Nabil M Mansour

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BACKGROUND AND AIM The exact factors predisposing to colonic diverticulosis other than age are unknown. METHODS Cross-sectional study of asymptomatic subjects undergoing screening colonoscopy. A detailed dietary and social questionnaire was completed on all participants. A worldwide review of the literature was performed to further investigate any(More)
OBJECTIVES Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are associated with an increased risk of bone fractures. This study sought to evaluate the effect of PPIs on biochemical markers of calcium and bone metabolism. METHODS Prospective matched controlled study involving healthy adult males (age 18-50years) suffering from frequent heartburn. Patients received(More)
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a leading cause of acute liver failure and is the most frequent reason for post-marketing drug withdrawal. The spectrum of liver injury is wide, ranging from mild and subclinical injury, noticeable only on routine biochemical testing, to fulminant liver failure and death. Antibiotics, as a group, are a leading cause of(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate long term effects of orofacial regulation therapy with modified Castillo-Morales palatal plate on 68 Down children that attended our Unit from 1992 to 2001. Corrections obtained with palatal plate therapy were evaluated according to the following parameters: spontaneous lingual protrusion based on three level(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS We assessed the temporal relationship between abdominal pain and elevation in liver function tests (LFTs) in patients with acute symptomatic choledocholithiasis. METHODS Retrospective study of patients that presented within 12 hours of pain onset and were subsequently found to have choledocholithiasis. RESULTS We identified 40 patients(More)
To the Editor: By analyzing the National Health Insurance data on the use of statins and risk factors of gastric cancer in 337 gastric cancer patients and 1,348 propensity-matched controls, Dr Chiu et al. ( 1 ) revealed that statin use was associated with a 32 % reduction in risk (an odds ratio of 0.68) of gastric cancer in Taiwan. However, it is not(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a standard-dose versus half-dose 10-day triple regimen for the eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection. METHODS A total of 115 consecutive patients with documented infection were enrolled in this open-label trial. Group A (standard dose) received rabeprazole (20 mg), amoxicillin (1 g), and(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by cessation of breathing during sleep. Conscious sedation (CS) induces sleep and may uncover sleep-related breathing disorders. OBJECTIVE To determine whether snoring during CS is a sensitive predictor of OSA. DESIGN Matched cohort study. SETTING University-based ambulatory endoscopy center.(More)
BACKGROUND There is a mismatch between the requirements of the multifaceted role of academic physicians and their education. Medical institutions use faculty development initiatives to support their junior academic physicians, however, these rarely revolve around academic physician competencies. The aim of this study was to identify these academic physician(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of CYP2C19 polymorphism and cotherapy with rabeprazole or esomeprazole on the antiplatelet effect of clopidogrel. Patients receiving clopidogrel 75 mg ± rabeprazole or esomeprazole underwent genotyping for CYP2C19*2 and CYP2C19*3, and vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein testing to measure platelet(More)