Nearmeen M. Rashad

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BACKGROUND Migraine is a common chronic neurological disorder with still largely unknown pathogenesis. We aimed to explore the possible role of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) gene polymorphisms as risk factors of migraine, and whether they influence the TNF-α level. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred patients with migraine and 200 controls were(More)
Obesity, insulin resistance, and hyperandrogenism are considered crucial parameters of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) which might be related to vitamin D metabolism. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between polymorphisms (TaqI and ApaI) in the vitamin D receptor gene (VDR) and PCOS among Egyptian women. We aimed also to elucidate(More)
These abstracts are copied directly fromthe online submission system and edited for uniformity of format. Authors are invited and given at least a fortnight to notify the sub-editor of amendments. Background Ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) is used to identify white coat hypertension (WCH). Some individuals however have mean daytime BP >135/85 mmHg on ABPM(More)
Recently, several reports addressed the associations of adiponectin (ADIPOQ) gene polymorphisms with abnormal adiponectin serum levels, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and diabetic nephropathy (DN); however, results are inconsistent. This study aimed to investigate the possible association of ADIPOQ gene polymorphisms with T2DM and/or DN and whether they(More)
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