Amira Shoukry

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Endothelial dysfunction plays an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic vascular disease, including diabetic nephropathy (DN). Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) gene polymorphisms that affect eNOS activity are associated with endothelial dysfunction. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of three polymorphisms of the eNOS gene(More)
Diabetic nephropathy is a serious complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and, unless arrested, leads to end-stage renal disease. Therefore, early prediction and detection of DN would greatly benefit the disease management and delay its progression. The aim of this study is to evaluate the levels of urinary monocyte chemoattractant protein-1(More)
An Egyptian child with the rare cloverleaf skull anomaly had associated limb malformations which suggested that he had the Pfeiffer syndrome with severe skull involvement. The cloverleaf skull is an anomaly which may occur as a part of several syndromes. Careful study of skeletal changes, particularly limb malformations, may be the clue to the different(More)
BACKGROUND Increased mean platelet volume is a central process in the pathophysiology of coronary heart disease. Insulin resistance contributes to increased platelet activation. AIM To assess the mean platelet volume and its possible relationship with insulin resistance in non-diabetic patients with slow coronary flow. METHODS AND SUBJECTS The study(More)
Hemoptysis due to pulmonary tuberculous lesions is a common cause of morbidity, and occasionally mortality. The aim of this study is to evaluate the surgical outcome of hemoptysis in patients with various tuberculous pulmonary lesions. A total of 45 cases who underwent surgical procedures for various pulmonary tuberculous lesions with hemoptysis were(More)
Irisin is an exercise-regulated myokine inducing browning of white adipose tissue and has gained interest as a potential new strategy to combat obesity and its associated disorders, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The aim of this study is to evaluate the circulating serum irisin levels in obesity and T2DM and also to elucidate possible(More)
Adiponectin is a novel collagen-like protein synthesized by white adipose tissue. Its levels are decreased in obesity, type-2 diabetes and insulin-resistant states, and are increased in chronic renal failure. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-atherogenic properties. This study was planned to evaluate the levels of adiponectin in uremic patients with and(More)
Two first cousins, the offspring of consanguineous marriages, had features suggestive of Marden-Walker syndrome. Phenotypic similarities and differences for Schwartz-Jampel syndrome have been discussed. Main features of the Marden-Walker syndrome are failure to thrive, marked motor and mental retardation, and multiple malformations in the form of peculiar(More)
In clinical practice, there is still a need for novel biomarkers, which can reliably rule in or rule out acute coronary syndrome (ACS) immediately on admission. This is of particular interest in patients with unstable angina (UA) and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) in whom diagnostic uncertainty is high. The aim of the present study(More)
A case report of Cornelia de Lange syndrome in a male infant born to a woman who had been taking oral contraceptives for 18 months prior to the pregnancy, and had inadvertently taken 6 pills during the 1st month of pregnancy, is presented. The facies in the Cornelia de Lange syndrome are considered as diagnostic as those in Mongolism or Down Syndrome. (More)