Fahed Youssef

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Some studies have suggested that lipid lowering with statins exerts favorable effects on the progression of chronic kidney disease. Therefore, the authors assessed the effects of short-term atorvastatin treatment on biochemical markers of renal function and evaluated duplex indices of renal blood flow (RBF) in patients with peripheral arterial disease.(More)
OBJECTIVES an increased intima media thickness (IMT) is an early indicator of the atherosclerotic process. We investigated the early effect of atorvastatin on the common carotid artery (CCA) and common femoral artery (CFA) IMT. METHODS the IMT was measured in the CCA and the CFA of hyperlipidaemic patients referred with peripheral vascular disease. The(More)
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is underdiagnosed and undertreated. This is despite the high vascular morbidity and mortality rates associated with PAD. There is also evidence that quitting smoking, improving the lipid profile, lowering the blood pressure, and administering antiplatelet drugs reduce the risk of vascular events in these patients. Secondary(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of lipid-lowering treatment on renal function in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). This was a retrospective study of hyperlipidemic claudicants referred to a vascular surgery and risk modification clinic. Serum creatinine and urate concentrations and the fasting lipid profile were(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with gallbladder cancer bony metastases are usually a late feature. CASE OUTLINE A 47-year-old woman presented with a 2-month history of right upper quadrant pain. Ultrasound scan showed gallstones and a thick-walled gallbladder. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed. Histopathology showed poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma(More)
BACKGROUND The use of vacuum suction drains after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and groin dissection for arterial reconstruction surgery remains controversial. A large multicentre prospective randomised trial would be needed to show any difference if clinical end points (infection and haematoma) are used. Therefore, we conducted a study to evaluate the value(More)
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