Mohamed A. Ghoneim

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INTRODUCTION Many protocols were utilized for directed differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to form insulin-producing cells (IPCs). We compared the relative efficiency of three differentiation protocols. METHODS Human bone marrow-derived MSCs (HBM-MSCs) were obtained from three insulin-dependent type 2 diabetic patients. Differentiation into(More)
A novel shape based segmentation approach is proposed by modifying the external energy component of a deformable model. The proposed external energy component depends not only on the gray level of the images but also on the shape information which is obtained from the signed distance maps of objects in a given data set. The gray level distribution and the(More)
Acute rejection is the most important reason of graft failure after kidney transplantation, and early detection is crucial to survive the kidney function. Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DCE-MRI) is an imaging modality where a contrast agent (such as Gd-DTPA) is introduced into the kidney and rapid and repeated images are taken, which(More)
Advanced type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with significant morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular, nervous, and renal complications. Attempts to cure diabetes mellitus using islet transplantation have been successful in providing a source for insulin secreting cells. However, limited donors, graft rejection, the need for continued immune(More)
Thromboxane synthase (TXAS) is one of the enzymes downstream from cyclooxygenase-2 and catalyzes the synthesis of thromboxane A 2 (TXA 2). TXAS was among the genes we identified based on its overexpression in invasive bladder tumors. TXAS is overexpressed in common forms of bladder tumors: 69 of 97 (71.1%) transitional cell carcinoma (TCC), 38 of 53 (71.6%)(More)
BACKGROUND The B-cell translocation gene 2 (BTG2) is considered to act as a tumour-suppressor gene because of its antiproliferative and antimigratory activities. Higher levels of BTG2 expression in tumour cells have been linked to a better clinical outcome for several cancer entities. Here, we investigated the expression and function of BTG2 in bladder(More)
PURPOSE To analyse the long-term outcome in relation to multiple graft arteries (MGA) in live-donor renal transplantation, and assess its effect on graft and patient survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between March 1976 and November 2009, a total of 2100 live-donor renal transplants were carried out at our centre. Patients were stratified according to the(More)
The aim of this study was to provide evidence for further in vivo maturation of insulin-producing cells (IPCs) derived from human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (HBM-MSCs). HBM-MSCs were obtained from three insulin-dependent type 2 diabetic volunteers. Following expansion, cells were differentiated according to a trichostatin-A/GLP protocol. One(More)
AIMS Post-exstrophy incontinence is a challenge because continence is difficult to achieve and more difficult to maintain. Feasibility and outcomes of a bulbourethral sling to treat post-exstrophy incontinence is shown in this report. METHODS A retropubic bulbourethral sling was applied to male patients with incontinence post-exstrophy-epispadius repair.(More)
Virtually, all studies reporting the outcomes of living kidney donation beyond the first year from donation were retrospective. In this prospective study, the outcome of 81 consecutive living kidney donors was thoroughly evaluated. Clinical, laboratory, and radiological assessments were carried out at predonation (basal), 3, 6, 12, and 24 months after(More)