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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)
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)