Amir A. Youssef

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Elevation of glucose concentration in diabetes may induce generation of oxygen free radicals such as superoxide (O2*-) and hydroxyl (*OH). The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of the oxidative stress on the activities of blood superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), glutathione reductase (GSSG-R)(More)
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity was measured in polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMNLs) and mononuclear cells (MNCs) from 60 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and in 15 controls. In all patients and controls SOD activity (U/mg protein) in MNCs was twice that in PMNLs. SOD activity in PMNLs and in MNCs from patients with RA was significantly higher(More)
Pulmonary disease is the most frequent and among the most severe extra-articular manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, this issue has not been sufficiently studied in Egyptian patients. The objectives of the present study are to investigate the prevalence and types of pulmonary involvement using high-resolution computed tomography scan (HRCT)(More)
BACKGROUND Perineal wound complications may occur after visceral pelvic surgery. We reviewed our experience to determine indications for immediate tissue transfer (TT) to prevent complications. METHODS Hospital records and computerized data were reviewed on 175 perineal repairs in 156 patients treated at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center(More)
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