Zouheir Bitar

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Ann Saudi Med 28(1) January-February 2008 www.kfshrc.edu.sa/annals 48 Pancytopenia is a serious hematological disorder that, apart from primary marrow failure, may be secondary to several other conditions. These include infection, radiation, drugs (especially cytotoxic drugs), and certain metabolic diseases.1 Among the latter, the association between(More)
AIM To explore possible causative factors in the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in disabled Croatian war veterans. METHOD The sample comprised 42 disabled Croatian war veterans, aged 19 to 44 years, accommodated in the VaraZdinske Toplice Rehabilitation Hospital for the purpose of long-term physical rehabilitation. Manifestation of(More)
Both non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in pregnancy and acute spontaneous tumor-lysis (ASTL) syndrome are rare. Here we present a 32-year-old Egyptian woman in the 27th week of pregnancy, who was admitted with epistaxis, lethargy, vomiting and dehydration. This patient developed ASTL syndrome secondary to undiagnosed NHL, but was not on any medication associated(More)
P1 Inhibition of jak/stat3 signaling pathway by small molecule r548 prevents inflammation in experimental murine lung injury model V. Karavana, I. Smith, G. Kanellis, I. Sigala, T. Kinsella, S. Zakynthinos George P. Livanos and Marianthi Simou Laboratories, Athens, Greece; Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc, South San Francisco, CA, USA; Evangelismos Hospital,(More)
The authors report a case of acute polyneuropathy revealing a solitary osseous plasmacytoma with osteo-dense and osteolytic bone lesions. Initially, the rapid progression of the sensory and motor loss led to treatment by plasma exchanges and irradiation of the plasmacytoma. Four months later, despite a significant improvement of the neurological condition,(More)
Introduction: We investigated the relationship between the ultrasonic B profiles and Spectral tissue Doppler echocardiography (E/E’ ratio), a non-invasive surrogate for left ventricular diastolic pressures, in patients presenting with suspicion of acute pulmonary edema. Methods: This is a prospective observational study of 61 consecutive patients presenting(More)
The risk of serious neurologic complications in spinal surgery for scoliosis is not insignificant. The recording of cortical somatosensory evoked potentials (CSEP) is an electrophysiological method of monitoring during surgery. Measurement of CSEPs was carried out before, during and after surgery in a preliminary series of 33 patients. These recordings were(More)
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