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Prevalence of thromboembolic events among 8,860 patients with thalassaemia major and intermedia in the Mediterranean area and Iran.
Beta-thalassaemia is a congenital haemolytic anaemia characterized by partial (intermedia, TI) or complete (major, TM) deficiency in the production of beta-globin chains. The primary aim of thisExpand
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Correlation of liver iron concentration determined by R2 magnetic resonance imaging with serum ferritin in patients with thalassemia intermedia
Thalassemia intermedia is a highly diverse group of thalassemia syndromes associated with anemia and a range of specific complications, such as extramedullary hematopoiesis, leg ulcers, gallstonesExpand
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Consumer Knowledge, Attitudes and Salt-Related Behavior in the Middle-East: The Case of Lebanon
Sodium intake is high in Lebanon, a country of the Middle East region where rates of cardiovascular diseases are amongst the highest in the world. This study examines salt-related knowledge, attitudeExpand
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A minimally processed dietary pattern is associated with lower odds of metabolic syndrome among Lebanese adults
Objective To (i) estimate the consumption of minimally processed, processed and ultra-processed foods in a sample of Lebanese adults; (ii) explore patterns of intakes of these food groups; and (iii)Expand
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Screening for inherited thrombophilia might be warranted among Eastern Mediterranean sickle-ßeta-0 thalassemia patients
AbstractBackground: The role of genetic thrombophilia in the development of both micro and macro vascular complications in patients with hemoglobinopathies (Sickle cell disease and thalassemia) haveExpand
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Short Telomere Length is Associated with Aging, Central Obesity, Poor Sleep and Hypertension in Lebanese Individuals
In Lebanon, data stemming from national cross-sectional surveys indicated significant increasing trends in the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and associated behavioral and age-related riskExpand
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Underutilization of venous thromboemoblism prophylaxis in medical patients in a tertiary care center
Background New recommendations concerning the use of prophylactic anticoagulation for medically ill patients have been in use for some time now. This study aims at assessing how much house-staff in aExpand
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Genetic thrombophilia in patients with VTE in eastern mediterranean located tertiary care center; is it time to change the algorithm for thrombophilia work up decision making?
Background: Genetic thrombophilia work up performance is subject to debate because of the utility of the information it provides regarding prognosis of recurrence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) andExpand
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The public cost of 3 statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular events in 7 Middle East countries: not all of them can afford it.
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The Diagnostic Accuracy of 64-Detector Cardiac Computed Tomography Compared With Stress Nuclear Imaging in Patients Undergoing Invasive Cardiac Catheterization
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of nuclear stress imaging as compared with noninvasive coronary artery imaging using 64-detector row cardiac computedExpand
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