Anissa Zarour

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A quarter of trauma-related deaths are attributable to traumatic chest injury (TCI). To outline the pattern and outcome of TCI in a rapidly developing country among different age groups. We conducted a retrospective observational study for patients who sustained TCI and admitted between January 2008 and December 2010 to the Level I trauma center at Hamad(More)
Accurate estimation of the dose of ionizing radiation to which individuals have been exposed is critical for therapeutic treatment. We investigated whether gene expression profiles could be used to evaluate the dose received, thereby serving as a biological dosimeter. We used cDNA microarrays to monitor changes in gene expression profiles induced by(More)
Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) is a routine surgical procedure for critically ill patients who require prolonged ventilatory support. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all PDTs performed at the adult Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU) of Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar, from January 2009 through September 2012. For all adult(More)
A structured research programme is one of the main pillars of a trauma care system. Despite the high rate of injury-related mortalities, especially road traffic accidents, in Qatar, little consideration has been given to research in trauma. This review aimed to analyse research publications on the subject of trauma published from Qatar and to discuss the(More)
Rollover crashes (ROCs) are responsible for almost a third of all highway vehicle occupant fatalities. Although ROCs are common and serious mechanism of injury, ROCs are under-reported. To analyze the causes, mechanism, impact and prevention of ROCs, we reviewed the literature between 1984 and 2013. By utilizing the search engines PubMed, MEDLINE and EMBASE(More)
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