Husam Ghusn

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BACKGROUND Vitamin D is an endogenous hormone known to regulate calcium levels in the body and plays a role in cognitive performance. Studies have shown an association between vitamin D deficiency and cognitive impairment in older adults. Lebanon has a high 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) deficiency prevalence across all age groups. METHODS In this(More)
OBJECTIVES In the North Africa and Middle East region, the illiteracy rates among older people are high, posing a great challenge to cognitive assessment. Validated diagnostic instruments for dementia in Arabic are lacking, hampering the development of dementia research in the region. The study aimed at validating the Arabic version of the 10/66 Dementia(More)
Several compounds, such as 4-MAPC (4-methyl-3-oxo-4-aza-5 alpha-pregnane-20- carboxylate), that inhibit conversion of testosterone (T) to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by 5 alpha-reductase have been demonstrated to reduce prostate size in rats and dogs. The current studies were undertaken to determine if this effect is due to a reduction in cell number, in(More)
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