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Oct 17, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Frequency, Profile, and Outcomes of Severe Anemia in Children 0 - 59 Months of Age at Dungu General Referral Hospital in Haut-Uélé Province, Northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Nicolas Kinamboli Kangoyangala, Augustin Kadiata Bukasa, Honorine Kiala Dimbu, Nene Kabyahura Novi, Guy Mukendi Kalonji, Amuhima Kasonga Michel, Brigitte Sangbavuleyo Namasini, Emmanuel Bakoyo Akumbasayo, Agnes Tudinange Badibake
Introduction: Severe anemia is an important cause of death in children. An epidemiological and clinical analysis would allow estimating the related morbidity and mortality in order to fight effectively against the causes. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency, profile, and outcomes of severe anemia in children under 5 years of age at the general referral hospital in Dungu. Method: This retrospective, the descriptive study focuses on severe anemia in children aged 0 - 59 months fro...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022

Sep 19, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Sternal Cleft: About Three Cases

Ayoub Benjelloun Andaloussi, Nabil Chettahi, Othman Alaoui, Abdelhalim Mahmoudi, Khalid Khattala, Youssef Bouabdallah
The sternal cleft or the bifid sternum is due to a defect of fusion of the sternum and its incidence is estimated to be 0.15% of all malformations of the thoracic cavity. The etiology of sternal cleft remains unknown. Primary closure in the neonatal period remains the unanimous recommendation. However, surgeons are faced with neglected slits that sometimes extend into adolescence. In this work, we discuss our management of sternal cleft in three patients compared to that reported in the literatu...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022

Jan 07, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Severe Neurological Manifestation from Jatropha curcas (Mbono Kaburi) Poisoning in 5 Years Old: A Case Report

Matei Mselle, Aisa Shayo, Ronald Mbwasi, Phillip Mrindoko, Elise Kimambo, Arnold Likiliwike, Lucy Frisch, Elton Meleki, Zaituni Hatibu, Nyemo Peter, Ally Iman, Faith Mosha, Beatrice Maringo, Ikupa Minga, Deborah Mchaile
Background: Jatropha curcas belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family and is found in the coastal areas of tropics. The leaves, fruits and seeds of the plant are used for various ailments. Not only there are few reported cases of its poisoning in the paediatric age group but also rarely reported to cause neurological manifestation even in adult population. We present a case of a 5 years old that presented with severe acute neurological manifestation soon after ingestion of the seeds of Jatro...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022

Dec 31, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Status Report of Neonatal Emergencies Services in Lubumbashi (DR Congo): Case of University Clinics of Lubumbashi and of the General Hospital of Reference Jason Sendwe

Joelle Mabaga Mazindra, Christian Bajima Wahelwe, Gray Kanteng, Christophe Luhata, Mutiri Muyongo Yongo, Stanis Okitotsho Wembonyama, Oscar Numbi Luboya
Neonatal mortality is a public health problem around the world. This observation, made on a global, regional and local level, allowed us to identify in this study one of the factors that seems to interfere with the efforts of medical services to improve neonatal care in our living environment. It is about the low quality of care of the neonatal emergencies triage services as noted by an inventory of fixtures of these services in the two reference hospitals in the city of Lubumbashi: The Universi...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021

May 31, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Henoch Schonlein Purpura Presenting with Intussusception in a 7-Year-Old Female in South-West Nigeria: A Case Report

M. B. Adebola, M. M. Ogundeyi, O. B. Adeogun, I. O. Oguntade
Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP) is the most common childhood systemic vasculitis. It is characterized by leucocytoclastic vasculitis and IgA deposition in the skin, joints, gastrointestinal tract, and kidneys, and typically manifests with purpura, arthritis/arthralgia, abdominal pain and nephritis. About 70% of children with HSP develop abdominal pain from submucosal haemorrhage and bowel wall oedema. These may result in gastrointestinal complications such as intussusception and may impact advers...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021

Feb 26, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Sacro-Coccygian Teratoma: About a Case Reported in a Context with a very Limited Technical Plate in Yakoma, Nord-Ubangi, Democratic Republic of Congo

Gaspard Makambo Mohilo, Vincent Danvene Gonda, Maurice Masoda Nyamalyongo
Sacrococcygeal teratoma is a very rare but often malignant congenital embryonic tumor. We report a case in an infant X aged 5 months, born eutocically in a pregnancy estimated at term. It was a third gesture, two parities and an abortion, a pregnancy punctuated by several episodes of illnesses not elucidated by her mother until childbirth. Due to the lack of a technical platform, the infant was not taken care of.
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021

Jan 29, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Neonatal Screening for Sickel Cell Disease in Urban Areas with Limited Resources: Case of Kindu City, East of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Antoine Lufimbo Katawandja, Franck Nzengu-Lukusa, Donatien Kayembe Nzongola-Nkasu, Léon Tshilolo Muepu
Introduction: The Democratic Republic of Congo is the third most affected country in the world by sickle cell disease (SCD) after India and Nigeria. However, the available data on sickle cell disease in the DRC are piecemeal and do not reflect the current reality of the country. Conventional equipment recommended for neonatal screening for sickle cell disease (IEF, HPLC) is not available in Kindu. Currently, a simple, effective and affordable technique, the Sickel SCAN? Rapid Screenin...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021

Dec 14, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Non-Invasive Urine Sampling in Infants: A Review Paper

Michelle Pei Ling Chia, Intan Nor Chahaya Binti Shukor, Yee Chau Yen, Naganathan Kathiresan Pillai, Christina Gertrude Yap, Nowrozy Kamar Jahan
Good quality urine samples play a crucial role in establishing an early and accurate diagnosis of urinary tract infection in infants. Invasive methods are more reliable but cause pain and discomfort in infants as well as anxiety in clinicians and parents. The current available non-invasive methods are less efficient and produce low quality urine samples being less apprehensive in infants and parents. To date, no studies have been conducted in South East Asia, including Malaysia, to identify the ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.7, 2020

Nov 27, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Serum Ferritin and Iron Status of Mothers and Newborns in Lubumbashi in the DRC

A. Yaba, T. M. J. Ngwe, Y. N. Assumani, K. H. Tamubango, M. K. P. Kalenga, M. A. Mutombo, E. Ghini, O. S. Wembonyama, N. O. Luboya
Introduction: Ferritin is the primary form of intracellular iron storage. The serum concentration generally gives a faithful reflection of the level of iron reserves in the body. Hyperferritinemia is an early and specific marker of iron deficiency. Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional study with an analytical component was carried out in DR Congo in order to determine the reference values of serum ferritin for mother-newborn couples and to establish the link between these values in mothers...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.7, 2020

Dec 24, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Relationship of Prenatal Care to Poor Postnatal Outcomes in Infants Requiring Neurodevelopmental Assessment

Juniper J. Lee-Park, Trevor L. Valentine
Objectives: We aimed to determine whether complete lack of prenatal care (NPC: No Prenatal Care) is associated with social, as well as medical vul-nerability of the mother-infant dyad and how it affects neurodevelopmental outcomes in infants. Methods: Selected social determinants indicative of the family’s social vulnerability, including intrauterine drug exposure (IUDE) of the infant and child protective service (CPS) involvement
Open Access Library J.   Vol.6, 2019


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