Wissam Jaber

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SETTING American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon. OBJECTIVE To assess the performance of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using primers that flank 542 bp within IS6110 in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) vs. microscopy and BACTEC culture, in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. DESIGN A total of 82 clinical respiratory pulmonary specimens and 73(More)
Certain number of dysfunctions, particularly decline of blood flow or, recirculation, can decrease the adequacy of depuration, when central catheters are used. Ionic dialysance is available on some monitors (Integra), and reflects perfectly the effective urea clearance, permits to watch any variation in the effective clearance of the depuration system due(More)
OBJECTIVE Assess cerebrovascular CO2 reactivity changes using transcranial Doppler sonography (TCD) after oral premedication associating clonidine (2 micrograms.kg-1) and flunitrazepam (70 micrograms.kg-1) in patients scheduled for carotid stenosis surgery. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study, not randomized, the patient being his own "control". PATIENTS AND(More)
Tracheal or bronchial-mediastinal fistulas are a rare entity associated to high mortality. We report a case of a 58-year-old man with an unresectable non-small cell carcinoma of the lung, treated with chemoradiation followed by bevacizumab. Approximately, 6 weeks after starting bevacizumab he developed a severe cough with copious secretions He could not lie(More)
Foreign body aspiration is the fourth leading cause of death due to unintentional injuries. In 2004, 4470 people died because of inhalation or ingestion of food and other objects as per the National Safety Council Report. We report a rare case of accidental aspiration of an intact bag of cocaine, presenting with acute central airway obstruction and(More)
Occurrence of crescentic formation superimposed to idiopathic membranous glomerulopathy worsens severely its prognosis with evolution to end stage renal disease. We report the case of a 65 years old man with nephrotic idiopathic membranous glomerulopathy who subsequently developed an acute renal failure secondary to crescentic formation. Pulse of high dose(More)
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