Karim Z. Masrouha

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INTRODUCTION We evaluated the local recurrence rate (LRR) of bone sarcoma along the core-needle biopsy (CNB) tract in patients who underwent limb Salvage Surgery (LSS) following a diagnostic CNB performed irrespective of the planned surgical incision site and for which surgery did not involve any biopsy tract removal. METHODS A retrospective review of 10(More)
There are eight reported cases in the literature of osteosarcomas secreting β-hCG. Our primary aim was to investigate the rate of β-hCG expression in osteosarcoma and attempt to understand the characteristics of osteosarcomas that secrete β-hCG. We reviewed 37 histopathology slides (14 biopsies and 23 surgical specimens) from 32 patients with osteosarcoma.(More)
Frontal plane malalignment of the lower extremity results in abnormal load distribution across the knee joint. Consequences of this increased stress may lead to compartmental osteoarthritis. High tibial osteotomy is well established for early osteoarthritis of the knee joint in middle-aged patients. We hypothesize that earlier realignment of the varus knee(More)
We investigated the role of zoledronic acid on the regenerate and native bone after consolidation and removal of the external fixator in a rabbit model of distraction osteogenesis using 28 New Zealand white rabbits. The rabbits were randomly distributed into two groups. The first group received three doses of zoledronic acid (ZA) 0.1 mg/kg subcutaneously at(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this work was to determine the role of MRI in interpreting abnormal signals within bones and soft tissues adjacent to tumor bulk of osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma in a pediatric population by correlating MR findings with histopathology. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty patients met the inclusion criteria, which included (1) osteosarcoma(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of sildenafil citrate in a rat model of Nω-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME)-induced intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). STUDY DESIGN An in vivo experimental study was conducted where 40 pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to receive either: (1) control, (2) L-NAME 50 mg/kg/d by gavage (days 14 to(More)
Osteochondral lesions of the talus might be a more common cause of pain than previously recognized, especially among those involved in athletic activities. However, the location of an osteochondral lesion on the talar head is much less common than such lesions localized to the dome of the talus and can pose diagnostic difficulties. We present the case of a(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to determine the accuracy and observer agreement in the assessment of internal knee derangement using sagittal fat-suppressed proton-density fast-spin-echo (FS PD-FSE) compared with combined sagittal T1-weighted spin-echo, dual-proton-density, and T2-weighted spin-echo sequences and with arthroscopy. METHODS One hundred(More)
Fluoroquinolones are widely used antibiotics; however, numerous side effects have been reported in published studies, including a spectrum of tendinopathies, affecting numerous anatomic sites. Several risk factors have been identified, including advanced age (>60 years), corticosteroid use, renal failure or dialysis, female sex, and nonobesity. We present(More)