Ahmed Fathy

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BACKGROUND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder affecting synovial joints and many other organs. Most patients seen in clinical settings have a progressive chronic disease, with radiographic damage, frequent work disability, incremental functional declines and increased mortality rates. The introduction of the biological(More)
BACKGROUND End-stage renal disease (ESRD) has significantly increased in developing countries such as Egypt. Diabetes mellitus is still the leading cause of ESRD, while numbers of hypertensive patients among that population have significantly risen. MATERIALS AND METHODS The data presented in this article were obtained from various nephrology centers in(More)
Concomitant acute myocardial infarction and ischemic cerebrovascular accidents has been rarely reported in the literature. In this report, we are describing a 48 year old male patient who presented with acute infero-posterior and right ventricular transmural myocardial infarction followed within one hour with massive cerebral infarction and deep coma. The(More)
Licorice extract has always been recognized as a sweetener and a thirst quencher. Its nutritive value is overrated by many who consume significant amounts and are prone to complications. Glycyrrhetic acid, the active metabolite in licorice, inhibits the enzyme 11-ß-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase enzyme type 2 with a resultant cortisol-induced(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To study the cardiac function in patients with liver cirrhosis. METHODS Thirty patients with liver cirrhosis, referred to as group I (G 1), were selected. They were subdivided according to Child-Pugh classification into 3 groups: A, B, and C. Thirty healthy subjects, referred to as group II (G II), were selected as a control group. All(More)
INTRODUCTION The main advantages of semirigid penile prosthesis are simple implantation, ease of use, very low risk of mechanical failure and more financial suitability for patients in developing countries. AIM To evaluate reliability and safety of Tube(R) (Promedon, Cordoba, Argentina) penile prosthesis in the surgical treatment of erectile dysfunction.(More)
— Smart Home System (SHS) is a dwelling incorporating a communications network that connects the electrical appliances and services allowing them to be remotely controlled, monitored or accessed. SHS includes different approaches to achieve multiple objectives range from enhancing comfort in daily life to enabling a more independent life for elderly and(More)
The performance of abbreviated modification of diet in renal disease formula (aMDRD) and the Cockroft-Gault adjusted for body surface (aCG) equations as compared with measured 125I-iothalamate glomerular filtration rate was analyzed in patients with stable renal transplantation (RTx) and in potential living kidney donors (LKD). One hundred and thirty-one(More)
INTRODUCTION In order to accurately assess the extent of chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) and to objectively measure symptoms for natural history studies and to assess the outcome parameters for clinical trials, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative Research Network developed and validated the NIH Chronic Prostatitis(More)
This paper presents a new simple method to identify the coherent groups of generators based on two different techniques; the first one is based on six proposed coherency criterions introduced by using time response of the linearized power system model; the second one is based on the application of fuzzy c-means clustering algorithm (FCM). A new technique of(More)