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OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of narghile smoking on the weight of newborns. DESIGN Historical retrospective cohort. SETTING Six major hospitals in Greater Beirut, Lebanon. POPULATION Consecutive singleton newborns delivered from August 2000 to August 2003. METHODS Obstetric and nursery charts were reviewed to obtain information about maternal and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of low socioeconomic status indicators, specifically parental educational and occupational characteristics on neonatal health outcomes. METHODS Analysis of 3372 newborn infants admitted to five National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network centers (1 February 2000 to 31 January 2002). Outcomes included birth weight,(More)
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is an incretin hormone that regulates blood glucose level post-prandially. It has been proposed that GLP-1 can be used in type 2 diabetes (T2D) mellitus treatment because of its insulinotropic action. Despite its remarkable advantages, GLP-1 suffers the disadvantage of an extremely short half-life owing to its degradation by(More)