Abdalla Khalil

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In a sample of 1000 consecutive malignant neoplasms in Saudis resident in the Western Region of Saudi Arabia, malignant lymphoma was the commonest of the life-threatening malignancies. The differences between malignant lymphoma in this sample and Western series include the greater frequency of lymphoma; the tendency for reticulum cell and poorly(More)
The etiology and pathophysiology of cerebral sinus venous thrombosis (CSVT) in the paediatric population is still poorly understood, and the role of thrombophilic risk factors remains to be elucidated. In our multi-center case-controlled study we studied 46 patients with CSVT diagnosed from April 1996 to December 2003, consecutively referred for(More)
Background: The authors found previously that plasma levels of urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) and its receptor (uPAR) were elevated in patients with bladder carcinoma and were associated with features of biologically aggressive disease. The present study has been performed to analyze the expressions of two antigens by immunohistochemical(More)
BACKGROUND Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) remains the only curative treatment for many nonmalignant disorders, such as autoimmune disorders, inborn metabolic disorders, hemoglobinopathies, and immunodeficiency disorders. Autoimmune complications (AICs) after HSCT, such as autoimmune cytopenias, autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary(More)
BACKGROUND Resecting oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) with an appropriate margin of uninvolved tissue is critical in preventing local recurrence and in making decisions regarding postoperative radiation therapy. This task can be difficult due to the discrepancy between margins measured intraoperatively and those measured microscopically by the pathologist(More)
BACKGROUND Anemia in hemodialysis patients is a complex syndrome. The impetus of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of iron saccharate complex (ISC) and sodium ferric gluconate complex (SFGC) in treating anemia in hemodialysis patients. METHODS Forty-eight adult anemic patients of both genders (33 males and 15 females) who had an adequate(More)
Background: The effect of erythropoietin (EPO) therapy on the serum level of IGF-I among hemodialysis patients is debated. The aim of this study is to study the effect of EPO on the erythropoiesis and the change of serum level of IGF-I among adequately hemodialyzed patients. Patients and methods: Forty patients (25 males and 15 females) who had an adequate(More)
This is a 40-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). She received empirical treatment for presumed TB of the right knee joint. The arthritis and the constitutional symptoms resolved despite the patient's poor compliance. One year later, she presented with TB abscesses involving the upper end of right tibia and bilateral gluteus muscles, which(More)
BACKGROUND Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) remains the only potentially curative treatment for severe hemoglobinopathy (HGP). Late complications (LCs) are all events occurring beyond two years post-HSCT. We retrospectively analyzed prevalence, factors influencing occurrence, and prognosis of LCs post-HSCT for HGP. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)