Khaled Omar

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Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) due to placental insufficiency is a leading cause of perinatal complications for which there is no effective prenatal therapy. We have previously demonstrated that intraplacental injection of adenovirus-mediated insulin-like growth factor-1 (Ad-IGF-1) corrects fetal weight in a murine IUGR model induced by mesenteric(More)
BACKGROUND Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is a risk factor for adult cardiovascular disease. Intraplacental gene transfer of human insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) corrects birth weight in our mouse model of FGR. This study addresses long term effects of FGR on cardiac function and the potential preventive effect of IGF-1. STUDY DESIGN Laparotomy was(More)
OBJECTIVE We tested the effects of selective reduction of placental blood flow by mesenteric uterine artery branch ligation (MUAL) resulting in fetal growth restriction (FGR). METHODS Timed mated C57BL/6J Day(D) 18 dams were divided into two groups: MUAL (n = 18); and control-sham (n = 18). Pups were delivered on D20, cross-fostered to surrogate CD-1(More)
Resistin and visfatin have been proposed as playing a role in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance. We assessed the relationship between their serum concentrations and insulin resistance in lean, obese diabetic and obese non-diabetic. We explore their relationship with inflammatory markers and anthropometric parameters in obese patients. We measured serum(More)
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