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   2019| October-December  | Volume 31 | Issue 4  
    Online since August 18, 2020

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Excessive use of electronic gadgets: health effects
Gurmeet Singh Sarla
October-December 2019, 31(4):408-411
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Extracellular vesicles and systemic lupus erythromatosus
Rasha N Omran, Emad M El Shebini, Enas S Zahran, Sabry A Shoeib
October-December 2019, 31(4):389-396
  392 62 -
A review of bone marrow niche cellular spectrum
Sabry A Shoieb, Mohammad A Abdel Hafez, Alaa E Abd El-Hamid, Walaa Hamdy Ezz
October-December 2019, 31(4):397-402
  390 42 -
Current characteristics of chronic hepatitis B in Egypt
Maha M Elsabaawy, Mohammed E Elsherefy, Haitham E Sakr, Dalia Elsabaawy, Helmy Elshazly, Hossam Elezaawy, Gasser I Al Azab, Mahmoud Eltahawy
October-December 2019, 31(4):822-830
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Peripheral blood neutrophils and upregulated surface expression of interleukin-17 and CD177 in patients with bronchial asthma: an association with fungal allergy
Eman E Ahmed, Mohamed K Sabry, Hazem E Abd Elbadie, Nermine A Elnour Melek
October-December 2019, 31(4):934-942
  336 19 -
Noninvasive prediction of hepatitis C-associated hepatocellular carcinoma using circulating apolipoproteins
Hasan El Garem, Gamal Esmat, Rabab Salama, Hanan Fouad, Dina Sabry, Yomna Mostafa, Dalia Omran, Heba Omar
October-December 2019, 31(4):451-457
  313 20 -
Factors affecting readmitted patients with acute exacerbation of bronchiectasis
Fatima Alhamed Alduihi, Abdallah Khoury
October-December 2019, 31(4):779-782
  238 65 -
Investigation of association of biomarkers of iron metabolism and insulin resistance in Egyptian patients with impaired glucose metabolism and type 2 diabetes
Ibrahim N El Ebrashy, Olfat Shaker, Sarah I Abdelgalil, Elham M Yousief
October-December 2019, 31(4):874-883
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The importance of education and training for noninvasive ventilation: suggestions from the literature
Barbagelata Elena, Perazzo Tommaso, Ferraioli Gianluca, Santo Mario, Nicolini Antonello
October-December 2019, 31(4):435-441
  267 21 -
Oxidative stress and risk of polycystic ovarian syndrome in women with epilepsy: implications of malondialdehyde and superoxide dismutase serum levels on female fertility
Nearmeen M Rashad, Waleed M Reda Ashour, Reem M Allam, Yasser S Saraya, George Emad
October-December 2019, 31(4):609-619
  252 18 -
Prevalence, risks, and comorbidity of thyroid dysfunction: a cross-sectional epidemiological study
Nearmeen M Rashad, Ghada M Samir
October-December 2019, 31(4):635-641
  250 16 -
The significance of bariatric surgery in Egyptian patients with metabolic syndrome: a multicenter study
Mohamed A.A Bassiony, Mohamed S Mohamed, Marwan N Elgohary, Abdelrahman M.H Nawar, Emad M Abdelrahman, Ahmed A Elshoura
October-December 2019, 31(4):580-586
  243 23 -
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha and alpha-fetoprotein as biomarkers for diagnosis and follow-up of hepatocellular carcinoma before and after interventional therapy
Amr Elrabat, Shahera Eletreby, Ahmed M Ali Zaid, Mohammed H Eldeen Zaghloul
October-December 2019, 31(4):840-848
  247 18 -
Occult hepatitis C virus infection among Egyptian hemodialysis patients and its potential effect on anemia management
Mostafa Abdelsalam, Mona M Tawfik, Alaa Habib, Ahmed Abdel-Razik, Nahla Anber, Maysaa Zaki, Mohammad S Marie
October-December 2019, 31(4):783-789
  239 23 -
Study of the relationship of thyroid status and frailty in older Egyptian men
Maha H El Din Ibrahim, Mohamed M Alsebaie, Haidy I Elbendary, Elham M Yousief
October-December 2019, 31(4):884-895
  248 14 -
Association of serum visfatin and its mRNA expression levels with cognitive function and idiopathic intracranial hypertension in obese Egyptian women
Nearmeen M Rashad, Hanan M Sabry, Amira A Fouad, Samir A Afifi, Maha A Fathy, Amira M El-Helaly
October-December 2019, 31(4):763-773
  244 17 -
Noninvasive parameters for assessment of esophageal varices
Ehab A.A Elatty, Elsayed I Elshayeb, Mohammed H Badr, Waleed A.E Mousa, Mohammed F El Mansory
October-December 2019, 31(4):536-543
  238 21 -
The relationship between serum level of matrix metalloproteinase-7 and interstitial lung disease in patients with systemic sclerosis
Mervat M Abo Gabal, Noha H Shedid, Elham S Mohamed, Warda Abdelfattah
October-December 2019, 31(4):720-725
  236 19 -
Assessment of gestational diabetes in high-risk women attending Assiut University Women Health Hospital, Egypt
Dina Ali Ahmed, Loobna Farag EL Toony, Ahmed AD El Kader, Alaa Mahmoud Esmail, Wael Ahmed Abass, Hanan El Khated
October-December 2019, 31(4):423-430
  232 21 -
Ultrasonographic abnormalities of wrist and metacarpophalangeal joints in a cohort of Egyptian patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
Noha H Shedid, Eman A Hafez, Safa A Akram, Hossam M Sakr, Elham S Mohamed
October-December 2019, 31(4):951-957
  232 20 -
Serum visfatin level in prediabetics and its relation to left ventricular function
Mohammed Abdel-Hassib, Abdelhaleem A Hassabo, Hossam Elashmawy, Mostafa I.S Mansour
October-December 2019, 31(4):703-714
  231 18 -
Modifiable cardiovascular risk factors in patients with Behçet’s disease: a multicenter experience
Emad El-Shebiny, Amira El-Fakharany, Enas Zahran, Sabry Shoeib, Mohamed Salem, Mohammed Elnaggar, Nibal Morad
October-December 2019, 31(4):726-732
  227 15 -
Role of different direct-acting antiviral drugs on hepatitis C virus-associated mixed cryoglobulinemia in Egyptian patients
Tarek A Elshazly, Amr M Elrabat, Sahar A.M Ali, Muhammed Diasty, Mohamed El-Desoky
October-December 2019, 31(4):458-464
  222 20 -
Insulin-like growth factor 1 and insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 as predictive biomarkers of depression and migraine in obese women
Nearmeen M Rashad, Ahmed F Gomaa, Hanan M Sabry, Amira A Fouad, Shereen M El Shabrawy
October-December 2019, 31(4):658-668
  226 14 -
Association of serum adropin with risk and severity of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Nearmeen M Rashad, Hanan M Sabry, Samir A Afifi, Maha A Fathy
October-December 2019, 31(4):856-867
  221 19 -
Value of serum fibronectin for assessment of liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C virus patients
Ahmed A Ghafar, Elsayed Ghoneem, Ramy H Agwa, Ahmed Akef, Ahmad S.H Hasan, Nahed Abdallah
October-December 2019, 31(4):465-472
  218 21 -
Study of proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory states in myelodysplastic syndrome patients
Alaa E Hassan, Marwa Tahoon, Hanan Bediera
October-December 2019, 31(4):733-740
  223 15 -
Delirium: a common preventable medical disorder in elderly patients
Afaf Hemeda
October-December 2019, 31(4):403-407
  189 48 -
The role of sclerostin in knee osteoarthritis and its relation to disease progression
Amina B Eldin, Elham S Mohamed, Fatma EL Zahraa Hassan
October-December 2019, 31(4):958-964
  217 15 -
Serum and synovial matrix metalloproteinases 1 and 3 in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis: potentially prospective biomarkers of ultrasonographic joint damage and disease activity
Maryam A. Abdelrahman, Hossam M Sakr, Menat A.A Shaaban, Naglaa Afifi
October-December 2019, 31(4):965-971
  215 15 -
Study of serum sclerostin levels and its role in vascular calcification in patients with chronic kidney disease
Ahmed R Elarbagy, Yassein S Yassein, Mahmoud M Emara, Ahmed A Sonbol, Khaled M Zorkaney, Amera A Sharaf El Deen
October-December 2019, 31(4):813-821
  205 18 -
Effects of interleukin-12 gene polymorphism on response to hepatitis B vaccination among hemodialysis Egyptian patients
Sawsan M Abdel-Moniem, Mohammed A Mohammed, Ziyad M Essam El-Deen, Hanan M Mostafa
October-December 2019, 31(4):804-812
  204 18 -
Association of new obesity indices; visceral adiposity index and body adiposity index, with metabolic syndrome parameters in obese patients with or without type 2 diabetes mellitus
Nearmeen M Rashad, George Emad
October-December 2019, 31(4):620-628
  207 13 -
Assessment of serum and urinary levels of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin in correlation with albuminuria in nondiabetic obese patients
Nearmeen M Rashad, Nora M Said, George Emad, Ahmed F Gomaa, Heba M Kadry
October-December 2019, 31(4):642-651
  203 16 -
Gastroduodenal pathology in the light of Helicobacter pylori genotype in Egyptian patients
Eman Azzam, Ezzat Ali, Shwikar Ahmed, Ahmed Talha
October-December 2019, 31(4):550-555
  204 15 -
Association of stroke severity, leukocytosis, and infarction size with early neurological deterioration in acute ischemic stroke
Jehan Saeed, Ghada M Samir, Ahmed F El-Said
October-December 2019, 31(4):774-778
  201 15 -
Efficacy and disposal of drugs after the expiry date
Gurmeet S Sarla
October-December 2019, 31(4):431-434
  195 18 -
Cyclophilin A: a novel biomarker for cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes
Manal M Hussain, Emad A.M. Abdel Hady Mohammed, Alyaa A El-Sherbeny, Amira R Shehata
October-December 2019, 31(4):416-422
  191 20 -
Thyroid dysfunction in obese adults in relation to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
Fatema Abu Bakr Abdel-Moez, Ghada A Mohamed, Wael A Abbas, Mohamed A.A Abozaid, Shymaa Mohammed
October-December 2019, 31(4):629-634
  185 24 -
Achieving euthyroidism in hypothyroid patients using levothyroxine improves depressivity and impaired daily life scores using ThyPRO questionnaire
Tamer M Elsherbiny
October-December 2019, 31(4):689-695
  192 17 -
Serum osteocalcin level in end-stage renal disease patients on maintenance hemodialysis after parathyroidectomy in relation to parathyroid hormone level
Soheir A Ellakany, Doaa I Hashaad, Alyaa F Merghany
October-December 2019, 31(4):795-803
  192 13 -
Prevalence of undiagnosed thyroid dysfunction in correlation with Helicobacter pylori infection: cross-talk between Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Helicobacter pylori
Nearmeen M Rashad, Ahmed F Gomaa
October-December 2019, 31(4):602-608
  189 14 -
Updated ACR Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data Systems in risk stratification of thyroid nodules: 1-year experience at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Al-Qassim
Mohammed Ewid, Mervat Naguib, Ali Alamer, Hala El Saka, Sharifa Alduraibi, Abdullah AlGoblan, Elzaki Ahmed
October-December 2019, 31(4):868-873
  183 20 -
Serum retinol-binding protein 4 and the risk of ischemic stroke in Egyptian patients with hypothyroidism
Nearmeen M Rashad, Hanan M Sabry, Samir A Afifi, Maha A Fathy, Amira M El-Helaly, Haitham E.Mohamed
October-December 2019, 31(4):746-753
  184 16 -
Bile carcinoembryonic cell adhesion molecule 6 as a potential diagnostic tool for malignant biliary stenotic lesions
Mohamed Abd-Elhakim Mahdy, Lobna Abdel Wahid, Alaa S Abd-Elkader, Ramy A Hassan, Hanan M Ahmed
October-December 2019, 31(4):544-549
  183 17 -
Detection of fundic varices obturation by endoscopic ultrasound versus multidetector computed tomography
Amr Elrabat, Salah El-Gamal, Mohammad M Kashwaa, Mohamed M El-Rakhawy
October-December 2019, 31(4):487-494
  181 18 -
Evaluation of the Sabadell noninvasive hepatitis C-related cirrhosis early detection index and right lobe diameter to albumin ratio in the prediction of presence of varices in Egyptian cirrhotic patients
Ghada M Kamal, Amr M Zaghloul, Rania El Aref
October-December 2019, 31(4):442-450
  182 17 -
Effect of iron therapy on red cell indices and hemoglobin subtypes on patients with beta-thalassemia trait who developed iron-deficiency anemia: a tertiary center experience
Sawsan M Moeen, Ahmad F Thabet, Marwa M Thabet
October-December 2019, 31(4):741-745
  182 17 -
Prognostic value of serum autotaxin in liver cirrhosis and prediction of hepatocellular carcinoma
Nagwa Ramadan Ahmed, Ahmed Nabil EL-Mazny, Sarah Ahmed Hassan, Laila Ahmed Rashed
October-December 2019, 31(4):849-855
  181 18 -
Assessment of fibroblast growth factor 23 in relation to peripheral arterial disease in type 2 diabetes mellitus
Mohamed R Halawa, Abeer A Abdalah, Yara M Eid, Merhan S Nasr, Bassem M Mostafa, Nesma H Ahmed
October-December 2019, 31(4):902-907
  181 18 -
Sonographic evaluation of enthesopathy in rheumatoid arthritis patients
Samar Tharwat, Mohammed Kamal Nassar, Asmaa Enein, Muhammad Emran Asad
October-December 2019, 31(4):715-719
  183 15 -
Study of the effect of metformin therapy on thyroid function in type 2 diabetic patients
Fatema A Abdelmoez, Ghada A Mohamed, Dina M.S Eldine
October-December 2019, 31(4):972-978
  173 24 -
Platelet-to-lymphocyte and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratios as noninvasive predictors for renal involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus in health clinics
Mona M Soliman, Yasmine S Makarem, Ahmed A El Wafaa, Marwa K.A Khairallah
October-December 2019, 31(4):927-933
  177 19 -
Sustained virological response 12 versus sustained virological response 24 as evaluation endpoints in chronic hepatitis C virus Egyptian patients treated with sofosbuvir-based regimens
Maha M Elsabaawy, Khalid Gameel, Heba Eldemerdash, Talaat Zakareia, Mahmoud Eltahawy, Marry Albert, Marwa Fekry, Enas Ouda, Helmy Elshazly, Ashraf Eljaky
October-December 2019, 31(4):495-501
  176 20 -
Serum omentin-1 as a predictor of activity in Crohn’s disease
Mohammed A Mohammed, Nesreen M Omar
October-December 2019, 31(4):514-521
  176 19 -
Serum and expression profiles of glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide in correlation with cardiometabolic risk factors among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
Nearmeen M Rashad, Reem M Allam, Amany M Ebaid, Mohammed S Yousef, Maha A Fathy
October-December 2019, 31(4):754-762
  176 18 -
Thyroid dysfunction in Egyptian patients with hepatitis C virus: prevalence and possible triggering
Ahmed Fayed, Ahmed Soliman, Mervat Naguib, Hala M Ali, Hemmat Elhaddad
October-December 2019, 31(4):678-682
  175 16 -
Fecal B-cell-activating factor as a new noninvasive marker in the evaluation of ulcerative colitis Egyptian patients: a comparative cross-sectional study
Hany A Hussein, Rasha S Mohamed
October-December 2019, 31(4):563-572
  174 14 -
Effect of vitamin D replacement on cardiometabolic risk factors and electrophysiological pattern of peripheral neuropathy in vitamin D-insufficient or deficient type 2 diabetic patients
Nearmeen M Rashad, Hanan M Sabry, Ahmed F Gomaa, Amany M Ebaid, Hala G Abomandour, Reem M Allam
October-December 2019, 31(4):669-677
  167 20 -
Serum copeptin as a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker of coronary artery disease among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Nearmeen M Rashad, Tamer M Ezzat, Reem M Allam, Wesam M.R Ashour, Ayman E Ali, Mohamad H Soliman
October-December 2019, 31(4):696-702
  171 16 -
Effect of direct-acting antivirals on elastographic measures in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection
Mohamed M Sakr, Ahmed I El-Agrody, Hesham A Farrag
October-December 2019, 31(4):473-479
  166 20 -
Can hepatitis C virus core antigen replace quantitative RNA in the assessment of a sustained virologic response?
Nevine I Musa, Eslam Safwat, Ramy S Ghait, Heba Aly, Dalia H Abdelhamid
October-December 2019, 31(4):529-535
  169 16 -
Predictors of myocardial injury in patients with cirrhosis presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding
Rehab Shaheen, Tarek Gouda, Monir Bahgat, Tarek Selim, Hazem Hakim El-Beltagy El-Menshawy, Elsayed Awad
October-December 2019, 31(4):508-513
  165 15 -
Thyroid autoimmunity is associated with hypothyroid-like symptoms compared with nonautoimmune benign thyroid diseases using a thyroid-specific questionnaire
Tamer M Elsherbiny
October-December 2019, 31(4):683-688
  161 19 -
Value of right ventricular dimensions’ swings on weaning from mechanical ventilation
Soheir Mostafa Kasem Ahamed, Muhammad Hossam El-Din Hassan Maghrapy, Khaled Mohamed Ali Shehata, Samiaa Hamdy Sadek, Samir El-Hadidy Tawfek
October-December 2019, 31(4):908-916
  164 15 -
The expression level of microRNA-122 in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in correlation with risk and severity of coronary artery disease
Nearmeen M Rashad, Tamer M Ezzat, Reem M Allam, Mohamad H Soliman, Mohammed S Yousef
October-December 2019, 31(4):593-601
  160 17 -
Procalcitonin as a marker of diabetic foot ulcer infection
Nabil A El-Kafrawy, Mohammed A Shaaban, Mohammed A Korany, Ahmed A Sonbol, Moustafa B Ata
October-December 2019, 31(4):652-657
  160 16 -
Trimester-specific thyroid hormone changes in normal pregnant Egyptian women
Shrook Mousa, Shereen S El-Sawy, Maged Abdelraouf, Dina Farouk, Laila Rashed, Aasem Saif
October-December 2019, 31(4):412-415
  152 24 -
Usefulness of serum osteopontin level as a noninvasive parameter of portal hypertension
Ayman M Fouad, Nagwa Ramadan, Iman A.E Shaheen, Mohammed A Ismael
October-December 2019, 31(4):502-507
  160 15 -
Vascular endothelial growth factor in systemic lupus erythematosus in correlations with disease activity and nailfold capillaroscopic changes
Sherin M.H Hamza, Nermeen S. Khalil, Rasha M Hamoda, Marwa A El-Asfahani
October-December 2019, 31(4):943-950
  157 17 -
The role of interleukin-19 in diabetic nephropathy
Khaled A Elhefnawy, Ahmed M Salah, Hanaa H Elsaid
October-December 2019, 31(4):917-921
  151 22 -
Noninvasive assessment of hepatic fibrosis regression in hepatitis C virus-infected patients treated with sofosbuvir-based therapy
Ahmed Al-Khattib, Adham El-Nakeeb, Nevine I Musa, Kerolous B.A. Dous, Heba Aly
October-December 2019, 31(4):556-562
  155 15 -
Urinary cyclophilin A in Egyptian patients with type 2 diabetes and diabetic nephropathy: correlation with urine albumin/creatinine ratio
Aasem Saif, Eman Elsayed, Amr Shaker, Tarek Ramzy, Basma Zaghlol, Shrook Mousa
October-December 2019, 31(4):790-794
  152 17 -
The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori cagA (+ve) among patients with gastric cancer: an Egyptian study
Ahmed N El Mazny, Tarek Hishmat, Ahmed Hussein, Doaa Gaith
October-December 2019, 31(4):522-528
  147 19 -
Association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D and hemoglobin A1c levels in patients with type 2 diabetic kidney disease
Haitham A Azeem, Arafa I Mohammed, Alaa M Hashim
October-December 2019, 31(4):573-579
  146 19 -
Serum osteoprotegerin as an early marker of chronic kidney disease in hypertensive patients
Khaled A Elhefnawy, Ezzat M Mohamed, Athar M Abou Yousef, Abeer A Fikry, Hala M Allam
October-December 2019, 31(4):922-926
  148 17 -
Albumin-corrected serum calcium and serum parathyroid hormone-related polypeptide determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma – a pilot study
Ragai M.F.R Fouda, Rania E Sheir, Nora M Selim, Ahmed A Hammad
October-December 2019, 31(4):896-901
  149 15 -
Value of endoscopic ultrasound in prediction of dysplasia in ulcerative colitis
Amr M Elrabat, Neveen F Ibraheem, Maha M Maher, Fatma A Abozeid, Maha A Abelrahman
October-December 2019, 31(4):480-486
  138 23 -
The incidence of type 2 diabetes in patients with bronchial asthma
Ula M Al-Jarhi, Amira I Mostafa, Alshaimaa R.L.R Alnaggar
October-December 2019, 31(4):587-592
  123 16 -
Frequency of malignant biliary strictures in Upper Egypt: a pilot study
Adnan A Mohamed, Ahmed M Ali, Mahmoud R Shehata, Wael A Elsewify, Salah Maklad
October-December 2019, 31(4):836-839
  121 16 -
Role of endoscopic colonic stent insertion in patients with colonic obstructing malignancy: a single-center study
Mohammad S Marie, Gad M Behairy
October-December 2019, 31(4):831-835
  116 14 -
Early addition of rituximab in the management of myositis associated with systemic lupus erythematosus
Mervat E Behiry, Ahmed Shaker, Kyrillus Shohdy, Fadi Nagy
October-December 2019, 31(4):981-982
  90 16 -
Multiplicity of hereditary thrombophilic factors inherited from both parents results in child catastrophe
Afaf Hemeda
October-December 2019, 31(4):979-980
  81 13 -
Maternal thyroid status and its relation to ferritin and vitamin B12 in Saudi pregnant women
Mahmood D. Al-Mendalawi
October-December 2019, 31(4):983-983
  62 12 -