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Conservation organizations often invest considerable resources in education and outreach activities in and around marine protected areas (MPAs). The expectation is that such efforts will change local knowledge, attitudes and ultimately behavior. This is one of the first studies to assess the efficacy of using education and outreach activities to improve(More)
There are a wide variety of tumor markers now available that proved to be of value in the management of cancer patients. Of these markers, tissue polypeptide antigen (TPA) and tissue polypeptide specific antigen (TPS) are well known in the field of bladder cancer. TPA was found to be a mixture of cytokeratins 8, 18 and 19 and recent investigations proved(More)
Urinary carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), ferritin (Fer) and tissue polypeptide antigen (TPA) were determined in 328 cases (106 with bladder cancer, 152 with non-malignant urinary tract disease and 70 healthy controls). CEA was determined by the kit supplied by Roche Diagnostica (CEA EIA Doumab 60), ferritin by the Tandem-E Fer kit supplied by Hybritech and(More)
Recent studies demonstrated the role of antioxidants in preventing organ damage caused by free radicals. The present study was conducted to find out the modulatory effect of some antioxidants on lipid patterns in experimentally-induced liver damage. Rats chronically intoxicated with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) were used as a model of liver injury(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) represents one of the major causes of acute and chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) around the world. Our knowledge of the life cycle of HCV, however, is limited. Current studies are hampered by the lack of a reproducible, high-level in vitro replication system of HCV. We sought to establish HCV(More)
Infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) has become the most important public health problem in Egypt. In Egypt, viral hepatitis along with infection with Schistosoma mansoni is the major cause of chronic liver disease and liver cirrhosis. Although HCV infection is highly prevalent in Egypt, very little information is available on the distribution of the(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the adequacy of single-frequency (sf-BIA) and multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance analyses (mf-BIA), in comparison with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), to evaluate body composition in maintenance haemodialysis (MHD) patients. Body composition of 27 adult MHD patients (9 f, 18 m), BMI 17.5-34.4 kg m(-2), was(More)
Detectable levels of HCG have been reported in conditions other than normal pregnancy, including threatened abortion, ectopic pregnancy, trophoblastic tumors, carcinomas of the stomach, liver, pancreas and breast as well as multiple myeloma and melanoma. The present study was conducted to estimate urinary beta-HCG in bladder cancer and benign urinary tract(More)
This study included 328 cases (106 with bladder cancer, 152 with non-malignant urinary tract diseases and 70 healthy controls). Serum TPA was determined using the Prolifigen TPA IRMA kit supplied by AB Sangtec Medical, Bromma, Sweden and serum TPS was determined using the TPS IRMA kit supplied by Beki Diagnostics AB, Bromma, Sweden. The results of this(More)