Khaled Lamine

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BACKGROUND Traumatic aortic injury is a frequent cause of death after blunt trauma, but few patients survive to reach a trauma center. The role of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in the diagnosis of traumatic aortic injury remains debated. METHODS Over a 9-yr period, 209 blunt trauma patients (mean age, 34 +/- 13 yr) were suspected of having(More)
OBJECTIVE We compared extubation time following daily interruption of sedation in intensive care unit patients with renal impairment with two sedation regimes remifentanil-midazolam and fentanyl-midazolam. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, randomized double-blind trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with renal impairment needing mechanical ventilation for more(More)
Following cardiac surgery, low-output syndrome is relatively common. Since this condition can lead to serious consequences, this postsurgical, low-output state should be reversed whenever possible. Patients with low-output syndrome need drug and fluid management aimed at enhancing cardiac contractility and at facilitating optimal myocardial loading. The(More)
The role of two polymorphisms C677T and A1298C of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene in the etiology of retinal vein occlusion (RVO) has not been adequately clarified. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of these polymorphisms among RVO Tunisian patients with and without systemic risk factors. Seventy-two patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a polygenic disease whose principal locus is the human leukocytes antigen (HLA) region. The aim of this study was to evaluate HLA DR-DQ alleles and to asses them as risk factors for type 1 diabetes in the Tunisian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 119 subjects with diabetes were tested for HLA class II alleles(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to compare the efficiency of low dose vs. varying doses of hyperbaric bupivacaine in spinal anesthesia for endoscopic urological procedures. METHODS Sixty consecutive patients were studied in a randomized prospective manner. They received either of 5 (Gr I), 7.5 (Gr II) or 10 mg (Gr III) of hyperbaric(More)
BACKGROUND Echinococcus disease is endemic in our country. Surgical resection of the hydatid cyst with the use of a protoscolicidal solution in the operative field remains the standard treatment. The degradation of hydrogen peroxide results in considerable amounts of gaseous oxygen witch has proven protoscolicidal properties. This gas can enter the(More)