Mohamad Almasri

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BACKGROUND M. pneumoniae is a common cause of respiratory tract infections (RTIs) of variable severity especially in children. New diagnostic techniques offered more reliable information about the epidemiology of infection by this pathogen. AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and epidemiology of acute M. pneumoniae infections among(More)
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a common respiratory tract pathogen that causes up to 40% of cases of communityacquired pneumonia in children [1]. A specific diagnosis is essential because treatment of M. pneumoniae infection with β-lactam antibiotics is ineffective. In routine laboratories, serology remains an important diagnostic tool [2, 3]. However, it can(More)
UNLABELLED Desflurane has been identified as a weak triggering anesthetic of malignant hyperthermia that, in the absence of succinylcholine, may produce a delayed onset of symptoms. The prolonged interval after exposure may occur more than 6 h after the induction of anesthesia. The unintended underdosing of this patient with dantrolene and the prompt(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the main causes of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in infants and young children. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the role of RSV in children >2 years old hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and to type the circulating RSV strains. MATERIALS AND METHODS Serum and throat(More)
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