Tariq Siddiqui

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BACKGROUND The role of diet in renal cell carcinoma risk has been inconclusive. This study uses an integrative approach to assess the role of food groups and food items in renal cell carcinoma risk. DESIGN A case-control study was conducted from 2003-2006. SUBJECTS/SETTING Incident cases (n=335) were identified from hospital records and the Florida(More)
OBJECTIVE Preoperative treatment of rectal cancer with combined chemotherapy and radiation therapy has become a widely accepted strategy. The current challenge is to improve outcomes whereas minimizing morbidity and maximizing the potential for a sphincter sparing procedure. This study sought to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a combination of 2 novel(More)
The clinical significance of extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (EFAST) for diagnosis of pneumothorax is not well defined. To investigate the utility of EFAST in blunt chest trauma (BCT) patients. A single blinded, prospective study. Participants: All patients admitted with BCT (2011–2013). Level 1 trauma center in Qatar. Patients were(More)
A case control study of pregnancy/lactation associated breast carcinoma (PAC) was conducted on 24 test cases with two controls per case, matching age, tumor grade, tumor size and axillary lymph nodes status. During seven years of this study, 6% of all patients with breast cancer had PAC. In this study, 67% of the test cases showed positive axillary lymph(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease is 2-3 times more common in bipolar patients than the general population. Asymptomatic bipolar patients have electrocardiogram abnormalities at high rates. The question of heart function in asymptomatic bipolar subjects arises. METHODS This study examined the impact of exhaustive exercise on cardiac(More)
Previous studies have shown that gene therapy with inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) protects against myocardial infarction at 3 days after gene transfer. However, the long-term effects of iNOS gene therapy on myocardial ischemic injury and cardiac function are unknown. To address this issue, we used a recombinant adenovirus 5 (Ad5) vector (Av3) with(More)
The role of nitric oxide (NO) synthase inhibitors in indomethacin (INDO) -induced enteropathy was investigated in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Rats were subcutaneously administered 5% sodium bicarbonate (controls), two doses of INDO 7.5 mg/kg, and three different inducible NO synthase (iNOS) inhibitors at various concentrations 24 hr, apart; aminoguanidine(More)
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinicoradiologic entity. Neurotoxicity with characteristic watershed CT/MR imaging features characterize this condition. This case report describes PRES syndrome in a 35-year-old patient admitted with eclampsia. On the first postpartum day; she developed severe headache, generalized tonic-clonic(More)
BACKGROUND Estimation of foetal weight is essential in daily obstetric practice particularly close to term. It guides clinicians to finalize important obstetrical decisions. Low birth weight and excessive foetal weight at delivery both are associated with an increased risk of neonatal complications during labour and the puerperium. The objectives of this(More)
BACKGROUND Timely information about disease severity can be central to the detection and management of outbreaks of acute respiratory infections (ARI), including influenza. We asked if two resources: 1) free text, and 2) structured data from an electronic medical record (EMR) could complement each other to identify patients with pneumonia, an ARI severity(More)