Ghadir Elias

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The aim of this work was to detect circulating anti-C-reactive protein (CRP) antibodies in serum samples of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) and to investigate a possible association with other autoimmune manifestations. A total of 94 patients with chronic HCV infections and 108 healthy controls were enrolled. All patients underwent a baseline(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There has been a steady progression of case reports and a small surgical series that report successful surgical treatment of Tarlov cysts with concomitant relief of patients' symptoms and improvement in their neurological dysfunction, yet patients are still told that these lesions are asymptomatic by physicians. The purpose of this(More)
Thirteen patients with classical Friedreich's ataxia underwent cardiac catheterization with recordings of retrograde cardiac pressures, measurements of cardiac output and calculation of the left ventricular volumes and mass. The cardiomyopathy in Friedreich's ataxia falls into the hypertrophic group of cardiomyopathies with decreased compliance of(More)
The prognosis of patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SQC) of the head and neck (H&N) depends on the primary site and anatomical extent of the disease. Recurrence rates after conventional surgery (S) and/or radiotherapy (RT) remain low for localized tumors, whereas in advanced loco-regional disease they occur in over 60% of all cases. Several combinations(More)
Angiograms of 12 patients with typical Friedreich's ataxia were analyzed. The results corroborate previous reports and justify the conclusion that the cardiomyopathy is of the hypertrophic type. In 10 of 12 cases, the hypertrophy is concentric, and non obstructive. Less frequently (2 cases), this hypertrophy is accompanied by diffuse hypokinesis and(More)
sed in 351 measurements performed in 16 septic pts undergoing TPN. Randomly, 8 pts received a 49%-BCAA mixture (HIGH-BC) and 8 pts a 16%-BCAA mixture (LOW-BC) with similar doses (g/Kg/24hr) of glucose (5.5 vs 5.7), fat (0.9 vs 0.9), total amino acids (1.4 vs 1.6) and proline (PROooae, 0.06 vs 0.07) (p > 0.05 for all); BCAA dose was 0.7 vs 0.2 (p < 0.0001).(More)
Fever is frequently a symptom in patients suffering from cancer and in most cases it is related to infections or complications of the treatment. Some cancers can also be the direct cause of fever. A total of 28 episodes of fever in 8 patients with cancer were studied. The diagnoses were: 3 patients with lung cancer, 1 patient with chronic myelogenous(More)