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A selection of the most recent publications:
  1. Usta IM, Awwad J, Nassar AH*. Design and statistical analysis of observational studies. BJOG 2013;120(7): 901-902
     

  2.  Bazi T, Kabakian-Khasholian T, Ezzeddine D, Ayoub H. Validation of an Arabic version of the global Pelvic Floor Bother Questionnaire. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2013 May;121(2):166-9
     

  3. Bazi T, Abou-Ghannam G, Khauli R. Female urethral dilation. Int Urogynecol J. 2013 Feb 14. [Epub ahead of print]

     

  4. Mirza FG, Fakhoury AA, Rowley TJ, Flood PD. Role of capsaicin in a murine model of labor and delivery. Anesthesiology 2013 Feb;5-430:(2)118.
     

  5. Diken Z, Usta IM, Nassar AH. A clinical approach to intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy.  Am J Perinatol. 2013 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print]
     

  6. Usta I, Usta J, Nassar AH. 17-hydroxy progesterone caproate for preterm labor prevention: finally blood levels. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013 Apr 208(4):337.
     

  7. Bazi T, Hajj-Hussein IA, Awwad J, Shams A, Hijaz M, Jurjus A. A modulating of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a tea catechin, on the bladder of rats exposed to water avoidance stress.Neurourol Urodyn 2013 Mar;32(3):287-92.
     

  8.  Bazi T, El-Hout Y . Re: Distal Intramural Urethral Pathology in Women: A. N. Romman, F. Alhalabi and P. E. Zimmern J Urol 2012; 188: 1218-1223.
     

  9. Awwad J, Hannoun A, Khalil A, Youne s Z, Ghazeeri G. Induc tion of follicle maturation with a Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone agonist in women at risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome undergoing gonadotropin stimulation and intrauterine Insemination: proof-of-concept study. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol 2012 39(4):436-9.
     

  10. Awwad J, Ghazeeri G, Toth T, Hannoun A, Abou Abdallah M, Farra C. Fever in women may interfere with follicular development during controlled ovarian stimulation. Inter J Hyperthermia;28(8):742-6.
     

  11. Nassif J, Al Chami A, Nassar AH, Abu Musa A, Kurdi A, Ghulmiyyah LM. Vaginoscopic resection of vaginal septum. Surg Technol Int 
    2012 Dec 30;XXII.
     

  12. Miranda-Mendoza I, Kovoor E, Nassif J, Ferreira H, Wattiez A. Laparoscopic surgery for severe ureteric endometriosis. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2012 Dec;165(2):275-9.
     

  13. Mirza FG, Strohsnitter WC, Rivera J, Gyamfi C. Intrauterine Growth Restriction with Abnormal Umbilical Artery Dopplers: A Harbinger for Preeclampsia. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2012 Dec;25(12):2658-61.
     

  14. Hayes-Gill BR, Hassan S, Mirza FG, Ommani S, Himsworth JM, Solomon M, et al. Accuracy and reliability of uterine contraction identification using abdominal surface electrodes. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2012 Nov;91(11):1306-13.
     

  15. Awwad J, Ghazee ri G, Hannoun A, Isaacson K, Abou-Abdallah M, Farra C. An investigational ovarian stimulation protocol increased significantly the  psychological burden in women with premature ovarian failure. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand Nov;91(11):1273-8.
     

  16. Awwad J, Sayegh R, Yeretzian J, Deeb M. Prevalence, risk factors and predictors of pelvic organ prolapse: a community-based study. Menopause Nov;19(11):1235-41.
     

  17. Cohen WR, Ommani S, Hassan S, Mirza FG, Solomon M, Brown R, Schifrin BS, Himsworth JM, Hayes-Gill BR. Accuracy and reliability of fetal heart rate monitoring using maternal abdominal surface electrodes. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand Nov;91(11):1306-13.
     

  18. Awwad J, Usta IM, Succar J, Musallam K, Ghazeeri G, Nassar AH. The Effect of Maternal Fasting during Ramadan on Preterm Delivery: A Prospective Cohort Study. BJOG 2012 Oct;119(11):1379-86.
     

  19. Bazi T, Obeid R, Nassar AH. Intra-abdominal Irrigation at Cesarean Delivery: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstet Gynecol 2012 Sep;120(3):708.
     

  20. Awwad J, Abou Abdallah M, Metri F, Younis Z, Ghazeeri G. Recombinant Human Luteinizing Hormone (rhLH) split daily dose to support Recombinant Human Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (rhFSH)-induced follicular development in women with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism: a non-randomized controlled pilot study. Reprod Biomed online Aug 2012. [In Print]
     

  21. Awwad J, Farra C, Hannoun A, Isaacson K, Abou-Abdallah M, Ghazeeri G. Idiopathic premature ovarian failure: what is the most suitable ovarian stimulation protocol? Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol Aug 2012. [In Print]
     

  22. Ghazeeri GS, Awwad JT, Alameddine M, Yunis ZM, Naja F. Prevalence and determinants of complementary and alternative medicine use among infertile patients in Lebanon: a cross sectional study. BMC Complement Alternat Med 2012 Aug 20;12:129.
     

  23. Nassar AH, Masroua K, Itani H, Abi Nader K, Usta IM. Prevention of intrauterine growth restriction using sildenafil citrate in a rat model. Am J Perinatol 2012 Jun;29(6):429-34.
     

  24. Saad Aldin E, Saadeh J, Ghulmiyyah L, Hitti E. Review article: Late post-hysterectomy ectopic pregnancy. Emerg Med Australas 2012 Jun;24(3):239-43.
     

  25. Ghazeeri GS, Nassar AN, Younes Z, Awwad JT. Pregnancy outcomes and the effect of metformin treatment in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: An Overview. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand  2012 Jun;91(6):658-78.
     

  26. Bazi T, Ammouri AH, Hamade RF. On the relevance of uniaxial tensile testing of urogynecological prostheses: the effect of displacement rate. Int Urogynecol J  May 15, 2012. [Epub ahead of print]
     

  27. Seoud M. Burden of Human Papillomavirus-related disease in the Extended Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) - A comprehensive literature review. J Low Genit Tract Dis 2012 Apr;16(2):106-20.
     

  28. Schuit E, Stock S, Groenwold RHH, Maurel K, Combs CA, Garite T, Spong CY, Thom EA, Rouse DJ, Caritis SN, Saade GR, Zachary JM, Norman JE, Rode L, Klein K, Tabor A, Cetingoz E, Morrison JC, Magann EF, Briery CM, Serra V, Perales A, Meseguer J, Nassar AH, Lim AC, Moons KGM, Kwee A, Mol BW. Progestogens to prevent preterm birth in twin pregnancies: an individual participant data meta-analysis of randomized trials. Accepted in BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2012 Mar 15;12(1):13. [Epub ahead of print]
     

  29. Abou-Ghannam G, Usta IM, Nassar AH. Indomethacin in Pregnancy: Applications and Safety. Am J Perinatal 2012 Mar;29(3):175-86.
     

  30. Ghulmiyyah L, Sibai B.  Maternal mortality from preeclampsia/eclampsia. Semin Perinatol  2012 Feb;36(1):56-9.
     

  31. Hannoun A, Usta IM, Awwad J, Moukalled D, Yahya F, Jurdi A, Nassar AH. The Effect of Parity on Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Twin Gestations. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2012 Jan; 91(1):117-21.
     
  32. Messaed C, Akoury E, Djuric U, Zeng J, Saleh M, Gilbert L, Seoud M et al. NLRP7, a nucleotide oligomerization domain-like receptor protein is required for normal cytokine secretion and co-localizes with golgi and the microtubule-organizing center. J Biol Chem 2011;286(50):43313-23.
     
  33. Gabriel B, Nassif J, Trompoukis P, Lima AM, Barata S, Lang-Avérous G, Wattiez A. Prevalence and outcome of urinary retention after laparoscopic surgery forsevere endometriosis-does histology provide answers? Int Urogynecol J 2012 Jan; 23(1):111-6. Epub 2011 Jul 6.
     
  34. Gabriel B, Nassif J, Trompoukis P, Barata S, Wattiez A. Prevalence and management of urinary tract endometriosis: a clinical case series. Urology 2011 Dec; 78(6):1269-74. Epub 2011 Sep 29.
     
  35. Perretta S, Vix M, Dallemagne B, Nassif J, Donatelli F, Marescaux J. Repeated Transvaginal NOTES : Is it Possible ?  Surg Endosc 2011 Nov 16.
     
  36. Pomel C, Naik R, Mmartinez A, Ferron G, Nassif J, Daupalt  J, Jeyarajah A. Systematic (complete) para-aortic lymphadenectomy: description of a novel surgical classification with technical and anatomical considerations. BJOG  2011 Oct 21. 
     
  37. Nassif J. Trompoukis P, Barata S, Furtado A, Gabriel B, Wattiez A. Management of deep endometriosis. Reprod Biomed Online  2011 Jul; 23(1):25-33. Epub 2010 Sep 7.
     
  38. Trompoukis P, Nassif J, Gabriel B, Wattiez A. Internal hernia after laparoscopic sacrocervicopexy. J Minim Invasive Gynecol  2011 Jul-Aug; 18(4):525-7.
     
  39. Hannoun A, Usta IM, Sawaya F, Nassar AH. First trimester sonographic diagnosis of ectopia cordis: a case report and review of the literature.  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2011 Jun; 24(6):867-9.
     
  40. Usta IM, Khalil A, Nassar AH. Oxytocin antagonists for the management of preterm birth: a review. Am J Perinatol  2011 Jun; 28(6):449-60.
     
  41. Hannoun A, Usta IM, Awwad J, Moukalled D, Yahya F, Jurdi A, Nassar AH. Effect of parity on maternal and neonatal outcomes in twin gestations. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand  2011 May 25. [Epub ahead of print]
     
  42. Arawi T, Nassar A. Prenatally diagnosed foetal malformations and termination of pregnancy: the case of Lebanon. Dev World Bioeth 2011 Apr; 11(1):40-7.
     
  43. Ghulmiyyah LM, Costantine MM, Yin H, Tamayo E, Clark SM, Hankins GD, Saade GR, Longo M. The role of oxidative stress in the developmental origin of adult hypertension. Am J Obstet Gynecol  2011 Mar 16.
     
  44. Kovoor E, Nassif J, Miranda-Mendoza I, Lang-Avérous G, Wattiez A. Long-termurinary retention after laparoscopic surgery for deep endometriosis. Fertil Steril 2011 Feb;95(2):803.e9-12. Epub 2010 Aug 24.
     
  45. Nassif J, Wattiez A. Clermont ferrand uterine manipulator. Surg Technol Int 2010; 20:225-31. PubMed PMID: 21082571.
     
  46. Mumtaz G, Nassar AH, Mahfoud Z, El-Khamra A, Al-Choueiri N, Adra A, Murray JC, Zalloua P, Yunis KA. Consanguinity: a risk factor for preterm birth at less than 33 weeks' gestation. Am J Epidemiol  2010 Dec 15; 172(12):1424-30.
     
  47. Geara FB, Shamseddine A, Khalil A, Abboud M, Charafeddine M, Seoud M. A phase II randomized trial comparing radiotherapy with concurrent weekly cisplatin or weekly paclitaxel in patients with advanced cervical cancer. Radiat Oncol 2010 Sep 23;5:84.
     
  48. Kovoor E, Nassif J, Miranda-Mendoza I, Wattiez A. Endometriosis of bladder:outcomes after laparoscopic surgery. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2010 Sep-Oct;17(5):600-4. Epub 2010 Jul 24.
     
  49. Usta IM, Uthman IW, Kattar M, Nassar AH. Rheumatoid granuloma of the cervix and vagina: a challenging diagnosis and treatment. Obstet Gynecol 2010 Aug; 116 Suppl 2: 501-3.
     
  50. Nassar AH, Aoun J, Usta IM. Calcium Channel Blockers for the Management of Preterm Birth: A Review. Am J Perinatol 2010 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print].
     
  51. Nassar AH, Abu-Musa A, Hannoun A, Usta IM. Nargile smoking and its effect on in vitro fertilization: a critical eye on the available literature. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol  2010 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print].
     
  52. Watrelot A, Nassif J, Law WS, Marescaux J, Wattiez A. Safe and simplifiedendoscopic technique in transvaginal NOTES. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2010 Jun; 20(3): e92-4.
     
  53. Hitti E, Ghulmiyyah L, Pipkin M. Rare case of recurrent late post-hysterectomy ectopic pregnancy. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2010 Jun; 50(3):303-4.
     
  54. Ghazeeri G, Nassar AH, Taher AT, Musallam KM, Jamali FR. The wanderer At 12 weeks' gestation, the patient presented with abdominal pain and a palpable mass. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2010 Jun; 202(6):662.e1.
     
  55. Hannoun A, Nassar AH, Usta IM, Abu-Musa AA. Effect of narghile smoking on in vitro fertilization outcome. Euro J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2010 Jun; 150(2):171-4.
     
  56. MIiranda Mendoza I, Nassif J, Ferriara H, Mamouro K, Wattiez A. Massive ascites, pleural effusion, and diaphragmatic implants in a patient with endometriosis. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol  2010 Mar; 149(1):117-8
     
  57. Kovoor E, Nassif J, Miranda-Mendoza I, Baulon E, Wattiez A. Hematometra following laparoscopic resection of retrocervical and rectovaginal endometriosis. Fertil Steril 2010 Apr; 93(6):2074.e11-2. Epub 2010 Jan 13.
     
  58. Seoud M, Nassar AH, Zalloua P, Boghossian N, Ezeddine J, Fakhoury H,Abboud J, Melki I, Araj G, Nacouzi G, Sanyoura M, Yunis K, for The National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network (NCPNN). Prenatal and neonatal Group B Streptococcus screening and molecular serotyping in Lebanon: incidence and implications. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2010 Mar;89(3):399-403.
     
  59. Usta IM, Nassar AH, Abu-Musa AA, Hannoun A. Effect of religion on the attitude of primiparous women toward genetic testing. Prenat Diagn 2010 Mar; 30(3):241-6.
     
  60. Nassif J, Zacharopoulou C, Marescaux J, Wattiez A. Transvaginal extraperitoneal lymphadenectomy by Natural Orifices Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) technique in porcine model : Feasibility and survival study, Gynecological Oncology 112 2009 405–408.
     
  61. Nassif J, Zacharopoulou C, Wattiez A. Staging of gynaecological malignancies by Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery. Surgical Oncology 2009 18, 147 – 152.
     
  62. Zacharopoulou C, Nassif J, Allemann P, Dallemagne B, Perretta S, Marescaux J,Wattiez A. Exploration of the retroperitoneum using the transvaginal naturalorifice transluminal endoscopic surgery technique. J Minim Invasive Gynecol  2009 Mar-Apr; 16(2):198-203. PubMed PMID: 19249708.
     
  63. Osman H, Sinno D, Zarwi R, Campbell OMR, Nassar AH. Facility-based audit of maternal mortality in Lebanon: A Feasibility Study. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2009; 88(12):1338-44.
     
  64. Costantine MM, Fox K, Byers BD, Mateus J, Ghulmiyyah, LM; Blackwell S; Hankins GDV.; Grobman WA, Saade G. Validation of the Prediction Model for Success of Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery. Obstet Gynecol 2009; 114(5):1029-1033.
     
  65. Sinno A, Usta IM, Nassar AH. A Short Cervical Length in Pregnancy: Management Options. Am J Perinatol 2009 Nov; 26(10):761-770.
     
  66. Nassar AH, Abu-Musa A, Zreik R, Karam M, Nawfal AK, Hammad I, Usta IM. Elective repeat cesarean delivery: at which gestational age is it performed? Acta
    Obstet Gynecol Scand  2009 Jul 27:1-2. [Epub ahead of print]
     
  67. Nassar AH, Musallam KM, Cappellini MD, Taher AT. Pregnancy and risk of venous thromboembolism in developing countries. Br J Haematol 2009 Sep; 146(6):691-2.
     
  68. Nassar AH, Charara I, Nawfal AK, Ghulmiyyah L, Usta IM. Ectopic Pregnancy in a Uterine Perforation Site. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2009 Jul; 201(1):e15-6.
     
  69. Nassar AH, Abu-Musa A, Awwad J, Khalil A, Tabbara J, Usta IM. Two dose regimens of nifedipine for the management of preterm labor: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Perinat 2009 Apr 27. [Epub ahead of print]
     
  70. Osman H, Campbell OMR, Nassar AH. The use of emergency obstetric drills in maternity units as a performance improvement tool. Birth 2009 Mar; 36(1): 43-50.
     
  71. Abu-Musa A, Yunis K, Usta IM, Nassar AH. Effect of 1-month war in Lebanon on sex ratio. Fertil Steril 2009 Apr; 91(4 Suppl):1571-3.
     
  72. Nassar AH, Usta IM. Advanced maternal age part II: long term consequences. Am J Perinatol 2009 Feb; 26(2):107-12. 
     
  73. Nassar AH, Awwad J, Bu Zgheib N, Cheaib N, Adra A, Usta IM. Prescribing practices among Lebanese obstetricians for prenatal corticosteroids to enhance fetal lung maturity?  Int J Obstet Gynecol 2009 Feb; 104(2):114-5.
                                      
  74. Wehbe SA, Ghulmiyyah LM, El-Khawand DH, Hosford SL, Ehleben CM Saltzman SL, Sills ES. Prospective randomized trial of iliohypogastric-ilioinguinal nerve block on post-operative morphine use after inpatient surgery of the female reproductive tract. Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine 2008, 7:11.
     
  75. Oto A, Ernst R, Ghulmiyyah L, Hughes D, Saade G, Chaljub G. The role of MR  cholangiopancreatography in the evaluation of pregnant patients with acute pancreaticobiliary disease. Br J Radiol. 2008 Nov 24.
     
  76. Clark SM, Ghulmiyyah LM, Hankins GD.Antenatal antecedents and the impact of obstetric care in the etiology of cerebral palsy.Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Dec; 51(4):775-86.
     
  77. Usta IM, Yahya F, Abu-Musa A, Nassar AH. Shoulder dystocia: What is the risk of recurrence? Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2008 Sep; 87(10):992-997.
     
  78. Usta I and Nassar AH. Advanced Maternal Age. Part I: Obstetric Complications. Am J Perinatol 2008 Sep; 25(8):521-34.
     
  79. Osman H, Usta IM, Rubeiz N, Abu-Rustum R, Charara I, Nassar AH. Cocoa butter lotion for prevention of striae gravidarum: a double-blind, randomised and placebo-controlled trial. BJOG 2008 Aug; 115(9):1138-42.
     
  80. Nassar AH, Naja M, Cesaretti C, Eprassi B, Capellini MD, Taher A. Pregnancy outcome in patients with β-thalassemia intermedia at two tertiary care centers, in Beirut and Milan. Haematologica 2008 Oct; 93(10):1586-7.
     
  81. Farra C, Nassar AH, Usta IM, Salameh P, Souaid M, Awwad J. Acceptance of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for β-thalassemia in Lebanese women with previously affected children. Prenat Diagn 2008 Sep; 28(9):828-32.
     
  82. Abu-Musa AA, Nassar AH, Usta IM. Attitude of women with IVF and spontaneous pregnancies towards prenatal screening. [Human Reprod 2008 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print]
     
  83. Abu Musa A, Usta I, Hannoun T, Nassar A. Effect of the Lebanese civil war on sex ratio. Reprod Biomed Online 2008; 17 Suppl 1:21-4.
     
  84. Usta IM, Khalifeh T, Nassar AH. Peripartum hysterectomy: 1999 to 2006. Obstet Gynecol 2008 Jun; 111(6):1446.
     
  85. Nassar AH, Abdallah R, Usta IM. Titrated oral compared with vaginal misoprostol for labor induction: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 2008 Jun; 111(6):1444-5.
     
  86. Costantine MM, Ghulmiyyah LM, Tamayo E, et al. Transgenerational effect of fetal programming on vascular phenotype and reactivity in nitric oxide knockout mouse model. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008; 199:250.e1-250.e7.
     
  87. Costantine MM, Rahman M, Ghulmiyah L, et al. Timing of perioperative antibiotics for cesarean delivery: a metaanalysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008; 199:301 .e1-301 .e6
     
  88. Abu-Musa A, Usta I, Nassar A, Hajami F, Hannoun A. Effect of 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caporate before embryo transfer on the outcome of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer: a randomized trial. Fertil Steril 2008 May; 89(5) : 1098-102.

  89. Nassar AH, Yunis K, Tamim H. Reply to the Editor : Response to Chaouachi. Effect of narghile on fetal birth weight. BJOG 2008 May;115(6): 801.

  90. Nassar AH, Usta IM. Nonlaboring patients with preterm premayure rupture of membranes: duration of antimicrobial prophylaxis. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008 May;198(5) : 609-10.

  91. Usta IM, Zoorob D, Abu-Musa A, Naassan G, Nassar AH. Obstetric outcome of teenage pregnancies compared with adult pregnancies. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2008;87(2) :178-83.

  92. Tamim H, Yunis K, Chemaitelly H, Alameh M, Nassar AH. Effect of narghile on fetal birth weight. BJOG 2008 Jan;115(1):91-7.
     

  93. Usta IM, Adra AM, Nassar AH. Reply to the Editor. Ultrasonographic diagnosis of fetal seizures: a case report and review of the literature. BJOG 2008 Jan;115(1):130.
     

  94. Abu Musa AA, Nassar AH, Hannoun AB, Usta I. Effect of Lebanese civil war on sperm parameters. Fertil Steril 2007 Dec;88(6):1579-82.
     

  95. Nassar AH, Usta IM. Magnesium sulfate compared with nifedipine for acute tocolysis of preterm labor: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 2007 Nov;110(5):1170-1.
     

  96. Farhat MH, Hobeika EM, Moumneh G, Nassar AH. Uterine Mullerian adenosarcoma with sarcomatous overgrowth fatal recurrence within two weeks of diagnosis. J Med Case Reports 2007 Sep 25;1(1):103.
     

  97. Usta IM, Nassar AH, Yunis K, Abu Musa. Methotrexate in pregnancy: Is it an indication for termination? A case report and review of the literature. Int J Obstet Gynecol 2007 Dec;99(3):253-5.
     

  98. Nassar AH, Salti I, Makarem N, Usta IM. Marked hypocalcemia after tocolytic magnesium sulphate therapy. Am J Perinatol 2007 Sep;24(8):481-2.
     

  99. Nassar AH, Usta IM. Randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial of transdermal nitroglyerin for preterm labor. Am J Obstet Gynecol Sep 2007;197(3):325-6.
     

  100. Abu-Musa AA, Nassar A, Usta I. In vitro fertilization in two patients with Kartagener’s syndrome and infertility. Gynecol Obstet Invest Jul 3 2007;65(1):29-31.
     

  101. Abu-Musa A, Usta I, Nassar A, Hajami F, Hannoun A. Effect of 17alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate before embryo transfer on the outcome of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer: a randomized trial Fertil Steril 2008 May;89(5):1098-102.
     

  102. Hobeika EM, Usta IM, Ghazeeri G, Mehio G, Nassar AH. Histopathology of adnexal cysts diagnosed incidentally at cesarean section. Euro J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2008;140:124-125.
     

  103. Usta IM, Maarouf HH, Nassar AH. Correlation between placental pathology and obstetric complications. Int J Gynecol Obstet 2007 Nov;99(2):143-4.
     

  104. Usta IM, Adra AM, Nassar AH. Ultrasonographic diagnosis of fetal seizures: a case report and review of the literature. BJOG 2007 Aug114(8):1031-3.
     

  105. Tamim H, El-Chemaly S, Nassar A, Mumtaz G, Kaddour A, Kabakian-khasholian T, Fakhoury H, Yunis K. Incidence and correlates of cesarean section in a capital city of a middle income country. J Perinat Med 2007;35(4):282-8.
     

  106. Eldadah LH, Ormond LH, Nassar AH, Khalil T, Zahed LF. Outcome of chromosomally abnormal pregnancies in Lebanon: obstetrician's roles during and after prenatal diagnosis. Prenat Diagn 2007 Jun;27(6):525-34.
     

  107. Nassar AH, Ghazeeri G, Usta IM. Nifedipine-associated pulmonary complications in pregnancy. Int J Gynecol Obstet 2007 May; 97(2):148-9.
     

  108. Hannoun AB, Nassar AH, Usta IM, Zreik TG, Abu Musa AA. Effect of war on the menstrual cycle. Obstet Gynecol 2007 Apr;109(4):929-32.
     

  109. Usta I, Hamdi M, Abu Musa A, Nassar AH. Pregnancy outcome in patients with previous uterine rupture. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2007;86(2):172-6.
     

  110. Tamim H, El-Chemaly S, Nassar A, Araj A, Campbel O, Kaddour A, Yunis K. Cesarean delivery among nulliparous women in beirut: assessing predictors in nine hospitals. Birth 2007 Mar;34(1):14-20.
     

  111. Osman H, Rubeiz N, Tamim H, Nassar AH. Risk Factors for the Development of Striae Gravidarum. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2007 Jan;196(1):62.e1-5.
     

  112. Kabakian-Khasholian T, DeJong J, Kaddour A, Shayboub R, Nassar AH. The policy environment encouraging C-section in Lebanon. Health Policy 2007;83(1):37-49.
     

  113. Usta IM, Birjawi GA, Nassar AH. Benign cystic teratoma mimicking an abdominal pregnancy. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2006;85(11):1397-8.
     

  114. Zahed L, Rayes R, Mahfouz R, Taher AT, Maarouf H, Nassar AH. Prevalence of factor V-Leiden, prothrombin and methylene tetrahydofolate reductase mutations in women with adverse pregnancy outcome in Lebanon. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2006 Oct;195(4):1114-8.
     

  115. Sakhel K, Usta IM, Hannoun A, Arayssi T, Nassar AH. Liver infarction in a woman with systemic lupus erythematosus and secondary anti-phospholipid and HELLP syndrome. Scand J Rheumatol 2006; Sep-Oct;35(5):405-8.
     

  116. Nassar AH, Fayyumy R, Saab W, Mehio G, Usta IM. Grand multiparae in modern obstetrics. Am J Perinatol Jul;23(6):345-50.
     

  117. Nassar AH, Sakhel K, Maarouf H, Naassan GR, Usta IM. Adverse maternal and neonatal outcome of prolonged magnesium sulfate tocolysis. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand Sep 2006;85(9):1099-103.
     

  118. Nassar AH, Usta IM, Rechdan JB, Koussa S, Inati A, Taher AT. Pregnancy in patients with beta-thalassemia intermedia: Outcome of mothers and newborns. Am J Hematol 2006 Jun 5;81(7):499-502.
     

  119. Nassar AH, Usta IM, Taher AM. Beta-thalassemia intermedia and pregnancy: should we anticoagulate? J Thromb Haemost 2006 Jun;4(6):1413-4.
     

  120. Abu Musa AA, Usta IM, Rechdan JB, Nassar AH. Recurrent hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis in pregnancy: a management dilemma. Pancreas 2006 Mar;32(2):227-8.
     

  121. Abu-Musa A, Usta IM, Azar S, Salti I, Nassar AH. Ovarian reserve in patients with autoimmune diseases. Euro J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2006 Jun;126(2):271-272. 
                                                 

  122. Usta IM, Khoury NG, Khalil AM, Nassar AH. Coexistence of a round ligament dermoid cyst and struma ovarii in pregnancy. Euro J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2006 Jun;126(2):273-274.
     

  123. Hobeika EM, Usta IM, Taher AT, Nassar AH. Splenomegaly, pancytopenia and pregnancy: A case report and review of the literature. J Infect 2005 Dec;51(5):e273-5.
     

  124. Usta IM, Abu Musa AA, Khoury NG, Nassar AH. Early ultrasonographic changes in Fowler syndrome features and review of the literature.Prenat Diagn 2005 Oct 17;25(11):1019-1023.
     

  125. Usta IM, Hobeika EM, Nassar AH. A tale of 2 pedunculated myomas. J Obstet Gynecol 2005 Nov;193(5):1753-5.
     

  126. Usta IM, Hobeika EM, Abu Musa AA, Gabriel GE, Nassar AH. Placenta previa-accreta: risk factors and complications. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2005 Sep;193(3 Suppl):1045-9.
     

  127. Nassar A, Abd Essamad H, Awwad J , Khoury N, Usta I . Gynecologists’ attitudes towards hormone therapy in the post "Women's Health Initiative" study era. Maturitas 2005 Sep;52(1): 18-25.
     

  128. Nassar AH, Hobeika EM , Usta IM. The impact of vaginal delivery in premature infants weighing less than 1,251 grams. Obstet Gynecol 2005 Sep;106(3): 641.
     

  129. Nassar AH, Khalil AM, Seoud MAF, Usta IM. Endometrial adenocarcinoma after prolonged tibolone therapy. Int J Gynecol Obstet 2005 Jul;90(1):78-9.
     

  130. Usta I, Harb TS, Rechdan J, Suidan FG, Nassar AH. The Small-for-Gestational-Age Twin: Blessing or Curse? J Reprod Med 2005 Jul;50(7):491-5
     

  131. Usta IM,Rechdan JB, Khalil AM, Nassar AH. Mode of delivery of vertex-nonvertex twin gestations. Int J Gynecol Obstet 2005;88:9-14.
     

  132. Nassar A, Maarouf H, Hobeika E, Abd Essamad H, Usta I. Breech presenting twins: is vaginal delivery safe? J Perinat Med 2004;32:470-474.
     

  133. Nassar AH, Hobeika EM, Abd Essamad HM, Taher A, Khalil AM, Usta IM. Pregnancy Outcome in women with prosthetic heart valves. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004 Sep;191(3): 1009-13.
     

  134. Sakhel K, Khalil A, Manosur A, Azar G, Kaspar H, Nassar A. Placental site trophoblastic tumor in a patient with secondary infertility and radiological findings consistent with a leiomyoma: A case report. Int J Gynecol Cancer 2004; 14:694-96.
     

  135. Usta IM, Nassar AH. The association between fetal sex and preterm birth in twin pregnancies. Obstet Gynecol 2004 Jul;104(1):195-6.
     

  136. Nassar AH, Martin D, Gonzalez-Quintero VH, Gomez-Marin O, Salman F, Gutierrez A, O'Sullivan MJ. Genetic Amniocentesis Complications: Is the Incidence Overrated? Gynecol Obstet Invest 2004 Jun 2;58(2):100-104.
     

  137. Usta I, Abdallah M, El-Hajj M, Nassar A. Massive subchorionic hematomas following thrombolytic therapy in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol 2004 May;103(5):1079-82.
     

  138. Shamseddine A, Chehal A, Usta I, Salem Z, El-Saghir N, Taher A. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and pregnancy: report of four cases and literature review. J Clin Apharesis 2004; 19: 1-6.
     

  139. Nassar A, Rechdan J, Usta I. Reply to the Editor: Response to Dickey. Twins conceived through in Vitro Fertlization. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004;190(4): 1172.
     

  140. Nassar A, Usta I, Finianos A, Kaspar H. Spontaneous uterine rupture following intercourse. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2004 Jan;83(1):114-5.
     

  141. Naja RP, Kaspar H,  Shbaklo H,  Chakar N,  Makhoul N, Zalloua PA. Accurate and Rapid Prenatal Diagnosis of the Most Frequent Mediterranean B-thalassemia Mutations. Am J Hematol 2004;75(4):220-4.
     

  142. Zalloua PA,  Abchee A,  Shbaklo H, Zreik T, Terwedow H ,  Halaby G,  Azar ST. Patients with Early Onset of Type-1 Diabetes Have Significantly Higher GG Genotype at Position 49 of The CTLA4 Gene. Human Immunology 2004.
     

  143. Ayoub CM, Zreik TG, Dabbous A, Baraka AS. Amniotic fluid embolus, can we affect the outcome?  Current Opinion in Anesthesiology  16:257-61; 2003.
     

  144. Inati A, Taher A, Bou Alawi W , Koussa S, Kaspar H , Zalloua PA. Beta-globin gene cluster haploytpes and HbF levels are not the only modulators of sickle cell disease in Lebanon. Eur J Haematol 2003; 70(2):79-83.
     

  145. Beydoun H, Yunis KA, Khogali M, Usta I, Tamim H. Cesarean route of delivery and hyaline membrane disease. A hospital-based case-control study in greater Beirut. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2003; 17(4): 363-8.
     

  146. Arayssi TK, Tawbeh HA, Usta I, Hourani MH. Calcitonin in the treatment of transient osteoporosis of the hip in pregnancy: report of two cases and review of the literature. Semin Arthritis Rheum 2003; 32(6): 388-97.
     

  147. Usta I, Nassar A. Letter to Editor. Association between use of antenatal magnesium sulfate in preterm labor and adverse health outcomes in infants. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2003;189(2):614-5.
     

  148. Usta JA, Usta I, Major CS. Osteitis pubis: an unusual postpartum presentation. Arch Gynecol Obstet 2003; 269(1): 77-8.
     

  149. Nassar A, Usta I, Rechdan J, Harb T, Adra A, Abu Musa A. Pregnancy outcome in spontaneous twins versus those conceived through in vitro fertilization. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2003;189(2):513-18.
     

  150. Sakhel K, Aswad N, Usta I, Nassar A. Postpartum splenic rupture: A report of 2 cases. Obstet Gynecol 2003;102:1207-10.
     

  151. Nassar A, Usta I, Khalil A, Aswad N, Seoud M. Perinatal outcome of discordant twin gestations. J Perinat Med 2003;31(4):330-336.
     

  152. Nassar A, Abdallah M, Moukarbel G, Usta I, Gharzuddine W. Sequential use of thrombolytic agents for thrombosed mitral valve prosthesis during pregnancy. J Perinat Med 2003;31: 257-60.
     

  153. Shbaklo H, Azar ST, Terwedow H, Halaby G, Naja RP, Zalloua PA. No Association between the -1031 polymorphism in the TNF-a promoter region and Type-1 Diabetes. Human Immunology 64(6):633-638, 2003
     

  154. Zalloua P.A, Aoun E, Koussa S, Ashfahani W, Taher A. A G Nucleotide Insertion At Codon 8/9 In The B-Globin Gene: A New Mutation In The Lebanese Population. Hemoglobin 27(1):1-5, 2003
     

  155. Usta I, Nassar A, Khabbaz A, Abu Musa A. Undiagnosed breech: Impact on mode of delivery and neonatal outcome. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2003 Sep;82(9):841-4.
     

  156. A. Shamseddine, A. Taher, Y. Abou-Mourad, Seoud M., Khalil A.. Cure of Metastatic Uterine Carcinosarcoma to lungs: a case report. International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer 13(1), 88-89, 2003.
     

  157. Nasr R, Rosenwald A, El-Sabban ME, Arnulf B, Zalloua P, Lepelletier Y, Bex F, Hermine O, Staudt L, De The H, Bazarbachi A. Arsenic/Interferon specifically reverses two distinct gene networks critical for the survival of HTLV-I infected leukemic cells. Blood 1;101(11):4576-82, 2003
     

  158. MS. Aranout, Khalil A., SE. Alam. Influence of angiotensin converting enzyme ischemic in menopausal cardiac patient inhibitors on stable myocardial.. Clinical and Exp Obstet Gynecol 30(1), 43-46, 2003.
     

  159. Zalloua P.A, Terwedow H., Shbaklo H., Halaby G., Xu X., Azar ST. Host and Environmental Factors Defining the Epidemiology of Type 1 Diabetes in a Group of Lebanese Children and Young Adults. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 16(5):759-69, 2003
     

  160. Zalloua P.A, Shbaklo H, Abou Mourad Y, Koussa S, Taher A. Incidence of Thromboembolic Events in Lebanese Thalassemia Intermedia Patients. Thrombosis & Haemostasis  89(4):767-8, 2003.
     

  161. N. Aleywan, Nassar A., M. Hussein, Usta I and Khalil A.. Laparoscopic appendectomy at 34 weeks of gestation. Gynecologic Endoscopy 11, 445- 447, 2003
     

  162. AH. Nassar, Usta I, AM. Khalil, NA. Aswad,Seoud M.. Neonatal outcome of discordant twin gestations. J. Perinatal Med. 31(4), 330-6, 2003
     

  163. Salem Z, Zalloua P, Chehal A, Bitar N, Abboud M, Kadri A, Chami B, Bazarbachi A. Effective treatment of hypereosinophilic syndrome with imatinib mesylate. Hematol J 4(6):410-2, 2003.
     

  164. Seoud M., SS. Kanj, M. Habli, GF. Araj, AM. Khalil. Brucella pelvic tubo-ovarian abscess mimicking a pelvic malignancy. Scand J of infect Diseases 35(4), 277-8, 2003.
     

  165. Seoud M., Nassar A, Usta I, Younes K, Salti I. Gastro-intestinal malformations in infants born to hyperthyroid women on methimazole: is there a relationship? Am J Perinatol 2003 Feb;20(2):59-62.
     

  166. Nassar A, Usta I, AM. Khalil, ZI. Melhem, TI. Nakad, Abu Musa A.. Fetal macrosomia (³ 4500 gms). Perinatal outcome of 231 cases according to mode of delivery. J. Perinatology  23(2): 136 – 141, 2003.
     

  167. F. Geara, Seoud M., A. Shamseddine, Z. Salem and Khalil A.. Short duration neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy for advanced carcinoma of the cervix: Results and prognostic variables.. Eur. J. Gynaecol Oncol  24(2): 163 – 8, 2003.
     

  168. Usta I, Nassar A, Yunis KA, Abu Musa A., Awwad JT, Seoud M.. The perinatal outcome of vaginally delivered twin gestations with a larger birthweight in twin B. J Perinatol 2003 Aug;23(5):409-413.
     

  169. Nassar A, Usta I, Khalil A., Melhem Z, Nakad T, Abu Musa A.Fetal macrosomia (³4500 grams): perinatal outcome of 231 cases. J Perinatol 2003 Mar;23(2):136-41.
     

  170. Aleywan N, Nassar A, Hussein M, Usta I, Khalil A.. Laparoscopic appendectomy at 34 weeks of gestation. Gynecological Endoscopy 2002; 11: 445-447.
     

  171. Abu Musa A., Nassar A, Sakhel K, Usta I. Two consecutive ectopic pregnancies after in-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol 2002; 29(4):302-3.
     

  172. Azar ST, Salti I, Zantout MS, Shahine CH, Zalloua P.A. Higher serum Leptin levels in females compared to males with type-1 diabetes, Am J Med Sci 323:206-209, 2002.
     

  173. Azar ST, Zalloua P.A, Zantout MS, Shahine CH, Salti I. Leptin levels in patients with type-1 diabetes receiving intensive insulin therapy compared with that in patients receiving conventional insulin therapy. J Endocrinol Invest  25(8):724-6. 2002.
     

  174. Mroueh, A., Seoud, M., Kaspar, H., Zalloua, P. Prevalence of genital human papillomavirus among Lebanese Women. Eur. J. Gynaec. Oncol 13:429, 2002.
     

  175. Taher A., Abou-Murad Y., Abchee A., Zalloua P.A., and Shamseddine A., Pulmonary thrombo-embolism in beta-thalassemia intermedia : are we aware of this complication ? Hemoglobin  26 (2):107-112. 2002.
     

  176. Usta I, Nassar A, Awwad J, Nakad TI, Khalil A, Karam K. Comparison of the perinatal morbidity and mortality of the presenting twin and its co-twin. J Perinatol 2002; 22(5):391-6.
     

  177. Awwad J, El Hajj M, Usta I, Nassar A, Khalil A. A unilateral twin extrauterine pregnancy occuring in a solitary tube: therapeutic choices. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol 2002; 29(1):67-8.
     

  178. Seoud M., Nassar A, Usta I, Melhem Z, Kazma A, Bitar K, Khalil A.. Impact of advanced maternal age on pregnancy outcome. Am J Perinatol 2002;19(1):1-7.
     

  179. Mroueh A., Muhieddine S., Kaspar H, and Zalloua P.A. Prevalence of genital human papillomavirus among Lebanese women. Euro J. of Gyn. Onc  23(5):429-432, 2002 .
     

  180. Seoud M., Awwad J, Adra A, Usta I, Khalil A., Nassar A. Primary infertility associated with isolated cervical collecting diverticulum. Fertil Steril 2002;77(1):179-82.
     

  181. Khalil A., A. Tawil, M. Hajj, Seoud M.. Primary umbilical endometriosis. M. Sidani, Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology  29(1): 40-41, 2002.
     

  182. Seoud M., Nassar A., Usta I, Z. Melhem, A. Kazma, Khalil A.. The impact of advanced maternal age on pregnancy outcome. American Journal of Perinatology 19(1): 1-8, 2002.
     

  183. Seoud M., Awwad J., A. Adra, Usta I, Khalil A., and Nassar A.. Primary infertility associated with isolated cervical collecting diverticulum. Fertility and Sterility 77(1): 179-82, 2002.
     

  184. Usta I, Nassar A., Awwad J., T. Nakad, Khalil A., K. Karam Comparison of the perinatal morbidity and mortality of the presenting twin and its co-twin. Journal of perinatology 22: 391-396, 2002.

  185. Chehal A, Seoud M., Taher A, Salem N, Khalil, K, Shamseddine A. Endometrial metastasis from signet ring breast carcinoma. European Journal of Gynecological Oncology XXIII (6): 563-4, 2002.
     

  186. Zalloua P.A, Shbaklo H, Terwedow H, Azar ST. Family History of Type-2 Diabetes Delays the Onset of Type-1 Diabetes in Lebanese Patients. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 87(7):3192-3196, 2002.
     

  187. Zahed L, Demont J, Bouhass R, Trabuchet G, Hanni C, Zalloua PA, Perrin P. Origin And History Of The IVSI-110 And Codon 39 B-Thalassemia Mutations In The Lebanese Population. Hum Biol 74(6):837-47, 2002.
     

  188. Awwad JY, Farra CG, Awwad ST, Bu-Habib RM, Abdallah MA, Usta I. The conventional doses of human chorionic gonadotropins may not always be sufficient to induce ovulation in all women: a reappraisal. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol 2001; 28(4): 240-2.
     

  189. Khalil A., Ghazeeri G, Chammas M, Usta I, Awwad J, Seoud M. Teflonoma presenting as a cystourethrocele. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol 2001; 28(1): 58-9.
     

  190. Khalil A., G. Ghazeeri, M. Chammas, Usta I, Awwad J.,Seoud M.. Teflonoma presenting as a cystourethrocele Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology  XX VIII, 1, 58-9, 2001.
     

  191. Nassar A, Chakhtoura N, Martin D, Parra-Davila E, Sleeman D. Choledochal cysts diagnosed in pregnancy: a case-report and review of treatment options. J Mater Fetal Med 2001;10(5):363-5.
     

  192. Abu Musa A., Nassar A, Usta I, Khalil A., Hussein M. Laparoscopic unwinding and cystectomy of twisted dermoid cyst during second trimester of pregnancy. J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc 2001;8(3):456-60.
     

  193. Seoud M., Aboul-Hosn L, Nassar A, Khalil A, Usta I. Spontaneous umbilical cord hematoma: a rare cause of acute fetal distress. Am J Perinatol 2001;18(2):99-102.
     

  194. A. Abu-Musa, Hannoun A., K. Takahashi, Khalil A.. Effect of human follicular fluid on sperm survival test. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology  XX VIII, 1, 40-42, 2001.
     

  195. Khabbaz AY, Usta I, Abu-Musa AA, Nassar A. Rupture of an unscarred Uterus with misoprostol induction: case report and review of the literature. J Mater Fetal Med 2001 Apr;10(2):141-5.
     

  196. Seoud M., L. Aboul Husn, Nassar A., Khalil A., Usta I. Spontaneous umbilical cord hematoma: A rare case of acute fetal distress. Am. J. Perinatology 8(2): 99-102, 2001.
     

  197. Abu Musa A., Khalil A., G. Ghaziri, Seoud M., J. Abbas. Synchronous vulvar and breast cancer. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 100(1): 92-3, 2001.
     

  198. Abu Musa A., Nassar A., Usta I, Khalil A., M. Hussein. Laparoscopic unwinding and cystectomy of ovarian dermoid cyst during the second trimester of pregnancy.. Journal of the American Society of Gynecologic Laparoscopists  8(3): 456-60, 2001.
     

  199. Seoud M., N. Saghir, Z. Salem, A. Shamseddine, Awwad J., W. Medawwar, Khalil A.. Tamoxifen and ovarian cysts: A prospective study., Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol  100(1): 77-80, 2001.
     

  200. Zreik TG, Rutherford TJ.  Psammoma bodies in cervicovaginal smears.  Obstet Gynecol 97:693-5; May 2001.
     

  201. Kaspar H., Abu-Musa A, Hannun A, Seoud M., Shammas M, Usta I, Khalil A.. The placenta in meconium staining. Lesions and early neonatal outcome. Clin Exper Obstet Gynecol 2000; 27(1): 63-6.
     

  202. Nassar A, Chakhtoura N, Martin D. Update on prenatal diagnosis of true mosaic trisomy 17 in amniocyte cultures. Prenat Diagn 2000;20(6):521-2.
     

  203. Seoud M., Khalil A., R. Skaff, A. Adra, Usta I and I. Salti. Transient renal tubal acidosis in pregnancy with preterm labor. Am. J. Perinatology 17(5) 249-252, 2000.
     

  204. Nassar A, Adra A, Gomez-Marin O, O’Sullivan MJ. Perinatal outcome of twin pregnancies with one structurally affected fetus: A case-control study. J Perinatol 2000(2): 82-6.
     

  205. Seoud M., Adra A, Khalil A., Skaff R, Usta I, Salti I. Transient renal tubular acidosis in pregnancy. Am J Perinatol 2000; 17 (5): 249-52.
     

  206. Usta I, Awwad JT. A false positive diagnosis of conjoined twins in a triplet; pitfalls of first trimester ultrasonographic prenatal diagnosis. Pren Diagn 2000; 20 (2); 169-70 (letter).
     

  207. Usta I. Familial pyloric atresia; Report of a family and review of the literature. J Matern fetal Med 2000; 9(3): 190-3.
     

  208. H. Kaspar, Abu Musa A., Hannoun A., Seoud M., M. Chammas, Usta I, Khalil A.. The placenta in meconium staining lesions and early neonatal outcome. Clinical & Experimental Obst & Gyn XX VII, 1, 63-6, 2000.
     

  209. Usta I. Hymenorrhaphy: what happens behind the gynecologist’s closed doors. J Medical Ethics 2000; 26: 217-19 (letter).
     

  210. Usta I, Mercer BM, Gourley G, Kreamer B, Sibai BM. Use of maternal zinc-coproporphyrin level for the prediction of intrauterine passage of meconium: a pilot study. J Matern Fetal Med 2000; 9(4): 201-3.
     

  211. Azar ST,Zalloua PA, Medlej R, Halabi G. The DD genotype of the ACE gene polymorphism is associated with diabetic nephropathy in the type-1 diabetics. Endocr Res ;27(1-2):99-108. 2001.
     

  212. Wells RS, Yuldasheva N, Ruzibakiev R, Underhill PA, Evseeva I, Blue-Smith J, Jin L, Su B, Pitchappan R, Shanmugalakshmi S, Balakrishnan K, Read M, Pearson NM, Zerjal T, Webster MT, Zholoshvili I, Jamarjashvili E, Gambarov S, Nikbin B, Dostiev A, Aknazarov O,Zalloua P , Tsoy I, Kitaev M, Mirrakhimov M, Chariev A, Bodmer WF. The Eurasian heartland: a continental perspective on Y-chromosome diversity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci  U S A. 98(18):10244-9. 2001.
     

  213. Garcia-Velasco JA, Arici A, Zreik TG. Endogenous LH surge detection versus administration of HCG to correctly time intrauterine insemination: which provides a better pregnancy rate?  Hum Reprod  15(4):975-6; April 2000.
     

  214. Zreik TG, Garcia-Velasco JA, Vergara TM, Arici A, Olive DL, Jones EE.  Empty follicle syndrome: evidence for recurrence.  Hum Reprod  15(5):999-1002; May 2000.
     

  215. M. Khoury, Seoud M., I. Daher, Khalil A.. Atrial fibrillation in the WPW syndrome during pregnancy. Clinical & Experimental Obst & Gyn XX VII, normal, 57-8, 2000.
     

  216. Diro M, Adra A, Gilles J, Nassar A, Rodriguez A, Salamat SM, Beydoun SN, O’Sullivan MJ, Yasin SY, Burkett G. A double-blind randomized trial of two dose regimens of misoprostol for cervical ripening and labor induction. J Matern Fetal Med 1999; 8(3): 114-8.
     

  217. Usta I, Khalil A.M. Long term complications and ultrasound finding in retained Dilapan fragments. In J Gynaecol Obstet 1999; 65(3): 311-2.
     

  218. Usta I, Mercer BM, Sibai BM. Current obstetric practice and umbilical cord prolapse. Am J Perinatol 1999; 16 (9): 479-84.
     

  219. Zahed L, Nabulsi M, Bou-Ghanim M, Usta I. Acceptance of prenatal diagnosis for genetic disorders in Lebanon. Pren Diagn 1999; 19(12): 1109-12.
     

  220. Seoud M., Z. Salem, A. Shamseddine, A. Khabbaz, G. Zaatari, Khalil A.. Papillary serous carcinoma of the ovary following prolonged Tamoxifen treatment. European J. Gyn. Onc. XX, No. 3, 237-9, 1999.
     

  221. M. Bulbul, H. Kaspar, R. Naser, Khalil A.. Urothelial carcinoma of the vagina six years following cystectomy for invasive cancerEuropean Journal of Gyn Onc. XX, No. 3, 233-4, 1999.
     

  222. Usta I, Khalil A.. Long-Term complications and ultrasound finding in retained dilapan fragments. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 65: 311-2, 1999.
     

  223. M. Helwani, Seoud M., L. Zahed, G. Zaatari, Khalil A., R. Slim. A familial case of recurrent hydatiforms on pregnancies with bilateral genomic contribution. Human Genetics 105: 112-5, 1999.
     

  224. A. Taher, A. Shamseddine, N. Saghir, F. Mourad, Seoud M., B. Dabajah, Khalil A.. Acquired protein C deficiency following Cis-platinum - Navelbine administration for advanced breast cancer. European Journal of Gyn Onc. XX, N: 4, 323-4, 1999.
     

  225. M.Seoud M., M. Nabulsi, Khalil A., P. Saroufim, G. Azar, R. Khalifeh. Laundry Guillian-Barre Strohl Syndrome in Pregnancy: Use of High-Dose Intravenous Immunoglobulin. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavia 78 (10): 912-3, 1999.
     

  226. B. Noureddine, Seoud M., Z. Bashour, Z. Salem, A. Shamseddine, Khalil A.. Ocular toxicity in low dose tamoxifen. Eye 6 (13), 729-33, 1999.

     

  227. Seoud M., A. Shamseddine, Khalil A., Z. Salem, N. Saghir, K. Bikhazi, N. Bitar, H. Kaspar, Tamoxifen and endometrial pathologies: A prospective study. Gyn Onc 75 (1): 15-19, 1999.
     

  228. Garcia-Velasco JA, Arici A, Zreik T, Naftolin F, Mor G.  Macrophage derived growth factors modulate Fas Ligand expression in cultured endometrial stromal cells. A role in endometriosis. Mol Hum Reprod  5(7):642-50; Jul 1999.
     

  229. Bemporad JA, ZreikTG, Brink JA.  Laparoscopic hernias: two case reports and a review of the literature.  J Comput Assist Tomogr 23(1):86-9; Jan-Feb 1999.
     

  230. Zreik TG, Pustilnik TB, Garcia-Velasco JA, Rutherford, Trioano RN, Olive DL.  Unicornuate Uterus with a rudimentary horn and ovarian dysgerminoma: A case report.  J Reprod Med  44(12):1025-8; Dec 1999.
     

  231. Zreik TG, Garcia-Velasco JA, Habboosh M, Olive DL, Arici A. Prospective, randomized, cross-over study to evaluate the benefit of human chorionic gonadotropin-timed versus urinary luteinizing hormone-timed intrauterine inseminations in clomiphene citrate-stimulated treatment cycles. Fertil Steril. 1999 Jun; 71(6):1070-4.
     

  232. Zreik TG, Kodaman P, Jones EE, Olive DL, Behrman H.  Identification and characterizaion of an ascorbic acid transporter in human granulosa-lutein cells. Mol Hum Reprod 5(4):299-302; April 1999.
     

  233. Zreik TG, Odunsi K, Cass I, Olive DL, Sarrel P.  A case of fatal pulmonary thromboemoblism associated with the use of intravenous estrogen therapy.  Fertil Steril 7(2):373-5; Feb 1999.
     

  234. Factor SH, Levine OS, Nassar A, Potter A, Fajardo A, O’Sullivan MJ, Schuchat A. Impact of a risk-based prevention policy on neonatal group B streptococcal disease. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1998;179 (6 Pt 1): 1568-71.
     

  235. Khalil A.M, Seoud M., Tannous R, Usta I, Shamseddine A. Bernard-Soulier Syndrome in Pregnancy; case report and review of the literature. Clin Lab Haem 1998; 20: 125-8.
     

  236. Nassar A, Adra A, Chakhtoura N, Gomez-Marin O, Beydoun S. Severe preeclampsia remote from term: Labor induction or elective cesarean delivery? Am J Obstet Gynecol 1998;179: 1210-3.
     

  237. Khalil A., M. Chammas, H. Kaspar, A. Shamseddine, Seoud M.. Endometrial cancer implanting in the laparotomy scar. Eur. J. Gynaec. Oncol  Vol. XIX, n.4, 408-409, 1998.
     

  238. Khalil A., M. Chammas, A. Shamseddine, Seoud M.. Fatal acute tumor lysis syndrome following treatment of vulvar carcinoma. Eur. J. Gynaec. Oncol. Vol XIX, n.4, 415-416, 1998.
     

  239. Khalil A., Seoud M., R. Tannous, Usta I and A. Shamseddine. Bernard Soulier syndrome in pregnancy. Clinical and Laboratory Haematology  20 (2):125-128, 1998.
     

  240. M.S. Arnaout, H. Kazma, Khalil A., M. Shasha, A. Nasrallah, K. Karam, S. Alam. Is there a safe anticoagulation protocol for pregnant women with prosthetic valves? Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology XXV, 101-104, 1998.
     

  241. Hannoun A., Abu Musa A., Khalil A.. Spontaneous pregnancy after donor egg stimulation. Clinical and Experimental Obst and Gyn XXV, 3, 97-98, 1998.
     

  242. Hannoun A., Abu Musa A., Awwad J., H. Kaspar, Khalil A.. Clomiphene citrate challenge test: Cycle to cycle variability of cycle day 10 follicle stimulating hormone level. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology XXV, 155-156, 1998.
     

  243. Usta I, M. Chammas, Khalil A.. Renal cell carcinoma with hypercalcemia complicating a pregnancy: Case reports review of literature. Eur. J. Gyn. Onc  XIX, 584-7, 1998.
     

  244. A. Shamseddine, Khalil A., Seoud M., S. Kahwaji, A. Taher A/R. Bizri, W. Medawar. The relation between erythropoeitin, hematocrit, and hemoglobin in breast cancer patients on non nephrotoxic chemotherapy.. Eur. J. Gyn Onc  XIX, 577-9, 1998.
     

  245. A. Hannoun, Abu Musa A., H. Kaspar, Khalil A.. Intrauterine insemination: The effect of ovarian stimulation and infertility diagnosis on the pregnancy outcome. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology XIX, 144-146, 1998.
     

  246. Usta I, Chammas M, Khalil AM. Renal Cell Carcinoma with hypercalcemia complicating pregnancy: case report and review of the literature. Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 1998; XIX (6): 584-7.
     

  247. A. Shamseddine, Khalil A., A. Kibbi, T. Abi Nasr, Seoud M., N. El-Saghir. GM-CSF for the treatment of chemotherapy induced ulcer. Eur. J. Gyn Oncology  XIX, 5, 479-481, 1998.
     

  248. A. Shamseddine, W. Medawar, Seoud M., K. Ibrahim, Z. Habbal, S. Kahwaji, Khalil A.. The relationship between serum levels of erythropoeitin insulin like growth factor-1 and hematocrit in breast cancer patients receiving non-nephrotic chemotherapy. Eur. J. Gyn Oncology XIX, 591-3, 1998.
     

  249. Abu Musa A., Hannoun A., Khalil A., Z. Masaad, K. Karam. Artificial endometrial preparation for oocyte donation using synthetic estrogen and progestogen. Clinical and Experimental Obst and Gyn XXV, 3, 83-85, 1998.
     

  250. M. Uwayda, Khalil A., N. Shamseddine, F. Mattar, G. Araj. Brucella-Infected ovarian dermoid cyst causing initial treatment failure in a patient with acute brucellosis. Infection 26 (2), 131-132, 1998.
     

  251. Hannoun A., Khalil A., K. Karam. Elective Shirodkar Procedure: Prognostic factors and post operative pregnancy outcome. International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology  61 (2):187-8, 1998.
     

  252. M. Nabulsi, N. Shararah, Khalil A.. Perinatal enterobius vermicularis infection. International J. OB/Gyn 60(3): 285-6, 1998.
     

  253. Bahtiyar MO, Seli E, Oral E, Senturk LM, Zreik TG, Arici A.  Follicular fluid of women with endometriosis stimulates the proliferation of endometrial stromal cells.  Hum Reprod 13(12):3492-5; Dec 1998.
     

  254. Odunsi KO, Olive DL, Rutherford TJ, Zreik TG. Abscess formation in a uterine fibroid treated with Cryomyolysis: A case report. J Gynecol Techniques 4:115-8, 1998.
     

  255. Zreik TG, Troiano RN, Ghoussoub RAD, Olive DL, Arici A, McCarthy SM.  Myometrial tissue in uterine septa.  J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc.  5(2):155-60; May 1998.
     

  256. Zreik TG, Rutherford TJ, Palter SF, Troiano RN, Williams E, Brown JM, Olive DL.  Cryomyolysis:  A new procedure for the conservative treatment of uterine fibroids.  J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc 5(1):33-8; Feb 1998.
     

  257. Rutherford TJ, Zreik TG, Troiano RN, Palter SF, Olive DL. Endometrial cyroblation:  A minimally invasive procedure for abnormal uterine bleeding.  J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc  5(1):23-8; Feb 1998.
     

  258. Zreik TG, Olive DL.  Pathophysiology of Endometriosis: The Biological Principles of Disease. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 1997 Jun; 24(2):259-268.
     

  259. Sibai BM, Usta I. Preeclampsia. OB/GYN Today Nov 1997; 1(4): 6-10.
     

  260. Khalil A., G. Azar, H. Kaspar, Seoud M.. Ultrasound findings in placenta percreta. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 (3); 280-281, 1997.
     

  261. M. Nabulsi, Khalil A., A. Farah, G. Araj.Prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen among Lebanese pregnant women. Int. J. Gyn. Obs 58: 243-4, 1997.
     

  262. Sibai BM, Usta I. Preeclampsia. Contemporary OB/GYN July 1997; 15-26.
     

  263. Khalil A., Seoud M., J. Jamal, A. Shamseddine. Non-simultaneous breast and cervical cancersEur. J. Gyn Onc 18 (5); 43, 1997.
     

  264. M. Nabulsi, G. Araj, A.E. Farah, Khalil A.. Hepatitis C virus in Pregnant Lebanese Women. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Vol 17, No. 6, 548, 1997.
     

  265. Khalil A. Transdermal vs oral replacement therapy. Middle East Fertility society Journal 2: 116-117, 1997.
     

  266. Khalil A.. Hormone replacement therapy and risk of breast cancer. Middle East fertility Society Journal 2: 111-112, 1997.
     

  267. Zreik TG, Duleba AJ.  Bowel Endometriosis.  IN:  Olive DL (Ed), Surgery for Endometriosis, Operative Techniques in Gynecologic Surgery.  2(2), April 1997.
     

  268. Seoud M., H. Kaspar, Khalil A., G. Azar, Abu Musa A., A/Ghani Kibbi. Subungal metastatic choriocarcinoma. Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, 34(3): 511-2, 1996.
     

  269. Khalil A., G. Azar, H. Kaspar, Abu Musa A., I. Charara, Seoud M.. Giant Cervical polyp. J. Reprod. Med. 41(8): 619-621, 1996.
     

  270. Seoud M., F. El-Kak, H. Kaspar, Khalil A.. Premenarchal serous ovarian serous borderline tumor: A case report and review of the literature. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 75: 762-4, 1996.
     

  271. Zalloua, P.A., Buzayan, J.M. and Bruening, G. (1996). Chemical Cleavage of 5’-linked Protein from Tobacco Ringspot Virus Genomic RNAs and Characterization of the Protein-RNA Linkage. Virology 219, 1-8.
     

  272. Behrman HR, Preston SL, Aten RF, Rinaudo P, Zreik TG. Hormone induction of Ascorbic Acid transport in immature granulosa cells. Endocrinol, 137 (10):4316-4321, 1996.
     

  273. Zreik TG, Chambers JT, Chambers SK.  Parametrial involvement, regardless of nodal status: A poor prognostic factor for cervical cancer. Obstet Gynecol 87(5):741-6, 1996.
     

  274. Zreik TG, Pustilnick TB, Palter SF, Olive DL, Arici A.  A Prospective, Randomized Cross-over Study to Evaluate the Benefit of hCG-Times Ovulation in Clomiphene Citrate Treatment Cycles.  Selected for Publication in Endocrine & Fertility Forum, Fertility News of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 30:19, 1996.
     

  275. Dickey KW, Zreik TG, Eschelman DJ, Egglin TK, Keefe D, Olive DL, Rosenblatt M, Glickman MG.  Transvaginal fluoroscopically guided uterine cervical dilation: preliminary results in patients with infertility or other sequelae of cervical obstruction.  Radiology, 200(2):497-503; Aug 1996.
     

  276. Buzayan, J.M., van Tol, H., Zalloua, P.A. and Bruening, G. (1995). Increase of Satellite Tobacco Ringspot Virus RNA Initiated by Inoculating Circular RNA. Virology 208, 832-837.
     

  277. Usta I, Sibai BM. Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy. Med J Leb 1995; 43 (4): 186.
     

  278. Usta I, Mercer BM, Sibai BM. Risk factors for meconium aspiration syndrome. Obstet Gynecol 1995; 86(2): 230.
     

  279. Usta I, Mercer BM, Sibai BM. The impact of a policy of amnioinfusion for meconium stained amniotic fluid. Obstet Gynecol 1995; 237-241
     

  280. Usta I, Sibai BM. Emergent management of puerperal eclampsia. Chapter 8. In: Obstet Gynecol Clin of North Am 1995; 22(2): 315-35.
     

  281. Khalil A., G. Azar, Hannoun A., J. Sawaya, Abu Musa A., K. Karam. Reproductive Outcome following abdominal metroplasty. Int. J. Gyn OBS. 49: 157-160, 1995.
     

  282. Zalloua, P.A. (1995) RT-PCR with Expand Long Template. Biochemica 4, 29
     

  283. Olive DL, Zreik TG.  Endometriosis and Infertility.  Clinical Consultations in Obstet Gynecol 7(3):209-213, 1995.
     

  284. Khalil A., R. Khatib, A. Shamseddine. N. Sharara, Seoud M.. Prolonged Intake of Chlorambucil for Ovarian Cancer. European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.1995; 60(1) :85-6.
     

  285. Seoud M., Khalil A., A. Franjieh, L. Zahed, G. Azar, N. Salti. Recurrent molar pregnancies in a family with extensive intermarriage: Report of a family and review of literature. Obst. Gynecol. 1995; 86:692-5.
     

  286. Usta I, Aswad NK, Karam KS: Unusual fetal survival after extrauterine feto placental expulsion into the peritoneal cavity. J Mat Fet Med 1994; 3: 163-5.
     

  287. Haddad BR, Usta I, Khalil A.M, Mufarrij I: Spontaneous closure of enterovaginal fistula caused by neglected foreign body. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 1994 ; 73: 598-60.
     

  288. Kibbi, A., Atweh, S., Nassar, C. and Mroueh, A. Continuing medical education: the American approach. Leb. Med. J. 41:143, 1994.
     

  289. Khalil A.M, Nahhas DE, Shabb NS, Shammas FG, Aswad NK, Usta I, Azar GB: Vulvar fibroepithelial polyp with myxoid stroma: an unusual presentation. Gynecol Oncol 1994; 53: 125.
     

  290. Khalil A., R. Khatib, M. Saba, N. Aswad and Mroueh A.. A Pelvic Retroperitonial Schwannoma Presenting as an Adnexal Mass. Gynecologic Oncology  1994, 53:242-244.
     

  291. Khalil A., B. Yamout, S. Tabbal, Z. Salem, Mroueh A.. Leptomeningeal Relapse in Epithelial Ovarian CancerGynecol Oncol 1994, 54:227-231.
     

  292. Khatib, R, Khalil, A, Saba, M., Aswad, N and Mroueh, A. A pelvic retroperitoneal shwannoma presenting as adnexal mass. Gynecologic Oncology 53:242, 1994.
     

  293. Awwad J., Khalil A., N. Aswad, F. Suidan and K. Karam. Labial Edema in Pregnancy: Complication of Tocolysis. Journal of Reproductive Medicine 1994, 9:921-922.
     

  294. B. Haddad, Usta I, Khalil A., I. Mufarrij. Spontaneous Closure of Enterovaginal Fistula caused by a neglected foreign body. Acta Obstet et Gynecol Scand 1994, 73:598-600.
     

  295. Khalil A., D. Nahhas, N.S. Shabb, F. Shammas, N. Aswad, Usta I and G. Azar. Vulvar Fibroepithelial Polyp with Myxoid Stroma: An unusual Presentation. Gynecologic Oncology 1994, 53:125-127.
     

  296. Khalil A., G. Azar, K. Karam. Conservative management of Pelvic Spleen. Int. J. Gynecol Obstet 1994, 46:65-66.
     

  297. Usta I, Barton JR, Amon EA, Gonzalez A, Sibai BM. Acute fatty liver of pregnancy: an experience in the diagnosis and management of fourteen cases. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1994; 171: 1342-7.
     

  298. Awwad J., Khalil A., A. Shamseddine, A. Mufarrij. Primary Malignant Lymphoma of the Uterine Cervix. Is radiotherapy the best therapeutic choice for stage IE? Gynecologic Oncology, 1994, 52:91-93.
     

  299. Roa-Pena L, Zreik T, Harada N, Spelsberg TC, Riggs BL, Naftolin F.  Human Osteoblast-like cells express Aromatase Immunoreactivity. Menopause 1(2):73-77, 1994.
     

  300. Khalil A., R. Khatib, A. Mufarrij, A. Tawil and P. Issa. Squamous cell Carcinoma of the Cervix Implanting in the Episiotomy Scar. Gynecologic Oncology, 1993, 51:408-410
     

  301. A. Shamseddine, Khalil A. and M. Wehbeh. Acute Tumor Lysis Syndrome with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Vulva. Gynecologic Oncology, 1993, 51:258-260.
     

  302. Sibai BM, Ramadan MK, Usta I, Salama M, Mercer BM, Friedman SA. Maternal morbidity and mortality in 442 pregnancies with hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1993; 169 (4): 1000-6.
     

  303. Usta I, Awwad JT, Usta JA, Makarem MM, Karam KS: Imperforate hymen: Report of an unusual familial occurrence. Obstet Gynecol Oct 1993; 82 (4): 655-6.
     

  304. R. Khatib, Khalil A., A. Tawil, A. Shamseddine, Kaspar H. and F. Suidan. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Presenting as a Urethral Caruncle. Gynecologic Oncology, 1993, 50: 389-393.
     

  305. Awwad J., Khalil A., M. Mattar and K. Karam .A Vaginal Cast. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1993, Vol. 13/No.3 (206-7).
     

  306. Kanj, L., Rebeiz, N., Mroueh, A and Kibbi A. Vulvar melanosis and lentiginosis. J. of the Am. Acad. Dermatology 27:777, 1992.
     

  307. Andrade-Gordon P, Zreik T, Apa R, Naftolin F.  Role of angiotensin II in the processes leading to ovulation.  Biochem Pharmacology 42:715-719, 1991.
     

  308. Khalil A., FA. Karim and J. Suidan .Pregnancy in a Non-communicating Rudimentary Uterine Horn. Seoud M.. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1989, 28: 275-8.
     

  309. Khalil A., and K. Karam. Uterine Unification Procedures. Postoperative Obstetrical Outcome. Hannoun A.,. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1989, 20: 161-4.
     

  310. Naftolin F, Andrade-Gordon P, Pellicer A, Palumbo A, Apa R, Zreik T, Yoon TK, DeCherney AH.  Angiotension II: Does it have a role in ovulation?  Technical comments, Science 245:871, 1989.
     

  311. Mroueh, A and Kronfol, N. Health care in Lebanon ( Book in Arabic)-3 volumes published by World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean regional Office, Alexandria, 1985.
     

  312. Mashini, I., Mroueh, A and Hadi, H. Maternal mortality in the American University of Beirut, 1971-1982. Int. J. Gyn. Obs: 22, 275, 1984.
     

  313. Ataya, K., Dudin, G. and Mroueh, A. Dicentric (ya) chromosome and azospermia Am.J. of Med. Genetics 14:583, 1983.
     

  314. Mashini, I. And Mroueh, A. Maternal mortality at the American University of Beirut Hospital. Arab Medical Bulletin 4:14, 1982.
     

  315. Ataya, K. and Mroueh, A. Urologic anomalies associated with an absent uterus. J. of Urology 127:1125, 1982.
     

  316. Mroueh, A. The physician and family planning. Leb. Med. J. 31:1, 1980.

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