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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that appear during the first few years of life and affect a child's ability to coordinate body movements. Muscles may become weak and floppy, or rigid and stiff because of cerebral palsy. The risk of having this condition is higher in babies born prematurely or at low birth weights. Brain injuries that occur early in the course of development are usually the cause of this ... more

Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis

When the Achilles tendon becomes inflamed or irritated, Achilles tendinitis occurs. Usually sports that put a lot of pressure on the calf muscles and Achilles tendon cause this condition, such as basketball and tennis. Additionally, a sudden increase in the intensity or frequency of exercise may also end up causing Achilles tendinitis. Achilles tendinitis is often short-lived when it's treated immediately, but if left untreated, it ... more

IgA Nephropathy (Berger's Disease) (Ig A Glomerulonephritis)

IgA Nephropathy (Berger's Disease) (Ig A Glomerulonephritis)

When an antibody called IgA lodges in the kidney hampering its ability to filter waste and excess water from the blood, a common kidney disease called IgA nephropathy or Berger’s disease occurs. This disease can contribute to blood and protein in the urine with time as well as swollen hands, feet and elevated blood pressure.   This disease doesn’t have a cure though some medications help in slowing its course. IgA ... more

Airplane Ear

Airplane Ear

When the airplane is climbing at the beginning of a flight or when it is descending at the end of the flight a person may experience airplane ear (also called barotitis media, barotrauma or aerotitis media), due to the fast changes in altitude and the stress exerted on the tympanic membrane (eardrum) and other middle ear tissues when the air pressure in the middle ear becomes different from the air pressure in the environment. ... more

Nephrotic syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome disorder is caused by damage to the small blood vessels called glomeruli in the kidneys that filter waste and excess water from blood; these small blood vessels keep blood protein from seeping into the urine and out of the body when they are healthy, but they do not perform this function effectively when they are damaged and protein can leak out of the blood and lead to edema.   Taking medications and treating ... more

Gas and gas pains

Gas and gas pains

People generally pass gas at least 12 or more times a day. Everyone has gas and gas pains, however, some people have excess gas and gas pains, which bothers them most of the time. Gas that cannot be passed could sometimes cause intense and intermittent abdominal pain.   Despite the fact gas and gas pains can't be stopped, however, there are a few simple measures that could help relieve discomfort and embarrassment, and help ... more

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Effect of physical inactivity on major non-communicable diseases worldwide: an analysis of burden of disease and life expectancy

Effect of physical inactivity on major non-communicable diseases worldwide: an analysis of burden of disease and life expectancy

The Lancet, 380/9838 Published: 2012-07-21

Strong evidence shows that physical inactivity increases the risk of many adverse health conditions, including major non-communicable diseases such as coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and breast and colon cancers, and shortens life expectancy. Because much of the world's population is inactive, this link presents a major public health issue
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Global trends in antiretroviral resistance in treatment-naive individuals with HIV after rollout of antiretroviral treatment in resource

Global trends in antiretroviral resistance in treatment-naive individuals with HIV after rollout of antiretroviral treatment in resource

The Lancet, doi:10.1016 Published: 2012-07-23

The emergence and spread of high levels of HIV-1 drug resistance in resource-limited settings where combination antiretroviral treatment has been scaled up could compromise the effectiveness of national HIV treatment programmes. We aimed to estimate changes in the prevalence of HIV-1 drug resistance in treatment-naive individuals with HIV since initiation of rollout in resource-limited settings.
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Radical Prostatectomy versus Observation for Localized Prostate Cancer

Radical Prostatectomy versus Observation for Localized Prostate Cancer

NEJM, 367:203-213 Published: 2012-07-19

The effectiveness of surgery versus observation for men with localized prostate cancer detected by means of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing is not known.
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Dr. Samer Al-Jneidy

Dr. Samer Al-Jneidy Pediatrician

Dr. Hani Najjar

Dr. Hani Najjar Pediatrics, Neurology

Dr. Faisal Dibsi

Dr. Faisal Dibsi Specialist of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Dr . Dirar Abboud

Dr . Dirar Abboud Hepatologist – Gastroenterologist

Dr. Tahsin Martini

Dr. Tahsin Martini Degree status: M.D. in Ophthalmology

Samir Moussa M.D.

Samir Moussa M.D. ENT Specialist

Yaser Habrawi , F.R.C.S.Ed

Yaser Habrawi , F.R.C.S.Ed Consultant Ophthalmologist

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