Rehab Makhlouf

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Nine low birth weight infants with neutropenia born to mothers with preeclampsia were treated with granulocyte-colony stimulating factor, 10 micrograms/kg intravenously, within 24 hours of birth and at 24-hour intervals for a maximum of three doses if neutropenia persisted. The absolute neutrophil count increased significantly in eight of the nine infants(More)
Neutropenia is often found at birth in infants born to mothers with preeclampsia, and is most likely present in utero. To determine whether this neutropenia is associated with an increased incidence of early-onset sepsis, we reviewed the hospital records of 301 low birth weight infants of mothers with preeclampsia. Early-onset sepsis was proved if the(More)
INTRODUCTION A case of a cutaneous metastasis as a first sign of a linitis plastica is reported. CASE REPORT A 57 year-old man presented for a cervical infiltrated skin plaque. Histological examination and immunohistochemical staining gave the diagnosis of metastasis probably of gastrointestinal origin. Gastric endoscopy and biopsy confirmed the diagnosis(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the renal, hemodynamic, and pulmonary effects of a 6-hour infusion of furosemide versus conventional bolus administration in premature infants. DESIGN Prospective, blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized study. SETTING Two level III, university-based neonatal intensive care units. PATIENTS Thirty premature infants with(More)
Many antioxidants have been investigated as hepato-protectors against ionizing radiation induced injury since they reduce the oxidative effect of the reactive oxygen species on normal cells. Spirulina is a potent scavenger of a variety of free radicals. The aim of this study was to investigate the radio-protective effect of Spirulina algae against oxidative(More)
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