Amal Alotaibi

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BACKGROUND Tea catechin epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and other polyphenols, such as theaflavins (TFs), are increasingly proving useful as chemopreventives in a number of human cancers. They can also affect normal cells. The polyphenols in tea are known to have antioxidant properties that can quench free radical species, and pro-oxidant activities that(More)
BACKGROUND Antibiotic prophylaxis has revolutionized the safety of neurosurgical procedures in the last century. Today, the clinician's drug of choice before surgery often is based on the antibiotic's resistance profile and drug-induced complications. METHODS A decision tree model was developed to compare cefazolin (cephalosporin), vancomycin, or their(More)
OBJECTIVE Prophylactic antibiotics are widely used before craniotomy to prevent postoperative infections. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to examine the effect of prophylactic antibiotics on meningitis after craniotomy. METHODS PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched through October 2014 for randomized controlled trials(More)
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