Basem Dajani

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The superficial peroneal nerve subserves sensation on the entire surface of the dorsum of the foot, except in small areas. All previously reported techniques for evaluating nerve conduction along this nerve tested a proximal portion of the nerve. We report a new method for evaluating sensory nerve conduction of the four branches of the distal superficial(More)
Eleven patients with intrinsic asthma and aspirin sensitivity were challenged with intravenous hydrocortisone sodium succinate (Solu-Cortef; the Upjohn Co., Kalamazoo, Mich.). Three patients showed definite evidence of bronchospasm, which was easily reversed by subcutaneous administration of epinephrine. Evidence is presented which suggests that this(More)
A sample of 144 male, and 117 female healthy adults was selected to determine the normal ventilatory functions for Jordanians. Forced vital capacity, FEV1, and FMF 25-75% were determined using a dry bellows spirometer. Linear regression curves and nomograms were constructed for predicted values. Jordanian values for FVC and FEV1 were similar to those of(More)
In decerebrate-decerebellate cats, stimulation of trigeminal afferents inhibited neurons in dorsal column (DC) nuclei driven by activation of DC input and produced primary afferent depolarization in DC primary afferent terminals. This inhibition was most likely mediated by a trigeminal-brainstem-DC nuclear loop.
BACKGROUND Intrinsic asthma, etiology unknown, occurs later in life, mostly in females. It is associated with nasal polyps and massive eosinopillic infiltration of the respiratory mucous membrane, aspirin intolerance and steroid dependence. The aim of the study was to determine the cytokine and chemokine profile in sera of intrinsic asthmatics and control(More)
A family with a benign form of fleck retina is described. Seven out of 10 siblings were affected. The consanguinious parents were both normal. The fundi were massively invaded by lesions which appeared as discrete, bright white or yellow flecks situated well behind the retinal blood vessels. The macula was always free. Fluorescein studies revealed a healthy(More)
The effect of an oral dose of 20 mg of rifampin per kg per day on the immune response to killed Mycobacterium bovis var. BCG, 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene (DNCB), and sheep red blood cells (SRBC) was studied in adult female guinea pigs. Fully established cutaneous reactions to BCG or DNCB were markedly reduced during rifampin treatment but reverted to(More)