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

Meta-analysis on MS Excel; Easy When You Know How!

This workshop is held for the first time in Egypt! # Workshop Content: (1)- Quick revision on Meta-analysis concept and approaches. (2)- How to make different meta-analysis models on Microsoft excel? (3)- DOI and Funnel plots for the assessment of publication bias. # The workshop is NOT for beginners; Attendants must have prior theoritical knowledge… Continue reading Meta-analysis on MS Excel; Easy When You Know How!

“Randomized Controlled Trial” is good but NOT gold-standard!

Ahmed Negida MBBCH canddiate, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt MPH candidate, School of Medicine, Liverpool University, UK Correspondance to:  Randomized Controlled Trial (RCTs) is a good experimental design used to examine the effect of an intervention. This scientific design (Randomized controlled trial) was first described by Austin Bradford Hill in 1950s [1–3]. The introduction… Continue reading “Randomized Controlled Trial” is good but NOT gold-standard!

How can culture influence Health?

Culture is the core, dynamic, adaptive life system of beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes that distinguish a specific population (Kagawa-Singer 2011). Recently, understanding cultures of the target population has become an important consideration to close the gaps between populations and eliminate health disparities (Thomas et al. 2004). Population beliefs and habits in diet, exercise, marriage, and… Continue reading How can culture influence Health?

SRU-ZU first annual conference

Dear colleagues, We are inviting you, on behalf of the student research unit of Zagazig University, to attend our first nationwide, student, research conference. The conference will be an excellent chance to communicate and build scientific connections with student researchers from many Egyptian Universities. Activities of the conference will include (1) students presentation: oral and… Continue reading SRU-ZU first annual conference

Congratulations (paper published)

Congratulations to our members for their recent publication. Droxidopa has been approved for the treatment of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (NOH) under the US Food and Drug Administration accelerated approval program, which warrants confirmatory evidence on long-term efficacy of droxidopa. Hereby, we synthesize evidence from published randomized controlled trials about the safety and efficacy of droxidopa for… Continue reading Congratulations (paper published)