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Endocrine and musculoskeletal abnormalities in patients with Down syndrome
Down syndrome has a prevalence of one in 500 to one in 1,000 live births and is the most common cause of mental retardation. Most patients are treated in childhood and adolescence for mental orExpand
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Taurine Intestinal Absorption and Renal Excretion Test in Diabetic Patients
There is evidence that diabetes is characterized by taurine deficiency (1–4), which has been linked to diabetic retinopathy, neuropathy, and nephropathy (5–7). Taurine is involved in neuronalExpand
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Overview of the physiology and pathophysiology of leptin with special emphasis on its role in the kidney.
The adipocyte product leptin is a pleiotropic adipokine and hormone, with a role extending beyond appetite suppression and increased energy expenditure. This review summarizes the biology of theExpand
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Vascular complications of diabetes in Lebanon: Experience at the American University of Beirut:
Aim To examine the metabolic control and presence ofcomplications, among a cohort of diabetic patients in Lebanon. Method A total of 313 diabetic patients presenting for their usual care wereExpand
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Role of Gut-Related Peptides and Other Hormones in the Amelioration of Type 2 Diabetes after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective and durable therapy for obesity. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, the most commonly performed procedure worldwide, causes substantial weight lossExpand
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Short Telomere Length is Associated with Aging, Central Obesity, Poor Sleep and Hypertension in Lebanese Individuals
In Lebanon, data stemming from national cross-sectional surveys indicated significant increasing trends in the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and associated behavioral and age-related riskExpand
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PREVALENCE OF DIABETES IN GREATER BEIRUT AREA: WORSENING OVER TIME.
OBJECTIVE The Middle East North Africa region has one of the highest rates of diabetes, both in prevalence and in rate of increase. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence and associatedExpand
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Bisphenol A urinary level, its correlates, and association with cardiometabolic risks in Lebanese urban adults
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disruptor with multiple purported metabolic effects. This study aimed to measure BPA among Lebanese population, to identify its predictors, and to explore any linkExpand
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Bone loss in obesity and obstructive sleep apnea: a review of literature.
INTRODUCTION Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep-related respiratory disorder. It is associated with many endocrinopathies including hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, hypercortisolism, andExpand
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Enhancing nonmydriatic color photographs of the retina with monochromatic views and a stereo pair to detect diabetic retinopathy.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Nonmydriatic digital color imaging is rapidly gaining an important role in screening for diabetic retinopathy. However, it has yet to equal a dilated fundus examination orExpand
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