Mohamed N. Amin

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The objectives of the study were: first, to determine the prevalence of traditional medicine (TM) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in head and neck cancer patients in Ireland; second, to educate ourselves on the plethora of CAM/TM options available to patients outside the dominion of conventional medicine. The study design consisted of a(More)
Eosinophils account for 1-3% of peripheral blood leukocytes and accumulate at sites of allergic inflammation, where they play a pathogenic role. Studies have shown that treatment with mepolizumab (an anti-IL-5 monoclonal antibody) is beneficial to patients with severe eosinophilic asthma, however, the mechanism of precisely how eosinophils mediate these(More)
BACKGROUND Non-attendance at out-patient clinics is a seemingly intractable problem, estimated to cost 65 pounds sterling (97 euros) per incident. This results in under-utilisation of resources and prolonged waiting lists. In an effort to reduce out-patient clinic non-attendance, our ENT department, in conjunction with the information and communication(More)
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are complex, heterogenous molecules generated by glycation and oxidation of proteins in vivo, which are thought to markedly increase in diabetic patients. One of the recently identified AGEs is carboxy methyl lysine (CML), which is the main ligand of receptors for advanced glycation end products (RAGE). The present(More)
Epistaxis from the anterior septum is frequently treated with a topical application of silver nitrate. There are two concentrations commercially available and in use by otolaryngologists, these are 75% and 95% silver nitrate. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the histological effect of the two different silver nitrate concentrations on(More)
OBJECTIVES PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To determine the proportion of children with nasal foreign bodies who had button batteries as the foreign body. SECONDARY OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical care and outcome of those children with a button battery foreign body. METHODS A retrospective review of all children presenting to the accident and emergency room(More)
OBJECTIVE Closure of skin incision of minimally invasive thyroidectomy with tissue adhesive is compared with surgical staples for 1) cosmetic appearance, 2) patient pain score, and 3) patient satisfaction score. STUDY DESIGN Prospective single-blinded randomized study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Seventy-two patients undergoing minimally invasive thyroid(More)
The objective of this survey is to provide an insight into the knowledge and attitude of the higher surgical trainees in Otolaryngology towards evidence based medicine and evaluate their understanding of medical statistics and use of evidence based medicine in patient management. A self administered anonymous questionnaire was distributed to twenty(More)
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the nose and paranasal sinuses is a rare entity that exhibits a diverse histologic pattern that can mimic malignant tumors clinically and radiologically. We present a case of IMT in an 88-year-old man who presented with an aggressive tumor-like lesion in the nose and paranasal sinuses that had a malignant(More)
Most human beings will do almost anything to prolong their existence or to relieve the suffering of disease. Others will do anything to exploit these desires by selling what they claim to be pain killing remedies or life prolongation nostrums. We present three cases of head and neck cancer patients; two used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)(More)