Wael M Al-Kattan

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Most Staphylococcus aureus infections occur in previously colonized persons who also act as reservoirs for continued dissemination. This study aimed to investigate the carriage of antimicrobial resistance and virulence markers in S. aureus isolates associated with nasal colonization. The study was conducted from December 2013-April 2014. Nasal swabs were(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis remains the most common indication for liver transplantation worldwide. Graft reinfection with HCV is nearly universal, causing significant morbidity and mortality. Spontaneous clearance of HCV after liver transplantation and retransplantation is extremely rare. We report a case of spontaneous clearance(More)
INTRODUCTION Meningoencephalitis is the most common clinical manifestation of cryptococcal infection, as the organism has a propensity to invade the CNS. Patients often present with elevated intracranial pressure, focal motor deficits, altered mentation and internal hydrocephalus. Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) has been(More)
Although there are many articles in the literature on the etiology, classification, and management of gynecomastia, the entity of unilateral gynecomastia has not received much attention. In this article, 15 consecutive males (seen over a 10-year period) with unilateral gynecomastia were retrospectively reviewed. The study showed the unique presentation in(More)
This paper describes a simple technique of fabrication of oral splints (from silicone blocks), which can be utilized in the postoperative period following the release and graft of anterior oral contractures in children. Advantages of the silicone splint when compared to standard acrylic splints are discussed.
OBJECTIVES Our program routinely used fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography as part of the liver transplant evaluation of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of this imaging modality in the pretransplant work-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a retrospective chart review of(More)
Budd-Chiari syndrome is a rare condition caused by interrupted hepatic venous outflow in the hepatic veins, inferior vena cava, or right atrium. Reports from the literature have delineated on focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH)-like lesions in association with Budd-Chiari Syndrome. To our knowledge, there are no reports about true FNH lesions in patients with(More)
Cobalt oxide nanoparticles (Co3O4-NPs) were synthesized using simple urea-based thermal decomposition method. Phase purity and particle size of as-synthesized nanoparticles were characterized through X-ray diffraction pattern (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy. Through XRD morphology of the Co3O4-NPs was found to be variable in size with range of 36(More)
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