Haddia Bererhi

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OBJECTIVE To compare bone mineral density in patients with juvenile-onset Systemic lupus erythematosus and healthy controls. PARTICIPANTS Serial bone mineral density measurements in 27 patients with juvenile-onset systemic lupus were compared to 97 healthy age-matched controls. RESULTS All patients with juvenile-onset had low bone mineral density scores(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of multiparity on bone mass of the axial skeleton in a population of women of high parity. DESIGN Open study of Omani women. SETTING Medical physics department and clinical physiology department of a third degree referral (university) hospital. PARTICIPANTS A consecutive series of 159 normal women referred with(More)
Dual photon absorptiometry (DPA) of the lumbar spine (2nd, 3rd and 4th lumbar vertebrae) was carried out using a Norland 2600 bone densitometer on 194 Omani women (OW). The exclusion criteria were (1) any medical treatment known to affect calcium metabolism or bone mass, (2) osteomalacia or secondary osteoporosis, (3) the presence of osteophytes or(More)
A method of deconvolution analysis involving the use of the z-transform has been developed. When compared to the matrix method, it is shown, under certain circumstances, to be identical. In order to study the validity of the method, simple mathematical models have been constructed. The curves obtained with the computed method closely fitted those obtained(More)
Introduction The survival of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus has increased over the last decade, which is associated with increased risk of morbidity. Osteoporosis remains one of leading morbidity associated with long term survivals. Multiple factors have been proposed to contribute to osteopenia, including limited physical activity, imited(More)
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