Dawit G Aregawi

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We have tested the predictive value of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) histogram analysis in stratifying progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in bevacizumab-treated patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) from the multi-center BRAIN study. Available MRI’s from patients enrolled in the BRAIN study (n = 97) were(More)
OBJECTIVE To prospectively assess whether metformin diet safely provides primary and secondary prevention of gestational diabetes (GD). DESIGN Assess development of GD on metformin diet. SETTING Outpatient clinical research center. PATIENT(S) One hundred forty-two nondiabetic women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who had at least one live-birth(More)
We studied thrombophilia, hypofibrinolysis, and polycystic-ovary syndrome (PCOS) in 65 women consecutively referred because of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) as a means of better understanding the origin of IIH, with the ultimate goal of developing novel medical therapies for IIH. Our hypothesis: IIH results in part from inadequate drainage of(More)
In 74 women with polycystic ovary syndrome, treated for 4 years with metformin (MET) and diet, we prospectively assessed whether, and to what degree, weight loss, reduction of insulin resistance, and amelioration of coronary heart disease risk factors could be sustained. We hypothesized that response to MET-diet would not differ by pretreatment body mass(More)
The authors hypothesized that a metformin (MET)-diet would improve symptoms of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) in women who also had polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or hyperinsulinemia without PCOS. Changes in weight, papilledema, headache, visual fields, and overall life status were prospectively assessed in response to 6 to 14 months on 2.25(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with high levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) might not tolerate 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors ("statins") because of adverse effects (AEs) and might not respond well enough to nonstatin lipid-lowering therapies (LLTs) to meet LDL-C goals. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess(More)
Strongyloides stercoralis is an intestinal parasite that can cause fatal opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients. Here we report an immunocompromised patient with glioblastoma who developed disseminated strongyloidiasis 6 weeks after completion of standard radiotherapy and concurrent temozolomide chemotherapy. She was effectively treated with(More)
Thrombophilia-hypofibrinolysis may play an important role in rare premature (< or = age 45 years) arterial occlusive events in atherothrombotic cardiovascular (ATCVD) disease, particularly in normolipidemic patients. Whether thrombophilia-hypofibrinolysis contributed to ATCVD < or = age 45 years was assessed in 78 men and 40 women with 230 ATCVD events(More)
We describe a patient in remission from acute lymphoblastic leukemia who developed a painless common peroneal neuropathy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed nerve thickening and enhancement, while a positron emission tomography (PET) scan demonstrated increased fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in a large segment of the neurovascular bundle, suggesting(More)