Maha Ameen Rasheed

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Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) levels have been found to correlate with measurements of bone mineral density (BMD) in liver diseases. This study investigated the relationship between IGF-1, insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3) and BMD in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus. This study was conducted for 30 patients with chronic(More)
BACKGROUND Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous disease with numerous genetic abnormalities corresponding to a variety of subtypes. p53 is involved in multiple cellular pathways including apoptosis, transcriptional control, and cell cycle regulation. A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) at codon 72 of the p53 gene is associated with the risk(More)
BACKGROUND Ghrelin is a novel growth hormone-releasing peptide that causes a positive energy balance by stimulating food intake and inducing adiposity and has effects on growth. Many children with congenital heart disease (CHD) present with growth retardation and malnutrition owing to multifactorial reasons. AIM To evaluate the circulating level of(More)
BACKGROUND An essential milestone in pediatric transplantation is to find noninvasive biomarkers to monitor acute rejection (AR). In this retrospective (Case-control) study, we examined the role of Fas -670A/G and Fas Ligand (FasL) -843C/T gene polymorphisms in allograft nephropathy in pediatric renal transplant recipients. METHODS In 47 pediatric kidney(More)
BACKGROUND We studied JAZF1, ABCC8, KCNJ11and Notch2 gene expression and vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms (Fok1 and Bsm1) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and tried to find out their association with microvascular complications in these patients. METHODS The study was conducted on 180 patients (93 complicated and 87 noncomplicated)(More)
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