Mahmoud Nasser

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OBJECTIVES Despite advances in surgical and radiologic vascular techniques, many patients with critical limb ischemia are not eligible for revascularization procedures. Without pharmacologic therapy, the only option left is amputation. Bone marrow-derived progenitor cells represent a good revascularization option. This study sought to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND Intestinal lymphangiectasia (IL) is a rare disease characterized by a dilatation of the intestinal lymphatics and loss of lymph fluid into the gastrointestinal tract leading to hypoproteinemia, edema, lymphocytopenia, hypogammaglobinemia, and immunological abnormalities. Iron, calcium, and other serum components (e.g., lipids, fat soluble(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic endocrine tumors (PETs) are rare and can occur as part of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Gastrinomas are functional PETs that are rarely associated with NF1. Only two cases of their occurrence have been reported in the literature. CASE REPORT A 28-year-old woman was admitted for further evaluation of epigastric soreness, heartburn,(More)
BACKGROUND Crohn's disease is an inflammatory chronic bowel disease characterized by an imbalanced production of pro-inflammatory mediators (tumor necrosis factor-α) and an increased recruitment of leukocytes to the site of inflammation. Low serum testosterone is associated with an increase in inflammatory factors, while testosterone administration reduces(More)
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