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AIM To evaluate the accuracy of specific biochemical markers for the assessment of hepatic fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. METHODS One hundred and fifty-four patients with chronic HCV infection were included in this study; 124 patients were non-cirrhotic, and 30 were cirrhotic. The following measurements were obtained(More)
Back ground and aim: Metabolic syndrome is a group of interrelated risk factors, accurate clinical diagnosis and treatment is mandatory for detection of population at risk for coronary heart disease and diabetes. Physical exercise protects against the development of cardiovascular disease, partly by lowering plasmatic total cholesterol, LDL and increased(More)
AIM To study the natural history, patterns and clinical characteristics of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) in Egypt. METHODS We designed a case-series study in the gastroenterology centre of the Internal Medicine department of Cairo University, which is a tertiary care referral centre in Egypt. We included all patients in whom the diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The prevention of variceal bleeding is very important. The current guide lines recommend screening of all cirrhotic patients by endoscopy, to identify patients at risk of bleeding in whom prophylactic treatment should be started. Repeated endoscopic examinations are unpleasant for patients, and carry a high cost impact and burden on(More)
BACKGROUND The current guidelines recommend the screening of all cirrhotic patients by endoscopy, but repeated endoscopic examinations are unpleasant for patients and have a high cost impact and burden on endoscopic units. The aim of this study is to evaluate the optimal liver lobe size/albumin ratio and to compare this ratio with spleen size, platelet(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Giardia intestinalis triggers symptoms of functional dyspepsia. The aim of this study was to distinguish genotypes of G. intestinalis isolated from dyspeptic patients to evaluate their correlation with dyspeptic symptoms. METHODS In total, 120 dyspeptic subjects were investigated by upper endoscopy, including gastric and duodenal biopsies(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrasonography is considered useful to distinguish between solid and cystic thyroid nodules and to stratify a nodule's risk of cancer as low, medium, or high. Ultrasound (US) elastography has been applied to study the hardness/elasticity of nodules to differentiate malignant from benign lesions. Elastography possibly can solve the dilemma in(More)
OBJECTIVE Pancreatic carcinoma is one of the leading cancer morbidity and mortality world-wide. Controversy has arisen about whether the percutaneous approach with computed tomography/ultrasonography-guidance fine needle aspiration (US-FNA) or endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is the preferred method to obtain diagnostic tissue.(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) is a distinct vascular abnormality, mainly involving the gastric antrum. It is a rare but well-known cause of occult gastrointestinal bleeding. Various endoscopic treatment modalities have been tried in this condition. The aim of the study is to show the long-term effect of argon plasma(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major worldwide public health problem. Egypt has the highest prevalence of adult HCV infection in the world, averaging 15%-25% in rural communities. Mannan-binding lectin (MBL) is a liver-derived pluripotent serum lectin that plays a role in the innate immune system of the host. It is an acute-phase(More)