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Abdelhamid, M., D. Sabry, D Gharib, and M. Abdel Gawad, "Statin treatment increases the circulating endothelial progenitor cells and improve endothelial function in patients with coronary artery diseases", EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, 35, pp. 1154-1154, 2014.
Bahaa Moustafa Zayed, M. Megdy, and D. Sabry, "SP746ASSESSMENT OF HEPATIC FIBROSIS BY FIBROSCAN IN EGYPTIAN CHRONIC HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS WITH HCV GENOTYPE 4", Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, vol. 30, issue suppl 3, pp. iii624-iii624, 2015.
Eldin, S. A., D. Sabry, M. Abdelgwad, and M. A. Ramadan, "Some health effects of work-related stress among nurses working in critical care units.", Toxicology and industrial health, vol. 37, issue 3, pp. 142-151, 2021. Abstract

Occupational stress is a major health problem among nurses. Critical care nurses appear to experience more stress at work compared to others. Stress is associated with multiple system disorders, hormonal, and immunological disturbances, and genetic effects. The aim of our study was the detection of health effects of work-related stress and to investigate the link between stress and immune response, alterations of hormones, and expression of micro-RNA (miRNA) among critical care nurses. An exposed 80 critical care nurses matched to 80 controls were involved in our study. Full history, psychological assessment using the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ12) and a complete clinical examination were done for both groups. Serum interleukin (IL)-6, IL-10, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free triiodothyronine, and free thyroxine (FT4) were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, micro-RNA26, and 142 extractions. The exposed group had a mean age of 41 ± 10 years old and mean work duration of 22 ± 9.7 years, matched to 80 controls. The exposed group (32.5%) was associated with severe psychological distress (GHQ scores > 20) compared to only 5% among controls. In addition, the exposed group had a significantly higher level of miRNA 26, miRNA 142, TSH, LH, and IL-6 when compared to the control group. However, there a significantly lower level of FT4 among the exposed group compared to the control group, there were no statistically significant differences between the studied participants regarging FT3,FSH and IL-10 levels. Stress is prevalent among critical care nurses and is reflected on their psychological health with an increase in inflammatory cytokines and disturbances in endocrine functions.

Osama, A., D. Sabry, S. M. Hassany, S. S. Abdelmoneim, and A. Sabry, "SIRT-1expression is associated with expression of NANOG in patients with colorectal adenocarcinoma.", Cancer biomarkers : section A of Disease markers, vol. 17, issue 2, pp. 155-163, 2016 Jun 24. Abstract

AIMS: The study aimed to investigate the quantitative expression of NANOG, p38 α , NCF2, ELF and TGF-β genes in patients with colorectal adenocarcinoma, adenoma and normal colonic tissue and their correlation with SIRT-1 protein level expression.

METHOD: This study enrolled one hundred sixty seven patients; group A: 87 patients with colonoscopic findings of no adenoma or adenocarcinoma and group B: 80 patients with colorectal mass. Consecutive colonoscopic examinations were conducted, and tissue samples were taken from the colonic lesions/masses. Total RNA was isolated and mRNA expression level of NANOG, mitogen activated p38α , Neutrophil Cytosol Factor 2 (NCF2), Embryonic Liver Fodrin (ELF) and Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGF-β) genes were quantified by qRT-PCR. Sirt-1 protein expression level was assessed by quantitative western blot.

RESULTS: There were significantly high level of mRNA transcripts expression of the genes studied in patients with adenocarcinoma and adenoma compared with normal tissue (P value < 0.01), NANOG, NCF2, ELF and TGF-β at a cut of > 0.314, > 0.392, 0.349 and 0.333 respectively showed sensitivity (96.5%, 98.8%, 95.3%, 98.8%) and specificity of (95.3%, 92.6%, 89.5%, 93.8%) respectively in diagnosing colonic adenocarcinoma. Sirt-1 protein level was significantly highly expressed in colorectal adenocarcinoma compared to normal and adenoma colonic tissue and positively correlated with NANOG.

CONCLUSION: Over expression of NANOG, p38α , NCF2, ELF and TGF-β genes in both cases of adenocarcinoma and adenoma could have a diagnostic value. SIRT-1 and NANOG are high correlated biological markers for diagnosis and prognosis follow up in patients with adenocarcinoma.

MT, A., El Ibrashy IN, M. DP, R. AM, W. MA, F. HH, A. HH, Sabry DA, Shawky HM, and H. RE., "Signaling mechanisms of a water soluble curcumin derivative in experimental type 1 diabetes with cardiomyopathy.", Diabetol Metab Syndr., vol. 12, issue 5, pp. 13, 2013.
MA1, A., S. D, R. LA, A. WM, el-Ghobary MA, F. MS, F. HA, and Y. YA., "Short-term evaluation of autologous transplantation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in patients with cirrhosis: Egyptian study", Clin Transplant., vol. 27, issue 4, pp. 607-12, 2013. Abstract

Stem cell-based therapy has received attention as a possible alternative to organ transplantation. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of autologous transplantation of bone marrow (BM)-derived stromal cells in post-HCV liver cirrhosis patients.
METHODOLOGY:
10 × 10(6) of isolated human bone marrow (HBM)-stromal cells in 10 mL normal saline were injected in the spleen of 20 patients with end-stage liver cirrhosis guided by the ultrasonography, and then patients were followed up on monthly basis for six months.
RESULTS:
A statistically significant decrease was detected in the total bilirubin, aspartate transaminase (AST), alanine transaminase (ALT) (p-value<0.01), prothrombin time (PT), and international normalized ratio (INR) levels (p-value<0.05), while a statistically significant increase in the albumin and PC (p-value<0.05) after follow-up.
CONCLUSION:
This study suggested the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of the intrasplenic injection of autologous BM stromal cells in improving liver function in Egyptian patients with cirrhosis.
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

Mostafa, T., L. A. Rashed, D. A. Sabry, I. Osman, N. Nabil, F. Kareem, and I. A. Mostafa, "Serum L-carnitine and vitamin D levels may be low among oral sildenafil citrate non-responders.", International journal of impotence research, vol. 31, issue 2, pp. 85-91, 2019 Mar. Abstract

This cross-sectional comparative study aimed to compare serum L-carnitine and 25(OH)D levels between men with ED non-responding for oral sildenafil citrate and healthy volunteers. Overall, 192 men, recruited from two University Hospitals, were allocated into two equal groups of matched age; healthy potent men and men with ED non-responders for oral sildenafil citrate. Oral sildenafil citrate non-responders self-reported inadequate erectile responses after four attempts using 100 mg with the manufacturer's guidelines relative to meals, associated medications, and sexual stimulation/arousal. Exclusion criteria were: diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, beta blockers treatment, morbid obesity, thyroid disorders, post-radical prostatectomy, and hepatic/renal failure. All participants were subjected to; history taking, clinical examination, validated IIEF-5 questionnaire, estimation of serum L-carnitine by calorimetric method and serum 25(OH)D by ELISA method. Compared with potent controls, ED men non-responders for oral sildenafil citrate showed significant decreases in the mean serum L-carnitine level (16.8 ± 3.6 uM/L versus 66.3 ± 11.9 uM/L, P = 0.001), the mean serum 25(OH)D level (21.2 ± 7.1 ng/ml versus 54.6 ± 7.9 ng/mL, P = 0.001) and IIEF-5 score (7.8 ± 2.6 versus 23.9 ± 1.3). Serum L-carnitine showed significant positive correlation with IIEF-5 scores (r = 0.873, P = 001), serum 25(OH)D (r = 0.796, P = 0.001) and significant negative correlation with the age (r = -0.515, P = 0.001). Serum 25(OH)D showed significant positive correlation with IIEF-5 scores (r = 0.855, P = 0.001) and significant negative correlation with the age (r = -0.223, P = 0.005). It is concluded that normal homeostasis of serum L-carnitine and 25(OH)D play a role in male sexual health being significantly decreased in ED non-responding for oral sildenafil citrate.

Mostafa, T., L. A. Rashed, D. A. Sabry, I. Osman, N. Nabil, F. Kareem, and I. A. Mostafa, "Serum L-carnitine and vitamin D levels may be low among oral sildenafil citrate non-responders.", International journal of impotence research, vol. 31, issue 2, pp. 85-91, 2019. Abstract

This cross-sectional comparative study aimed to compare serum L-carnitine and 25(OH)D levels between men with ED non-responding for oral sildenafil citrate and healthy volunteers. Overall, 192 men, recruited from two University Hospitals, were allocated into two equal groups of matched age; healthy potent men and men with ED non-responders for oral sildenafil citrate. Oral sildenafil citrate non-responders self-reported inadequate erectile responses after four attempts using 100 mg with the manufacturer's guidelines relative to meals, associated medications, and sexual stimulation/arousal. Exclusion criteria were: diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, beta blockers treatment, morbid obesity, thyroid disorders, post-radical prostatectomy, and hepatic/renal failure. All participants were subjected to; history taking, clinical examination, validated IIEF-5 questionnaire, estimation of serum L-carnitine by calorimetric method and serum 25(OH)D by ELISA method. Compared with potent controls, ED men non-responders for oral sildenafil citrate showed significant decreases in the mean serum L-carnitine level (16.8 ± 3.6 uM/L versus 66.3 ± 11.9 uM/L, P = 0.001), the mean serum 25(OH)D level (21.2 ± 7.1 ng/ml versus 54.6 ± 7.9 ng/mL, P = 0.001) and IIEF-5 score (7.8 ± 2.6 versus 23.9 ± 1.3). Serum L-carnitine showed significant positive correlation with IIEF-5 scores (r = 0.873, P = 001), serum 25(OH)D (r = 0.796, P = 0.001) and significant negative correlation with the age (r = -0.515, P = 0.001). Serum 25(OH)D showed significant positive correlation with IIEF-5 scores (r = 0.855, P = 0.001) and significant negative correlation with the age (r = -0.223, P = 0.005). It is concluded that normal homeostasis of serum L-carnitine and 25(OH)D play a role in male sexual health being significantly decreased in ED non-responding for oral sildenafil citrate.

Zayed, A. A., R. M. Sobhi, R. M. S. El Aguizy, D. Sabry, and S. B. Mahmoud, "Sequential peeling as a monotherapy for treatment of milder forms of acne vulgaris.", Journal of cosmetic dermatology, vol. 19, issue 6, pp. 1381-1387, 2020. Abstract

BACKGROUND: Glycolic acid (GA) and salicylic acid (SA) peels have been used separately for acne treatment, not as a sequential peel.

AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of sequential peeling with 70% GA and 20% SA as a monotherapy and as an adjuvant to systemic doxycycline in treatment of mild to moderate acne and the effect on serum interleukin (IL) 17 and tissue IL-1α.

PATIENTS/METHODS: Forty-five mild to moderate acne vulgaris patients were randomly assigned into three groups. Group [A] underwent sequential application of 70% GA followed by 20% SA biweekly for three months. Group [B] underwent sequential peeling and doxycycline PO100 mg BD for 1 month followed by 100 OD for 2 months. Group [C] received oral doxycycline. Acne grading, lesion counting, and patient satisfaction were assessed. Serum samples and perilesional skin biopsies were obtained at onset and 2 weeks after finishing the treatment for assessment of serum IL-17 and tissue IL-1α.

RESULTS: All groups showed statistically significant decrease in acne grading and lesion count, increase in patient satisfaction, and decrease in serum IL-17 and tissue IL-1 α after treatment. There was no significant difference between the 3 groups before or after treatment, except regarding patient satisfaction after treatment, which was significantly higher in groups [A] and [B] than group [C] (P = .001).

CONCLUSIONS: This study recommends using sequential GA 70% and SA 20% peels in the treatment of mild or moderate acne vulgaris as a new cost-effective mode, with low-down time and potential safety, in noncompliant patients on medical therapy.

Darweesh, S. K., R. A. Abd Alziz, H. Omar, D. Sabry, and W. Fathy, "Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine gene variants: Impact on susceptibility and survival of hepatocellular carcinoma patients.", Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology, 2018 Nov 13, 2019. Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) is a glycoprotein involved in extracellular matrix remodeling, which regulates cell growth. It could be involved in hepatic fibrogenesis related to chronic inflammations, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) angiogenesis, and tumor progression. We aimed to study the expressions of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the SPARC gene and their impact on susceptibility and survival of HCC patients.

METHODS: We conducted a case-control study on 200 HCC patients and 50 matched healthy controls. All patients were subjected to laboratory investigations, ultrasound, and real-time polymerase chain reaction to detect the genetic polymorphisms (rs3210714, rs11950384, and rs7719521) in the SPARC gene in the blood.

RESULTS: One hundred sixty (80%) patients were men with a mean age of 43 years. The SPARC gene showed a significant higher prevalence of rs3210714 mutation (i.e. AA or AG) and a significant lower prevalence of rs11950384 mutation (i.e. AA or AC) among HCC patients in comparison with controls (83% vs 22%, P ≤ 0.001) and (65.5 vs 86%, P = 0.005), respectively, while rs7719521 mutation did not reach significance. On univariate and multivariate analyses, elder age and having at least one copy of the mutant rs3210714 were associated with a significantly increased risk of HCC (P < 0.001 for both), whereas the presence of at least one copy of the mutant rs11950384 carried a significantly reduced risk of having HCC (P < 0.01). Overall survival did not differ significantly between any of the SPARC gene mutation groups.

CONCLUSIONS: The SPARC gene polymorphisms had a diverse impact on the susceptibility of HCC due to its ability to inhibit or promote tumor progression. SPARC gene polymorphisms were not related to survival of our HCC patients, and probably, this needs further analysis of other SPARC gene nucleotides.

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