Hend Zeitoun

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INTRODUCTION Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a common condition with a complicated aetiology. PTA after tonsillectomy is rare. This literature review of PTA in the absence of tonsil tissue aims to collate experience of these cases and examine the wider implications for understanding the aetiology of PTA formation. METHODS A structured literature review was(More)
A retrospective case notes review using pain visual analogue scale (VAS) and assessment of analgesia required by patients in the post-operative period at 1, 3, 6, 12 and over 12 months following acoustic neuroma resection was performed. Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) score was used to assess the change of quality of life and its relationship to pain(More)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection constitutes a global threat that results in significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Efficient and early diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) is of paramount importance for successful treatment. The aim of the current study is to investigate the mycobacterial mycothiol acetyltransferase Rv0819 as a potential novel(More)
The relationship between upper and lower respiratory tract infections has been demonstrated previously, although the effect of chronic infection of one tract on the other has not been well studied. This work analyses the broncho-alveolar lavage fluid of patients with chronic purulent rhino-sinusitis and reveals an increase in total and neutrophil cell(More)
Microbial contamination of pharmaceuticals poses a great problem to the pharmaceutical manufacturing process, especially from a medical as well as an economic point of view. Depending upon the product and its intended use, the identification of isolates should not merely be limited to the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) indicator organisms. Eighty-five(More)
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