Raymen Rammy Assaf

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Lysozyme (LZ), lactoferrin (LF), lactoperoxidase (LP), immunoglobulin G and secretory immunoglobulin A were extracted from camel milk. The activity of these protective proteins was assayed against Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhimurium and rotavirus. Comparative activities of egg white LZ, bovine(More)
BACKGROUND Therapeutic limitations of griseofulvin in treating onychomycosis have led to a search for alternative antimycotic agents. An optimal dosing regimen for fluconazole has yet to be defined. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to evaluate the intermittent use of fluconazole (either once-weekly or alternate-day dosing) without concurrent nail avulsion in(More)
The various agents of the superficial mycoses have been recognized for more than a century as causes of mild diseases affecting humankind. Two of these, Malassezia furfur and Trichosporon beigelii, are ubiquitous organisms now known to be opportunistic pathogens in susceptible patient populations. The clinical manifestation, pathogenesis, and treatment of(More)
Trans fats, also known as partially hydrogenated oils, have long been associated with cardiovascular disease. In 2003, the Food and Drug Administration mandated that trans fat content of ≥0.5 g be listed on food labeling; the next year, the World Health Organization released a recommended daily limit on trans fat intake. During the following decade,(More)
5 Department of General Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA Correspondence: Raymen Rammy Assaf, MD, MPH, MIA, Resident Physician, Pediatric Residency Program, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, rassaf@chla.usc.edu (fax: 818-249-8511) Abbreviated title: Child with Mediastinal Mass(More)
We describe a case of branchial cyst from the first branchial cleft in an 8-year-old patient, emphasizing the diagnostic difficulties of this type of lesion and the clinical aspects as well as the details of surgical treatment. The embryogenic origin and the anatomic relation with the facial nerve is recalled. Surgical treatment is indicated.
Little is known about the population of caregiving youth in the United States. We sought to describe the participation rates, demographics, and caregiving tasks among sixth graders served by the American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) in its Caregiving Youth Project (CYP) in Palm Beach County, FL and evaluate the perceived benefit of AACY services.(More)
Therapeutic techniques for in utero release of amniotic bands have relied on transecting instruments. We present an additional technique, blunt dissection, to release a constriction band in utero. The lower extremity that had detectable abnormalities during prenatal ultrasound had improved outcome after blunt in utero release of the amniotic band compared(More)
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