Wafaa Hassan

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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether antidrug antibodies and/or drug non-trough levels predict the long-term treatment response in a large cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with adalimumab or etanercept and to identify factors influencing antidrug antibody and drug levels to optimize future treatment decisions. METHODS A total of 331(More)
Pulmonary artery dissection is a serious fatal complication of chronic pulmonary arterial hypertension, always occurring at the site of maximal dilatation of the artery. Diagnosis is made mainly at autopsy as many of these patients experience sudden death when the main pulmonary artery dissects into the pericardium, causing acute cardiac tamponade. To our(More)
Resveratrol has aroused significant scientific interest as it has been claimed that it exhibits a spectrum of health benefits. These include effects as an anti-inflammatory and an antitumour compound. The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare any potential antigrowth effects of resveratrol and two of its derivatives, acetyl-resveratrol and(More)
An active otherwise healthy and middle-aged woman presented with left supraclavicular pulsation, right upper extremity claudication, and mild dysphagia. Evaluation revealed an aberrant right subclavian artery, Kommerell’s diverticulum with aneurysmal degeneration, legamentum arteriosum completing vascular ring, and absent left pulmonary artery with multiple(More)
INTRODUCTION Advanced ovarian cancer is often a fatal disease as chemotherapeutic drugs have limited effectiveness. Better targeted therapy is needed to improve the survival and quality of life for these women. Receptor tyrosine kinases including EGFR, Her-2 and c-Met are associated with a poor prognosis in ovarian cancer. Therefore, the co-activation of(More)
Burn patients develop patho-physiological alterations, which include extensive nitrogen loss, malnutrition, markedly increased metabolic rate and immunologic deficiency. The degree of increase in metabolic rate appears to be directly proportional to the extent of burn injury. As a result of accelerated patients' metabolism the increased requirements for(More)
Forty-three previously untreated Egyptian patients with Hodgkin's disease and thirty-five patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma were studied with several readily available tests of immune function, number of peripheral blood lymphocytes, delayed hypersensitivity to two recall antigens, in vitro blastoid transformation by PHA, the capacity of E-rosette(More)
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