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Al Hadi Laboratory and medical center places a high emphasis on research. New technologies that shorten the time it takes to have a healthy baby are a top goal at our center. In contrast to other infertility clinics, Al Hadi Laboratory and medical center has its own in-house scientific research resources.

Our research department is able to make a substantial contribution to international research efforts in various fields such as urology, gynecology,reproductive biology and microbiology. Our scientists and researchers work on different research axes:

  1. Paternal contribution to embryo development
  2. Exogenous and endogenous factors affecting the female reproductive system
  3. COVID-19 pandemic
  4. Optimization of gametes handling in vitro

List of publications

1- Nemr, Elie, Georges Azar, Fadi Fakih, Edward Chalouhy, Maroun Moukarzel, Pierre Sarkis, Raghid Khoury, Nadim Ayoub, and Sleiman Merhej. “Partial nephrectomy for renal cancers larger than 4 cm.” Progres en Urologie: Journal de L’association Francaise D’urologie et de la Societe Francaise D’urologie 17, no. 4 (2007): 810-814.

2- Araj, George F., and Youmna Mourad. “Hydatid disease: the Lebanese contribution.” Le Journal medical libanais. The Lebanese medical journal 62, no. 4 (2014): 217-226.

3- Choucair, Fadi B., Eliane G. Rachkidi, Georges C. Raad, Elias M. Saliba, Nina S. Zeidan, Rania A. Jounblat, Imad F. Abou Jaoude, and Mira M. Hazzouri. “High level of DNA fragmentation in sperm of Lebanese infertile men using Sperm Chromatin Dispersion test.” Middle East Fertility Society Journal 21, no. 4 (2016): 269-276

4- Raad, Georges, Mira Hazzouri, Silvia Bottini, Michele Trabucchi, Joseph Azoury, and Valérie Grandjean. “Paternal obesity: how bad is it for sperm quality and progeny health?.” Basic and clinical andrology 27, no. 1 (2017): 1-12.

5- Khalifeh, Hassan K., Youmna M. Mourad, and Cynthia T. Chamoun. “Infantile cytomegalovirus-associated severe warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia: a case report.” Children 4, no. 11 (2017): 94.

6- Raad, G., L. Lteif, R. Lahoud, J. Azoury, J. Azoury, J. Tanios, M. Hazzouri, and J. Azoury. “Cryopreservation media differentially affect sperm motility, morphology and DNA integrity.” Andrology 6, no. 6 (2018): 836-845.

7- Abbas, Zeinab, Chadi Fakih, Ali Saad, and Mohammad Ayache. “Vaginal power doppler parameters as new predictors of intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection outcome.” In 2018 International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT), pp. 1-7. IEEE, 2018.

8- Abbas, Zeinab, Ali Saad, Mohammad Ayache, and Chadi Fakih. “Applications of logistic regression and artificial neural network for ICSI prediction.” Int. Arab J. Inf. Technol. 16, no. 3A (2019): 557-564.

9- Raad, Georges, Joseph Azouri, Kamal Rizk, Nina S. Zeidan, Jessica Azouri, Valérie Grandjean, and Mira Hazzouri. “Adverse effects of paternal obesity on the motile spermatozoa quality.” PloS one 14, no. 2 (2019): e0211837.

10- Raad, Georges, Joyce Mansour, Rim Ibrahim, Jessica Azoury, Joan Azoury, Youmna Mourad, Chadi Fakih, and Joseph Azoury. “What are the effects of vitamin C on sperm functional properties during direct swim-up procedure?.” Zygote 27, no. 2 (2019): 69-77.

11- Awad, Diana Carolina, Aline Zaiter, Peter Ghiya, Karine Zaiter, Jean G. Louka, Chadi Fakih, and Mirna N. Chahine. “COVID-19: Pregnant Women’s Knowledge, Perceptions & Fears. First National Data from Lebanon.” Obstetrics and Gynecology Research 3, no. 4 (2020): 220-234.

12- Grandjean, Valérie, and Georges Raad. “Impact of paternal obesity on the sperm epigenome and on the health of descendants.” Médecine de la Reproduction 22, no. 1 (2020): 90-97.

13- Raad, Georges, Marwa Bazzi, Judy Tanios, Youmna Mourad, Joan Azouri, Joseph Azouri, and Chadi Fakih. “Optimization of The Cell Aggregates Method for Isolation and Purification of Human Granulosa Cells from Follicular Fluid.” International journal of fertility & sterility 13, no. 4 (2020): 339

14- Kesrouani, Assaad, Reem Obeid, Linda Daou, Chadi Fakih, Elie Choueiry, and Gihad Chalouhy. “Characteristics and outcome in prenatally diagnosed vascular aorta-umbilical vein malformation.” The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine (2021): 1-4.

15- Khalil, Nour, Aren Joe Bizdikian, Sarah Nasr, Fadi Fakih, and Pascal Hajj. “Suspicious adrenal incidentaloma in a patient with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: A case report.” Urology Case Reports 36 (2021): 101569.
16- Raad, Georges, Judy Tanios, Joseph Azoury, Alain Daher, Chadi Fakih, and Hassan W. Bakos. “Neurophysiology of cognitive behavioural therapy, deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation used in conjunction with ART treatments: a narrative review.” Human Reproduction Update 27, no. 2 (2021): 324-338.

17- Raad, Georges, Hassan W. Bakos, Marwa Bazzi, Youmna Mourad, Fadi Fakih, Salman Shayya, Lama Mchantaf, and Chadi Fakih. “Differential impact of four sperm preparation techniques on sperm motility, morphology, DNA fragmentation, acrosome status, oxidative stress and mitochondrial activity: a prospective study.” Andrology (2021).

18- Raad, Georges, Judy Tanios, Simone Kerbaj, Youmna Mourad, Fadi Fakih, Fatmeh Shamas, Joseph Azouri, and Chadi Fakih. “Stress management during the intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycle may slow down first embryo cleavage and accelerate embryo compaction: A pilot randomized controlled trial.” Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 90, no. 2 (2021): 119-126.

19- Raad, Georges, Fabrizio Serra, Luc Martin, Marie-Alix Derieppe, Jérôme Gilleron, Vera L. Costa, Didier F. Pisani, Ez-Zoubir Amri, Michele Trabucchi, and Valerie Grandjean. “Paternal multigenerational exposure to an obesogenic diet drives epigenetic predisposition to metabolic diseases in mice.” Elife 10 (2021): e61736.

20- Mohsen, Hala, Nour Yazbeck, Ayoub Al-Jawaldeh, Nazih Bou Chahine, Houssein Hamieh, Youmna Mourad, Farouk Skaiki, Hassan Salame, Pascale Salameh, and Maha Hoteit. “Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to dietary supplementation, before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: Findings from a cross-sectional survey in the Lebanese population.” International journal of environmental research and public health 18, no. 16 (2021): 8856.

21- Fayad, Nancy, Walid Abi Habib, Ahmed Kandeil, Rabeh El-Shesheny, Mina Nabil Kamel, Youmna Mourad, Jacques Mokhbat, Ghazi Kayali, Jimi Goldstein, and Jad Abdallah. “SARS-CoV-2 Variants in Lebanon: Evolution and Current Situation.” Biology 10, no. 6 (2021): 531.

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