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College of Medicine Participates at the Second International Conference on Epilepsy

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Added on - 2016/11/10  |  اخر تعديل - 2016/11/10

Dr. Leila bint Ezza’at Burham of the Medicine College Medicines and Poisons Department at the Umm Al-Qura University (UQU) participated at the second international Conference on Epilepsy and its Treatment. The Italian capital, Rome, hosted the conference on October 20th- 21rt, 2016. Dr. Leila presented a scientific research published by the UQU about the latest on epilepsy treatments, under the title:  (The Effect of Some Immunomodulatory and Anti-Inflammatory Drugs on Li-Pilocarpine-Induced Epileptic Disorders in Wistar Rats)


Still, presenting such a research, the UQU carved a niche for itself among a select of the most time-honored world universities worldwide. Such a scientific research went public before selected specialized and distinctive researchers and physicians worldwide.

Within the same vein, Pro. Burham pointed out that the research paper focuses on crafting new drugs for treating epilepsy and seizures.  The research study done at the Medicine College research laboratories tackles the relation between   the immune inflammatory and epilepsy. It examines the biochemistry domains taking place during the brain inflammatory interaction and the relation of the medicines preventing the inflammation and the immunosuppression medicines rats with epilepsy using blukerin with lithium.


Likewise, Dr. Burham underlined that the findings of this study demonstrates the ability of the anti-inflammatory and immunosuppression drugs to minimize the complications of epilepsy by reducing its vital signs. This in turn increases the possibility of targeting inflammatory signs which could be new, different treatment means for the epilepsy.  This could be a glimmer of hope for those with such a dangerous disease threatening their lives.


Dr. Burham  conclude her speech with extending the deepest thanks and gratitude to Dr. Bakri bin Maatouq Assas, the UQU president, for supporting and guiding the research activities at the University, and for his encouraging for the excellent.   She went on to praise the efforts made by Dr. Anmar Nasser, the Medicine College dean, for upgrading performance of the scientific research at the College. Further, she offered sincere thanks to her research team, made up of Prof. Said Alghamidi, Dr. Ibrahim Abdul-Aziz Ibrahim, Dr. Neir Shahzad, Dr. Amal Mahfouz and Dr. Abeer Alrafa’ai. Also, four students from college of medicine six-academic year, took part in the study: they are Abdul-Rahman aAlsherief, Masha’al Khan, Ali Milibari and Basam ibn Seif. All of them greatly contributed to the success of the study.

For his part, Dr. Anmar Nasser, the College dean, emphasized that the UQU Medicine College, with its human and research capabilities, strenuously works on fulfilling the scientific and research distinction in all the research fields. In a manner that materializes the College’s vision and mission, and keeps abreast with the latest developments. This also takes into consideration providing remarkable medical services to our citizens, may Allah make our scholars turn their knowledge into account.