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Ahmed ElGuindy, Ahmed Afifi, Walid Simry, Soha Romeih, Magdi Yacoub
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October 6, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
Osama M Ahmed, Hanaa I Fahim, Magdy W Boules, Heba Y Ahmed
The present study aims to assess the toxic effect of latex and ethanolic leaf extract of Calotropis procera (C. procera), in comparison to abamectin, on serum biomarkers of function and histological integrity of heart and testis in male albino rats. To achieve this aim, the albino rats were separately administered 1/20 and 1/10 of LD50 of C. procera latex, ethanolic C. procera leaf extract and abamectin respectively by oral gavage for 4 and 8 weeks. C. procera latex and leaf extract as well as abamectin markedly elevated the activities of serum CK-MB, AST and LDH at the two tested periods in a dose dependent manner...
2016: SpringerPlus
Ahmed Bahieldin, Ahmed Atef, Sherif Edris, Nour O Gadalla, Hani M Ali, Sabah M Hassan, Magdy A Al-Kordy, Ahmed M Ramadan, Rania M Makki, Abdulrahman S M Al-Hajar, Fotouh M El-Domyati
BACKGROUND: The ultimate goal of this work was to detect the role of transcription factors (TFs) concordantly expressed with genes related to programmed cell death (PCD) during PCD and salt stress. This work was based on the hypothesis that TFs and their driven genes likely co-express under different stimuli. The conserved superfamily ethylene responsive factor (AP2/ERF) draw attention of the present study as it participates in the response to biotic and abiotic stimuli as well as to program cell death (PCD)...
October 6, 2016: BMC Plant Biology
Marwa Ahmed, Naja Magdy
Cancer is a major health problem to human beings around the world. Many quinazoline derivatives were reported to have potent cytotoxic activity. Our aim in this work is the discovery of potent epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors with anti-breast cancer activity containing 4-substituted quinazoline pharmacophore. Novel series of 4-substituted 6,8-dibromo-2-(4-chlorophenyl)-quinazoline derivatives have been designed and synthesized. New derivatives were tested against MCF-7 (human breast carcinoma cell line) and screened for their inhibition activity against epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase (EGFR-TK)...
September 23, 2016: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
Yu Ling, Sahar Alshareef, Haroon Butt, Jorge Lozano-Juste, Lixin Li, Aya A Galal, Ahmed Moustafa, Afaque Ahmad Momin, Manal Tashkandi, Dale N Richardson, Hiroaki Fujii, Stefan Arold, Pedro L Rodriguez, Paula Duque, Magdy M Mahfouz
Alternative splicing (AS) of precursor RNAs enhances transcriptome plasticity and proteome diversity in response to diverse growth and stress cues. Recent work showed that AS is pervasive across plant species, with more than 60% of intron-containing genes producing different isoforms. Mammalian cell-based assays have discovered various AS inhibitors. Here, we show that the macrolide Pladienolide B (PB) inhibits constitutive splicing and AS in plants. Also, our RNA-seq data revealed that PB mimics abiotic stress signals including salt, drought, and abscisic acid (ABA)...
September 24, 2016: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
Magdy R Ahmed, Nisreen K Aref, Waleed A Sayed Ahmed, Farzana R Arain
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of preoperative vaginal cleansing using chlorhexidine 0.25% antiseptic wipes on rates of postcesarean section (CS) infectious morbidities (endometritis, febrile morbidity and wound infection). METHODS: This prospective randomized trial was conducted among 218 pregnant women scheduled for term elective CS. Patients were equally divided into two groups by simple randomization. After spinal anesthesia and catheterization under aseptic technique, the study group had preoperative vaginal cleansing using chlorhexidine 0...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Nasser Mousa, Ahmed Abdel-Razik, Ashraf Zaher, Magdy Hamed, Gamal Shiha, Narmin Effat, Sherif Elbaz, Rania Elhelaly, Mohamed Hafez, Niveen El-Wakeel, Waleed Eldars
BACKGROUND: Minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) has a far-reaching impact on quality and function ability in daily life and may progress to overt hepatic encephalopathy. There is a synergistic effect between systemic oxidative stress and ammonia that is implicated in the pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy. The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of oral supplementation of antioxidants and zinc gluconate on MHE versus lactulose. METHODS: Our study included 58 patients with cirrhosis diagnosed as having MHE by neuropsychometric tests, including number connection test part A (NCT-A), digit symbol test (DST) and block design tests (BDTs)...
September 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
Nada A Abdelrahim, Hiba I Ahmed, Imad M Fadl-Elmula, Magdi A Bayoumi, Mamoun M Homeida
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are major health threats affecting people globally; however, the burden of STIs is greatest in low-income countries. Since they are physiologically more vulnerable, women are mostly affected. The risk is increased dramatically during pregnancy leading to serious health complications that may affect the newborn. Underprivileged pregnant women attending antenatal clinics for routine checkups in displaced camps, a women's prison and several peripheral health centres were clinically and laboratory screened for trichomoniasis, chlamydial infections, gonorrhea and syphilis...
August 31, 2016: International Journal of STD & AIDS
Mohamed Magdi El-Sadek Ali Atta, Hazem Mahmoud Atta, Magdy Abdel-Mawgoud Gad, Laila Ahmad Rashed, Ebada M Said, Sharaf El-Sayed Ali Hassanien, Ahmed O Kaseb
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Several angiogenic factors are involved in the development and progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a hypervascular tumor. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a primary driving force for angiogenesis, and its overexpression has been reported in HCC. However, the significance of plasma and tissue VEGF levels in HCC in Egyptian patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection is understudied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of VEGF (measured in plasma and liver tissue) in patients with hepatitis C virus-related HCC and to assess its significance in the diagnosis and prognosis of HCC...
2016: J Hepatocell Carcinoma
Mohamed Fawzy, Mohamed Sedky, Hossam ElZomor, Magdy El Sherbiny, Emad Salama, Ahmed Mahdy
BACKGROUND: Nearly half of soft tissue sarcomas are nonrhabdomyosarcomas (NRSTSs). The low-grade (LG) form comprises a heterogenous group of diseases that rarely metastasize but are known for local recurrence. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to retrospectively evaluate pediatric LG-NRSTS with regard to demography, survival, and factors affecting outcome in Egyptian patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study reviewed 66 NRSTS patients who presented to the Pediatric Oncology Department, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, between January 2008 and December 2013...
November 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Hani M Mahmoud, Mohamed Hosny, Peter Philip, Kerolos Wagdy, Ahmed Kharabish, Wesam El Mozy, Magdi Yacoub
Atrial septal defects (ASDs) account for approximately 6%-10% of congenital heart defects. The well-known types of atrial septal communications are the ostium secundum, ostium primum, sinus venosus types, and coronary sinus defects. A 50-year-old female was referred for TEE for better assessment of MR severity and mechanism. 2D/3D-TEE showed a rare combination of different abnormalities; bi-leaflet mitral valve prolapse, cleft P2, cor triatriatum sinister, and a tunnel-shaped IAS communication. To the best of our knowledge, this is a very rare case with a rare form of atrial septal defect that was not described before...
August 22, 2016: Echocardiography
Ahmed Moseilhy, Magdy M Hassan, Heba S A El Abd, Shaimaa A Mohammad, Rajaa El Bekay, Ussama M Abdel-Motal, Allal Ouhtit, Osama K Zaki, Hatem Zayed
To characterize an Egyptian patient with glutaric acidemia type I (GA I) and to identify the causative mutation(s) that may be responsible for the disease phenotype. MRI was performed on the patient using the 1.5 T magnet, biochemical analysis was carried out using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry on the patient's dried blood spot, and the patient's organic acids were measured in dried blood and a urine sample using MS/MS and GC/MS, respectively. Total RNA was isolated from the patient's peripheral blood, and the synthesized cDNA was bi-directionally sequenced...
August 1, 2016: Metabolic Brain Disease
Waleed Ali Sayed Ahmed, Zakia Mahdy Ibrahim, Osama Elsayed Ashor, Mariam Lotfi Mohamed, Magdy Refaat Ahmed, Amal Mohamed Elshahat
AIM: To compare the efficacy of two mechanical devices for pre-induction of labor cervical ripening: the Foley catheter and the Cook cervical ripening balloon. METHODS: This interventional study included 78 postdate primigravid women randomly allocated into two groups: the Foley or Cook balloon catheter. Removal of the catheters was planned approximately 12 h after insertion if spontaneous expulsion had not occurred. The main outcome measures included changes in Bishop score, insertion to delivery time, mode of delivery and occurrence of adverse effects...
July 19, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Sayed Sartaj Sohrab, Muhammad Yasir, Sherif Ali El-Kafrawy, Ayman T Abbas, Magdi Ali Ahmed Mousa, Ahmed A Bakhashwain
Tomato is an important vegetable crop and its production is adversely affected by leaf curl disease caused by begomovirus. Leaf curl disease is a serious concern for tomato crops caused by begomovirus in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Tomato leaf curl disease has been shown to be mainly caused either by tomato leaf curl Sudan virus or tomato yellow leaf curl virus as well as tomato leaf curl Oman virus. Many tomato plants infected with monopartite begomoviruses were also found to harbor a symptom enhancing betasatellites...
June 2016: Virusdisease
Mohammed Madadin, Dalia M Al-Saif, Amar Hassan Khamis, Attia Z Taha, Magdy A Kharoshah, Ahmed Alsayyah, Suha Alfehaid, Khalid Yaghmour, Ahmad Yahia Hakami, Manal S Bamousa, Ritesh G Menezes, Osama M Almadani
Medico-legal tasks are not exclusive to forensic medical experts -any physician may face medico-legal issues in his career. Hence, the practice of medicine requires education in legal issues. In Saudi Arabia, there are 30 universities with medical colleges, but we do not know how they teach undergraduate forensic medicine and medico-legal issues. The aim of this study was to discover undergraduate training courses in forensic medicine in Saudi universities. We conducted a cross-sectional study involving all colleges of medicine in Saudi Arabia...
July 2016: Medicine, Science, and the Law
Magdy Mohamed Zedan, Amal Mohamed Osman, Wafaa Nabil Laimon, Mohamed Magdy Zedan, Nermin Youssef Abo-Elkheir, Ahmed Zaki
Asthma is a heterogeneous disease, in which asthmatic patients present with different clinical phenotypes, variable endotypes, and different response to asthma medicines. Thus, we are faced with an asthma paradox; asthma is diagnosed subjectively by clinical history and treated with biologically active drugs. To solve this paradox, we need objective airway biomarkers to tailor the proper medications to the proper patient. Biomarkers should have one or more of the following characteristics:1) A biomarker that could differentiate poor symptoms perceivers from over perceivers, 2) A biomarker that could predict disease activity and hence disease outcome, 3) A biomarker that could clarify responders from non-responders asthma phenotypes, and finally 4) A biomarker that could characterize different clinical asthma phenotypes...
June 2016: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
Mohamed M El-Kady, Zarif I Girgis, Eman A Abd El-Rasheed, Olfat Shaker, Magdy I Attallah, Ahmed A Soliman
The present study was designed to evaluate the potential role of bradykinin antagonists (R-715; bradykinin B1 receptor antagonist and icatibant; bradykinin B2 receptor antagonist) in treatment of allergic airway inflammation in comparison to dexamethasone and montelukast. R-715 as dexamethasone significantly decreased peribronchial leukocyte infiltration, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) albumin and interleukin 1β as well as serum OVA-specific IgE level. Also, R-715 like montelukast significantly decreased BALF cell count (total and eosinophils)...
October 5, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
Walid H Kilany, Ahmed Ali, Abdel-Hamid I Bazid, Ayman H El-Deeb, Mohamed A Zain El-Abideen, Magdy El Sayed, Magdy F El-Kady
Since the first report of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) H9N2 virus in Egypt in 2011, the Egyptian poultry industry has suffered from unexpected economic losses as a result of the wide spread of LPAI H9N2. Hence, inactivated H9N2 vaccines have been included in the vaccination programs of different poultry production sectors. The optimal antigen content of avian influenza virus vaccines is essential to reach protective antibody titers. In this study, the correlation between antigen content (based on hemagglutinating units [HAU]) and postvaccination (PV) antibody response of H9N2 inactivated vaccine was studied...
May 2016: Avian Diseases
Walid H Kilany, Abdel-Hamid I Bazid, Ahmed Ali, Ayman H El-Deeb, Mohamed A Zain El-Abideen, Magdy El Sayed, Magdy F El-Kady
Low pathogenic avian influenza H9N2 virus infection has been an important risk to the Egyptian poultry industry since 2011. Economic losses have occurred from early infection and co-infection with other pathogens. Therefore, H9N2 vaccination of broiler chicks as young as 7 days old was recommended. The current inactivated H9N2 vaccines (0.5 ml/bird) administered at a reduced dose (0.25 ml/bird) do not guarantee the delivery of an effective dose for broilers. In this study, the efficacy of the reduced-dose volume (0...
May 2016: Avian Diseases
Abdelrahim Abdrabou Sadek, Montaser Mohamed Mohamed, El-Zahraa El-Said Ahmed Sharaf, Rofaida Mohamed Magdy, Ahmed Ahmed Allam
INTRODUCTION: Breath-holding spells (BHSs) are involuntary pauses of breathing, sometimes accompanied by loss of consciousness. They usually occur in response to an upsetting or surprising situation. Breath-holding spells are usually caused by either a change in the usual breathing pattern or a slowing of the heart rate. In some children, BHSs may be related to iron deficiency anemia. The aim of the work was to study the clinical and laboratory profile of BPHs in children presented to the Neuropediatric Clinic at Sohag University Hospital...
April 2016: Electronic Physician
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