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Youssef, Bassem

Works: 9 works in 36 publications in 2 languages and 1,053 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Autobiographies  Documentary films  Humor  Nonfiction films  Personal narratives‡vEgyptian  Satirical films  Podcasts  Political films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator
Classifications: PN1992.4.Y87, 962.056
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bassem Youssef
Tickling giants by Sara Taksler( Visual )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Bassem Youssef leaves his job as a heart surgeon, in Egypt, to star in one of the world's most popular TV shows. He uses comedy to fight a president who abuses his power and to defend free speech
Revolution for dummies : laughing through the Arab spring by Bāsim Yūsuf( Recording )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Jon Stewart of the Arabic World"--the creator of The Program, the most popular television show in Egypt's history--chronicles his transformation from heart surgeon to political satirist, and offers crucial insight into the Arab Spring, the Egyptian Revolution, and the turmoil roiling the modern Middle East.Bassem Youssef's incendiary satirical news program, Al-Bernameg (The Program), chronicled the events of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, and the rise of Mubarak's successor, Mohamed Morsi. Youssef not only captured his nation's dissent but stamped it with his own brand of humorous political criticism, in which the Egyptian government became the prime laughing stock.So potent were Youssef's skits, jokes, and commentary, the authoritarian government accused him of insulting the Egyptian presidency and Islam. After a six-hour long police interrogation, Youssef was released. While his case was eventually dismissed, his television show was terminated, and Youssef, fearful for his safety, fled his homeland.In Revolution for Dummies, Youssef recounts his life and offers hysterical riffs on the hypocrisy, instability, and corruption that has long animated Egyptian politics. From the attempted cover-up of the violent clashes in Tahrir Square to the government's announcement that it had created the world's first "AIDS cure" machine, to the conviction of officials that Youssef was a CIA operative--recruited by Jon Stewart--to bring down the country through sarcasm. There's much more--and it's all insanely true.Interweaving the dramatic and inspiring stories of the development of his popular television show and his rise as the most contentious funny-man in Egypt, Youssef's humorous, fast-paced takes on dictatorship, revolution, and the unforeseeable destiny of democracy in the Modern Middle East offers much needed hope and more than a few healing laughs
Naẓarīyat al-khurūj min al-ṭāsah : wa-naẓarīyāt ukhrá by Wāʼil ʻAbbās( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in Arabic and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution for dummies : laughing through the Arab Spring by Bāsim Yūsuf( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

--, Debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016,?and is now?scheduled for major release
Management of Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer \\ Lebanese Medical Journal .- 2010, Vol. 58 - A, pp. 5-8 by Bāsim Yūsuf( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swine Atrioventricular Node Ablation Using Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Methods and In Vivo Feasibility Investigation for Catheter‐Free Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Background: Linear accelerator–based stereotactic radiosurgery delivered to cardiac arrhythmogenic foci could be a promising catheter‐free ablation modality. We tested the feasibility of invivo atrioventricular (AV) node ablation in swine using stereotactic radiosurgery. Methods and Results: Five Large White breed swine (weight 40–75kg; 4 females) were studied. Single‐chamber St Jude pacemakers were implanted in each pig. The pigs were placed under general anesthesia, and coronary/cardiac computed tomography simulation scans were performed to localize the AV node. Cone beam computed tomography was used for target positioning. Stereotactic radiosurgery doses ranging from 35to 40Gy were delivered by a linear accelerator to the AV node, and the pigs were followed up with weekly pacemaker interrogations to observe for potential electrocardiographic changes. Once changes were observed, the pigs were euthanized, and pathology specimens of various tissues, including the AV node and tissues surrounding the AV node, were taken to study the effects of radiation. All 5 pigs had disturbances of AV conduction with progressive transition into complete heart block. Macroscopic inspection did not reveal damage to the myocardium, and pigs had preserved systolic function on echocardiography. Immunostaining revealed fibrosis in the target region of the AV node, whereas no fibrosis was detected in the nontargeted regions. Conclusions: Catheter‐free radioablation using linear accelerator–based stereotactic radiosurgery is feasible in an intact swine model
A simple technique for an accurate shielding of the lungs during total body irradiation( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Highlights: A total body irradiation technique based on CT simulation was newly introduced. This technique succeeded in reducing the length of the overall treatment session. This new technique reduced patient discomfort while ensuring accurate shielding of the lungs. Abstract: Purpose: During total body irradiation (TBI), customized shielding blocks are positioned in front of the lungs to reduce radiation dose. The difficulty is to accurately position the blocks to cover the entire lungs. A new technique based on Computed Tomography (CT) simulation was developed to determine the exact position of lung blocks prior to treatment in order to decrease overall treatment time and reduce patient discomfort. Material/Methods: Patients were CT simulated and lungs were contoured using a treatment planning system. Anteroposterior/posteroanterior (AP/PA) fields were designed with MLC aperture conforming to lung contours. The fields were used to represent the extent of the lungs, which was subsequently marked on the patient's skin. The lung blocks were positioned with their shadow matching the lungs' marks. Their position was radiographically verified prior to the delivery of each beam. To evaluate the efficiency of this technique, the treatment session time and the number of repeated attempts to correctly position the shielding blocks was recorded for each beam. Exact treatment times for patients treated with the old technique were not available and were hence approximated based on previous experience. Results: We succeeded in positioning the shielding blocks from the first attempt in 10/12 beams. The position of the shielding blocks was adjusted only one time prior to treatment in 2/12 beams. These results are compared to an average of 3 attempts per beam for each patient using the conventional technique of trial and error. The average time of a treatment session was 29 min with a maximum of 41 min versus approximately 60 min in past treatments and a maximum of 120 min. Conclusion: This new technique succeeded in reducing the length of the overall treatment session of the conventional TBI procedure and hence reduced patient discomfort while ensuring accurate shielding of the lungs
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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.23 for Revolution ... to 0.89 for A simple t ...)

Alternative Names
Bassem Youssef

Bassem Youssef ägyptischer Herzchirurg und Komiker

Bassem Youssef Egyptian doctor and satirist

Bassem Youssef egyptisk sartiriker

Bassem Youssef hartchirurg uit Egypte

Bassem Youssef medico, showman e comico egiziano

Jussif, Bassem 1974-

Youssef, Bassem

בסאם יוסוף

باسم یوسف

‏يوسف، باسم

يوسف، باسم، 1974-

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English (34)

Arabic (2)