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  • New 3-cyano-2-substituted pyridines induce apoptosis in MCF 7 breast cancer cells 

    Malki, Ahmed; Mohsen, Mona; Aziz, Hassan; Rizk, Ola; Shaban, Omima; ... more authors ( MDPI AG , 2016 , Article)
    The synthesis of new 3-cyano-2-substituted pyridines bearing various pharmacophores and functionalities at position 2 is described. The synthesized compounds were evaluated for their in vitro anti-cancer activities on five ...
  • Experiencing Loss: A Muslim Widow's Bereavement Narrative 

    Kristiansen, Maria; Younis, Tarek; Hassani, Amani; Sheikh, Aziz ( Springer New York LLC , 2016 , Article)
    In this article, we explore how Islam, minority status and refugee experiences intersect in shaping meaning-making processes following bereavement. We do this through a phenomenological analysis of a biographical account ...
  • Burden of diarrhea in the eastern mediterranean region, 1990-2013: Findings from the global burden of disease study 2013 

    Khalil I.; Colombara D.V.; Forouzanfar M.H.; Troeger C.; Daoud F.; ... more authors ( American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene , 2016 , Article)
    Diarrheal diseases (DD) are leading causes of disease burden, death, and disability, especially in children in low-income settings. DD can also impact a child's potential livelihood through stunted physical growth, cognitive ...
  • Activation of the pro-oxidant PKC?IIp66Shc Signaling pathway contributes to pericyte dysfunction in skeletal muscles of patients with diabetes with critical limb Ischemia 

    Vono, Rosa; Fuoco, Claudia; Testa, Stefano; Pirro, Stefano; Maselli, David; ... more authors ( American Diabetes Association Inc. , 2016 , Article)
    Critical limb ischemia (CLI), foot ulcers, former amputation, and impaired regeneration are independent risk factors for limb amputation in subjects with diabetes. The present work investigates whether and by which mechanism ...
  • Association of lipid profile and waist circumference as cardiovascular risk factors for overweight and obesity among school children in Qatar 

    Rizk, Nasser M.; Yousef, Mervat ( Dove Medical Press , 2012 , Article)
    Background: Childhood obesity is a national as well as worldwide problem. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of overweight and obesity among Qatari children with lipid profile and waist circumference as ...
  • Editorial: Novel Targeted Therapy for Lung Cancer 

    Malki, Ahmed M; Aziz, Hassan A ( OMICS International , 2015 , Article)
    Lung cancer accounts for about 27% of all cancer deaths and considered as the leading cause of cancer-associated death worldwide. Genotype-driven therapeutics is a standard of care for majority of subgroup of NSCLC patients ...
  • Qatar Biobank and Qatar Genome Programs Road Map 

    Althani, A ( OMICS International , 2015 , Article)
    Qatar Biobank “QBB” is a large-scale, long term medical research initiative for the population of Qatar, which will serve as a platform and driver of biomedical research to achieve benefits for Qatar’s communities. Following ...
  • Bioavailability and hypolipidemic effects of peanut skin polyphenols 

    Bansode, Rishipal R.; Randolph, Priscilla; Ahmedna, Mohamed; Williams, Leonard L.; Yu, Jianmei ( Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. , 2015 , Article)
    Peanut skin is a rich source of polyphenols, such as proanthocyanidins. Peanut skin proanthocyanidins mainly consist of a subgroup called procyanidins. Peanut-based procyanidins contain oligomers of both type A and type ...
  • Muslim Mothering and Migration 

    Jayyousi, Ghadir Fakhri; Roy, Roudi Nazarinia; Salim, Farid ( Research Institute for Progression of Knowledge , 2014 , Article)
    The purpose of this article is to review literature that provides insight on how immigrant Muslim mothers raise their children. In this article we acknowledge Muslim mothers’ struggle to maintain and transmit their ...
  • Communication Among Parents Who Share Physical Custody After Divorce or Separation 

    Markham, Melinda Stafford; Hartenstein, Jaimee L.; Mitchell, Yolanda T.; Khalil, Ghadir Aljayyousi ( SAGE Publications , 2015 , Article)
    This study produces a grounded theory of the process of communication with former partners for 30 men and women who share physical and legal custody of their children following divorce or separation. The formality of ...
  • Pigment epithelium-derived factor inhibits retinal microvascular dysfunction induced by 12/15-lipoxygenase-derived eicosanoids 

    Ibrahim, Ahmed S.; Tawfik, Amany M.; Hussein, Khaled A.; Elshafey, Sally; Markand, Shanu; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2015 , Article)
    We recently demonstrated that 12/15-lipoxygenase (LOX) derived metabolites, hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acids (HETEs), contribute to diabetic retinopathy (DR) via NADPH oxidase (NOX) and disruption of the balance in retinal ...
  • A lipidomic screen of hyperglycemia-treated HRECs links 12/15-Lipoxygenase to microvascular dysfunction during diabetic retinopathy via NADPH oxidase 

    Ibrahim, Ahmed S.; Elshafey, Sally; Sellak, Hassan; Hussein, Khaled A.; El-Sherbiny, Mohamed; ... more authors ( American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology , 2015 , Article)
    Retinal hyperpermeability and subsequent macular edema is a cardinal feature of early diabetic retinopathy (DR). Here, we investigated the role of bioactive lipid metabolites, in particular 12/15-lipoxygenase (LOX)-derived ...
  • Krabbe Disease in the Arab World 

    Zayed, Hatem ( IOS Press , 2015 , Article)
    The autosomal recessive inherited Krabbe disease (KD) is a devastating pediatric lysosomal storage disorder affecting white matter of the brain. It is caused by mutations in the gene coding for the lysosomal enzyme ...
  • Glycemic index of selected carbohydrate-based foods consumed in Qatar 

    Hassan, Abdelmoneim; Al Obeid, Tahra; Kerkadi, Abdelhamid; Medhat, Maha; Suheil, Ghadeer ( Taylor & Francis , 2010 , Article)
    This study determined the glycemic index (GI) of selected carbohydrate-rich foods consumed in Qatar. Recruited volunteers (n = 19) consumed two reference foods, glucose and white bread, and 10 test foods. The foods tested ...
  • A weight-management camp followed by weekly after-school lifestyle education sessions as an obesity intervention for Qatari children: a prospective cohort study 

    Taylor, Michael James; Vlaev, Ivo; Taylor, David, 1958-; Gately, Gately; Ahmedna, Mohamed; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2015 , Conference Paper)
    Background Weight-management camp interventions for obese children are eff ective for short-term weight loss. However, there is little evidence indicating how gains made with such interventions can be maintained in the ...
  • Production and Determination of Bioavailable Iron in Sorghum and White bean Noodles 

    Elobeid, Tahra; Berghofer, Emmerich; Kerkadi, Abdelhamid ( Enviro Research , 2014 , Article)
    The objective of this study was to find innovative approaches for the production of iron fortified noodles that are natural and economically feasible. The functional food was produced using different combinations . The ...
  • Editorial: State of art and science advances on nutrition and nutrigenetics in nutrition –related non-communicable diseases in Middle East 

    Soldati, Laura; Kerkadi, Abdelhamid; Amuna, Paul; Terranegra, Annalisa ( BioMed Central , 2015 , Article)
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  • Joint Associations of Activity Energy Expenditure and Sedentary Behaviors with Adolescent's Obesity and Dietary Habits 

    Al-Hazzaa, Hazzaa M.; Al-Sobayel, Hana I.; Abahussain, Nada A.; Qahwaji, Dina M.; Al-Haifi, Ahmad R.; ... more authors ( Lipincott, Williams, & Wilkins , 2014 , Conference Paper)
    PURPOSE: Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviors are thought to be independent entities and differently associate with adverse health outcomes. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the joint associations of ...
  • Resting Energy Expenditure in a Controlled Group of Young Arab Females: Correlations with Body Composition and Agreement with Prediction Equations 

    Hassan, Abdelmoneim; Mahdi, Aalaa; Hamade, Lara; Kerkadi, Abdelhamid; Yousef, Adel ( Scientific Research Publishing , 2013 , Article)
    Objectives: To assess correlates of body compositions measures and resting energy expenditure (REE) in young Arab females, and to compare measured REE values with values calculated from REE predictive equations. Methods: ...
  • High prevalence of the risk of overweight and overweight among Qatari children ages 9 through 11 

    Kerkadi, Abdelhamid; Hassan, Abdelmonem S.; Yousef, Adil Eltayeb M. ( Emerald , 2009 , Article)
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to estimate the prevalence of the risk of overweight and overweight in Qatari children ages 9 through 11 and to compare the prevalence using CDC and IOTF cut-offs. Design/methodo ...

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