libya

Summary

Summary: A country in northern Africa. Its capital is Tripoli. The general geographical area has been known since ancient times to the Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans. Although the name is ancient and appeared in Egyptian hieroglyphics as early as 2000 B.C., the meaning is not known. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p668)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Compounding tragedy
    David M Keepnews
    Policy Polit Nurs Pract 8:5-6. 2007
  2. ncbi Canine echinococcosis in northwest Libya: assessment of coproantigen ELISA, and a survey of infection with analysis of risk-factors
    I E Buishi
    Cestode Zoonoses Research Group, Bioscience Research Institute and School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Greater Manchester M5 4WT, UK
    Vet Parasitol 130:223-32. 2005
  3. ncbi Molecular epidemiology: HIV-1 and HCV sequences from Libyan outbreak
    Tulio de Oliveira
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Nature 444:836-7. 2006
  4. ncbi Primary malignant tumors of orofacial region at Benghazi, Libya: a 17 years review
    Krishnaraj Subhashraj
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Al Arab Medical Science University, Benghazi, Libya
    Cancer Epidemiol 33:332-6. 2009
  5. ncbi Hospital waste management in Libya: a case study
    M Sawalem
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Duisburg Essen, Bismarckstr 90, 47057 Duisburg, NRW, Germany
    Waste Manag 29:1370-5. 2009
  6. ncbi Emerging cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sirte-Libya: epidemiology, recognition and management
    Fouad M Fathy
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 39:881-905. 2009
  7. ncbi Prevalence of intestinal parasites among primary schoolchildren in Derna District, Libya
    Gazala A Sadaga
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Omar El Mouktar University, Derna, Libya
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 37:205-14. 2007
  8. ncbi Science in Libya. From pariah to science powerhouse?
    John Bohannon
    Science 308:182-4. 2005
  9. ncbi Risk factors for stunting among under-fives in Libya
    Adel El Taguri
    Hopital Necker Enfants Malades, 149 rue de Sevres, F 75743 Paris Cedex 15, France
    Public Health Nutr 12:1141-9. 2009
  10. ncbi Prevalence of diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose tolerance in Benghazi Libya
    O A Kadiki
    P O Box 51, Benghazi, Libya
    Diabetes Metab 27:647-54. 2001

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  1. ncbi Compounding tragedy
    David M Keepnews
    Policy Polit Nurs Pract 8:5-6. 2007
    The case of six health professionals imprisoned and facing execution in Libya only deepens the tragedy of an HIV outbreak among hospitalized children in the late 1990s. Worldwide attention has been focused on this case...
  2. ncbi Canine echinococcosis in northwest Libya: assessment of coproantigen ELISA, and a survey of infection with analysis of risk-factors
    I E Buishi
    Cestode Zoonoses Research Group, Bioscience Research Institute and School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Greater Manchester M5 4WT, UK
    Vet Parasitol 130:223-32. 2005
    ..and risk factors for canine echinococcosis in different endemic localities in the Tripoli area of northwest Libya, stray dogs were examined post-mortem, and owned dogs screened for Echinococcus granulosus infection using a ..
  3. ncbi Molecular epidemiology: HIV-1 and HCV sequences from Libyan outbreak
    Tulio de Oliveira
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
    Nature 444:836-7. 2006
    ..1 (HIV-1) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection were reported in children attending Al-Fateh Hospital in Benghazi, Libya. Here we use molecular phylogenetic techniques to analyse new virus sequences from these outbreaks...
  4. ncbi Primary malignant tumors of orofacial region at Benghazi, Libya: a 17 years review
    Krishnaraj Subhashraj
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Al Arab Medical Science University, Benghazi, Libya
    Cancer Epidemiol 33:332-6. 2009
    ..7%). The incidence of oral malignancy is impressively low with respect to the corresponding levels in other countries in Africa and some European countries...
  5. ncbi Hospital waste management in Libya: a case study
    M Sawalem
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Duisburg Essen, Bismarckstr 90, 47057 Duisburg, NRW, Germany
    Waste Manag 29:1370-5. 2009
    In Libya, as in many developing countries, little information is available regarding generation, handling and disposal of hospital waste. This fact hinders the development and implementation of hospital waste management schemes...
  6. ncbi Emerging cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sirte-Libya: epidemiology, recognition and management
    Fouad M Fathy
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 39:881-905. 2009
    The present work aimed to determine the risk factors, lesion pattern and effective therapy of emerging ZCL in Sirte-Libya. The study was carried out on 163 patients referred to health centers of Al-Gadaheya and Al-Hisha villages in the ..
  7. ncbi Prevalence of intestinal parasites among primary schoolchildren in Derna District, Libya
    Gazala A Sadaga
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Omar El Mouktar University, Derna, Libya
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 37:205-14. 2007
    ..000), socio-economic status of the family (P = 0.000), family size and number of rooms in houses (P = 0.000). Also, there was a significant differences between infection rate and source of water for human consumption (P = 0.05)...
  8. ncbi Science in Libya. From pariah to science powerhouse?
    John Bohannon
    Science 308:182-4. 2005
  9. ncbi Risk factors for stunting among under-fives in Libya
    Adel El Taguri
    Hopital Necker Enfants Malades, 149 rue de Sevres, F 75743 Paris Cedex 15, France
    Public Health Nutr 12:1141-9. 2009
    Stunting is a chronic condition reflecting poor nutrition and health. Our aim was to ascertain major predictors of stunting in children <5 years old in Libya.
  10. ncbi Prevalence of diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose tolerance in Benghazi Libya
    O A Kadiki
    P O Box 51, Benghazi, Libya
    Diabetes Metab 27:647-54. 2001
    ..by a house to house study, the prevalence of diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and their associated risk factors in Benghazi, Libya using 75 gram oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and ADA 1997 and WHO 1998 diagnostic criteria.
  11. ncbi First report of Leishmania (L) killicki Rioux, Lanotte & Pratlong, 1986 in Libya
    K Aoun
    Parasite 13:87-8. 2006
  12. ncbi Incidence of type 1 diabetes in children (0-14 years) in Benghazi Libya (1991-2000)
    O A Kadiki
    Benghazi Diabetes Centre, Benghazi, Libya
    Diabetes Metab 28:463-7. 2002
    Incidence of Type 1 diabetes in 0-14 year olds in Benghazi (Libya) during the period 1981-1990 was 7.0/10 5...
  13. ncbi Hydatidosis in camels (Camelus dromedarius) slaughtered at Sirt Abattoir, Libya
    Hamed H Kassem
    Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Garyounis University, P O Box 9480, Benghazi
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 36:1-10. 2006
    ..77%) than those of liver (14.23%). The mean number of cysts in infected liver was 1 to 15 and in infected lung were 1 to 17 cysts. Intensity of infection increased with increasing age. Cysts size varied from 1-8 cm in diameter...
  14. ncbi Intestinal parasitic infection among children and neonatus admitted to Ibn-Sina Hospital, Sirt, Libya
    Hamed H Kasssem
    Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Garyounis University1, P O Box 9480, Benghazi, Libya
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 37:371-80. 2007
    ..The socio-economic status of children parents revealed that high prevalence in children from medium socio-economic status. The family size had no significant effect on the prevalence of the intestinal parasites...
  15. ncbi Molar-incisor hypomineralization (MIH) in a group of school-aged children in Benghazi, Libya
    D Fteita
    Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Arch Paediatr Dent 7:92-5. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess developmental enamel defects with an emphasis to MIH in children from four primary schools in Benghazi, Libya.
  16. ncbi Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in asymptomatic subjects in Libya
    Asim S Bakka
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Garyounis University, Benghazi, Libya
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 43:265-8. 2002
    ..No detailed study on such infection is being recorded so far in Libya. The aims of the study were to detect H...
  17. ncbi A survey of ticks on farm animals in Libya
    M M Gabaj
    Department of Veterinary Parasitology, School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 86:543-8. 1992
    ..species of ixodid ticks and two species of argasid ticks were collected during a three-year survey of 58 farms in Libya. These included Boophilus annulatus, B. microplus, B...
  18. ncbi Uropathogens from diabetic patients in Libya: virulence factors and phylogenetic groups of Escherichia coli isolates
    Khalifa Sifaw Ghenghesh
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Al Fateh University for Medical Sciences, Tripoli, Libya
    J Med Microbiol 58:1006-14. 2009
    ..patients, all with clinically diagnosed UTIs, attending Elkhadra Hospital and the Diabetic Center in Tripoli, Libya. Specimens were examined for different uropathogens using standard microbiological procedures...
  19. ncbi PCR detection of toxic shock syndrome toxin of Staphylococcus aureus from Tripoli, Libya
    Abdulmula El-Ghodban
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Etovos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
    J Med Microbiol 55:179-82. 2006
    ..This is the first time that PCR detection of tst in S. aureus has been reported from Libya, and further studies are needed on the occurrence of toxic shock syndrome in the community and the role of TSST-1-..
  20. ncbi Neurological disorders in Libya: an overview
    Hani T S Benamer
    Neurology Department, Queen Elizabeth Neuroscience Centre, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    Neuroepidemiology 29:143-9. 2007
    ..of this study was to review all publications related to the incidence and prevalence of neurological disorders in Libya, and to estimate the burden of these disorders in the country...
  21. ncbi Epidemiology and strain characteristics of Echinococcus granulosus in the Benghazi area of eastern Libya
    O A Tashani
    Department of Zoology, Garyounis University, P O Box 17192, Benghazi, Libya
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 96:369-81. 2002
    The incidence of surgically confirmed cystic echinococcosis in eastern Libya was estimated to be at least 4.2 cases/100,000, with significantly more female cases than male...
  22. ncbi Carriage by the German cockroach (Blattella germanica) of multiple-antibiotic-resistant bacteria that are potentially pathogenic to humans, in hospitals and households in Tripoli, Libya
    R M Elgderi
    Department of Zoology, Faculty of Sciences, Al Fateh University, P O Box 13537, Tripoli, Libya
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 100:55-62. 2006
    ..The local health and environmental authorities need to be encouraged to treat B. germanica infestations seriously and to control them quickly and effectively...
  23. ncbi Trichophyton violaceum is the dominant cause of tinea capitis in children in Tripoli, Libya: results of a two year survey
    Mohamed S Ellabib
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Medical College, Al Fateh University, Tripoli, Libya
    Mycopathologia 153:145-7. 2002
    ..7% (144/584) and T. mentagrophytes at 5.5% (32/584). The majority of infections (380/584) occurred in females and in children with ages less than 12 years (554/584)...
  24. ncbi Serotypes, virulence factors, antibiotic sensitivity, beta-lactamase activity and plasmid analysis of Salmonella from children with diarrhea in Tripoli (Libya)
    A el-Ghodban
    Department of Microbiology, Eotvos Lorand University, Pazmany Peter setany 1 C, H 1117 Budapest, Hungary
    Acta Microbiol Immunol Hung 49:433-44. 2002
    A total of 21 Salmonella strains isolated in Libya (16 from children with diarrhea and 5 from healthy controls) were serotyped and studied for their cell invasive ability, production of cytotoxin, antibiotic susceptibility, beta-..
  25. ncbi Hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus in medical waste handlers in Tripoli, Libya
    E Franka
    Faculty of Medicine, Al Fateh University for Medical Sciences, Tripoli, Libya
    J Hosp Infect 72:258-61. 2009
    ..prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among MWHs in Libya. During a one-year period (January to December 2004) blood samples from 300 (59 females) MWHs employed by a local ..
  26. ncbi Cancer incidence in eastern Libya: the first report from the Benghazi Cancer Registry, 2003
    Mufid El Mistiri
    Benghazi Cancer Registry, Department of Oncology and Hematology, Garyounis University, Benghazi, Libya
    Int J Cancer 120:392-7. 2007
    ..in Northern Africa is still limited and, until now, there have been no population-based data available for Libya. In this paper, we present the first data collected and analyzed by the Benghazi Cancer Registry...
  27. ncbi Carriage by the housefly (Musca domestica) of multiple-antibiotic-resistant bacteria that are potentially pathogenic to humans, in hospital and other urban environments in Misurata, Libya
    N Rahuma
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Misurata University, P O Box 2478, Misurata, Libya
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 99:795-802. 2005
    ..aureus, in the hospital environment. Given their mobility, it seems likely that houseflies carry such pathogens from hospitals to surrounding communities, and vice versa...
  28. ncbi Intestinal parasitosis in Nalout popularity, western Libya
    M K Al Kilani
    Department of Laboratories, Faculty of Medical Technology, Al Gabal Al Gharby University, Libya
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 38:255-64. 2008
    ..5%), Giardia lamblia (2.5%), Balantidium coli (0.38%), and Hymenolepis nana (0.38%) A Sudanese immigrant employee had Strongyloides stercoralis larva in stool culture...
  29. ncbi Epidemiology of flea infestation of ruminants in Libya
    J F Kaal
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
    Vet Parasitol 141:313-8. 2006
    The results of an epidemiological and clinical study of flea infestations of farm animals in northern Libya is reported. Of 12,130 sheep examined from 124 flocks, 150 sheep were found to be infested with fleas from 50 different flocks...
  30. ncbi Studies on the screwworm fly Cochliomyia hominivorax in Libya: effect of temperature on pupation and eclosion
    O R Elwaer
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Al Fateh University, Tripoli, Libya
    Parasitol Res 77:48-9. 1991
    The American screwworm fly Cochliomyia hominivorax has recently been reported in Libya (El-Azazy 1989)...
  31. ncbi Effects of Ramadan upon fluid and food intake, fatigue, and physical, mental, and social activities: a comparison between the UK and Libya
    Jim Waterhouse
    Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
    Chronobiol Int 25:697-724. 2008
    Two studies were performed during Ramadan, one in the UK (N=31) and the other in Libya (N=33). The aims were to assess some changes to lifestyle that are produced by fasting as well as effects due to culture...
  32. ncbi Trichomoniasis among women with vaginal discharge in Benghazi city, Libya
    Hamed H Kassem
    Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Garyounis University, P O Box 9480, Benghazi, Libya
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 36:1007-16. 2006
    ..29/2450, (1.2%) had T. vaginalis. The infected women suffered vaginalis discharge (93.10%), burning (81.48%), vulvar pruritus (79.39%), dyspareuria (40.47%), dysuria (21.43%) and strawberry appearance (75.86%)...
  33. ncbi Kidney transplantation in Libya: a North African and Middle Eastern perspective
    Ehtuish F Ehtuish
    Organ Transplant Center, Tripoli Central Hospital, Tripoli, Libya, and Department of Surgery, Drexel University Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Exp Clin Transplant 4:425-8. 2006
    In August 2004, a national organ transplant program utilizing the latest policies, procedures, and protocols was begun in Libya. During the first year of the program, 50 kidney transplantations from living donors were performed.
  34. ncbi Etiology of childhood diarrhea in Zliten, Libya
    Mustafa B Ali
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, El Khomes University, El Khomes, Libya
    Saudi Med J 26:1759-65. 2005
    To determine the etiological agents of diarrhea in children from a small semi-urban city in Libya and the association of age, gender, seasonal variation, breast-feeding, source of water for drinking, or antibiotic use with the isolation ..
  35. ncbi Study on human ophthalmomyiasis externa caused by Oestrus ovis larva, in Sirte-Libya: parasite features, clinical presentation and management
    Fouad M Fathy
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 36:265-82, following 282. 2006
    ..The study included 20 patients referred to university hospital of Sirte, Libya. Results showed that the condition was more common among adult male shepherds and farmers in rural areas...
  36. pmc Expanding global distribution of rotavirus serotype G9: detection in Libya, Kenya, and Cuba
    N A Cunliffe
    University of Liverpool, United Kinngdom
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:890-2. 2001
    ..cross-sectional studies of childhood diarrhea, we have detected serotype G9 rotaviruses for the first time in Libya, Kenya, and Cuba...
  37. ncbi Living related kidney transplantation in Libya: a single center experience
    A Usta
    Department of Surgery, National Organ Transplant Program, Tripoli Central Hospital, Tripoli, Libyan Arab Jamahirriya
    Transplant Proc 40:3428-33. 2008
    The aim of this study was to establish a successful living related kidney transplantation program in Libya and to bring down health care costs in management of patients with end-stage renal disease.
  38. ncbi Hydatidosis- chinococcosis in Libya (review article)
    Hamed H Kassem
    Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Garyounis University, P O Box 9480, Benghazi, Libya
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 36:21-6. 2006
    Cystic echinococcosis due to Echinococcus granulosus is a serious public health and livestock economy problem in Libya. The present paper reviewed and summarized all data available on hydatidosis since 1970...
  39. ncbi The New World screwworm fly in Libya: a review of its introduction and eradication
    D A Lindquist
    Screwworm Emergency Centre for North Africa SECNA Field Programme, Tripoli, Libya
    Med Vet Entomol 6:2-8. 1992
    ..of sterile flies was terminated on 17 October 1991, 6 months after the last detected case of screwworm myiasis in Libya. Intensive surveillance and quarantine activities will, however, continue through 1992...
  40. pmc Libya, HIV, and open communication
    Kuan Teh Jeang
    Retrovirology 3:99. 2006
    ..It also comments on the role played by open communication for bridging cultural misunderstandings and summarizes briefly Retrovirology's progress in 2006...
  41. ncbi Prevalence of human hydatid disease in northwestern Libya: a cross-sectional ultrasound study
    M K Shambesh
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Salford
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 86:381-6. 1992
    ..an ultrasound survey of the prevalence of hydatid disease (Echinococcus granulosus) in five areas of northwestern Libya; hydatid cysts were seen in 57 (1.4%), an overall prevalence of approximately 2...
  42. pmc Mohmmar Qadaffi, open access, and retrovirology
    Kuan Teh Jeang
    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Retrovirology 1:24. 2004
    ..In this editorial, I review the reasons for and the advantages of Open Access publishing, update our progress to date, and summarize where we intend to go with this journal...
  43. ncbi Retrial ordered for health workers imprisoned in Libya
    Bojan Pancevski
    Lancet 367:292. 2006
  44. ncbi Segregation analysis of mandibular prognathism in Libya
    A A El-Gheriani
    Department of Human Genetics, Graduate School of Public Health, 500 Cellomics Bldg, University of Pittsburgh, 100 Technology Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
    J Dent Res 82:523-7. 2003
    ..Segregation analysis of a prognathic mandible in the entire dataset supported a transmissible Mendelian major effect, with a dominant mode of inheritance determined to be the most parsimonious...
  45. ncbi HIV injustice in Libya--scapegoating foreign medical professionals
    Elisabeth Rosenthal
    International Herald Tribune
    N Engl J Med 355:2505-8. 2006
  46. ncbi An open letter to Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi
    Richard J Roberts
    Nature 444:146. 2006
  47. ncbi Monophyletic HIV type 1 CRF02-AG in a nosocomial outbreak in Benghazi, Libya
    Ubaldo Visco-Comandini
    National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 18:727-32. 2002
    A cluster of HIV-1 infection has been identified in Libya in 1999, involving 402 children admitted to "El-Fath" Children's Hospital in Benghazi (BCH) during 1998 and 19 of their mothers...
  48. pmc 'Libyan Trial': a verdict running counter to scientific evidence
    Eric Fleutelot
    Head of International Programs, Sidaction, Paris, France
    Retrovirology 3:98. 2006
    ..Sidaction's appeal regarding the sentencing of medical personnels in the Libyan-HIV infection cases...
  49. ncbi Science in Libya. Evidence overruled: medics on death row
    John Bohannon
    Science 308:184-5. 2005
  50. ncbi Bulgarian nurses appeal Libyan death sentence
    Margarete Lieb Zalon
    University of Scranton, Department of Nursing, USA
    Pa Nurse 60:22. 2005
  51. ncbi Justice in Libya? Let scientific evidence prevail
    Martin S Hirsch
    J Infect Dis 195:467-8. 2007
  52. ncbi Crisis in Libya: Doctor and nurses under death sentence
    Nikolai Tsankov
    Clin Dermatol 23:527. 2005
  53. ncbi Hydatid cyst--an unusual presentation
    Anuj Mishra
    Department of Transplant Radiology, National Organ Transplant Program, Tripoli Central Hospital, University of Al Fateh, Tripoli, Libya
    Saudi Med J 27:892-3. 2006
  54. pmc Libya negotiates deal for release of doctor, 5 nurses
    Tavé van Zyl
    CMAJ 177:448. 2007
  55. ncbi US criticises Bulgarian nurses' conviction. Condemnation for death sentences met by protests in Libya
    Khabir Ahmad
    Lancet 363:1611. 2004
  56. ncbi Intestinal parasites in school aged children and the first case report on amoebiasis in urinary bladder in Tripoli, Libya
    Najla A Ben Musa
    Department of Medical Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Al Fateh University, Tripoli, Libya
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 37:775-84. 2007
    ..The rates of protozoa were Entamoeba histolytica 4%, Entamoeba coli 4% and Giardia lamblia 2%. The problem was created by parasitosis in endangering children's health are more increasing in Tripoli District...
  57. ncbi The prevalence of coeliac disease in Libyan children with type 1 diabetes mellitus
    Abdelhakim Ashabani
    Department of Immunology and Gnotobiology, Institute of Microbiology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Videnska, Prague, Czech Republic
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 19:69-75. 2003
    ..There are no data on the prevalence of CD in the Libyan population and Libyan DM patients. The aim of this study was to test the occurrence of CD-related markers in a group of Libyan children with DM...
  58. ncbi Intestinal parasitic infections among school children in Tripoli, Libya
    Najla Ben Musa
    Department of Parasitology, Faculties of Medicine, El Fateh University, Tripoli, Libya
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 37:1011-6. 2007
    ..This was a preliminary approach to clarify the status on intestinal parasites since reliable reportable data being still comparatively lacking, which might be a guide for a feasible national control program...
  59. ncbi Clinical manifestations in Israeli cystinuria patients and molecular assessment of carrier rates in Libyan Jewish controls
    Roy Sidi
    Danek Gartner Institute of Human Genetics, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:439-42. 2003
    ..Mutations in SLC3A1 cause type I disease, while mutations in SLC7A9 are associated with non-type I disease. In Israel, cystinuria is especially common among Libyan Jews who suffer from non-type I disease...
  60. ncbi Libya: foreign health-care workers sentenced to death for deliberate infection
    Barbara Mysko
    HIV AIDS Policy Law Rev 9:61. 2004
    ..accused of deliberately infecting 426 children with HIV were sentenced to death by the Benghazi Criminal Court in Libya. The execution is to be carried out by firing squad...
  61. ncbi Prevalence of echinococcosis in street dogs in Tripole District, Libya
    Najla A Ben Musa
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, El Fateh University, Tripoli, Libya
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 37:793-800. 2007
    Cystic echinococcosis due to E. granulosus is a serious public health and livestock economy problem in Libya. Kato thick smear examination of 50 street dogs stools showed that they had Echinococcus granulosus (58%), Taenia spp...
  62. ncbi Cancer mortality in Benghazi, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, 1991-96
    R Singh
    Department of Family Medicine, Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
    East Mediterr Health J 7:255-73. 2001
    ..The results point to the necessity for conducting comprehensive prospective studies, initiating a cancer registry and establishing a national cancer control programme...
  63. ncbi The diagnostic value of C-reactive protein, white blood cell count and neutrophil percentage in childhood appendicitis
    Adnan A Mohammed
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Medical Faculty, PO Box 9350, Benghazi, Libya
    Saudi Med J 25:1212-5. 2004
    ..To analyze the value of C-reactive protein (CRP), total white blood cell count (WBC), and neutrophil percentage in the diagnosis of suspected cases of childhood appendicitis...
  64. ncbi The modified Blalock-Taussig shunt: a 6-year experience from a developing country
    H A Maghur
    Mesallata Cardiothoracic Centre, Libya
    Pediatr Cardiol 23:49-52. 2002
    Since 1992 we have performed the modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (MBTS) for cyanotic children in Libya. This retrospective study reviews our results as a developing country, comparing them with those in the literature, and makes ..
  65. ncbi Comparative metal distribution in hair of Pakistani and Libyan population and source identification by multivariate analysis
    Munir H Shah
    Department of Chemistry, Quaid i Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Environ Monit Assess 114:505-19. 2006
    ..The results of the present study are compared with those reported for subjects from other regions of the world...
  66. ncbi Treatment strategy of inguinal hernia in infants and children in Eastern Libya
    Amal R Omar
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Sebha Teaching Hospital, Sebha, Libya
    Saudi Med J 25:753-5. 2004
    ..The aim of the study is to evaluate and improve the treatment strategy of inguinal hernia in children...
  67. ncbi Sleep problems among pupils in Benghazi, Libya
    Marwan M Al-Sharbati
    Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University, Al Khoud, PO Box 35, Postal C 123, Sultanate of Oman
    Saudi Med J 23:1105-9. 2002
    ..To find the prevalence of sleep problems among pupils, its possible causes and associated behaviors...
  68. ncbi Diplomatic talks spur hope in Libya HIV case
    Declan Butler
    Nature 447:624-5. 2007
  69. ncbi Libyan ordeal ends: medics freed
    Declan Butler
    Nature 448:398. 2007
  70. ncbi Long term formalin preserved stool specimens for detection of intestinal parasites from school aged children in Tripoli, Libya
    Najla A Ben Musa
    Department of Medical Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Al Fateh University, Tripoli, Libya
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 37:1049-54. 2007
    ..63% was infected with intestinal parasites. No distortion or alteration of morphology was observed particularly in G. lamblia. Preservation in 10% formalin is a very productive means for the accurate identification of protozoan parasites...
  71. ncbi Clinicians await end to HIV trial ordeal in Libya
    Kelly Morris
    Lancet Infect Dis 4:130. 2004
  72. ncbi [More than a hundred Nobel price winners face Libyan obscurantism]
    Jean Yves Nau
    Rev Med Suisse 2:2639. 2006
  73. pmc Foreign health workers look set to escape Libyan death sentence
    Owen Dyer
    BMJ 335:115. 2007
  74. ncbi Growth of preschool children in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: regional and sociodemographic differences
    J Hameida
    Ecole de Santé Publique, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France
    East Mediterr Health J 8:458-69. 2002
    ..Stunting was significantly related to age and region and to maternal education level and family size. Wasting was highly correlated with maternal education...
  75. pmc Libyan government lets AIDS experts comment on hospital deaths
    Katka Krosnar
    BMJ 327:360. 2003
  76. ncbi Ethnic differences in CYP2C9*2 (Arg144Cys) and CYP2C9*3 (Ile359Leu) genotypes in Japanese and Israeli populations
    Kenji Nakai
    Department of Laboratory Medicine, Iwate Medical University, Morioka 020 8505, Japan
    Life Sci 78:107-11. 2005
    ..85/0.15) and Yemenite Jews (0.849/0.151). Thus, the CYP2C9*2 (Arg144Cys) and CYP2C9*3 (Ile359Leu) variants were rare in the Japanese population, and showed different frequencies in the four Jewish ethnic groups examined...
  77. ncbi Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts; a founder effect in Israeli patients and a higher than expected carrier rate among Libyan Jews
    Bruria Ben-Zeev
    Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Hum Genet 111:214-8. 2002
    ..G59E mutation, revealed a carrier rate of 1/40 compared with an expected carrier rate of 1/81. Several explanations could account for this difference the most likely one is an admixture of the Libyan Jewish population...
  78. ncbi The imaging appearance of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease caused by the E200K mutation
    Robert K Fulbright
    Department of Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, MRRC, The Anlyan Center N137, P O Box 208043, New Haven, CT 06520 8043, USA
    Magn Reson Imaging 24:1121-9. 2006
    ..These results provide a framework for future study of patients with genetically defined familial CJD...
  79. ncbi Nosocomial outbreak of multiple bloodborne viral infections
    S Yerly
    Laboratory of Virology, Division of Infectious Diseases, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Infect Dis 184:369-72. 2001
    ..After a major outbreak of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in approximately 400 children in 1998 in Libya, we tested HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV), and hepatitis B virus (HBV) markers in 148 children and collected ..
  80. ncbi Incidence and control of brucellosis in the Near East region
    Mohamed Refai
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
    Vet Microbiol 90:81-110. 2002
    ..Brucellosis in camels has been reported in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Egypt, Libya and Somalia. It has been reported even in racing camels in the United Arab Emirates...
  81. ncbi There are many Mediterranean diets
    A Noah
    Human Nutrition Unit, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 10:2-9. 2001
    ..Spain, southern France, Italy, Malta, Croatia, Bosnia, Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Malta, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco...
  82. ncbi In memoriam: Efremov D. Georgi (1932-2011). Founder of the molecular biology in the Republic of Macedonia - biochemist, geneticist
    M Polenakovic
    Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts
    Prilozi 32:333-6. 2011
    ..He has been a visiting professor at a number of universities in the USA, Cuba, Libya and Kuwait...
  83. ncbi Co-distribution pattern of a haemogregarine Hemolivia mauritanica (Apicomplexa: Haemogregarinidae) and its vector Hyalomma aegyptium (Metastigmata: Ixodidae)
    Pavel Siroký
    Department of Biology and Wildlife Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Palackeho 1 3, 612 42 Brno, Czech Republic
    J Parasitol 95:728-33. 2009
    ..Hyalomma aegyptium was absent in the western Souss Valley and Ourika Valley in Morocco, the Cyrenaica Peninsula in Libya, Jordan, and the Antilebanon Mountains in Syria...
  84. ncbi Leishmaniasis in the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Region
    Jose A Ruiz Postigo
    World Health Organization, Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, Cairo, Egypt
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 36:S62-5. 2010
    ..of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis, caused by Leishmania major, occur in Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen...
  85. ncbi Self-medication with antibiotics in the ambulatory care setting within the Euro-Mediterranean region; results from the ARMed project
    Elizabeth Anne Scicluna
    Infection Control Unit, Mater Dei Hospital, B Kara Bypass, Msida MSD 2090, Malta
    J Infect Public Health 2:189-97. 2009
    ..short structured interviews in out-patients clinics or primary health centres in Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Tunisia and Turkey. A total of 2109 interviews were undertaken of which 1705 completed the full questionnaire...
  86. ncbi Tick repellent properties of three Libyan plants
    S S Garboui
    Medical Entomology Unit, Department of Systematic Biology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Norbyvagen 18D, SE 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
    J Med Entomol 46:1415-9. 2009
    ..Cupressaceae) were collected at The Green Mountain in northeastern Libya. The tick-repellent effects of the essential oils from the plants were evaluated using host-seeking nymphs of ..
  87. ncbi Genetic classification of Echinococcus granulosus cysts from humans, cattle and camels in Libya using mutation scanning-based analysis of mitochondrial loci
    Mahmud H Abushhewa
    Department of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, 250 Princes Highway, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia
    Mol Cell Probes 24:346-51. 2010
    We genetically classified Echinococcus granulosus from humans, cattle and camels in Libya utilizing DNA regions (designated pcox1 and pnad1) within the cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) and NADH dehydrogenase 1 (nad1) mitochondrial ..
  88. ncbi A systematic review of the epidemiology of epilepsy in Arab countries
    Hani T S Benamer
    Neurology Department, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, UK
    Epilepsia 50:2301-4. 2009
    ..were identified: one incidence report from Qatar and five prevalence reports (two from Sudan, and one from each of Libya, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia)...
  89. ncbi Stroke in Arab countries: a systematic literature review
    Hani T S Benamer
    Neurology Department, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
    J Neurol Sci 284:18-23. 2009
    ..Studies were available for Saudi Arabia (n=16), Qatar (n=4), Libya (n=3), Kuwait (n=2), Jordan (n=1), United Arab Emirates (n=1), Bahrain (n=1), Tunisia (n=1), Iraq (n=1), and Sudan ..
  90. ncbi Clinical features and molecular epidemiology of rotavirus and norovirus infections in Libyan children
    Mohamed Abugalia
    National Centre for Disease Control, Tripoli, Libya
    J Med Virol 83:1849-56. 2011
    ..was undertaken among children aged <5 years with acute gastroenteritis at Al-Jala Children's Hospital, Tripoli, Libya, from October 2007 to September 2008...
  91. ncbi Molecular diversity of the 5S rRNA gene and genomic relationships in the genus Avena (Poaceae: Aveneae)
    Yuan Ying Peng
    Triticeae Research Institute, Sichuan Agricultural University, Yaan 625014, Sichuan, People s Republic of China
    Genome 51:137-54. 2008
    ..longiglumis (CIav9087 and CIav9089) collected in Algeria and Libya, respectively, whereas only 1 clone of A. clauda (CN21378) had the short D1 unit...
  92. ncbi Chloroplast DNA microsatellite analysis supports a polyphyletic origin for barley
    J L Molina-Cano
    Centre UdL IRTA, Av Rovira Roure 177, 25189, Lleida, Spain
    Theor Appl Genet 110:613-9. 2005
    ..spontaneum (HS accessions) from Morocco, Ethiopia, Cyprus, Crete, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan and Israel, 122 H. vulgare ssp...
  93. ncbi Immunoblot evaluation of IgG and IgG-subclass antibody responses for immunodiagnosis of human alveolar echinococcosis
    H Wen
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Salford
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 89:485-95. 1995
    ..None of the CE cases from Uruguay or Libya, where human AE has not been reported, was seropositive for the 17.5-kDa antigen. Antibodies from three (7...
  94. ncbi Arsenic induces oxidative stress, sphingolipidosis, depletes proteins and some antioxidants in various regions of rat brain
    S S Haider
    Department of Biochemistry, Nepalgunj Medical College, Nepalgunj, Nepal
    Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ) 6:60-9. 2008
    ..To seek an interrelationship, if any, between oxidant stress and neurochemical changes in various rat brain regions after arsenic exposure...
  95. ncbi Women in Arab countries: challenging the patriarchal system?
    Philippe Fargues
    Euro Mediterranean Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
    Reprod Health Matters 13:43-8. 2005
    ..g. 28 in urban Morocco and 29 in Libya, and entry into the labour force of young, single women...
  96. ncbi Reasons for extraction in a group of Libyan patients
    Sujata M Byahatti
    Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Garyounis University, and Benghazi, Libya
    Int Dent J 61:199-203. 2011
    To investigate the pattern and causes of tooth loss in patients among eastern part of Libya.
  97. ncbi Late middle Eocene epoch of Libya yields earliest known radiation of African anthropoids
    Jean Jacques Jaeger
    Institut International de Paléoprimatologie et Paléontologie humaine, Évolution et Paléoenvironnements, CNRS UMR 6046, Universite de Poitiers, 40 Avenue du Recteur Pineau, 86022 Poitiers, France
    Nature 467:1095-8. 2010
    ..known diverse assemblage of African anthropoids from the late middle Eocene Dur At-Talah escarpment in central Libya. The primate assemblage from Dur At-Talah includes diminutive species pertaining to three higher-level anthropoid ..
  98. ncbi The reliance on unclaimed cadavers for anatomical teaching by medical schools in Africa
    Hope Gangata
    Anatomy Section, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
    Anat Sci Educ 3:174-83. 2010
    ..and Zimbabwe, the donations are mostly from the white community, and medical school in the Islamic country of Libya is importing cadavers from India...
  99. ncbi Emergence and characterization of serotype G9 rotavirus strains from Africa
    Nicola Page
    National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Sandringham, South Africa
    J Infect Dis 202:S55-63. 2010
    ..African countries, including South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Libya, and Mauritius...
  100. pmc Comparison of two multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis methods for molecular strain typing of human Brucella melitensis isolates from the Middle East
    Rebekah V Tiller
    US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 47:2226-31. 2009
    ..101 Brucella melitensis isolates from sporadic human cases of brucellosis in Egypt (n = 83), Qatar (n = 17), and Libya (n = 1)...
  101. ncbi Successful and currently ongoing parasite eradication programs
    Dwight D Bowman
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Vet Parasitol 139:293-307. 2006
    ..programs are Hypoderma species in Great Britain and Europe, Cochliomyia hominivorax after its introduction into Libya from the Americas, and Echinococcus granulosus in Tasmania, Australia...

Research Grants1

  1. INJURY PREVENTION TRAINING IN EGYPT AND THE MIDDLE EAST
    Jon Mark Hirshon; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Shams University, 2) to expand our training programs to Alexandria University in Egypt and Garyounis University in Libya in order to raise awareness and efforts related to injury research and injury prevention, and 3) to conduct at ..