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Effect of zinc supplementation on body mass index and serum levels of zinc and leptin in pediatric hemodialysis patients
Introduction Zinc is an essential trace element for human nutrition, and its deficiency is associated with anorexia, poor food efficiency, growth retardation, and impaired neurological and immuneExpand
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The impact of coexisting sperm DNA fragmentation and seminal oxidative stress on the outcome of varicocelectomy in infertile patients: A prospective controlled study
Abstract Objectives: To study the relationship between sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in infertile patients with varicocele, and to examine the beneficialExpand
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Serum levels of homocysteine, vitamin B12, and folic acid in vitiligo
Background Vitiligo is an acquired depigmenting disorder. The exact etiopathogenesis of vitiligo is not fully understood. Vitamin B12 and folic acid levels are decreased in vitiligo, which areExpand
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Serum markers for asymptomatic atherosclerosis in Egyptian psoriatic patients: study controlled by Doppler estimation of carotid intima-media thickness
Background The aim of the study was to measure serum levels of endocan, myeloperoxidase (MPO), pentraxin 3 (PTX3) and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) in psoriatic patients and to study theirExpand
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Serum relaxin‐3 hormone relationship to male delayed puberty
Puberty is the transitional period between childhood and adulthood, a process encompassing morphological, physiological and behavioural development to attain full reproductive capability. This studyExpand
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Endothelial dysfunction marker YKL‐40 is elevated in male patients with idiopathic infertility
Metabolic syndrome represents a collection of cardiovascular risk factors, including overweight, hypertension, dyslipidemia and impaired glucose metabolism, with insulin resistance. In recent years,Expand
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Assessment of seminal granulysin in infertile men with varicocele
Varicocele has a common association with male infertility, but its exact role is still debated. Apoptosis has been suggested as one of the mechanisms of varicocele‐associated infertility. GranulysinExpand
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Angiopoietin-like protein 2 in psoriasis: a new linkage with metabolic syndrome
Introduction Psoriasis is a chronic disease of inflammatory nature which can be considered as a systemic disorder. Metabolic syndrome is prevalent in psoriatic patients, with a negative impact onExpand