Abdul Aziz Hassanein

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Sixty children with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) were admitted to a regional hospital in Kuwait over a 6-year period. A high annual incidence of ITP (12.5/10(5] was noted, probably related to viral infections during the period of the study. Forty-one were patients with acute ITP and 19 with chronic ITP. The initial treatment varied:(More)
One year experience of various haemoglobinopathies encountered in a large hospital in Kuwait is presented. During the period under study (1988), 84,341 complete blood counts (CBC's) were performed. Haemoglobin electrophoresis was performed in 1289 of these samples; 261 abnormal results were encountered. Almost all the commonly occurring haemoglobinopathies(More)
RA233, a new pyrimido-pyrimidine compound, is a powerful inhibitor of platelet function tested in vitro; it inhibits calcium and adenosine diphosphate (A.D.P.)-induced platelet aggregation, inhibits the retention of platelets by glass beads, decreases the release of platelet factor 3 by kaolin, and inhibits clot retraction. In some in-vitro systems RA233 is(More)
There is a dearth of local information in Al Amin, United Arab Emirates about antibiotic resistance patterns. In this retrospective study in a tertiary referral hospital, antibiotic susceptibility results were analysed over the 5-year period 2004-08 and compared with a previous study in the same hospital during 1999-2002. Staphylococcus aureus showed a(More)
The aim of this study was to reveal changes in serum cortisol levels in users of subdermal levonorgestrel implants (Norplant). The study was undertaken on 18 regularly menstruating females subdermally implanted with 6 silastic rods, each containing 34 +or- 2 mg levonorgestrel, between days M0-M+4 of the menstrual cycle. Venous blood samples were collected(More)