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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742486/-new-life-sciences-the-road-ahead-report-on-the-biovisionalexandria-2016-conference
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Marwa Elwakil, Nathalie Roman, Marwa Abdel Rassoul, Israa Elfayoumi, Yousra Sobeih, Mohamed El-Faham
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) has organised its eighth international biennial conference, BioVisionAlexandria (BVA) 2016 on 12-14 April 2016 in Alexandria, Egypt. The theme of BVA 2016 was 'New Life Sciences: The Road Ahead', where cutting-edge relevant research topics at the forefront of science were presented by a variety of world-wide renowned speakers. BVA 2016 hosted around 2000 participants and speakers of diverse backgrounds, creating a multi-disciplinary arena for dialogue to explore the opportunities, benefits, and controversial threats...
December 1, 2016: Science Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739438/pathogenicity-of-the-egyptian-a-h5n1-avian-influenza-viruses-in-chickens
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A A Azab, A Arafa, A Selim, M K Hassan, A I Bazid, A H Sultan, H A Hussein, E M Abdelwhab
Long-term circulation of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 viruses of clade 2.2.1 in Egyptian poultry since February 2006 resulted in the evolution of two distinct clades: 2.2.1.1 represents antigenic-drift variants isolated from vaccinated poultry and 2.2.1.2 that caused the newest upsurge in birds and humans in 2014/2015. In the present study, nine isolates were collected from chickens, ducks and turkeys representing the commercial and backyard sectors during the period 2009-2015. The subtyping was confirmed by hemagglutination inhibition (HI) test, RT-qPCR and sequence analysis...
July 21, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736010/predictors-of-mortality-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#3
S Elkholy, S Mogawer, A Hosny, M El-Shazli, U M Al-Jarhi, S Abdel-Hamed, A Salah, N El-Garem, A Sholkamy, M El-Amir, M S Abdel-Aziz, A Mukhtar, A El-Sharawy, A Nabil
BACKGROUND: Egypt has the highest prevalence of the world hepatitis C virus (HCV) load. Hence, the problem of end-stage liver disease (ESLD) is considered a huge burden on the community. Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is the only source of donation in Egypt till now. Survival rates had shown significant improvement in the past decades. This study provides analysis of the mortality rates and possible predictors of mortality following LDLT. It also aids in developing a practical and easy-to-apply risk index for prediction of early mortality...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735327/genotyping-and-clinicoepidemiological-characterization-of-rotavirus-acute-gastroenteritis-in-egyptian-children
#4
Niveen Saudy, Walaa Othman Elshabrawy, Ahmed Megahed, Mona F Foad, Aly F Mohamed
Group A rotavirus (RVA) acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a common cause of severe childhood diarrhea. The dominant circulating RVA genotypes in a given region may vary between and within the geographic regions and from year to year. Our cross-sectional study was designed to determine the burden of RVA genotypes among children with AGE admitted to referral Children Hospital at Egypt prior to implementation of the vaccine. Stool samples with clinico-epidemiological data were collected from 92 children ≤ 3 years-old with AGE...
January 2, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735317/genetic-characterization-of-a-novel-composite-transposon-carrying-arma-and-aac-6-ib-genes-in-an-escherichia-coli-isolate-from-egypt
#5
Mona T Kashef, Omneya M Helmy
Aminoglycosides are used in treating a wide range of infections caused by Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria; however, aminoglycoside resistance is common and occurs by several mechanisms. Among these mechanisms is bacterial rRNA methylation by the 16S rRNA methyl transferase (16S-RMTase) enzymes; but data about the spread of this mechanism in Egypt are scarce. Cephalosporins are the most commonly used antimicrobial agents in Egypt; therefore, this study was conducted to determine the frequency of 16S-RMTase among third generation cephalosporin-resistant clinical isolates in Egypt...
July 6, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734967/assessment-of-complex-water-pollution-with-heavy-metals-and-pyrethroid-pesticides-on-transcript-levels-of-metallothionine-and-immune-related-genes
#6
Haneen A Ghazy, Mohamed A S Abdel-Razek, Abeer F El Nahas, Shawky Mahmoud
Alteration of immunological function of an aquatic organism can be used as an indicator for evaluating the direct effect of exposure to pollutants. The aim of this work is to assess the impact of complex water pollution with special reference to Pyrethroid pesticides and heavy metals on mRNA transcript levels of Metallothionine and some immune related genes of Nile tilapia (Oreochromas Niloticus). Residues of six heavy metals and six Pyrethroid were assessed in water as well as fish tissues at three different sites of Lake Burullus, located at Northern Egypt...
July 19, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732617/vector-analysis-of-astigmatic-changes-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-and%C3%A2-wavefront-guided-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis
#7
Mounir A Khalifa, Ahmed M Ghoneim, Mohamed Shafik Shaheen, David P Piñero
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the efficacy of the astigmatic correction after wavefront-guided laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and in myopic eyes. DESIGN: Prospective case series. SETTING: Horus Vision Correction Center and Ellite Vision Correction Center, Alexandria, Egypt. METHODS: Myopic eyes with astigmatism up to 4.00 diopters (D) had wavefront-guided LASIK or small-incision lenticule extraction...
June 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731371/determinants-of-infection-outcome-in-hcv-genotype-4
#8
Rania A Zayed, Dalia Omran, Abeer A Zayed, Lobna O Elmessery
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection represents a worldwide health problem and has been for long an attractive point of research due to diversity among different genotypes regarding unique geographical distribution and diverse treatment outcome. HCV is considered a major cause of chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, which leads to liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma requiring liver transplantation. Of the HCV genotypes identified, HCV genotype 4 (HCV-4) is the least studied. HCV-4 is responsible for ∼10% of HCV infections and is common in the Middle East and Africa; recently it is increasingly prevalent in European Countries...
July 21, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721841/genetic-characterization-of-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-a-h5n8-viruses-isolated-from-wild-birds-in-egypt
#9
Ahmed Kandeil, Ahmed Kayed, Yassmin Moatasim, Richard J Webby, Pamela P McKenzie, Ghazi Kayali, Mohamed A Ali
A newly emerged H5N8 influenza virus was isolated from green-winged teal in Egypt during December 2016. In this study, we provide a detailed characterization of full genomes of Egyptian H5N8 viruses and some virological features. Genetic analysis demonstrated that the Egyptian H5N8 viruses are highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that the genome of the Egyptian H5N8 viruses was related to recently characterized reassortant H5N8 viruses of clade 2.3.4.4 isolated from different Eurasian countries...
July 18, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721342/hepatitis-b-virus-genotype-e-infection-among-egyptian-health-care-workers
#10
Reem Elmaghloub, Ashraf Elbahrawy, Gamal El Didamony, Ahmed Elwassief, Abdel-Gawad Saied Mohammad, Ahmed Alashker, Hendawy Zedan, Abdallah Mahmoud Abdallah, Mahmoud Haddad Hemidah, Amr Elmestikawy, Mohamed El Fayoumei, Hossam Shahba, Ahmed Gawish, Mohamed Hanafy Morsy, Alaa Hashim, Mohamed Ali Abdelbaseer, Yoshihide Ueda, Tsutomu Chiba, Hafez Abdelhafeez
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Health Care Workers (HCWs) are at a high risk of needle stick injuries and HBV infection in Egypt; this problem is further aggravated by low Hepatitis B (HB) vaccination coverage. Limited data are available on the prevalence of HBV infection in Egyptian HCWs. In this study, we aimed to assess the HBV infection rate and genotypes among Egyptian HCWs. METHODS: Five hundred and sixty-four (564) HCWs were included. Of them, 258 (45.74%) were health care providers and 306 (54...
June 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717325/tetracycline-resistance-phenotypes-and-genotypes-of-coagulase-negative-staphylococcal-isolates-from-bubaline-mastitis-in-egypt
#11
K A Abd El-Razik, A A Arafa, R H Hedia, E S Ibrahim
AIM: This study was devoted to elucidate the tetracycline resistance of coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) derived from normal and subclinical mastitic (SCM) buffaloes' milk in Egypt. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 81 milk samples from 46 normal buffalo milk samples and 35 SCM buffalo milk samples at private dairy farms of Egypt were used in this study. CNS were identified using phenotypic and molecular methods (polymerase chain reaction [PCR]). CNS isolates were tested for tetracycline resistance using routine methods and multiplex PCR targeting tetracycline (tet) resistance genes followed by sequencing of positive PCR products and phylogenetic analysis...
June 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717324/investigation-of-avian-influenza-infection-in-wild-birds-in-ismailia-and-damietta-cities-egypt
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Hanaa Mohamed Fadel, Rabab Afifi
AIM: This study was carried out to monitor avian influenza (AI) infection in wild birds in Egypt. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 135 wild birds were examined for the presence of H5, H7, and H9 hemagglutination inhibition antibodies. Organs and swab samples of 75 birds were screened by multiplex real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) to detect AI subtypes H5, H7, and H9 matrix genes. RESULTS: The highest seropositive result was recorded in cattle egrets (90...
June 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716142/prevalence-of-and-factors-associated-with-burnout-among-health-care-professionals-in-arab-countries-a-systematic-review
#13
I Elbarazi, T Loney, S Yousef, A Elias
BACKGROUND: Burnout among healthcare professionals is one of the key challenges affecting health care practice and quality of care. This systematic review aims to (1) estimate the prevalence of burnout among health care professionals (HCP) in Arab countries; and (2) explore individual and work-related factors associated with burnout in this population. METHODS: Multiple electronic databases were searched for studies published in English or Arabic from January 1980 to November 2014 assessing burnout (using the Maslach Burnout Inventory; MBI) amongst health care professionals (HCP) in Arab countries...
July 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714040/perspectives-of-pharmacy-staff-on-dispensing-subtherapeutic-doses-of-antibiotics-a-theory-informed-qualitative-study
#14
Mohamed Ezzat Khamis Amin, Amira Amine, Mohammad Shoukry Newegy
Background Injudicious dispensing of antibiotics in subtherapeutic doses is common in many developing countries. In Egypt, as in many developing countries, a few pills of common cold products are offered under the name cold group (CG). A cold group may contain one or more pills of antibiotics. A pharmacy client may obtain subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics upon direct request or as part of a CG. Objective To examine factors associated with the unwarranted dispensing of subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics in community pharmacies as part of a CG or upon direct request from patients among community pharmacy staff...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713071/association-of-il-2-330t-g-and-il-10-1082a-g-genetic-polymorphisms-with-b-nhl-in-a-cohort-of-egyptians
#15
Hala Aly Abdel Rahman, Mervat Mamdooh Khorshied, Ola Mohamed Reda Khorshid, Heba Mahmoud Mourad
OBJECTIVE: Polymorphisms in IL-2 and IL-10 genes have been known to be associated with increased risk of different immune-dysregulated disorders and cancer as Non Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL). The aim of the current study was to investigate the possible association between IL-2-330T/G and IL-10-1082A/G genetic variations and B-cell NHL in a cohort of Egyptians. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Genotyping of the candidate genetic variations was performed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique for 100 adult B-NHL patients and 100 age and sex matched healthy blood donors as controls...
July 17, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711184/establishing-national-diagnostic-reference-levels-drls-for-computed-tomography-in-egypt
#16
Dina Husseiny Salama, Jenia Vassileva, Gamal Mahdaly, Mona Shawki, Ahmad Salama, Debbie Gilley, Madan Mohan Rehani
OBJECTIVES: To establish national diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) in Egypt for computed tomography (CT) examinations of adults and identify the potential for optimization. METHODS: Data from 3762 individual patient's undergoing CT scans of head, chest (high resolution), abdomen, abdomen-pelvis, chest-abdomen-pelvis and CT angiography (aorta and both lower limbs) examinations in 50 CT facilities were collected. This represents 20% of facilities in the country and all of the 27 Governorates...
July 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710829/spatiotemporal-evolutionary-epidemiology-of-h5n1-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-in-west-africa-and-nigeria-2006-2015
#17
P S Ekong, N M Fountain-Jones, M A Alkhamis
H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV) was first observed in Nigeria in early 2006 and has now spread to more than 17 African countries having severe economic and public health implications. Here, we explore the spatiotemporal patterns of viral dispersal both among West African countries and within Nigeria using sequence data from hemagglutinin (HA) gene region of the virus. Analyses were performed within a statistical Bayesian framework using phylodynamic models on data sets comprising of all publically available HA sequence data collected from seven West African countries and Egypt between 2006 and 2015...
July 14, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708815/incidence-of-posterior-vitreous-detachment-after-femtosecond-lasik-compared-with-microkeratome-lasik
#18
Moataz Hamed Osman, Noha Mahmoud Khalil, Mohamed-Sameh El-Agha
PURPOSE: To compare the incidence of posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) after femtosecond and microkeratome laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). SETTING: Rowad Correction Centre, Cairo, Egypt (a private center affiliated to Cairo University). DESIGN: Prospective, nonrandomized comparative unmasked study. METHODS: The study was conducted at a single laser center. Eligible patients chose between femtosecond and microkeratome LASIK after appropriate counseling...
July 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707636/implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-patient-safety-course-in-a-problem-based-learning-program
#19
Sarah Ahmed Eltony, Nahla Hassan El-Sayed, Shimaa El-Sayed El-Araby, Salah Eldin Kassab
BACKGROUND: Since the development of the WHO patient safety curriculum guide, there has been insufficient reporting regarding the implementation and evaluation of patient safety courses in undergraduate problem-based learning (PBL) programs. This study is designed to implement a patient safety course to undergraduate students in a PBL medical school and evaluate this course by examining its effects on students' knowledge and satisfaction. METHODS: The target population included year 6 medical students (n = 71) at the Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University in Egypt...
January 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704440/viral-etiology-seasonality-and-severity-of-hospitalized-patients-with-severe-acute-respiratory-infections-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-region-2007-2014
#20
Katherine C Horton, Erica L Dueger, Amr Kandeel, Mohamed Abdallat, Amani El-Kholy, Salah Al-Awaidy, Abdul Hakim Kohlani, Hanaa Amer, Abel Latif El-Khal, Mayar Said, Brent House, Guillermo Pimentel, Maha Talaat
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the role of viral respiratory pathogens in the etiology, seasonality or severity of severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. METHODS: Sentinel surveillance for SARI was conducted from December 2007 through February 2014 at 20 hospitals in Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Qatar and Yemen. Nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs were collected from hospitalized patients meeting SARI case definitions and were analyzed for infection with influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), adenovirus (AdV), human metapneumovirus (hMPV) and human parainfluenza virus types 1-3 (hPIV1-3)...
2017: PloS One
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