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The response to recombinant hepatitis B vaccine was assessed in 31 seronegative infants (2-26 months old) with protein calorie malnutrition (PCM), compared with 13 seronegative age- and sex-matched healthy infants. Both groups received three 10 micrograms vaccine doses at 0, 1, and 6 months. At month 8, all healthy infants and 87 per cent (27 out of 31) of(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the metabolic effects of 12-week honey consumption on patients suffering from type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM). This was a randomized crossover clinical trial done in the National Institute for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Cairo, Egypt. Twenty patients of both sexes aged 4-18 years with type 1 DM and HbA1C<10% participated(More)
The present study was conducted on 105 subjects, 70 dentists working or studying at the Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University, and 35 non medical non dental subjects. There were 47 males and 48 females, their ages ranged from 20-50 years. Detailed history and the required information were collected from each subject and were recorded in a(More)
Pediatric stroke is relatively uncommon, with often subtle clinical presentations. Numerous predisposing risk factors can be both inherited and acquired, including cardiac disease, vascular abnormalities, infectious diseases, collagen tissue diseases, inborn errors of metabolism, anticardiolipin antibody, lupus anticoagulant, deficiencies of protein C,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of iron chelating drugs and serum ferritin on the neurocognitive functions of patients with β thalassemia major (β-TM), using psychometric, neurophysiologic and radiologic tests. METHODS Eighty children with β-TM were enrolled into the study and were compared to 40 healthy controls. All participants were evaluated by(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the presence of insulin resistance in obese children with idiopathic epilepsy on valproic acid (VPA) monotherapy in comparison to obese otherwise healthy subjects. Secondary outcome was to explore the relation between adiponectin and insulin resistance among those patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty obese children with(More)
OBJECTIVE The role of P-glycoprotein (Pgp), one of the known multidrug transporters, has been suggested in drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE). The following study aimed to measure the serum level of Pgp as a possible indicator of tissue Pgp overexpression in patients with DRE and to assess the efficacy of verapamil (as a Pgp inhibitor agent) in these patients.(More)