Mohamad A. Mouchli

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BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations are found in Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS) hypermobility subtype (HM). We aimed to assess associations between EDS HM and other EDS subtypes with GI manifestations. METHODS We reviewed medical records of EDS patients evaluated at Mayo Clinic's Medical Genetics Clinic 1994-2013. We extracted information(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of giardiasis in primary school children in Damascus city and the countryside, and to investigate the possible risk factors for giardiasis infection. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out on school children from 23 primary schools in Damascus, between March and June 2006. Data were collected from 1469(More)
BACKGROUND Neostigmine, an acetyl cholinesterase inhibitor, stimulates colonic motor activity and may induce vagally mediated cardiovascular effects. Our aim was to evaluate effects of i.v. neostigmine on colonic compliance and its safety in patients with chronic constipation. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed medical records of a selected group of 144(More)
BACKGROUND We studied the role of peripheral neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) on survival outcomes in colon and rectal cancer to determine if its inclusion improved prognostication within existing staging systems. PATIENTS AND METHODS Disease-free (DFS) and overall survival (OS) hazard ratios (HRs) of pretreatment NLR were calculated for 2536 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) may be at higher risk of malignancy after liver transplantation (LT) compared to other LT recipients. We aimed to determine the cumulative incidence of/risk factors for long-term cancer-related mortality in patients with PSC after LT. METHODS All adult patients underwent LT for PSC without(More)
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