Kamal Mohamed Okasha

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The prevalence of sleep disorders is higher in patients with kidney failure than the general population. We studied the prevalence of sleep disorders in 88 (mean age; 41.59 +/- 16.3 years) chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients at the Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Egypt over 4-month period. The investigated sleep disorders included(More)
We and others have shown that the incidence of acute interstitial rejection in HLA identical and non-identical kidney transplantation is similar. Chronic vascular rejection is, however, rare in full matched recipients. In light of the known correlation between previous acute cellular and chronic vascular rejections, lack of chronic rejection in full matched(More)
Aim: The aim of this work is to study the prognostic impact of mutations in the myeloid transcription factor gene CEBPA (for CCAAT/enhancer binding protein-α) and expression of the BAALC gene (for brain and acute leukemia, cytoplasmic), a novel gene involved in leukemia, in 38 adults with AML and normal cytogenetics. Method: Screening for mutations of CEBPA(More)
Objective: to evaluate the role of US &CT guided percutanous renal biopsy (PRB) in diagnosis and monitoring of renal parenchymal diseases. Patients &Methods: This study included 30 patients who were presented by and/or known cases of renal parenchymal disease referred for US and/or CT guided PRB for etiological & histopathological diagnosis. The(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a significant problem for patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) treatment. This medical problem has never been studied in Al Gharbiyah Governorate; this study was conducted aiming to estimate the prevalence of anti-HCV positive patients and the incidence of seroconversion in its different HD units. METHODS All 2351(More)
Understanding the cellular basis of allosensitization is important because persistence of cytotoxic alloreactive antibodies significantly decreases the chances for receiving a second kidney graft and has a detrimental effect on graft survival rates. In this study, serum levels of IgG subclasses were compared within three groups of uremic patients with(More)
We investigated the role of endogenous or exogenous nitric oxide (NO) on human lymphocyte function. We used sodium nitroprusside, nitroglycerine, S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine, sodium nitrite and S-nitroso-L-glutathione as NO-generating compounds. All agents were used at doses that do not produce direct cytotoxicity as measured by trypan blue exclusion as(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic hemodialysis patients experience frequent and varied mucocutaneous manifestations in addition to hair and nail disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of dermatological changes among patients with end-stage renal disease under hemodialysis in a hemodialysis unit in Tanta University hospitals over a period of 6(More)
BACKGROUND Previously, we identified an antimitogenic IgG antibody separated from sera of patients with known kidney transplant chronic rejection. This antibody inhibits individual patients' own unprimed T helper cell responses to alloantigens as well as a third-party mixed lymphocyte response, but does not inhibit autologous unprimed T helper cell(More)
Introduction: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a significant problem for patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) treatment. This medical problem has never been studied in Al Gharbiyah Governorate; this study was conducted aiming to estimate the prevalence of anti-HCV positive patients and the incidence of seroconversion in its different HD units. Methods: All 2351(More)