My Medical Theses

  • M.Sc. Thesis: Priapism (Review of Literature)
  • M.D. Thesis: The Role of Transrectal Ultrasound in Screening for Prostate Cancer
    • Over 1000 patients were included in the thesis from my work in King Fahd Unit (Nephro-Urology Center), Cairo University.
    • 565 patients were included from my work in McGill University, Canada.

International Publications

  • Mohamed Y. El-Gammal, Ashraf A. Fouda, Alaa W. Meshref, Abdel-Naser M. Abu-El-Magd, Farag A. Farag and Seif E. El-Katib: Management of Ureteral Stones by Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Using Lithostar Lithotripter. J. Urol., 148:1086-1087, 1992.
  • Bazinet, M.; Meshref, A. W.; Trudel, C.; Aronson, S.; Péloquin, F.; Nachabe, M.; Bégin, L. R.; and Elhilali, M.: Prospective evaluation of prostate-specific antigen density and systematic biopsies for the early detection of prostatic carcinoma. Urology, 43:44-52, 1994.
  • Alaa W. Meshref, Michel Bazinet, Claude Trudel, Samuel Aronson, Francois Peloquin, Mahmoud Nachabe, Jean Dessureault, Armen G. Aprikian, Louis R. Begin, and Mostafa M. Elhilali: Role of Prostate Specific Antigen Density after Applying Age-Specific Prostate-Specific Antigen Reference Ranges. Urology, 45:972-979, 1995.
  • Armen G. Aprikian, Michel Bazinet, Mark Plante, Alaa Meshref, Claude Trudel, Samuel Aronson, Mahmoud Nachabe, Francois Peloquin, Jean Dessureault, Steven Narod, Louis Begin, and Mostafa M Elhilali: Family history and the risk of prostatic carcinoma in a high risk group of urological patients. J. Urol., 154:404-406, 1995.
  • Karakiewicz PI, Aprikian AG, Meshref AW and Bazinet M: Computer-Assisted comparative analysis of four-sector and six-sector biopsies of the prostate. Urology, 48:747, 1996.
  • Karakiewicz PI, Bazinet M, Meshref AW, Aprikian AG, Trudel C, Aronson S, Nachabé M, Péloquin F, Goyal MS, Bégin LR, Elhilali MM. Value of repeat
    ultrasonic prostatic biopsies following negative digitally directed biopsy. Can JUrol. 1997 Mar;4(1):289-292.
  • Karakiewicz PI , Zini A, Meshref AW, Bazinet M, Aprikian AG, Elhilali MM: Population-based patterns of radical retropubic prostatectomy use. Urology, 52:219-23, 1998.
  • I also provided the Council of Evaluation of Technology in Quebec, Canada, a report on PSA SCREENING FOR PROSTATE CANCER. Based on my report, they published a report or consensus on the subject, after adding their statistical calculations of the scientific literature and studies provided in my report.
  • Abou-Elela A, Reyad I, Torky M, Meshref A, Morsi A. Laparoscopic
    marsupialization of postrenal transplantation lymphoceles. J Endourol. 2006
  • Kotb S, Mosharafa A, Essawi M, Hassan H, Meshref A, Morsy A. Circulating miRNAs 21 and 221 as biomarkers for early diagnosis of prostate cancer. Tumour Biol. 2014 Dec;35(12):12613-7.
  • Abou-Elela A, Morsy A, Reyad I, Torky M, Meshref A, Barsoum R. Modified extravesical ureteral reimplantation technique for kidney transplants. Int Urol Nephrol. 2007;39(4):1005-9. Epub 2007 Jun 12.
  • Moussa AS, Meshref A, Schoenfield L, Masoud A, Abdel-Rahman S, Li J, Flazoura S, Magi-Galluzzi C, Fergany A, Fareed K, Jones JS. Importance of additional “extreme” anterior apical needle biopsies in the initial detection of prostate cancer. Urology. 2010 May;75(5):1034-9.
  • Abdel-Hakim AM, Habib EI, El-Feel AS, Elbaz AG, Fayad AM, Abdel-Hakim MA, Meshref AW. Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate: initial report of the first 230 Egyptian cases performed in a single center. Urology. 2010 Aug;76(2):448-52.
  • Mosharafa AA, Torky MH, El Said WM, Meshref A. Rising incidence of acute prostatitis following prostate biopsy: fluoroquinolone resistance and exposure is a significant risk factor. Urology. 2011 Sep;78(3):511-4.
  • Elsheemy MS, Maher A, Mursi K, Shouman AM, Shoukry AI, Morsi HA, Meshref A. Holmium:YAG laser ureteroscopic lithotripsy for ureteric calculi in children: predictive factors for complications and success. World J Urol. 2014 Aug;32(4):985-90.

Supervisor for Several Theses concerned with prostate cancer:

  • Modern Trends in the Use of PSA: M. Sc. Thesis by Ahmed El-Shenoufy (only review of literature)
  • The Role of TRUS in cases of Ejaculatory Duct Obstruction: M.D. Thesis by Ashraf Abou El-Ela
  • The Role of Color Doppler TRUS in the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer: M.D. Thesis by Mohamed Ismail
  • The Role of Color Doppler TRUS in the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer: M.Sc. Thesis by Ahmed Wafaee
  • TRUS-guided Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer: M.Sc. Thesis by Ahmed Aref (Review of Literature).
  • The Role of Power Doppler TRUS in the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer: M.D. Thesis by Dr. Ahmed El-Shenoufy