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The Chronic Care Center’s primary goal is not only to provide care for children with chronic diseases. Ongoing scientific researches occupy a major and important part of its activities. Below is a list of some publications in the Diabetes field, especially Type I Diabetes.
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Seasonal variation of vitamin D and HbA(1c) levels in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus in the Middle East.
Int J Gen Med. 2011; 4:635-8. Epub 2011 Sep 6.

El Baba K, Zantout MS, Akel R, Azar ST, 06 Sep 2011.
Prevalence of asthmatic symptoms in Lebanese patients with type 1 diabetes and their unaffected siblings compared to age-matched controls
Acta Diabetol. 2010 Dec; 47(Suppl 1) :13-8. Epub 2009 Mar 25.

Taleb N, Bou Khalil P, Zantout MS, Zalloua P, Azar ST, 25 Mar 2009.
WFS1 mutations are frequent monogenic causes of juvenile-onset diabetes mellitus in Lebanon.
Hum Mol Genet. 2008 Dec 15; 17(24):4012-21. Epub 2008 Sep 20.

Zalloua PA, Azar ST, Delépine M, Makhoul NJ, Blanc H, Sanyoura M, Lavergne A, Stankov K, Lemainque A, Baz P, Julier C, 20 Sep 2008.
Intravenous zoledronic acid treatment in thalassemia-induced osteoporosis: results of a phase II clinical trial.
Ann Hematol. 2006 Sep; 85(9):605-9. Epub 2006 Jul 8.

Otrock ZK, Azar ST, Shamseddeen WA, Habr D, Inati A, Koussa S, Mahfouz RA, Taher AT, 08 Jul 2006.
Ocular findings among thalassemia patients.
Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Oct; 142(4):704-5.

Taher A, Bashshur Z, Shamseddeen WA, Abdulnour RE, Aoun E, Koussa S, Baz P, 01 Oct 2006.
Ischemic anterior optic neuropathy complicating interferon alpha-2a and ribavirin treatment for acute hepatitis C.
Gastroenterol Clin Biol. 2005 May; 29(5):616-7. French. No abstract available.

Yaghi C, Baz P, Koussa S, Daniel F, Haddad F, Sayegh R, 01 May 2005.
Endocr Res; 27(1-2):99-108. 2001.

Azar ST, Zalloua PA, Medlej R, Halabi G, 01 Jan 2001.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 85 (12), 2000.

Azar ST, Salti I, Zantout MS, Major S, 01 Jan 2000.
Diabetes Care 22:1376-1378, 1999.

Baz p, Azar ST, Medlij R, Bejjani R, Halabi G, Salti I, 01 Jan 1999.