Carmel H.; Alrazim, Ayman; Chababi, James; Jamaleddine, Wassim; Nassar, Elma; Maalouf, Anthony; Aridy, Sara Dakour; Naccache, Mahmoud; Abboud, Donna Maria; Assi, Maria; Salka, Maysaa
    This study assessed the association between sources of sexuality education, sexual beliefs and behaviour among Lebanese youth. 451 unmarried students at a private university, mean age 20.25 (±1.41) years, participated in ...
  • Bouclasous, Carmel; El Safadi, Ali; Basbous, Mazen; Haddad, Iskander; Mahdi, Ahmad; Zibara, Victor; Ghazi, Rabih; Naamani, Karim; El Karaaoui, Jalal; Salameh, Rima
    We assessed aggression in displaced Syrian adolescents, aged 11 years and above, enrolled in Beirut's public schools during 2017–2018. Of 729 parental consent forms distributed in nine randomly selected schools, 368 (50.5%) ...
  • Bouclaous, Carmel; Torbay, Naji; Nassar, Camille; Baba, Nahla Hwalla
    The effects of macronutrient composition of the diet and glucocorticoid administration on weight gain, intestinal absorption and plasma lipids were investigated. Thirty seven male Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups, ...
  • Skaf, Ghassan; Bouclaous, Carmel; Alaraj, Ali; Chamoun, Roukoz
    Background Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is a condition in which there is failure to improve satisfactorily after back surgery. It is characterized by intractable pain and various degrees of functional disability ...
  • Chamoun, Nibal; Ghanem, Hady; Hachem, Ahmad; Hariri, Essa; Lteif, Christelle; Mansour, Hanine; Dimassi, Hani; Zalloum, Richard; Ghanem, Geroges
    Background Thromboprophylaxis dosing strategies using enoxaparin in elderly patients with renal disease are limited, while dose adjustments or monitoring of anti-Xa levels are recommended. We sought to evaluate the efficacy ...
  • Roberts, Gordon; Watts, Anthony (Springer, )
  • Farra, Anna; Zeenny, Rony; Nasser, Soumana; Asmar, Nadia; Milane, Aline; Bassil, Maya; Haidar, Mona; Habre, Maha; Zeeni, Nadine; Hoffart, Nancy
    Background: The Lebanese American University has a well-functioning inter-professional education (IPE) programme; this is a fundamental pedagogical approach in healthcare education in which students from different professions ...
  • Nasrallah, Patrick; Abou Haidar, Edwina; Stephan, Joseph S.; El Hayek, Lauretta; Karnib, Nabil; Khalifeh, Mohamad; Barmo, Nour; Jabre, Vanessa; Houbeika, Rouba; Ghanem, Anthony; Nasser, Jason; Zeeni, Nadine; Bassil, Maya; F. Sleiman, Sama
    How individuals respond to chronic stress varies. Susceptible individuals ultimately develop depression; whereas resilient individuals live normally. In this study, our objective was to examine the effect of branched-chain ...
  • Daaboul, Hamid E.; Dagher, Carole; Taleb, Robin I.; Bodman-Smith, Kikki; Shebaby, Wassim N.; El-Sibai, Mirvat; Mroueh, Mohamad A.; Daher, Costantine F.
    β-2-himachalen-6-ol (HC), a novel sesquiterpene derived from Lebanese wild carrot, was shown to possess a remarkable anticancer activity. The present study investigates the in vitro anticancer activity of HC and its effect ...
  • Maamari, Julian; Yeung, Sai-Ching J.; Chaftari, Patrick S.
    Immune checkpoint inhibitors are a new class of anticancer drugs recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of various malignancies. Pembrolizumab is an immune checkpoint inhibitor ...
  • Lenfant, Caroline; Baz, Patrick; Degavre, Anne; Phillippi, Anne; Senne, Valerie; Vandiedonck, Claire; Derbois, Celine; Nicolino, Marc; Zalloua, Pierre; Julier, Cecile
    Monogenic forms of diabetes may account for 1–5% of all cases of diabetes, and may occur in the context of syndromic presentations. We investigated the case of a girl affected by insulin-dependent diabetes, diagnosed at 6 ...
  • Zallloua, Pierre A.; Azar, Sami T.; Delepine, Marc; Makhoul, Nadine J.; Blanc, Herve; Sanyoura, May; Lavergne, Anne; Stankov, Karmen; Lemainque, Arnaud; Baz, Patrick; Julier, Cecile
    Most cases of juvenile-onset diabetes (JOD) are diagnosed as type 1 diabetes (T1D), for which genetic studies conducted in outbred Caucasian populations support the concept of multifactorial inheritance. However, this view ...
  • Ammar, Walid; Kdouh, Ola; Hammoud, Rawan; Hamadeh, Randa; Harb, Hilda; Ammar, Zeina; Atun, Rifat; Christiani, David; Zalloua, Pierre A.
    Background Between 2011 and 2013, the Lebanese population increased by 30% due to the influx of Syrian refugees. While a sudden increase of such magnitude represents a shock to the health system, threatening the continuity ...
  • Deloukas, Panos; Zalloua, Pierre A.
    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the commonest cause of death. Here, we report an association analysis in 63,746 CAD cases and 130,681 controls identifying 15 loci reaching genome-wide significance, taking the number of ...
  • Makhoul, N.J.; Wells, R.S.; Kaspart, H.; Shbaklo, H.; Taher, A.; Chakar, N.; Zalloua, P.A.
    Beta thalassemia is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by reduced (β+) or absent (β0) beta‐globin chain synthesis. In Lebanon it is the most predominant genetic defect. In this study we investigated the religious ...
  • Haber, Marc; Platt, Daniel E.; Bonab, Maziar Ashrafian; Youhanna, Sonia C.; Soria-Hernanz, David F.; Martínez-Cruz, Begona; Douaihy, Bouchra; Ghassibe-Sabbagh, Michella; Rafatpanah, Hoshang; Ghanbari, Mohsen; Whale, John; Balanovsky, Oleg; Spencer Wells, R.; Comas, David; Tyler-Smith, Chris; Zalloua, Pierre A.
    Afghanistan has held a strategic position throughout history. It has been inhabited since the Paleolithic and later became a crossroad for expanding civilizations and empires. Afghanistan's location, history, and diverse ...

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