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Current Challenges of Organ Donation Programs in Syria
Bassam Saeed
International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine , 2010,
Abstract: Background: Renal transplantation is the optimal treatment for the majority of patients with end-stage renal disease.Objective: To examine the donor characteristics of kidney transplants in Syria and the impact of national Syrian legislation on the evolution of kidney transplantation activities in the private and public sectors.Methods: Available data on all kidney transplants performed in Syria over the last 2 decades was retrospectively analyzed to assess the characteristics of kidney donors and recipients with a focus upon transplants since 2003.Results: The kidney transplant rate has increased from 7 kidney transplants per million populations in 2002 to more than 17 in 2007. In the meantime, a substantial decline in the rate of kidney transplantation performed on Syrian nationals abroad was observed from 65% of all kidney transplantations in 1998 to less than 2% in 2007. Despite the prohibition to buy a kidney in Syria, vendors had found ways to sell their kidneys through disreputable brokers. Potential related donors were not inclined to donate kidneys to their relatives as long as kidneys could be bought from a non-related donor. By 2008, the percent of related donors in private sector represented only 8% of all donors, as compared to 50% in public hospitals. Consequently, in January 2008, the government of Syria issued a pronouncement restricting kidney transplantation to the public sector with a new national regulatory oversight of transplantation practices. Since this 2008 Administrative Order was promulgated, the kidney transplant rate in public hospitals has substantially increased by 55% with the establishmentof new public transplant centers in the 3 largest cities in Syria.Conclusion: The recommendations of the Istanbul Declaration and the Revised Guiding Principles of the World Health Organization have yet to be implemented in Syria but the expansion of kidney transplants in the public sector is an important initial step for initiating a deceased organ donation program as an essential component of a comprehensive approach to the problem of the organ shortage.
MESOT Fellowship Program
Bassam Saeed
International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine , 2011,
Abstract: MESOT Fellowship Program (MFP) is an initiative aimed at promoting and advancing organ transplantation in under-served areas of the Middle East by helping them to establish local transplantation programs or to improve an existing program. The fel lowship program gives a great opportunity to the young physicians and surgeons from this region willing to acquire some particular skills related to various aspects of organ transplantation and provides them with specific and hands-on training opportunities in host institutions. MESOT Fellows return home to share new skills and knowledge in medical and surgical transplantation and improve local standards. The proposal to establish MFP originated from Professor Nasser Simforoosh in Tehran. Later on, it was voted and approved during the general assembly of MESOT 2006 congress held in Kuwait. In fact, most of the credit goes to Professor Mustafa Mousawi from Kuwait who worked very hard to have it done and well established. The MESOT Council formed the MFP Commit tee and approved its training centers: Baskent in Ankara, Turkey; SIUT in Karachi, Pakistan; Labbafi Nezhad in Tehran, Iran; Shiraz Organ Transplant Center in Shiraz, Iran; Hamed El-Issa Organ Transplant Center in Kuwait, Kuwait; King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Cen ter in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and NUC in Mansoura, Egypt. The program was announced and well advertised. Some of the most eminent transplant surgeons and physicians from the Middle East region are heading the training process in the above-mentioned centers of excellence such as Professor Mehmet Haberal from Turkey, Professor Adib Rizvi and professor Anwar Naqvi from Pakistan, Professor Mustafa Mousawi from Kuwait, Professor Ali Malek-Hosseini and Professor Nasser Simforoosh from Iran, Professor Adel Bakr from Egypt and Professor Khalid El-Meshari from Saudi Arabia. The selection mechanism relies on five factors on the top of which is the availability of transplant activity of a given organ in the applicant center, city, and country and a written commitment by the applicant indicating his or her intent to return home upon completion of training to establish transplant unit at home center; in addition to affiliation of the applicant’s center, capability and suitability of the applicant’s center, academic position and age of the applicant. The application for MFP is online through MESOT Web site available at www.mesot-tx.org. The 30th of June of each year is the deadline to apply for MFP. The program was launched in January 2008. Yet 20 applicants from 10 Middle East countries have been
MESOT Fellowship Program
Bassam Saeed, MD
International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine , 2010,
Abstract: The MESOT (Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation) is pleased to announce theMESOT Fellowship Program for the year 2010. This program has been established in 2008 for physicians and surgeons from the Middle East region willing to acquire some particular skills related to various aspects of organ transplantation in several centers of excellence from around the Middle East. The objective of this program is to promote and advance organ transplantation in underserved areas of this region of the world by helping them to establish local transplant programsor to improve an existing program. A limited number of grants are available for the time being. Application form is available in the MESOT website: www.mesot-tx.orgApplication deadline is the 30th of June, 2010. Any individual interested in this training program should direct his or her inquiries to the chairman of The MESOT Fellowship Program Committee:
Complex polynomials in engineering
Khier Benmahammed,Saeed Badran,Bassam Kourdi
Computer Science , 2014,
Abstract: Techniques for the evaluation of complex polynomials with one and two variables are introduced. Polynomials arise in may areas such as control systems, image and signal processing, coding theory, electrical networks, etc., and their evaluations are time consuming. This paper introduces new evaluation algorithms that are straightforward with fewer arithmetic operations.
Treatment of Radon Rich Bottled Water by Granular Activated Carbon Adsorption Method  [PDF]
Saddig D. Jastaniah, Bassam Z. Shakhreet, Hanan Y. Abbas, Awad M. Elkhadir, Saeed M. Bafaraj
Open Journal of Biophysics (OJBIPHY) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojbiphy.2014.41002
We explore the use of Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) as a mitigation technique for the treatment of drinking water that was artificially enriched with Rn-222 in laboratory by placing a radium rich granite stone (pitchblende) in a closed container filled with tap water for several days in order to allow Rn-222 concentration to approach its highest possible level. Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) was immersed into the water container in order to adsorb Rn-222 in radon-rich water. The optimum activation procedure for GAC preparation was determined. Suitable contact time and optimum quantities of GAC needed to reduce Rn-222 concentration in water were experimentally determined. There is a much greater increase in Rn-222 removal from water in the ranges from 1 part: 1000 parts to 4 parts: 1000 parts GAC/water ratios. Further increase in GAC/water ratio slowly affects the Rn-222 removal.
Cyclosporin-A induced Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome
Saeed Bassam,Abou-Zor Najat,Amer Ziad,Kanani Issam
Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation , 2008,
Abstract: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a recently proposed clinico-neuroradiological entity observed in a variety of clinical settings such as cyclosporin A (CsA) neurotoxicity. We report a 3.5-year-old Syrian boy in whom steroid-resistant focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) was recently diagnosed. The patient remitted his nephrotic syndrome after 10 days of CsA administration. However, he shortly developed altered mental status, visual impairment, focal neurological deficits and seizures. We discontinued CsA that resulted in complete reversal of the patient′s encephalopathical condition over a period of 4 months. We conclude that PRES should be suspected in immunosuppresed patients with kidney disease if they have a sudden episode of neurological symptoms.
The Impact of Organizational Culture on Employee’s Satisfaction at the Jordanian Company of Investments “Safeway”  [PDF]
Bassam Mohammad Abu Khadar
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2018.81002
Abstract: This paper mainly studies a Safeway store” as a field study. Generally, job satisfaction is the main engine for all operations implemented in any business organization. In addition, communication among all the employees encourages on achieving cooperation and the planned aims highly and efficiently. So, organizations are interested in achieving the satisfaction of the employees in a way gains in growth, benefits, maintaining a good competitive position and achieving excellence in its performance. The Jordanian companies for investment and supply must pay attention to the elements and factors of organizational culture in which they coordinate all activities and procedures to execute all needs and requirements of the employees. Therefore, the problem of the study is to identify role playing by the organizational culture and its impact on job satisfaction in the Jordanian companies of investment and supplies.
The Relationship Learning and Knowledge Based View of Strategy  [PDF]
Bassam Abu Khudair
Open Journal of Business and Management (OJBM) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ojbm.2018.62024
The rate of learning is determined by the method that one comes up with the information. The identical substance can be realized often times quicker if properly formulated. This work aims at fostering multidisciplinary dialogue and study about knowledge-intensive methods to learning administration as well as studying procedures in the person, business and countrywide amounts, focusing information portrayal problems, sociable and organizational components, architectural, and layout concerns associated with studying supervision systems. Moreover, business strategy can be defined as set of plans in order to achieve the required goals. While nowadays, there is no accurate definition of strategy. In this work, collection of strategy definitions, research methods, industrial economics view of strategy, resources based view of strategy and the competitive dynamics view of strategy are explained in details. Moreover, the related research including strategy definitions is previewed.
A Model for FeSiMg Alloy Production by Reduction Technique  [PDF]
Saeed Nabil Saeed Ghali
Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering (JMMCE) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/jmmce.2011.109067
Abstract: Ferrosilicon magnesium is basic foundry alloys used for the production of ductile cast iron. Magnesium content plays an important role in the produced alloy grades from dolomite ore. The focus of the present work is to simulate mathematical model to predict magnesium content in the ferrosilicon magnesium, which produced by silicothermic reduction of calcined dolomite. The basic assumptions of this model are: constant low viscosity of molten charge, the reaction is irreversible of second order and the reaction is isothermal. The reaction is based on the following equation: 2MgO+2Si →Mg2Si+SiO2 The results of previous work was found to be in a good coincidence with the predicted values by the model [Mg]=(MgO0)[Si0][eKt[(MgO0)-[Si0]]-1]/ (MgO0)[eKt[(MgO0)-[Si0]]-[Si0]] where [Mg] is the concentration of magnesium metal in ferrosilicon magnesium alloy in mol/L. [Si0] and (MgO0) are the initial concentration of silicon and magnesium oxide in charge in mol/L, while t is time in second, K is the reaction rate constant ( 3.26588x10-7 L Sec-1 mol-1). The predicted values are greater than the experimental values; this may be attributed to the use of concentration instead of the activity. The predicted values of magnesium content in ferrosilicon magnesium alloy are in a good agreement with the experimental results obtained in previous work at low viscosity.
Modification and Development of a Blow Molding Machine  [PDF]
Bassam A. Al-Helou
Engineering (ENG) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/eng.2012.44025
Abstract: This study is based on the modification and development of a two-liter plastic container blow molding machine into a five-liter one provided with a translucent view stripe. This study considers some objectives including reducing the total cost, increasing the amount of plastic recovery, and raising the desired plastic materials. Proper designs were prepared and directly applied on spot. Tangible results were obtained. Among others, the modification of some components of the machine, e.g. the extruder, has led to the possible reuse of the milled (recovery) and extra material from the manufacturing processes. That was also conducive to an effective reduction in the cost of production to 50% in some cases. Prior to its modification, this old machine was used to produce polyvinyl chloride (PVC) containers that have become prohibited these days for their damaging effect on man’s life. For now, and after modification, it has become possible to use High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) material, a fact that has improved labor conditions, too.
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