• 12/15-Lipoxygenase-Derived Lipid Metabolites Induce Retinal Endothelial Cell Barrier Dysfunction: Contribution of NADPH Oxidase 

      Othman, Amira; Ahmad, Saif; Megyerdi, Sylvia; Mussell, Rene; Choksi, Karishma; ... more authors ( Public Library of Science , 2013 , Article)
      The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the effect of 12/15- lipoxygenase (12/15-LOX) metabolites on retinal endothelial cell (REC) barrier function. FITC-dextran flux across the REC monolayers and electrical ...
    • A cost effectiveness analysis of salt reduction policies to reduce coronary heart disease in four Eastern Mediterranean countries 

      Mason, Helen; Shoaibi, Azza; Ghandour, Rula; O'Flaherty, Martin; Capewell, Simon; ... more authors ( Public Library of Science , 2014 , Article)
      Background: Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is rising in middle income countries. Population based strategies to reduce specific CHD risk factors have an important role to play in reducing overall CHD mortality. Reducing ...
    • 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 ...
    • Adiponectin changes in HCV-Genotype 4: relation to liver histology and response to treatment 

      Derbala, M.; Rizk, N.; Al-Kaabi, S.; Amer, A.; Shebl, F.; ... more authors ( Blackwell Publishing Ltd , 2009 , Article)
      Summary.  Recently, attention has been focussed on adiponectin and its changes in different types of chronic liver disease. Its relation to hepatic fibrosis and insulin resistance in post-hepatitis liver disease is not ...
    • Advances in vaccination against avian pathogenic Escherichia coli respiratory disease: Potentials and limitations 

      Ghunaim, Haitham; Abu-Madi, Marwan Abdelhamid; Kariyawasam, Subhashinie ( Elsevier , 2014 , Article Review)
      Avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) is one of the most economically devastating pathogens affecting the poultry industry. This group of extra-intestinal E. coli causes a variety of clinical conditions including ...
    • Agricultural by-products as important food sources of polyphenols 

      Yu, Jiaguo; Ahmedna, Mohamed; Bansode, Rishipal R. ( Nova Science Publishers, Inc. , 2014 , Book chapter)
      Polyphenols are secondary metabolites of plants. Dietary phenolics are not only classified as human nutrients, but play important roles in human health and are therefore called nutraceuticals. Both epidemiological studies ...
    • The Amebas 

      Aziz, Hassan; Gockel-Blessing, Elizabeth A. ( W.B. Saunders , 2013 , Book chapter)
      The second edition is designed to cover the topic of parasitology comprehensively. It provides information on how to perform the clinical procedures needed to collect specimens and obtain diagnostically useful parasitic ...
    • Analysis of Resistance to Antimicrobials and Presence of Virulence/Stress Response Genes in Campylobacter Isolates from Patients with Severe Diarrhoea 

      Ghunaim, Haitham; Behnke, Jerzy M.; Aigha, Idil; Sharma, Aarti; Doiphode, Sanjay H.; ... more authors ( Public Library of Science , 2015 , Article)
      Campylobacter infections are a major cause of diarrhoea world-wide and two of the antimicrobials used for their control (erythromycin and ciprofloxacin) have been losing efficacy in recent years. In a sample of 174 ...
    • Anti-atherosclerotic plants which modulate the phenotype of vascular smooth muscle cells 

      Al-Shehabi, Tuqa Saleh; Iratni, Rabah; Eid, Ali H. ( Elsevier , 2016 , Article)
      Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of global death, with atherosclerosis being a major contributor to this mortality. Several mechanisms are implicated in the pathogenesis of this disease. ...
    • Antimicrobials: a global alliance for optimizing their rational use in intra-abdominal infections (AGORA) 

      Sartelli, Massimo; Weber, Dieter; Ruppé, Etienne; Bassetti, Matteo; Wright, Brian; ... more authors ( BioMed Central , 2016 , Article)
      Intra-abdominal infections (IAI) are an important cause of morbidity and are frequently associated with poor prognosis, particularly in high-risk patients. The cornerstones in the management of complicated IAIs are timely ...
    • Assessment of vitamin D and vitamin A intake by female students at the United Arab Emirates University based on self-reported dietary and selected fortified food consumption 

      Laley, Louis C; Kerkadi, Abdelhamid; Wasesa, Abdulkadar Ah; Rao, Madduri V; Aboubacar, Adam ( Taylor & Francis , 2011 , Article)
      In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), many adolescent girls and women (especially the UAE citizens) are not adequately exposed to sunlight and their dietary intake of vitamin Dis insufficient to fulfill the required recommended ...
    • The Association between Serum LDL Cholesterol and Genetic Variation in Chromosomal Locus 1p13.3 among Coronary Artery Disease Patients 

      Rizk, Nasser M.; El-Menyar, Ayman; Egue, Huda; Wais, Idil Souleman; Baluli, Hissa Mohamed; ... more authors ( Hindawi , 2015 , Article)
      Background. Several polymorphisms of a locus on chromosome 1p13.3 have a significant effect on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), atherosclerosis, and acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods. We aimed to investigate ...
    • 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 ...
    • Associations of Vitamin D Receptor Polymorphisms with Coronary Artery Diseases 

      Sharif, Elham; Rizk, Nasser; Abu Aqel, Sirin; Masoud, Ofelia (2016 , Poster)
      Background: Previous studies have investigated the association of rs1544410, rs7975232 and rs731236 polymorphisms on vitamin D receptor gene and its impact on diseases such as cancer, diabetes and hypertension in different ...
    • Bacteremia and septicemia in Qatar 

      Al-Thani, Asma ( Ministry of Defence And Aviation , 1999 , Article)
      Objectives: The aims of the study are to define the pattern of bacteremia and septicemia in Hamad Medical Corporation in relation to the susceptibility of the implicated microbes to various antimicrobial agents. Methods: ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Blue Button Project: Engaging Patients in Healthcare by a Click of a Button 

      Mohsen, Mona Omar; Aziz, Hassan A. ( American Health Information Management Association , 2015 , Article)
      The Blue Button project has become a way for many Americans to download their health records by just a click in any way that suits them, such as in print, on a thumb drive, or on their mobile devices and smartphones. Several ...
    • “Breakthrough Therapies” for Breast Cancer Metastasis. 

      Malki, A; Mohsen, M; Aziz, H ( OMICS International , 2015 , Article)
      Breast Cancer Metastasis (MBC) is an ultimate death sentence remains a challenge for clinicians worldwide.According to the Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Awareness Network about 155,000 patients are living nowadays with ...
    • 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 ...
    • The cardiovascular implication of single nucleotide polymorphisms of chromosome 9p21 locus among Arab population 

      El-Menyar, Ayman A.; Rizk, Nasser M.; Al-Qahtani, Awad; AlKindi, Fahad; Elyas, Ahmed; ... more authors ( Medknow Publications , 2015 , Article)
      Background: Based on several reports including genome-wide association studies, genetic variability has been linked with higher (nearly half) susceptibility toward coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to evaluate the ...