Manal H. Abbas

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common inflammatory systemic autoimmune disease, primarily affecting the peripheral joints. Anti-mutated citrullinated vimentin autoantibodies (anti-MCV) of IgG isotype were shown to be a useful diagnostic marker of RA especially in RA patients who were anti-cyclic citrullinated protein autoantibodies (anti-CCP)(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical procedures advocated for management of residual hepatic hydatid cyst cavity have been a subject of controversy. The aim of this study was to compare omentoplasty (OP) and external tube drainage (ETD). MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a prospective randomized controlled study conducted on radiologically documented cases of hepatic(More)
Background: Hepatitis C virus—autoimmune hepatitis (HCV/AIH) overlap syndrome had been described in the literature since the early 1990s with numerous case reports and proposed guidelines of management. However, definitive diagnosis for the syndrome remains controversial and there are still no formalized treatment strategies. The aim of this study was to(More)
To evaluate the effects of the co-administration of tacrolimus and ketoconazole to a group of kidney transplant recipients, we studied 30 kidney transplant recipients with stable kidney function who were maintained on tacrolimus-based immunosuppression. They were prescribed ketoconazole (100 mg/day) with a concomitant reduction in daily tacrolimus dose to(More)
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