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Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is characterized by immune dysregulation, often including hypogammaglobulinemia, which contributes to a high rate of infections and morbidity. Ibrutinib, a covalent inhibitor of Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK), inhibits B-cell receptor signaling and is an effective, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatment of(More)
Several methods were tried for Giardia detection in stool. This study aimed to compare between the results of ordinary microscopy, direct immunofluorescence assay (DIF), and flow cytometry (FC) for the detection of Giardia cyst in human stool samples. The study included 84 children recruited from outpatient clinics of Mansoura University Children Hospital.(More)
PURPOSE Clinical trials of ibrutinib combined with anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies (mAb) for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) report encouraging results. Paradoxically, in preclinical studies, in vitro ibrutinib was reported to decrease CD20 expression and inhibit cellular effector mechanisms. We therefore set out to investigate effects of in vivo(More)
Nucleophosmin (NPM1) and fms-like tyrosine kinase 3-internal tandem duplication (FLT3-ITD) gene mutations represent the most frequent molecular aberrations in patients with cytogenetically normal-acute myeloid leukemia (CN-AML). We analyzed the prognostic impact of these mutations and their interactions in adults with CN-AML. NPM1 mutation (NPM1mut) and(More)
Acute leukemia (AL) displays characteristic patterns of antigen expression, which facilitate their identification and proper classification. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic usefulness of commonly used immune-markers for immunophenotyping of AL and to define the best immune-markers to be used for proper diagnosis and classification of(More)
The alginates from five species of brown algae from the Egyptian Red Sea coast, namely: Cystoseira trinode, Cystoseira myrica, Sargassum dentifolium, Sargassum asperifolium, and Sargassum latifolium, were isolated and their compositions and structures studied by 1H NMR spectroscopy. All the alginates studied contain more guluronic acid (G) than mannuronic(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to characterize carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) isolates recovered from clinical specimens at a tertiary care hospital in Egypt over a period of 15 months. METHODS Eight CRKP isolates were included in this study. The minimum inhibitory concentrations of different antibiotics were determined by broth(More)
Candida albicans frequently cause oropharyngeal candidiasis in immunocompromised patients. As some of these isolates show resistance against azoles, the clinician is wary of initiating therapy with fluconazole (FZ) until a final susceptibility report is generated. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of rapid flow cytometry (FCM) and disc diffusion (DD)(More)
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a complex clinical condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality and lacking effective management. Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) remains one of the leading causes of AKI in native and transplanted kidneys. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) in(More)