Miss Rania G.O. M. Edris

Postgraduate Student

Address:

Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Tayside Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Technology (TORT) Centre
Postgraduate Division, School of Medicine
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee
Dundee, DD1 9SY
Scotland, UK

Phone Number:

+(44) 01382 383500

Email Address:

r.g.o.m.edris@dundee.ac.uk

Biography

  • December 2004 M.B.B.CH in medicine and surgery from Faculty of Medicine - Cairo University. Cairo, Egypt with Grade: very Good
  • May 2012 Passed 2 years Egyptian Fellowship in Hospital Management where I studied: Quality assurance, Basic Accounting, General Management Strategic Management, Human Resources and Marketing.
  •  November 2014 Master of Science with Distinction “MSc in Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology”, Medical School. University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom. Thesis title “A Study of the Effect of Ankle Foot Orthoses on      Gait in Stance Phase in Patients with Cerebral Palsy”
  • November 2014 started PhD in medicine with a scholarship from University of Dundee towards 50% of tuition fees, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Medical School. University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom.
  • March 2005-February 2006: House officer. Cairo university hospitals. Cairo, Egypt.
  • March 2006-October 2006: General practitioner, Giza Maternal and Child Healthcare Center, Giza, Egypt.
  • November 2006-August 2013: Internal Resident in National Institute for Neuromotor System, department of Physical medicine, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Cairo, Egypt.
  • December 2010-November 2011: Supervisor of the It and Statistics department in National Institute for Neuromotor System, Cairo, Egypt.
  • September 2011- April 2013: Lecturer of Public Health at Nursing School at National Institute for Neuromotor System, Cairo, Egypt.

Research

Assessment of the Impact of Loading Pressure on Endothelial Function in Diabetic Foot

It has been estimated that the lifetime risk of a diabetic patient developing a foot ulcer is 15-25%. Non-plantar ulcers are more prevalent (52%) with the majority of ulcers located on the dorsal(upper) surface or in the interdigital spaces of toes (32%). In addition, lower healing rates in dorsal compared with plantar(bottom) ulcers have been previously reported in the literature. Though, all studies and guidelines have so far focused on plantar ulceration including plantar pressure measurements and relief for ulcer prevention and treatment with no assessment of the dorsal surface.

My research study aims to investigate the effect of pressure application and endothelial function on both dorsal and plantar surfaces of the diabetic foot.

Publications

A Study of the Effect of Ankle Foot Orthoses on Gait in Stance Phase in Patients with Cerebral Palsy: Royal Medical Society 2015 Conference Issue, Res Medica 2015, 22(2),doi:10.2218/resmedica.v22i2.1374; p130

Assessment of the Impact of Loading Pressure on Endothelial Function in Diabetic Foot: University of Dundee CMDN Postgraduate Research Student Symposium on 12th June 2015, http://graduate.cmdn.dundee.ac.uk/sites/graduate.cmdn.dundee.ac.uk/files...

Conferences

  • Oral presentation: Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh 5th Student Conference: March 7, 2015, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
  • Oral presentation: 13th Staffordshire Conference on Clinical Biomechanics: April 23 - 25, 2015, Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom.
  • Oral presentation: University of Dundee CMDN Postgraduate Research Student Symposium: June 12, 2015, Dundee, United Kingdom.
  • Poster Presentation at School of Medicine Postgraduate Research Student Symposium June 15, 2016, Won third prize for non-lab based research.

Impact

Dorsal pressure measurement and its effect investigation will provide more easily accessible tool for assessment of the diabetic foot. I hope my research will add to the understanding of foot ulcers development mechanisms and help in designing future therapeutic interventions to prevent diabetic foot ulceration.