Rabih R Azar

Summary

Affiliation: American University of Beirut Medical Center
Country: Lebanon

Publications

  1. doi Comparison between a second and a third generation parathyroid hormone assay in hemodialysis patients
    Marie Hélène Gannagé-Yared
    Department of Endocrinology, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon Electronic address
    Metabolism 62:1416-22. 2013
  2. doi Relation between androgens and cardiovascular risk factors in a young population
    Marie Hélène Gannagé-Yared
    Department of Endocrinology, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 74:720-5. 2011
  3. pdf [Vitamin D status in Lebanese university students]
    Marie Hélène Gannagé-Yared
    Division of Endocrinology, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, St Joseph University USJ, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 58:191-4. 2010
  4. ncbi Predictors of intra-operative parathyroid hormone decline in subjects operated for primary hyperparathyroidism by minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
    M H Gannagé-Yared
    Department of Endocrinology, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Endocrinol Invest 32:160-4. 2009
  5. doi Vitamin D in relation to metabolic risk factors, insulin sensitivity and adiponectin in a young Middle-Eastern population
    Marie Hélène Gannagé-Yared
    Departments of Endocrinology, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    Eur J Endocrinol 160:965-71. 2009
  6. doi Prevalence and predictors of vitamin D inadequacy amongst Lebanese osteoporotic women
    Marie Hélène Gannagé-Yared
    Department of Endocrinology, Saint Joseph University, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
    Br J Nutr 101:487-91. 2009
  7. doi Osteoprotegerin in relation to body weight, lipid parameters insulin sensitivity, adipocytokines, and C-reactive protein in obese and non-obese young individuals: results from both cross-sectional and interventional study
    Marie Hélène Gannagé-Yared
    Department of Endocrinology, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    Eur J Endocrinol 158:353-9. 2008
  8. ncbi Use of desmopressin as an alternative to corticotropin-releasing hormone during inferior petrosal sinus sampling in a child with Cushing's disease
    M H Gannagé-Yared
    Department of Endocrinology, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Endocrinol Invest 30:434-8. 2007
  9. ncbi Pravastatin does not affect insulin sensitivity and adipocytokines levels in healthy nondiabetic patients
    Marie Hélène Gannagé-Yared
    Division of Endocrinology, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Metabolism 54:947-51. 2005
  10. ncbi Serum adiponectin and leptin levels in relation to the metabolic syndrome, androgenic profile and somatotropic axis in healthy non-diabetic elderly men
    Marie Hélène Gannagé-Yared
    Department of Endocrinology, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    Eur J Endocrinol 155:167-76. 2006

Collaborators

  • Rima Chedid
  • Elie Salame
  • Viviane Trak-Smayra
  • Cesar Yaghi
  • S Jambart
  • R Noun
  • Rafic Baddoura
  • Marie Hélène Gannagé-Yared
  • Simon Khalife
  • M H Gannagé-Yared
  • Georges Halaby
  • Mireille Azar
  • Ghassan Maalouf
  • Myrna Germanos-Haddad
  • G Halaby
  • Michelle Semaan
  • Florence Fares
  • Michele Elias
  • Tony Ibrahim
  • Dania Chelala
  • Zeina Abou Rahal
  • Chirine Farès
  • Roland Kassab
  • Antoine Sarkis
  • Leila Abs
  • Georges Badaoui
  • Emmanuel Valentin
  • R Medlej
  • Josephine Norquist
  • A Saab
  • Samir Challita
  • Julie Chandler
  • S Khalife
  • C Atallah
  • Nelly Ziade
  • Yasser Yaghi
  • M Amm-Azar
  • B Abboud
  • Emmanuel Azzi
  • Amal Chalfoun
  • Fernand Zoghbi
  • Bassem Habre
  • R M Chidiac Wehbe
  • S Slaba
  • T Rizk
  • Cynthia Sfeir
  • Rana Chemali
  • Mireille Amm-Azar
  • Ramy Neemtallah
  • R Naaman
  • I Mansour
  • M Azoury

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. doi Comparison between a second and a third generation parathyroid hormone assay in hemodialysis patients
    Marie Hélène Gannagé-Yared
    Department of Endocrinology, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon Electronic address
    Metabolism 62:1416-22. 2013
    ..The purpose of our study was to compare a third generation PTH assay to a second generation one in a population of hemodialysis subjects...
  2. doi Relation between androgens and cardiovascular risk factors in a young population
    Marie Hélène Gannagé-Yared
    Department of Endocrinology, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 74:720-5. 2011
    ..We studied this relationship in a randomly selected population of Lebanese students...
  3. pdf [Vitamin D status in Lebanese university students]
    Marie Hélène Gannagé-Yared
    Division of Endocrinology, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, St Joseph University USJ, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 58:191-4. 2010
    ..In addition, we found, after adjustment for BMI and season, no gender difference in 25(OH)D levels while the winter season and a high BMI negatively affect vitamin D status...
  4. ncbi Predictors of intra-operative parathyroid hormone decline in subjects operated for primary hyperparathyroidism by minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
    M H Gannagé-Yared
    Department of Endocrinology, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Endocrinol Invest 32:160-4. 2009
    ..The predictors of intra-operative PTH (IOPTH) decline during minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) for primary hyperparathyroidism have been but poorly studied...
  5. doi Vitamin D in relation to metabolic risk factors, insulin sensitivity and adiponectin in a young Middle-Eastern population
    Marie Hélène Gannagé-Yared
    Departments of Endocrinology, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    Eur J Endocrinol 160:965-71. 2009
    ..In addition, the relation between 25(OH)D and adiponectin is unclear. The purpose of this study is to look at these relations in non-obese young individuals...
  6. doi Prevalence and predictors of vitamin D inadequacy amongst Lebanese osteoporotic women
    Marie Hélène Gannagé-Yared
    Department of Endocrinology, Saint Joseph University, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
    Br J Nutr 101:487-91. 2009
    ..001; P=002 and P=0.02 respectively). There is an urgent need to increase vitamin D supplement use in Middle-Eastern osteoporotic women, more particularly in those from the Muslim community...
  7. doi Osteoprotegerin in relation to body weight, lipid parameters insulin sensitivity, adipocytokines, and C-reactive protein in obese and non-obese young individuals: results from both cross-sectional and interventional study
    Marie Hélène Gannagé-Yared
    Department of Endocrinology, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    Eur J Endocrinol 158:353-9. 2008
    ..We analyzed the relation of osteoprotegerin (OPG) with insulin sensitivity, lipid profile, serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT), adipocytokines, and C-reactive protein (CRP) in obese and non-obese subjects...
  8. ncbi Use of desmopressin as an alternative to corticotropin-releasing hormone during inferior petrosal sinus sampling in a child with Cushing's disease
    M H Gannagé-Yared
    Department of Endocrinology, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Endocrinol Invest 30:434-8. 2007
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  9. ncbi Pravastatin does not affect insulin sensitivity and adipocytokines levels in healthy nondiabetic patients
    Marie Hélène Gannagé-Yared
    Division of Endocrinology, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Metabolism 54:947-51. 2005
    ..The effect of statins on insulin resistance is controversial and poorly studied in nondiabetic subjects. In addition, the effect of statins on leptin and adiponectin has never been studied...
  10. ncbi Serum adiponectin and leptin levels in relation to the metabolic syndrome, androgenic profile and somatotropic axis in healthy non-diabetic elderly men
    Marie Hélène Gannagé-Yared
    Department of Endocrinology, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    Eur J Endocrinol 155:167-76. 2006
    ..We investigated the association between both adiponectin and leptin, and the metabolic syndrome (MetS), lipid parameters, insulin sensitivity, sex steroids and IGF-I in healthy non-diabetic Lebanese men...
  11. ncbi Circulating osteoprotegerin is correlated with lipid profile, insulin sensitivity, adiponectin and sex steroids in an ageing male population
    Marie Hélène Gannagé-Yared
    Department of Endocrinology, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 64:652-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to look at the correlates of OPG in an elderly male population...
  12. ncbi Effects of a short-term calcium and vitamin D treatment on serum cytokines, bone markers, insulin and lipid concentrations in healthy post-menopausal women
    M H Gannagé-Yared
    Department of Endocrinology, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Endocrinol Invest 26:748-53. 2003
    ..The interesting association we found between OPG and some cardiovascular risk markers deserves further investigation...
  13. ncbi Dietary calcium and vitamin D intake in an adult Middle Eastern population: food sources and relation to lifestyle and PTH
    Marie Hélène Gannagé-Yared
    Department of Endocrinology, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res 75:281-9. 2005
    ..People at most risk for secondary hyperparathyroidism should be advised to increase their dietary calcium (mostly animal calcium) and vitamin D, to take supplements, or to increase their sun exposure...
  14. ncbi Percutaneous coronary intervention increases leptin and decreases adiponectin levels
    Rabih R Azar
    Division of Cardiology, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital and the Saint Joseph University School of medicine, Beirut, Lebanon
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 65:712-6. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that inflammation participates in the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome by modulating levels of adiponectin and leptin...
  15. ncbi Effects of clopidogrel on soluble CD40 ligand and on high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in patients with stable coronary artery disease
    Rabih R Azar
    Division of Cardiology, The Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, The Saint Joseph University School of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon
    Am Heart J 151:521.e1-521.e4. 2006
    ..Our study was designed to test the effects of clopidogrel on soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40l) and on high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  16. doi Comparison of the effects of combination atorvastatin (40 mg) + ezetimibe (10 mg) versus atorvastatin (40 mg) alone on secretory phospholipase A2 activity in patients with stable coronary artery disease or coronary artery disease equivalent
    Mireille Azar
    Division of Cardiology, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital and Saint Joseph University School of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon
    Am J Cardiol 107:1571-4. 2011
    ..003), diabetes mellitus (p = 0.04) and combination therapy with ezetimibe/atorvastatin (p = 0.05). In conclusion, this study demonstrates that coadministration of ezetimibe and atorvastatin decreases sPLA2 activity...
  17. ncbi Effects of tirofiban and statins on high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, and soluble CD40 ligand following percutaneous coronary interventions in patients with stable coronary artery disease
    Rabih R Azar
    Division of Cardiology, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, St Joseph University School of Medicine, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
    Am J Cardiol 95:236-40. 2005
    ..06), whereas statins significantly inhibited increases in interleukin-6 and, to a lesser extent, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein without affecting the soluble CD40 ligand...
  18. doi Effect of ezetimibe/atorvastatin combination on oxidized low density lipoprotein cholesterol in patients with coronary artery disease or coronary artery disease equivalent
    Rabih R Azar
    Division of Cardiology, Hôtel Dieu de France Hospital and Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    Am J Cardiol 106:193-7. 2010
    ..In conclusion, this study demonstrates that ezetimibe decreases ox-LDL cholesterol through reductions in total LDL cholesterol and in large buoyant LDL cholesterol...
  19. ncbi Effects of aspirin (325 mg/day) on serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, cytokines, and adhesion molecules in healthy volunteers
    Rabih R Azar
    Division of Cardiology, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Am J Cardiol 92:236-9. 2003