Hisham Hussain Siddieg

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BACKGROUND/AIM The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of Ramadan fasting on metabolic markers, body composition and dietary intake in native Emiratis of Ajman, UAE with the metabolic syndrome (MS). DESIGN 19 patients (14 Female, 5 Male) aged 37.1 ± 12.5 years, were encouraged healthy lifestyle changes during fasting and data was collected 1 week(More)
BACKGROUND & AIM The co-existence of vitamin D deficiency with obesity and type 2 diabetes is highly prevalent in the United Arab Emirates. We do not have studies evaluating the vitamin D dose response and sufficiency, and if sufficient substitution dose during a longer period could decrease obesity or change fat distribution in obese type 2 diabetic(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the effect of Vitamin D3 supplementation on metabolic control in an obese type 2 diabetes Emirati population. METHODS This randomized double-blind clinical trial was conducted with 87 vitamin D-deficient obese, type 2 diabetic participants. The vitamin D-group (n=45) and the placebo group (n=42) were matched for gender, age, HbA1c and(More)
OBJECTIVE An increasing body of evidence has demonstrated the value of strategies based on cardiac troponin (cTn) assays in the diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We evaluated the performance and the practicability of 6 commercially available assays (5 cTnI and 1 cTnT) in patients with ACS. METHODS This(More)
BACKGROUND A rapid bedside whole-blood quantitative cTnT assay has recently been developed. We evaluated the reliability of this test for the diagnosis of myocardial injury in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). MATERIAL/METHODS Whole-blood cTnT levels were measured in 96 patients with ACS using the Roche Cardiac Reader(R) rapid bedside assay(More)
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