Marc M Saad

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To document the maturational changes in the auditory brain stem response (ABR) of the rhesus monkey, longitudinal and cross-sectional data were collected on a panel of 31 animals during the first year of life. Each ABR test consisted of averaging 2048 responses to click stimuli delivered at a rate of 21 clicks/sec and elicited at 60, 40, 20 and 10 dB HL(More)
The purpose of this study was to provide a description of the morphology of the middle ear and related structures in the rhesus monkey, Macaca mulatta. From these descriptions, it can be seen that except for relative size differences, the middle ear system of the rhesus monkey bears close resemblance to that of man. The basic architecture is the same,(More)
BACKGROUND Assessment of quality of life (QOL) of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients (physical, mental, and social well-being) has become an essential tool to develop better plans of care. Objective of this study is to determine which demographic and biochemical parameters correlate with the QOL scores in patients with ESRD on hemodialysis (HD) using(More)
Calciphylaxis is a challenging complication of end-stage renal disease, with an unknown underlying mechanism. Several risk factors have been identified, such as hyperphosphatemia, hypercalcemia, hyperparathyroidism, low serum albumin levels, and history of warfarin therapy. This article presents a case of calciphylaxis provoked by reintroduction of warfarin(More)
BACKGROUND One factor associated with poor outcomes in hemodialysis patients is exposure to a foreign membrane. Older membranes are very bioincompatible and increase complement activation, cause leukocytosis by activating circulating factors, which sequesters leukocytes in the lungs, and activates platelets. Recently, newer membranes have been developed(More)
Critically ill patients receive a significant amount of fluids leading to a positive fluid balance; this dilutes serum creatinine resulting in an overestimated glomerular filtration rate. The goal of our study is to identify undiagnosed or underestimated acute kidney injury (AKI) in the intensive care unit (ICU). It will also identify the morbidity and(More)
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are three times more likely to have myocardial infarction (MI) and suffer from increased morbidity and higher mortality. Traditional and unique risk factors are prevalent and constitute challenges for the standard of care. However, CKD patients have been largely excluded from clinical trials and little evidence is(More)
Over the last decades, post-infectious glomerulonephritis underwent major changes in its epidemiology, pathophysiology, and outcomes. We are reporting a case of IgA-dominant post-infectious glomerulonephritis (IgA-PIGN) presenting as a fatal pulmonary-renal syndrome. An 86-year-old Filipino man presented with worsening dyspnea, hemoptysis, and decreased(More)
The influence of myogenic activity on the generation of slow negative evoked potentials (SN10) to octave, toneburst stimuli (0.5-2 Hz) was investigated in 5 rhesus monkeys (M. mulatta) by comparing responses obtained prior to and during total paralysis induced with curare. The SN10 could be easily elicited during paralysis, regardless of stimulus intensity,(More)
Following surgical clefting of the palates of nine Rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta), daily recordings of the middle ear pressure by tympanometry have shown fluctuations between high positive and negative values. High positive middle ear pressures were recorded during the recovery from otitis media, and it was suggested that these pressures were the result of(More)