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Apr 28, 2023Open    Access

Respiratory Distress Revealing Takayasu’s Disease: Case Report

Kaouthar Zerouati, Maria Rkain, Abdeladim Babakhoya
Takayasu’s arteritis is a chronic inflammatory, autoimmune, granulomatous disease of the aorta and its major branches, at their origin, resulting in dilatation, occlusion, stenosis and/or aneurysm formation of these arteries. The disease usually begins in adulthood but pediatric involvement is very rare and the diagnosis is late. We report the case of a 13-year-old child admitted for respiratory distress, whose detailed clinical examination and CT angiography confirmed the diagnosis.
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1110019


Mar 14, 2023Open    Access

Respiratory Distress in the Newborn: Experience of Pediatric Emergency Department

Kaoutar Danaoui, Widad Lahmini, Mounir Bourrous
The transition from fetal life to extrauterine life is accompanied by significant changes involving a need for adaptation. This leads to the admission of a large number of newborns in neonatal units. Currently, there is an increasing incidence of respiratory distress in all newborns admitted to Pediatric Emergency Departments. Through an analytical and descriptive retrospective study, carried out in the Pediatric Emergency department of the University Hospital Mohammed VI of Marrakesh, including...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109855


Jul 30, 2022Open    Access

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


Jan 25, 2022Open    Access

A Lesson Learned from a Rare Case of Missing Guide Wire

Ng Kwang How, Anwar Irawan Ruhani
Central venous catheterization via the Seldinger technique is a minimally invasive procedure which is increasingly and widely performed. It is associated with immediate and delayed complications which might cause significant morbidity and mortality. The retained guidewire is a rare, potentially serious but completely avoidable complication. We reported a 74-year-old gentleman who presented with upper gastrointestinal bleeding and was successfully resuscitated. Central venous catheterization was ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108334


Jan 20, 2021Open    Access

Outcomes and Relevant Factors Associated with Cardiac Dysfunction in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Yingrui Zhang, Hongxuan Zhang, Jun Li, Jianxiang Zhao, Han Chen, Jingqing Xu, Xiuling Shang, Rongguo Yu
Purpose: Cardiac dysfunction has been rarely reported in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study aimed to compare clinical outcomes in patients admitted in intensive care unit (ICU) with normal cardiac function versus cardiac dysfunction after TBI. Moreover, the association of risk factors and hospital mortality ICU or hospital length of stay was investigated. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted from December 2011 to April 2018 on TBI patients admitted without pre-existing...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107071


Jan 13, 2020Open    Access

Antihypertensive Effects of Total Gastrectomy on Spontaneous Hypertensive Rats

Naoki Hashimoto
Backgrounds: Total gastrectomy (TG) played an important role in DM im-provement after curative surgery for gastric cancer (W J Surgery 2014, 58, 451-0458). The aim of the present study was to establish the effects of TG on weight loss and cardiovascular (CV) parameters in spontaneous hypertensive rats (SHR). Methods: Male SHR rats were used in the present studies. Rats were randomly assigned to either total gastrectomy (TG) or sha
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Open Access Library J.   Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105994


Dec 27, 2019Open    Access

High Blood Pressure and Stroke in the City of Lubumbashi: Determinants and Socio-Demographic Characteristics, Case of the Rail Ways Company Hospital

Luhanga mulumbati Onesiphore, Ilunga Kandolo Simon, Kabamba wa Kabamba Christian, Sumba Chenge Louis, Kabyla Ilunga Benjamin, Kashindi Numbi Clément
Introduction: We conducted a cross-sectional study to describe the epide-miological and sociodemographic situation of stroke and high blood pres-sure at the Lubumbashi rail ways company hospital. Methodology: Our cross-sectional analytical study is spread over a period of one year, from January 1st to December 31st, 2018. The study population is the one having suffered from high blood pressure and stroke at the Lubumbashi railways
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Open Access Library J.   Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105985


Sep 12, 2019Open    Access

Epidemiology of Pediatric Medical Emergencies at the Kindu Reference General Hospital (HGRK): State of Affairs and Perspectives

Aime Abdala Kingwengwe, Aubin Kasongo Ndjadi, Patricia Mishika Lukusa, Paul Makinko Ilunga, Emery Kanyinda Ibeki, Patrick Amuri Kyanga, Taylor Amury Makuburi, Delors Mulikita Kitambo, Mick Shongo Pongombo, Gray Kanteng A Wakamb, Nsimbo Assumani, Ernest Kamavuako Nlandu, Etienne Shindano Mwamba, Oscar Luboya Numbi, Stanis Wembonyama Okitotsho
The management of pediatric medical emergencies is a focus of WHO’s strategy to reduce child and adolescent morbidity and mortality worldwide. It requires the synergy of several inputs including infrastructure, equipment and a sufficiently trained staff. The aim of our study was to present the epidemiological aspects of pediatric medical emergencies at Kindu General Reference Hospital in order to facilitate the projection of the a
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Open Access Library J.   Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105715


Jul 18, 2019Open    Access

Management of Traumatic Bile Leakage

Naoki Hashimoto
Major bile leak after blunt liver trauma (BLT) is rare but challenging. Data on endoscopic management of traumatic bile leaks are scare. We conducted a ret-rospective review to evaluate the role of Endoscopic retrograde cholangi-ography (ERCP) in the management of bile leaks following blunt abdominal trauma. In addition to a high grade injury, centrally-located liver injuries and initial TAE are also a significant risk factor for
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Open Access Library J.   Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105556


Nov 14, 2018Open    Access

Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Naoki Hashimoto
Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is occupied over 25% of bariatric procedures, which becomes the second most commonly performed bariatric procedure after RYGB. But incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) after SG was reported to be 6.5% - 40%. SG is regarded to induce or exacerbate GERD in general. Therefore preoperative manometry and GIF should be routinely per-formed. Patients with a lowe
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Open Access Library J.   Vol.5, 2018
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104987


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