Akram Mahmoud Asbeutah

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Quantitation of articular cartilage by magnetic resonance imaging and three-dimensional reconstruction has been validated and is likely to be a useful outcome measure in clinical trials of arthritis. The cost of magnetic resonance imaging is largely dependent on scanning time. The aim of this study was to compare a fast spoiled gradient-echo sequence(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of body mass index (BMI) on peak systolic velocity (PSV) recording in the celiac artery (CA). SUBJECTS & METHODS Forty male participants were entered prospectively into the study. The subjects were divided into two groups according to their body mass index. Group A included subjects with BMI ≤25(More)
We present our experience with a new technique of real time 3-dimensional sonography -- "4-dimensional Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)" guided prostate biopsy. A total of 64 patients suspected of having prostate cancer based on an elevated prostate-specific antigen (greater than 4 ng/ml) formed the study group. A voluson (General Electric Vivid 3) ultrasound(More)
OBJECTIVE Venous disease was evaluated in relation to post-thrombotic syndrome 5 years after deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in patients treated with a regimen of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) and warfarin in a Hospital-in-the-Home program. METHODS The presence of flow, reflux and compressibility in 51 patients (102 limbs, 54 with DVT and 48 without(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the reproducibility of measurements on duplex ultrasonography (DU) and air plethysmography (APG) in subjects with post-thrombotic syndrome. METHODS Duplex ultrasonography and APG were used to measure indices of lower limb venous reflux in 15 limbs with a history of deep vein thrombosis and evidence of(More)
Steno-occlusive disease of the internal carotid arteries and/or the circle of Willis with development of collateral perforator vessels attempting to supply under-perfused parenchyma are the basis for moya-moya phenomenon with the classic "puff of smoke" appearance on cerebral angiogram. We describe two cases of moya-moya with unilateral macroangiopathy of(More)
BACKGROUND Magnification mammography is performed to enhance the visibility of small structures at the expense of relatively high radiation dose as a complementary examination to standard mammography. The introduction of post-processing capabilities and the widespread use of digital mammography has promoted some controversy in the last decade on whether(More)
BACKGROUND Ankle-brachial pressure index-systolic (ABI-s) can be falsely elevated in the presence of calcified lower limb arteries in some diabetic patients and therefore loses its value in this cohort of patients. We aim at investigating the feasibility of using the diastolic (ABI-d) instead of ABI-s to calculate the ABI in diabetic patients with calcified(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE While overt stroke and silent brain infarcts (SBI) are uncommon among Kuwaiti patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), there have been no previous transcranial Doppler (TCD) studies in this population. The main objective of this study is to determine TCD velocities in a group of Kuwaiti children with SCD and correlate same with brain(More)
PURPOSE To investigate if noradrenaline (NA) and 5-hydroxyptamine (5-HT) drugs induce responses of isolated control and varicose veins are altered by removal of the endothelium. SUBJECTS #ENTITYSTARTX00026; METHODS Specimens of the great saphenous vein (GSV) were obtained from 12 subjects with primary varicose veins and 12 subjects from donor vessels at(More)