Mohsen A El-Said

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OBJECTIVE To provide information about home care practices for newborns in rural Egypt, in order to improve neonatal home care through preventive measures and prompt recognition of danger signs. METHOD Survey of newborn home care practices during the first week of life in 217 households in three rural Egyptian Governorates. RESULTS Many practices met(More)
The effect of sub-MICs of azithromycin, clarithromycin and roxithromycin, as compared to erythromycin, on the production of coagulase, beta-hemolysin, lecithinase and deoxyribonuclease by Staphylococcus aureus was studied. All new macrolides completely inhibited coagulase and beta-hemolysin production and partially inhibited lecithinase and(More)
Sclerosing peritonitis, more commonly called abdominal cocoon, is a rare intra-peritoneal disease that is characterized by complete or partial encapsulation of the small intestine by a thick collagenous membrane. This disease mostly presents in the form of small bowel obstruction, however in our case the patient presented with intra-cocoon bleeding(More)
The effectiveness of six commercially available mouthwashes against common buccal organisms was studied. The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) for two of the studied mouthwashes (Corsodyl and Oraldene) against buccal organisms were determined in Todd Hewitt medium with or without 5% serum. The concentration of the active substance in these two(More)
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