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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774297/parasitic-and-zoonotic-meningoencephalitis-in-humans-and-equids-current-knowledge-and-the-role-of-halicephalobus-gingivalis
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ThankGod E Onyiche, Theresa O Okute, Oluwasina S Oseni, Dennis O Okoro, Abdullahi A Biu, Albert W Mbaya
Halicephalobus gingivalis is a saprophytic nematode parasite that causes a rare form of fatal meningoencephalomyelitis in equids, humans, and ruminants. This nematode has neurotropic activity, but has also been found in the kidney, liver, lungs, optic nerves and even heart of its host. Despite the zoonotic potential and severity of the disease, the epidemiology, pathogenesis, life cycle, and risk factors are poorly understood. Cases have been reported from several countries in Europe countries and North America but none is recorded in Africa except Egypt...
February 2018: Parasite Epidemiology and Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770962/factors-influencing-arab-nursing-students-attitudes-toward-climate-change-and-environmental-sustainability-and-their-inclusion-in-nursing-curricula
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Jonas Preposi Cruz, Rhea Faye D Felicilda-Reynaldo, Farhan Alshammari, Nahed Alquwez, Jerico G Alicante, Khamees B Obaid, Hanan Ebrahim Abd El Aziz Rady, Mohammad Qtait, John Paul Ben T Silang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the factors influencing the attitudes of Bachelor of Science in Nursing students toward climate change and environmental sustainability and the inclusion of these concepts in the nursing curricula of four Arab countries. METHOD: A convenience sample of 1,059 students from four Arab countries was surveyed using the Environmental Sustainability Attitudes in Nursing Survey-2 (SANS-2) questionnaire in this descriptive-comparative study. RESULTS: The majority of the respondents exhibited positive attitudes toward the five items of SANS-2, with "Environmental sustainability is an important issue for nursing" receiving the lowest mean score and "Issues about climate change should be included in the nursing curriculum" receiving the highest mean score...
May 17, 2018: Public Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769066/phenolic-profile-and-biological-properties-of-the-leaves-of-ficus-vasta-forssk-moraceae-growing-in-egypt
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Maria Fernanda Taviano, Khaled Rashed, Angela Filocamo, Francesco Cacciola, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello, Carlo Bisignano, Rosaria Acquaviva, Manuela D'Arrigo, Natalizia Miceli
BACKGROUND: Ficus vasta Forssk. (Moraceae) is traditionally used for the treatment of various ailments; nonetheless, this species has been poorly studied to date. This work aimed to characterize the phenolic profile and to evaluate the antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of a hydroalcoholic extract obtained from F. vasta leaves collected in Egypt. METHODS: The phenolic profile of the extract was characterized by HPLC-PDA/ESI-MS. The antioxidant properties were examined by different in vitro systems: DPPH test, reducing power and metal chelating activity assays...
May 16, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768252/chemical-composition-and-antifungal-activity-of-essential-oils-from-four-asteraceae-plants-grown-in-egypt
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Rose Vanessa Bandeira Reidel, Simona Nardoni, Francesca Mancianti, Claudia Anedda, Abd El-Nasser G El Gendy, Elsayed A Omer, Luisa Pistelli
The objective of the present paper was the assessment of the chemical composition of the essential oils from four Asteraceae species with a considerable food, medicinal, and agricultural value, collected in Egypt, together with their in vitro inhibitory activity against molds and yeasts. The essential oil of Launaea cornuta flowers was also evaluated for the first time, but because of its very low yield (<0.01%), no antifungal test was performed.
May 16, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765660/behavioural-responses-of-spinner-dolphins-to-human-interactions
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Maddalena Fumagalli, Amina Cesario, Marina Costa, John Harraway, Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Elisabeth Slooten
There is increasing evidence that whale and dolphin watching activities have detrimental effects on targeted cetacean populations. In Egypt, spinner dolphins regularly occur in the resting areas of Samadai, Satayah and Qubbat'Isa reefs. In-water human interactions with dolphins are regulated with a time-area closure system at Samadai, unregulated at Satayah and non-existent at Qubbat'Isa. This provided an ideal experimental setting to advance our understanding of the effects of tourism on a species highly sensitive to disturbances...
April 2018: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761225/pathological-characteristics-and-prognostic-indicators-of-different-histopathological-types-of-urinary-bladder-cancer-following-radical-cystectomy-in-a-large-single-center-egyptian-cohort
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Jeremy W Martin, Simone L Vernez, Yair Lotan, Ahmed Abdelhalim, Rahul Dutta, Ahmed Shokeir, Hassan Abol-Enein, Ahmed Mosbah, Mohamed Ghoneim, Ramy F Youssef
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate differences in pathological features and prognostics across four bladder cancer histopathological types: urothelial carcinoma (UC), urothelial carcinoma with variant histology (UCV), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma (ADC), utilizing a large cohort of radical cystectomy (RC) patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients who underwent RC at a single institution in Egypt between 1997 and 2004 was performed. Kaplan-Meier and multivariable analyses were performed to evaluate the prognostic significance of pathological features including tumor stage, grade, lymphovascular invasion (LVI), and lymph node (LN) involvement in the different subtypes on disease-free survival (DFS)...
May 14, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760616/high-frequency-of-primary-hereditary-ichthyoses-in-the-north-east-region-of-cairo-egypt
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Nermine El-Sayed, Neveen S Seifeldin, Christine K T Gobrial
Introduction: Inherited ichthyoses are caused by mutations in various genes important for keratinocyte differentiation and epidermal barrier function. Although ichthyoses are rare disorders, they require costly long-term medical management, and thus there is a need for efficient preventive and therapeutic strategies. Aim: We performed a retrospective study to determine the frequency, types, clinical presentation and associated genomic errors of primary hereditary ichthyoses in Egyptian patients and their relatives consulting the Genetics Clinic, Pediatric Hospital, Ain Shams University...
April 2018: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758904/selected-organohalogenated-flame-retardants-in-egyptian-indoor-and-outdoor-environments-levels-sources-and-implications-for-human-exposure
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Mohammed A Khairy, Rainer Lohmann
There is scant information on the presence of the polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and other alternative flame-retardants (NFRs) in Africa. Hence, to investigate their levels, sources, and human exposure scenarios, elevated fine dust (EFD) samples from apartments (n = 12), working places (n = 9) and cars (n = 12), floor dust (FD) samples (n = 5) and outdoor dust samples (n = 21) were collected from Alexandria, Egypt, during 2014. Gaseous concentrations were estimated using low density polyethylene sheets (n = 33 and 21 for indoor and outdoor sites, respectively)...
August 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757684/an-account-of-the-real-life-hepatitis-c-management-in-a-single-specialized-viral-hepatitis-treatment-centre-in-egypt-results-of-treating-7042-patients-with-7-different-direct-acting-antiviral-regimens
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Mohamed El Kassas, Mohamed Alboraie, Dalia Omran, Mohamed Salaheldin, Mohamed Naguib Wifi, Mohamed ElBadry, Adel El Tahan, Sameera Ezzat, Enass Moaz, Amir M Farid, Heba Omar, Mahmoud Abouelkhair, Shimaa Afify, Kadry Elsaeed, Yehia Shazly, Wahid Doss, Gamal Esmat
BACKGROUND: A large Egyptian treatment program for HCV was launched in 2014 after the introduction of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs). This program depended mainly on establishing specialized independent centres for HCV treatment. These centres represent the major strengths in the Egyptian model of care, as they provide integrated care for HCV patients and have enabled Egypt to treat more than one million patients in 3 years. The New Cairo Viral Hepatitis Treatment Center (NCVHTC) is an example of these specialized centres...
May 14, 2018: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757506/controversies-over-the-scientific-name-of-the-principal-mosquito-vector-of-yellow-fever-virus-expediency-versus-validity
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Alan N Clements, Ralph E Harbach
The history of the scientific name of the yellow fever mosquito, the vector of yellow fever virus, ranges from 1757 to the early twenty-first century. In his 1757 work Iter Palaestinum, Frederic Hasselquist gave the name Culex aegypti to a mosquito species responsible for fierce attacks on humans in Egypt. That name was never later ascribed to Hasselquist as author, but to Linnaeus, although the name never appeared in any of Linnaeus' publications. In Cuba, at the end of the nineteenth century, the vector of the unknown infectious agent of yellow fever was first identified as Culex mosquito and later more validly named Stegomyia fasciata...
June 2018: Journal of Vector Ecology: Journal of the Society for Vector Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757009/molecular-and-phenotypic-analysis-of-hemolytic-aeromonas-strains-isolated-from-food-in-egypt-revealed-clinically-important-multidrug-resistance-and-virulence-profiles
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Ahmed M Hammad, Alaa-Eldin H Moustafa, Maha M Mansour, Bashier M Fahmy, Mohamed G Hamada, Toshi Shimamoto, Tadashi Shimamoto
The aim of this study was to determine the public health significance of hemolytic Aeromonas species isolated from 213 food samples in Egypt, based on their virulence and antimicrobial-resistance potential. We recovered 63 strains, isolated from fish, raw milk, karish cheeses, and ras cheese in 29 (31.18%) of 93, 10 (25.00%) of 40, 13 (32.50%) of 40, and 11 (27.50%) of 40 samples, respectively. The most prevalent virulence gene was alt (50.79%), followed by aerA (34.92%), asa1 (39.68%), ahh1 (20.63%), act (11...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755807/assessing-the-prevalence-and-incidence-of-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-region
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Mohammadreza Masjedi, Elaheh Ainy, Faried Zayeri, Rogayeh Paydar
OBJECTIVES: This study conducted in 2016 aimed to assess the prevalence and incidence of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A meta-analysis to evaluate the published research relating to asthma and COPD was conducted using data from 23 EMR Office (EMRO) countries and searching using the web of science, PubMed, SciVerse Scopus, Google scholar, and MEDLINE databases. The keywords entered were all EMRO countries (Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Islamic republic Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arab, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen republic, and Cyprus) and asthma OR chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) OR (chronic bronchitis)...
April 2018: Turkish Thoracic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755792/sofosbuvir-plus-daclatasvir-in-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-4-infection-in-a-cohort-of-egyptian-patients-an-experiment-the-size-of-egyptian-village
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Ossama Ashraf Ahmed, Eslam Safwat, Mohamed Omar Khalifa, Ahmed I Elshafie, Mohamed Hassan Ahmed Fouad, Mohamed Magdy Salama, Gina Gamal Naguib, Mohamed Mahmoud Eltabbakh, Ahmed Fouad Sherief, Sherief Abd-Elsalam
Background and Aims: As indicated by the World Health Organization (WHO), Egypt is positioned as the country with the world's highest prevalence of Hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV is transmitted through unexamined blood transfusions, different employments of syringes, and poor cleansing, as per the WHO. Our study aimed at screening and management of chronic hepatitis C genotype 4 infected patients in Bardeen village, Sharkeya Governorate, Egypt, with Sofosbuvir plus Daclatasvir, as well as estimating the safety and efficacy of that regimen...
2018: International Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755726/-trueperella-pyogenes-and-brucella-abortus-coinfection-in-a-dog-and-a-cat-on-a-dairy-farm-in-egypt-with-recurrent-cases-of-mastitis-and-abortion
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Gamal Wareth, Mohamed El-Diasty, Falk Melzer, Jayaseelan Murugaiyan, Amir Abdulmawjood, Lisa D Sprague, Heinrich Neubauer
Trueperella pyogenes was isolated from a dog and a cat with a mixed infection with Brucella abortus . Both lived on a dairy cattle farm with a history of regular cases of abortion and mastitis. Identification of the bacteria was done by means of MALDI-TOF MS, loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) based on cpn 60, partial 16S rRNA sequencing, and growth on Loeffler Serum Medium. Isolation of Trueperella pyogenes on the dairy farm highlights its neglected role in reproduction failure and draws attention to its effects in the dairy industry in Egypt...
2018: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755305/a-cross-sectional-survey-study-to-assess-prevalence-and-attitudes-regarding-research-misconduct-among-investigators-in-the-middle-east
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Marwan Felaefel, Mohamed Salem, Rola Jaafar, Ghufran Jassim, Hillary Edwards, Fiza Rashid-Doubell, Reham Yousri, Nahed M Ali, Henry Silverman
Background: Recent studies from Western countries indicate significant levels of questionable research practices, but similar data from low and middle-income countries are limited. Our aims were to assess the prevalence of and attitudes regarding research misconduct among researchers in several universities in the Middle East and to identify factors that might account for our findings. Methods: We distributed an anonymous questionnaire to a convenience sample of investigators at several universities in Egypt, Lebanon, and Bahrain...
March 2018: Journal of Academic Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755060/volney-and-the-french-revolution
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Minchul Kim
This article examines Volney right before and after 1789. Placed together in their intellectual historical context, his works in this period - Travels in Syria and Egypt (1787), Considerations (1788), and The Ruins (1791) - offer a valuable guide into the workings of the "Enlightenment narrative" of "European" and "Oriental" history at the critical juncture of the age of revolutions. The image of Volney as a progressive stadial historian and optimist revolutionary hereby cedes its place to that of Volney the worried republican indulged in the heroic attempt to find a way to build a free and stable polity...
2018: Journal of the History of Ideas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753996/risk-factors-for-diabetic-foot-ulcer-recurrence-a-prospective-2-year-follow-up-study-in-egypt
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Walaa A Khalifa
OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of diabetic foot ulcer recurrence and its potential risk factors. METHODS: This study included 93 patients with type 2 diabetes and followed for 2 years after primary healed foot ulceration. Demographic, diabetes related, comorbid and ulcer related variables were investigated as risk factors. Multiple logistic regression analysis was used to identify independent risk factors. RESULTS: 61.3% of patients had recurrent ulcers particularly in the forefoot (33...
December 28, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753376/effectiveness-of-sofosbuvir-ribavirin-and-peg-ifn%C3%AE-2a-in-the-treatment-of-na%C3%A3-ve-egyptian-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-4
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Fatma Abdallah, Gehad Mohamed, Mohsen Ibrahim, Mokhtar El Tarabily
BACKGROUND: Egypt is one of the largest epidemic areas of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the world. Its prevalent genotype is 4 with a majority of subtype 4a. In 2013, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new direct-acting antiviral drug (sofosbuvir) to treat patients with chronic HCV infection. In Egypt, the patients are already being treated with sofosbuvir in conjunction with ribavirin and pegylated interferon alfa-2a (PEG-IFNα-2a) for 12 weeks since 2015. The present study was planned to explain the efficacy of this treatment regimen against the HCV genotype 4a in Egyptian patients and its pretreatment predictive factors of virological response...
May 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751756/prevalence-of-asthma-among-the-adult-general-population-of-five-middle-eastern-countries-results-of-the-snapshot-program
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Hesham Tarraf, Omur Aydin, Dilsad Mungan, Mohammad Albader, Bassam Mahboub, Adam Doble, Aaicha Lahlou, Luqman Tariq, Fayaz Aziz, Abdelkader El Hasnaoui
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a common chronic respiratory disease leading to morbidity, mortality and impaired quality of life worldwide. Information on asthma prevalence in the Middle East is fragmented and relatively out-dated. The SNAPSHOT program was conducted to obtain updated information. METHODS: SNAPSHOT is a cross-sectional epidemiological program carried out in five Middle Eastern countries (Egypt, Turkey, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, the latter three grouped into a Gulf cluster) to collect data on asthma, allergic rhinitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia and bipolar disorder...
May 11, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751543/discrimination-of-clover-and-citrus-honeys-from-egypt-according-to-floral-type-using-easily-assessable-physicochemical-parameters-and-discriminant-analysis-an-external-validation-of-the-chemometric-approach
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Ioannis K Karabagias, Sofia Karabournioti
Twenty-two honey samples, namely clover and citrus honeys, were collected from the greater Cairo area during the harvesting year 2014⁻2015. The main purpose of the present study was to characterize the aforementioned honey types and to investigate whether the use of easily assessable physicochemical parameters, including color attributes in combination with chemometrics, could differentiate honey floral origin. Parameters taken into account were: pH, electrical conductivity, ash, free acidity, lactonic acidity, total acidity, moisture content, total sugars (degrees Brix-&deg;Bx), total dissolved solids and their ratio to total acidity, salinity, CIELAB color parameters, along with browning index values...
May 3, 2018: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
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