Labib Gilles Debiane

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Lebanon is an eastern Mediterranean country inhabited by approximately four million people with a wide variety of ethnicities and religions, including Muslim, Christian, and Druze. In the present study, 926 Lebanese men were typed with Y-chromosomal SNP and STR markers, and unusually, male genetic variation within Lebanon was found to be more strongly(More)
BACKGROUND Health professionals and researchers have become increasingly interested in biomarkers that help them in diagnosis of infections with recent growing attention to procalcitonin (PCT) and pro-adrenomedullin (proADM). METHODS This study compares proADM to PCT as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of infection in febrile patients with hematologic(More)
PURPOSE Retroperitoneal lymph nodes are a recognized site of relapse in patients undergoing nephroureterectomy (NU) for high grade upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UC). Retrospective studies suggest that retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) may be curative at the time of NU for high grade upper tract UC. We hypothesized that chemotherapy followed(More)
Controlling flame shapes and emissions is a major objective for all combustion engineers. Considering the complexity of reacting flows, new optimization methods are required: this paper explores the application of control theory for partial differential equations to combustion. Both flame temperature and pollutant levels are optimized in a laminar Bunsen(More)
We present two patients with acute myelogenous leukemia who developed palatal mucormycosis, as well as a review of 15 well described reported cases of the same condition in patients who had hematologic malignancy and had undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Early diagnosis of palatal mucormycosis requires high suspicion of the disease along(More)
The field of diagnostic bronchoscopy has been revolutionized in the last decade primarily with the advent of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) but also with the addition of multiple different techniques for "guided-bronchoscopy". These advances have had a substantial impact in the management of lung cancer with bronchoscopy now providing both diagnosis and(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The current review describes the latest evidence in the management of malignant pleural effusions (MPE). RECENT FINDINGS Daily drainage of indwelling pleural catheters achieved auto-pleurodesis at a higher rate compared with every-other-day drainage [0.47 vs. 0.24; difference in proportion of 0.23; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.08-0.38;(More)
Viridans group streptococci (VGS), a leading cause of bloodstream infection (BSI) in cancer patients, are thought to arise from the gastrointestinal tract. We sought to determine whether central venous catheters may serve as the source of VGS BSI, and to compare the ability of the newly proposed mucosal barrier injury laboratory-confirmed BSI definition to(More)
Landaeta M, et al. BMJ Case Rep 2017. doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-221591 Description A 69-year-old man with invasive pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy. Three years later, a right upper lobe (RUL) lung mass was noted on surveillance imaging, suspicious for disease recurrence. He was treated for bronchitis(More)