Hussain A Ismaeel

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Impaired aortic distensibility index (ADI) is associated with cardiovascular risk factors. This study evaluates the relation of ADI measured by computed tomographic angiography (CTA) with the severity of coronary atherosclerosis in subjects with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Two hundred and twenty-nine subjects,age 63 ± 9 years, 42% female,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the agreement of bone mineral density (BMD) between lumbar (L) and individual thoracic (T) vertebrae and identify a standard thoracic spine level for BMD assessment in cardiac computed tomography (CT) images. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three hundred subjects who underwent simultaneous chest and abdomen CT scans for clinical indications were(More)
PURPOSE To create standard thoracic bone mineral density (BMD) values for patients undergoing cardiac computed tomography (CT) by using thoracic quantitative CT and to compare these BMDs (in a subpopulation) with those obtained by using lumbar spine quantitative CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS The institutional review board approved this HIPAA-compliant study.(More)
SETTING Decentralisation of directly observed treatment (DOT) for tuberculosis patients in three public centres in Djibouti city from April 2000. OBJECTIVES To evaluate decentralisation based on the success rate by site of treatment and according to certain critical variables. METHODS Comparative evaluation of the success rate of smear-positive patients(More)
A 28-year-old Lebanese thalassemia intermedia (TI) patient with homozygous IVS1-110 mutation sustained atypical chest pain of 1 day's duration. The EKG reading revealed ST segment elevation in the chest leads V(1) to V(5). Coronary angiography showed 2 plaques in the left anterior descending coronary artery. He underwent subsequent angioplasty with stenting(More)
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