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Jul 19, 2023Open    Access

Diagnosis and Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder and Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease in Ghana: The St Joseph Hospital, Koforidua in Focus

Ahmed Danquah, Obed Asirifi Kankam, Kadir Abdul Daniyalo
There is not enough literature on diagnosis and management of alcohol use disorder and alcohol-associated liver diseases in Ghana. This study aimed at reviewing the diagnosis and management of Alcohol Use Disorder and Alcohol-associated Liver Diseases in accordance with the 2019 Practice Guidance from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines short version draft (2017). The study was conducted at the St Joseph Ho...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1110163


May 30, 2023Open    Access

Colorectal Cancer in Morocco: Is There a Correlation between the Epidemiological and Anatomopathological Profile and the RAS Status?

Imane Ait Kaikai, Meriem Belhouari, Hind Mchanter, Mouna Bourhafour, Tarik Chekrine, Zineb Bouchbika, Nadia Benchakroun, Hassan Jouhadi, Souha Sahraoui, Meriem Regragui, Samira Benayad, Mehdi Karkouri, Karima Bendahhou, Nezha Tawfiq
Introduction: Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in Morocco. The profile of patients according to RAS status has been the subject of few studies in Morocco. The objective of our study is to evaluate the epidemiological, anatomopathological and molecular parameters of a Moroccan population according to RAS status and to search for a possible correlation between the latter and the RAS mutation. Material and Methods: This is a cross-sectional study conducted at the Mohamed VI Center ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1110050


May 04, 2023Open    Access

Mysterious Case of Severe Acute Hepatitis Affecting Children: About 3 Cases

Sara Anane, Aziza El Ouali, Abdeladim Babakhouya, Ayad Ghanam, Maria Rkain
Severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin was reported for the first time among children in many countries or regions worldwide. This article describes the first Moroccan cases of severe acute hepatitis admitted for cholestasis jaundice. The biological assessment revealed significantly hepatic cytolysis for our three cases. The viral hepatic serology was negative and the autoimmunity assessment was unremarkable. The cause of this inflammation of the liver is not yet known. The aim of this manuscr...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1109996


Apr 21, 2023Open    Access

Effect of Bile Duct Flushing on Reducing the Residue of Common Bile Duct Stones

Liang Ye, Yunze Li, Huaiyang Cai
Background: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a common procedure for common bile duct (CBD) stones, because it is known to cause residual stones. Although saline irrigation has been used to reduce residual CBD stones after ERCP, the relevant evidence on the effectiveness of irrigation volume is still unclear. Methods: This prospective trial study was performed at the Department of Gastroenterology, Liuzhou People Hospital affiliated Guangxi Medical University between 2017 ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1110037


Jul 28, 2022Open    Access

Acute Mesenteric Thrombosis in COVID-19: A Case Report

Sakit Fouad, Krimou Hicham, Errabi Nizar, Cisse Mohammed, El Kaoukabi Abdessamad, Belhamidi Said, Zinbi Ali, Zainoun Brahim, Menfaa Mohammed, Hasbi Samir, Choho Abdelkarim
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with a high incidence of thromboembolic events. Patients with severe form have a higher risk as well as those with embolic factors (high age, obesity, diabetes, etc.). Acute mesenteric thrombosis is among the complications to be feared during this pandemic even in patients who do not have embologenic factors. The objective of this study is to discuss and understand the mechanism of occurrence of acute mesenteric thrombosis during COVID-19 infection. The ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108949


May 27, 2022Open    Access

Quality of Life and Associated Factors in Patients Infected with Hepatitis B and C Virus in a Moroccan Region: A Cross-Sectional Study

Diagne Bineta Jho, Abid Hakima, Ibtissam El Harch, Soumaya Benmaamar, Bourkhime Hind, Bahra Nassiba, Baldé Mamadou Saliou, Condé Passy, Nada Otmani, Mohammed El Abkari, Mohamed Amine Berraho, Nabil Tachfouti, Samira El Fakir
Introduction: Hepatitis B or C virus infection is one of the most common liver infections leading to altered health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients. The goal of this study was to assess the quality of life of patients infected with hepatitis B or C virus and to determine the factors that might be associated with worse outcomes. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in patients aged 18 years and over followed on an outpatient basis at the teaching hospital Hassan II in Fez fo...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108781


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


Dec 15, 2021Open    Access

Newly Discovered Rope Worm Infections: First Case Report in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Ali Sher, Saif A. Latif
Rope worms are anaerobic worms that were discovered in 2009 during the cleansing of the colon by coffee or cleansing enemas. They are rope-like meter-long intestinal parasites and look like twisted fibres of rope attached to the intestinal wall. Thousands of people have passed the rope worms in their stool all over the world. Aim: This study aimed to find the cause of intestinal blockage by the worm passing in stool, identify them and treat the patient. Morphology: The rope worms look like a rop...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1108196


Aug 19, 2021Open    Access

Prematurity: Epidemiological Profile and Risk Factors for Prematurity at the CHU Marrakech

Fatima Zahra Mouad, Fatiha Bennaoui, Nadia El Idrissi Slitine, Fadl Mrabih Rabou Maoulainine
Prematurity is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. Objective: To study the epidemiological aspects and the etiological factors of prematurity. Material and Methods: A retrospective study about the newborn with prematurity and hospitalized in the neonatal and neonatal resuscitation department of the Mohammed VI university hospital during the period was from January 2019 to December 2019. Results: 585 newborns were collected including 110 premature newborns (18.8%). The average ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107530


May 13, 2021Open    Access

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Secondary to Varicella Zoster with Acute Liver Failure

Satesh Ramasundram, Chong Kah Kian
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is an aggressive and life threatening syndrome of excessive immune activation. This condition can be inherited or secondary to other diseases. The therapeutic success is directly related to the rapid diagnosis with the patient who have high clinical suspicious index such as febrile illness with cytopenia, liver enzyme derangement, raised serum ferritin and low fibrinogen levels. Infection is a common trigger both in those with a genetic predisposition and...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.8, 2021
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1107367


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