Gihan A Younis el-Tantawi

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The objective of this study is to evaluate the role of MMP-3 and MRI in assessing disease activity in sacroiliac joints of AS patients in comparison to the conventional measures Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP). Serum MMP-3 was measured in 30 patients who fulfilled(More)
OBJECTIVE This work aims to determine reliability and diagnostic sensitivity of sensory nerve-conduction study and somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) for the assessment of meralgia paraesthetica (MP). METHODS Thirty-two patients with unilateral MP have been evaluated and compared to 30 control subjects. Sensory nerve-conduction study and SEPs(More)
UNLABELLED Diaphragmatic weakness in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is ascribed to hyperinflation-induced diaphragm shortening as well as impairment in cellular and subcellular structures. Although phrenic neuropathy is known to cause diaphragmatic weakness, phrenic neuropathy is rarely considered in COPD. This work aimed at assessing phrenic(More)
Seronegative spondyloarthritis (SpA) and Ewing’s sarcoma (ES) are common disorders affecting young males. A great challenge is to diagnose both diseases in the same patient. Here we describe a case of a young male patient having SpA, who developed ES that presented as monoarthritis of left hip which was misdiagnosed twice; first as peripheral manifestation(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness of infliximab (IFX) injection into sacroiliac joints (SIJs) of non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axial SpA) and its impact on clinical and MRI parameters of disease activity. METHODS Thirty-seven patients fulfilling the Association of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) criteria for axial SpA(More)
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