Samar Ahmed

Samar Ahmed
Ain Shams University · Department of Forensic and Toxicology

Doctor of Medicine

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Background This is a practice guide for the evaluation tool specifically created to objectively evaluate longitudinal faculty development programs (FDP) using the “5×2 -D backward planning faculty development model”. It was necessary to create this tool as existing evaluation methods are designed to evaluate linear faculty development models with a...
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Background: Crises in academia can best be dealt with as a polarity that needs to be leveraged rather than a problem that needs to be solved. This work aimed at utilizing the Polarity Approach for Continuity and Transformation (PACT)™ to establish a guide for medical schools during times of crisis to minimize the effect of crisis-driven decisions...
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Background: Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, all the universities worldwide are experiencing a paradigm shift to online learning. Baby boomers and Generation X need to cope with the challenging transformation, so an emerging need for a faculty development program was needed towards achieving the goal of that transformation. Objectives: To describe and...
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Purpose: Majority of the assessments, appraisals and placements have been disturbed, with some being cancelled, postponed, or modified in design. New approaches for assessment should be well-thought-out. This work attempts at capturing the collective wisdom of educators in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), providing an understanding...
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Background Students’ anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic was expressed by some medical students in the form of anger and mistrust. This study aims to explore the reasons for mistrust between students and faculty among medical schools in Egypt that have flared during the pandemic. Methodology This is a three-phase exploratory qualitative study dep...
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Background With the strike of Covid-19, an unprecedented rapid shift to remote learning happened worldwide with a paradigm shift to online learning from an institutional adjuvant luxury package and learner choice into a forced solo choice. This raises the question of quality assurance. While some groups have already established standards for online...
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Background: Crises like the COVID pandemic in academia can best be dealt with as a polarity that needs to be leveraged rather than a problem that needs to be solved. This work aimed at utilizing the Polarity Approach for Continuity and Transformation (PACT)™ to establish a guide for medical schools during times of crisis to minimize the effect of c...
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Clin. Teach. 2020;00:1-7. | 1 wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/tct 1 | INTRODUC TI ON The COVID-19 pandemic has tremendously affected higher education institutions, that started, as a result of the pandemic to transition into more convenient options for teaching and assessment. 1 While medical schools around the globe are putting all their efforts to...
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In the article titled "Students' Awareness as an Underlying Factor for Satisfaction and Compliance", published on pages 198-204, Issue 4, Volume 8 of Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure [1] , the name of the third author name is written incorrectly as "Mostafa M. El Shahed" instead of "Mostafa Yosef ". The "How to cite this article" section sh...
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Background: With the strike of Covid-19, an unprecedented rapid shift to remote learning happened worldwide with a paradigm shift to online learning from an institutional adjuvant luxury package and learner choice into a forced solo choice. This sheds the light onto quality assurance. While some groups have already established standards for online...
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Background: Students anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic was expressed by some medical students in the form of anger and mistrust. This study aims to explore the reasons for mistrust between students and faculty among medical schools in Egypt that have flared during the pandemic.
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Background: Medical education is facing great challenges and uncertainties amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Aims and objectives: This article aims to provide tips that can provide a guide for medical education leaders to coordinate crisis management referring to the Egyptian context. Materials and methods: This work was done using a reflection on...
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The threat associated with physical interaction in teaching and learning timed with the COVID-19 pandemic has rendered faculty in a situation that they were not entirely prepared for. This paper describes a case study where educational videos were used in short format to help faculty progress in their adaptation to virtual teaching. The initiative...
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Background COVID − 19 pandemic pressured medical schools globally to shift to Distance learning (DL) as an alternative way to ensure that the content delivered is satisfactory for student progression. Aim of the work This work aims at mapping priorities for post-COVID planning for better balance between distance learning and face to face learning....
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This toolbox highlights the lessons learned and the tools used to run the online OSCE at the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University (CMMS-AGU) using Zoom™️. The examiners considered the examination to be valid in assessing all clinical skills except for psychomotor skills and students found it to be highly acceptable. We...
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Background Coronavirus (COVID19) appears to be an inflection point that is forcing a disruption in medical education. Objective The study aims to explore how medical schools in Egypt responded to COVID-19 pandemic regarding teaching and learning/assessment for undergraduate students. Design A mixed method exploratory 2-phase study was conducted....
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As soon as the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic, many higher education facilities had to change their educational and teaching strategies to cope with the lockdown. Some medical schools decided to rely on online teaching while others depended on students self-learning abilities. Methods of assessment also changed as some medical schools implemented...
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Students’ anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic was expressed by some medical students in the form of anger and mistrust. This study aims to explore the reasons for mistrust between students and faculty among medical schools in Egypt that have flared during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a three-phase exploratory qualitative study depending on thema...
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Faculty are considered to be the backbone of any institute and their training and development are necessary for progressive growth of an educational organization. This necessity has been the focus of a lot of medical education research, resulting in a number of faculty development models concentrating on the methodology of program planning and impl...
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Medical education is facing great challenges and uncertainties amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical Education Institutions are required to build a task force team for crisis management. These should be committed to supporting a sudden online education transition, academic support, and psychological well-being of students, staff members, health car...
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Medical education is facing great challenges and uncertainties amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical Education Institutions are required to build a task force team for crisis management. These should be committed to supporting a sudden online education transition, academic support, and psychological well-being of students, staff members, health car...
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Coronavirus (COVID19) appears to be an inflection point that is forcing a disruption in medical education. However, it is not clear what the responses of the institutions are to this pandemic and how the adaptation of new methods may impact medical education in the post COVID-19 era. Objective: The study aims to explore how medical schools in Egypt...
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Faculty are considered to be the backbone of any institute and their training and development are necessary for progressive growth of an educational organization. This necessity has been the focus of a lot of medical education research, resulting in a number of faculty development models concentrating on the methodology of program planning and impl...
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The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world of medical education, moving it years ahead of time into the future. Many concepts needed to be changed, so did the methodologies. Nevertheless, clinical assessment remained tricky. This work highlights the outcome of the work of College of Medicine and Medical Sciences at the Arabian Gulf University in Bahra...
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The sudden, prolonged COVID-19 lockdown has offered a great challenge to the medical school. This was not only at the level of learning and curricular design but also the level of assessment. The traditional summative assessment tools have collapsed during this Pandemic. Herein, we provide a five-step guide for designing competency-based E-assignm...
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Background COVID -19 pandemic pressured medical schools globally to shift to Distance learning (DL) as an alternative way to make sure that the content delivered is satisfactory for student progression. Methods This qualitative study aimed to develop a model for utilizing DL using The Polarity Approach for Continuity and Transformation (PACT)™. A v...
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BackgroundCOVID -19 pandemic pressured medical schools globally to shift to Distance learning (DL) as an alternative way to ensure that the content delivered is satisfactory for student progression.Aim of the workThis work aims at mapping priorities for post-COVID planning for better balance between distance learning and face to face learning.Metho...
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Background Students’ anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic was expressed by some medical students in the form of anger and mistrust. This study aims to explore the reasons for mistrust between students and faculty among medical schools in Egypt that have flared during the pandemic. Methodology This is a three-phase exploratory qualitative study...
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Background: Acute paracetamol toxicity is one of the commonest toxicities that lead to serious hepatic injury that could propagate to fulminant hepatic failure. An increase in serum level of alpha fetoprotein was observed following liver injury, and this increase was assumed to be associated with hepatic regeneration. Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) ratio...
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Like many other traumas, head injuries is a growing health problem and is attributed to deaths among the young and productive population. The intention of this study was to compare the difference in the pattern and outcome of head injuries between year 2010 versus 2011. A retrospective comparative study carried out based upon data collected from me...
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A truly international and multi-disciplinary compendium of current best practices authored by top practitioners from around the world, the book covers current trends and technology advances in the following disciplines within forensic science: bloodstain pattern analysis, forensic photography, ballistics, latent prints, forensic genetics and DNA, q...
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Locating the bloodstain in a crime scene is usually not a difficult task unless, as in some cases the stain may have changed color and thus becomes hard to identify. With the advent of innovative molecular biological techniques becoming the norm in the forensic laboratory, it is plausible to imagine the eventual replacement of the serological testi...
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Purpose Testing the efficiency of online teaching in improving resident beliefs and understandings and self perception regarding breaking bad news to patients. Method A questionnaire sheet was administered to 50 new residents at Ainshams University teaching hospitals (age 24–26) who were in their first year training and to 50 senior residents (age...
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Background: Identification is a major problem facing forensic practitioners, DNA and finger prints are highly useful but sometimes aren't easily collected from the crime scene. Lip print could be useful in this field being unique to each individual. Aim: The current study aimed at detecting the frequency and gender relation of lip print pattern in...
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Nanoparticles cobalt ferrite, vacancies defective through vanadium substitution for iron, were synthesized by a sol-gel method. Two systems CoFe2-xVxO4 (0.0 � x � 0.25) and CoFe2-1.67xVxO4 (x = 0.1, 0.2) were prepared. The crystal structure, microstructure and magnetic properties were investigated using XRD, SEM and VSM magnetometer. The occupancy...
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Background: Alcohol intoxication is a worldwide problem being easily available in addition to the fact that its users aren't aware of its detrimental effects on their health. This is in addition to the ignorance of alcohol users about its drastic role in the occurrence of different injuries being intentional or even unintentional to themselves or t...
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Background: Alcohol intoxication is a worldwide problem being easily available in addition to the fact that its users aren't aware of its detrimental effects on their health. This is in addition to the ignorance of alcohol users about its drastic role in the occurrence of different injuries being intentional or even unintentional to themselves or t...
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The use of firearms as weapons of assault criminally continues to increase worldwide. The 25th of January 2011 Egyptian revolution took place following a popular uprising that began on Tuesday, 25 January 2011. No study was done before to evaluate the incidence and pattern of firearm injuries and deaths in Port Said during the year of the Egyptian...
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Suicide is one of the major causes of death in the world. In this study a total of 612 students from two public universities in “Name of the city” were assessed using an online survey that included 19 items from the self administered version of Beck's Suicidal Ideation scale in addition to three questions to assist in forensic analysis of the suici...
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Bronchial asthma (BA) is one of the common chronic diseases of childhood. Vitamin D has a role in immune-modulation, regulation of inflammation, eosinophil function, chemokine, IgE production, and activation of T lymphocytes. Suppressor regulatory T cells (Treg) are important for the induction, maintenance of immunological tolerance to allergens. T...
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Abstract Introduction Most of our leadership development programs for faculty over the past 20 years have included learning circles (LCs), especially for programs 1 or more years in length. The LC educational group design helps participants develop conversations to link where they came from, where they are now, and where they might go. This intenti...
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During the year 2011 the Egyptian revolution arose with a change in the trend of eye trauma in Egypt. This study aims at reviewing the epidemiology of ocular trauma presenting to Ain Shams University teaching hospital during the year 2011 and comparing it with epidemiology during the previous 5 years. This is a retrospective epidemiological and cli...
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Sarcophine-diol (SD) is a lactone ring-opened analogue of sarcophine. It has shown chemopreventive effects on chemically-induced skin tumor development in female CD-1 mice, as well as in a UVB-induced skin tumor development model in hairless SKH-1 mice at a dose of 30 μg SD applied topically and 180 mJ/cm² UVB. The objective of this study was to de...
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Cannabis, the only genus in the plant family Cannabaceae, consists of only one highly variable species, Cannabis sativa L. More than 535 constituents have been isolated and/or identified from Cannabis sativa L., [1–3] with Δ⁹-THC being recognized as the main biologically active component [4]. Cannabisol (1), a unique dimer of Δ⁹-tetrahydrocannabino...
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The objective of this project was to utilize the singlet oxygen photooxygenation of Δ⁹-THC, Δ⁸-THC, and Δ⁹-THC-Acid-A as a potential sustainable source to provide minor cannabinoid metabolites in sufficient quantities for further studies. This reaction afforded 16 new oxygenated derivatives, in addition to previously isolated or identified compound...
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Differentiation between hanging and strangulation has always been a dilemma in the field of forensic medicine. Aim of Work: To compare the relative importance of obliquity of ligature mark to its incompleteness in differentiation of hanging and strangulation. Material and Methods: Autopsy reports of 352 cases arriving at the morgue in Cairo (Zeinho...
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ntroduction : Rotating internship differs from clinical clerkship in its apprenticeship structure besides the fact that intern in our institution is considered a primary contact physician with a great deal of r esponsibility and they receive a gre at deal of teaching in daily conferences and grand rounds . Aim of this study: to assess the impact...
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This work aims at defining the obstetrics and gynecology patients' awareness of the legal implications of written consent and their opinion on the function and remit of the consent form.A structured interview protocol was developed and handed out to One thousand female patients in the obstetrics department of Ain Shams university hospital and who h...
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Context Using problem sessions as a method of instruction and incorporating it into the body of the curricula, as a hybrid instruction design is not as well established as PBL. Objective This study aims at studying the effect of the hybrid curriculum design using problem session on the learning process within the forensic medicine and clinical toxi...
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ABSTRACT Background: Skin injuries are the most common and the most easily recognizable signs of abuse in children. Up to 90% of victims of physical abuse present skin injuries, the physician must rely on the other characteristics of the injuries and on other elements to identify physical abuse as delay in consulting, injuries incompatible with the...
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Novel pH- and temperature-sensitive polymer matrices based on N-isopropylacrylamide have been developed. The hydrogels were prepared by bulk radical polymerization of N-isopropylacrylamide and 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone in appropriate amounts of distilled water using different mol% of traditional N,N-methylene bisacrylamide (MBA) and the new synthesiz...
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This work aims at the study of the socio-demographic and drug history profile of acute opiate overdosed Egyptian Patients admitted to PCCA during the year 2007. Data on demographic and drug intake features were extracted from available patients' sheets and from the information unit Of PCCA. The socio-demographic profile showed that age group most a...
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The Cannabis plant contains about 60 different cannabinoids, including the psychoactive component, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC). While the pharmacological actions of Δ9-THC have been extensively studied, other cannabinoid constituents have been largely neglected [1]. A recent interest in these compounds has emerged following the reported pharma...
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This paper presents a linear programming (LP) based direct reactive optimal power flow (OFF) to optimally allocate reactive power in a given instantaneous state of a system. The main focus of the paper is on accuracy and convergence rate of the developed OFF. The issue of performance characteristics arises from the inability of the LP based OPF to...
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Competitive electricity market often requires the separation of transmission and generating services; therefore, the transmission system operator does not have an impact on short and long term generation patterns. At the same time, the transmission operator needs to accommodate various transactions and generation patterns. In the desire to accommod...
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The results of an experimental investigation depicting the effects of swirl profile on confined flows in a sudden-expansion coaxial dump combustor are presented. Three swirlers (free vortex, forced vortex, and constant angle) with the same nominal swirl number were designed and fabricated to study the effects of swirl type on the isothermal dump co...
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The results of an experimental investigation of turbulent swirling flows in a model of a coaxial dump combustor are presented. The objectives of this study are twofold: first, to investigate, understand, and document the effects of swirling motion on the characteristics of a dump combustor flowfield; secondly, to provide benchmark experimental data...
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An experimental investigation of isothermal swirling flow was conducted in a model of a coaxial dump combustor. A free-vortex swirler was designed and fabricated to impart swirl to the flow. A two-component Laser Doppler Velocimeter (LDV) system was used to obtain measurements of the three-dimensional flowfield. A detailed database is provided to f...
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Experimental and theoretical studies of nonreacting swirling flow have been performed in a model of an axi-symmetric dump combustor. A two-component laser Doppler velocimeter was used to obtain measurements of the three velocity components and numerous fundamental turbulence quantities in two series of tests with minimum disturbance to the combusto...
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The objectives of this experimental program are two fold; first, to investigate, understand, and document the effects of heat release on the characteristics of a dump combustor flowfield; secondly, to provide a benchmark set of experimental data to aid the development of time averaged CFD codes. A limited number of velocity profiles are reported in...