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Dubai Medical College for Girls is the first private college awarding degree of Medicine & Surgery in the United Arab Emirates. Wikipedia.


Mirshafiey A.,Tehran University of Medical Sciences | Simhag A.,Karolinska Institutet | El Rouby N.M.M.,Dubai Medical College | Azizi G.,Alborz University of Medical Science | Azizi G.,Tehran University of Medical Sciences
International Journal of Dermatology | Year: 2015

T-helper 22 (Th22) cell is a new subset of CD4+ T cells that secrets interleukin (IL)-22 but not IL-17 or interferon-γ. Th22 is distinct from Th17 and other known CD4+ T-cell subsets with distinguished gene expression and function. Th22 subsets have chemokine receptors CCR6+ CCR4+ CCR10+ phenotype and aryl hydrocarbon receptor as the key transcription factor. This T-helper subset, by producing cytokines such as IL-22, IL-13, and tumor necrosis factor-α, is implicated in the pathogenesis of inflammatory skin disorder. This review discusses the role of Th22 and its cytokine IL-22 in the immunopathogenesis of inflammatory skin disorders such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. © 2015 The International Society of Dermatology. Source


Al Ojaimi E.H.,Dubai Medical College
Hormones | Year: 2014

Although Cushing's syndrome has been described in association with various neuroendocrine tumors producing ectopic adrenocorticotropin (ACTH), primary ovarian carcinoma rarely causes this syndrome. We hereby report the case of a 61-year-old woman presented with abdominal distension, facial swelling and skin pigmentation. Clinical and diagnostic evaluation revealed a right ovarian tumor with hypercortisolemia, high plasma ACTH, extremely high plasma ACTH precursors and lack of dexamethasone suppression. Removal of the tumor led to normalization of ACTH, ACTH precursors and cortisol levels. In addition, hypokalemia, hyperglycemia and elevated serum CA 125 were noted, which were also normalized after resection of the tumor. Histopathological examination indicated a primary ovarian carcinoma with a mixed pattern of differentiation. Immunohistochemistry showed immunoreactivity for chromogranin A, synaptophysin and ACTH. Hence, the diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome arising from an ovarian carcinoma secreting ectopic ACTH was made. The case was managed successfully, with subsequent good recovery and no evidence of recurrence at 4 years of follow-up. Source


Abu-Gharbieh E.,Dubai Pharmacy College | Bayoumi F.A.,Dubai Medical College | Ahmed N.G.,Dubai Pharmacy College
Mediators of Inflammation | Year: 2014

The aim of the study was to evaluate the potential protective effect of ozonized olive oil (OZO) in 2,4-dinitrobenzene sulphuric acid (DNBS) induced colitis in rats and to elucidate the role of some antioxidant defense system (superoxide dismutase "SOD," glutathione peroxidase "GSH-Px," and catalase "CAT") in these effects. The physicochemical parameters including viscosity, peroxide, and acid values of olive oil and OZO were evaluated. The animals were divided into several groups and the colitis was induced in the rats by intracolonic instillation of DNBS at dose of 15 mg/rat. Olive oil (OO) at dose of 6 mg/kg and OZO at doses of 3 and 6 mg/kg was administered orally for 7 days, starting the day before induction of colitis. Our results showed that macroscopic and microscopic damage scores were significantly reduced in a dose response manner in rats pretreated with OZO only. In contrast, CAT, GSH-Px, and SOD activities were significantly increased in the distal colon of inflamed animals pretreated with OZO with respect to control group dose dependently. Results demonstrate that OZO pretreatment exerts protective effects in DNBS induced colitis in rats and provide evidence that the protective effects of OZO are mediated by stimulation of some antioxidant enzymes. © 2014 Eman Abu-Gharbieh et al. Source


Al Rukhaimi M.,Dubai Medical College
Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia | Year: 2014

This review presents the views of an expert group of nephrologists from the Middle East along with an international expert on adaptation and implementation of the 2009 (KDIGO) guidelines for evaluation and manage-ment of mineral and bone disorders in chronic kidney disease (CKD-MBD) for practice in the Middle East countries. The members of the panel examined the KDIGO guidelines and formulated recommendations that can be implemented practically for the management of CKD-MBD in the Middle East. There was a broad agreement on most of the recommendations made by the KDIGO work-group. However, the panelists commented on specific areas and amplified certain concepts that might help the nephrologists in the Middle East. The final document was reviewed by all participants as well as by members of the Middle East task force implementation group for KDIGO guidelines. Their comments were incorporated. The guideline statements are presented along with detailed rationale and relevant discussion as well as limitations of the evidence. The panel recognized the need to upgrade the suggestion of KDIGO related to lateral abdominal radiograph and echocardiogram in patients with CKD stages 3-5D into a stronger recommendation. The panel underlined the risk of hyper-phosphatemia to CKD-MBD and the importance of prompt initiation or modification of therapy according to rising trends in para-thyroid hormone level. They recommended the use of non-calcium-based phosphate binders as the first-line therapy in CKD patients with signs of vascular calcification. The panel agreed that all aspects of the KDIGO recommendations concerning bone biopsy, evaluation and treatment of bone disease after kidney trans-plantation should be implemented as such. Source


Al Mualla S.,Rashid Hospital | Al Mualla S.,Dubai Medical College
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction | Year: 2011

The paper gives an account of psychiatric services in Dubai (U.A.E). It describes the unique demographic constitution of Dubai and its complex health system. It also discusses the reasons behind the primitiveness of psychiatry in comparison to other medical specialities and services, especially considering the wealth of Dubai. The paper then goes on to mention the available psychiatric services and the environment of the psychiatric department in Rashid Hospital in Dubai. Finally, the report touches on areas of mental health legislation, education, training and research in the field of mental health in Dubai. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. Source

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