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Practice areas

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Young Parents Program

Faculty rank

Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinic information

Clinical interests

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Adolescent Mental Health Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
  • Weight Management and Fitness (TEAMS Clinic)

Education

Degree

Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

Residency

West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown

Fellowship

West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown

Certifications or Special training

American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
Fellow of the American Board of Pediatrics

Additional information

Profile
Hatim Omar

My name is Hatim Omar; I received my medical degree from Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria. I completed a fellowship at West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown. I am board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and a Fellow of the American Board of Pediatrics.

Research/Publications

  1. Burnett A, Omar HA. Syphilis: a forgotten sexually transmitted disease? Front Public Health. 2014;2:15.
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  2. Merrick J, Howell Bowling C, Omar HA. Firesetting in childhood and adolescence. Front Public Health. 2013;1:40.
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  3. Howell Bowling C, Merrick J, Omar HA. Self-reported juvenile firesetting: results from two national survey datasets. Front Public Health. 2013;1:60.
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  4. Merrick J, Tenenbaum A, Omar HA. Human sexuality and adolescence. Front Public Health. 2013;1:41.
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  5. Merrick J, Kandel I, Omar HA. Adolescence, violence, and public health. Front Public Health. 2013;1:32.
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  6. Omar HA. Adolescent violence as viewed by high school students. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 1999; 11(3-4):153-8. PMID: 22912251.
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  7. Deokar AM, Jackson W, Omar HA. Menstrual bleeding patterns in adolescents using etonogestrel (ENG) implant. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2011; 23(1):75-7. PMID: 21721368.
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  8. Patel DR, Omar H, Terry M. Sport-related performance anxiety in young female athletes. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2010 Dec; 23(6):325-35. PMID: 20869282.
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  9. Greydanus DE, Omar H, Pratt HD. The adolescent female athlete: current concepts and conundrums. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2010 Jun; 57(3):697-718. PMID: 20538152.
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  10. White M, Omar H. Vampirism, vampire cults and the teenager of today. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2010 Apr-Jun; 22(2):189-95. PMID: 21061919.
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  11. Machado JK, Sant'Anna MJ, Coates V, Almeida FJ, Berezin EN, Omar HA. Brazilian adolescents infected by HIV: epidemiologic characteristics and adherence to treatment. ScientificWorldJournal. 2009; 9:1273-85. PMID: 19936563.
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  12. Bononi BM, Sant'Anna MJ, de Oliveira AC, Renattini TS, Pinto CF, Passarelli ML, Coates V, Omar HA. Sexuality and persons with Down syndrome. A study from Brazil. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2009 Jul-Sep; 21(3):319-26. PMID: 20014635.
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  13. Omar H, Hägglund H, Gustafsson-Jernberg A, LeBlanc K, Mattsson J, Remberger M, Ringdén O, Sparrelid E, Sundin M, Winiarski J, Yun Z, Ljungman P. Targeted monitoring of patients at high risk of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease by quantitative Epstein-Barr virus polymerase chain reaction. Transpl Infect Dis. 2009 Oct; 11(5):393-9. PMID: 19497070.
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  14. Huff MB, McClanahan KK, Brown HA, Omar HA. It is more than just a reproductive healthcare visit: experiences from an adolescent medicine clinic. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2009 Apr-Jun; 21(2):243-8. PMID: 19702204.
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  15. Greydanus DE, Omar HA, Tsitsika AK, Patel DR. Menstrual disorders in adolescent females: current concepts. Dis Mon. 2009 Feb; 55(2):45-113. PMID: 19154850.
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  16. Salous A, Al-Alem L, Omar HA. Trends in mental health of an adolescent medicine clinic patient population. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2009 Jan-Mar; 21(1):9-14. PMID: 19526691.
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  17. Song M, Omar HA. Discovering the complexities of adolescent compliance to treatment. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2009 Jan-Mar; 21(1):3-8. PMID: 19526690.
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  18. Greydanus DE, Omar H, Patel DR. What's new: Cervical cancer screening in adolescents. Pediatr Rev. 2009 Jan; 30(1):23-5. PMID: 19118140.
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  19. Greydanus DE, Omar HA. Sexuality issues and gynecologic care of adolescents with developmental disabilities. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2008 Dec; 55(6):1315-35, viii. PMID: 19041460.
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  20. Al-Alem L, Omar HA. Borderline personality disorder: an overview of history, diagnosis and treatment in adolescents. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2008 Oct-Dec; 20(4):395-404. PMID: 19230440.
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  21. Carvalho KA, Sant'Anna MJ, Coates V, Passarelli ML, Omar HA. Contraception, adolescence, and ethics in Brazil: are we prepared? Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2008 Oct-Dec; 20(4):529-36. PMID: 19230453.
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  22. Oliva GS, de Mendonça RG, Sant'Anna MJ, Passarelli ML, Coates V, Omar HA. Integral care for pregnant adolescents: impact on offspring. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2008 Oct-Dec; 20(4):537-46. PMID: 19230454.
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  23. Deokar AM, Huff MB, Omar HA. Clinical management of adolescents with autism. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2008 Oct; 55(5):1147-57, viii. PMID: 18929057.
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  24. Omar HA, Fowler A, McClanahan KK. Significant reduction of repeat teen pregnancy in a comprehensive young parent program. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2008 Oct; 21(5):283-7. PMID: 18794024.
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  25. Carvalho KA, Sant'Anna MJ, Coates V, Omar HA. Medical students: abuse of psychoactive substances and sexuality aspects. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2008 Jul-Sep; 20(3):321-8. PMID: 19097570.
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  26. Schevchenko I, Abramov VV, Gibson PT, Omar HA. Medical supervision of young female athletes training in complex coordinational sports. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2008 Jul-Sep; 20(3):343-51. PMID: 19097572.
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  27. Omar H. What do our adolescent patients expect from us? J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2008 Jun; 21(3):115-7. PMID: 18549962.
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  28. Martin CA, Cook C, Woodring JH, Burkhardt G, Guenthner G, Omar HA, Kelly TH. Caffeine use: association with nicotine use, aggression, and other psychopathology in psychiatric and pediatric outpatient adolescents. ScientificWorldJournal. 2008; 8:512-6. PMID: 18516472.
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  29. Kiessling SG, McClanahan KK, Omar HA. Obesity, hypertension, and mental health evaluation in adolescents: a comprehensive approach. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2008 Jan-Mar; 20(1):5-15. PMID: 18540279.
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  30. Huff MB, Abuzz G, Omar H. Detecting and treating depression among adolescents presenting for reproductive care: realizing opportunities. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007 Dec; 20(6):371-6. PMID: 18082860.
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  31. Omar HA, Smith SJ. Membranous dysmenorrhea: a case series. ScientificWorldJournal. 2007; 7:1900-3. PMID: 18060329.
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  32. Jones V, Smith SJ, Omar HA. Nonsexual transmission of anogenital warts in children: a retrospective analysis. ScientificWorldJournal. 2007; 7:1896-9. PMID: 18060328.
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  33. Omar H, Merrick J. Chronic disease prevention in adolescence. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2007 Apr-Jun; 19(2):115-6. PMID: 17593763.
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  34. Sant'Anna MJ, Carvalho KA, Melhado A, Coates V, Omar HA. Teenage pregnancy: impact of the integral attention given to the pregnant teenager and adolescent mother as a protective factor for repeat pregnancy. ScientificWorldJournal. 2007; 7:187-94. PMID: 17334610.
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  35. Martin CA, Lommel K, Cox J, Kelly T, Rayens MK, Woodring JH, Omar H. Kiss and tell: what do we know about pre- and early adolescent females who report dating? A pilot study. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007 Feb; 20(1):45-9. PMID: 17289518.
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  36. McClanahan KK, Omar HA. Navigating adolescence with a chronic health condition: a perspective on the psychological effects of HAIR-AN syndrome on adolescent girls. ScientificWorldJournal. 2006; 6:1350-8. PMID: 17072487.
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  37. Sant'Anna MJ, Catunda JK, Carvalho KA, Coates V, Omar HA. Pregnant teenager involvement in sexual activity and the social context. ScientificWorldJournal. 2006; 6:998-1007. PMID: 16937006.
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  38. Huff MB, McClanahan KK, Omar HA. From healing the whole person: an argument for therapeutic touch as a complement to traditional medical practice. ScientificWorldJournal. 2006; 6:2188-95. PMID: 17370014.
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  39. Timeva T, Milachich T, Antonova I, Arabaji T, Shterev A, Omar HA. Correlation between number of retrieved oocytes and pregnancy rate after in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm infection. ScientificWorldJournal. 2006; 6:686-90. PMID: 16799739.
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  40. Beznos G, Coates V, Focchi J, Omar HA. Biomolecular study of the correlation between papillomatosis of the vulvar vestibule in adolescents and human papillomavirus. ScientificWorldJournal. 2006; 6:628-36. PMID: 16832565.
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  41. van de Venne J, Bradford K, Martin C, Cox M, Omar HA. Depression, sensation seeking, and maternal smoking as predictors of adolescent cigarette smoking. ScientificWorldJournal. 2006; 6:643-52. PMID: 16832567.
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  42. Martin CA, Guenthner G, Bingcang C, Smith WJ, Curry T, Omar HA, Raynes MK, Kelly TH. A pilot study: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, sensation seeking, and pubertal changes. ScientificWorldJournal. 2006; 6:637-42. PMID: 16832566.
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  43. Omar HA, Zakharia RM, Kanungo S, Huff M, McClanahan K. Incidence of galactorrhea in young women using Depot-Medroxyprogesterone Acetate. ScientificWorldJournal. 2006; 6:538-41. PMID: 16680366.
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  44. Omar H. Reproductive care for adolescents with disability: where should they get it? J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2006 Apr; 19(2):109. PMID: 16624700.
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  45. Rager KM, Fowler A, Omar HA. Successful treatment of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate-related vaginal bleeding improves continuation rates in adolescents. ScientificWorldJournal. 2006; 6:353-5. PMID: 16547584.
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  46. McClanahan KK, Huff MB, Omar HA. Holistic health: does it really include mental health? ScientificWorldJournal. 2006; 6:2092-9. PMID: 17370005.
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  47. Ventegodt S, Clausen B, Omar HA, Merrick J. Clinical holistic medicine: holistic sexology and acupressure through the vagina (Hippocratic pelvic massage). ScientificWorldJournal. 2006; 6:2066-79. PMID: 17370003.
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  48. Rager KM, Omar HA. Androgen excess disorders in women: the severe insulin-resistant hyperandrogenic syndrome, HAIR-AN. ScientificWorldJournal. 2006; 6:116-21. PMID: 16435040.
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  49. Borghi MM, Coates V, Omar HA. Evaluation of stature development during childhood and adolescence in individuals with familial hypophosphatemic rickets. ScientificWorldJournal. 2005 Oct 17; 5:868-73. PMID: 16244755.
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  50. Rager KM, Omar HA. Hormonal contraception: noncontraceptive benefits and medical contraindications. Adolesc Med Clin. 2005 Oct; 16(3):539-51. PMID: 16183538.
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  51. Omar H, Kives S, Allen L. Extended use of the oral contraceptive pill--is it an acceptable option for the adolescent? J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2005 Aug; 18(4):285-8. PMID: 16171734.
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  52. Omar HA. A model program for youth suicide prevention. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2005 Jul-Sep; 17(3):275-8. PMID: 16231480.
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  53. Omar H, Kives S. Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA, Depo-Provera) in adolescents: what is next after the FDA black box warning. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2005 Jun; 18(3):183. PMID: 15970252.
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  54. Shashidhar H, Omar HA. Recurrent lower abdominal pain in older children and adolescents: revised clinical approach. ScientificWorldJournal. 2005 Jan 28; 5:64-70. PMID: 15702219.
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  55. Omar HA, Rager K. Prevalence of obesity and lack of physical activity among Kentucky adolescents. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2005 Jan-Mar; 17(1):79-82. PMID: 15900814.
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  56. Omar H, Richard J. Cultural sensitivity in providing reproductive care to adolescents. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Oct; 16(5):367-70. PMID: 15353944.
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  57. Omar HA, Logsdon S, Richards J. Clinical profiles, occurrence, and management of adolescent patients with HAIR-AN syndrome. ScientificWorldJournal. 2004 Jul 8; 4:507-11. PMID: 15258677.
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  58. Logsdon S, Richards J, Omar HA. Long-term evaluation of the use of the transdermal contraceptive patch in adolescents. ScientificWorldJournal. 2004 Jul 8; 4:512-6. PMID: 15258678.
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  59. Martin CA, Kelly TH, Rayens MK, Brogli B, Himelreich K, Brenzel A, Bingcang CM, Omar H. Sensation seeking and symptoms of disruptive disorder: association with nicotine, alcohol, and marijuana use in early and mid-adolescence. Psychol Rep. 2004 Jun; 94(3 Pt 1):1075-82. PMID: 15217073.
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  60. Omar H. Screening for dating violence: should we screen or not? J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2004 Feb; 17(1):53-5. PMID: 15010041.
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  61. Adams CD, Perkins KC, Lumley V, Hughes C, Burns JJ, Omar HA. Validation of the Perkins Adolescent Risk Screen (PARS). J Adolesc Health. 2003 Dec; 33(6):462-70. PMID: 14642708.
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  62. Griffith J, Omar H. Association between vegetarian diet and menstrual problems in young women: a case presentation and brief review. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2003 Oct; 16(5):319-23. PMID: 14597022.
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  63. Omar H, Griffith J. Adolescent violence prevention: a case presentation. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2003 Jul-Sep; 15(3):281-3. PMID: 12964448.
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  64. Omar H, McElderry D, Zakharia R. Educating adolescents about puberty: what are we missing? Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2003 Jan-Mar; 15(1):79-83. PMID: 12723450.
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  65. McElderry DH, Omar HA. Sex education in the schools: what role does it play? Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2003 Jan-Mar; 15(1):3-9. PMID: 12723443.
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  66. Omar H. Our adolescents--our future. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2003 Jan-Mar; 15(1):1-2. PMID: 12723442.
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  67. D'Angelo SL, Omar HA. Parenting adolescents. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2003 Jan-Mar; 15(1):11-9. PMID: 12723444.
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  68. Omar HA. Child and adolescent prostitution. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2002 Dec; 15(5):329-30. PMID: 12547667.
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  69. Martin CA, Kelly TH, Rayens MK, Brogli BR, Brenzel A, Smith WJ, Omar HA. Sensation seeking, puberty, and nicotine, alcohol, and marijuana use in adolescence. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2002 Dec; 41(12):1495-502. PMID: 12447037.
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  70. Schroeder B, Omar HA, Swedler J, Hillard PJ. Challenges in pubertal development. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2002 Aug; 15(4):245-50. PMID: 12459233.
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  71. Omar H, Fowler A, D'Angelo S. Improved continuation rate of depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate in adolescent mothers. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2002 Apr-Jun; 14(2):149-52. PMID: 12467187.
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  72. Omar H. Clinical pathologic correlation: Recurrent abdominal pain and primary amenorrhea. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2002 Apr; 15(2):105-7. PMID: 12057534.
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  73. Andreeva PM, Omar HA. Effectiveness of current therapy of bacterial vaginosis. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2002 Apr-Jun; 14(2):145-8. PMID: 12467186.
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  74. Hagedorn J, Omar H. Retrospective analysis of youth evaluated for suicide attempt or suicidal ideation in an emergency room setting. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2002 Jan-Mar; 14(1):55-60. PMID: 12467207.
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  75. Omar HA, Martin C, McElderry D. Screening for depression in adolescents: association with teen pregnancy. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2001 Aug; 14(3):129-33. PMID: 11675230.
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  76. Omar HA. Management of labial adhesions in prepubertal girls. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2000 Nov; 13(4):183-5. PMID: 11173021.
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  77. Kalenic JD, Ramirez RJ, Einzig S, Neal WA, Omar HA. Estrogen-induced relaxation in bovine coronary arteries in vitro: evidence for a new mechanism. W V Med J. 2000 Nov-Dec; 96(6):617-21. PMID: 11194093.
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  78. Omar H, Callahan P, Aggarwal S, Perkins K, Young K. Cervical pathology in West Virginia adolescents. W V Med J. 2000 Mar-Apr; 96(2):408-9. PMID: 10771629.
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  79. Omar HA, Hummel M, Jones EA, Perkins KC. Hypoplastic external genitalia in association with X;autosome chromosome translocation. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 1999 Aug; 12(3):161-4. PMID: 10546910.
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  80. Omar HA, Gong F, Sun MY, Einzig S. Nebulized nitroglycerin in children with pulmonary hypertension secondary to congenital heart disease. W V Med J. 1999 Mar-Apr; 95(2):74-5. PMID: 10214095.
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  81. Omar HA, Aggarwal S, Perkins KC. Tampon use in young women. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 1998 Aug; 11(3):143-6. PMID: 9704305.
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  82. Perkins K, Ferrari N, Rosas A, Bessette R, Williams A, Omar H. You won't know unless you ask: the biopsychosocial interview for adolescents. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1997 Feb; 36(2):79-86; discussion 87-8. PMID: 9118594.
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  83. Omar HA, Rhodes LA, Ramirez R, Arsich J, Einzig S. Alteration of human placental vascular tone by antiarrhythmic medications in vitro. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 1996 Dec; 7(12):1197-203. PMID: 8985808.
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  84. Figueroa R, Martinez E, Fayngersh RP, Jiang H, Omar HA, Tejani N, Wolin MS. Absence of relaxation to lactate in human placental vessels of pregnancies with severe preeclampsia. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1995 Dec; 173(6):1800-6. PMID: 8610765.
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