Ahmed Al-Halfawy

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE This descriptive study assessed whether a reusable commercially available surgivac pump was a safe and affordable method for draining chronic malignant pleural effusions with an indwelling pleural catheter. METHODS Patients who were managed as outpatients using this technique were recruited over a 5-year period in Cairo, Egypt.(More)
BACKGROUND Airway smooth muscle contraction causes bronchial constriction and is the main cause of bronchospasm in response to stimulants in asthma patients. In this pilot study, we tested the possibility of using a commercially available neurotoxin-botulinum toxin A (BTX-A)-to reduce bronchial hyperreactivity in dogs. METHODS Two bronchoscopic sessions(More)
We present the case of a female patient who presented with undiagnosed pleural effusion. Thoracoscopy was performed and at the beginning of the procedure, the parietal pleura was rather uniformly congested but with a smooth surface. As time passed, the parietal pleura became roughened by bumpy areas of mucosal elevations, which looked soft and watery. This(More)
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