Osama Abdullah Bawazir

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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Since the introduction of the closed technique for repair of pectus excavatum, increasing numbers of patients are presenting for surgery. However, controversy exists regarding the effects of repair on long-term cardiopulmonary outcome. This report details the effects over time of closed repair of pectus excavatum on pulmonary function,(More)
AIM The aim of this randomised clinical trial was to compare the clinical and radiographic success rate of 5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and 20% Formocresol (FC) as a pulpotomy medicament in carious primary molars. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-four children aged 4-8 years with at least 2 primary molars indicated for pulpotomy were included in this study.(More)
PURPOSE The authors report the use of absorbable mesh closure with subsequent skin graft or skin flap coverage for giant ruptured omphalocele. METHODS Retrospective review of a single surgeon's experience was conducted from 1996 through 2001. RESULTS Four infants were identified presenting an average of 4 weeks prematurely. All patients had an initial(More)
Glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) is an enteroendocrine hormone which is uniquely trophic for the intestine; a physiological role in regulating nutrient absorptive capacity is becoming apparent. GLP-2, independent of enteral feeding, stimulates a classical pattern of intestinal adaptation in terminal ileum following resection. Herein we investigate the(More)
BACKGROUND Vesicoureteral reflux is a risk factor for progressive renal damage. In addition to long-term antibiotic prophylaxis and open surgical re-implantation, endoscopic sub-mucosal intra-ureteral injection of implant material is a therapeutic alternative that gained a world-wide preference. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the(More)
An insulinoma is a rare tumour with an incidence of four cases per million per year in adults. The incidence in children is not established. There is limited literature available in children with insulinoma, and only one case is reported in association with Down's syndrome in adults. Insulinoma diagnosis is frequently missed in adults as well as in(More)
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