Professor - Professor of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis

Faculty of medicine

Address: Nagee Elhakem, Elmaragh, Sohag, Egypt.


Role of bacteriological investigation of endotracheal aspirate in diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia
Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common complication of ventilatory support for patients with acute respiratory failure, currently related to high mortality rate. Therefore, this complication of mechanical ventilation requires a prompt diagnosis and adequate antibiotic treatment. The study aimed to investigate the role of endotracheal aspirate (ETA) surveillance cultures in identifying the aetiology of VAP earlier. The study was ... Read more

2016 | Keywords medical thoracoscopy, , mesothelioma,
Safety and Complications of Medical Thoracoscopy
Objectives. To highlight the possible complications of medical thoracoscopy (MT) and how to avoid them. Methods. A retrospective and prospective analysis of 127 patients undergoing MT in Nagoya Medical Center (NMC) and Toyota Kosei Hospital. Te data about complications was obtained from the patients, notes on the computer system, and radiographs. Results. Te median age was 71.0 (range, 33.0–92.0) years ... Read more

2013 | Keywords Flour mill workers, Flour dust,
Effects of exposure to flour dust on respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function of mill workers
BACKGROUND: Exposure to flour dust is associated with development of respiratory symptoms and varying degree of reduction in lung function. These depend on work environment and duration of exposure. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the effect of Exposure to flour dust on respiratory symptoms and lung function of flour mill workers in Sohag Gavernorate and to ... Read more

Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
BACKGROUND: Apart from right ventricular (RV) dysfunction, patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) also exhibit left ventricular (LV) impairment, which may affect disease progression and prognosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate LV performance in IPF patients using color Doppler echocardiography (ECHO). METHODS: Fifty patients with IPF (mean age 57.8±6.3yrs) and 50 matched control subjects (57.1±5.9 yrs) were ... Read more

Evaluation of Retrobulbar Arterial Blood Flow Changes in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by Color Doppler Ultrasonography
_BACKGROUND:_Although the main pathological changes have been defined in the pulmonary vascular bed in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), we postulated that the retrobulbar hemodynamics might also be changed in those patients. _AIM OF THE WORK_:_AIM OF THE WORK_: to evaluate the retrobulbar arterial blood flow changes in COPD patients by color Doppler ultrasonography._Methods:_ Fifteen stage I COPD, 16 stage ... Read more

2011 | Keywords Antimicrobial susceptibility, ,
Epidemiology, and Antimicrobial susceptibility of Ventilator associated  pneumonia  in Upper Egypt
PURPOSE: To identify the causative bacteria, antibiotic sensitivity and antibiotic resistance in patients with ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) in Upper Egypt METHODS: A multicentre prospective study was performed in Assiut, El-Minia and Sohag universities. Sampling was done for all patients including, sputum and /or tracheal aspirate for gram stain and culture, and serum sample for serology. The validated sputum as ... Read more

Thoracoscopy offers great advantages when compared with open surgery in terms of postoperative pain and pulmonary complications. Thoracoscopy is safe and feasible with minimal morbidity. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the indications, surgical procedures, complications, and failure rates of VATS in the diagnosis and treatment of intrathoracic diseases. MATERIAL AND METHOD: One hundred seventy consecutive patients, 112 ... Read more

2011 | Keywords photodynamic ther, lung cancer,
Follow-up using fluorescence bronchoscopy for the patients with photodynamic therapy treated early  lung cancer
Purpose : To evaluate the accuracy of fluorescence bronchoscopy by precise histological analysis of the photodynamic therapy (PDT) treated lesions. Methods : A retrospective study was conducted on thirteen patients (16 lesions) with centrally located early lung cancer (CLELC) had been undergone photodynamic therapy and had been followed up by fluorescence bronchoscopy. Fluorescence bronchoscopy was performed between 1 and 60 ... Read more

2011 | Keywords Tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tu,
Patterns of and Risk factors for drug resistance of mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from pulmonary tuberculosis patients
BACKGROUND: Drug-resistant mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates are a major public health concern worldwide. Multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a threat to tuberculosis control programmes. OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to evaluate the drug resistance patterns of mycobacterium tuberculosis and To assess risk factors for drug-resistant TB (including multidrug-resistance (MDR-TB). METHODS: The drug resistance patterns of 80 mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from pulmonary ... Read more

2010 | Keywords Household contact, pulmonary t,
Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Household Contacts of Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis
BACKGROUND: Detection of latent tuberculosis infection is a cost-effective procedure in patients at high risk of developing tuberculosis later and who could benefit from preventive treatment. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk of latent TB infection (LTBI) among household contacts of newly diagnosed patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in our locality. POPULATION AND METHODS: 256 household contact to 73 consecutive patients with ... Read more