Salah Sabbagh

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Ischemia-reperfusion injury occurs during coronary artery bypass graft operations. Strategies are needed to lower the extent of damage. Attempts to find these strategies have been occurring for more than 40 years, with remote ischemic preconditioning being one method. This review provides a look at potential mechanisms involved in remote ischemic(More)
We assess the use of thermo-expandable intra-prostatic stent (Memokath®, Engineers and Doctors A/S, Denmark) for the treatment of acute urinary retention (AUR) in men with significant co-morbidities for transurethral resection of prostate (TURP). We evaluate the pre- and post-operative complications, duration of stents in-situ and patients quality of life(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare morbidity and mortality of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (MI) undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery within 24 hours with those who had surgery delayed >24 hours. BACKGROUND Patients with ST-elevation MI are currently managed by emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). If PCI is(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a significant health care problem for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as a therapy for OSA is underused, and it is unknown if CPAP might reduce rates of AF. We systematically reviewed the published reports on CPAP use and risk of AF. MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Web of Science,(More)
Formerly known as central pontine myelinolysis, osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS) is defined by a symmetrical destruction of myelin sheaths involving mainly the central portion of the basis pontis without evidence of vascular involvement. We report the case of a 60-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with a 2-week history of(More)
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