Basem Azab

Summary

Publications

  1. pmc Elevated preoperative neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of increased long-term survival in minimal invasive coronary artery bypass surgery compared to sternotomy
    Basem Azab
    Department of Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Ave, Staten Island, NY, USA
    J Cardiothorac Surg 8:193. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of major adverse cardiac events among diabetic population: a 4-year follow-up study
    Basem Azab
    Department of Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
    Angiology 64:456-65. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Value of the pretreatment albumin to globulin ratio in predicting long-term mortality in breast cancer patients
    Basem N Azab
    Department of Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 206:764-70. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Value of albumin-globulin ratio as a predictor of all-cause mortality after non-ST elevation myocardial infarction
    Basem Azab
    Department of Internal Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
    Angiology 64:137-45. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint The value of the pretreatment albumin/globulin ratio in predicting the long-term survival in colorectal cancer
    Basem Azab
    Department of Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10305, USA
    Int J Colorectal Dis 28:1629-36. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Mean platelet volume/platelet count ratio as a predictor of long-term mortality after non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Basem Azab
    Department of Internal Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, NY 10305, USA
    Platelets 22:557-66. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Value of platelet/lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of all-cause mortality after non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Basem Azab
    Department of Internal Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10305, USA
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 34:326-34. 2012
  8. pmc Inadvertent malposition of a permanent pacemaker ventricular lead into the left ventricle which was initially missed and diagnosed two years later: a case report
    Medhat F Zaher
    Cardiology Department, Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
    J Med Case Reports 5:54. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of adverse outcomes of acute pancreatitis
    Basem Azab
    Department of Internal Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY, USA
    Pancreatology 11:445-52. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Usefulness of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in predicting short- and long-term mortality in breast cancer patients
    Basem Azab
    Department of Internal Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:217-24. 2012

Collaborators

  • Georges Khoueiry
  • Joseph T McGinn
  • Kassem Harris
  • Homam Alkaied
  • Nancy J Hogle
  • Tariq M Bhat
  • Valay Parikh
  • Nicholas Habib
  • Aldo Gamarra
  • Medhat F Zaher
  • Nidal Abi Rafeh
  • Rafik Abdou
  • James Lafferty
  • Michel Chalhoub
  • Theodore Maniatis
  • Rewais Morcus
  • Estelle Torbey
  • Emad A Barsoum
  • Samer Hassan
  • Jeffrey Kohn
  • Warren D Widmann
  • Scott W Bloom
  • Marc B Bogin
  • Soad G Bekheit
  • Robert V Wetz
  • Brahim Ardolic
  • Suzanne El-Sayegh
  • Duccio Baldari
  • Adam Edwards
  • Dina Abi-Fadel
  • James V Malpeso
  • Thomas Costantino

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. pmc Elevated preoperative neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of increased long-term survival in minimal invasive coronary artery bypass surgery compared to sternotomy
    Basem Azab
    Department of Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Ave, Staten Island, NY, USA
    J Cardiothorac Surg 8:193. 2013
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  2. doi request reprint Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of major adverse cardiac events among diabetic population: a 4-year follow-up study
    Basem Azab
    Department of Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
    Angiology 64:456-65. 2013
    ..8 (95% confidence interval 1.12-6.98, P = .027). The NLR is a significant independent predictor of MACEs in diabetic patients. Further studies with larger numbers are needed...
  3. ncbi request reprint Value of the pretreatment albumin to globulin ratio in predicting long-term mortality in breast cancer patients
    Basem N Azab
    Department of Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA Electronic address
    Am J Surg 206:764-70. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the predictive value of the albumin to globulin ratio (AGR) on survival in breast cancer patients...
  4. doi request reprint Value of albumin-globulin ratio as a predictor of all-cause mortality after non-ST elevation myocardial infarction
    Basem Azab
    Department of Internal Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
    Angiology 64:137-45. 2013
    ..34; HR 2.3, P = .004). The albumin-globulin ratio is a significant independent predictor of long-term mortality after NSTEMI in patients with normal serum albumin levels. Further studies are needed to explain the underlying mechanisms...
  5. ncbi request reprint The value of the pretreatment albumin/globulin ratio in predicting the long-term survival in colorectal cancer
    Basem Azab
    Department of Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10305, USA
    Int J Colorectal Dis 28:1629-36. 2013
    ..Low serum albumin was found as a predictor of long-term mortality in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Our aim was to evaluate the value of the pretreatment albumin/globulin ratio (AGR) to predict the long-term mortality in CRC patients...
  6. doi request reprint Mean platelet volume/platelet count ratio as a predictor of long-term mortality after non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Basem Azab
    Department of Internal Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, NY 10305, USA
    Platelets 22:557-66. 2011
    ..We suggest that using this ratio will magnify any existing relationship between platelet indices and mortality post-NSTMI. Further studies are needed to confirm our finding...
  7. ncbi request reprint Value of platelet/lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of all-cause mortality after non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Basem Azab
    Department of Internal Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10305, USA
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 34:326-34. 2012
    ..Among patients with PLR > 176, patients with dual antiplatelet therapy had lower mortality versus those with mono-platelet therapy. Further studies are needed to clarify these findings...
  8. pmc Inadvertent malposition of a permanent pacemaker ventricular lead into the left ventricle which was initially missed and diagnosed two years later: a case report
    Medhat F Zaher
    Cardiology Department, Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
    J Med Case Reports 5:54. 2011
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  9. doi request reprint Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of adverse outcomes of acute pancreatitis
    Basem Azab
    Department of Internal Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY, USA
    Pancreatology 11:445-52. 2011
    ..The value of the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) to predict the severity of acute pancreatitis has not been previously evaluated...
  10. doi request reprint Usefulness of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in predicting short- and long-term mortality in breast cancer patients
    Basem Azab
    Department of Internal Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:217-24. 2012
    ..To date, the utility of NLR to predict mortality in breast cancer patients has not been studied. Therefore, the aim of our study was to determine whether the NLR is predictive of short- and long-term mortality in breast cancer patients...
  11. doi request reprint Usefulness of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio in predicting short- and long-term mortality after non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Basem Azab
    Department of Internal Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Cardiol 106:470-6. 2010
    ..7. We strongly suggest the use of NLR rather than other leukocyte parameters (e.g., total white blood cell count) in risk stratification of the NSTEMI population...
  12. doi request reprint Usefulness of red cell distribution width in predicting all-cause long-term mortality after non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Basem Azab
    Department of Internal Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA basemnady2000 yahoo com
    Cardiology 119:72-80. 2011
    ..The aim of our study was to explore the predictive value of RDW on all-cause mortality in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI)...
  13. doi request reprint Pretreatment neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio is superior to platelet/lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of long-term mortality in breast cancer patients
    Basem Azab
    Department of Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
    Med Oncol 30:432. 2013
    ..Pretreatment NLR is an independent predictor of long-term mortality in breast cancer patients, whereas pretreatment PLR was not superior to absolute lymphocyte count alone in predicting long-term mortality...
  14. pmc Small cell lung cancer doubling time and its effect on clinical presentation: a concise review
    Kassem Harris
    Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305 USA
    Clin Med Insights Oncol 6:199-203. 2012
    ..The clinical presentation of acutely and rapidly growing SCLC can mimic those of pulmonary inflammatory or infectious disorders, and in some instances, this delays appropriate management and negatively affects patient outcome...
  15. pmc Gastroduodenal artery aneurysm, diagnosis, clinical presentation and management: a concise review
    Nicholas Habib
    Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Ave, Staten Island, NY, 10305, USA
    Ann Surg Innov Res 7:4. 2013
    ..The later adds the advantage of being a therapeutic option to prevent or stop bleeding. If this fails, surgery is still regarded as the standard for accomplishing a definite treatment...
  16. doi request reprint An unusual case of giant cardiac fibroelastoma mimicking left atrial myxoma in a patient presenting with syncope
    Georges Khoueiry
    Department of Cardiology, Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10305, USA
    J Clin Ultrasound 41:191-4. 2013
    ..This case illustrates another potential mechanism of syncope in patients with fibroelastomas...
  17. pmc Aortic pulse pressure is associated with the localization of coronary artery disease based on coronary flow lateralization
    Georges Khoueiry
    Department of Cardiology, Staten Island University Hospital, New York, USA
    Am J Hypertens 25:1055-63. 2012
    ..Thus, we hypothesized that increased systolic-diastolic pressure difference had a greater atherogenic effect on the RCA than on the LCA...
  18. pmc Prevalence of dysglycemia among coronary artery bypass surgery patients with no previous diabetic history
    Joseph T McGinn
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Heart Institute at Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Ave, Staten Island, New York, USA
    J Cardiothorac Surg 6:104. 2011
    ..Our hypothesis was that a substantial number of patients with dysglycemia that could be identified at the time of cardiothoracic surgery despite having no apparent history of diabetes...
  19. doi request reprint Primary neuroendocrine breast cancer, how much do we know so far?
    Homam Alkaied
    Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
    Med Oncol 29:2613-8. 2012
    ..These limitations make recommendations largely based on anecdotal and small observatory studies and call for the need for further research in this extremely rare tumor...
  20. doi request reprint Reverse Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in the setting of anaphylaxis treated with high-dose intravenous epinephrine
    Georges Khoueiry
    Department of Cardiology, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, New York 10305, USA
    J Emerg Med 44:96-9. 2013
    ..pheochromocytoma) or during anaphylaxis have been reported to cause apical ballooning syndrome, or takotsubo syndrome. However, reverse takotsubo stress cardiomyopathy is rarely seen or reported in anaphylaxis treated with epinephrine...
  21. doi request reprint Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of worsening renal function in diabetic patients (3-year follow-up study)
    Basem Azab
    Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY, USA
    Ren Fail 34:571-6. 2012
    ..Nevertheless, the value of NLR in predicting DN has not been elucidated...
  22. pmc Assessing the value of the SimPraxis laparoscopic cholecystectomy trainer
    Aldo Gamarra
    Department of Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, New York, USA
    JSLS 16:191-4. 2012
    ..Our aim was to determine whether the SimPraxis Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Trainer is an effective adjunct for training both junior and senior surgical residents...
  23. pmc Thymoma calcification: is it clinically meaningful?
    Kassem Harris
    Staten Island University Hospital, Department of Medicine, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
    World J Surg Oncol 9:95. 2011
    ..The histopathological diagnosis is still the only possible way to confirm the neoplastic nature of thymoma. All types of thymomas should be evaluated and managed independently of the presence of calcifications...
  24. ncbi request reprint A STEMI code protocol improves door-to-balloon time on weekdays and weekends
    Nidal Abi Rafeh
    Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY, USA
    J Healthc Qual 31:35-43. 2009
    ..0001). A STEMI Code protocol dramatically improves DTB and equalizes disparities between weekday and weekend care...
  25. doi request reprint Left atrial appendage lipoma: an unusual location of cardiac lipomas
    Georges Khoueiry
    Department of Cardiology, Staten Island University Hospital, New York, New York, USA
    Echocardiography 28:E91-3. 2011
    ..We report the first case of LAAL discovered incidentally on transesophageal echocardiogram during off pump coronary artery bypass grafting...
  26. pmc Unique presentation of Twiddler's syndrome
    Valay Parikh
    Valay Parikh, Emad A Barsoum, Rewais Morcus, Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY 10305, United States
    World J Cardiol 5:207-9. 2013
    ..In addition, it was detected 4 years after implantation of an automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator. This late representation is extremely uncommon. ..