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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


Oct 26, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Peripheral Facial Paralysis Post-Vaccination with COVID-19: About Two Cases Observed at the University Hospital of Conakry

Mohamed Lamine Condé, Souleymane Djigué Barry, Mohamed Lamine Touré, Mohamed Tafsir Diallo, Mouloukou Souleymane Doumbouya, Malé Doré, Idrissa Aissatou Camara, Laila Touré, Karinka Diawara, Namory Camara, Idrissa Doumbouya, Gnouma Sidibé, Mohamed Asmaouh Bangoura, Fodé Abass Cissé
Peripheral facial palsy (PFP) is a frequent symptom, dominated by idiopathic forms. Those of toxic origin are rare and poorly documented in the literature. We report the case of two patients with an abrupt onset and rapid resolution of PFP following COVID-19 vaccination. Case 1: Male patient, 45 years old, without any particular history benefited from a corticosteroid therapy (Predsone 1 mg/Kg/D for 10 days) and the evolution was favorable with a total recovery of the facial motricity at D21. Ca...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109332


Oct 18, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Factors Associated with the Recurrence of Waterborne Diseases in Children under Five in the Kemi Health Area, Lemba Health Zone, Kinshasa City

Jeannot Nkumbi Malu, Augustin Kadiata Bukasa, Aimé Munanga Kabasele, Nestor Ngoiyi Kankienza, Guy Mukendi Kalonji, Agnes Tudinange Badibake, Marcel Tshidibi Bukasa, Augustin Tshitadi Makangu
Introduction: Despite all the measures taken over the years, diarrhoeal diseases occur almost cyclically in certain parts of the country, including the provincial city of Kinshasa and especially the Lemba area. Because of its repeated exposure to the resurgence of diseases linked to poor hygiene practices such as diarrhoeal diseases, this area is a regular surveillance zone. The eradication of these diseases has so far been a major challenge because all the measures that have been taken have onl...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109155


Sep 19, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Link between COVID-19 and Substance Abuse among University Students

Edwin Kadima Wamukoya, Micky Olutende, David Kaniaru, Lilian Soibe, Maximilla Wanzala
The ongoing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed much systemic vulnerability to health care, the economy, and to the normal functioning of society worldwide. As a result of the accumulating stress, many young people find it difficult to cope with mounting pressure and revert to drug and substance abuse. There has been increased research on the impact COVID-19 had on the normal lives of people. However, studies of this effect on substance abuse among the youth are scarce. The objective of ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109034


Sep 16, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Analysis of Advertising Pieces of the Ministry of Health about Congenital Syphilis in the Light of Freire

Monica Motta Lino, Ana Eliza Rodrigues Machado, Olga Regina Zigelli Garcia, Ariane Thaise Frello Roque, Luiza Sheyla Evenni Porfírio Will Castro
Objective: Analyze advertisements about Congenital Syphilis produced by the Ministry of Health in the light of Freire. Method: Documentary research, whose search took place on the website of the Ministry of Health, Department of Chronic Conditions and Sexually Transmitted Infections, between February and March 2021. Thematic analysis of the selected pieces was carried out in the light of Freire. Results: Six campaigns were selected in their entirety with a focus on the topic of Congenital Syphil...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109133


Sep 14, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Intestinal Tuberculosis Revealed by Generalized Acute Peritonitis

Choukri El Mehdi, Fatima Zahra Bensardi, Khalid El Hattabi, Mounir Bouali, Abdelilah El Bakouri, Abdelaziz Fadil, Sara Nacer, Mohamed Tahiri, Fatima Zahra El Rhaoussi, Fouad Haddad, Wafaa Hliwa, Ahmed Bellabah, Wafaa Badre
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a worldwide problem. Intestinal TB (ITB) is a serious public health problem in developing countries and has been associated with significant morbidity and mortality. TB is challenging due to the lack of specific clinical and laboratory features. At present, a combination of clinical, endoscopic, radiological, and pathological features continues to be the key to diagnosing ITB. The surgical forms, in particular perforation, are mainly due to the delayed diagnostic. We re...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108982


Sep 13, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Sociodemographic and Anthropometric Profile of People Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Starting Treatment in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Lambert Omombo Losenga, Noella Makela Dikati, Berry Ikolango Bongenya, Thérèse Kasaka Ntumba, Grace Ipaya Booto, Rosalie Djamba Dembo, Stéphanie Mauwa Selenge, Jocelyn Ewuti Nonga, Candide About Kabamba, Marie-Thérèse Ayanne Safi Sombo, Guy Makila Mabe Bumoko, Erick Ntambwe Kamangu
Context: Since the transition to Dolutegravir (DTG) in 2019, several studies have been documented on People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and particularly in Kinshasa. Nevertheless, no study was found on the socio-demographic and anthropometric profile of PLHIV who start treatment in Kinshasa after 2019. Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the Sociodemographic and Anthropometric profile of People Living with HIV starting An...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109056


Aug 30, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Determinants of Low Use of Contraceptive Methods by Women of Childbearing Age in Mwene Ditu Town, DRC: A Cross-Sectional Study

Kabeya Theddy Kazadi, Tshisungu Benoit Beya, Ilunga Alphonsine Masengu, Tshibangu Damien Ilunga, Kabila Joseph Luboya
Introduction: Contraception is one of the interventions to reduce unwanted pregnancies, complications related to related abortions, and sometimes maternal deaths. However, in the town of Mwene-Ditu, the use of modern contraceptive methods remains low. Based on this, this study wanted to identify the determinants associated with low use and identify the most used contraceptive method. Methods: A cross-sectional analytical study was conducted in the City of Mwene-Ditu from March to July 2021. The ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109165


Aug 25, 2022Open    AccessArticle

Evolution of the Cure Rate of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Mbujimayi Case of the General Reference Hospital (HGR) Franciscan Sisters of Lukelenge, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kabeya Kalala Georges, Katuku Ciala Charles, Tshibangu Kandala Justin, Mukendi Ngeleka Lievin, Cimpangila Kalonji Roger, Kamwema Shamuana Roger, Mutombo Mukuta Erick, Ciamala Mukendi Paul, Kabala Muana Mbuyi David
A retrospective and descriptive cross-sectional study of tuberculosis patients treated at the General Reference Hospital (HGR) Franciscan Sisters of Lukelenge was carried out for the evolution of the healing rate of pulmonary tuberculosis over a period from 2010 to 2014. The cure rate varied from year to year; overall, this rate was 80.2%. It was 73.9% in 2010, 80% in 2011, 84.2% in 2012, 82.8% in 2013 and 80% in 2014. The male sex was the most affected with 58.5%. 72.6% of cases were secondary ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109146


Aug 25, 2022Open    AccessArticle

The Significant Risk Factor for Chronic Disease in Benghazi, Libya

Hana A. Habib Saad, Nazik. M. Ali Hamad, Nuri H. Salem Badi, Wedad Abdullah, Asma Abdalkader, Ahlam A. Ahmed, Naaima Muftah
Chronic disease has been around as long as humans. But now, in most industrialized nations and in many developing countries, they predominate among the leading causes of death. For many years’ public health practitioners have recognized the increasing burden of chronic illness. In general, the disease is defined as a pathological process, most often physical as in throat infection, or cancer of the bronchus, sometimes undetermined in origin, as in schizophrenia. The quality which identifies dise...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109128


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