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Knowledge, beliefs, and practices related to cancer screening and prevention in Lebanon: community and social media users' perspectives.

Talar Telvizian, Yasmina Al Ghadban, Jude Alawa, Deborah Mukherji, Nathalie K Zgheib, Bisher Sawaf, Rihab Nasr, Marco Bardus,

<h4>Objective</h4>Common to many countries in the Middle East, Lebanon has an increasing cancer burden; however, national screening programs are limited to breast cancer. The literature on cancer screening practices and beliefs is scarce. This cross-sectional study investigates the knowledge, beliefs, and practices related to the prevention and screening for breast, ... Read more >>

Eur J Cancer Prev (European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation (ECP))
[2021, 30(4):341-349]

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Mitomycin C Application After Corneal Cross-linking for Keratoconus Increases Stromal Haze.

Shady T Awwad, Lily M Chacra, Chadi Helwe, Ahmad R Dhaini, Talar Telvizian, Julien Torbey, Maamoun Abdul Fattah, Emilio A Torres-Netto, Farhad Hafezi, Rohit Shetty,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To evaluate and compare corneal haze as determined by optical coherence tomography (OCT) after corneal cross-linking (CXL) for the treatment of mild to moderate keratoconus with or without mitomycin C (MMC) application.<h4>Methods</h4>This was a retrospective analysis of 87 eyes of 72 patients with mild to moderate keratoconus. The first group ... Read more >>

J Refract Surg (Journal of refractive surgery (Thorofare, N.J. : 1995))
[2021, 37(2):83-90]

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Research Capacity and Training Needs for Cancer in Conflict-Affected MENA Countries.

Zahi Abdul-Sater, Elsa Kobeissi, Marilyne Menassa, Marilyne Menassa, Talar Telvizian, Deborah Mukherji,

<h4>Background</h4>The global cancer burden is disproportionately greater in low- and middle-income countries, including those affected by conflict in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Contributing factors include inadequate control of risk factors plus limited surveillance and treatment options. Weak healthcare infrastructure may be further compounded by the conflict ... Read more >>

Ann Glob Health (Annals of global health)
[2020, 86(1):142]

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Germline mutations and prostate cancer: is it time to change treatment algorithms?

Talar Telvizian, Deborah Mukherji,

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer in men. Although early disease can be cured or remain indolent, advanced castration-resistant disease remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. One approach to precision screening may be the use of germline genetic testing. Mutations in high-risk genes such as ... Read more >>

Chin Clin Oncol (Chinese clinical oncology)
[2020, 9(5):65]

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High-Cost Cancer Treatment Across Borders in Conflict Zones: Experience of Iraqi Patients in Lebanon.

Mac Skelton, Raafat Alameddine, Omran Saifi, Miza Hammoud, Maya Zorkot, Marilyne Daher, Maya Charafeddine, Sally Temraz, Ali Shamseddine, Layth Mula-Hussain, Mohammed Saleem, Kazim F Namiq, Omar Dewachi, Ghassan Abu Sitta, Zahi Abdul-Sater, Talar Telvizian, Walid Faraj, Deborah Mukherji,

PURPOSE:Conflict-induced cross-border travel for medical treatment is commonly observed in the Middle East. There has been little research conducted on the financial impact this has on patients with cancer or on how cancer centers can adapt their services to meet the needs of this population. This study examines the experience ... Read more >>

JCO Glob Oncol (JCO global oncology)
[2020, 6:59-66]

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Pelvic examination: an iatrogenic cause of microscopic hematuria in women?

Rima Hajjar, Talar Telvizian, Fady Constantinos, Omar Baba, Tony Bazi,

<h4>Introduction and hypothesis</h4>Microscopic hematuria (MH) in women is a common incidental finding that can trigger morbid and costly investigation. Identifying non-pathologic etiologies of MH may help limit unnecessary investigation. Our study aimed to determine whether pelvic examination (PE) increases the prevalence of MH in women.<h4>Methods</h4>Between May 2018 and October 2018, ... Read more >>

Int Urogynecol J (International urogynecology journal)
[2020, 31(5):947-950]

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