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  1. Acinetobacter baumannii is recognized as a major threat that causes healthcare-associated infections and causes a huge challenge to the health system worldwide. This research study was designed to detect the type...

    Authors: Ahmed Badri Abed, Safiye Elif Korcan and Serdar Güngör
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2023 47:15
  2. Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) has proven to improve the physical and psychosocial function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, the gains achieved during pulmonary rehabilita...

    Authors: Demelum Uche-Okoye, Michael Nnaemeka Ajemba, Bendall Amy, Ebube Chinwe Arene, Chinemerem Henry Ugo, Ngozi Perpetua Eze, Ikenna Kelechi Anyadike, Uju Maryanne Onuorah and Chijioke Michael Chiwenite
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2023 47:13
  3. Antimicrobial resistance is a global problem and involve pathogens which have the potential to move between food producing animals and humans by direct exposure or through the food chain or the environment. Th...

    Authors: Mecky Matee, Stephen E. Mshana, Majigo Mtebe, Erick Vitus Komba, Nyambura Moremi, Julius Lutamwa, Otrida Kapona, Musa Sekamatte and Leonard E. G. Mboera
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2023 47:12
  4. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has been leading to dramatic health, social and economic problems around the world. It was necessary to introduce worldwide vaccination...

    Authors: Stefan Gustavsen, Mette Maria Nordling and Arkadiusz Weglewski
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2023 47:5
  5. Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic fungal infection that is potentially fatal, and the most prevalent of its kind in Latin America. The predisposition to infection appears to be related to abnormalities in c...

    Authors: Sebastián Hoyos, Cristián Camilo Agudelo, Diana Mercedes Lozano and Luis Eduardo Buitrago
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:286
  6. The poly-d, l-lactic acid absorbable plate does not contain poly l-lactic acid, which is the main factor in foreign body reactions; therefore, with use of this plate, a foreign body reaction is unlikely. In fact,...

    Authors: Fumikazu Tamura, Kaoru Sasaki, Junya Oshima, Hironao Hanihara, Risa Myojo, Yoichiro Shibuya, Masahiro Sasaki, Yukiko Aihara and Mitsuru Sekido
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:284
  7. Mucopolysaccharidoses IVA is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disease resulting in skeletal and cartilage dysplasia. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a good therapeutic option for MPS IV. Her...

    Authors: Faravareh Khordadpoor Deilamani and Mohammad Taghi Akbari
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:283
  8. Stuttering is a fluency disorder typically characterized by part-word repetitions, voiced or voiceless sound prolongations, and broken words. Evidence suggests that 1% of the world population stutters. Compell...

    Authors: Charles Sylvester, Rajesh Kundapur and Santosh Maruthy
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:282
  9. In Nigeria, effective case management and evaluation of pulmonary tuberculosis treatment outcomes are an integral part of controlling the spread of infectious diseases. The study reviewed the treatment outcome...

    Authors: Mohammed Bashar Danlami, Aliyu Basiru, Yahaya Tajjudeen, Abbas Yusuf Bazata, Bashar Haruna Gulumbe and Musa Mohammed
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:281
  10. The use of Khat (Catha edulis) causes health, psychological, and socioeconomic burdens, and many scientific studies have been conducted on this abused plant. A careful review using bibliometric methods is require...

    Authors: Siddig Ibrahim Abdelwahab and Manal Mohamed Elhassan Taha Mohamed
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:279
  11. There have been suggestions that hematologic abnormalities in COVID-19 are linked with the progression and severity of diseases and mortality. Lymphopenia, sepsis, and thrombocytopenia were highly reported in ...

    Authors: Olufemi S. Amoo, Ngozi Onyia, Tochukwu I. Onuigbo, Stephanie U. Vitalis, Olabisi F. Davies-Bolorunduro, Joy I. Oraegbu, Esther T. Adeniji, Josephine C. Obi, Olusola N. Abodunrin, Amaka S. Ikemefuna, Richard A. Adegbola, Rosemary A. Audu and Babatunde L. Salako
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:275
  12. Wandering spleen is a rare condition, which is characterized by augmented mobility of the spleen, due to congenital or acquired causes. It is more frequent in multiparous women, but only a few cases are report...

    Authors: Lorenzo Crepaz, Alberto Di Leo, Giuseppe Borzellino, Paola Pomini and Michele Genna
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:273
  13. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and breast cancer (BC) are closely related and need more clarification. In clinical practice, the early diagnosis of BC is the most crucial issue. The current study aimed to investiga...

    Authors: Walaa S. Mahmoud, Osama M. Azmy, Mohammed Abu-Elghait, Mohammed Mohammed Mohammed Gomaa, Ibrahim El Tantawy El Sayed, Doaa Y. Hammad, Mahmoud M. Kamel, Eslam M. Abdelqader and Walaa Yousef
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:272
  14. In Africa, data on viral suppression among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive children and adolescents on antiretroviral (ART) are scarce. This study aimed to determine determinants of HIV viral load ...

    Authors: Ruth Daniel Mchomvu, Ally Kassim Hussein and Mecky Matee
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:271
  15. Several reports of unheeded complications secondary to the current mass international rollout of SARS-COV-2 vaccines, one of which is myocarditis occurring with the FDA fully approved vaccine, Pfizer, and others.

    Authors: Antoine AbdelMassih, Hala Agha, Sonia El-Saiedi, Amal El-Sisi, Meryam El Shershaby, Hanya Gaber, Habiba-Allah Ismail, Nadine El-Husseiny, Abeer Reda Amin, Aly ElBoraie, Aya Ayad, Esraa Menshawey, Fady Sefein, Ibrahim Ihab Osman, Mai Moursi, Maram Hanafy…
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:267
  16. We present the clinical, MRI and CT findings in a case of a new mitochondrial genome mutation (tRNA arginine gene), characterized by brain calcifications which are indicative of Kearns–Sayre syndrome (KSS). So...

    Authors: Paolo La Montanara, Annamaria Albergo, Roberto Castellana, Concetta Fiorentini, Caterina Romano, Annalisa Rossiello, Moritz Steinruecke and Giuseppe Vella
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:265
  17. Left ventricular (LV) apical aneurysm associated with aortic valve stenosis (AS) is very rare. We herein report two cases of this entity.

    Authors: Yuichi Koga, Keiji Kamohara, Eijiro Nogami, Kouta Shimauchi, Yuki Takeuchi, Motonori Uchino, Hiroyuki Morokuma, Shugo Koga and Junji Yunoki
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:264
  18. Highly active antiretroviral drug therapy (HAART) remains the only officially available option for the management of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection at designated medical institutions in Nigeria. ...

    Authors: Success E. A. Ademuyiwa, Ibrahim Olabayode Saliu, Busuyi Kolade Akinola, Afolabi Clement Akinmoladun, Mary Tolulope Olaleye, Adewole I. Ademuyiwa and Afolabi Akintunde Akindahunsi
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:263
  19. Schizophrenia, a chronic mental disorder, has been recognized as one of the heritable diseases with an increased level of dopamine neurotransmitter. Monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) plays a vital role in the catabol...

    Authors: Maral Mardani Moghanaki, Zahra Noormohammadi, Iman Salahshourifar and Niloufar Mahdavi Hazaveh
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:262
  20. Vaccine acceptance varies across countries, generations, and the perceived personality of individuals. Investigating the knowledge, beliefs, and acceptability of COVID-19 vaccines among individuals is vital to...

    Authors: Abdullah Alkattan, Nashwa Radwan, Nagla Mahmoud, Ahmed Alkhalifah, Ammar Alshamlan, Abdullah Alkamis, Amal Alfaifi, Wedad Alanazi, Amjad Alfaleh, Alhan Haji and Khaled Alabdulkareem
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:260
  21. To protect the global population from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory β-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a number of vaccines are currently being used in three dosages (i.e., al...

    Authors: Rashed Noor
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:255
  22. The unbalanced gut microbiota, poorly ingested enriched fiber foods, leaky gut is connected to the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The leaky gut translocates uremic toxins to the systemic circulat...

    Authors: Bataa M. El-Kafoury, Nermine K. Saleh, M. K. Shawky, Nayra Mehanna, Elsayed Ghonamy and Dalia A. Saad
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:252
  23. Multiple myeloma (MM) is characterized by infiltration of neoplastic plasma cells in the bone marrow. Although many novel agents have been developed in the last decade, MM remains a non-curable disease. The as...

    Authors: Esma Evrim Dogan, Aysenur Arslan, Naciye Demirel, Demet Aydin, Ilknur Mansuroglu, Suheyla Atak, Fatma Keklik Karadag, Rafet Eren and Guray Saydam
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:242
  24. Several studies have investigated sleep disorders in the general population. However, a few studies were conducted among the working population and none among the Egyptian workers. We aimed to assess the preva...

    Authors: Ehab Salah Eshak
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:240
  25. The production of a good quality chest radiograph depends on the selection of appropriate kilovoltage and current–time product while keeping the radiation dose to patients as low as possible. This study assess...

    Authors: Emmanuel O. Esien-umo, Ndubuisi O. Chiaghanam, Akwa E. Erim, Michael Effa and Nneoyi O. Egbe
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:229
  26. Distinguishing between a pituitary adenoma and a pituicytoma can be challenging. Hormonal changes in pituicytomas are uncommon, and the tumor's mass effect has triggered most symptoms. There were only two repo...

    Authors: Magdelene Amoateng, Eiman Ibrahim, Yasir Ahmad, Anoush Calikyan and Ilja Hulinsky
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:218
  27. The increase in the demand for synthetic drugs due to the surge in the cases of drug-resistant infectious organisms has led to the search for new medicines in plants. Some plants have phytochemicals that can serv...

    Authors: O. M. Oyawoye, T. M. Olotu, S. C. Nzekwe, J. A. Idowu, T. A. Abdullahi, S. O. Babatunde, I. A. Ridwan, Gaber E. Batiha, Nike Idowu, Mohammed Alorabi and Hani Faidah
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:214
  28. The development of barotrauma in COVID-19 patients who were ventilated and admitted to the intensive treatment unit seemed to have been a problematic issue in the COVID era. This study aimed to explore the pos...

    Authors: Roopak Dubey, Kamal Kumar Sen and Aparajita Mishra
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:212
  29. Abnormal thyroid hormone levels have been reported in type 2, but the relationship between thyroid hormone levels and glycaemic indices: fasting plasma glucose (FPG), C-peptide (C-pep) and glycated haemoglobin...

    Authors: Idongesit Kokoabasi Isong, Christopher E. J. Udiong and Uwem Okon Akpan
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:211
  30. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between cardiac troponin I and T (cTnI, cTnT) and creatine kinase (CK)-MB during the acute phase of Kawasaki disease (KD) and the development of coronary artery in...

    Authors: Mahdieh Mousavi Torshizi, Seyed-Reza Raeeskarami, Fatemeh Tahghighi, Elaheh Malakan-Rad, Mohammad-Hassan Moradinejad, Yahya Aghighi and Vahid Ziaee
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:203
  31. Alcohol intake, particularly to cope up with stress and depression experienced by commercial drivers during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, is alarming as a rise in sales has been reported in certain countr...

    Authors: Great Iruoghene Edo and Laurine Chikodiri Nwosu
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:197
  32. On the staggering emergence of the Omicron variant, numerous questions arose about the evolution of virulence and transmissibility in microbes.

    Authors: Antoine AbdelMassih, Abrar Sedky, Ahmed Shalaby, AlAmira-Fawzia Shalaby, Alia Yasser, Aya Mohyeldin, Basma Amin, Basma Saleheen, Dina Osman, Elaria Samuel, Emmy Abdelfatah, Eveen Albustami, Farida ElGhamry, Habiba Khaled, Hana Amr, Hanya Gaber…
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:194
  33. A variety of accessible data, including those of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on the human p53 gene, are made widely available on a global scale. Owing to this, our investigation aimed to deal with t...

    Authors: Saruar Alam, Mohammad Sayem, Martiniano Bello, Sadia Islam Mou, Nairita Ahsan Faruqui, Faruk Hossain and Md. Kamrul Hasan
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:191
  34. Early detection of delirium through systematic screening is essential to mitigate and prevent possible consequences. The 4 'A's Test (4AT) is a new tool that can be used for delirium detection easily and witho...

    Authors: Olga Muser, Kevin Seiler, Stefanie Bachnick, Beatrice Gehri, Franziska Zúñiga and Wolfgang Hasemann
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:179
  35. Bryonia alba extract is a well-known drug which is being utilized as phytomedicines and homoeopathic preparations since more than two centuries. This medicine is frequently used in clinical practice for flu-like ...

    Authors: Pritam Goswami, Debasmita Chatterjee, Sayak Ghosh, Krishnendu Paira and Satadal Das
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:169
  36. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a silent disease with increasing prevalence. High levels of serum uric acid (SUA) have been associated with cardiometabolic diseases, yet the possible association be...

    Authors: Mariana F. Leite, Ariele B. Haagsma, Paulo-André B. Machado-Júnior, Grasiele L. Martins, Márcia Olandoski and Cristina P. Baena
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:168
  37. Nutritional care in patients with a severe head injury is of utmost importance, as nutritional deficiency can affect the outcomes in these patients. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility, and...

    Authors: Dharmesh Balsarkar, Hussain Shaikh, Sachin Suryawanshi, Munaafroz Shaikh, Ajay Alva and Ravi Warat
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:161
  38. Immunocompromised individuals are expected to be more prone to severe diseases and, subsequently, death. Genetic disorders and polymorphisms in genes involved in the immune system, such as human leukocyte anti...

    Authors: Narges Ansari, Mina Jahangiri, Kimia Shirbandi, Mina Ebrahimi and Fakher Rahim
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:158
  39. COVID-19 is a pandemic that ravaged the world in manners that were never seen in the recent past, and one of the measures to stem the tide of this ravaging pandemic is a stay-at-home order referred to as lockd...

    Authors: Patrick Ayi Ewah, Adetoyeje Y Oyeyemi, Adewale L Oyeyemi, Saturday N Oghumu, Peter Agba Awhen, Mary Ogaga and Lucy Inyang Edet
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:155
  40. Necrotizing fasciitis is an aggressive infection of the soft tissues and subcutaneous fascia. The involvement of the head and neck region is very rare but carries significant mortality. Negative pressure wound...

    Authors: Kasim S. Kasim Aljanabi, Talib almaqbali and Arfath Mustafa
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:154
  41. Recurrent malaria infection is a major phenomenon in a hightransmission zone with deplorable health and socioeconomic consequences on individuals and the public. However, the association between parasitaemia, ...

    Authors: Abdulkareem Olarewaju Babamale, Adam Olaitan Abdulkareem, Oyewole Jamiu Yinka, Kolawole Folasade, Babawale Oluwapelumi Olatundun, Onitayo Faith Ayodipo, Mohammad Mosleh Uddin and Uade Samuel Ugbomoiko
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:147
  42. The changing epidemiological profile of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertain clinical picture of patients characterise this ongoing and most challenging health event.

    Authors: Zayid K. Almayahi, A. V. Raveendran, Rashid Al Malki, Amira Safwat, Muradjan Al Baloshi, Amal Abbas, Ahmed S. Al Salami, Sami M. Al Mujaini, Khalid Al Dhuhli and Said Al Mandhari
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:139