Ahmed Saber Elgebaly

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OBJECTIVES We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the risk of developing a radiation-induced cataract in interventional cardiologists (ICs). BACKGROUND ICs are forced to radiation exposure during cardiac catheterization procedures. Since the eye lens is one of the most radiosensitive organs in the body, ICs are highly susceptible to(More)
BACKGROUND Eltrombopag is an oral thrombopoietin receptor agonist that stimulates the production of normally functioning platelets. The aim of this meta-analysis is to synthesize evidence about the safety and efficacy of eltrombopag for both adult and children with primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). METHODS A computer literature search of PubMed,(More)
BACKGROUND Resveratrol is a potential treatment option for management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties, and calorie restriction-like effects. We aimed to synthesise evidence from published randomized clinical trials (RCTs) about the efficacy of resveratrol in the management of NAFLD. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Ledipasvir and sofosbuvir are new direct-acting antiviral agents for patients with HCV infection. Ledipasvir inhibits the HCV non-structural 5A protein, while sofosbuvir is a nucleotide polymerase inhibitor. Many studies have evaluated the safety and efficacy of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir combination with and without ribavirin for patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease that affects 2-3% of the worldwide population. The interleukin-17 cytokine family has been proven to play a central role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. Brodalumab is a novel biologic agent that targets interleukin-17 molecules and their receptors. We aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of(More)
Droxidopa has been approved for the treatment of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (NOH) under the US Food and Drug Administration accelerated approval program, which warrants confirmatory evidence on long-term efficacy of droxidopa. Hereby, we synthesize evidence from published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) about the safety and efficacy of droxidopa(More)
BACKGROUND Studies comparing subthalamus (STN) and globus pallidus internus (GPi) deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the management of Parkinson's disease in terms of neuropsychological performance are scarce and heterogeneous. Therefore, we performed a systematic review and metaanalysis to compare neuropsychological outcomes following STN DBS versus GPi DBS.(More)
There is a consensus in the literature that regional anesthesia (RA) improves local hemodynamic parameters in comparison to local anesthesia (LA) during arteriovenous fistula (AVF) surgical construction. However, the effects of both techniques on fistula patency and failure rates are still controversial. The aim of this meta-analysis is to synthesize(More)
BACKGROUND The genetic alterations of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) have been reported to change over the past few decades. We performed this systematic review to further examine the trends and modifications of patient demographic, clinicopathological features and molecular profiles of PTC over time. METHODS A literature search was performed within(More)
Several different interventions have been examined to alleviate pain and reduce frequency of trigeminal neuralgia (TN) paroxysms. However, some patients continue to have persistent or recurrent painful attacks. Using a systematic review and meta-analysis approach, we aimed to synthesize evidence from published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) regarding(More)