Abdallah al-Salameh

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This long-term study includes up to 13 years of follow-up on 56 patients who underwent surgical resection of nonsmall cell lung cancers (NSCLC) at the University of Texas Medical Branch. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether p53 and P-glycoprotein expression in the tumor correlates with survival. The study included 35 men and 21 women with(More)
Primary aldosteronism is the most common cause of secondary hypertension. The syndrome accounts for 10% of all cases of hypertension and is primarily caused by bilateral adrenal hyperplasia or aldosterone-producing adenoma. Over the last few years, the use of exome sequencing has significantly improved our understanding of this syndrome. Somatic mutations(More)
Endocrine hypertension is the most common cause of secondary hypertension affecting ~3 % of the population, with primary hyperaldosteronism and pheochromocytoma being the principal conditions. Both diseases share an increased cardiovascular risk in comparison with essential hypertension patients (at the same blood pressure level). This augmented(More)
Adaptation of drug dosage to kidney function is a common problem in general practice. The aim was to describe adaptation of cardiovascular drugs and metformin according to renal function and its association with mortality with regard to metformin in a cohort of elderly patients. This was an ancillary study to the S.AGES cohort made up of patients over 65(More)
AIM Recent guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in the elderly recommend adjusting the therapeutic target (HbA1c) according to the patient's health. Our study aimed to explore the association between achieving the recommended personalized HbA1c target and the occurrence of major clinical events under real-life conditions. METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND Morbidly obese patients have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death. It is well known that obesity prolongs the QT interval, which in turn may cause ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death. The objective of this study was to establish whether sleeve gastrectomy shortens the QT interval. METHODS Twenty-eight consecutive patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Due to a strong genotype-phenotype correlation, the timing of prophylactic thyroidectomy in rearranged during transfection (RET) gene mutation carriers is usually dictated by genetic analysis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We report a nationwide retrospective study of the clinical data of 77 French patients from 19 families with a mutation in codon 790(More)