Nabil Ghorayeb

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OBJECTIVE To verify whether left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) of elite competition athletes (marathoners) represents a purely physiological, adaptative process, or it may involve pathological aspects in its anatomical and functional characteristics. METHODS From November 1999 to December 2000, consecutive samples from 30 under 50-year-old marathoners in(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the frequency and other characteristics of some cardiovascular risk factors among physicians of São Paulo State, Brazil. METHODS From a questionnaire, 1395 voluntary physicians answered questions about personal and familial cardiovascular disease and risk factors, and blood pressure, serum total cholesterol, glucose, height and weight(More)
BACKGROUND During a session of prolonged and exhaustive exercise, such as a marathon race, large quantities of free radicals are produced and can oxidise (ox) several molecules, such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL). To prevent oxidative damage, athletes present higher antioxidant levels. However, the effect of marathon running on the natural IgM or IgG(More)
The fatigue induced by marathon races was observed in terms of inflammatory and immunological outcomes. Neutrophil survival and activation are essential for inflammation resolution and contributes directly to the pathogenesis of many infectious and inflammatory conditions. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of marathon races on surface(More)
The clinical efficacy and tolerability of isradipine was evaluated in 63 patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension [supine systolic blood pressure (SBP) greater than or equal to 160 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) greater than or equal to 95 mm Hg]. Patients were divided into two groups according to age: group A (n = 41), aged 37-69 years (mean(More)