Hala Abdel Al

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Biomphalaria alexandrina snails play an indispensable role in transmission of schistosomiasis. Infection rates in field populations of snails are routinely determined by cercarial shedding neglecting prepatent snail infections, because of lack of a suitable method for diagnosis. The present study aimed at separation and quantification of oxalic, malic,(More)
Ovarian cancer is a cancerous growth arising from different parts of the ovary. It has been called "Silent killer" because it frequently causes non-specific symptoms. CA125 was the first tumor marker available for detection of ovarian cancer but the major problem is its poor sensitivity and specificity as it is elevated in only 40-50 % of patients with(More)
Carboxylic acids play an important role in both aerobic and anaerobic metabolic pathways of both the snail and the parasite. Monitoring the effects of infection by schistosome on Biomphalaria alexandrina carboxylic acids metabolic profiles represents a promising additional source of information about the state of metabolic system. We separated and(More)
OBJECTIVE Visfatin is a hormone discovered in fat cells and is directly related to diabetes. We aimed to investigate the relationship between intrauterine growth pattern and serum visfatin concentrations in full-term infants at birth and at 6 months of life. METHODS Cord blood visfatin concentrations were assessed in 90 full-term neonates enrolled into;(More)
Hemodialysis (HD), despite being the most common treatment modality for endstage renal disease (ESRD), still carries a mortality rate higher than 20-50%/year resulting from various comorbidities. The aim of this study was to measure the plasma level of pentraxin-3 (PTX-3) in patients on maintenance HD and to assess its relationships to comorbidities such as(More)
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