Hala Ahmed Raafat

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Cefuroxime and ampicillin were compared in a randomized double-blind trial in the treatment of severe lower respiratory tract infections. 750 mg of cefuroxime were given to 57 patients and 500 mg of ampicillin to 54 patients by intramuscular injection three times daily for 7-10 days. The patients had acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis with or without(More)
To describe (1) the findings with MRI in a series of patients with early undifferentiated oligoarthritis of the knee joint(s) and (2) the early effect after 2 months of treatment with only methotrexate (MTX) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), 15 consecutive patients with undifferentiated oligoarthritis of the(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and insulin resistance comorbidity on the carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients and their relationship to clinical manifestations, disease activity, and damage. The study included 92 SLE patients (mean age 30.18 ± 8.27 years) and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study reported here was to assess the serum concentration of B-cell activating factors, B lymphocyte stimulators (BLyS), and a proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) in Behçet disease (BD) patients in order to evaluate their role and study their relation to uveitis subtype and disease activity. METHODS The study included 58(More)
Experience in treating 81 patients with severe bronchial infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa is described. For those who were desperately ill high doses of intravenous carbenicillin (18g. or more daily) were successful, even when initial carbenicillin resistance was present. For those who were less desperately ill lower doses of carbenicillin together(More)
Gentamicin is a recently discovered antibiotic produced from Micromonospora purpurea, highly active in vitro against such problem bacilli as Pseudomonas pyocyanea and Klebsiella pneumoniae (Klein et al., 1964; Barber and Waterworth, 1966). Infections with these organisms have been successfully treated with gentamicin given systemically, these involving the(More)
A controlled clinical trial was carried out in 40 patients at risk of osteoporosis because of long-term treatment with prednisolone (5 to 20 mg/day) to determine the efficacy and tolerance of microcrystalline hydroxyapatite compound (MCHC) when used to prevent the appearance or progression of osteoporosis: 32 patients were treated with 6 to 8 g MCHC for 12(More)