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Ethical Challenges of Biobanks and Pathology Research in Egypt

Background: Biobanking today plays a key tool in biomedical research. Establishment and proper running of biobanks in developing countries is confronted with a number of challenges of legal, ethical, and financial nature. Considering that there are no guidelines or regulations to control biobanking in Egypt;  major  ethical  issues  arise  and  are  often  managed  by  research …
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Arterial Stiffness in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Its Correlation with Disease Severity: A Case Control Study

Introduction: Arterial  stiffness  is  an  emerging  field  of  interest  in  atherosclerosis. Patients  with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are predisposed to have premature atherosclerosis. Aims: To compare the arterial stiffness among patients with SLE and non-SLE controls. The study also compared arterial stiffness among SLE patients in relation to disease activity (SLEDAI) and end organ damage…
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It is Time that Health Authorities Promote the Use of the Ozone as a Biological Modulator in the Treatment of the Chronic Oxidative Stress Diseases

Ozone is a very reactive gas and is toxic for the respiratory system but, under precise rules, it can be therapeutically useful  for  human  disease  with  a  chronic  oxidative  stress.  Ozone  is  an  extremely versatile  drug  and  the  therapeutic  range  has  been  precisely  defined  to  exclude  acute  and  chronic toxicity.  It  is  remarkable  that  the …
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Low Dose Aspirin and Omega 3 Fatty Acids in the Pro Resolving Pathway of Cardiovascular Disorders

Newer mechanisms of action of Acetyl Salicylic acid have been discovered in proresolving pathway of various disorders. Omega 3 fatty acids are also involved in the synthesis of resolvins via an aspirin triggered pathway. The  present  review  aims  to  discuss  the  role  of  recently  discovered  aspirin triggered lipoxins, resolvins, protectins, maresins in understanding the pathophysiology…
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Maternal Risk Factors Predisposing to Congenital Heart Disease

Background: Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD) are defined as malformations of the heart and great vessels that develop in utero which may manifest at birth or later in childhood. They can be caused by numerous genetic and environmental factors.  Genetic factors are nonmodifiable.  However, identification  of  modifiable  environmental  risk  factors  is  important  to  develop  population  based…
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Effect of Cymbopogon citratus Stapf (DC) on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus-induced Dyslipidemia: Current Knowledge

Introduction: Diabetic dyslipidemia (DD)  is  a collection  of  quantitative,  qualitative and  kinetic  lipid abnormalities associated with diabetes mellitus that together caused the lipid profile to become more atherogenic.  It  consists  of  elevated  serum  concentration  of  triglyceride-cholesterol  (TG-C),  a  high serum level of small dense low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (sd LDL-C), low level of high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C)…
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Vibrant Soundbridge and Bonebridge: Bilateral Application in a Child with Bilateral Congenital Ear Canal Atresia

A 12-year-old child with bilateral congenital microtia and ear canal atresia was bilaterally implanted with a Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) on the right side and a Bonebridge on the left side. Prior to these surgeries the child was using percutaneous bone conduction devices (BCDs) on a headband for more than 9 years. No complications occurred during…
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Potential of Physical Analgesia in the Complex Rehabilitation of Patients with Stump Pain and Phantom Pain After Lower Limb Amputation (A Double-blind Randomised Controlled Trial of Efficacy of Deep Oscillation, Laser Therapy and Paravertebral Infiltrations)

Introduction: Most of amputees feel residual limb (stump) pain, phantom sensations and phantom pain. Our purpose was to remind the wide public of the impact of rehabilitation (including the modern physical  modalities  Deep  Oscillation – DO  and  Laser  therapy –L Th)  in  the  pain  management  of amputees. According the medical definitions the amputation is ‘’the…
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Physical Activity and Its Relationship with Body Weight in Older Adults

Purpose: To  determine  the  relationship  between  calories  intake,  level  of  physical  activity  and overweight/obesity in adults over 60 years in Celaya, Mexico. Study Design: It was a cross-sectional study. Place and  Duration  of  Study: Population: 754 adults between 60 and 70 years old from Day Care Centers for the elderly from Celaya, Guanajuato, México between…
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Cytology Services Utilisation Pattern in North-Central Nigeria

Introduction: Cytology  is  a  simple,  fast,  low  cost,  minimally  invasive  and  sensitive  technique  for evaluating  cells  sampled  from  lesions  in  the  body. Cytology  also  has  the  peculiar  advantages  of minimal invasiveness, low cost and speed. It is an aspect of pathology service at its fledgling stage in most institutions in sub-Saharan African countries. Aims: This …
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