Ahmad I. M. Ibrahim

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Brain monoaminergic neurotransmission is involved in the pathophysiology of various psychiatric disorders including depression. Reliable indicators of central monoaminergic activity might be helpful to specifically identify and differentiate dysfunctions in individual patients in order to selectively adjust medication and predict clinical response. In(More)
Incidence of various Hodgkin (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) subtypes and association with viruses in Lebanon are not known. We undertook a nationwide study of 272 patients diagnosed with lymphoma in 2007. HL comprised 32.7 % (n = 89) of cases while NHL represented 67.3 % (n = 183). Consistent with the literature, nodular sclerosis was the most(More)
INTRODUCTION Bacteremia remains a major cause of life-threatening complications in patients receiving anticancer chemotherapy. The spectrum and susceptibility profiles of causative microorganisms differ with time and place. Data from Lebanon are scarce. We aim at evaluating the epidemiology of bacteremia in cancer patients in a university hospital in(More)
A 44-year old woman of Greenlandic origin was referred to Queen Ingrid's Hospital. She was previously healthy apart from excessive alcohol consumption and pulmonary tuberculosis diagnosed two years earlier for which she had received full antimycobacterial treatment. The patient initially complained of a painful traumatic skin lesion of the right lower(More)
INTRODUCTION Immunocompromised patients carry a high risk for invasive fungal disease (IFD), which is associated with high mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a retrospective chart review of a 4-year experience of amphotericin B lipid complex (ABLC) utilization for the management of suspected IFD at the Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow(More)
Introduction: With the rise in antibiotic resistance, tigecycline has been used frequently in off-label indications, based on its in-vitro activity against multidrug-resistant organisms. In this study, our aim was to assess its use in approved and unapproved indications. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective chart review evaluating a 2-year(More)
Gaucher disease (GD) is the most prevalent lysosomal storage disorder. Gaucher disease is associated with remarkable alterations in the immune system, and GD patients are more susceptible to infections and are at a higher risk of developing autoimmune disorders and malignancies. In a case–control study, we used three-color flow cytometric immunophenotyping(More)
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