W Y Almawi

Summary

Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Contribution of selective HLA-DRB1/DQB1 alleles and haplotypes to the genetic susceptibility of type 1 diabetes among Lebanese and Bahraini Arabs
    Fayza A Al-Jenaidi
    Al Jawhara Center for Molecular Medicine, Genetics, and Inherited Diseases, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, P O Box 22979, Manama, Bahrain
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:5104-9. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Takayasu arteritis with high titre of antiphospholipid antibodies and MTHFR Polymorphism
    Adel Al Jishi
    Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Bahrain
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 20:47-50. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Association between adverse pregnancy outcomes and maternal factor V G1691A (Leiden) and prothrombin G20210A genotypes in women with a history of recurrent idiopathic miscarriages
    Touhami Mahjoub
    Research Unit of Haematological and Autoimmune Diseases, Faculty of Pharmacy, Monastir, Center University, Tunisia
    Am J Hematol 80:12-9. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint A case-control study on the association of idiopathic recurrent pregnancy loss with autoantibodies against beta2-glycoprotein I and annexin V
    Walid Zammiti
    Laboratory of Hematology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Monastir, Tunisia
    Reproduction 131:817-22. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Association of factor V gene polymorphisms (Leiden; Cambridge; Hong Kong and HR2 haplotype) with recurrent idiopathic pregnancy loss in Tunisia. A case-control study
    Walid Zammiti
    Research Unit of Haematological and Autoimmune Diseases, Faculty of Pharmacy, Monastir, Center University, Tunisia
    Thromb Haemost 95:612-7. 2006
  6. pmc Contribution of type 2 diabetes associated loci in the Arabic population from Tunisia: a case-control study
    Intissar Ezzidi
    Faculty of Pharmacy of Monastir, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
    BMC Med Genet 10:33. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint A case control study on the contribution of factor V-Leiden, prothrombin G20210A, and MTHFR C677T mutations to the genetic susceptibility of deep venous thrombosis
    Wassim Y Almawi
    Al Jawhara Center for Molecular Medicine, Genetics, and Inherited Diseases, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 19:189-96. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Factor V G1691A, prothrombin G20210A, and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase [MTHFR] C677T gene polymorphism in angiographically documented coronary artery disease
    Wassim Y Almawi
    Department of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 17:199-205. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Distribution of HLA class II (DRB1/DQB1) alleles and haplotypes among Bahraini and Lebanese Arabs
    W Y Almawi
    Faculty of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    Transplant Proc 36:1844-6. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of hepatitis C virus and hepatitis B virus among dialysis patients in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia
    W Y Almawi
    Faculty of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    Transplant Proc 36:1824-6. 2004

Collaborators

  • Hala Tamim
  • Raghid Kreidy
  • A A Motala
  • Walid Zammiti
  • Jean-Christophe Gris
  • Martine Vaxillaire
  • Einas M Al-Harbi
  • Ziad Daoud
  • Touhami Mahjoub
  • Sarra Saidi
  • Nabil Mtiraoui
  • Abeer M Al-Subaie
  • Naglaa A Fawaz
  • Najat Mahdi
  • Khadija Al-Ola
  • Noha Irani-Hakime
  • Ghada Ameen
  • Sofyan B Ammou
  • Lamia B Slamia
  • Ramzi R Finan
  • Iman K Al-Absi
  • Lobna Bouaziz-Borgi
  • N Mahdi
  • K Al-Ola
  • Intissar Ezzidi
  • R H Qaddourah
  • Fayza A Al-Jenaidi
  • Brahim Nsiri
  • F E Mustafa
  • Saria F Wakim-Ghorayeb
  • F S Alshaikh
  • A M Al-Subaie
  • M E Ali
  • Noha A Irani-Hakime
  • Molka Chaieb
  • Mouna Stayoussef
  • Nathalie Hezard
  • Umayya Musharrafieh
  • Abduljabbar Al-Abbasi
  • Sose H Keleshian
  • Pierre Najm
  • Sondes Hizem
  • Adel Al Jishi
  • Hanna Al-Habboubi
  • Abeer A Qadi
  • Rana M Nasser
  • H Al-Habboubi
  • Umayya M Musharrafieh
  • T Mahjoub
  • N Mahmood
  • F L Saldanha
  • K Magdoud
  • R R Finan
  • A W Almawi
  • Nahed Abdel Khalek
  • Maha Kacem
  • Stephane Cauchi
  • Philippe Froguel
  • Aurelie Dechaume
  • Emmanuel Vaillant
  • A Q Al-Irhayim
  • Z Al-Irhayim
  • Zaid Al-Irhayim
  • Farid Stephan
  • A Qader Al-Irhayim
  • Muhallab E Ali
  • I K Al-Absi
  • Isabelle Jureidini
  • Haya Khayyat
  • Arbi Chaieb
  • Hela Marmouche
  • Philipe Nguyen
  • Zied Aouni
  • Akbar Mohsin Mohammad
  • Bessem Louzir
  • Hanady Samaha
  • Pudukode R Krishnan
  • Georgina Timson
  • Mona R Arekat
  • Sondes Haizem
  • Nesrine Aboud
  • Lobna Borgi
  • Marc Busson
  • Hatem Bouraoui
  • Mona F Haddad
  • Iman Al-Sheikh
  • Layla Bashawery
  • Sameer Al-Arrayed
  • Abdulrahman Bu-Ali
  • Sara S Al-Othman

Detail Information

Publications56

  1. ncbi request reprint Contribution of selective HLA-DRB1/DQB1 alleles and haplotypes to the genetic susceptibility of type 1 diabetes among Lebanese and Bahraini Arabs
    Fayza A Al-Jenaidi
    Al Jawhara Center for Molecular Medicine, Genetics, and Inherited Diseases, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, P O Box 22979, Manama, Bahrain
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:5104-9. 2005
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Takayasu arteritis with high titre of antiphospholipid antibodies and MTHFR Polymorphism
    Adel Al Jishi
    Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Bahrain
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 20:47-50. 2005
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Association between adverse pregnancy outcomes and maternal factor V G1691A (Leiden) and prothrombin G20210A genotypes in women with a history of recurrent idiopathic miscarriages
    Touhami Mahjoub
    Research Unit of Haematological and Autoimmune Diseases, Faculty of Pharmacy, Monastir, Center University, Tunisia
    Am J Hematol 80:12-9. 2005
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint A case-control study on the association of idiopathic recurrent pregnancy loss with autoantibodies against beta2-glycoprotein I and annexin V
    Walid Zammiti
    Laboratory of Hematology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Monastir, Tunisia
    Reproduction 131:817-22. 2006
    ..001), and neither anti-annexin V nor anti-beta2-GPI IgM and IgG was associated with early-late RSA. Accordingly, anti-annexin V and anti-beta2-GPI should be regarded as independent risk markers of RSA...
  5. ncbi request reprint Association of factor V gene polymorphisms (Leiden; Cambridge; Hong Kong and HR2 haplotype) with recurrent idiopathic pregnancy loss in Tunisia. A case-control study
    Walid Zammiti
    Research Unit of Haematological and Autoimmune Diseases, Faculty of Pharmacy, Monastir, Center University, Tunisia
    Thromb Haemost 95:612-7. 2006
    ....
  6. pmc Contribution of type 2 diabetes associated loci in the Arabic population from Tunisia: a case-control study
    Intissar Ezzidi
    Faculty of Pharmacy of Monastir, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
    BMC Med Genet 10:33. 2009
    ..Our aim was to evaluate the contribution to T2D of five of these established T2D-associated loci in the Arabic population from Tunisia...
  7. ncbi request reprint A case control study on the contribution of factor V-Leiden, prothrombin G20210A, and MTHFR C677T mutations to the genetic susceptibility of deep venous thrombosis
    Wassim Y Almawi
    Al Jawhara Center for Molecular Medicine, Genetics, and Inherited Diseases, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 19:189-96. 2005
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Factor V G1691A, prothrombin G20210A, and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase [MTHFR] C677T gene polymorphism in angiographically documented coronary artery disease
    Wassim Y Almawi
    Department of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 17:199-205. 2004
    ..However, their contribution in the development of coronary artery disease [CAD] remains controversial. The aim of the study was to examine the association of these mutations in CAD...
  9. ncbi request reprint Distribution of HLA class II (DRB1/DQB1) alleles and haplotypes among Bahraini and Lebanese Arabs
    W Y Almawi
    Faculty of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    Transplant Proc 36:1844-6. 2004
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of hepatitis C virus and hepatitis B virus among dialysis patients in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia
    W Y Almawi
    Faculty of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    Transplant Proc 36:1824-6. 2004
    ..Future studies aimed at assessing the status and to monitor the progress of viral hepatitis infection among dialyzed and transfused patients will have a strong impact on patient diagnosis, follow-up, and treatment...
  11. pmc HLA class II profile and distribution of HLA-DRB1 and HLA-DQB1 alleles and haplotypes among Lebanese and Bahraini Arabs
    Wassim Y Almawi
    Al Jawhara Center for Molecular Medicine, Genetics and Inherited Diseases, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 11:770-4. 2004
    ....
  12. pmc Association of selective HLA class II susceptibility-conferring and protective haplotypes with type 2 diabetes in patients from Bahrain and Lebanon
    Wassim Y Almawi
    Department of Medical Biochemistry, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, P O Box 22979, Manama, Bahrain
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 13:1296-8. 2006
    ..Regression analysis confirmed that DRB1*070101-DQB1*0201 (Bahraini) and DRB1*110101-DQB1*0201 (Lebanese) were susceptibility-conferring haplotypes...
  13. ncbi request reprint Differences in the frequency of the C677T mutation in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene among the Lebanese population
    Wassim Y Almawi
    College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    Am J Hematol 76:85-7. 2004
    ..The distribution of the MTHFR C677T in Lebanon is unique with regard to its higher occurrence among Christians compared to Moslems, adding to the existing body of literature on the heterogeneity of its prevalence and distribution...
  14. ncbi request reprint On the link between Bcl-2 family proteins and glucocorticoid-induced apoptosis
    Wassim Y Almawi
    Genetics and Inherited Diseases, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, P O Box 22979, Manama, Bahrain
    J Leukoc Biol 76:7-14. 2004
    ....
  15. doi request reprint HLA DRB1*130101-DQB1*060101 haplotype is associated with acute chest syndrome in sickle cell anemia patients
    N Mahdi
    Department of Pediatrics, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Bahrain
    Tissue Antigens 73:245-9. 2009
    ..018), thus conferring disease susceptibility. Specific HLA alleles and haplotypes may influence ACS risk in SCA patients, and specific HLA genotypes may be useful markers for identifying high-risk SCA ACS patients...
  16. doi request reprint Evidence for HLA class II susceptible and protective haplotypes for osteomyelitis in pediatric patients with sickle cell anemia
    K Al-Ola
    Department of Pediatrics, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Bahrain
    Tissue Antigens 71:453-7. 2008
    ..These results show that specific HLA haplotypes influence SCA osteomyelitis risk and that specific HLA types may serve as markers for identifying SCA patients at high risk for osteomyelitis...
  17. ncbi request reprint A common mutation in 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene in two Arab communities
    H Al-Habboubi
    Department of Medicine, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    J Thromb Haemost 1:2246-8. 2003
  18. pmc Specific HLA-DRB and -DQB alleles and haplotypes confer disease susceptibility or resistance in Bahraini type 1 diabetes patients
    Einas M Al-Harbi
    College of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 11:292-6. 2004
    ..These results confirm the association of specific HLA-DR and -DQ alleles and haplotypes with type 1 diabetes and may underline several characteristics that distinguish Bahraini patients from other Caucasians patients...
  19. doi request reprint Case-control Study of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase mutations and hyperhomocysteinemia and risk of stroke
    Wassim Y Almawi
    College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 18:407-8. 2009
    ....
  20. pmc HLA class II haplotypes distinctly associated with vaso-occlusion in children with sickle cell disease
    Najat Mahdi
    Department of Pediatrics, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Manama, Bahrain
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 15:729-31. 2008
    ..Both susceptible (DRB1*100101-DQB1*050101) and protective (DRB1*110101-DQB1*030101 and DRB1*150101-DQB1*060101) haplotypes were identified, indicating that HLA class II haplotypes influence VOC risk...
  21. doi request reprint Endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene variants and haplotypes associated with an increased risk of idiopathic recurrent miscarriage
    W Y Almawi
    College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    Hum Fertil (Camb) 16:200-6. 2013
    ..Genetic variation at the NOS3 locus represents a genetic risk factor for increased susceptibility to IRM...
  22. pmc Association of the R67X and W303X non-sense polymorphisms in the protein Z-dependent protease inhibitor gene with idiopathic recurrent miscarriage
    F S Alshaikh
    Department of Medical Biochemistry, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    Mol Hum Reprod 18:156-60. 2012
    ..These differences remained significant after controlling for some covariates. These results demonstrate that both ZPI R67X and W303X non-sense variants and specific ZPI haplotypes are significantly associated with RSM...
  23. ncbi request reprint Association of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase A1298C but not the C677T single nucleotide polymorphism with sickle cell disease in Bahrain
    Iman K Al-Absi
    College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    Hemoglobin 30:449-53. 2006
    ..05). Homocysteine levels were normal in all subjects. This suggests that the A1298C, but not C677T, mutation is associated with the genotype of sickle cell disease...
  24. ncbi request reprint Varied prevalence of factor V G1691A (Leiden) and prothrombin G20210A single nucleotide polymorphisms among Arabs
    Wassim Y Almawi
    Al Jawhara Center for Molecular Medicine, Genetics and Inherited Diseases, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 20:163-8. 2005
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Gene frequencies of human platelet alloantigens in Bahraini Arabs
    Abeer M Al-Subaie
    Department of Medical Biochemistry, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    Am J Hematol 82:242-4. 2007
    ..Our results provide basic information for further studies of the HPA system polymorphism, which in turn will be instrumental in understanding and treating immune-mediated platelet disorders...
  26. doi request reprint Human platelet alloantigens (HPA) 1, HPA2, HPA3, HPA4, and HPA5 polymorphisms in sickle cell anemia patients with vaso-occlusive crisis
    Abeer M Al-Subaie
    Department of Medical Biochemistry, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    Eur J Haematol 83:579-85. 2009
    ..We investigated the distribution of HPA1, HPA2, HPA3, HPA4, and HPA5 alleles genotypes among VOC and non-VOC control SCA patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus prevalence among dialysis patients in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia: a survey by serologic and molecular methods
    Abeer A Qadi
    College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    Am J Infect Control 32:493-5. 2004
    ..This is the first report on viral hepatitis in Bahrain and the first to compare HBV/HCV among dialysis patients in the Eastern Arabian Peninsula...
  28. doi request reprint IL-10 gene promoter and intron polymorphisms and changes in IL-10 secretion in women with idiopathic recurrent miscarriage
    R H Qaddourah
    Department of Medical Biochemistry, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    Hum Reprod 29:1025-34. 2014
    ..Is recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) associated with polymorphisms in the promoter and intron regions of the interleukin-10 (IL-10) gene?..
  29. doi request reprint Depression, anxiety, and stress comorbidities in sickle cell anemia patients with vaso-occlusive crisis
    Najat Mahdi
    Department of Pediatrics, Salmaniya Medical Complex, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 32:345-9. 2010
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Molecular mechanisms of glucocorticoid antiproliferative effects: antagonism of transcription factor activity by glucocorticoid receptor
    Wassim Y Almawi
    Department of Medical Biochemistry, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    J Leukoc Biol 71:9-15. 2002
    ..Remarkably, GR did not affect the assembly of the preinitiation complex but acted proximally in inhibiting transcription factor activity and thus transcriptional initiation...
  31. ncbi request reprint Transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms of glucocorticoid antiproliferative effects
    Wassim Y Almawi
    Department of Medical Biochemistry, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
    Hematol Oncol 20:17-32. 2002
    ..However, these mechanisms are not mutually exclusive, since GCs may utilize more than one mechanism in exerting their anti-proliferative effect...
  32. ncbi request reprint Association of apolipoprotein E gene polymorphism with ischemic stroke involving large-vessel disease and its relation to serum lipid levels
    Sarra Saidi
    Research Unit of Hematologic and Autoimmune Diseases, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 16:160-6. 2007
    ..033). Our findings indicate that Apo 4 is an independent risk factor associated with an altered lipid profile in this study population...
  33. ncbi request reprint A case control study of deep venous thrombosis in relation to factor V G1691A (Leiden) and A4070G (HR2 Haplotype) polymorphisms
    Lobna Bouaziz-Borgi
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
    Exp Mol Pathol 83:480-3. 2007
    ..FV Leiden and FV HR2 haplotype are independent risk factors for DVT, and their coinheritance does not seem to increase significantly DVT risk imparted by either...
  34. ncbi request reprint Association of PAI-1 4G/5G and -844G/A gene polymorphism and changes in PAI-1/tPA levels in stroke: a case-control study
    Sarra Saidi
    Research Unit of Hematological and Autoimmune Diseases, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 16:153-9. 2007
    ....
  35. pmc Modulation of type 1 diabetes susceptibility by tumor necrosis factor alpha -308 G/A and lymphotoxin alpha +249 A/G haplotypes and lack of linkage disequilibrium with predisposing DQB1-DRB1 haplotypes in Bahraini patients
    Mouna Stayoussef
    University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 15:379-81. 2008
    ..TNF-alpha/LTalpha T1DM-susceptible (-308G/+249G) and protective (-308G/+249A) haplotypes were identified...
  36. ncbi request reprint Association of human platelet alloantigen 1 through 5 polymorphisms with ischemic stroke
    Sarra Saidi
    Research Unit of Hematological and Autoimmune Diseases, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
    Cerebrovasc Dis 25:81-6. 2008
    ..This is the first evidence demonstrating differential association of the common 5 HPA gene variants with stroke, with HPA-1b and HPA-5b representing strong genetic risk factors...
  37. ncbi request reprint C677T and A1298C single nucleotide polymorphisms in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene among Bahraini Arabs
    Hanna Al-Habboubi
    Thromb Haemost 91:843-5. 2004
  38. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of two thrombophilia predisposing mutations: factor V G1691A (R506Q; Leiden) and prothrombin G20210A, among healthy Lebanese
    Hala Tamim
    Thromb Haemost 88:691-2. 2002
  39. doi request reprint Livedoid vasculopathy associated with combined prothrombin G20210A and factor V (Leiden) heterozygosity and MTHFR C677T homozygosity
    Noha A Irani-Hakime
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, St Georges University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 26:31-4. 2008
    ..This is the first report on coexistence of prothrombin G20210A, factor V-Leiden, and homozygous MTHFR C677T with hyperhomocysteinemia in LV...
  40. ncbi request reprint Is seroprevalence of HTLV-I/II among blood donors in Lebanon relevant?
    Hala Tamim
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Am J Infect Control 32:220-3. 2004
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Factor V-Leiden, prothrombin G20210A, and MTHFR C677T mutations among patients with sickle cell disease in Eastern Saudi Arabia
    Naglaa A Fawaz
    Department of Hematology, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Hematol 76:307-9. 2004
    ..217; OR = 2.56). This suggested a low impact of inherited hypercoagulability risk factors in the pathogenesis of SCD and/or its complications...
  42. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of antiphospholipid antibodies, factor V G1691A (Leiden) and prothrombin G20210A mutations in early and late recurrent pregnancy loss
    Nabil Mtiraoui
    Research Unit of Haematological and Autoimmune Diseases, Faculty of Pharmacy, Monastir, Center University, Tunisia
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 119:164-70. 2005
    ..We assessed the prevalence of inherited (FV-Leiden and PRT G20210A), and acquired (anti-PL antibodies) risk factors among habitual aborters in Tunisia...
  43. ncbi request reprint Factor V G1691A (Leiden) and prothrombin G20210A single-nucleotide polymorphisms in type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Saria F Wakim-Ghorayeb
    St Georges University Hospital, Beirut
    Am J Hematol 80:84-6. 2005
    ..8%), and A/A (0.9% vs. 0.0%) genotypes was similar among patients and controls, respectively (P = 0.094). Neither FV-Leiden nor PRT G20210A was associated with, and no evidence for interactions between these mutations was seen in, T2DM...
  44. ncbi request reprint Low prevalence of antibodies to human T-lymphotropic virus-I/II among blood donors in eastern Saudi Arabia
    Naglaa A Fawaz
    Department of Hematology, King Faisal University, Damman, Saudi Arabia
    Am J Infect Control 33:189-91. 2005
    ..Although the very low prevalence of HTLV-I/II among Saudi donors does not support routine screening, screening of donors from other nationalities may be initiated, especially those from HTLV-I/II endemic areas...
  45. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of antibodies against hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus among blood donors in Lebanon, 1997-2003
    Noha Irani-Hakime
    St Georges University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Am J Infect Control 34:241-3. 2006
    ..22% (1997) to 0.16% (2003). Females had a higher prevalence of anti-HCV (P = .031) and HBsAg (P = .047). Results obtained are of value in light of the occurrence of HBV and HCV transmission by nonparenteral routes...
  46. ncbi request reprint Distinct association of factor V-Leiden and prothrombin G20210A mutations with deep venous thrombosis in Tunisia and Lebanon
    Lobna Bouaziz-Borgi
    Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Monastir, Tunisia
    Am J Hematol 81:641-3. 2006
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint MTHFR C677T and A1298C gene polymorphisms and hyperhomocysteinemia as risk factors of diabetic nephropathy in type 2 diabetes patients
    Nabil Mtiraoui
    Research Unit of Haematological and Autoimmune Diseases, Faculty of Pharmacy, Monastir, Center University, Tunisia
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 75:99-106. 2007
    ..153) and MTHFR 677T/T (OR, 9.799) were the only variables associated with DN, after adjusting for possible confounding variables. C677T, but not A1298C, SNP, is a risk factor for DN, presumably acting by elevating homocysteine levels...
  48. pmc Susceptible and protective human leukocyte antigen class II alleles and haplotypes in bahraini type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus patients
    Ayesha A Motala
    Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 12:213-7. 2005
    ..In Bahrainis with type 2 diabetes, there is a significant association with select HLA class II genotypes, which were distinct from those in type 1 diabetes...
  49. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of factor V G1691A (factor V-Leiden) and prothrombin G20210A gene mutations in a recurrent miscarriage population
    Ramzi R Finan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St Georges Orthodox Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Am J Hematol 71:300-5. 2002
    ..Women with a family or personal history of thrombosis should be screened before or early in the pregnancy for FV-Leiden and factor II G20210A mutations...
  50. ncbi request reprint Cervicovaginal coinfections with human papillomavirus and Chlamydia trachomatis
    Hala Tamim
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 43:277-81. 2002
    ..Collectively, this suggests that CT infection is a cofactor of HPV in CIN disease development, possibly by modulating the host's immunity and/or precipitation of chronic inflammation...
  51. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and distribution of the prothrombin G20210A mutation
    Hala Tamim
    Am J Hematol 71:235-6. 2002
  52. ncbi request reprint Seat belt use among adolescents in a developing country
    Umayya M Musharrafieh
    Eur J Public Health 13:92. 2003
  53. doi request reprint Polymorphisms of the human platelet alloantigens HPA-1, HPA-2, HPA-3, and HPA-4 in ischemic stroke
    Sarra Saidi
    Research Unit of Hematological and Autoimmune Diseases, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia
    Am J Hematol 83:570-3. 2008
    ..017) combined genotypes with stroke, after adjustment for a number of covariates. This is the first evidence demonstrating differential association of the common 4 HPA gene variants and specific HPA genotype combinations with stroke...
  54. ncbi request reprint Exposure of children to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and its association with respiratory ailments
    Hala Tamim
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut Medical Centre, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Asthma 40:571-6. 2003
    ..To assess the impact of domestic passive smoking (cigarettes or narghile) on the development of respiratory ailments among children ages 10-15 years...
  55. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia bacteremia traced to contaminated hospital water used for dilution of an alcohol skin antiseptic
    Rana M Nasser
    Department of Infection Control, Saint George Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:231-9. 2004
    ..To identify the source of an epidemic of Burkholderia cepacia bloodstream infections during 7 years (411 episodes in 361 patients)...
  56. ncbi request reprint Reduction in coagulation factor VII plasma levels by R353Q but not the -323P0/10 promoter polymorphism in healthy Tunisians
    Nabil Mtiraoui
    Hematological and Autoimmune Diseases Research Unit, Faculté de Pharmacie de Monastir, Université du Centre, Tunisia
    Am J Hematol 79:11-6. 2005
    ..These data suggest that part of the previously described effects on FVIIc levels associated with the R/Q polymorphism may be explained by genetic variation in the promoter region of the FVII gene...