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Nov 10, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Hepatitis B and C in a Moroccan Region: A Cross-Sectional Study

Bineta Jho Diagne, Abid Hakima, Ibtissam El Harch, Soumaya Benmaamar, Bahra Nassiba, Bourkhime Hind, Imad Chakri, Maiouak Moncef, Nada Otmani, Mohammed El Abkari, Mohamed Amine Berraho, Samira El Fakir, Nabil Tachfouti
Introduction: Hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections are a major public health problem in Morocco and around the world. Recent research has shown that patients with chronic viral hepatitis have high levels of anxiety and depression. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of depression and anxiety in patients with chronic viral hepatitis and to identify associated factors. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study involving 94 patients followed up for chronic viral hepatitis B ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109450


Jul 30, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Hepatitis B Vaccination Coverage and Its Predictors among Health Workers in Fako Division, South West Region of Cameroon

Serge Ngekeng, Alain Chichom-Mefire, Peter Fon Nde, Nicholas Tendongfor, Emmanuel Kah Nji, Esembeson Malika, Simeon P. Choukem
Introduction: The occupational risk of hepatitis B among health care workers (HCWs) has been long known. Despite a WHO recommendation for hepatitis B vaccine for all HCWs, coverage in Cameroon remains very low. This study investigates the hepatitis B vaccination coverage and its predictors among HCWs in Cameroon and evaluates their perceptions concerning the disease. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out where structured questionnaires were used to obtain data from HCWs in 24 differen...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108985


May 27, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Quality of Life and Associated Factors in Patients Infected with Hepatitis B and C Virus in a Moroccan Region: A Cross-Sectional Study

Diagne Bineta Jho, Abid Hakima, Ibtissam El Harch, Soumaya Benmaamar, Bourkhime Hind, Bahra Nassiba, Baldé Mamadou Saliou, Condé Passy, Nada Otmani, Mohammed El Abkari, Mohamed Amine Berraho, Nabil Tachfouti, Samira El Fakir
Introduction: Hepatitis B or C virus infection is one of the most common liver infections leading to altered health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients. The goal of this study was to assess the quality of life of patients infected with hepatitis B or C virus and to determine the factors that might be associated with worse outcomes. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in patients aged 18 years and over followed on an outpatient basis at the teaching hospital Hassan II in Fez fo...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108781


Apr 18, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV-1) Infection in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A Review of a Forgotten Epidemic

Jean Yves D. Kabasele, Idris M. Mwanaut, Divine Chuga, Médard O. Okonda, Christian K. Thsibumbu, Ludovic Ilombe, Simplice K. Makoka, Cagod I. Basele, Elvis T. Kateba, Ben I. Bulanda, Berry I. Bongenya, Erick N. Kamangu
Background: The distribution of HTLV affects nearly 7 million people around the world. The prevalence of this infection varies among different geographic regions as well as populations. Objective: The objective of this review was to present the epidemiological data on HTLV infection in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Method: This review consisted of cataloging various studies, published articles and summaries presented in scientific conferences having as a subject of interest the epidemiology ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108219


Apr 15, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Frequency, Profile and Outcomes of Motorcycle Accident Victims Hospitalized at Saint Joseph Hospital in Kinshasa

Augustin Kadiata Bukasa, Judith Shepers Gegelezo, Chantal Kanyere Saa Sita, Emilienne Kulembidila Nsopa, Roline Nanto Muleng Bwal, Christian Lubunda Mpapa, Jovany Lukusa Kabasele, Honorine Kiala Dimbu, Sébastien Kazumba Mamba, Musulu Ndesiay Robert, Tshimungu Kandolo Felicien
Introduction: Road traffic accidents are a major but neglected public health problem, which calls for concerted efforts to ensure effective prevention on a long-term basis. It is in this perspective that the present study aimed to assess the frequency, profile and outcomes of victims hospitalized at Saint Joseph Hospital. Method: It is a quantitative, descriptive and retrospective study, spreading over a period from 2015 to 2017. The documentary analysis method was used to identify the files of ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108552


Feb 28, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Prevalence and Associated Factors with Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in a Moroccan Region

Ibtissam El Harch, Soumaya Benmaamar, Naoual Oubelkacem, Reda Jennane, Bineta Jho Diagne, Moncef Maiouak, Imad Chakri, Mohammed Omari, Nada Otmani, Mohamed Amine Berraho, Samira El Fakir, Rhizlane Berrady, Nabil Tachfouti
Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting particularly women and is characterized by diverse symptomatology. the main objective of our work is to assess the risk of anxiety and depression and their associated factors in patients with this disease and this is within the framework of a cross-sectional study carried out in the internal medicine department of CHU Hassan II in Fez. Eligible patients were recruited, informed about the study and invited to participate in or...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108394


Dec 29, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Epidemiological Profile of Deaths in Children Aged 0 to 59 in the Pygmy Community. Case of the Manono and Ankoro Health District of Tanganyika Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Sango Kyungu Fiston, Mufite Kapya Danny, Numbi Banza John, Nday Ilunga Lina, Nsenga Ndala Bernard, Kabulo Wa Ngoy, Djaile. Malulu Kabwe, Kakudji Mutungula Faustin, Banze Lukanda Jean-Luc, Nkumwimba Wa Mwamba Mukulu Valérie, Mpiana Lubeji Tommy, Pamba Mazomena Prosper, Ngoy Mwilambwe Christine, Martin Banza Mwanabute Martin, Ilunga Kandolo Simon
Introduction: Mortality and even morbidity are among the indicators of the efficiency of a health system. Methodology: We conducted a cross-sectional study on mortality among children aged 0 - 59 in the pygmy community with the aim of reducing mortality in this age group. This study covered two years, i.e. 2014 and 2015. Results: The overall hospital mortality rate is 39.9%; 2014 saw many deaths (77.9%) compared to 2015 (22.1%); Newborns whose age is between 0 and 28 were more concerned by death...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108229


Sep 26, 2021Open    AccessArticle

The Impact of Socioeconomic Variables Status on Bladder Cancer Treatment Outcomes during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Chamseddine Barki, Hanene Boussi Rahmouni, Salam Labidi
Social inequalities are concerning along the bladder cancer (BC) continuum especially within the malignancy outcomes and treatment effects and complications. Moreover, the COVID-19 crisis and its variants have uncovered major inequalities between communities and added more pressure on socioeconomic (SE) status along with the COVID-19-associated variants. Within this global situation, discerning the societal risk factors that render specific communities vulnerable is crucial to ensure more effect...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107921


Sep 16, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Epidemiological and Clinical Profile and Management of Neuromeningeal Cryptococcosis in People Living with HIV in Kinshasa: Case of N’Djili General Reference Hospital

Rose D. Manga, Ben I. Bulanda, Simplice K. Makoka, Berry I. Bongenya, Erick N. Kamangu
Background: Neuromeningeal Cryptococcosis (NMC) is the most common systemic mycosis observed during infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); it is a very common opportunistic infection in an immune- compromised panel of advanced stage HIV infection. Objective: The objective is to determine the epidemiological and clinical profile of Neuromeningeal Cryptococcosis in People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in Kinshasa. Methods: It is a retrospective study based on the files of PLHIV with NMC foll...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107800


Jun 24, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Incidences, Case Fatality Rates and Epidemiology of Melioidosis Worldwide: A Review Paper

Jing Hong Fong, Naganathan Pillai, Christina Gertrude Yap, Nowrozy Kamar Jahan
Melioidosis is an uncommon, opportunistic disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei that lives freely in soil, water, and harsh environments. Transmission occurs from direct exposure of the bacteria to soil or contaminated water supplies. The case fatality rate (CFR) of Melioidosis is high and increases in children and underdeveloped countries. Unfortunately, the disease remains understudied around the world. We carried out an extensive literature review in a systematic approach. A detailed se...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107537


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