Abdel Meguid Kassem

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Mutations in the mitochondrial genome (mtDNA) are associated with different types of cancer, specifically colorectal cancer (CRC). However, few studies have been performed on precancerous lesions, such as ulcerative colitis (UC) lesions and adenomatous polyps (AP). The aim of this study was to identify mtDNA mutations in the cancerous and precancerous(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Ascitic fluid infections (AFIs) are the frequent complications of advanced liver disease. Bacterial translocation is considered a key step in the pathogenesis of gut-derived bacterial infections; mainly spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) in cirrhotic patients. Bacterial DNA (bactDNA) in ascitic fluid and serum has been(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Colorectal cancer is one of the common cancers of the gastrointestinal tract in Egypt. It is characterized by a relatively earlier onset compared to that in the western world. Studying genetic alterations involved in colorectal cancer progression may help in identifying molecular biomarkers that can be used for early detection. METHODOLOGY(More)
*Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York; Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California; Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, ermany; The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The People’s Republic of China; Martin-Luther-University, Halle‡‡ §§ ittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany; **Cairo(More)
OBJECTIVE Examination of major duodenal papilla (MDP) by standard forward-viewing esophagogastroduodenoscopy (S-EGD) is limited. Cap assisted esophagogastroduodenoscopy (CA-EGD) utilizes a cap fitted to the tip of the endoscope that can depress the mucosal folds and thus might improve visualization of MDP. The aim of this study was to compare CA-EGD to(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Hepatitis C virus (HCV) accounts for a sizable proportion of chronic liver disease cases and represents the most common indication for liver transplantation. Precise diagnosis of hepatic fibrosis stage is considered a funnel-neck in proper management and follow-up of HCV-infected patients. Given the possible complications of liver(More)