Mohamed Farouk Allam

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We estimated the pooled risk of tobacco smoking for Parkinson's disease (PD). Inclusion criteria included systematic searches of MedLine, PsycLIT, Embase, Current Contents, previously published reviews, examination of cited reference sources, and personal contact and discussion with several investigators expert in the field. Published prospective studies on(More)
BACKGROUND Ilizarov technique is useful in the management of infected nonunions of the tibia. Its main drawback is the long duration of external fixation (EF) with marked patient discomfort. Several techniques have been described for early removal of EF to avoid this problem. METHODS Between September 2000 and October 2001, a prospective study at a(More)
The rising incidence of urinary bladder cancer is alarming and potential relationships with different risk factors have been postulated. The purpose of this study was to examine the possible relationship between different environmental risk factors and urinary bladder cancer. All men with urinary bladder cancer who were admitted to the Department of Urology(More)
Surveillance of acute hepatitis has been set up in two fever hospitals in Cairo to diagnose acute hepatitis C. Patients were categorized as definite acute hepatitis C with positive hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA and without anti-HCV antibody, or probable acute hepatitis C with positive HCV RNA, positive anti-HCV antibody, alanine aminotransferase >/=4 times(More)
BACKGROUND Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HP) is the most common infection in adult intensive care units (ICUs). To develop effective strategies to prevent it, we identified factors that independently increased the risk of contracting HP while admitted at an ICU. METHODS We performed a prospective cohort study during 4 years in which we included all(More)
Treating calcaneal fractures nonoperatively versus operatively is controversial. The aim of open reduction is to reduce the articular surface and to restore the calcaneal bone anatomy to recover its function. The disadvantages of open reduction include wound complications, risk of screw penetration of the articular surface and peroneal tendons, and(More)
Environmental exposure to persistent toxic organochlorines (Pesticides and Polychlorinated biphenyls) is ever changing over time and space, as a result of their agricultural and industrial use and the control measures being adopted. Scientific investigations have revealed the great toxicity of these compounds and their severe impact on human health so that(More)
In June 2009, WHO declared the maximum phase alert against H1N1 pandemic flu. Health care workers (HCWs) are considered a strategic target for prevention of the occurrence of H1N1 influenza since they had the greatest risk of acquiring infection. The objectives of our study were (1) identifying the uptake of influenza A(H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccine by(More)
Aspergillosis is the second most frequent fungal infection after candidiasis in teaching hospitals. Clinical manifestations of pulmonary aspergillosis range from asymptomatic colonization to disseminated disease. The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors associated with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, in patients with positive pulmonary(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have shown alarming levels of hypertension among adults in the Middle East. The aim of our study is to measure the prevalence rate of hypertension among adults in Cairo (Egypt), identify possible risk factors for the development of hypertension and assess the rates of undiagnosed and uncontrolled hypertension. METHODS Cluster sampling(More)