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Apr 26, 2021Open    AccessArticle

Prevalence and Associated Factors of Hypertension among Adults living in the City of Bandundu, Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study

Ferdinand Mukoso Ngakieb, Aliocha Nkodila Natuhoyila, Francois Lepira Bompeka, Pascal Bayauli, Yves Lubenga, Benjamin Kingama Munsi, Joseph Shambo Bakali, Tresor Ndongala Nsusu, Zéphirin Kamuanga, Oscar Nsu’kier Kolenziame, Philippe Lukanu Ngwala, Jean René M’Buyamba Kabangu, Benjamin Longo Mbenza
Background and Aim: In limited resource settings, reliable epidemiological data generated from hypertension high risk geographical areas or people is a prerequisite for the planning of proven and effective interventions. The aim of the present survey was to assess the prevalence, awareness, control and factors associated with hypertension in adults living in the port City of Bandundu, located in the southwestern part of DRC. Methods: a cross-sectional survey using a modified WHO STEPwise questio...
Open Access Library J. Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107303


Dec 31, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Study on the Incidence of Stroke-Related Sarcopenia in Hospitalized Male Patients

Guang Liu, Chongwen Zheng, Donghao Zhou
Objective To observe and analyze the incidence of sarcopenia in male patients with stroke-related sarcopenia. Methods From June 2018 to June 2019, the muscle mass of 45 patients who had recovered from stroke, who underwent DXA testing at Linyi People’s Hospital during the period from June 2018 to June 2019. During the same period, 50 healthy subjects served as the control group to explore the muscles of stroke patients. Results The incidence of stroke-related sarcopenia was higher. The SMI, grip...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107009


Aug 18, 2020Open    AccessArticle

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
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106338


Mar 20, 2020Open    AccessArticle

The Impact of Risk Factors Reduction Scenarios on Hospital Admissions, Disability-Adjusted Life Years and the Hospitalisation Cost of Cardiovascular Disease in Thailand

Rungkarn Inthavong, Khaled Khatab, Malcolm Whitfield, Karen Collins, Mubarak Ismail, Maruf Raheem
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is considered to be one of the leading health issues in Thailand. CVD not only contributes to an increase in the number of hospital admissions year by year but also impacts on the rising health care expenditure for the treatment and long-term care of CVD patients. Therefore, this study is aimed at examining the impacts of risk reduction strategies on the number of CVD hospital admissions, Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) and the costs of hospitalisation. To est...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106160


Dec 23, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Prevalence, Awareness and Control of High Blood Pressure in a Semi-Urban Area of Cameroon: An Analysis of May Measurement Month 2019 Screening Results

Dieudonne Danwe, Sylvie Ndongo Amougou, Alida Tchamba Choumi, Christian Ngongang Ouankou, Lionel Armel Bala, Patrick Soume Adala, Daniel Lemogoum
Background: High blood pressure (HBP) is a global health crisis. More than one billion people in the world suffer from HBP and most of them live in low and middle income countries where the prevalence is increasing. Un-awareness, low treatment and control rates are the main barriers to the fight against this disease and the associated cardiovascular disease risk. Aims: To highlight the importance of measuring blood pressure and id
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Open Access Library J. Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105955


Nov 15, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Clinical Profile and Etiologies of Heart Failure at the Regional University Hospital Centre of Ouahigouya

Joel Bamouni, Salam Ouédraogo, Edgar W. Ouédraogo, Nongoba Sawadogo, Dangwé Temoua Naibe, Dakaboué Germain Mandi, Hervé W. P. Kaboré, Patrice Zabsonré
Introduction: Heart failure is a public health concern nowadays. It is the possible outcome of any cardiovascular pathology during its evolution. It is therefore one of the main causes of hospitalization but also of the death of these patients. Objective: The objective of our study was to describe the clinical profile and etiologies of acute heart failure at the Regional University Hospital Centre of Ouahigouya. Methods and Patien
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Open Access Library J. Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105876


Sep 26, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Long-Term Re-Admission after Hospital Discharge in Patients Admitted with Acute Heart Failure: The Prognostic Value of the Six-Minute Walk Test Distance

Dakaboué Germain Mandi, Dangwé Temoua Naibé, Joel Bamouni, Rélwendé Aristide Yaméogo, Yibar Kambiré, Koudougou Jonas Kologo, Georges Rosario Christian Millogo, Nobila Valentin Yaméogo, Anna Thiam Tall, Patrice Zabsonré
Background: We sought the value of the six-minute walk test distance in predicting re-admission in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) in the department of cardiology, Yalgado Ouédraogo University Hospital, Ouaga-dougou, Burkina Faso. Methods: We did a prospective observational study in patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure and who underwent a 6-minute walk test (6-MWT) at their discharge from hospital
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Open Access Library J. Vol.5, 2018
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104841


May 14, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Topic: Echocardiographic Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic and Diastolic Function in Nigerians with Sickle Cell Disease

Hadiza Saidu, Abdulwahab Kabir, Jamila A. Yau, Ahmad M. Yakasai, Umar Abdullahi, Aisha M. Nalado, Baba Maiyaki Musa
Introduction: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is chronic, inherited haemoglobin disorder, associated with chronic tissue ischemia which may adversely affect any organ system. Chronic anaemia in SCD results in cardiac chamber dilatation with compensatory increase in left ventricular mass and varying degree of diastolic dysfunction that has been a strong independent predictor of mortality in patients with SCD. There is pau
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Open Access Library J. Vol.5, 2018
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104527


Feb 11, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Mercury versus Oscillometric Device in Measuring Blood Pressure in Elderly: Which Is Authentic?

Vathulan Sujanitha, Thirunavukarasu Kumanan, Mahesan Guruparan, Thavakularatnam Inthuja
Aim: To compare the systolic and diastolic blood pressure in both arms in elderly patients by mercury sphygmomanometer and oscillometric recorders adopting standard practice of measuring blood pressure. Materials and methods: It is a cross sectional study done in 204 elderly patients aged more than 60 years over a period of two months at teaching hospital, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Blood pressure was
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Open Access Library J. Vol.5, 2018
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104353


Jan 17, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Assessment of Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure in Yalgado Ouédraogo University Hospital of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

Koudougou Jonas Kologo, Georges Rosario Christian Millogo, Anna Thiam Tall, Théodore Boro, Georges Kinda, Yibar Kambiré, Yaya Barro, Laurent Sia, Hermann E. Adoko, Robert Natama, Jean Baptiste Tougma, André K. Samadoulougou, Patrice Zabsonré
Objective: Our study aimed at assessing the quality of life (QoL) of patients treated for chronic heart failure (HF), and analyzing the impact of certain factors on that QoL, in the cardiology department of Yalgado Ouédraogo University Hospital of Ouagadougou. Means and Method: It was a descriptive cross-sectional study, performed over a six-month period from May to October 2016. In the study, patients with age over 18 years were
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Open Access Library J. Vol.5, 2018
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104252


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