Muftah Eltumi

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BACKGROUND Crohn's disease of the mouth or perineum is more common in young people, and notably resistant to treatment. However, there is increasing evidence that topical therapy with tacrolimus (FK506) may be effective in skin diseases resistant to cyclosporin because of its high uptake in inflamed skin and subsequent reduction in keratinocyte chemokine(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Small bowel disease in the paediatric population is varied and to date has relied on indirect l modalities such as small bowel follow-through with attendant radiation exposure. Wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) has the potential to provide a safer and more effective means of investigating the paediatric small bowel. The aim of our study(More)
Differential diagnosis of hepatic complications after bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is often difficult. To assess whether serum concentrations of the aminopropeptide of type III procollagen (PIIINP) could facilitate diagnosis, we measured serum PIIINP, corrected for age by conversion to standard deviation scores (SDS), serially after BMT in 27 children.(More)
The aim of this prospective cohort study was to evaluate the impact of gastrostomy tube feeding on the quality of life of carers of children with cerebral palsy (CP). Short-Form 36 version II was used to measure quality of life in carers of 57 Caucasian children with CP (28 females, 29 males; median age 4y 4mo, range 5mo to 17y 3mo) six and 12 months after(More)
We report a longitudinal, prospective, multicentre cohort study designed to measure the outcomes of gastrostomy tube feeding in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Fifty-seven children with CP (28 females, 29 males; median age 4y 4mo, range 5mo to 17y 3mo) were assessed before gastrostomy placement, and at 6 and 12 months afterwards. Three-quarters of the(More)
The clinical recognition of Helicobacter pylori gastritis in children with recurrent abdominal pain is difficult. We assessed the value of a simplified 13C urea breath test (13C-UBT) in a selected group of children with nocturnal waking and disruptive recurrent abdominal pain who fulfilled criteria for endoscopy. Gastric antral biopsies were examined(More)
BACKGROUND Children with severe neurological impairment may have significant oral motor dysfunction and are at increased risk of nutritional deficiencies, poor growth, and aspiration pneumonia. Gastrostomy tube feeding is increasingly being used for nutritional support in these children. AIM To examine the occurrence of respiratory morbidity before and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the adequacy for histological diagnosis and morphometric analysis of small intestinal biopsies obtained by either endoscopic forceps or a capsule technique. METHODOLOGY Small intestinal biopsies from 176 children were reviewed, 92 obtained by endoscopy and 84 by capsule. RESULTS The adequacy for making a histological diagnosis was(More)
A 12-year-old boy in third remission acute lymphoblastic leukaemia was given a mismatched transplant from his mother. He suffered prolonged neutropenia and pyrexia which was only finally diagnosed as toxoplasmosis using molecular biology methods and by his response to appropriate treatment. This was probably transmitted by bone marrow transplant since(More)