Mohammad H Hussein

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In a series of 1095 Egyptian patients with carcinoma of the bladder treated by radical cystectomy, 902 cases (82.4%) contained schistosome eggs in the specimens, and 193 (17.6%) were egg-negative. The different tumor parameters were compared in these subgroups to explore any differences that could be related to schistosomal infestation. In egg-positive(More)
Quality assurance (QA) for intensity- and volumetric-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT and VMAT) has evolved substantially. In recent years, various commercial 2D and 3D ionization chamber or diode detector arrays have become available, allowing for absolute verification with near real time results, allowing for streamlined QA. However, detector arrays are(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the variability of the global gamma index (γ) analysis in various commercial IMRT/VMAT QA systems and to assess the impact of measurement with low resolution detector arrays on γ. MATERIALS Five commercial QA systems (PTW 2D-Array, Scandidos Delta4, SunNuclear ArcCHECK, Varian EPID, and Gafchromic EBT2 film) were investigated. The(More)
Pediatric non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) constitutes 16% of pediatric malignancies reported to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Cairo. Since July 1985, we have treated 39 previously untreated pediatric NHL cases younger than 16 years of age (mean, 7.6 years) with a new protocol consisting of alternating cycles: regimen A comprised cyclophosphamide,(More)
PURPOSE To develop a methodology for the use of a commercial detector array in dosimetry audits of rotational radiotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS The methodology was developed as part of the development of a national audit of rotational radiotherapy. Ten cancer centres were asked to create a rotational radiotherapy treatment plan for a three-dimensional(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this work was to determine whether a commercial knowledge-based treatment planning (KBP) module can efficiently produce IMRT and VMAT plans in the pelvic region (prostate & cervical cancer), and to assess sensitivity of plan quality to training data and model parameters. METHODS Initial benchmarking of KBP was performed using prostate(More)
Pediatric non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) constitutes 16 per cent of pediatric malignancies reported to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Cairo. The adopted treatment for these cases was, from 1982 to July 1985, a modified St Jude's regimen consisting of: vincristine, cyclophosphamide, adriamycin, prednisone and intrathecal methotrexate for the first 6(More)
BACKGROUND Rotational IMRT (VMAT and Tomotherapy) has now been implemented in many radiotherapy centres. An audit to verify treatment planning system modelling and treatment delivery has been undertaken to ensure accurate clinical implementation. MATERIAL AND METHODS 34 institutions with 43 treatment delivery systems took part in the audit. A virtual(More)
There is emerging evidence to support the role of microRNAs in allergic airway diseases and inflammation. Genetic variants in microRNA genes might affect microRNA-mediated cell regulation. This preliminary study was designed to investigate the association of the microRNA-196a2 rs11614913 (C/T) polymorphism with susceptibility to asthma and clinical outcomes(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has a complex component induced by several genes that interact together with environmental and hormonal factors. We aimed to investigate the association of miR-196a2 rs11614913 (C/T) and miR-499a rs3746444 (A/G) polymorphisms and their combination with RA susceptibility and disease activity in an Egyptian population, and to(More)