Marie-Thérèse Sawaya

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OBJECTIVE The study examined the association between some biosocial factors, consanguinity and age at natural menopause in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). METHOD A cross-sectional population-based study using a multi-stage sampling design and face-to-face interview. RESULTS In a sample of 800 UAE females aged 40 years and above, there were 742 (85.8%)(More)
BACKGROUND The IDMPS is a study to identify changes in diabetes treatment practice in several developing countries. This paper focuses on diabetes management and compliance with guidelines in a Middle Eastern country like Lebanon. METHODS The cross-sectional data from the 2006 wave of two weeks duration on the Lebanese population along with the(More)
BACKGROUND No data exist on allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). AIM Our aim was threefold: (i) to determine the incidence of ACD; (ii) to identify responsible allergens using the European Standard Series, TRUE TEST, and other substances; (iii) to tentatively explore population-specific reactions in Al Ain, UAE. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Blood Pressure (BP) is not well controlled and factors that predict BP control are not well identified in Lebanon. Improvement of hypertension management requires an understanding of patients' characteristics and factors associated with uncontrolled BP. This national, multicentric, observational prospective study was designed to determine the(More)
Automated haematology analysers can rapidly provide accurate blood cell counts and white blood cell differentials. In this study, we evaluated four different haematology analysers for the detection of apoptotic lymphocytes in peripheral blood: MAXM A/L Retic, H*2, Cell-Dyn 3500 and NE-8000. With the MAXM A/L Retic haematology analyser, the apoptotic(More)
PURPOSE Treatment of newly diagnosed epilepsy with a single antiepileptic drug (AED) is the favored approach for seizure management. This observational study aimed to assess, under daily practice conditions, remission and retention rates with the first AED prescribed as monotherapy in patients newly or recently diagnosed with focal epilepsy. METHODS The(More)
Background: Blood Pressure (BP) is not well controlled and factors that predict BP control are not well identified in Lebanon. Improvement of hypertension management requires an understanding of patients’ characteristics and factors associated with uncontrolled BP. This national, multicentric, observational prospective study was designed to determine the(More)
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