Adel M. Zeglam

Adel M. Zeglam
University of Tripoli | UOT · Pediatrics

MBBCh,DCh,FRCPCH,FRCPI

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Introduction
Adel M. Zeglam currently works as a Consultant Neurodevelopment Pediatrician and Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Tripoli;Libya. Adel does researches in neurodevelopment epidemiology . Their current project is 'MRI or not to MRI! Should brain MRI be a routine investigation in children with autistic spectrum disorders?' and the effect of viewing TV in the early months of life on child's behaviour and neurodevelopment.
Additional affiliations
January 2003 - April 2022
University of Tripoli
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Professor of Pediatrics and child health,Senior lecturer . Member of education and syllabus committee. Examiner for undergraduate and post graduate candidates. Supervising postgraduate students .
January 2002 - present
University of Tripoli
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Education
January 2011 - January 2011
University of Tripoli
Field of study
  • Medicine

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Publications (39)
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Introduction: During COVID-19 pandemic, when social distancing becomes compulsory for all, a nation-wide school closure was implemented. The aim of this paper is to assess the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on children with ASD and their families in Tripoli, Libya. Materials and Methods: We conducted face-to-face interviews with parents of children wi...
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ABSTRACT Objective: Recent progress in genetic analysis and investigations have enabled researchers to identify potential genetic changes that may play a role in ASD. The number of genes connected with autism is growing. Whole exome sequencing(WES) identified the homozygous TBC1D8 variant. Aim to report for the first time a TBC1D8 missense varian...
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Abstract Objective: to detect the prevalence of behavioral difficulties among children attending nurseries in Tripoli, Libya. Methods: The study took place in Tripoli, Libya .Data was collected over three months period between January and March 2009 from parents. The Arabic version of Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) were used. The s...
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Introduction:A global prevalence of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) was estimated on review of epidemiological studies and has been found to be increasing. Advancements in genetic analysis have provided the ability to identify potential genetic changes that may contribute to ASD. TBC1D8 (TBC1 Domain Family Member 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Among...
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Background: In low and middle-income countries where the health care is in a weakened state, spending money on unaffordable and probably unnecessary investigations might be substituted by a reliable, simple and more informative tool that can deal with the problem. Aims: To examine current medical practice of measuring auditory brainstem response...
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Over the past decade, autism has emerged as a major public health concern all over the world including Africa. Autism begins early in life (almost always before 3 and rarely before 5). Most children with autism show signs of the disability from birth though there are some cases where early normal development is followed by a deterioration of social...
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Purpose: Little is known about the prevalence of epilepsy in autism in the Arab and African countries. This prospective hospital-based study was conducted between 2012 and 2016 in an attempt to describe the occurrence, the seizure characteristics, and the prevalence of epilepsy in autism in Tripoli, Libya. ABSTRACT Purpose The knowledge about possi...
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Aims: to examine current medical practice of ordering ABR for all children with ASD, assess the evidence of the value of this test in these children and its applicability in developing countries to which Libya belongs. Method: The medical records of all children with ASD presented to neurodevelopment clinics over five year's period (January 2010 t...
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This inborn error of manganese metabolism has only recently been identified. A total of 28 affected individuals from ten families are known worldwide. Mutations in SLC39A14, encoding a Mn uptake transporter, have recently been recognized to cause excessive Mn concentrations in the blood which is believed to be neurotoxic and lead to a parkinsonian-...
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Background: Compared to typically developing children, children with autism seem to be drawn to particular television programmes and spend more time on these particular programs on satellite TV. Objective: To examine the prevalence of ADS in Tripoli, Libya and correlates of early TV viewing among a large nationally representative sample of children...
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Libya is the second largest country in North Africa with the longest coast in the Mediterranean basin and has been considered to be the “gateway to Africa.” The country has been justifiably renowned as one of the world's great success stories in public health. Its ability to deliver lowcost healthcare with good outcomes is held as a model for other...
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Ignoring the Odds: The RISE in Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Libyan Children and EARLY TV Viewing «Libyan Vision» A. M. Zeglam1 and M. F. Al-Ogab2 , (1)Al-Khadra Teaching Hospital, Tripoli, Libya, (2)Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, Tripoli, Libya
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ABSTRACT Hospital based study of all children referred to Neurodevelopment Clinic of Al-Khadra Hospital, Tripoli, Libya (NDC-KH) between year 2011 and 2015 with the diagnosis of either Speech or Language delay (SALD), or behavioral difficulties. AIMS 1. To estimate and compare the prevalence of autistic spectrum disorders in children attending the...
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Aims: to examine current medical practice of ordering ABR for all children with ASD, assess the evidence of the value of this test in these children and its applicability in developing countries to which Libya belongs. Method: The medical records of all children with ASD presented to neurodevelopment clinics over five year’s period ( January 2010 t...
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To evaluate the routine usage of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of brain and estimate the prevalence of brain abnormalities in children presenting to the Neurodevelopment Clinic of Al-Khadra Hospital (NDC-KH), Tripoli, Libya with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD). The records of all children with ASD presented to NDC-KH over 4-year period (from J...
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INTRODUCTION Tyrosinemia type 1 is an autosomal recessive disorder due to fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase deficiency, the last enzyme in the tyrosine (Tyr) catabolic pathway. (NTBC), in combination with dietary treatment has considerably improved the outcome of the disease to some extent. The developmental outcome of NTBC treated patients is less cle...
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Over the past 30 years and since the first trial to treat phenylketonuria (PKU) by Horst Bickel and his coworkers, the dietary treatment of PKU has produced a generation of adult women with PKU who have minimal cognitive deficits and are now of child-bearing age. If PKU is detected early enough in infancy, mental retardation can be prevented by giv...
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Data on autism are lacking for Libya. We conducted a hospital-based study in the Neurodevelopment Clinic of AI-Khadra Hospital in Tripoli to estimate the prevalence of autistic spectrum disorders in children attending the clinic. All children referred to the clinic between 2005 and 2009 with a diagnosis of speech and language disorders or behaviour...
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Autism is a global disorder, but relatively little is known about its presentation and occurrence in many developing countries, including Libya. To estimate the prevalence of autistic spectrum disorders in children referred to Al-Khadra hospital (KH). To increase the awareness among pediatrician and primary health care providers of the importance o...
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Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an autosomal recessive inborn error of metabolism due to deficiency in the phenylalanine hydroxylase gene (PAH). This study describes the distribution of PAH mutations in nine probands from Libya with the diagnosis of phenylketonuria and hyperphenylalaninemia. Molecular genetics screening was done at the Shafallah Medic...
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Status of screening for developmental disorders in MENA: Country presentations Moderator: Amin Badii, HMC (Qatar) and Gerard Breart (France) Algeria: Ould Taleb, Hospital Drid Hocine Bahrain: TBD Egypt: Randa Kamal Raouf, Ain-Shams University Iran: Roksana Sasanfar, _________________ Iraq: Mahjoob Al Naddawi, Baghdad University Jordan: Amir...
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Introduction Febrile seizures are the most common seizure disorder in children. Most studies on the knowledge, attitude and practice towards children with febrile seizures have been taken in western countries. Little is known on the knowledge, attitude and practice of mothers regarding febrile seizures in Tripoli, Libya. Aims Most parents witnessin...
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Butterfly vertebra is a very rare anomaly, but can be associated with disabling disorders. Diagnosis is sometimes difficult if complete history and neurological examination were not undertaken, as illustrated by these two reports; a girl aged 2 years 6 months, who was referred from the Orthopaedic department with a history of frequent tripping over...
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There are several areas in child health in which early detection measures are likely to make a critical impact upon the health and education of the child or at least diminishing the impact of developmental disabilities. Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is one of these areas. It would be very interesting to know if any country in Africa -east, west,...

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To know the petroleum system and to know the risk analysis in oil exploration.