Saad Rashid Al-Kaabi

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UNLABELLED Interleukin-28B (IL28B) polymorphisms have previously been reported to be strongly associated with spontaneous and treatment-induced HCV viral clearance. AIM To assess the impact of four different IL28B polymorphisms and their haplotype combination and interferon-c inducible protein 10 (IP-10) in response to treatment in Egyptian genotype 4(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical characteristics of Crohn's disease (CD) in Qatar. METHODS This is a retrospective descriptive study. We studied 50 CD patients admitted to Hamad General Hospital over a period of 8 years from January 1995 to December 2002. We retrospectively collected and analyzed the demographic and clinical data. We made the diagnostic(More)
Viral hepatitis is a major public health problem in many countries all over the world and especially in Middle East, Asia, East-Europe, and Africa. The aim of our study was to assess the incidence of viral hepatitis A, B and C in Qatar and compare it with other countries. This is a retrospective cohort study, which was conducted at Hamad General Hospital,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate the ability of the recently proposed albumin, international normalized ratio (INR), mental status, systolic blood pressure, age >65 years (AIMS65) score to predict mortality in patients with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). METHODS AIMS65 scores were calculated in 251 consecutive patients presenting with acute UGIB(More)
OBJECTIVES Beginning to do liver transplants in a developing country is challenging. We report on the first few liver transplants performed in Qatar and discuss future exceptions and challenges facing our program. MATERIALS AND METHODS The first liver transplant was performed in Qatar on December 6, 2011. Since starting the program, 4 deceased-donor liver(More)
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