Publications

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H.E. Dr. Hanan Al Kuwari, Asma Al Thani, Ajayeb Al Marri, Abdulla Al Kaabi, Hadi Abderrahim, Nahla Afifi, Fatima Qafoud, Queenie Chan, Ioanna Tzoulaki, Paul Downey, Heather Ward, Neil Murphy, Elio Riboli & Paul Elliott: The Qatar Biobank: background and methods.
https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-015-2522-7

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K Al-Dabhani, KK Tsilidis, N Murphy, HA Ward, P Elliott1, E Riboli, M Gunter and I Tzoulaki: Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and association with metabolic syndrome in a Qatari population.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28394362/

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Soha R. Dargham, Abeer El Shewehy, Youssra Dakroury, Eric S. Kilpatrick & Stephen L. Atkin: Prediabetes and diabetes in a cohort of Qatari women screened for polycystic ovary syndrome.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-21987-6

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Soha R. Dargham, Lina Ahmed, Eric S. Kilpatrick,Stephen L. Atkin: The prevalence and Metabolic characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome in the Qatari population.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5517053/

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Ehsan Ullah, Raghvendra Mall, Reda Rawi, Naima Moustaid-Moussa, Adeel A. Butt, Halima Bensmail: Harnessing Qatar Biobank to understand type 2 diabetes and obesity in adult Qataris from the First Qatar Biobank project.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5898076/

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Amna Al Ibrahim, Bushra Qamar, Sundus Fituri, Zoha Ali Akbar,Tamara Al-Abdi and Zumin Shi: Association between Soft Drink Consumption and Asthma among Qatari Adults
https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/11/3/606

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Asma Al Thani, Eleni Fthenou, Spyridon Paparrodopoulos, Ajayeb Al Marri, Zumin Shi , Fatima Qafoud, Nahla Afifi: Qatar Biobank Cohort Study: Study Design and First Results.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30927351

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Hiba Bawadi, Merna Abouwatfa, Sara Alsaeed, Abdelhamid Kerkadi, Zumin Shi: Body Shape Index Is a Stronger Predictor of Diabetes.
8. Body Shape Index Is a Stronger Predictor of Diabetes. Hiba Bawadi, Merna Abouwatfa, Sara Alsaeed, Abdelhamid Kerkadi, Zumin Shi https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31067681

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Vijay Ganji, Ayah Sukik, Haya Alaayesh, Hodais Rasoulinejad 1, Mujahed Shraim: Serum Vitamin D concentrations are inversely related to prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Qatari women
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31512799

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Zumin Shi, Abdul Badi Abou-Samra: Association of low serum magnesium with diabetes and hypertension: Findings from Qatar Biobank study.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31678625

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Muhammad U Sohail, Mohamed A Elrayess, A A Al Thani, M Al-Asmakh, Hadi M Yassine: Profiling the Oral Microbiome Plasma Biochemistry of Obese Hyperglycemic Subjects in Qatar .
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31816998

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Eleni Fthenou, Ameena Al Emadi, Fahad F. Mahal, Leo T. Chettupuzhakaran, Asma Al Thani, and Nahla Afifi: Conception, Implementation and Integration of heterogenous Information Technology Infrastructures in the Qatar Biobank.
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/bio.2019.0067

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Eleni Fthenou, Asma Al Thani, Ajaeb Al Marri, and Nahla Afifi: Conception, Qatar Biobank: A Paradigm of Translating Biobank Science into Evidence- Based Health Care Interventions.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31833811

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Linda Hannigan, Ghada Deyab, Asmaa Al Thani, Ajayeb Al Marri, and Nahla Afifi: The Implementation of an integrated Management system at Qatar Biobank.
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/bio.2019.0076

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Ayat Salman, Ronny Baber, Linda Hannigan, Jens Karsten, Habermann, Marianne K. Henderson, Michaela Th. Mayrhofer, and Nahla Afifi: Qatar Biobank Milestones in Building a Successful Biobank.
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/bio.2019.0083

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Ayat Salman, Ronny Baber, Linda Hannigan, Jens Karsten Habermann, Marianne K Henderson, Michaela Th Mayrhofer, and Nahla Afifi: Qatar Quality Matters: A Global Discussion in Qatar.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31833812

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Abdelhamid Kerkadi, Dana Suleman, Lana Abu Salah, Christina Lotfy, Grace Attieh, Hiba Bawadi, Zumin Shi: Adiposity Indicators as Cardio-Metabolic Risk Predictors in Adults from Country with High Burden of Obesity.
https://www.dovepress.com/adiposity-indicators-as-cardio-metabolic-risk-predictors-in-adults-fro-peer-reviewed-article-DMSO

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Selvasankar Murugesan, Sara Fahad Al Ahmad, Parul Singh, Marwa Saadaoui1, Manoj Kumar and Souhaila Al Khodor: Profiling the salivary microbiome in the Qatari Population.
https://translational-medicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12967-020-02291-2

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Kateba Al-Ghazali, Sana Eltayeb, Ayesha Musleh, Tamara Al-Abdi, Vijay Ganji and Zumin Shi: Serum Magnesium and Cognitive Function Among Qatari Adults.
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnagi.2020.00101/full

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Anjanarani Nazeemudeen, Hamada R.H. Al-Absi, Mahmoud Ahmed Refaee, Mowafa Househ, Zubair Shah, Tanvir Alam: Understanding the Food Habits and Physical Activities of Diabetes Cohort in Qatar.
http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volumearticle/54693

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Hamada R.H. Al-Absi, Mahmoud Ahmed Refaee, Anjanarani Nazeemudeen, Mowafa Househ, Zubair Shah, Tanvir Alam: Cardiovascular Diseases in Qatar: Smoking, Food Habits and Physical Activities Perspectives.
http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volumearticle/54696

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Atiq ur Rehman, Tanvir Alam, Samir Brahim Belhaouari: Investigating Potential Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Diseases in Adult Qatari Population.
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9089468

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H. Bawadi1, S. Hassan, A. Shanbeh Zadeh, H. Sarv, A. Kerkadi1, Josep A. Tur and Z. Shi: Age and gender specific cut-off points for body fat parameters among adults in Qatar.
https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12937-020-00569-1

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Nele Gerrits, Bart Elen, Toon Van Craenendonck, Danai Triantafyllidou, Ioannis N. Petropoulos, Rayaz A. Malik & Patrick De Boever: Age and sex affect deep learning prediction of cardiometabolic risk factors from retinal images.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-65794-4

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Toon Van Craenendonck, Nele Gerrits, Bart Buelens, Ioannis N. Petropoulos, Ashfaq Shuaib, Arnout Standaert, Rayaz A. Malik and Patrick De Boever: Retinal microvascular complexity comparing mono- and multifractal dimensions in relation to cardiometabolic risk factors in a Middle Eastern population.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/aos.14598

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Marwa Alaradi, Asma Ouagueni, Rim Khatib, Grace Attieh, Hiba Bawadi and Zumin Shi: Dietary patterns and glycaemic control among Qatari adults with type 2 diabetes.
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980020003572

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Mostafa Abbas, Raghvendra Mall, Khaoula Errafi, Abdelkader Lattab, Ehsan Ullah, Halima Bensmail, Abdelilah Arredouani: A Simple risk score to screen for prediabetes: a cross‐sectional study from the Qatar Biobank Cohort.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jdi.13445#.X5EMqrrh67M.twitter

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Md. Tawkat Islam Khondaker, Junaed Younus Khan, Mahmoud Ahmed Refaee, Nady El Hajj, M. Sohel Rahman, Tanvir Alam: Obesity in Qatar: A Case-Control Study on the Identification of Associated Risk Factors.
https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4418/10/11/883/htm

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Nadin Younes, Najeeb Syed, Santosh K Yadav, Mohammad Haris, Atiyeh M Abdallah, Marawan Abu-Madi: A Whole-Genome Sequencing Association Study of Low Bone Mineral Density Identifies New Susceptibility Loci in the Phase I Qatar Biobank Cohort.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33430342/

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Mohammad Tariqul Islam; Hamada R. H. Al-Absi; Essam A. Ruagh; Tanvir Alam: Dianet: A Deep Learning Based Architecture to Diagnose Diabetes Using Retinal Images Only.
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9328261

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Mohammad Rubayet Hasan, Mahbuba Rahman, Taushif Khan, Amira Saeed, Sathyavathi Sundararaju, Annaliza Flores, Phillip Hawken, Arun Rawat, Naser Elkum, Khalid Hussain, Rusung Tan, Patrick Tang & Nico Marr: Virome‑wide serological profiling reveals association of herpesviruses with obesity.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-82213-4

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Hamada R.H. Al-Absi, Mahmoud Ahmed Refaee, Atiq Ur Rehman, Mohammad Tariqul Islam, Samir Brahim Belhaouari , Tanvir Alam: Risk Factors and Comorbidities Associated to Cardiovascular Disease in Qatar: A Machine Learning based Case-Control Study.
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9354689

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Ilhame Diboun, Layla Al-Mansoori, Hend Al-Jaber, Omar Albagha, Mohamed A Elrayess: Metabolomics of Lean/Overweight Insulin-Resistant Females Reveals Alterations in Steroids and Fatty Acids.
https://academic.oup.com/jcem/articleabstract/106/2/e638/5923380?redirectedFrom=fulltext

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Rasha Abu-El-Ruz, Manar E. Abdel-Rahman, Stephen L. Atkik, Mohamed A. Elrayess: Comparing Levels of Metabolic Predictors of Coronary Heart Disease between Healthy Lean and Overweight Females.
https://www.mdpi.com/2218-1989/11/3/169

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Ilhame Diboun, Layla Al-Mansoori, Hend Al-Jaber, Omar Albagha 1, Mohamed A Elrayess: Metabolomics of lean/overweight insulin resistant females reveals alterations in steroids and fatty acids
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33053159/

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Belqes Al-Jaal Aishah Latiff Sofia Salama Huda Mohamed Hussain Noora Abdulaziz Al-Thani Noor Al-Naimi Noof Al-Qasmi Peter Horvatovich Morana Jaganjac: Analysis of Multiple Mycotoxins in the Qatari Population and Their Relation to Markers of Oxidative Stress
https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6651/13/4/267

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The COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative, a global initiative to elucidate the role of host genetic factors in susceptibility and severity of the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41431-020-0636-6.pdf

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Abdelhamid Kerkadi, Reem Mohsen Ali, Alaa A. H. Shehada, Eman Abdelnasser AbouHassanein, Joyce Moawad, Hiba Bawadi, Zumin Shi: Association between central obesity indices and iron status indicators among Qatari Adults
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33914792/

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