Rafik Ibrahim Barakat

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OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of a single preoperative intravaginal prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2); dinoprostone) suppository on reducing intraoperative blood loss and the need for subsequent blood transfusion at abdominal myomectomy for symptomatic leiomyomas. STUDY DESIGN In a prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled pilot study, 108 women(More)
The occurrence of abnormalities of the kidney, urinary tract and other organ systems was reviewed in 13,775 autopsies. Forty-seven percent of 427 autopsies (60% of those under 18) with congenital abnormality of the kidney and urinary tract were found to have an associated abnormality other organ systems. Abnormalities of the cardiovascular (CV) system were(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of topical lavender-thymol in promoting episiotomy healing. This placebo-controlled, single-blinded, randomised clinical trial involved 60 primiparous women. REEDA score was used to evaluate the outcome of the trial. On the 7th post-partum day, women in Placebo-treated group had worse Redness,(More)
This study comprised of 65 infertile patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The aim was to study causes and different modalities used for the management of subfertile patients with SLE. All patients were diagnosed to have SLE according to the standard criteria of diagnosis. All patients were scheduled to expectant treatment, ovulation induction(More)
The management of pregnant patients with traumatic brain injury is challenging. A multidisciplinary team approach is mandatory, and management should be individualized according to the type and extent of injury, maternal status, gestational age, and fetal status. We report a 27-year-old term primigravida presenting after head injury with Glasgow coma scale(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the expulsion rate of Nova-T380, Multiload 375, and Copper-T380A intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCDs) inserted during cesarean delivery. METHODS A comparative randomized study was conducted between January 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, in three maternity centers in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. All women scheduled for an elective(More)
BACKGROUND Postpartum hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal death, uterine atony accounts for 75-90% of primary postpartum hemorrhage. The efficacy of the Uterine compression suture in the treatment of atonic postpartum hemorrhage is time-tested and can be said to be almost established.The aim of this study was to assess the role of the Mansoura-VV(More)
Our studies have shown normal cyclical patterns of ovarian steroids and pituitary gonadotropines in patients with congenital absence of the uterus. It appears that the life-long abscence of a functioning uterus has no effect on the functional life span of the corpus luterum, but may have some effect in the level of estrogenes in the second half of the cycle.
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to detect the correlation between human papillomavirus (HPV) and spontaneous preterm labor in Egyptian women and its association to the human papilloma viral load and MPP2 gene expression. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed an observational comparative case-control study in Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Mansoura(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the optimum time for misoprostol administration to minimize blood loss during and after elective cesarean delivery. METHODS A randomized clinical trial was conducted at Mansoura University Hospital, Egypt, between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2014. Eligible participants had full-term pregnancies, were scheduled to have a(More)