Magdy Helmy Megallaa

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Objective. The effect of a proprietary formulation of trans-resveratrol (t-RSV) on manifestations of diabetic foot syndrome (DFS) was studied in type 2 diabetic patients with newly diagnosed diabetic foot ulcers. Method. Placebo-controlled, examiner-blinded, parallel-group randomized controlled pilot clinical trial (ACTRN Clinical Trial Registry number(More)
Several epidemiological studies have shown that chronic inflammation plays a central role in the pathogenesis of diabetes and its various complications. Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a novel potential marker in determining inflammation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between diabetic microvascular complications, namely(More)
INTRODUCTION Multiple pathologies including diabetic neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease (PVD) and infection contribute to lower extremities amputation in diabetes. AIM We examined the prevalence of diabetic foot problems and related risk factors in Egypt. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Between July 2008 and December 2009, 1000 male and 1000 female(More)
CONTEXT Chemerin is one of the adipokines that regulate fat metabolism. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) may be considered as a cardiovascular risk predictor. Measuring intima-media thickness of the CCA (C-IMT) is a well-evidenced tool for the detection of early stages of atherosclerosis. We aimed here to study both serum chemerin and hs-CRP as(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the best anthropometric measurement of obesity, and its optimal cutoff, that best predicts the presence of cardiovascular risk factors among adult Egyptian population. METHODS This is a cross-sectional study including a representative randomly chosen sample of the adult Egyptian population from all Alexandria Districts (the second(More)
Much has been written about patient-centered care (PCC) in medical literature. PCC has been praised as the ultimate objective of medicine by some. However, critics have pointed out the obvious: The antonym of PCC is doctor-centered medical care. Is doctor-centered care wrong? And what do we practice if we do not follow PCC? Can physicians transfer all(More)
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