Maroun M Abou Jaoude

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Dialysis patients are at risk for contracting blood-borne infections, including hepatitis viruses (HBV and HCV). The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of HBV and HCV infection among hamodialysis patients in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Study subjects comprised 81 Bahraini and 34 Saudi dialysis patients, and as control 7714 Bahraini and 2330 Saudi(More)
To assess percentages of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes in infected Lebanese patients referred to St. George Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon, 77 infected cases were studied. Of those, 27 were hemodialysis patients. Genotyping was performed by nested PCR of the HCV core-region with specific primers, followed by DNA enzyme-immunoassay using HCV type and(More)
Glucocorticoids (GCs) are used as immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory agents in treating organ transplantation rejection, autoimmune diseases, (hematological) cancers, and inflammatory disorders. GCs exert their effects through a multitude of mechanisms, the most significant of which is inhibition of cytokine production, and for some cytokines their(More)
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