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We report the case of a ten year old female student who complained of chronic back pain and morning stiffness of several months duration. She failed to respond to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). Further investigations which included bone and CT scan revealed the presence of an osteoid osteoma at the first sacral vertebra (S1 vertebra). The(More)
Procaine inhibited significantly (P less than 0.01) alanine accumulation in the rat intestinal strips in a concentration-dependent pattern, whereas it showed no effect on alanine uptake by the turtle intestinal cells. Colchicine and Vinca alkaloids at 5 X 10(-4) and 1.5 X 10(-6) M respectively caused a significant inhibition (P less than 0.01) of(More)
The health status of 2778 elementary students enrolled in twenty-five government schools in Beirut was evaluated. Parents completed special forms relating to demographic information, socioeconomic status, the students' medical and vaccination history, and the presence of certain medical conditions in the family. A complete physical examination of each(More)
The value of chest radiograph in the management of asymptomatic tuberculin positive (> 10mm) individuals is controversial. We reviewed the results from two centers in Beirut: The Employment Health Program at Makassed General Hospital (MGH) in 1984 and the Visa Applicants Program at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUB-MC) 1990-1991. All(More)
BACKGROUND Home health services play an important role in decreasing hospital admissions and physicians' medical house calls play an integral role in home health services. There is no national survey of physicians' house call practice in the Lebanon. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to provide some information about house call practice in the Lebanon.(More)
To determine the purified protein derivative conversion rate among Lebanese children we followed a cohort of 1236 students, ages 5-14 years, enrolled in 25 public schools in Beirut. All cases received an intradermal injection of purified protein derivative in 1992 and one year later. Test administration was done using standard techniques and results were(More)
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