Dina M. Kandil

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INTRODUCTION Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of disability and death. The most common cause of COPD is smoking. There is evidence suggesting that genetic factors influence COPD susceptibility and variants in several candidate genes have been significantly associated with COPD. In this study, we aimed to investigate the(More)
The prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and inflammation is high in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Adiponectin (ADPN) is an adipocytokine that may have significant anti-inflammatory and anti-atherosclerotic effects. Low adiponectin levels have previously been found in patients with high risk for CVD. On seventy eight advanced CKD (stages(More)
AIM We examined the role that immunoglobulin GM 23 and KM allotypes-genetic markers of γ and κ chains, respectively-play in response to treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in Egyptian patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 120 persons who had responded to HCV treatment and 125 with persistent HCV infection were genotyped for the presence of(More)
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