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Articles by E. Mohamed Ahmed
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  E. Mohamed Ahmed and E. Imadeldin Aradaib
  The application of bioengineering to study the molecular epidemiology of viral diseases should facilitate rapid detection of an active infection. The surge of new techniques in cellular immunology and molecular biology has made possible the development of rapid, sensitive, specific and inexpensive assays for detection of RNA viruses using nucleic acid amplification. Because of the Ribonucleic acid (RNA) nature of the virus genome, a Reverse Transcription (RT) step involving synthesis of complementary DNA (cDNA) from RNA template would be necessary, before cyclic amplification with PCR. In this study, we evaluated the diagnostic potential of the Reverse Transcriptase (RT) polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)-based assays, recently developed in our laboratory, for rapid detection of viral infections in cell culture and clinical samples.
  E. Mohamed Ahmed , Hassan Abu Aisha and Imadeldin E. Aradaib
  A 50-years-old Sudanese woman was admitted to Elshaab Medical Teaching Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan. She had a history of repeated pleural effusions and a family history of yellow nail syndrome. The patient presented with productive cough, dyspnea and chest pain. On clinical examination, her nails were yellowish-green in color and dystrophic in appearance, thickened and excessively curved. X-ray and CT scan confirmed the presence of fluid in the right side of the chest. On administration of intercostals tube a purulent exudate was collected in the drain from the right side of the chest. The purulent exudate (empyema) was attributed to invasion of the pleural effusion by secondary bacterial organism. Microbiological examination revealed isolation and identification of Pseudomonas stutzeri from the infected pleural fluid. As severe dyspnea and chest pain continued, thoracotomy was decided and the patient was referred to thoracic surgery unit. The removal of pus and decortication of the pleura resulted in improved respiratory condition of the patient. The present study describes the first report of a clinical case of recurrent pleural effusions in association with yellow nail syndrome in a Sudanese patient.
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