Ibrahim Abu-Kishk

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Scoliosis repair surgery is a common procedure. Our study's first goal was to compare pre- and postoperative parameters between the cerebral palsy (CP) and idiopathic scoliosis (IS) children. The second goal was to establish possible associations between preoperative parameters that could predict the outcome of spinal surgery and the incidence of early(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is used for treating various medical conditions. As far as known yet, HBOT is safe with few major side effects that are easy to avoid using a proper protocol. Renal tubular damage was observed in rats exposed to HBOT in a preliminary study conducted in our institution. Aim. We aim to assess whether HBOT causes(More)
The syndrome of hemorrhagic shock and encephalopathy is associated with an acute onset of diarrhea, followed by shock, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, multiorgan failure, and encephalopathy. The etiology of this syndrome is unknown, and despite intensive treatment, the outcome is often fatal or associated with severe neurological sequelae. Two(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Reports on the incidence of intracardiac thrombi (ICT) have increased over the last few decades, but ICT are still relatively rare among children. Left ventricular systolic dysfunction and dilatation may contribute to the formation of ICT, especially when a hypercoagulable state exists. The aim of this study was to describe the(More)
INTRODUCTION Severe avitaminosis causing life-threatening conditions in the infantile age group is extremely uncommon and has been reported in babies with malabsorption receiving prolonged inadequate vitamin supplements. CASE REPORTS We report two infants who presented with neurological deterioration. Immediate work-up and treatment for infectious and(More)
BACKGROUND One aspect of ordering and prescribing medication is the requirement for a trained professional to review medication orders or prescriptions for appropriateness. In practice, this review process is usually performed by a clinical pharmacist. However, in many medical centers there is a shortage of staff and a pharmacist is not always available. (More)
It has been suggested that oxidative stress is a potential mechanism for vancomycin-induced nephrotoxicity and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) has been shown to be effective in treating renal toxicity that has been pharmacologically induced in animal models. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of HBO therapy on vancomycin-induced(More)
PURPOSE Childhood obesity is an increasing public health issue worldwide. We examined dietary patterns among adolescents in a dormitory school, identified obese adolescents and tried to intervene to improve food habits and physical activity. METHODS We conducted an experimental prospective longitudinal study based on 36 obese (body mass index [BMI]≥95th(More)
PURPOSE The unique properties of remifentanil make it ideal for pediatric use despite a lack of wide randomized clinical trials and fear of adverse events due to its high potency. We aimed to consolidate preliminary conclusions regarding the efficacy of remifentanil use in pediatric scoliosis surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS The medical charts of children(More)
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