Raafat Ameen

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A total of 3,501 male subjects from six Arab countries living in Kuwait were investigated for quantitative and phenotypic distribution of red cell glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD). The ethnic origins of those investigated were Kuwait, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. The distribution of G6PD deficiency among the different ethnic groups varied(More)
Traditional cardiovascular risk factors are common among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. However the high prevalence of atherosclerosis and arterial calcification in CKD is far beyond the explanation by common cardiovascular risk factors. The aim of this study is to determine the incidence of cardiovascular calcification and its relation to(More)
Background: Cardiovascular diseases are common in hemodialysis (HD) patients and cardiovascular mortality is responsible for 50% of overall deaths in these patients. Epicardial fat thickness (EpFT) may be an effective marker for the prediction of cardiovascular diseases in hemodialysis patients. The thickness of EpF can be measured by echocardiography that(More)
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