Ahmad M Abushahin

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We measured growth [length (L) standard deviation score (SDS), growth velocity (GV) SDS and body mass index (BMI)] and hematological (hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCV and MCH) parameters in 40 children (aged 17.2 +/- 12.4 months) with iron deficiency anemia (IDA) before and after iron therapy. Before treatment children with IDA had LSDS = -1.2 +/- 1, GV = 7.5(More)
We report a rare case of bilateral congenital lobar emphysema in a 2-month-old male infant who presented with severe respiratory distress leading to respiratory failure. Plain chest X-ray and later high-resolution CT scan of the chest revealed that both the right middle and the left upper lobes were emphysematous. Surgical excision of the affected lobes has(More)
Aim of study - to measure growth data for 69 preterms (39 females) with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (PT-BPD) The growth parameters of 69 BPD-PT were recorded for 16±3 months postnatally. 40 had mild, 20 had moderate and 9 had severe BPD. Ninety-six percent of infants were appropriate for gestational age (AGA). Only 4% preterms had birth weight SDS <-2 for(More)
BACKGROUND Intrapleural fibrinolytics have been used successfully worldwide for the management of complicated pleural effusions and empyema. Bleeding complications are usually mentioned as rare side effects, but there is no clear information in the literature addressing the alarming outcome that might result following the use of alteplase as a fibrinolytic(More)
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