Zuheir Bittar

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  • Z Bittar
  • Le Journal médical libanais. The Lebanese…
  • 1998
3865 consecutive newborns delivered between 2/1/91 and 7/31/93 were prospectively studied. All the neonates received a physical examination during the first 24 hours of life. Major congenital anomalies (MCA) were found in 64 newborns at incidence of 16.5/1000 births. 61 patients with full description included 40 with single and 21 with multiple MCA. Out of(More)
  • Z Bittar
  • Le Journal médical libanais. The Lebanese…
  • 1998
3367 consecutive births were reviewed prospectively. Population belongs mainly to a community with relatively underprivileged living conditions. Perinatal mortality was found at a rate of 22.4/1000 B. Early neonatal mortality formed 6.66/1000 B and stillbirth formed 15.83/1000 B. Low birth weight rate was 5.43% of live birth. Analysis of our findings(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to determine the microbial etiology and severity of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in Kuwait. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The severity of consecutive adult CAP cases admitted to 3 hospitals over a 1-year period was classified according to the Pneumonia Outcome Research Team (PORT) severity index. The microbial etiology was(More)
  • Z Bittar
  • Le Journal médical libanais. The Lebanese…
  • 1995
A prospective study of major congenital anomalies (MCA) in the newborn is planned for 3 years. This preliminary report included 2161 consecutive newborns who were examined in one year for the presence of MCA in one center whose population is mostly of unfavourable living conditions. Major anomalies were found in 32 infants at incidence of 14.8/1000 (B). 29(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the incidence and distribution of congenital heart diseases (CHD) in Beirut and its southern suburb. MATERIALS AND METHODS 27834 consecutive live births were examined (13894 boys and 13940 girls), between 1999 and 2002, in six hospital centers in Beirut and its southern suburb. CHD were analyzed according to age at diagnosis, sex and(More)
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