Karam Dana

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We evaluated the response to growth hormone (GH) therapy in 150 children (97 boys) with Noonan syndrome (NS) by analyzing growth data from children with NS who were enrolled in the National Cooperative Growth Study and compared those data with National Cooperative Growth Study growth data from children with idiopathic growth hormone deficiency (IGHD) and(More)
This report reviews the results of six large blood pressuree surveys done on pediatric populations and points out factors responsible for differences in the blood pressure norms. The studies were selected on the basis of there being recent examinations of large numbers of children. Important differences in mean systolic pressures and 95th percentile values(More)
Religious institutions and places of worship have played a pivotal role in American Politics. What about the role of the mosque? Does the mosque, as an institution, in any sense play a different role than that of churches or synagogues in political participation? Some scholars have argued that Islam as a religion and a culture is incompatible with liberal,(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether values of blood pressure during exercise help predict which adolescents are prone to maintain high blood pressure. Dynamic and isometric exercise stress tests were performed on 131 adolescents who had had systolic or diastolic pressures greater than the 95th percentile on three examinations the previous(More)
All 133 women who began using the Norplant contraceptive implant between August and December of 1991 at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Baltimore were compared with a sample of 112 women who obtained prescriptions for the pill at the same clinic during the same time period. A multivariate analysis found that women of Medicaid are significantly more likely(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether there is a relationship between the peak GH level in pituitary stimulation tests and the growth rate in response to treatment with recombinant human growth hormone (GH). METHODS We identified 24 843 patients in the National Cooperative Growth Study database who had not been treated previously with GH therapy and divided(More)
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