2nd national meeting of EMRA Collaborative

Dear Colleagues, We are extending the invitation for our local leads and local supervisors of EMRA Collaborative EgyNeuro-1 study to join our upcoming meeting about the (Explanation and Elaboration of the UPDRS and the Data collection items of EgyNeuro-1 study). Our meeting starts at 5:00 P.M on Thursday (July 27, 2017) at the InterContinental Hotel Cairo Semiramis. The meeting… Continue reading 2nd national meeting of EMRA Collaborative

How to structure your scientific research paper

The “IMRaD” structure Scientific research papers follow the structure (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion), abbreviated as IMRaD structure. The IMRaD structure has evolved in the course of twentieth century and is currently the common structure of articles published in scientific journals. However, the arrangement of the IMRaD structure is rarely substituted in some journals as… Continue reading How to structure your scientific research paper

Dexamethasone for PONV after laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Congratulations to MRGE members (Kamal Awad and colleagues) for their recent publication in the International Journal of Surgery “Dexamethasone combined with other antiemetics versus single antiemetics for prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis”. Dexamethasone is a steroid, showed to have a potent antiemetic activity. However, PONV… Continue reading Dexamethasone for PONV after laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Recent updates of Zika virus

Our recent review article by Aboushouk et al. was published in the Journal of Clinical Virology @Elsevier (IF=2.6). In this article, we are summarizing recent updates about the epidemiology, transmission, treatment, and control of Zika virus. The current outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) in South America is one of the most serious public health emergencies… Continue reading Recent updates of Zika virus

The intention-to-treat analysis

Randomization is the only scientific method that can balance the representation of known and unknown variables. Because the exclusion of non-compliant patients from the analysis is likely to influence the statistical power and the balance between the study groups, the intention-to-treat concept was introduced. Intention to treat analysis depends on the rule that “All randomized,… Continue reading The intention-to-treat analysis