Salma Z El Houchi

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BACKGROUND The emergency department (ED) is an essential component of the medical service offered in any hospital. Yet, the published information about patients' profile and utilization of emergency services in both developing and developed countries is scarce. AIM This study aimed to characterize the presentation and outcome of patients visiting the ED(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Bilirubin/albumin ratio (B/A) may provide a better estimate of free bilirubin than total serum bilirubin (TSB), thus improving identification of newborns at risk for bilirubin encephalopathy. The objective of the study was to identify thresholds and compare specificities of TSB and B/A in detecting patients with acute and(More)
BACKGROUND Due to an increased frequency of vasculitis in FMF patients, many investigators have studied MEFV mutations in patients with HSP. The aim of the study is to investigate the frequency and clinical significance of MEFV mutations in Egyptian children with Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP). Investigating MEFV mutations in controls may help in estimating(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the performance and accuracy of the JM-103 transcutaneous bilirubinometer and Bilistick System in measuring total serum bilirubin for the early identification of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. STUDY DESIGN The study was performed on 126 consecutive term and near-term (⩾36 weeks' gestational age) jaundiced newborns in Cairo University(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the ability of the bilirubin-induced neurologic dysfunction (BIND) score to predict residual neurologic and auditory disability and to document the relationship of BIND score to total serum bilirubin (TSB) concentration. STUDY DESIGN The BIND score (assessing mental status, muscle tone, and cry patterns) was obtained serially at 6-(More)
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