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Psychiatric assessment was done according to the DSM-IV TR criteria in 19 children with predialysis chronic renal failure (CRF) and 19 children with end-stage renal disease on regular hemodialysis. The prevalence rate of psychiatric disorders in all the studied patients was 52.6%. Adjustment disorders were the most common disorders (18.4%), followed by… (More)
Ten patients suffering from fascioliasis were treated with praziquantel. In two patients, egg counts dropped to zero following treatment, but there was no significant reduction in egg counts in the other eight.
OBJECTIVE To uncover the frequency and the spectrum of NPHS2 mutations in Egyptian children with non familial steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS). METHODS Sixteen patients were screened by PCR-single-strand conformation polymorphism analysis of NPHS2 gene followed by direct sequencing. RESULTS NPHS2 mutations were evident in four patients (25%)… (More)
The relative safety and effectiveness of vacuum aspiration and the intrauterine administration of 5 mg PGF2alpha for terminating pregnancies within two weeks of a missed menstrual period were evaluated in a study where subjects were randomly assigned to procedures; 100 patients were aborted with vacuum aspiration and 100 patients were aborted with… (More)
Background. The presence of Y chromosome material in Turner's syndrome (TS) patients is a risk factor for the development of gonadoblastoma. Although conventional cytogenetic analysis is the definitive diagnosis of TS, low level Y chromosome mosaicism may be missed. Molecular analysis has demonstrated a higher proportion of mosaicism, but there is… (More)
The safety and effectiveness of two intraamniotic prostaglandin F2alpha (PGF2alpha) dose schedules (a single 50 mg dose and a repeated 25 mg dose) and intraamniotic hypertonic saline were evaluated in a study where each abortion procedure was randomly assigned to 50 patients. All patients were at 16 to 20 weeks' gestation. Rates of gastrointestinal and… (More)