Fadi Abu Farsakh

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drain is an intervention used to relieve malignant biliary obstruction. This study aims to explore survival after biliary drain insertion, predictive factors of survival and effectiveness to reduce total bilirubin level. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of 72 patients who had(More)
Blood samples from a series of 797 nonselected Kuwaiti Bedouin infants less than 5 years old were analyzed for lead (Pb) and zinc protoporphyrin (Zpp). Elevated blood Pb concentration (greater than 25 micrograms/dl), which may indicate Pb poisoning, was found in 53 cases (6.8%). These children had a mean blood Pb concentration of 47.1 +/- 15.9(More)
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