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Retroperitoneal Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy.

Chirurgia (Bucur) 2018 Jul-Aug;113(4):542-550

Retroperitoneal Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (RLRP) has been introduced in our department as the first line treatment for patients with localized prostatic cancer and life expectancy over 10 years. At the time, the surgical team had already extensive experience in minimally invasive urologic surgery. Our aim is to describe the laparoscopic technique we currently use and to analyze our oncologic and functional results. Read More

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Serum B2-microglobulin concentration correlates with urinary concentrations of type 1 collagen cross-linked N-telopeptides and deoxypyridinoline in rheumatoid arthritis.

Ann Saudi Med 1998 Mar-Apr;18(2):113-6

Departments of Medicine, Rheumatology Unit, Pathology, and Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait.

Background: Determination of serum ss2-microglobulin concentration, an invasive procedure, has been advocated for monitoring patientsA centAA response to treatment in rheumatoid arthritis. The object of this study was to find out if serum ss2-microglobulin concentration correlated with urinary excretions of type 1 collagen crosslinked N-telopeptides (NTx) and deoxypyridinoline (Pyrilinks-D) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Subjects And Methods: Using chemiluminiscent assay, serum ss2-microglobulin concentrations were estimated in 25 female patients with active RA, 25 female with inactive disease, and 25 age-matched healthy female controls. Read More

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October 2012

The effects of aging on muscle strength and functional ability of healthy Saudi Arabian males.

Ann Saudi Med 1999 May-Jun;19(3):211-5

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Loss of muscle strength as a result of normal aging is reported to impair functional ability in various communities. The purpose of this study was to determine the age at which loss of muscle strength and functional ability begins, and to establish a preliminary baseline for the pattern of changes in muscle strength and functional ability of aging in adult healthy Saudi Arabian males.

Subjects And Methods: A sample of 160 healthy Saudi Arabian males aged 20-89 years participated in this study. Read More

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October 2012

Clustering of trisomy 18 in Kuwait: Genetic predisposition or environmental?

Ann Saudi Med 1999 May-Jun;19(3):197-200

Kuwait Medical Genetic Centre, and Department of Community Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

Background: This study describes 59 newborns with regular trisomy 18 (EdwardsA centAA syndrome, T18) who were ascertained clinically and cytogenetically at the Kuwait Medical Genetic Centre from 1994 to 1997, out of 118 T18 cases identified from 1980 to 1997.

Materials And Methods: T18 cases were ascertained clinically and cytogenetically shortly after birth. In addition to assessing the T18 birth prevalence rate and confidence limits during the years 1994-1997, we investigated the possible etiological factors by a case-control study with normal healthy newborns. Read More

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October 2012
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