Nahida Rifai

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BACKGROUND Bronchiolitis is a potentially life-threatening respiratory illness commonly affecting children who are less than two years of age. Patients with viral lower respiratory tract infection are at risk for co-bacterial infection. AIM The aim of our study was to evaluate the use of C-reactive protein (CRP) in predicting bacterial co-infection in(More)
UNLABELLED Congenital auriculo-ventricular blocks (CAVB) are usually linked to maternal auto-immune diseases and their management remains controversial. We report three cases of CAVB in preterm newborns managed using electro-stimulation with an external, followed by an internal pacemaker. Results and long-term follow-up were satisfactory in all three(More)
Recent modifications of pre existing Beta 2 drugs and new substances with a prolonged bronchodilator effect may improve asthmatic treatment, in term of duration of benefit and compliance to medication. Evaluation of bronchodilation is still debated. When single dose of drug is administered, nycthemeral rhythm, baseline pulmonary function are to be taken in(More)
BACKGROUND Acute gastroenteritis remains a common condition among infants and children throughout the world. In 1996, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) revised its recommendations for the treatment of infants and children with acute gastroenteritis. AIM The purpose of this survey was to determine how closely current treatment among Lebanese(More)
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