Amany A El-Sharif

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Renal ischemia followed by reperfusion results in kidney injury which in turn produces and releases destructive inflammatory cytokines into the circulation causing subsequent distant organ injury. Little data suggest the immune mechanism of curcumin on protection against ischemia/reperfusion induced injury. We investigated the immunomodulatory and(More)
Chitosan is an attractive preparation widely used as a pharmaceutical excipient. This study aimed to evaluate the antimicrobial activities of chitosan derivatives, EDTA, and the newly developed chitosan-EDTA combination against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria as well as Candida albicans. Antimicrobial activity was studied. Both minimal Inhibitory(More)
BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections pose significant threats to hospitalized patients, especially the immunocompromised ones, such as cancer patients. METHODS This study examined the microbial spectrum of gram-negative bacteria in various infection sites in patients with leukemia and solid tumors. The antimicrobial resistance patterns of the isolated(More)
PURPOSE Cancer patients are particularly susceptible to nosocomial infections because of their compromised immune system, and because of the nature of treatment practices they experience. Recently, a shift of the microbial spectrum of cancer patients from gram-negative to gram-positive has been demonstrated. This study analyzed the distribution and the(More)
AIMS Nosocomial infections cause significant morbidity and mortality in cancer patients. As a result of their debilitated immune system, cancer patients are likely candidates for colonization with anaerobes. We sought to compare the distribution of nosocomial infections in neutropenic and non-neutropenic cancer patients and to calculate the associated(More)
Data are sparse on Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection among patients with cancer in Egypt. We sought to detect the presence of tuberculosis (TB) disease among patients with malignant conditions and suspected TB and to study the main risk factors. Also, we compared different diagnostic procedures and detected the antimicrobial susceptibility of M.(More)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a significant pathogen in hospital-acquired and community-acquired infections. We hypothesized that drug abuse is a risk factor for community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) infection, and we employed a rapid multiplex PCR technique for MRSA identification. The study was conducted on MRSA isolates from 60 opiate(More)
e20730 Background: Nosocomial infections pose significant threats to hospitalized patients, especially the immunocompromised ones, such as cancer patients. METHODS This study examined the microbial spectrum of gram-negative bacteria in various infection sites in patients with leukemia and solid tumors. The antimicrobial resistance patterns of the isolated(More)
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