American Journal of Internal Medicine

Special Issue

Different Medical Research From Middle East

  • Submission Deadline: Mar. 29, 2016
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: ABEER IBRAHIM
About This Special Issue
The medical researches have a great revolution over the last decades. The development of hundreds of subspecialist and their underlying sub-subspecialties lead to uncountable articles in different fields of medicine. Regional variation of the authors has been neglected in this type of publications. The middle east is a unique area of this world. It has different pattern of illness, epidemiology, and presentation of different disease. The social background of middle east made the approach to the illness and research is different among the researchers in the medical field. The presentation of medical researches of different medical specialties including general Medicine, gastroenterology, hepatology, and diabetes will help to focus on the medical problems in our middle eastern and Arabic communities. It will also include researches from liver transplantation field too. It is highly specialized field need to be in separate entity, though the ethical and regional background of our communities made it different from the same specialties in western countries.

Aims and Scope:

1. Evaluate the ability of different researches from different subspecialties to reflect the disease pattern difference in Middle East.
2. Present the different medical capacity of this medical group to share same scope towards their communities.
3. It will highlight the areas of strength, weakness in our researches, and its reflection to the community demands.
Lead Guest Editor
  • ABEER IBRAHIM

    Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, Internal Medicine Department, Alexandria, Egypt

Guest Editors
  • Yasmine Altawijri

    King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Urlike Laudon

    King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Hussein Elseisi

    King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Ali Albenmousa

    Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department, Prince Sultan Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Abdulrhman Alrobayan

    Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department, Prince Sultan Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Nasser Almasrri

    Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department, Prince Sultan Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Amani Elbanna

    Internal Medicine department, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

  • Hoda Elaggan

    Internal Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

  • Azza Ismael

    Internal Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

  • Rania Abdelreheem

    Internal Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

  • Abeer Ibrahim

    Internal Medicine department, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

Published Articles
  • Study of the Role of Nicotinamide Phosphoribosyl Transferase/Visfatin in Egyptian Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematous and Lupus Nephritis

    Eman. H. El Sayed , Mohamed S. Brakat , Wael M. Diab , Mona H. Abd Elmaged , Manal. Y. Tayel , Ragaa. A. Ramadan

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2016
    Pages: 18-23
    Received: Jan. 26, 2016
    Accepted: Jan. 27, 2016
    Published: Feb. 29, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajim.s.2016040201.14
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    Abstract: Introduction: Lupus nephritis (LN) is common and carries a high burden of morbidity in SLE patients. The adipokine ‘‘visfatin’’is highly expressed in visceral fat, exerts several pro inflammatory functions and was demonstrated as a marker of endothelial dysfunction (ED) in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Aim of the work: to evaluate the state of seru... Show More
  • Serum Chemerin Level: Does It Have a Role in Progression of Diabetic Nephropathy

    Iman E. El-Gohary , Azza Abedl-Karim , Doaa I. Hashad

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2016
    Pages: 13-17
    Received: Oct. 24, 2015
    Accepted: Oct. 26, 2015
    Published: Nov. 30, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajim.s.2016040201.13
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    Abstract: Background: Diabetic nephropathy has become the leading cause of end-stage renal failure in Europe, the United States and Japan (25-44%). Chemerin is a chemoattractant expressed in white adipose, liver and lung tissues. Chemerin is shown to be associated with inflammation which is involved in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy. The aim of the... Show More
  • Study of Serum Osteoprotegerin Level in Uremic Patients and Its Relation to Renal Bone Disease

    Mohamed Magdy , Mona Mostafa , Heba Elshair , Hesham Elghoneimy

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2016
    Pages: 5-12
    Received: Sep. 11, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 13, 2015
    Published: Oct. 25, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajim.s.2016040201.12
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    Abstract: Introduction: Bone disease associated with renal failure is termed renal osteodystrophy and is quite heterogeneous. Microscopic examination of a bone biopsy specimen is still considered the gold standard for diagnosis. Nevertheless, recent studies suggest that serum markers of bone formation and resorption may be of additional help in assessing bon... Show More
  • The Value of Neutrophil Lymphocyte Ratio in Predicting the Degree of Insulin Resistance and β Cell Dysfunction in Type 2 Diabetic Patients

    Eman Youssef Moursy , Azza Abd El-Kareem Ismael , Reham Fadl Hassan Mouftah , Eglal Saad Ghanem El-Tahan

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2016
    Pages: 1-4
    Received: Aug. 24, 2015
    Accepted: Aug. 25, 2015
    Published: Oct. 25, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajim.s.2016040201.11
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    Abstract: Objective:Insulin resistance and progressive pancreatic β-cell failure are key factors in the development of type 2 diabetes.The aim of the present study was to define the relationship between Neutrophil Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) and the degree of insulin resistance and β cell dysfunction in Type 2Diabetus Mellitus.Methods: This study was carried out ... Show More