Rania Ismail Magdy

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BACKGROUND Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the main cause of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) in infants and young children. This study aimed to identify risk factors for intensive care unit (ICU) admission, prolonged length of stay (PLOS), and mortality in patients hospitalized with SARI caused by RSV. METHODS This prospective cohort study(More)
Hydroxycarbamide (hydroxyurea or HU) has been shown to increase fetal hemoglobin (HbF) in patients with β-thalassemia intermedia (TI). The reported effects of HU in increasing the total hemoglobin (Hb) have been inconsistent. Studies of long-term therapy with HU in pediatric TI are rather uncommon. A retrospective observational study was carried out to(More)
Respiratory tract infection is a major cause of hospitalization in children. Although most such infections are viral in origin, it is difficult to differentiate bacterial and viral infections, as the clinical symptoms are similar. Multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods allow testing for multiple pathogens simultaneously and are, therefore,(More)
INTRODUCTION Severe acute lower respiratory infections (SARIs) are one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in young children, especially in developing countries. The present study focused on detection of risk factors for prolonged hospital stays among children with viral SARIs. METHODOLOGY A sentinel surveillance study was conducted at Cairo(More)
BACKGROUND Microsomal epoxide hydrolase enzyme (mEPHX) is involved in xenobiotics detoxification. Two variants of mEPHX, Tyr113His and His139Arg, have been described. Both may lead to acquired aplastic anemia (AA). OBJECTIVES Assessing mEPHX genetic polymorphisms and detecting their impact on susceptibility and prognosis in Egyptian AA patients. (More)
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