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Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis is a rare disease of the breast. Clinically and radiologically it may mimic breast carcinoma. Awareness of surgeons, pathologists, and radiologists is essential to avoid unnecessary mastectomies. Data regarding 24 patients with histologically confirmed idiopathic granulomatous mastitis treated at our center over 8 years(More)
BACKGROUND Sources of reports about laparoscopic and percutaneous treatment of liver hydatid cysts are limited to just a few countries. To address the reason behind this, we carried out a survey of 30 surgeons in northern Jordan. METHODS A questionnaire was distributed to collect data regarding the surgical technique preferred by each surgeon. Further(More)
BACKGROUND The genetic diversity of Helicobacter pylori can be analyzed at two different levels: the genomic variation between strains originating from different individuals, and the variation in bacterial populations within an individual host. We reported for the first time the H. pylori genotypes in Jordanian patients with gastrointestinal diseases. (More)
Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is an obstetric emergency that can follow vaginal or cesarean delivery. It is a major cause of shock, renal failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome, coagulopathy and Sheehan’s syndrome. PPH is one of the top Wve causes of maternal mortality in both highincome and low-income countries, with a much lower absolute risk of death(More)
To report a successful delivery of a healthy infant fathered by an infertile 46, XY true hermaphrodite who suffered from a seminoma. Case report IVF unit in University hospital Male 41 years (true hermaphrodite), his wife 35 years Laboratory, pathology tests and ultrasound tests The above patient treated and cured from seminoma, the couple had in vitro(More)
AIM The relationship of tumour T-lymphocytic subset infiltration and recurrence in patients undergoing potentially curative resection for colorectal cancer has not been clearly defined. METHODS Tumour sections from patients who had undergone potentially curative resection for colorectal cancer were stained and counted for CD4+ and CD8+ T-lymphocytes. (More)
OBJECTIVE To review and evaluate patients with a clinicopathological diagnosis of xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) with emphasis on the diagnostic methods and the effect of socioeconomic status on disease severity. METHODS Data compiled from the previous history of the patients, clinical, laboratory, radioimaging findings, preoperative, operative,(More)
AIM To evaluate the diagnostic value of the 10 systematic transrectal ultrasound-guided (TRUS) prostate biopsy compared with the sextant biopsy technique for patients with suspected prostate cancer. METHODS One hundred and fifty-two patients with suspected prostate cancer were included in the study. Patients were entered in the study because they(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the clinicopathological features and epidemiology of primary gastric lymphoma in Jordan as a model for Middle East countries where such data is scarce. From 1991--2002, 219 patients with primary gastric malignancy were managed at our hospitals. Among these there were 19 patients with primary gastric lymphoma. Pertinent(More)
Here we report that paclitaxel induces variable degrees of apoptosis in human colorectal cancer cells. Paclitaxel induces multiple arms of the endoplasmic reticulum stress response, including upregulation of the 78-kDa glucose-regulatory protein (GRP78) and eukaryotic initiation factor alpha phosphorylation. Inhibition of the MEK/ERK pathway sensitized(More)