Gamal Ali Badr

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Capillaries in the retina are more susceptible to develop microvascular lesions in diabetes than capillaries in the embryologically similar cerebral cortex. Because available evidence implicates hyperglycemia in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy, differences in glucose transport into the retina and brain might contribute to this observed tissue(More)
Treatment of rats with cobalt chloride [Co(II)], an agent that stimulates the expression of a set of hypoxia-responsive genes, for 10-12 days resulted in 1.45- and 1.40-fold increases in the content of Glut1 mRNA and Glut1 in cerebral gray matter, respectively (P<0. 05 for both changes). The increase in Glut1 content was associated with a significant(More)
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is one of the most common diabetic chronic complications. The pathogenesis of DPN is complex and involves an intertwined array of mechanisms. The purposes of this study were to evaluate the association of oxidative stress and vascular risk factors with the prevalence of DPN and to determine the role of these biochemical(More)
1 Department of Pediatrics (Abdulqawi), Benha Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Egypt. 2 Department of Histology and Cell Biology (El-Mahlaway), Benha Faculty of Medicine, Benha University, Egypt. 3 Department of Internal Medicine (Badr), Al-Azhar Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Egypt. 4 Department of Clinical Pathology (Abdulwahab), Al-Azhar(More)
This study assessed the clinical outcome of fluvastatin in addition to the standard regimen used now for treatment of chronic HCV in Egypt. A total of 80 patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection fulfilled clinical, laboratory and histo-pathological criteria were ready for interferon therapy. They were divided into two groups: GI (N = 40) received(More)
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