Elsaid M Aziz Bedair

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In recent years, the issue of osteopenia/osteoporosis in children, adolescents and young adults with thalassaemia major (TM) has attracted much attention because it is a prominent cause of morbidity despite adequate transfusion and iron chelation therapy. The reported frequency of osteoporosis, even in well treated TM patients varies from 13.6% to 50% with(More)
We studied growth hormone (GH) stimulation and insulin-like growth factor -I (IGF-I) generation tests in 15 children with neglected congenital hypothyroidism (CH) (age = 6.4 +/- 4.2 years) and measured their growth parameters for >1 years after starting thyroxine (T4) replacement. One year after treatment, height SDS (HtSDS) increased from -4.3 +/- 2.5 to(More)
INTRODUCTION The Clinical and radiological manifestations of newborns with severe VDD have not been studied well. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied the clinical, biochemical, and radiological manifestations of 10 full-term (FT) newborns (6: M, 4: F) infant presented to with symptomatic hypocalcemia (seizure) secondary to vitamin D deficiency (VDD) during(More)
The current management of thalassemia includes regular transfusion programs and chelation therapy. It is important that physicians be aware that endocrine abnormalities frequently develop mainly in those patients with significant iron overload due to poor compliance to treatment, particularly after the age of 10 years. Since the quality of life of(More)
Acute mesenteric ischemia is a serious acute abdominal condition requiring early diagnosis and intervention to improve the outcome. Although transmural acute bowel infarction represents about 1% of all cases of acute abdomen, it has a higher annual mortality rate than colon cancer. It tends to affect the colon in segmental fashion, mostly the splenic(More)
A 16-year-old boy with transfusion-dependent thalassemia major presented with tetany, numbness, bone pain, short stature and pubertal delay. His height SDS score=-2.6, BMI=22.4, spleen was palpable 5 cm and liver 7 cm below the costal margins. The cardio-vascular examination was normal. Laboratory investigations showed a hemoglobin level (8 g/dL),(More)
BACKGROUND Filarial worms lodge anywhere, from body fluids to subcutaneous tissue, as various case reports prove. CASE A 21-year-old Nepali male presented with bilateral groin swellings. Imaging studies showed dilated retroperitoneal lymphatics forming a mass, suggestive of lymphangioma or lymphangioleiomyoma. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) of the(More)
The modern radiologist is unlikely to encounter the classic radiographic features of thalassemia other than in teaching files. The main pathological change that leads to radiological skeletal changes in beta thalassemia major is extensive marrow proliferation. The severity of the skeletal responses is related to the type of thalassemia, the extent and(More)
Splenic abscess is one of the rarest complications of the UVC in a newborn and it is hypothesized that it could be due to an infection or trauma caused by a catheter. The case that is being reported presented with abdominal distension and recurrent desaturation with suspicion of neonatal sepsis versus necrotizing enterocolitis. However, the final diagnosis(More)
Unaccompanied minors refer to immigrants who are under the age of 18 and are not under the care of a parent or legal guardian. Age assessment is used in Europe mainly to establish whether or not an individual is under 18 years of age and therefore eligible for protection under the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN - CRC). EU Member(More)