Dr.  Amira El-Houfey, PhD (Excellent) -  Assiut University - Egypt  , as well jazan University  KSA - Associate Professor

Dr. Amira El-Houfey

PhD (Excellent)

Assiut University - Egypt , as well jazan University KSA

Associate Professor

Assiut, Assiut | Egypt

Main Specialties: Family Practice, Nursing, Public Health

Additional Specialties: Community Health Nursing

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Dr.  Amira El-Houfey, PhD (Excellent) -  Assiut University - Egypt  , as well jazan University  KSA - Associate Professor

Dr. Amira El-Houfey

PhD (Excellent)

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Dr. Amira El-Houfey the Egyptian Prof. Assiut University Culminated as Goodwill Ambassador ( Humanitarian, Egypt 2019)

http://see.news/egyptian-female-doctor-named-as-gga-for-2019/
CAIRO, Feb. 9 (SEE) - Global Goodwill Ambassadors (GGA), United State announced the last week that Dr. Amira A. El-Houfey, had been named as Goodwill Ambassador for humanitarian, Egypt- 2019 at LinkedIn, because of her charitable contributions and continues volunteer works.


Amira El-Houfey , she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Community Health Nursing , Faculty of Nursing, Assiut University, received last year award as one of the most influential women scientifically in Egypt for 2017-2018,The prize was given by Tahya Misr Institution and Oxford Academy for Consultancy and Specialized Sciences because of her outstanding efforts in the scientific field.

But the awards aren't her goal, it comes by the way , because the majority of her works volunteer and honorary positions for helping other by her scientist and mental qualities. For example the she work volunteer nursing staff at Saudi and Egyptian Red Crescent for providing first aid to patient . Volunteer at UNICEF to help stopping violence against women's and children's. In addition to the her countless efforts at head of Oxford Academy for Consultancy and Specialized Sciences Office in Saudi Arabia .
No doubt she wrote and publish nearly forty two international researches and five publications on Amazon, including but not limited to Violence against vulnerable population group, Nursing and infection control strategies, Keep the environment clean, Guidelines to Prevent Youth Health Risky Behaviors, and Mobbing at University.
In statements to SEE, Amira El-Houfey , who is also an Associate Professor at Jazan University in Saudi Arabia, thanked the Egyptian Foreign Ministry and its Consulate at Jeddah for their efforts and great cooperation for informing and giving her the international certificate.
For sure, she is also a director of International Federation of Journalism, information and creativity and Communication Technology in London - Saudi Arabia Office, an Executive Consultant of the Egyptian National Council of the Women, a member of World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Region, a member of International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance, and Executive Manager of Training and Community Services Unit at Jazan University king Saudi Arabia.

Amira El-Houfey stated that she is so interested for helping those who are desperate need of help, it's for great noble cause of humanity, all the time she advocates others specific cause , try to promote ideals from one entity to another, or to a population. She mentioned that she believe in ALLAH as well herself, that she can provide help to others in good way especially to her local Upper Egypt Community, hand to hand of government .

Primary Affiliation: Assiut University - Egypt , as well jazan University KSA - Assiut, Assiut , Egypt

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Education

Feb 2012
PhD, Faculty of Nursing
PhD
Community Health Nursing

Experience

Nov 2002 - Mar 2008
Master Degree
Knowledge and Practices of Dental Health Care Providers toward Cross - infection Control Measures at Assiut City
Community Health Nursing

Publications

51Publications

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4PubMed Central Citations

Characterization of Regulatory T Cells in Preterm and Term Infants.

Arch Immunol Ther Exp (Warsz) 2019 Feb 29;67(1):49-54. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Medical Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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February 2019
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Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells and Costimulatory Molecules in Children With Allergic Rhinitis.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2019 Feb 18;128(2):128-134. Epub 2018 Nov 18.

9 Director of Training and Scholarship Administration, MOH, Gizan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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February 2019
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Egyptian Female Doctor Named as GGA for 2019

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Dr. Amira   El-Houfey  the Egyptian Prof.  Assiut University Culminated as  Goodwill Ambassador ( Humanitarian, Egypt 2019)By Hassan El-Khawaga, 11 feb 2019  http://see.news/egyptian-female-doctor-named-as-gga-for-2019/CAIRO, Feb. 9 (SEE) -  Global Goodwill Ambassadors  (GGA), United State  announced  the last week that Dr. Amira  A. El-Houfey,  had been named  as  Goodwill Ambassador for  humanitarian, Egypt- 2019 at LinkedIn,  because of her charitable contributions and continues volunteer works.

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February 2019
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مقال/ قوتك فى شخصتك - بقلم د/ أميرة عبدالله الحوفى

ايجبت -

من حكمة المولى عزوجل أنه لا توجد مواصفات محددة لإنسان كامل وقوى الشخصية، بل هي مجموعة من الخصائص من المفترض تواجدها بنسب تختلف باختلاف البشر. بالرغم من تقدم البشرية بحضاراتها وعلومها،  ظل داخل الإنسان رغبة دفينة  في أن  يكون قوى الشخصية ، فنجد أن مفهوم الشخصية القوية  الخاطئ عند الكثيرون  بأنّه هو الشخص الذي يَستطيع أن يُسيطِر على الآخرين بأفعالهِ وأقوالهِ؛ فمن يَمتلكُ مصنعاً وجميع العاملين فيه يُطيعونه يُطلق عليه بأنّه ذو شخصيةٍ قويةٍ بنظرهم.  لكن على النقيض فان  علماء النفس عرفوا الشخصية القوية هُو الشخص الذى  يَمتلك المهارات العالية فكريّا ونفسيا وجسديا، ويُوظّف هذهِ المَهارات في تحقيق ما يُريد، وما يَطمح إليهِ من نجاح، فيَصنع التّغيير الذي يُميّزه عن غيره، فلا توجد علاقة بين المنصب والسلطه والمال،  وقوة الشخصية.  هناك العديد من الارشادات لتعزز قوة شخصيتك ومنها اجادة مهارات التواصل اللفظى والجسدى ، فقد توصل العالم  البرت مهربيان في دراساته إلى أن مجموع أثر رسالة  التواصل يقسم إلى 7% كلمات فقط، 38%  نبرة الصوت و55%  لغة الجسد الغير شفهية  ، أى انه تشكل لغة الجسد  55% من نسبة التواصل بين البشر. لذلك استوجب  الحافظ علي لغة جسد ايجابية  اثناء التواصل.  ايضا يجب ان يتمتع حديثك باللطف وأن تكون الكلمات لطيفة وطيّبة؛ لإضفاء المزيد من الاحترام، والتقدير، والسرور على العلاقة بين المرسل والمستقبل ويفضل الإيجاز والاختصار والوضوح ، بمعنى أن لا يكون هناك فرصة لوقوع سوء التفاهم، وهذا يتطلّب التأكد من كل كلمة وجملة من العبارات المستخدمة في الاتصال سواء الكتابيّ أو الشفهيّ.  يتميّز صاحب الشخصية القويّة بالعَديد من الصفات والمقومات ، التي تجعله ناجحاً  ومنها  الثقة بالنفس، ويجب ان ندرك بان هناك خيطا رفيعا بين الثقة بالنفس وبين الغرور فالثقة بالنفس تدل على الشخصية  القوية بينما الغرور يدل على ضعف الشخصية والنقص الموجود فيها.  هناك العديد من الطرق لزيادة الثقة بالنفس ومنها  : اعتن بشكلك  وجمالك الخارجى والداخلى ، أشياء بسيطة مثل  النظافة  والاخيار الجيد للملابس  يمكنها أن تغير شعورك للأفضل  ، فالملابس الأنيقة تجعلك تشعر أنك ناجح و راضٍ عن نفسك ومظهرك مستعد لمواجهة العالم. احرص على جمالك الداخلى:  وهى جمال الاخلاق  والعقل والروح والطباع والثقافة. فكر بإيجابية: عندما نبدأ بممارسة الرياضة نستطيع استبدال أفكارنا السلبية بأخرى ايجابية، ونصبح  بشخصية أقوى وإيجابية ، الأهم أن تتصرف أيضا بإيجابية، فالأفعال هي حقًا ما تغير ثقتك بنفسك، أنت نتاج أفعالك فعندما تغير أفعالك تتغير أنت كليًا. التركيز على الأمور الإيجابيّة والبُعد عن الأمورِ السلبيّة: وهذا يشمل الأشخاص والأشياء؛ فكُلّ أمرٍ سلبيّ يبتعد عنه لأنّه يمتص الطاقة الإيجابية منه، ويؤثر عليه مستقبلاً، فمصاحبة الأشخاص الإيجابيين الناجحين في حياتهم تُضيف نجاحاً له، وتزيد من مُحصّلة خبراته وتجاربه، وفي المُقابل نجد من يصاحب التُعساء ومن يُعانون من الصعاب في حياتهم يتقمّص أحزانهم من شدّة تعاطفه معهم.        الاهتمامِ بالوقت: ومحاولة استِغلاله والاستفادة منه قدر المستطاع؛ لتحقيق الهدف المطلوب الذي يسعى إليه،  وكثير من النابغين والعظماء أصحاب الشأن الكبير يُرجعون الفضل بعد الله تعالى في نجاحهم وما توصّلوا إليه من إنجازاتٍ مميزةٍ تحدّث  عند استغلال الوقت  .   اعرف مبادءك وحافظ عليها: ما هي المبادئ التي لا يمكنك العيش بدونها؟ إن كنت لا تعرف فأنت في مشكلة حقا ؛لانك لن تستطيع تحديد وجهتك في الحياة. لابد لكل شخص أن يحدد لنفسه مجموعة من المبادئ والقيم ويحيا وفقا لها، قد تكون لديك مجموعتك الخاصة من المبادئ لكنك غير منتبه لها من ثم اعرف إن كنت تلتزم بها وتسير بناءا عليها أم أنك تؤمن بها من الناحية النظرية فقط. تكلم  ببطء وبهدوء : نعم فالحديث ببطء يظهرك بمظهر الشخص الواثق من نفسه ومن حديثه، فأصحاب السلطة دائمًا حديثهم متزن وهادئ بعكس الغير واثق بنفسه وبأهمية حديثه تراه يتكلم سريعا.الصدق : في الحديث هو الذي يعطي الحياة معنى القوة لأن لها سلطان على النفوس حتى بالنسبة ﻷولئك الذين ﻻ يمتلكونه، فحتى الكاذب او الظالم ﻻ يستطيع إﻻ ان يحترم على الاقل في اعماق نفسه  من يرفع كلمة الحق والصدق وهنا يكمن السر في عجز الطغاة على مر الزمان من اسكات كلمة الحق التي جاء بها الانبياء والمرسلون. لكن تذكر أنه يوجد فارق كبير بين الصراحة والوقاحة.  جانب الصدق يجب أن يكون حديثنا أكثر موضوعية وواقعية وأن يكون مجمل كلامنا منحصر ضمن المنطق ﻻن العقول ترفض كل ما يخرج عن المنطق والموضوعية مما يعكس صورة سلبية عن شخصيتك.  المرونة: ان الشخصية القوية ﻻ تعني العناد والتمسك بالرأي بل على العكس تماما تعني استيعاب الاخر وفهم وجهات النظر المختلفة والتأثير فيها بشكل ايجابي فقط .تذكر ان تكون مرنا حتى لاتكسرك الظروف، والشى الذى يصعب كسره هو الاكثرمرونة.  كن ذو إرادةٍ قويّةٍ، وإصرارٍ على النجاح ، ومَقدرةٍ على مُجابهة الإخفاقات .الهدوء عند الأزمات؛ حيث يَتحكّم  أقوياء الشخصية بغَضبهم ، ولا يُصدروا أحكاماً مُتسرّعةً.  ويجدر بالذكر الحديث الشريف عنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: «لَيْسَ الشَّدِيدُ بِالصُّرَعَةِ، إِنَّمَا الشَّدِيدُ الَّذِي يَمْلِكُ نَفْسَهُ عِنْدَ الغَضَبِ».  

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Neurologic Complications in Children With Scorpionism: A Retrospective Study in Upper Egypt

Journal of Child Neurology 2017, Vol. 32(6) 537-542

Journal of Child Neurology 2017, Vol. 32(6) 537-542

Abstract:Scorpion envenomation is a life-threatening health problem in tropical and subtropical regions, particularly among children. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiologic characteristics, clinical profile, and prognosis of neurologic complications among children with scorpionism in Upper Egypt. In this retrospective study, the neurologic complications of scorpionism in 2 university hospitals were analyzed from the points of epidemiologic and clinical picture and outcomes. The neurologic manifestations were found at a high percentage (85%). Irritability was the main manifestation (83.4%), followed by sweating (81.5%), hyperthermia (33.6%), and priapism (48.2% of males). Moreover, convulsion and coma were found in 14.7% and 11% of children, respectively. Neurologic manifestations were common in children with scorpionism and they correlated with poor outcome. Identification of epidemiologic and clinical features of central nervous system complications of scorpionism in children provide important data, helping in development of management policies aiming at preventive control of scorpionism and decrease its mortality.

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January 2019
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Cerebral Hypoperfusion in Autism Spectrum Disorder

DOI: 10.21307/ane-2018-005

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis

Abstract:  

Cerebral hypoperfusion, or insufficient blood flow in the brain, occurs in many areas of the brain in patients diagnosed with autism

spectrum disorder (ASD). Hypoperfusion was demonstrated in the brains of individuals with ASD when compared to normal healthy

control brains either using positron emission tomography (PET) or single‑photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). The affected

areas include, but are not limited to the: prefrontal, frontal, temporal, occipital, and parietal cortices; thalami; basal ganglia; cingulate

cortex; caudate nucleus; the limbic system including the hippocampal area; putamen; substantia nigra; cerebellum; and associative

cortices. Moreover, correlations between symptom scores and hypoperfusion in the brains of individuals diagnosed with an ASD were

found indicating that the greater the autism symptom pathology, the more significant the cerebral hypoperfusion or vascular pathology

in the brain. Evidence suggests that brain inflammation and vascular inflammation may explain a part of the hypoperfusion. There is

also evidence of a lack of normal compensatory increase in blood flow when the subjects are challenged with a task. Some studies

propose treatments that can address the hypoperfusion found among individuals diagnosed with an ASD, bringing symptom relief

to some extent. This review will explore the evidence that indicates cerebral hypoperfusion in ASD, as well as the possible etiological

aspects, complications, and treatments.

Key words: autism, cerebral hypoperfusion, regional cerebral blood flow, positron emission tomography, PET imaging, single‑photon

emission computed tomography, SPECT imaging

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The role of vitamins in autism spectrum disorder: what do we know?.

DOI: 10.1007/s12031-018-1237-5

Vitamin or mineral supplementation is considered to be the most commonly used medical treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), in addition to other interventions such as neurological and psychological interventions. There is not much evidence of therapeutic efficacy between vitamin and mineral supplementation and improvements in ASD. However, several researchers have noted that patients with ASD have various metabolic and nutritional abnormalities including issues with sulfation, methylation, glutathione redox imbalances, oxidative stress, and mitochondrial dysfunction. There is some evidence that vitamin and mineral supplementation may support these basic physiologic processes. Recently, the nutritional status of ASD patients has been gaining focus in this particular area. Pointing out the nutritional status as a potential etiological factor for attention/communication disorders, more importance has been given to this particular point. Moreover, autistic specific considerations like the feature and behavior of ASD might be increased or at least fall in the higher risk due to the sub-optimal nutritional status.

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January 2019
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Circulating microparticles in children with sickle cell anemia in a tertiary center in Upper Egypt

Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis

Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetically inherited hemolytic anemia increasingly appreciated as a chronic inflammatory condition and hypercoagulable state with high thrombotic risk. It is associated with disturbed immune phenotype and function and circulating microparticles (MPs) derived from multiple cell sources. This study was carried out to determine microparticles profiles in patients with sickle cell anemia (either on hydroxyurea (HU) therapy or those with no disease-modifying therapy) and to compare these profiles with healthy children. Moreover, our study assesses the potential impact of hydroxyurea on other aspects of circulating MPs. We performed a cross-sectional study on thirty pediatric patients with SCD divided by treatment into two groups (those receiving hydroxyurea, or no therapy) attending Hematology Clinic and 20 age-matched healthy children. The blood samples obtained were analyzed for microparticles by flow cytometry. SCD group with no therapy showed elevated levels of total, platelet, and erythroid microparticles. In contrast, therapy with hydroxyurea was associated with normalization of microparticles. This study provided additional evidence that hydroxyurea is an effective treatment option in SCD pediatric patients, as it seems that it decreases the abnormally elevated microparticles in those patients.

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January 2019
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Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells and Costimulatory Molecules in Children With Allergic Rhinitis

DOI: 10.1177/0003489418812902 .journals.sagepub.com/home/aor.

Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology

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Objectives: The aim of this study is to assess the level of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) and the expression

of costimulatory molecules CD80 and CD86 on monocytes and their ligands (CD28) on T-lymphocytes in children with

allergic rhinitis (AR).

Methods: The study included 60 children with AR and 50 controls. Flow cytometry was performed to analyze MDSCs and

the expression of costimulatory molecules CD80 and CD86 on monocytes and their ligands (CD28) on T-lymphocytes.

Results: The percentages of total and monocytic MDSCs and the expression of costimulatory molecule CD86 on

monocytes were significantly higher in children with AR than in healthy controls. In addition, the expressions of CD28 on

CD4+ and CD8+ were significantly elevated in AR patients.

Conclusion: The present study demonstrated that the percentages of MDSCs were significantly elevated in AR children.

Moreover, the expressions of CD28 on CD4+ and CD8+ were significantly higher in children with AR.

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October 2018
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Characterization of Regulatory T Cells in Preterm and Term Infants

https://doi.org/10.1007/s00005-018-0530-x

Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis

Abstract

Our study aimed to study regulatory T cells (Tregs) and their expression of CD45RA, HLA-DR, and CD39 in preterm and full-term infants. In an observational study, we used a three-color flow cytometry for determination of Tregs and their expression of CD45RA, HLA-DR, and CD39 in preterm and full-term infants. The percentages of CD4+CD25+highFoxp3+, CD39+ Tregs, HLA-DR+ Tregs and the expression of Foxp3+in CD4+ CD25+highFoxp3 Tregs cells were significantly lower in neonates when compared to healthy adult controls. The levels of naïve resting Tregs (CD45RA+Tregs) were significantly higher in neonates than controls. The percentages of CD4+ CD25+highFoxp3+Tregs, total CD4+ CD25+ and CD4+ CD25+high were significantly higher in preterm infants when compared to the full-term group. Moreover, CD45RA+ Tregs were significantly higher in preterm than in term infants. We found significant inverse correlations between the gestational age and the levels of both Tregs (r = − 0.395, p = 0.017) and CD45RA+ Tregs (r = − 0.422, p = 0.010). Relative to full-term, the frequencies, and phenotypes of Tregs were affected by prematurity. A larger longitudinal study with a sufficient number of newborns is needed to investigate the l of term and preterm infants thoroughly and to explore the association between the Tregpool and clinical variables.

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September 2018
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Randomized controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation in children with autism spectrum disorder.

J Child Psychol Psychiatry 2018 Jan 21;59(1):20-29. Epub 2016 Nov 21.

Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Alazhar University, Assiut, Egypt.

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January 2018
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Factors That Influence Exclusive Breastfeeding: A literature Review

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING DIDACTICS

Every year more than 10 million children under the age of five years die, mainly from one of a short list of causes which already can prevented through successful base of exclusive breastfeeding. Although WHO and Uniceif recommends early initiation of breastfeeding (within an hour from birth) and exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months. The exclusive breastfeeding rate and early initiation to breastfeeding are still very low, because there are many factors that influence exclusive breastfeeding such as, lack of knowledge, lactation problems, poor family and social support, social norms, embarrassment, employment and child care, and health services. As well, a lot of barriers to successful exclusive breastfeeding among employed mothers have been identified in the work environment such as company policies/work culture, manager support/lack of support, co-worker support/lack of support, and the physical environment of the breastfeeding space. So; we see there is a need for implementation of an educational program through primary health care settings as well mass media to improve, promote and support the exclusive breastfeeding practices, both national and international among working and non-mothers should be done. Key wards: Exclusive; Breastfeeding; Factors; Duration.

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November 2017
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Effects of bovine colostrum on recurrent respiratory tract infections and diarrhea in children.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2016 Sep;95(37):e4560

aDepartment of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University bDepartment of Pediatrics, Qena Faculty of Medicine, South Valley University cDepartment of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Assiut University dDepartment of pediatrics, faculty of medicine, Al-Azhar university eDepartment of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Al-Azhar University, Egypt.

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September 2016
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Effects of Listening to Quran on Maternal & Neonatal Outcomes Among Mothers Undergoes Cesarean Section

, International Journal of Nursing, Midwife and Health Related Cases Vol.2, No.2, pp.39-50, September 2016

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August 2016
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Knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of dental patients toward cross infection control measures in dental clinics at Assiut University Hospital

International Journal of Nursing Didactics, 6: 08 August (2016).

patients through several routes direct or indirect. The descriptive research design was on (386) dental patients using a systematic random sample technique. The study was conducted at dental out patients' clinics at Assiut University Hospitals. A structured interview questionnaire was used to collect data, it consists of two main parts the socio-demographic characteristics and dental patient level of knowledge in additions to likert scale to assess attitude. The main findings of this study were: mean age was 33.2 year. The great majority (94.9%) of dental patients who had low level of education had poor knowledge. While 4.9% of dental patients who had high level of education had good knowledge regarding cross- infection control measures and there was a statistically significant relation between educational level and total level of knowledge. 39.4% & 60.6% of male and female respectively had positive attitude and there is a statistically significant relation between sex, level of education and occupation and dental patient's attitude regarding infection control measures. Regarding the behavior of dental patient toward cross infection, the great majority ( 95.8%) mentioned that they will refuse the treatment and only 4.2% will accept This study recommend health education program by the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population, aimed at promoting knowledge and attitude of dental patients toward cross infection control measures in dental clinics through mass media. Keywords: Knowledge; Attitude; Behaviours; Cross-Infection; Infection Control; Dental Patients; Dental Clinics.

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August 2016
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وحدة الرصد العلمى

Dr . Amira A. El- Houfey

Project of work

التعريف: وحدة الرصد العلمي تقدم خدمات تختص برصد الإنتاج العلمي والبحثي لأعضاء هيئة التدريس في الجامعات، حيث تمكن هذه الخدمات من رصد الإنتاج العلمي بأنواعه المختلفة كالنشر العلمي، وبراءة الاختراع، والندوات والمؤتمرات، والاكتشافات العلمية، والجوائز العلمية، والتأليف والترجمة بحيث يساهم ذلك في تسجيل ورفع مستوى الإنتاج العلمي والأكاديمي لأعضاء هيئة التدريس في الجامعات. بالإضافة الى ذلك هي جزء من المؤسسة الأكاديمية التي ترصد مدى تطبيق الأبحاث العلمية التطبيقية في حل مشاكل المجتمع لذا نقوم بتشجيع الكفاءات العلمية على مسايرة التقدم السريع للعلم ودفعهم الى الإبداع والابتكار وتطوير البحث العلمي وتوجيهه لمعالجة القضايا المجتمعية المحلية والإقليمية والدولية في المجال العلمي والتطبيقي . الرؤية: تطمح وحدة الرصد العلمي بالجامعة إلى الوصول لمستوى متميز عالمياً في مجال رصد مدى تطبيق البحث العلمي الذي يهدف الى الارتقاء بالمستوى العلمي وحل مشاكل المجتمع السعودي ككل، وذلك لخدمة التنمية في المملكة. الرسالة: تسعى الوحدة إلى تطوير وتعزيز تطبيق البحث العلمي وتشجيع الباحثين الأكاديميين من خلال توفير البيئة العلمية الداعمة لإجراء أبحاث تطبيقية، والرصد الكمي والكيفي للإنتاج العلمي بأنواعه كالنشر العلمي، وبراءة الاختراع، والندوات والمؤتمرات، والاكتشافات العلمية، والجوائز العلمية، والتأليف والترجمة، والمساهمة بعد ذلك في رصدها لمعرفة كم الاستفادة منها في حل المشكلات التي تواجه المجتمع السعودي.

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July 2016
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Plasma levels of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin in children with heart failure.

Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis 2016 Feb 30;10(1):30-6. Epub 2015 Nov 30.

Department of Community Health Nursing, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt.

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February 2016
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Prevalence of Dysmenorrhea and its Impact on Quality of Life among Nursing Students at Assuit University, Egypt

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IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science (IOSR-JNHS)

Abstract: Primary dysmenorrhea is one of the most common complains and gynecological problem worldwide among young female girls. A cross sectional descriptive study was implemented on 188 nursing students at Assuit University, Egypt. The main aim was to determine the prevalence of dysmenorrhea and its impact on the quality of life, particularly absenteeism from college. Data were collected through self-structured interviewing questionnaire for data related to socio-demographic characteristics, menstrual characteristics, habits and medical characteristics, menstrual associated symptoms activities, treatment used, and methods of managing dysmenorrhea. Moreover; Quality of Life Scale and verbal multidimensional scoring system were used to assess the severity of dysmenorrhea.The mean age of the students was 20 (range 17-22) years. The average age of menarche was 13.2 years, (9 to 15 years).The vast majority (90.4%) were single, suffered from dysmenorrhea, had a regular menstruation, menstrual duration between 21-34 days, had a positive family history of dysmenorrhea, and prepared for menarche. The prevalence of dysmenorrhea was very high (90.4%), which significantly higher with consummation of tea, coffee, coke, chocolate, and obesity as well, females with menstrual bleeding duration 7 days and more, menstrual duration cycle between 21 and 34 days, and those who had a positive family history of dysmenorrhea. There was a significant association between Quality of Life and severity of dysmenorrhea. Based on the results of the study it can be concluded that dysmenorrhea is a common health problem, having negative effects on the quality of life among university female students. So., we suggest implementation of an educational program to increase the awareness of the adolescent girls during the activity time. College officials and college health program coordinators may benefit from considering dysmenorrhea in the context of improving their college attendance rates and academic performance of their students. Participating in regular physical activity program to help them to decrease the negative impact of dysmenorrhea on their academic, social and even personal life. Key words: Dysmenorrhea; Adolescent students; Quality of Life; Severity of Menstruation.

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January 2016
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Endocrinological and biochemical changes of scorpionism in children in Upper Egypt.

Ther Adv Endocrinol Metab 2015 Oct;6(5):210-6

Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Assiut University, Egypt.

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October 2015
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Workplace Bullying Against Medical and Nursing Team Working At Emergency Departments in Assiut University Hospital

IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science (IOSR-JNHS) e-ISSN: 2320–1959.p- ISSN: 2320–1940 Volume 4, Issue 2 Ver. I

Bullying has a pervasive deleterious effect on the whole organization and ultimately the quality of patient care. This study aimed at determining workplace bullying against nursing and medical team working at emergency departments in the Assiut University hospital, Egypt. The descriptive cross-sectional research design and stratified random sampling technique were used on 517 participants, 104 of them were medical staff and 413 were nursing staff. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data which included the socio-demographic data, negative acts questionnaire-revised, job satisfaction scale, the hospital anxiety and depression scale and self-esteem scale. The findings of the study indicated that 93.2%, 87.5% of the nursing and medical team, respectively, were exposed to even one incident of bullying in the previous six months. Moreover, 39.0% of the nursing team mentioned that they were exposed to more than half of the Negative Acts Questionnaire. Patients' visitors were the main sources of bullying. A positive correlation was found between bullying and anxiety and depression among the medical and nursing team. On the other hand, a negative correlation was found between bullying and job satisfaction and self- esteem among the medical and nursing teams. So., we suggest an introduction of a reporting system and education activities for those high-risk groups. Keywords: Workplace Bullying; Mobbing; Violence; Medical Team; Nursing Team; Emergency Departments.

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April 2015
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Screening for Prevalence and Associated Risk factors of Head lice among Primary School Student in Assiut City

Advances in Environmental Biology, 9(8) May 2015, Pages: 87-95

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February 2015
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Trial of Vitamin D Supplementation in infants with Bronchiolitis, A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study

Background: There is an interesting growing evidence for a relation between bronchiolitis and vitamin D. This suggests a possible benefit from Vitamin D therapy to children with bronchiolitis. Methods: We performed a double-blind, randomized clinical trial on 89 infants with bronchiolitis. Patients were randomized to receive vitamin D or placebo. Results: The intervention group, which received vitamin D therapy, had significant improvement in 3 parameters: The mean time taken for resolution of the disease, the mean time taken for the improvement of oral feeding and the duration of hospitalization. All these outcomes in the intervention group (vitamin D) were significantly better than the control (placebo) group with p <0.001, < 0.05 and <0.01 respectively. Our study supported the efficacy of vitamin D therapy in bronchiolitis. Conclusion: This double-blinded, randomized placebo controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation 100 IU/kg daily in Egyptian children with bronchiolitis found a clinically and statistically significant reduction in hospitalization with rapid recovery of the disease. Our study suggested that short term supplementation with Vitamin D given daily during the course of illness, starting from day one, may help in resolution of bronchiolitis.

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February 2015
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Book: Nursing and infection control strategies

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ISBN: 978-3-659-66634-6 Book ID :#114968

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December 2014
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Book: Keep the environment clean

Amazon and LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany

ISBN: 978-3-659-63809-1 Book ID: #106061

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November 2014
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Book: Guidelines to Prevent Youth Health Risky Behaviors

Publisher institution: Amazon and LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany.

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July 2014
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COMPATIBILITY OF PERSONALITY TRAITS WITH THE PROFESSION FOR FACULTY OF NURSING STUDENTS AT ASSIUT UNIVERSITY

Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 44-55, July 2014

British Journal of Education

Personality traits are major effective factors on learning approaches, educational achievements, employer's job satisfaction and quality of care. This study aimed to investigate the compatibility of personality traits with the profession for Faculty of Nursing students at Assiut University. The descriptive research design was used on (307) first year nursing students. A self- administered questionnaire: was used to elicit the needed information. It comprised of the socio-demographic data sheet and Eysenck personality inventory. The main results indicated that the majority were single and their mothers were housewives and more than half aged 18 years old. The dominant personality among female students was neuroticism and extraversion. On the opposite, lie was the dominant personality among male students. Around two thirds of female students' was compatible with the nursing profession, but only one third of male students' was compatible. This study recommended that the Dean of Faculty of Nursing, Assiut university should include this personality test among the nursing entrance admission tests in order to select the best students those compatible with nursing profession. This could improve the quality of patient care. Keywords: Compatibility; Personality Traits; Nursing Students; Nursing Profession, Extroversion Personality.

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July 2014
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Organizational Climate Correlates Nurses' Intention to Leave Work

Journal of Public Policy and Administration Research, 2014; 4(4)14-22.

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May 2014
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The Effect of Television Watching Habits on the Behaviours of Primary School Children in Assiut City, Egypt

International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, 2013; 46(4):1391-1399.

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November 2013
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Students' Perceptions of Educational Environment in the Faculty of Nursing at Assiut, Sohage and South Valley Universities

Assist university Bulletin Environment Journal, 2013 5(2): 32-53.

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October 2013
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Mobbing Behaviors Against Demonstrators and Assistant Lecturers Working at Assiut University

Life Sci J

Life Science Journal

Mobbing is an antagonistic behavior with unethical communication directed systematically at one individual by one or more persons in the workplace. This study aims to identify the mobbing behaviors against demonstrators and assistant lecturers working at Assiut University. A cross-sectional descriptive survey was used in this study. The current study was conducted at six faculties, i.e. the Faculties of Commerce, Social Work, Law, Engineering, Nursing and Medicine. A stratified random sample technique was used on (535) demonstrators and assistant lecturers. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data which included socio-demographic data and the mobbing behavior questionnaire. The main results of this study indicated that 57.9 % of the participants were females and 42.1% were males. The main type of types of mobbing behaviors against demonstrators and assistant lecturers was attacks on their professional status (53.7% and 44.3%, respectively). 49.6% of demonstrators and 43.4% of assistant lecturers responded psychosocially to mobbing behaviors. Thesis supervisors and departmental heads (18.7% and 18.1%, respectively) considered the main sources of mobbing behaviors against the studied participants. This study recommended that an educational program should be applied to managers, demonstrators and assistant lecturers working at Assiut University about the advantage of the open managerial approach, their legal rights, stress management techniques, how to respond appropriately and the measures to prevent the development of mobbing behaviors. Key Words: Mobbing; Violence; Psychological harassment; Bullying; Assistant lecturers; Demonstrators.

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June 2013
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Occupational Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids among Nursing and Dental Students at Internship Year in Assiut City

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Journal of American Science 2013;9(5):466-475.

Exposure to blood-borne pathogens poses a serious occupational threat to health care workers including nursing and dental students; it causes substantial illness and it is unavoidable part of daily patient care. This study aims to assess the occupational exposure to blood and body fluids (BBF) among undergraduate nursing and dental students at internship year in Assiut city. A cross sectional research design was used on 140 nursing students and 150 dental students using a convenient sample technique. The study was conducted at Assiut University Hospitals and Al Azhar University Hospital in Assiut city. A questionnaire sheet for collection of data contains the following main parts: socio-demographic data, history and frequency of occupational exposure to (BBF), information about the occupational exposure to BBF and infection control measures. The main findings of this study were: the mean age was 21.8 years for nursing and 22.9 for dental students. 88.6%, 51.3% respectively of nursing and dental students were exposed to needle stick injuries (NSI) and BBF. All dental and nursing students did not report the exposure incidents and the main causes of not reporting: they don not think anything could be done by (72.1%, 55.3% respectively) among nursing and dental students. A high percentage of the dental and nursing students reported use of gloves during the exposure. 93.3% among dental and 65.7% of nursing students were not vaccinated against hepatitis B. About one third (30.0%, 32.0% respectively) of nursing and dental student had good score of knowledge about and only (2.9%, 15.3% respectively) had poor score of knowledge about occupational diseases and infection control measures. Based on the results of the study it can be concluded that the majority of studied students were exposed to NSI and BBF. The majority of studied students did not report the exposure to BBF. The majority of them were not vaccinated against hepatitis B. One third of nursing and dental student had good score of knowledge. This study recommend that mandatory continuing education and supervision involves all undergraduate dental and nursing students at internship year must contain a specific component on the occupational exposure to BBF. Hepatitis B vaccine must be given obligatory to all studied sample. Key Words: Occupational exposure; Blood and body fluids (BBF); Needle stick injuries (NSI); Infection Control, Undergraduate Nursing and Dental Students.

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May 2013
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Physical and Psychological Well-being of University Students: Survey of Eleven Faculties in Egypt

J Prev Med

International Journals of Preventive Medicine. 4(3):293-310.

Background: We examined perceived health status and physical and psychological well-being of 3,271 undergraduate students attending eleven faculties in a university in Egypt. Methods: During 2009-2010, participants completed a self-administered questionnaire that gathered socio-demographic, physical and psychological health data. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated from students’ measured height and weight. Differences across these variables were computed by gender and participating faculties. Results: Whilst more females watched and rated their health favorably, they were more likely to feel psychosomatic/physical health problems, to have seen a medical practitioner or been ill that they had to stay in bed. Females were consistently more likely to feel burdened overall, and across several aspects apart from financial problems. Less females had ‘normal’ BMI, were satisfied with current weight, perceived their body image as ‘just right’, or were not worried about their shape. More males rated their quality of life favorably. About 25% of males and 32% of females were either overweight/obese. Exams, presentations, and the lack of time for studies were the frequently-reported burdens. Comparisons of health/well-being indicators across the participating faculties suggested some evidence of ‘clustering’: Favorable indicators would cluster at some faculties; and conversely, less favorable variables would cluster at other faculties. Conclusions: Generally, the levels of some health complaints and psychological problems/burdens are higher than in other countries. Increased vigilance of university administrators and leaders to monitoring the health and well-being of their students, as well as their health needs is required if policy makers are to operate from a valid evidence base platform. Given cultural factors prevalent in the Eastern Mediterranean region generally, female students might require particular attention. The clustering effects suggest the need for local (faculty-specific) health and well-being profiles as basis and guidance for relevant health promotion programs in faculty/university settings. Keywords: Burdens and stressors, gender, physical health, psychological well-being, psychosomatic, social support, university students

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March 2013
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Correlates of smoking, quit attempts and attitudes towards total smoking bans at university: findings from eleven faculties in Egypt.

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2012 ;13(6):2547-56

University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester, United Kingdom.

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February 2013
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Violence Against Disabled Children in Assiut Governorate

Nursing Journal, Assist University

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Book: Violence against vulnerable population group

ISBN : 978-3-659-79352-3. Book ID: #128763.

Amazon and LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany.

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Khaled Saad
Khaled Saad

Assiut University

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Ahmed E Ahmed
Ahmed E Ahmed

University of Texas Medical Branch

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Ismail L Mohamad
Ismail L Mohamad

Assiut University

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Faisal-Alkhateeb Ahmad
Faisal-Alkhateeb Ahmad

Assiut University

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Asmaa M Zahran
Asmaa M Zahran

South Egypt Cancer Institute

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