Hassan S Hamdy

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BACKGROUND AND AIM Currently, pegylated interferon is the most effective therapy for hepatitis C but its cost is out of reach of most patients in the developing countries. The aim of this study was to assess the response rate of genotype-4 patients to 24 wks of peg-interferon-alpha2b (Peg-IFN-alpha2b) and ribavirin (RBV) or interferon-alpha2b (IFN-alpha2b)(More)
The aim of the study was to detect a possible aetiological association between chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and diabetes mellitus (DM). Among the 591 HCV seropositive chronic liver disease (CLD) patients, 150 (25.4%) had associated diabetes mellitus while only 25 of 223 HCV seronegatives (11.2%) were diabetics. The HCV seropositive patients(More)
Liver fibrosis is a common pathway leading to cirrhosis, which is the final result of injury to the liver. Accurate assessment of the degree of fibrosis is important clinically, especially when treatments aimed at reversing fibrosis are being evolved. Liver biopsy has been considered to be the "gold standard" to assess fibrosis. However, liver biopsy being(More)
Many studies have demonstrated a very high prevalence of HCV antibodies among blood donors (BD) and chronic liver disease (CLD) patients in Egypt. This high prevalence might be attributed to cross reactivity between HCV antibodies and schistosome antibodies. We decided to study the association and cross serology between the presence of anti-HCV and(More)
AIM Smoking may affect adversely the response rate to interferon-alpha. Our objective was to verify this issue among chronic hepatitis C patients. METHODS Over the year 1998, 138 chronic hepatitis C male Egyptian patients presenting to Cairo Liver Center, were divided on the basis of smoking habit into: group I which comprised 38 smoker patients (>30(More)
Among patients with chronic liver disease, impairment in HRQOL has been reported. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the major squeal of chronic liver diseases. So, relationship between subjective HRQOL and HCC must be analysed. This study assessed the effect of HCC on HRQOL, and its loco-regional treatment on HRQOL. Forty patients with HCV related(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Treatment of chronic hepatitis C patients, infected with genotype 4 with interferon-alpha yielded a limited response. Our aim was to compare the efficacy of interferon-alpha alone and in combination with ribavirin in chronic hepatitis C patients infected with genotype 4. PATIENTS Fifty-two chronic hepatitis C patients (all males)(More)
Twenty eight positive blood culture paratyphoid A fever cases were studied. Forty two positive blood culture typhoid cases were taken as controls. Cases and controls were subjected to: 1) careful history, 2) thorough clinical examination, 3) two blood cultures for salmonella, 4) Widal agglutination test, 5) total and differential white blood count, 6) urine(More)
GOALS In this pilot study, we compared midodrine and albumin in the prevention of paracentesis-induced circulatory dysfunction (PICD). BACKGROUND PICD with pronounced arterial vasodilatation in cirrhotics with tense ascites can be prevented by the infusion of albumin, which is an expensive treatment modality. Various vasoconstrictors have also been used(More)