Apr 26, 2021Open AccessArticle
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...
Dec 31, 2020Open AccessArticle
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...
Aug 18, 2020Open AccessArticle
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...
Mar 20, 2020Open AccessArticle
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...
Dec 23, 2019Open AccessArticle
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
Nov 15, 2019Open AccessArticle
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
Sep 26, 2018Open AccessArticle
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
May 14, 2018Open AccessArticle
Introduction: Sickle cell
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
Feb 11, 2018Open AccessArticle
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
Jan 17, 2018Open AccessArticle
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