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Nasser, A. H., A. M. Gendy, M. F. El-Yamany, and D. M. El-Tanbouly, "Upregulation of neuronal progranulin mediates the antinociceptive effect of trimetazidine in paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy: Role of ERK1/2 signaling", Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology , vol. 448, pp. 116096, 2022.
Ragab, Y., E. Durante, B. Giovanni, L. Gialli, P. Mariscal, L. Gabrielli, M. Lapomarda, M. Shahwan, S. El-Haggan, and M. Aboulnaga, "Urban Farming as an Innovative Tool for Generative and Sustainable Cities: The Case of Galliera City in Bologna, Italy", Sustainable Energy Development and Innovation: Springer, 2022.
Aboulnaga, M., and H. Fouad, "Urban Green Coverage: Importance of Green Roofs and Urban Farming Policies in Enhancing Liveability in Buildings and Cities—Global and Regional Outlook", The Importance of Greenery in Sustainable Buildings, Switzerland , Springer, 2022. AbstractBook Cover

Green urban coverage (green roofs, green walls and urban farming) has been extensively used in many countries around the world to offset the heat-related problems in cities resulting from severe climate change events. Rapid urbanization and population increase contribute to increasing urban heat island effect (UHIE) and climate change in megacities. Hence, utilizing urban green coverage can assist in reducing CO2 emissions and enhance air pollution in megacities. This chapter presents a review study on the policies and laws regulating the design and implementation of green roofs internationally and regionally. The chapter also highlights and discusses policies’ types enacted for implementing green roofs in Europe, North America, South America and Asia as well as Australasia and MENA region. Examples of green roofs, green walls and urban farming are presented and discussed.

Galhom, R. A., H. E. Korayem, M. A. Ibrahim, A. A. - E. Tammam, M. M. Khalifa, E. K. Rashwan, and M. H. Al Badawi, "Urine-Derived Stem Cells Versus Their Lysate in Ameliorating Erectile Dysfunction in a Rat Model of Type 2 Diabetes.", Frontiers in physiology, vol. 13, pp. 854949, 2022. Abstract

Diabetic erectile dysfunction (DED) is a significant consequence of diabetes mellitus, and it is a multifactorial phenomenon that has no definitive treatment until now. Many therapeutic options provide symptomatic improvement rather than addressing the underlying etiology or restoring normal function. Stem cell (SC) therapy represents a potential hope in DED management. It is well established that the regenerative effect of stem cells can be attained by their paracrine action and their ability to differentiate into many cell lineages, including endothelial and smooth muscle cells. Hence, we tried to compare the effects of transplantation of urine-derived stem cells (USCs) or their lysate (USC-L) into the corpora cavernosa (CCs) of rats with DED. A total of 55 adult male Wistar rats were included in this study. USCs were obtained from ten healthy rats. Another ten rats did not subject to any intervention and served as a control (group I). Type 2 DM and DED were induced in the remaining 35 rats, but DED was tested and proved in only 24 rats, which were randomly divided into three groups ( = 8 in each). The DED group (group II) and either USCs (2 × 10 cells) or their lysate (200 μl) were transplanted into the CCs of each rat in the other two groups (groups III and IV), respectively. Although the DED rats exhibited deterioration in all copulatory functions as compared to the control group, our histopathological, immunohistochemical, and morphometric results revealed that both USCs and USC-L have significantly restored the cavernous spaces, the ultrastructures of the endothelium that line the cavernous spaces, collagen/smooth muscle ratio, and the mean area percentage of α-SMA in the CCs as compared to DED rats. A respectable number of USCs was detected in the CCs of group III at the 4th week after transplantation, but this number significantly declined by the 8th week. Both USCs and USC-L can repair the structure and ultrastructure of CCs and improve the copulatory functions in the DED rat model. However, USC-L could be better used in DED to guard against the strange behavior of USCs after transplantation and their decreased survivability with time.

Salman, M. A., A. Salman, U. S. Mohamed, A. M. Hussein, M. A. Ameen, H. S. E. Omar, A. Elewa, A. Hamdy, A. A. - K. Elias, M. Tourky, et al., "Ursodeoxycholic acid for the prevention of gall stones after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: a prospective controlled study.", Surgical endoscopy, 2022. Abstract

BACKGROUND: Obesity is a risk factor for cholelithiasis. Besides, rapid weight loss after bariatric surgery upsurges the rate of cholelithiasis and acute cholecystitis. This study aimed to compare gallstone development frequency after LSG under ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) prophylaxis.

METHODS: This prospective controlled study included 332 patients scheduled for LSG randomized to receive 500 mg UDCA daily for 12 months (UDCA Group) or no treatment (Control Group). Ultrasonography was done 6 and 12 months after surgery to detect gallstones. Cholecystectomy was done for complicated cases of cholelithiasis.

RESULTS: Seventy-one patients were lost to follow-up, and 3 developed severe adverse effects of UDCA and excluded. Data are presented for 130 patients in the UDCA group and 128 in the Control group. Collectively, 11 patients (8.5%) of the UDCA group and 41 (32.0%) of the Control group developed gall stones during the first postoperative year (p < 0.001). Cholecystectomy was indicated in 3 patients (2.3%) of the UDCA group and 9 (7.0%) of the Control group (p = 0.072). On multivariate analysis, higher BMI, dyslipidemia, and lacking UDCA prophylaxis were the independent factors significantly associated with stone development. Also, stone development was associated with higher weight loss after 6 and 12 months.

CONCLUSION: UDCA 500 mg once daily for 12 months after LSG is effective in reducing gallstone formation at 1 year. UDCA administration reduced the frequency of cholecystectomies from 7 to 2.3%. High BMI and dyslipidemia are the independent preoperative factors significantly associated with stone development.

Taheri, Y., C. Quispe, J. ´us Herrera-Bravo, J. Sharifi-Rad, and S. M. Ezzat, "Urtica dioica-Derived Phytochemicals for Pharmacological and Therapeutic Applications", Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2022, pp. 1-30, 2022.
Shaker, A., A. Hasanin, M. Nagy, M. Mostafa, A. Z. Fouad, H. Mohamed, A. S. Abdallah, and M. Elsayad, "The Use of Lactate-Capillary Refill Time Product as Novel Index for Tissue Perfusion in Patients with Abdominal Sepsis: A Prospective Observational Study.", International journal of general medicine, vol. 15, pp. 7443-7448, 2022.
Amr Abulhamd Sayed Othma, H. E. E. Gomaa, M. G. ElAnany, E. M. A. Rahman, E. M. Hassan, A. A. M. Elbaky, M. M. S. Soliman, and E. Awadallah, "Use of multiplex PCR in diagnosis of childhood acute viral diarrhoea caused by rotavirus, norovirus, astrovirus and adenovirus in Upper Egypt", Egyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics, vol. 23, issue 1, pp. 1-9, 2022.
Alanwary, S., R. Bakir, R. ElHawary, and M. Hashim, "The use of neutrophil CD64 and monocyte HLA-DR sepsis index in the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis", Egyptian Pediatric Association Gazette, vol. 70, issue 29, 2022.
Ibrahim, Y. S. E. - D., M. M. Mohamed, N. Y. Helmy, M. Y. Mohammad, A. F. Shedid, and A. S. Wahdan, "Use of Point-of-care upper airway ultrasound during preanesthetic airway assessment to predict difficult intubation in adult patients with obesity", Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management, vol. 27, pp. 100257, 2022.
AbdelAleem, B. H., and A. A. A. Hassan, "Use of rubberized engineered cementitious composite in strengthening flexural concrete beams", Engineering Structures, vol. 262, 2022.
Amin, S. K., N. M. F. Ashmawy, and M. F. Abadir, "The use of tannery waste in the preparation of clay roof tiles", Construction and Building Materials, vol. 325, pp. 126393, 2022.
Fikry, M., M. Abbas, A. Sayed, A. Nouh, A. Ibrahim, and A. S. Mansour, "Using a novel graphene/carbon nanotubes composite for enhancement of the supercapacitor electrode capacitance", Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, vol. 33, issue 7, pp. 3914-3924, 2022.
Salminen, J., S. - G. Jung, A. M. S. Kamel, J. M. Santos, and B. J. Jansen, "Using artificially generated pictures in customer-facing systems: an evaluation study with data-driven personas", Behaviour and Information Technology, vol. 41, no. 5: Taylor and Francis Ltd., pp. 905-921, 2022. AbstractWebsite

We conduct two studies to evaluate the suitability of artificially generated facial pictures for use in a customer-facing system using data-driven personas. STUDY 1 investigates the quality of a sample of 1,000 artificially generated facial pictures. Obtaining 6,812 crowd judgments, we find that 90% of the images are rated medium quality or better. STUDY 2 examines the application of artificially generated facial pictures in data-driven personas using an experimental setting where the high-quality pictures are implemented in persona profiles. Based on 496 participants using 4 persona treatments (2 × 2 research design), findings of Bayesian analysis show that using the artificial pictures in persona profiles did not decrease the scores for Authenticity, Clarity, Empathy, and Willingness to Use of the data-driven personas. © 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Salminen, J., S. - G. Jung, A. M. S. Kamel, J. M. Santos, and B. J. Jansen, "Using artificially generated pictures in customer-facing systems: an evaluation study with data-driven personas", Behaviour & Information Technology, vol. 41, no. 5: Taylor & Francis, pp. 905–921, 2022. Abstract
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NOSHY, W., R. R. A. Hassan, and N. M., "Using biopolymers to strengthen the historical printed paper: mechanical and optical characters", Pigment & Resin Technology,, vol. Vol. 51 pp. 212-226., issue No. 2,, pp. pp. 212-226., 2022.
Taha, A., B. Cosgrave, and S. Mckeever, "Using Feature Selection with Machine Learning for Generation of Insurance Insights", Applied Sciences, MDPI, vol. 12, issue 6, pp. 1-16, 2022. 1.pdf
Mokhtar, A., W. El-Ssawy, H. He, N. Al-Ansari, S. S. Sammen, Y. Gyasi-Agyei, and M. Abuarab, "Using Machine Learning Models to Predict Hydroponically Grown Lettuce Yield", Frontiers in Plant Science, vol. 13, 2022. using_machine_learning_models_to_predict_hydroponically_grown_lettuce_yield.pdf
Mokhtar, A., W. El-Ssawy, H. He, N. Al-Anasari, S. S. Sammen, Y. Gyasi-Agyei, and M. Abuarab, "Using Machine Learning Models to Predict Hydroponically Grown Lettuce Yield", Frontiers in Plant Science, vol. 13, pp. 1-10, 2022.
Amer, E., A. Mohammed, and et.al, "Using Machine Learning to Identify Android Malware Relying on API calling sequences and Permissions", Journal of Computing and Communication, vol. 1, issue 1, pp. 38-47, 2022.
El-Beltagi, H. S., A. T. Mansour, and K. M. A. RAMADAN, "The Using of Nanoparticles of Microalgae in Remediation of Toxic Dye from IndustrialWastewater: Kinetic and Isotherm Studies", Marerials, vol. 15, issue 3922., 2022.
Wimpenny, K., F. Nascimbeni, S. Affouneh, A. Almakari, I. M. Jariego, and A. Eldeib, "Using open education practices across the Mediterranean for intercultural curriculum development in higher education", Teaching in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2019.1696298, vol. 27, issue 1, pp. 54–69, 2022.
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