Ahmed I Marwan

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BACKGROUND Anecdotally, laparoscopy has been used for the diagnosis and therapy of pediatric abdominal trauma, but only few studies have been published. We performed a systematic analysis of our experience concerning indications, procedures, and outcomes using laparoscopy in pediatric abdominal trauma patients. METHODS Our trauma database was searched for(More)
Current state-of-the-art management of open spina bifida defects entails an open fetal surgery approach associated with significant morbidities. In an attempt to reduce these risks and provide for an earlier minimally invasive repair, it is aimed to develop and characterize an innovative alternative using a unique reverse thermal gel. This study focuses on(More)
Fetuses with anti-SSA-mediated complete atrioventricular block (CAVB) are at high risk for perinatal death if they present at <20 weeks of gestation and develop ventricular rates of <55 beats per minute (bpm), cardiac dysfunction, or hydrops [Izmirly et al.: Circulation 2011;124:1927-1935; Jaeggi et al.: J Am Coll Cardiol 2002;39:130-137; Eliasson et al.:(More)
The EphA4 receptor tyrosine kinase is involved in numerous cell-signalling activities during embryonic development. EphA4 has the ability to bind to both types of ephrin ligands, the ephrinAs and ephrinBs. The C57BL/6J-Epha4rb-2J/GrsrJ strain, denoted Epha4(rb-2J/rb-2J), is a spontaneous mouse mutant that arose at The Jackson Laboratory. These mutants(More)
Intraperitoneal amniotic fluid leak is a known complication of fetoscopic procedures that usually resolves spontaneously with expectant management. Intraperitoneal amniotic fluid leak may persist after fetoscopic procedures due to a myometrial window as well as to persistent chorioamniotic membrane disruption, which may be amenable to surgical repair.
BACKGROUND The antenatal diagnosis of a combined esophageal atresia without tracheoesophageal fistula and duodenal atresia with or without gastric perforation is a rare occurrence. These diagnoses are difficult and can be suspected on ultrasound by nonspecific findings including a small stomach and polyhydramnios. Fetal magnetic resonance imaging adds(More)
Malignant neoplasms of the pancreas are extremely rare in children and only represent a small percentage of pediatric cancer-related deaths. The paucity of cases reported in the literature, in addition to the lack of understanding of biologic behavior, has led to a lack of consensus concerning optimal management strategy. Presentation differs compared to(More)
Spina bifida is among the phenotypes of the larger condition known as neural tube defects (NTDs). It is the most common central nervous system malformation compatible with life and the second leading cause of birth defects after congenital heart defects. In this review paper, we define spina bifida and discuss the phenotypes seen in humans as described by(More)
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