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BACKGROUND In view of the stimulatory effect of glucose on reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, we investigated the possibility that a mixed meal stimulates ROS generation and possibly induces concomitant proinflammatory changes. OBJECTIVE The objective was to determine whether the intake of a 900-kcal mixed meal induces an increase in ROS generation(More)
Earthquakes remain damaging to human life and property. Recent reports point out that there is 50% chance to have a damaging earthquake in the next 50 years in Lebanon. Major health outcomes of earthquakes include physical injuries, cardiovascular effects and psychological reactions. Physical injuries are correlated with entrapment, higher number of floors(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the long-term prognosis of older patients with idiopathic exudative lymphocytic pleural effusion. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING A university-affiliated tertiary care center. PARTICIPANTS Forty-seven consecutive patients (aged 74.9+/-5.4) with idiopathic exudative lymphocytic pleural effusion were enrolled over a(More)
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