Neda' Rawashdeh

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The O-demethylation of dextromethorphan (DMT) to dextrorphan (DRP) was studied in 241 unrelated, healthy Jordanian volunteers (171 males, 70 females). Urine was collected for 8 h following a single oral dose of DMT bromhydrate 30 mg. A thin-layer chromatographic (TLC) technique was used to identify the metaboliser phenotype. The frequency of the poor(More)
The frequency distribution of the 8-h urinary ratio of log metoprolol/α-hydroxymetoprolol was assessed in 65 healthy, unrelated Jordanian volunteers. There was no apparent bimodality in the frequency distribution of this ratio among the subjects studied. The frequency of the poor metabolizer phenotype of metoprolol α-hydroxylation was 1.5% (one subject).(More)
The ability to oxidise trimethylamine (TMA) to trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) is distributed polymorphically within a British white population with the majority of individuals excreting greater than 90% of total urinary TMA as TMAO. The opposite extreme is characterised by a rare inborn error of TMA N-oxidation known as the fish-odour syndrome. However there(More)
We studied the content and secretion of renin by renal cortical slices obtained from ovine fetuses at 0.62-0.77 gestation (n = 5 immature) and at 0.84-1.00 gestation (n = 5 mature). Renin content of fresh slices and renin secretion after the incubation of slices in Robinson's medium with or without isoproterenol or dibutyryl (DB) adenosine 3',5'-cyclic(More)
1. The N-acetylation of dapsone (DDS) was studied in 160 unrelated healthy Jordanian volunteers. 2. The frequency of slow acetylators determined using the plasma monoacetyldapsone (MADDS) to DDS ratio (MADDS/DDS), was 67.5% with a 95% confidence interval of 59 to 76%. Slow acetylators had an acetylation ratio of less than 0.42. 3. Applying the(More)
The acetylator phenotype was determined in 31 insulin-dependent (IDDM) and 110 noninsulin-dependent (NIDDM) Jordanian diabetics, and was compared to that of 160 healthy volunteers of the same ethnic group. Dapsone was used as the test drug. The rapid acetylator phenotype was slightly less frequent in IDDM and slightly more frequent in NIDDM. Neither of the(More)
A rapid, specific and a one-stage protein precipitation method for simultaneous estimation of dapsone (DDS) and monoacetyldapsone (MAD) concentration in plasma and urine using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is described. The applicability of the method for monitoring DDS and MAD blood levels in two different acetylator phenotype volunteers(More)
A study of 260 Jordanians who became blind or visually impaired (according to World Health Organization standards) before the age of 15 years showed the dominant effects of genetically determined causes in two generations. Genetic causes were responsible for the visual impairment in 122 (77.7%) of 157 subjects in the group born after 1970 and for 69 (67%)(More)