Yasser Ahmed Zeitoun

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BACKGROUND Ghrelin is an appetite and weight physiologic controller. The question is whether there is a relation between ghrelin and protein-energy malnutrition (PEM). Our aim was to assess serum ghrelin in these patients and its relation to different patient variables. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted on 30 PEM infants (12 marasmic=Ia, 10(More)
Aim of Work: To evaluate the role of erythrocyte CR1 and L-selectin in the pathogenesis of SLE and try to find out any correlation between them with some clinical and laboratory associated data. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients diagnosed as SLE according to ACR criteria with mean age 23.6 ± 6.9 in addition to 10 apparently healthy normal (age & sex(More)
Background: Several lines of evidence demonstrate excessive endothelial activation in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) and soluble thrombomodulin (sTM) are two biomarkers of endothelial cell activation that may be clinically useful in SLE. Objective: to examine the clinical utility of two proposed biomarkers of endothelial(More)
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