The Diagnostic accuracy of transvaginal ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion weighted image in female patients with endometrial carcinoma
ConclusionConventional MRI, diffusion weighted imaging and contrast enhanced MR images are superior to TVUS in patients with endometrial cancer and ADC values help to differentiate between normal and endometrial cancer which may replace MR contrast enhanced images. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - December 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Synthetic biology-based portable in vitro diagnostic platforms
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2018Source: Alexandria Journal of MedicineAuthor(s): Almando Geraldi, Ernawati Arifin Giri-RachmanAbstractEarly diagnosis of infectious diseases represents powerful means to increase patient survival rate, avoid disease spreading, and decrease healthcare costs. Current Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)- and antibody-based diagnostic methods for detecting pathogens offer rapid analysis with highly accurate and specific results. However, those methods are still hampered by the need of sophisticated infrastructures and highly-skilled technicians, which limit the deployment in devel...
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Study of urinary interferon gamma-induced protein 10 (IP-10) and urinary soluble CD 25 (sCD25) as markers of lupus nephritis and their relation to histological class
This study included 45 lupus patients fulfilling the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) classification criteria: 25 patients with active LN during activity and during follow up (3 months later) as [group A] and 20 patients without any signs of activity [group B]. (20) age and sex matched healthy subjects were enrolled as control group [group C]. Urine samples were collected at baseline and at follow up. Urinary IP-10 and sCD25 were measured by ELISA.ResultsUrinary IP-10 and sCD25 levels were higher in group A compared to groups B and C (P 
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of immunogenical potency of Leishmania major (MRHO/IR/75/ER) antigens prepared by 3 different methods in conjunction with Alum-Naltrexone adjuvant in BALB/c mice
Publication date: Available online 7 December 2018Source: Alexandria Journal of MedicineAuthor(s): Peyman Khezri, Shahram Shahabi, Esmaeil Abasi, Habib Mohammadzadeh HajipirlooAbstractObjectivesTo evaluate the immunization ability of three Leishmania major antigens including formaline killed promastigotes (FKP), autoclaved Leishmania major (ALM) and soluble Leishmania antigen (SLA), they were used to immunize BALB/c mice in association with a mixture of alum and naltrexone (Alum-Nalt) as adjuvant.MethodsEach mouse from any of three groups received FKP, ALM or SLA antigens. Three additional groups were injected with same an...
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - December 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Antibiotic prescribing practices in the presence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) positive organisms in an adult intensive care unit in South Africa – A pilot study
ConclusionClinically it appears as if patients who received appropriate therapy according to the microbiology results showed a better clinical outcome than those with inappropriate therapy. This underlines the importance of appropriate prescribing practices in combination with co-morbid conditions. Invasive ventilatory support can be identified as a clear risk for contracting an infection due to an ESBL producing organism. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - December 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Anthropometric dimensions of hand and foot as predictors of stature: A study of two ethnic groups in Nigeria
This study was aimed at determining stature using the anthropometric measurements of hand and foot dimensions in two ethnic Nigerian populations.MethodologyA descriptive cross-sectional study involving 384 Nigerian students selected using random sampling technique was used. These subjects were male and female volunteers of two ethnic groups’ aged between18 and 30 years. Cochran method for sample size determination was used. All measurements of hand and foot dimensions were recorded to the nearest centimetre using standardized anthropometric measuring equipment and the mean actual and estimated stature obtained.Resu...
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - December 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Relationship between body mass index, waist circumference, waist hip ratio and erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease in a tertiary centre in Nigeria: A case control study
The objective of this study was to look at the relationship of GERD to body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), hip circumference (HC) and waist hip ratio (WHR) among patients with distal oesophageal erosive GERD and controls.MethodsA case control study among patients with dyspepsia that had diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Patients with erosive GERD were grouped into cases while those without GERD were controls. GERD was graded using the Los Angeles classification. BMI, WC, HC and WHR were measured among cases and controls. Obesity was defined as BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 or WC ≥ 88 cm or ≥WH...
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - December 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Analysis and reporting of adverse drug reactions at a tertiary care teaching hospital
ConclusionsThe results provided an insight to the HCPs on the importance of monitoring and reporting of ADRs. High-quality data gathered through a reporting system, most of the reported ADRs were probably preventable; the proper review of patient history and monitoring by HCPs can reduce the incidence of ADR. Our study results emphasize a need for establishing a pharmacovigilance centre to ensure the safe use of drugs. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - November 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Predictors of conversion from prediabetic state to type 2 diabetes mellitus in Jordan
Publication date: Available online 28 November 2018Source: Alexandria Journal of MedicineAuthor(s): Amjad Al-shdaifat, Anwar Al-Kassar, Khawla Al-dajah (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Diagnostic performance of GeneXpert and Ziehl-Neelson microscopy in the detection of tuberculosis in Benue State, Nigeria
This study was designed to compare the diagnostic performance of GeneXpert and Ziehl-Neelson (ZN) microscopy test using culture as the reference.MethodsCross-sectional study was conducted in a tertiary hospital to compare the performance of GeneXpert and ZN test among HIV and non-HIV patients. Sputum samples were collected from 261 suspected TB patients and analyzed in the laboratory using GeneXpert, ZN test and culture. Statistical analysis included calculation of sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value. χ2 was used to compare the outcome of diagnostic test and demographic variables. p-value 
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Toxoplasma gondii: Prolonged in-vitro maintenance of virulent tachyzoites in fluid media at low temperatures
ConclusionThis method allows economic long-lasting maintenance of tachyzoites for 16th dpi in RBMI that can be reactivated by reinoculation in mice. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - November 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: December 2018Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine, Volume 54, Issue 4Author(s): (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - November 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Gene expression and six single nucleotide polymorphisms of interleukin-6 in rheumatoid arthritis: A case-control study in Iraqi patients
ConclusionGene expression of IL6 was down-regulated in RA patients, especially CRP-negative patients. Moreover, four SNPs of such cytokine may have a role in RA risk. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Assessment of knowledge, attitude and behavior towards antibiotic use in primary health care patients in Fayoum Governorate, Egypt
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2018Source: Alexandria Journal of MedicineAuthor(s): Naglaa A. El Sherbiny, Eman H. Ibrahim, Mohamed Masoud (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - August 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Practicing breast self-examination among women attending primary health care in Kuwait” [Alexandria J. Med. 49 (2013) 281–286]
Publication date: September 2018Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine, Volume 54, Issue 3Author(s): Saadoun F. Alazmi, Ali Alkhabbaz, Hadeel A. Almutawa, Ali E. Ismaiel, Gamal Makboul, Medhat K. El-Shazly (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: September 2018Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine, Volume 54, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Gender difference of knowledge and attitude of primary health care staff towards domestic violence” [Alexandria J. Med. 47 (2011) 337–341]
Publication date: September 2018Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine, Volume 54, Issue 3Author(s): Saadoun F. Alazmi, Deema M. Alotaibi, Aminah A. Atwan, Mohammed Ibrahim Kamel, Medhat K. El-Shazly (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Role of magnetic resonance imaging in loco-regional evaluation of cancer rectum, pre and post neoadjuvant therapy
ConclusionPre-operative MRI in cancer rectum is irreplaceable to assess initial staging and post-neoadjuvant therapy response thus improving surgical results. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - August 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Chronic kidney disease in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients: Comparison of KDIGO and KDOQI guidelines
Publication date: Available online 1 August 2018Source: Alexandria Journal of MedicineAuthor(s): Richard K.D. Ephraim, Richard Mantey, Stephen Atombo, Samuel A. Sakyi, Linda A. Fondjo, Worlanyo Tashie, Hope Agbodzakey, Felix A. Botchway, Bright AmankwaaAbstractBackgroundChronic kidney disease (CKD), has become a public health concern as it has been reported to cause adverse outcomes such as kidney failure and premature death. This cross sectional study compared the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) and Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) guidelines in assessing the prevalence of CKD in Type 2...
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - August 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Interplay of adipokines in the pathogenesis of essential hypertension: A comparative cross-sectional in Ghana
Publication date: Available online 31 July 2018Source: Alexandria Journal of MedicineAuthor(s): Osei Asibey, Francis Agyemang Yeboah, W.K.B.A. Owiredu, Emmanuel Acheampong, Enoch Odame Anto, Isaac K. OwusuAbstractBackgroundThe renin-angiotensin-system (RAS), endothelial dysfunction and sympathetic nervous system are mechanistic risk factors of hypertension. The study sought to elucidate the interplay of adipokines in the pathogenesis of essential hypertension.MethodologyThis comparative cross-sectional study recruited 200 confirmed hypertensive patients from the KATH and 50 age-matched normotensives. Participants’ bl...
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Definitive salvage chemotherapy for the treatment of refractory/relapsed non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a single center experience
In this study, we are trying to define the best salvage chemotherapy regimen with low toxicity and better quality of life for patients by comparing outcome of 2 salvage chemotherapy regimens GDP & DHAP.Patients and methods100 patients diagnosed as relapsed or refractory NHL were randomly assigned to receive either Gemcitabine, Dexamethasone and Cisplatin (GDP) or Dexamethasone, Cytarabine and Cysplatin (DHAP) for 4 to 6 cycles. Primary endpoints of the study were overall survival and progression free survival. Secondary endpoints were response to treatment, toxicity profile of each regimen, and quality of life assessme...
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

An unusual case of peritonitis following a caesarean delivery
We present an unusual case of peritonitis of unknown origin following a caesarean delivery. Emergency surgery was performed. On exploration there was a large amount of clear fluid which was removed. No signs of iatrogenic injury or any abnormality was detected. Fluid cultures of fluid drained from the abdomen did not grow any organisms. The working diagnosis was reactive peritonitis. Post exploratory laparotomy sepsis developed which was managed conservatively. The patient was discharged after full recovery. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Exercise as a treatment modality for depression: A narrative review
The objective of the article was to review the beneficial effects of exercise in depression. An electronic search of literature from inception till 06/2017 highlighting the effects of exercise on depression and the possible mechanistic pathways involved was conducted using PubMed/Medline, Google scholar and Scopus and relevant articles were utilized for this review. The results of this review confirmed the beneficial role of exercise in depression as evidenced by the improvement in the outcomes and the various psychobiological parameters measured. Thus exercise can be considered as a treatment option for the management of ...
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Prevalence of depression and anxiety among college students living in a disaster-prone region
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: Alexandria Journal of MedicineAuthor(s): Marthoenis, Inong Meutia, Liza Fathiariani, Hizir SofyanAbstractThe present study examined the prevalence rate of depression and anxiety among college students living in a disaster-prone area of Aceh, Indonesia. College students enrolled in two public Universities in Banda Aceh were randomly selected to participate in the self-administered standardized questionnaires for depression and anxiety. The prevalence rates of depression and anxiety were 18.8% and 27.4%, respectively. Depression was associated with gender and BMI while a...
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Identification of colorblindness among selected primary school children in Hararghe Region, Eastern Ethiopia
ConclusionResults from this study show similar prevalence rate with previously reported study in Ethiopia for Harari ethnic group but lower prevalence rates for Somali and Oromo ethnic groups. Early detection of colorblindness is important for children to select their future profession and take necessary precautions in their everyday activities. Families and other concerned bodies should also take the case of children with colorblindness into consideration while dealing with them. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Attitudes towards menopause and depression, body image of women during menopause
ConclusionsWomen with an optimistic attitude towards menopause tend to have a more positive body image and their depression level is lower. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Physiological variables and molecular study of KLK2 and KLK3 among patient with benign prostatic hyperplasia
This study includes 60 patients with prostatic hyperplasia with an average age of 64 years old and 30 samples as a control with same age group. The study obtained that there was significant association (P ≤ 0.05) between PSA (KLK3) and prostatic hyperplasia. Result also mentions that there was significant decrease in testosterone level and significant increase in dihydrotestosterone level. The present study for KLK2 and KLK3 genes showed molecular variation in both genes, varied between polymorphism and allele polymorphism. PCR amplification of specific primers of KLK2 gene showed polymorphisms ranged bet...
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Socio-demographic and clinical factors predicting time to presentation for children with pneumonia in Ilorin, Nigeria
ConclusionInfancy and families with few children are socio-demographic features that are likely to determine early-to-intermediate presentation of children with pneumonia while high respiratory rates and bronchopneumonia are disease related factors that predict early presentation. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Ultrastructural alterations of renal tissue in a male patient with Fabry’s disease
ConclusionThe ultra-structure of the kidney clearly showed the intra-cytoplasmic glycosphingolipid accumulation in renal cells, responsible for progressive decline in renal function which could lead to kidney failure. The final diagnosis of Fabry’s disease was confirmed. In the present case-study, electron microscopy proved to be a valuable diagnostic aid. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Rolling up the pieces of a puzzle: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the prevalence of toxoplasmosis in Iran
Publication date: Available online 23 June 2017Source: Alexandria Journal of MedicineAuthor(s): Masoud Foroutan, Sahar Dalvand, Ahmad Daryani, Ehsan Ahmadpour, Hamidreza Majidiani, Shahram Khademvatan, Esmaeil AbbasiAbstractToxoplasmosis is a neglected parasitic disease with global distribution in warm-blooded vertebrates and high prevalence among different human societies. We contrived a systematic review and meta-analysis on the prevalence of toxoplasmosis in Iran. Following the general methodology recommended for systematic reviews and meta-analysis, four English and three Persian electronic databases were explored up t...
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of selective peripheral neurotomies in the treatment of refractory lower limb spasticity in adults
ConclusionsSelective peripheral neurotomies could effectively improve muscle tone, muscle power, functional performance & range of motion in patients with refractory focal and multifocal spasticity in the lower limbs. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Job Stress and Burnout Syndrome among Critical Care Healthcare Workers
ConclusionCritical care HCWs had high BOS. The study concluded that reducing intragroup conflict, improving skills utilization, and raising job satisfaction are crucial to reduce BOS among critical care HCWs. More attention and psychological support is recommended to critical care HCWs. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Hepatitis-C Virus Infection and Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids among Nurses and Paramedical Personnel at the Alexandria University Hospitals, Egypt
ConclusionPrevalence of HCV infection among HCWs is similar to that among general population in the country. Nurses and housekeepers are frequently exposed to BBF. Adherence to infection control measures according to the National Guidelines is crucial to reduce HCV transmission. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

64 MS-CTU: Review of techniques and spectrum of the ureteric diseases
ConclusionCTU is very sensitive tool of imaging and could be confidently considered the one-stop shop imaging tool for accurate diagnosis of the different ureteric lesions. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Otosclerosis and complications of stapedectomy: CT and MRI correlation
Publication date: Available online 10 August 2017Source: Alexandria Journal of MedicineAuthor(s): Heba Ibrahim Ali, Nivan Hany Khater (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Association between alcohol intake and subjective cognitive complaints in southwest Nigeria: a cross-sectional observational study
Publication date: Available online 14 August 2017Source: Alexandria Journal of MedicineAuthor(s): Awoyemi Abayomi Awofala, Olusegun Emmanuel OgundeleAbstractBackgroundAlcohol, a widely abused drug, is a general CNS depressant that is involved in an impaired neurological functioning in a dose-dependent manner and purportedly, in the development of adverse cognitive functions in humans.ObjectiveTo assess crosss-sectionally whether alcohol consumption is associated with the risk of subjective cognitive complaints (SCCs).Material and MethodsA cross-sectional study of 1299 participants with diverse age groups, ethnicity and soc...
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Forensic dissection of lip print as an investigative tool in a mixed Egyptian population
Conclusion: The lip print pattern can differ due to gender and geographical origin in Egyptian subjects. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Perceptions of caretakers with different socioeconomic status about the harmful outcomes of fever in under-five children in Dodoma region, central Tanzania: A cross-sectional study
ConclusionMany caretakers are concerned about the occurrence of harmful effects of fever for their under-five children. Study findings suggest that promoting enrolment in secondary education or above and participation in the labour market particularly in non-farm activities of women would be valuable to the health of under-five children in central Tanzania. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Endoscopy audit over 10 years in a community hospital in Egypt
ConclusionContinuous audit over 10 years can enhance endoscopy performance, improve the quality of endoscopic procedures and lead to better outcomes. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Serum cobalamin and red cell folate levels of anti-psychotic treatment and treatment naïve psychiatic patients in a tertiary hospital in Nigeria
ConclusionAll patients had Serum cobalamin levels within the reference interval, the same can be said of the RBC folate levels of the greater percentage (95.5%) of psychiatric patients on psychotropic drugs. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Association of IL-23R gene single nucleotide polymorphism; rs 11209026 with incidence and severity of ankylosing spondylitis in a cohort of Egyptian patients
Conclusions:In Egyptians, IL-23R single nucleotide polymorphism (rs11209026) appears to be associated with ankylosing spondylitis occurrence not severity, while higher levels of IL-23 might be associated with disease severity. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Role of magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of the popliteus musclotendinous injuries as a part of the posterolateral corner injuries of the knee
ConclusionMRI imaging is crucial in the evaluation of the different sites and patterns of injuries of the popliteus musclotendinous complex when suspecting PLC injury. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of metformin on Sirtuin-1 disorders associated with diabetes in male rats
ConclusionLowered SIRT1 in diabetes was improved by the administration of Metformin. Consequently, the pathophysiological disorders associated with T2DM were improved. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Additive manufacturing applications in medical cases: A literature based review
ConclusionPaper deals with the literature review of the Medical application of Additive Manufacturing and its future. Medical models which are customised and sourced from data of an individual patient, which vary from patient to patient can well be modified and printed. Medical AM involves resources of human from the field of reverse engineering, medicine and biomaterial, design and manufacturing of bones, implants, etc. Additive Manufacturing can help solve medical problems with extensive benefit to humanity. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Hepatitis E virus isolated from chronic hepatitis B patients in Malaysia: Sequences analysis and genetic diversity suggest zoonotic origin
Conclusion: Comparative analysis of the human HEV ORF-2 nucleotide sequence suggest zoonotic origin. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Utility of diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) in assessment of liver fibrosis
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2017Source: Alexandria Journal of MedicineAuthor(s): Doaa M. Emara, Marwa M. Reda, Doaa A. ElwazzanAbstractObjectives: hepatic fibrosis occurs due to chronic liver injury. Early fibrosis can be reversed by treatment with specific antifibrotic therapy in addition to removal of the cause if possible, that is why, identification of the early liver fibrosis is important. MRI DWI is a non-invasive non-contrast imaging technique which help in diagnosis of different stages of hepatic fibrosis. Aim of the work: was to study the predictive value of diffusion weighted MRI for assessing li...
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Adjustment disorder after botulinum toxin injection in an adolescent palatal myoclonus case: The importance of informed consent in the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders in children and adolescents
Publication date: Available online 12 October 2017Source: Alexandria Journal of MedicineAuthor(s): Yusuf Öztürk, Zehra Topal, Nuran Demir, Ali Evren Tufan (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Factors affecting seeking health-related information through the internet among patients in Kuwait
ConclusionIt is important to close the gap in health literacy and increase the use of health information technology to support patient self-management. The creation of an eHealth-literate population should be a priority in Kuwaiti public health policy. (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Traditional practices and childhood cryptosporidiosis in Nigeria: A review
Publication date: Available online 16 October 2017Source: Alexandria Journal of MedicineAuthor(s): Adekunle B. Ayinmode, Oluwasola O. ObebeAbstractCryptosporidium infection is known worldwide as an important aetiology of chronic diarrhoea that can become fatal in children (below 5 years of age) and immunocompromised individuals. This review was aimed at identifying some traditional practices that may be risk factors for childhood diseases like cryptosporidiosis in a country like Nigeria with different tribes and cultures. Information gathered from literature search and informal sources identified some indigenous pract...
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Parathormone (PTH) is strongly related to left ventricular mass index (LVMI) in hypertensives, obese, and normal control
Publication date: Available online 31 October 2017Source: Alexandria Journal of MedicineAuthor(s): Samir Naim Assaad, Aliaa Ali El-Aghoury, Eman M. El-Sharkawy, Tamer Mohamed Elsherbiny, Ahmed Abdelhameed Osman (Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine)
Source: Alexandria Journal of Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research