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Objective: This prospective study was performed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of carbon fibre cages packed with demineralized bone matrix (DBM) mixed with autologous blood and curettage microchip material for treatment of multilevel cervical disc disease and spondylosis without the use of plates, screws or autogenous iliac crest bone graft. Methods:(More)
BACKGROUND Microbial infection of the pancreatic tissue in patients with severe acute pancreatitis increases the morbidity and mortality rates. Colonization of the lower gastrointestinal tract and oropharynx with Gram-negative, but sometimes also Gram-positive, bacteria precedes contamination of the pancreas. The aim of this study was to determine whether(More)
In Egypt, as elsewhere, liver biopsy (LB) remains the gold standard to assess liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) and is required to decide whether a treatment should be proposed. Many of its disadvantages have led to develop noninvasive methods to replace LB. These new methods should be evaluated in Egypt, where circulating virus genotype 4 (G4),(More)
BACKGROUND Nephropathic cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the CTNS gene, encoding for cystinosin, a carrier protein transporting cystine out of lysosomes. Its deficiency leads to cystine accumulation and cell damage in multiple organs, especially in the kidney. In this study, we aimed to provide the first report(More)
Authors report a case of relapsing chronic calcifying pancreatitis with pleural and pericardial effusions during an episode of acute exacerbation. A large multilocular pancreatic pseudocyst expanded into the mediastinal space resulting in pericardial effusion that caused cardiac tamponade with severe circulatory deterioration. After resuscitation and(More)
BACKGROUND In a prospective study design, we sought to assess the effect of dipyridamole on coronary flow parameters in patients with isolated coronary artery ectasia (CAE) as compared to subjects with normal coronaries. METHODS We enrolled 30 patients with ectasia of the left anterior descending (LAD) artery (study group), and 10 subjects with normal(More)
Acknowledgment I would like to express my sincere thanks to my supervisor Dr. E. A. Khalil for his invaluable help, advice, guidance and encouragement throughout the development of this work. I gratefully acknowledge his assistance in submitting recent references to me. I'm very grateful to my supervisor Prof. N. A. Ismail for his valuable suggestions. I(More)
The clinical and haemodynamic findings in a patient with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and severe left ventricular outflow obstruction are presented. Treatment with an increasing dose of orally administered practolol up to a maximum of 1200 mg a day, resulted in symptomatic improvement, and abolition of the resting gradient when the patient was(More)
OBJECTIVE The aortic distensibility index, as a measure of vascular function, can serve as a marker of coronary artery disease severity. This study explores the feasibility of using the non-invasively measured index as an indicator of severity of coronary stenosis. METHODS One hundred patients with normal left ventricular systolic function were(More)
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