Ashraf M Albreedy

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Background and Aim. Identification of sensitive biomarkers to improve early diagnosis of HCC is needed. We aimed to evaluate serum midkine (MDK) as a biomarker for HCC diagnosis. Patients and Methods. 40 HCCs, 30 liver cirrhosis patients, and 30 healthy subjects were enrolled. Serum MDK using ELISA was measured in all included subjects. Results. Serum MDK(More)
Endoscopic detection of esophageal varices (EV) especially the high risk esophageal varices (HREV) is recommended in cirrhotic patients. There are several studies about non-invasive markers to predict the presence of EV. The aim of this study was to evaluate platelet count to spleen diameter (P/D) ratio and platelet count to spleen area (P/A) ratio as(More)
Background and Aims: The gut flora and bacterial translocation play an important role in the pathogenesis of certain complications of cirrhosis as hepatic encephalopathy (HE), spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) and Hepatorenal syndrome(HRS). Diagnosis of these complications continues to be a major clinical problem. Calprotectin is a cytosolic protein(More)
OBJECTIVE Early tumor recurrence, either local or intrahepatic distant recurrence (IDR), after successful radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains a significant problem. The study aimed to determine the potential risk factors for IDR within one year after successful RFA in HCC patients. METHODS In total, 105 patients with(More)
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