Mohamed E. Awad
Publications 11
Abstract Background The authors’ aim in this systematic review was to evaluate the validity of using preoperative serum C-terminal cross-linking telopeptide (CTX) levels as a predictive factor of increased risk of developing medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) in patients receiving bisphosphonate (BP) therapy who underwent invasive dental procedures. Types of Studies Reviewed The authors searched PubMed, MEDLINE, and Web of Science and followed the Preferred Reporting Items for S...
#1Ahmed M. Elmansi (MUSC: Medical University of South Carolina)H-Index: 1
#2Mohamed E. AwadH-Index: 4
Last.William D. HillH-Index: 1
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Abstract Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) is an exopeptidase found either on cell surfaces where it is highly regulated in terms of its expression and surface availability (CD26) or in a free/circulating soluble constitutively available and intrinsically active form. It is responsible for proteolytic cleavage of many peptide substrates. In this review we discuss the idea that DPP4-cleaved peptides are not necessarily inactivated, but rather can possess either a modified receptor selectivity, modifi...
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#1Mohamed E. AwadH-Index: 4
#2Khaled A. HusseinH-Index: 8
Last.Sadanand FulzeleH-Index: 19
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The aim of this study is to review all the published clinical trials on autologous bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) in the repair of cartilage lesions of the knee. We performed a comprehensive search in three electronic databases: PubMed, Medline via Ovid, and Web of Science. A systematic review was conducted according to the guidelines of PRISMA protocol and the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. The modified Coleman methodology score was used to assess the q...
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Abstract Background Vascularized fibular flaps are considered the gold standard for the reconstruction of segmental defects in the mandible. This review compares the complication and success rates of these techniques between primary and secondary reconstruction, as well as between lateral and antero-lateral defects. Type of studies reviewed A systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted according to PRISMA protocol and the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. The auth...
Objectives The low incidence yet severe presentation of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) makes it necessary to develop reliable predictive and preventive strategies. This study explored the value of pre-operative carboxy-terminal collagen crosslinks (CTX) serum level in the prediction of osteonecrosis-related complications in patients on bisphosphonate therapy.
#1Quante SingletonH-Index: 1
#2Kumar VaibhavH-Index: 17
Last.Sadanand FulzeleH-Index: 19
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major source of worldwide morbidity and mortality. Patients suffering from TBI exhibit a higher susceptibility to bone loss and an increased rate of bone fractures; however, the underlying mechanisms remain poorly defined. Herein, we observed significantly lower bone quality and elevated levels of inflammation in bone and bone marrow niche after controlled cortical impact-induced TBI in in vivo CD-1 mice. Further, we identified dysregulated NF-κB signaling, an e...
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Osteoarthritis is a debilitating disease that has increased in prevalence across the world due to the aging population. Currently, physicians use a plethora of treatment strategies to try and slow down the progression of the disease, but none have been shown to ubiquitously treat and cure the disease. One of the strategies uses the high molecular weight molecule hyaluronic acid as either an injectable or oral supplement for treatment. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a relatively new treatment that has s...
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#1Justin C. KennonH-Index: 1
#2Mohamed E. AwadH-Index: 4
Last.Sadanand FulzeleH-Index: 19
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#1Ranya ElsayedH-Index: 3
#2Pheba AbrahamH-Index: 1
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Abstract Unlike other antiresorptive medications, bisphosphonate molecules accumulate in the bone matrix. Previous studies of side-effects of anti-resorptive treatment focused mainly on systemic effects. We hypothesize that matrix-bound bisphosphonate molecules contribute to the pathogenesis of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ). In this study, we examined the effect of matrix-bound bisphosphonates on osteoclast differentiation in vitro using TRAP staining and resorption ass...
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