Ramy Khalil

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The objective of this study was to determine the incidence and interobserver agreement of individual CT findings as well as the bowel injury prediction score (BIPS) in surgically proven bowel injury after blunt abdominal trauma. This HIPAA-compliant retrospective study was IRB approved and consent was waived. All patients 14 years or older who sustained(More)
Thirty-five patients diagnosed to have ovarian cancer (early FIGO stage I/II n = 11, advanced FIGO stage III/IV, n = 24) were evaluated for hemostatic parameters relating to survival outcome by 36 months of disease. Systemic plasminogen activators and inhibitors were evaluated and we found no significant association with survival outcome and eventually only(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple myeloma (MM) is a haematological malignancy associated with kidney injury resulting from cast nephropathy, which can be caused by monoclonal free light chains (FLC). It has been demonstrated that early reduction of FLC can lead to a higher proportion of patients recovering renal function with a better outcome, especially if high cut-off(More)
BACKGROUND The etiology of Behçet's disease (BD) is uncertain but there is strong evidence that the immune system is implicated in its pathogenesis. METHODS We assessed circulating immune complexes (CIC) in peripheral blood of 34 patients with BD, forming eight clinical groups, using a laser nephelometer to obtain more insight in the pathogenesis of(More)
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