Karim H. Farhat

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Epidemiological studies have shown that the offspring of mothers who experience diabetes mellitus during pregnancy are seven times more likely to develop health complications than the offspring of mothers who do not suffer from diabetes during pregnancy. The present study was designed to investigate whether supplementation of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced(More)
Large databases focused on genetic susceptibility to prostate cancer have been accumulated from population studies of different ancestries, including Europeans and African-Americans. Arab populations, however, have been only rarely studied. Using Affymetrix Genome-Wide Human SNP Array 6, we conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) in which 534,781(More)
E-cadherin is a major component of adherens junctions that regulates cell shape and maintains tissue integrity. A complete loss or any decrease in cell surface expression of E-cadherin will interfere with the cell-to-cell junctions’ strength and leads to cell detachment and escape from the primary tumor site. In this prospective study, three functional(More)
BACKGROUND Benign prostatic hyperplasia-related lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are common among older men, the incidence and prevalence are increasing rapidly, and they are associated with diminished health-related quality-of-life (QOL). OBJECTIVE The aim was to describe the prevalence of LUTS in Saudi population and its relation to some other(More)
AIMS The aim of the following study is to assess the knowledge and attitude of men, in our region, regarding cancer prostate and its screening practices. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The field work was conducted in Riyadh City, during the period February through July 2011. It was a population - based cross-sectional study comprising 400 men over 40 years. In(More)
Mortality due to breast cancer is on the decline particularly in the western world because of early detection technique such as mammography. In spite of the real success, this has its limitation because women needs to get exposed to ionizing radiation and many women in the eastern world would not like to be subjected to such breast exposure due to cultural(More)
Reflecting the importance of adsorption as a major water purification method, the main objective of this research was to perform a sensitivity analysis on some of the common adsorption isotherms subject to measurement noise in data. Even though most of adsorption isotherms have been derived based on theoretical assumptions about the adsorption mechanism,(More)
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