Ahmad Sami Chaouki

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fl(2)d, the Drosophila homolog of Wilms'-tumor-1-associated protein (WTAP), regulates the alternative splicing of Sex-lethal (Sxl), transformer (tra), and Ultrabithorax (Ubx). Although WTAP has been found in functional human spliceosomes, exactly how it contributes to the splicing process remains unknown. Here we attempt to identify factors that interact(More)
The sequence of the SPF45 protein is significantly conserved, yet functional studies have identified it as a splicing factor in animal cells and as a DNA-repair protein in plants. Using a combined genetic and biochemical approach to investigate this apparent functional discrepancy, we unify and validate both of these studies by demonstrating that the(More)
The atrial transseptal procedure is used in catheter ablation of left-sided arrhythmias. Studies in adult patients have shown the SafeSept™ transseptal guidewire (SSTG) to be effective in atrial transseptal procedures. We analyzed our 5-year experience with SSTG use in pediatric and congenital heart disease patients undergoing catheter ablation. This is a(More)
BACKGROUND Complications related to epicardial pacemakers in infants have been reported, though limited data are available on their incidence and associated risk factors. OBJECTIVE The hypothesis of the study is that younger, smaller patients and larger devices would be associated with complications in neonates and infants. METHODS This is a(More)
Cardiac rhythm monitoring has been facilitated by the use of implantable loop recorders. New models of these devices are 87% smaller than before allowing for easier implantation and use in the paediatric population. Recommendations are for closure with adhesive. We report a device extrusion in a 6-year-old patient. Based on this, our practice has changed to(More)
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