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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
The aim of the study was to investigate the possible association of AluI and RsaI polymorphisms of estrogen receptor β (ER-β) gene and 23-bp nucleotide repeat polymorphism of estrogen-related receptor α (ERRα) gene with bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal Egyptian women. Two-hundred postmenopausal osteoporotic women as cases and 180 healthy(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)