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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224196/diagnostic-accuracy-of-posterior-cervical-angle-and-cervical-length-in-the-prediction-of-successful-induction-of-labor
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Akram M Al-Adwy, Sherin M Sobh, Doaa S Belal, Eman F Omran, Amr Hassan, Ahmed H Saad, Mai M Afifi, Adel M Nada
OBJECTIVE: To determine the accuracy of the posterior cervical angle (PCA) compared with the cervical length and the Bishop score in predicting the outcome of induction of labor (IOL). METHODS: The present prospective observational study included IOL candidates who had their PCA and cervical length assessed by transvaginal ultrasonography and the Bishop score at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Kasr El-Aini Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, between April 1 and July 31, 2017...
December 10, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219628/penetration-enhancer-containing-spanlastics-pecss-for-transdermal-delivery-of-haloperidol-in-vitro-characterization-ex-vivo-permeation-and-in-vivo-biodistribution-studies
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Abdurrahman M Fahmy, Doaa Ahmed El-Setouhy, Ahmed B Ibrahim, Basant A Habib, Saadia A Tayel, Noha A Bayoumi
Haloperidol (Hal) is one of the widely used antipsychotic drugs. When orally administered, it suffers from low bioavailability due to hepatic first pass metabolism. This study aimed at developing Hal-loaded penetration enhancer-containing spanlastics (PECSs) to increase transdermal permeation of Hal with sustained release. PECSs were successfully prepared using ethanol injection method showing reasonable values of percentage entrapment efficiency, particle size, polydispersity index and zeta potential. The statistical analysis of the ex vivo permeation parameters led to the choice of F1L - made of Span® 60 and Tween® 80 at the weight ratio of 4:1 along with 1% w/v Labrasol® - as the selected formula (SF)...
November 2018: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199635/melatonin-elicits-stimulatory-action-on-the-adrenal-gland-of-soay-ram-morphometrical-immunohistochemical-and-ultrastructural-study
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Doaa M Mokhtar, Manal T Hussein, Ahmed H S Hassan
Endogenous melatonin is a hormone secreted by pineal gland; it has several roles in metabolism, reproduction, and remarkable antioxidant properties. Studies on the melatonin effect on the adrenal glands which are important endocrine organs, controlling essential physiological functions, are still deficient. In this study, we attempted to investigate the effect of exogenous melatonin treatment on the adrenal cortex and medulla using several approaches. Adrenal glands of 15 Soay ram were examined to detect the effect of melatonin treatment...
December 4, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196978/the-role-of-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-enzyme-on-daunorubicin-mediated-cardiotoxicity
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Zaid H Maayah, Ghada Abdelhamid, Osama H Elshenawy, Ahmed A El-Sherbeni, Hassan N Althurwi, Erica McGinn, Doaa Dawood, Ahmad H Alammari, Ayman O S El-Kadi
Several studies have demonstrated the role of cytochrome P450 (CYP) and its associated arachidonic acid (AA) metabolites in the anthracyclines-induced cardiac toxicity. However, the ability of daunorubicin (DNR) to induce cardiotoxicity through the modulation of CYP and its associated AA metabolites has not been investigated yet. Therefore, we hypothesized that DNR-induced cardiotoxicity is mediated through the induction of cardiotoxic hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acids and/or the inhibition of cardioprotctive epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs)...
December 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184438/efficacy-of-local-dexmedetomidine-add-on-for-spermatic-cord-block-anesthesia-in-patients-undergoing-intrascrotal-surgeries-randomized-controlled-multicenter-clinical-trial
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Diab Fuad Hetta, Emad E Kamal, Ali M Mahran, Doaa G Ahmed, Abdelraheem Elawamy, Abdelraouf Ms Abdelraouf
Study objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of adding dexmedetomidine (DEX) to bupivacaine on the quality of spermatic cord block anesthesia and postoperative analgesia. Design: This is a randomized, double-blind study. Setting: This study was performed in an educational and research hospital. Patients: One hundred twenty adult males were scheduled for intrascrotal surgeries. Interventions: Patients were divided into two groups: group B received 10 mL of bupivacaine 0...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184360/serological-investigation-of-some-important-rna-viruses-affecting-sheep-and-goats-in-giza-and-beni-suef-governorates-in-egypt
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Mohamed Abd El-Fatah Mahmoud, Mohamed Karam Elbayoumy, Doaa Sedky, Sahar Ahmed
Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the seroprevalence of antibodies against foot and mouth disease (FMD), Peste des Petits ruminants (PPR), and bluetongue (BT) in sheep and goats within Giza and Beni-Suef governorates at the second half of 2016. Materials and Methods: A total of 300 animals (sheep and goats) randomly selected from small stocks with no history of previous vaccination against FMD virus (FMDV), PPR, or BT viruses (BTV) and examined with competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of FMD-non-structural protein, PPR, and BT antibodies...
October 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170048/neuroprotective-effect-of-berberine-against-environmental-heavy-metals-induced-neurotixicity-and-alzheimer-s-like-disease-in-rats
#7
Hend M Hussien, Aml Abd-Elmegied, Doaa A Ghareeb, Hani S Hafez, Hany E A Ahmed, Nehad Abd El-Moneam
Heavy metals are reported as neurodegenerative disorders progenitor. They play a role in the precipitation of abnormal β-amyloid protein and hyper-phosphorylated tau, the main hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The present study aimed to validate the heavy metals-induced Alzheimer's-like disease in rats as an experimental model of AD and explore the therapeutic effect of berberine via tracking its effect on the oxidative stress-inflammatory pathway. Alzheimer's-like disease was induced in rats orally by a mixture of aluminium, cadmium and fluoride for three months, followed by berberine treatment for another one month...
November 20, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108486/role-of-insertion-sequence-aba-1-and-ades-in-reduced-tigecycline-susceptibility-in-mdr-acinetobacter-baumannii-clinical-isolates-from-cairo-egypt
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Reem Hassan, Ahmed Mukhtar, Ahmed Hasanin, Doaa Ghaith
Infections caused by multidrug resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) especially in intensive care units have limited therapeutic options. Overexpression of the adeABC efflux pump may be caused either by the ISAba-1 insertion or by specific point mutations in adeR and adeS, therefore, plays a major role in conferring MDR-A. baumannii. We aimed in our study to monitor the tigecycline (TGC) susceptibility and to study the role of ISAba-1 and the adeS regulator within the AdeABC efflux pump among MDR-A...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094287/targeting-ampk-mtor-and-%C3%AE-catenin-by-combined-metformin-and-aspirin-therapy-in-hcc-an-appraisal-in-egyptian-hcc-patients
#9
Doaa Ali Abdelmonsif, Ahmed S Sultan, Wessam F El-Hadidy, Dina Mohamed Abdallah
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an expanding health problem with a great impact on morbidity and mortality, both in Egypt and worldwide. Recently, metformin and aspirin showed a potential anticancer effect on HCC, although the mechanism of this effect is not fully elucidated. OBJECTIVE: The current work aimed to investigate the possibility of targeting AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), and β-catenin proteins through combined metformin/aspirin treatment in the HepG2 cell line, and to explore such molecular targets in Egyptian HCC patients...
November 1, 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082641/risk-factors-for-urological-complications-following-living-donor-renal-transplantation-in-children
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Mohammed S ElSheemy, Waleed Ghoneima, Waseem Aboulela, Kareem Daw, Ahmed M Shouman, Ahmed I Shoukry, Sherif Soaida, Doaa M Salah, Hafez Bazaraa, Fatina I Fadel, Ahmed A Hussein, Enmar Habib, Ismail R Saad, Mohamed El Ghoneimy, Hany A Morsi, Mohammed A Lotfi, Hesham Badawy
The aim of this study was to detect possible risk factors for UC and UTI following pediatric renal Tx and effect of these complications on outcome. One hundred and eight children who underwent living donor Tx between 2009 and 2015 were retrospectively included. Extraperitoneal approach was used with stented tunneled extravesical procedure. Mean recipient age was 9.89 ± 3.46 years while mean weight was 25.22 ± 10.43 kg. Seventy-three (67.6%) recipients were boys while 92 (85.2%) were related to donors...
October 29, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044177/strong-associations-between-chromosomal-aberrations-in-blood-lymphocytes-and-the-risk-of-urothelial-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-bladder
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Hongkun Wang, Ying Wang, Krishna K Kota, Bing Sun, Bhaskar Kallakury, Nabiel N Mikhail, Douaa Sayed, Ahmed Mokhtar, Doaa Maximous, Etemad H Yassin, Scarlett X Sun, Xiaofei Chen, Christopher A Loffredo, Yun-Ling Zheng
Chromosomal aberrations (CAs) in blood lymphocytes have been shown to be associated with overall cancer risk and aging. However, their relationship to bladder cancer risk remains to be elucidated. In a case-control study of bladder cancer in Egypt, we examined the relationship between the increased frequency of CAs in blood lymphocytes and bladder cancer risk. High frequency of CAs was significantly associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer [adjusted odds ratios (OR) = 3.90, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 2...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026332/ultrasound-guided-methotrexate-injection-for-de-quervain-disease-of-the-wrist-what-lies-beyond-the-horizon
#12
Abdallah El-Sayed Allam, Doaa Shawky Al-Ashkar, Ahmed A Negm, Basma Aly Eltawab, Wei-Ting Wu, Ke-Vin Chang
De Quervain disease (DQVD) is one of the most common causes of lateral wrist pain and can lead to significant disability. The current case involves a right-handed, middle-aged, female patient with severe lateral wrist pain due to DQVD. Her pain was not responsive to oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, rehabilitation, and repeated corticosteroid injections. Because she refused surgical intervention, we performed ultrasound-guided methotrexate injections (four times). After the injections, dramatic pain relief, functional improvement, and reduction of the thickness of the retinaculum and tendons in the first dorsal extensor compartment of the wrist were noted...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988235/readmissions-and-emergency-department-visits-after-bariatric-surgery-at-saudi-arabian-hospital-the-rates-reasons-and-risk-factors
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Anwar Ahmed, Doaa AlBuraikan, Bashayr ALMuqbil, Wijdan AlJohi, Wala Alanazi, Budor AlRasheed
BACKGROUND: Saudi Arabian hospital readmissions and emergency department (ED) visits following bariatric surgery and discharge have never been investigated. This study aimed to evaluate the rates and reasons of hospital readmissions and ED visits related to surgical weight loss interventions at the King Abdulaziz Medical City - Riyadh. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study on 301 patients who underwent bariatric surgery between January 2011 and July 2016...
October 7, 2017: Obesity Facts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949931/genetic-underpinnings-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-review
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Ahmed A Moustafa, Mubashir Hassan, Doaa H Hewedi, Iman Hewedi, Julia K Garami, Hany Al Ashwal, Nazar Zaki, Sung-Yum Seo, Vassilis Cutsuridis, Sergio L Angulo, Joman Y Natesh, Mohammad M Herzallah, Dorota Frydecka, Błażej Misiak, Mohamed Salama, Wael Mohamed, Mohamad El Haj, Michael Hornberger
In this review, we discuss the genetic etiologies of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Furthermore, we review genetic links to protein signaling pathways as novel pharmacological targets to treat AD. Moreover, we also discuss the clumps of AD-m ediated genes according to their single nucleotide polymorphism mutations. Rigorous data mining approaches justified the significant role of genes in AD prevalence. Pedigree analysis and twin studies suggest that genetic components are part of the etiology, rather than only being risk factors for AD...
September 26, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946545/impact-of-foot-pronation-on-postural-stability-an-observational-study
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Ghada Mohamed Koura, Doaa Ayoub Elimy, Hamada Ahmed Hamada, Hossam Eddien Fawaz, Mohamed Hussein Elgendy, Ibtissam M Saab
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of foot pronation on the dynamic balance including overall stability index (OAI), anteroposterior stability index (APSI) and mediolateral stability index (MLSI). METHODS: Forty participants from both sexes were selected from the Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, with a mean age of 23.55 ± 1.74 years. Subjects were divided into two groups: group A (8 males and 12 females) with foot pronation, and group B (9 males and 11 females) with normal feet...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895173/cardiac-changes-in-moderately-malnourished-children-and-their-correlations-with-anthropometric-and-electrolyte-changes
#16
Osama El Razaky, Ahmed Naeem, Amr Donia, Doaa El Amrousy, Noha Elfeky
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate electrocardiographic and echocardiographic changes in moderately malnourished children and to correlate them with both anthropometric and electrolyte changes. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Sixty moderately malnourished children were taken as patient group, and 60 healthy children of matched age and sex were taken as control group. Weight, height, body mass index (BMI), serum albumin, and electrolytes were measured for all children. Electrocardiographic evaluation for calculated QT (QTc) and QT dispersion (QTd) was performed...
September 12, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886213/prospective-study-of-the-effect-of-maternal-body-mass-index-on-labor-progress-in-nulliparous-women-in-egypt
#17
Ahmed M Maged, Doaa S Belal, Heba M Marie, Hamsa Rashwan, Suzy Abdelaziz, Amir A Gabr, Ahmed R Elzayat
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of maternal body mass index (BMI, calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters) on labor progress in nulliparous women. METHODS: The present prospective cohort study enrolled primigravidae admitted to Kasr Al Ainy hospital, Cairo University, Egypt, during active labor between February 1, 2016, and February 28, 2017. Patients were classified into three equal groups using their BMI at admission: underweight (<18...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861270/phosphate-disturbance-in-critically-ill-children-incidence-associated-risk-factors-and-clinical-outcomes
#18
Ahmed Nabih El Shazly, Doaa Refaey Soliman, Effat Hussien Assar, Eman Gamal Behiry, Ibrahim Abd El Naby Gad Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Hypophosphatemia is one of the common disorders that develop in critically ill patients. It has potential complications and is often unrecognized in those patients. OBJECTIVE: Determining the incidence of hypophosphatemia in critically ill children, its association with clinical outcomes and the possible risk factors. METHODS: 50 patients were enrolled in the study. Levels of serum phosphate were measured on day 1 and day 7 of PICU (Pediatric intensive care unit) stay...
September 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843867/prevalence-of-sexual-dysfunction-in-infertile-versus-fertile-couples
#19
Amir A Gabr, Eman F Omran, Ahmed A Abdallah, Mohamed M Kotb, Eman Z Farid, Amira S Dieb, Doaa S Belal
OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that sexual dysfunction is higher in infertile females in relation to normal healthy women through comparing total and sexual domains scores in both groups. The secondary objectives were: to determine factors affecting occurrence of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in all sample and to determine factors affecting the different sexual domain scores within the infertile group. STUDY DESIGN: This cross sectional study was done at Cairo University Hospital...
October 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803697/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-gene-polymorphisms-and-haplotypes-in-egyptian-children-with-nephrotic-syndrome
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Doaa M Youssef, Amal S El-Shal, Samia Hussein, Khaled Salah, Abd El Rahman E Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Nephrotic syndrome (NS) characterized by complex pathogenesis and clinical course with relapses; and needs novel breakthroughs for decades. Polymorphisms of cytokines genes including tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α)may influence susceptibility to NS as well as different patients' steroid responses. In the current study, we demonstrated the potential roles of TNF-α promoter gene polymorphisms [-238, -308, -863] and haplotypes in susceptibility to childhood NS. Also, elucidating their possible influence on patients' steroid response and serum TNF-α level...
August 10, 2017: Cytokine
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