Ashraf E Fouda

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INTRODUCTION Mucormycosis is a rare but potentially lethal fungal infection in renal allograft recipients with rhinocerebral mucormycosis is the most common presentation. The usual infection route is inhalation of the spores, but certain procedures such as intravenous cannulation and bladder catheterization are often the cause of infection. CASE A(More)
BACKGROUND Neuroblastoma is the second most common extracranial malignant tumor of childhood and the most common solid tumor of infancy which is characterized by bone metastasis. Previous reports on bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with leukemia and solid malignancies concentrate on long-term survivors and on the effect of chemotherapeutic agents and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare lung function in wheezy infants, with risk factors of asthma and with some immunological parameters which may be useful as predictors of subsequent asthma. METHODS The data of 241 infants aged 5–36 mo, with recurrent wheeze (≥3 episodes of physician confirmed wheeze) prior to receiving inhaled corticosteroids or anti-leukotrine agents(More)
UNLABELLED Bronchogenic cyst of the mediastinum, a cause of stridor early in life, is the result of abnormal budding of the ventral segment of the primitive foregut. Bronchogenic cysts are often asymptomatic in older children and adults. However, symptomatic cases usually manifest early in life with cough, stridor or wheezing due to airway compression. We(More)
Colon cancer is extremely rare in children. This article reports three cases of adenocarcinoma of the colon. A 12-year-old boy, a 13-year-old boy, and a 13-year-old girl presented with constipation and abdominal enlargement over a two-month duration. Abdominal ultrasound and barium enema confirmed a stenotic segment at the rectum with obvious shouldering.(More)
Obesity among children is an increasing concern. This cross-sectional study in 2006 determined the prevalence and demographic characteristics of overweight and obesity in children in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia. A total of 7056 children (aged 2-18 years) were selected from schools and the outpatient department of a hospital. The overall prevalence(More)
Although cancer therapies have experienced great success nowadays, yet the associated toxic response and free radicals formation have resulted in significant number of treatment-induced deaths rather than disease-induced fatalities. Complications of chemotherapy have forced physicians to study antioxidant use as adjunctive treatment in cancer. This study(More)
This study aimed to evaluate oxidative stress and apoptosis in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at diagnosis and their impact on outcome at the end of the induction phase. Our study included 50 newly diagnosed children with ALL. Evaluation of oxidative stresses (malondialdehyde and total anti-oxidant capacity) was made at diagnosis and at the(More)
BACKGROUND Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is among the most conditions which poses challenge in diagnosis. The presence of information on regional patterns of FUO will shorten the time for diagnosis and reduces health services costs. There are almost no previous studies describing the etiology of FUO in children of Egypt or nearby countries. AIM OF THE(More)
The incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma among recipients of solid organs is about 500 times the rate in the general population, suggesting a role for immunosuppression in its development. On the basis of these findings, we investigated the impact of sirolimus on cutaneous and disseminated visceral Kaposi's sarcoma in a renal-transplant recipient. The introduction(More)