Ahmad A Mourad

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Anemia can be caused by, or be associated with, many clinical conditions, including pulmonary diseases, some of which are rare and can be misdiagnosed. Nontraumatic pulmonary bleeding may be caused by a variety of conditions and results in anemia and pulmonary hemosiderosis, even when it is subtle. The differential diagnosis in such cases is extensive. We(More)
BACKGROUND Infliximab is a highly effective monoclonal antibody against tumor necrosis factor, which is a major inflammatory mediator in certain gastrointestinal, rheumatic, and skin diseases. In some patients, infliximab infusion causes systemic adverse reactions that often lead to discontinuation of therapy even in responsive patients. OBJECTIVE To(More)
Reported fish allergy prevalence varies widely, with an estimated prevalence of 0.2% in the general population. Sensitization to fish can occur by ingestion, skin contact or inhalation. The manifestations can be IgE or non-IgE mediated. Several fish allergens have been identified, with parvalbumins being the major allergen in various species. Allergenicity(More)
In the paper, issues connected with chronic dehydration were discussed from the point of view of medical ethics. Rudimentary definitions concerning the issues were mentioned. An attempt was made at analysing critically the views on chronic voluntary dehydration as a possible form of causing death. Some pathophysiological and psychopathological aspects were(More)
NSAIDs are the most commonly used medications worldwide and are responsible for almost 25% of adverse drug reactions. Such reactions can have different manifestations and can be immunologic or non-immunologic. The diagnosis is primarily based on the medical history, which can be difficult in patients receiving multiple medications. Because skin testing and(More)
In this review, we discuss the old and new tools available to the clinical mycology laboratory, the “growing pains” in their use, and how they impact patient care and aim to recommend what clinical mycology laboratories need to do to succeed in optimizing patient care. Through the years, studies have shown the importance of the radiologic, molecular, and(More)
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