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Sep 07, 2023Open    Access

Association between Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) and Clinical Outcomes among Filipino Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Secondary to Diabetic Nephropathy on Maintenance Hemodialysis

Lovenia Anne Olores, Grecia Darunday, Eratosthenes Polito, Ruben Maguad
The incidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is increasing in the Philippines. The presence of diabetes mellitus further worsens ESRD prognosis. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a reliable prognostic marker for mortality, but its usefulness as a prognostic biomarker in diabetes patients with chronic kidney disease is yet to be clarified. This study aimed to determine the association between NLR and morbidity among Filipino patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) secondary to d...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

Apr 28, 2023Open    Access

Quality of Life among Patients with Hypothyroidism in a Morocco: A Cross-Sectional Study

Soumaya Benmaamar, Nada Lazar, Ibtissam El Harch, Bineta Jho Diagne, Imad Chakri, Mohammed Omari, Moncef Maiouak, Noura Qarmiche, Nada Otmani, Houda Salhi, Mohamed Berraho, Samira El Fakir, Hanan El Ouahabi, Nabil Tachfouti
Hypothyroidism is a chronic disease resulting in a multiplicity of symptoms that can affect the physical and mental quality of life of patients. The aim of the present study was to assess the quality of life in these patients and to identify the factors associated with its deterioration. This is a cross-sectional study carried out in 2019-2020 at the Endocrinology Department at Chu Hassan II in Fez in Morocco. The assessment of the quality of life was based on the SF12 score, which allows to cal...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

Apr 24, 2023Open    Access

Comparison of Quality of Life, Depression and Anxiety According to the Type of Treatment in Type 2 Diabetes

Soumaya Benmaamar, Houda Salhi, Ibtissam El Harch, Nada Lazar, Bineta Jho Diagne, Moncef Maiouak, Mohamed Berraho, Nabil Tachfouti, Hanan El Ouahabi, Samira El Fakir
The aim of this study was to compare the quality of life (QoL) and the prevalence of depression and anxiety in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus according to the type of treatment: insulin, oral therapy or both therapies. A cross-sectional study that included adults with diabetes mellitus type 2 was conducted at Hassan II University Hospital in Fez, Morocco. Patients are divided into 3 groups: the anti-diabetic agents’ group, the insulin therapy group and the combined therapy group. The Hos...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

Jan 04, 2023Open    Access

Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children at the Mother and Child Academic Hospital, N’djamena Chad

Silé Nguele Souam, Joséphine Toralta, Youssouf Hagré Djidita, Dadjia Djaury, Adrienne Ngaringuem, Daouya Granda, Ousmane Kadalla Ildjima, Dionadji Mbainguinam, Ouchemi Choua, Georges Moyen
Introduction: Diabetic ketoacidosis is the most common acute complication of diabetic children. Objective: To determine the frequency of diabetic ketoacidosis in children, describe the evolutionary profile, and identify factors associated with death. Patients and Method: A retrospective, descriptive, analytical study was conducted between January 2018 and November 2019. Children aged 5 to 15 years with a discharge diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis were included. Variables studied were age, sex,...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022

Nov 21, 2022Open    Access

Assessment of G6PD Activity among Diabetic Patients and Its Relationship with Hyperglycemia, Wad Madani, Gezira State, Sudan

Afraa Kamil Ahmed, Yosria Mohammed Elsiddig, Khalid Abdelsamea Mohamedahmed, Sami Yousif Gamar, Yousif Abdelhameed Mohammed, Zeinab H. Alfaham, Osman Khalaf Alla Saeed, Asad Adam Abbas
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) is an enzyme in the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) which reduces NADP to NADPH while oxidizing glucose-6-phosphate. NADPH subsequently acts as a reducing agent, allowing oxidized glutathione to be converted to reduced glutathione, which protects against oxidant damage. Objectives: This study aimed to assess G6PD activity in Sudanese diabetic patients and its relationship with hyperglycemia. Materials and Methods: This study was a case control study done ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022

Oct 12, 2021Open    Access

Contribution of Risk Factors to the Appearance of Type 2 Diabetes among Patients Treated in Two University Hospitals in Togo, West Africa

Toussaint Bawou Banakinao, Mamatchi Melil, Comlan Evariste S. Mitchikp
Objective: Diabetes is one of the most common pathologies in the world. Although its risk factors are known, it cannot be confirmed that all risk factors have a constant contribution to the development of type 2 diabetes from one population to another. In this regard, this retrospective study aims to assess the contribution of different risk factors in occurrence of type 2 diabetes in the Togolese population. Methods: In this retrospective study conducted between August and October 2020, we obta...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021

Sep 08, 2021Open    Access

Biochemical Effect of Nigella sativa (Black cumin) on Glucose and Lipid Profile among Sudanese Diabetic Patients

Hala Altohame Khalaf Allah, Gad Allah Modawe, Abd Elkarim A. Abdrabo
Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common chronic disease; it is associated with alterations of blood glucose and lipid profile. Current evidence indicated beneficial effects of some medicinal herbs on metabolic parameters. Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Nigella Sativa (NS) supplementation on blood glucose and lipid profile levels among type 2 DM Sudanese patients. Materials and Methods: the experimental study was conducted at Gezira state-Khartoum during the pe...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021

May 26, 2021Open    Access

Quality of Life Assessment with EQ-5D-3L in a Moroccan Diabetic Population

Fatima Zahra Kehailou, Mohammed Jabari, Ali Labriji, Meryem Meftah El Khair, Hind Bouzoubaa, Ghizlane Ouasmyne, Oumaima El Moukhtari, Souad El Amrani, Houriya Mestaghanmi
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease that impairs the lifestyle of patients in different physical, mental and social dimensions. This study aims to investigate the determinants of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in diabetics. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 526 diabetic patients followed in 2019 at the Hygiene Department of the Sidi Othmane district (Casablanca). The data were collected using a questionnaire gathering the demographic, clinical and paraclinical information of p...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021

Mar 17, 2021Open    Access

Exceptional Localization of a Prolactinoma as Part of Familial Isolated Pituitary Adenomas

Hind Asbar, Maryame Benlafqih, Sara Askaoui, Sana Rafi, Ghizlane El Mghari, Nawal El Ansari
The syndrome of familial isolated pituitary adenomas (FIPA) or predisposition to pituitary adenomas (PAP) is characterized by the presence within the same family of at least two isolated pituitary adenomas without any other type of associated endocrine tumor. These pituitary tumors may present as homogenous with the same tumor phenotype or heterogeneous with different patterns of pituitary tumor phenotypes (GH, Prolactine, ACTH secretion or non-functioning pituitary adenomas) within the same kin...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021

Aug 18, 2020Open    Access

Metabolic Alkalosis Associated Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders Revealing an Upper Digestive Tract Condition

Ameth Dieng, M. A. Ba, A. T. Lemrabott, M. Diop, A. Sy, M. Ndongo, B. Ndiaye, M. S. Diawara, M. Faye, Mo Faye, B. Ba, N. Keita, S. Diagne, M. M. Cissé
We report a case of a 66-year-old female patient with ischemic cardiomyopathy, who was referred in Nephrology Department for the management of a renal impairment associated-severe hyponatremia, hypokalemia and hypochloremia that occurred after vomiting episodes evolving since 1 month. On admission, the patient was calm with a psychomotor retardation occurring in a context of moderate dehydration. Arterial blood gas analysis outlined a severe metabolic alkalosis. An extra-renal cause of these met...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.7, 2020


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