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Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most frequent cause of motor handicap among children. The present door to door (every door) study was conducted in El-Kharga District-New Valley to estimate the epidemiology of CP among children. Each child was subjected to complete medical and neurological examination to detect cases with CP. These diseased children were(More)
OBJECTIVES Vertigo can be a manifestation of underlying vertebrobasilar stroke in older adults. The study objectives were to investigate the correlation, sensitivity, and specificity of the auditory brainstem response (ABR), electronystagmorgraphy (ENG), and transcranial Doppler (TCD) collectively to distinguish between vertigo due to vertebrobasilar(More)
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most frequent cause of motor handicap. The present door-to-door survey was conducted in Al-Quseir City, Egypt, to investigate the epidemiology of CP. All inhabitants were screened by three neurologists. Medical and neurological examinations were performed for all residents and suspected cases of CP were confirmed by meticulous(More)
BACKGROUND With aging, there is a parallel increase in the prevalence of dementia worldwide. The aim of this work is to determine the prevalence of dementia among the population of Al Kharga District, New Valley, Egypt. METHODS Screening of all subjects aged ≥50 years (n = 8,173 out of 62,583 inhabitants) was done through a door-to-door survey by 3(More)
BACKGROUND Despite advances in treating epilepsy, uncontrolled epilepsy continues to be a major clinical problem. Therefore, this work aimed to study the epidemiology of uncontrolled epilepsy in Al-Kharga District, New Valley. METHODS This study was carried out in 3 stages via door-to-door screening of the total population (62,583 persons). All suspected(More)
To investigate the effect of estrogen deficiency on cognitive function in surgically menopausal women, a prospective study was conducted at the University Hospital in Assiut, Egypt, during the period of July 1997 to August 1999. The study included 35 women subjected to total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for nonmalignant causes.(More)
Epidemiology of neurological disorders is still lacking in Egypt. The door-to-door method is the most suitable one to screen neurological disorders in our country. Over a 4-year period (June 1, 2005 to May 31, 2009), screening and examination had been carried out to ascertain the incidence and prevalence rate of epilepsy, stroke, cerebral palsy and Bell's(More)
A door-to-door survey, including every household, was conducted for all inhabitants of Al Quseir City (33,283), Red Sea Governorate, Egypt by three specialists of neurology as well as nine senior staff members of neurology and 15 female social workers to assess the epidemiology of major neurological disorders. Over six phases, from July 1, 2009 to January(More)
UNLABELLED Epilepsy is one of the serious neurological disorders which results in profound morbidity and mortality. Although epilepsy has no geographical boundaries, understanding cultural, social, and economic backgrounds is a very important step for interpretation of its epidemiological characteristics. This work aims to study the epidemiological profile(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke is a medical emergency. Nonfatal stroke may cause permanent neurologic damage, complications, and disability. The aim of this study was to determine the epidemiology of nonfatal stroke in Al-Kharga District, New Valley, Egypt. METHODS The total population (62,583) was screened via a door-to-door study by three neurology specialists and(More)