Abdelmoneim E. M. Kheir

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Meckel-Gruber syndrome is a rare and lethal autosomal recessive disorder characterized by occipital encephalocele, postaxial polydactyly and bilateral dysplastic cystic kidneys. It can be associated with many other conditions. Antenatal ultrasound examination establishes the diagnosis by identifying at least two of the major features described. We describe(More)
Infantile colic is one of the major challenges of parenthood. It is one of the common reasons parents seek medical advice during their child's first 3 months of life. It is defined as paroxysms of crying lasting more than 3 hours a day, occurring more than 3 days in any week for 3 weeks in a healthy baby aged 2 weeks to 4 months. Colic is a poorly(More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG) is the current vaccine for tuberculosis. The absence or presence of a scar is used as an indicator of previous vaccination. OBJECTIVES To determine the sensitivity of the BCG scar as an indicator of previous vaccination. METHODS We conducted(More)
Pentalogy of Cantrell is a syndrome that consists of five anomalies: a midline, upper abdominal wall abnormality; lower sternal defect; anterior diaphragmatic defect; diaphragmatic pericardial defect, and congenital abnormalities of the heart. The pathogenesis of this condition is not fully known yet, associations are common with this condition and(More)
Anthropometric measurements of neonates are an important clinical tool for diagnosis of abnormally small or large neonates. This study aimed at finding the means of the anthropometric measurements among newborn babies in Khartoum state and to relate the tendency of the anthropometric parameters to maternal and paternal factors. This observational(More)
Apert syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by craniosynostosis, craniofacial anomalies, and severe symmetrical syndactyly of the hands and feet. Anomalies of the viscera, skeleton and cardiovascular system have also been reported… Untreated craniosynostosis leads to inhibition of brain growth and an increase in intracranial and(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of xerophthalmia at a traditional boarding school where children do not receive a diet adequate in vitamin A. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional survey of 406 males residing in a Quranic traditional school was conducted using the World Health Organization xerophthalmia checklist. The association between the(More)
This article (Kheir AEM: Infantile colic, facts and fiction. Ital J Pediatr 2012, 38:34) has been retracted by the author due to extensive text overlap with a previous publication by Roberts et al. (Roberts DM, Ostapchuk M, O'Brien JG: Infantile Colic. Am Fam Physician 2004,70:735–740).The author apologises for any inconvenience caused.
We aimed to generate a valid reliable Arabic version of MOS social support survey (MOS-SSS). We did a cross sectional study in medical students of Faculty of Medicine in Khartoum, Sudan. We did a clustered random sampling in 500 students of which 487 were suitable for analysis. We followed the standard translation process for translating the MOS-SSS. We(More)